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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Friday, December 7, 1979

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,986
Across
1
Musical Lerner : ALAN
5
Nibble : GNAW
9
Alternative in a Poe tale : PIT
12
Site for an earbob : LOBE
13
"Le Penseur" sculptor : RODIN
15
Phnom ___, Cambodia : PENH
16
They will be themselves, proverbially : BOYS
17
Town in a Hersey tale : ADANO
18
___ en point (heraldic term) : ENTE
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Clear up a clog : UNSTOP
21
Pygmalion's beloved : GALATEA
23
Old TV series featuring the voice of Ann Sothern : MYMOTHERTHECAR
26
Lorelei's haunts : RHINE
27
Cheap cigar : STOGIE
29
Part of the N.F.L. : AFC
32
Santa's reindeer, e.g. : OCTAD
34
Mystic's card : TAROT
35
Brooklyn Dodger pitcher : LOES
37
Meal of matzoh, bitter herbs, etc. : SEDER
39
"G.W.T.W." locale : TARA
40
Billing period : MONTH
42
Ascended : RISEN
44
Readings for eds. : MSS
45
Asian language group : ALTAIC
47
Works on the docks : LADES
49
Smollett's workhouse lad : HUMPHRYCLINKER
54
Venture verbally : DARESAY
55
Panay seaport : ILOILO
56
Emerald Isle : ERIN
57
Greek music hall : ODEON
60
___-podrida : OLLA
61
Sweet drinks : ADES
62
Author of "A Lonely Rage" : SEALE
63
Besought : PLED
64
One of Ghent's rivers : LYS
65
Was sorry : RUED
66
Without : SANS
Down
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Scrapbook, e.g. : ALBUM
2
Bonkers : LOONY
3
Bottomless pit : ABYSM
4
Wise old Greek : NESTOR
5
Draftsman's skill : GRAPHICS
6
Affirmative gesture : NOD
7
Political org. : ADA
8
Football formation : WINGT
9
Magician's star : PENTAGRAM
10
Woody Allen film : INTERIORS
11
"Take ___ Train," jazz favorite : THEA
14
___ ark : NOAHS
15
Seaman's outerwear : PEACOAT
20
Holy Roman emperor : OTHO
22
Lithuanian's relative : LETT
24
Put into the diary : ENTER
25
On a moment's notice : READILY
28
Greek vowels : ETAS
29
Girl in a 1910 song : ALMA
30
Brash and rash : FOOLHARDY
31
Tenths of millenniums : CENTURIES
33
Cul-___ : DESAC
36
Pollen bearers : STAMENS
38
Grounded, as a jet : REDLINED
41
Haunches : HIPS
43
Simon or Diamond : NEIL
46
Vast disarray : CHAOS
48
Emulates Paul Pry : SNOOPS
50
Golfing cup : RYDER
51
"To ___ Mockingbird" : KILLA
52
Burstyn : ELLEN
53
Map lines : ROADS
54
Fair or square follower : DEAL
58
___ de vie : EAU
59
Grand ___ Opry : OLE

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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