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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Wednesday, December 7, 1977

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 101, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,343
Across
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Certainly didn't emote : UNDERACTED
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Distaff links org. : LPGA
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Wimbledon champ: 1959, 1960, 1964 : MARIABUENO
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Cheap magazine material : PULP
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Illusory : PHANTASMAL
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Hog feed : SLOP
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Partner of hem or hee : HAW
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Otherwise : ELSE
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On the: It. : SUL
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Richard and Preacher : ROES
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Vandalize, in a way : DEFACE
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Unseld of the N.B.A. : WES
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Long Island or Puget: Abbr. : SND
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Takes down a peg : DEMOTES
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Fire dept. device : EXT
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"Star Trek" craft : ENTERPRISE
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Sudden outburst : SPATE
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Marine flier : ERN
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"He arose, and ___ the Philistines" : SMOTE
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The "vast wasteland" : TELEVISION
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Browning's "___ Bratts" : NED
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Menlo Park family : EDISONS
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Former Mideast initials : UAR
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Grads-to-be: Abbr. : SRS
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Gets the soap out : RINSES
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Whale : CETE
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Underpinning : LEG
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Deity at Thebes: Var. : AMUN
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New Deal agcy. : WPA
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Japanese type of purse : INRO
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Feminists' goal : LIBERATION
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Plant modified by environment : ECAD
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Reparations : ATONEMENTS
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Santa ___ (Holy See) : SEDE
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Outboxed boxer's memento : BOTTLENOSE
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Skeptic's sound : UMPH
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Okinawa's capital : NAHA
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Stalemate : DRAW
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German article : EIN
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They appraise : RATERS
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Seafood dish : ABALONE
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Ornery quality : CUSSEDNESS
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Serbian river to the Danube : TEMES
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Queen Sofia's predecessor : ENA
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Pain-intensity unit : DOL
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33? r.p.m. records : LPS
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Heartbeats : PULSATIONS
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Richard III's dukedom : GLOUCESTER
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Pips : APPLESEEDS
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"___ Alte" (Adenauer) : DER
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Persian and Byzantine: Abbr. : EMPS
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Create : FORM
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Some winds : WESTERLIES
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Self-interest or fitness : EXPEDIENCE
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Scene of a turning point in W.W. II : STALINGRAD
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Dramatic outcome : DENOUEMENT
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Hardy heroine : TESS
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Bacchanalian cry : EVOE
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Election victors : INS
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Au ___ (unadorned) : NATUREL
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Change a title : RENAME
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Discoverer of North American mainland : CABOT
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Skid-row denizen : WINO
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Kitchenware : POTS
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Character in "As I Lay Dying" : ANSE
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Literary work : ODE
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Research center : LAB
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Modernizer of Japan : ITO
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Decadal number : TEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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