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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

TURNING PHRASES

New York Times, Sunday, February 12, 1978

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 703 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,410
Across
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Rose essence : ATTAR
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Hermit or Alaska king : CRAB
10
Prefix with fix : PRE
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Seal : SIGNET
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In : ATHOME
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Pious frauds : PHARISEES
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Lobster ___ : CREOLE
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Chianti's morning-after legacy : THEWRATHOFGRAPES
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Shake-roll connection : RATTLE
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Tenor role in "The Snow Maiden" : LEL
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Resourceful : ADROIT
28
Coronation of June 2, 1953 : DAYFORAQUEEN
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French cordial flavoring : ANIS
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Formerly : ONCE
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Last year's jrs. : SRS
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Eagerly awaiting : ATIP
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Yegg's target : SAFE
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Anterooms : FOYERS
38
Judge's seat : BANC
40
Hua's predecessor : MAO
43
Turn out : ENDUP
45
Scandinavian's idols : GODSOFTHELAPP
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Get on : BOARD
52
Love affair : MATTEROFTHEHEART
55
Hit a high fly : LOFTED
56
Feminists' bill : ERA
57
Kind of pity : SELF
58
British knight : EDEN
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Norwegian composer : OLSEN
60
Nobelist in Literature: 1957 : CAMUS
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Prophecy of a sort : DOOM
64
Salt Lake City team : UTES
67
Wilde was one : WIT
68
Irascible : CHOLERIC
71
Of yore : AGO
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Morsels : ORTS
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Lehar opus: 1911 : EVA
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Pecking wood, e.g. : HABITOFCREATURE
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Cheer : RAH
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Schism : RIFT
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Ayesha : SHE
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Smith and Jones : SURNAMES
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Singular : ONE
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At a distance : AFAR
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Shankar : RAVI
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Conquerors of matter : MINDS
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Ex ___ (one-sided) : PARTE
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City on the Dvina : RIGA
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Trig function : SINE
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A.F.L.'s complement : CIO
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Oscar winner: 1942 : GARSON
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Chekhov : ANTON
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Up on one's vocabulary : WISETOTHEWORD
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Guzzle : QUAFF
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Wee hour : IAM
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Observed : SEEN
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City once called Pig's Eye : STPAUL
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Numerical prefix : OCTA
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New World: Abbr. : AMER
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Hole puncher : AWL
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Sun: Prefix : HELI
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Inn unit : ROOM
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Puts on guard : ALERTS
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W.W. II vessel : MTB
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Familiar with : USEDTO
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Citation at ophiology convention? : SERPENTOFTHEYEAR
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London's Haymarket, e.g. : RIALTO
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Extends : PROTRACTS
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In a senectuous way : AGEDLY
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Relaxing : ATREST
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Plant : SOW
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Social-athletic org. : YMHA
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Curtis and Perkins : TONYS
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Greek Minerva : ATHENA
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Office routine : THELIFEOFSTAFF
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Haul : TOW
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Hog plum of India : AMRA
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Peruse : READ
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Handpicked : CHOICE
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Roof beam : RAFTER
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Dispute: Abbr. : ARG
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Avifauna : BIRDS
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Famed diarist : PEPYS
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Hesperus's undoing : REEF
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He, in Genoa : ESSO
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Withdrawn at Belmont : SCRATCHED
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Thief of Baghdad, e.g. : IRAQI
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Costume : GETUP
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Sol or ela : NOTE
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She, in Marseille : ELLE
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High schooler : TEEN
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Rand's "___ Shrugged" : ATLAS
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Like a $3 bill : PHONY
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River to the Moselle : SAAR
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March : TROOP
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___ gamut (ranged) : RANTHE
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Group of 100 : SENATE
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Elmer of the comics : FUDD
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N.C.O. : SGT
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Hit show: Slang : BOFFO
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Stern : AFT
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Bleat : MAA
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Showery mo. : APR
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Elect : OPT
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Saturate : DRENCH
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Vowels or whirlwinds : OES
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Stowe novel : DRED
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Unaccompanied : SOLO
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"Woe," to Caesar : EHEU
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Slowly, in music : LENTO
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Where Sucre is : BOLIVIA
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More farinaceous : MEALIER
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Helmet of old : ARMET
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Bull: Prefix : TAURO
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Frown : LOWER
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Irish seaport : COBH
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Wife of Thor : SIF
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Pilotless aircraft : MATADOR
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Line fluffs in "All's Well" : ERRORSOFCOMEDY
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Famed suffragist : STANTON
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Owns : HAS
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Syringe amts. : CCS
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Tragacanths : GUMS
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Pay dirt : ORE
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Luster : SHEEN
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Grog : RUM
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Conductor Leinsdorf : ERICH
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Broadway hit : ANNIE
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Sevilla's land : ESPANA
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Late: Sp. : TARDE
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River of Orange Free State : RIET
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Very pale : ASHEN
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Opinion : VIEW
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Dope : INFO
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"___ art's sake" : ARTFOR
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Shrub of beet family : GOOSEFOOT
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___ fashion (haphazardly) : AFTERA
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Corn unit : EAR
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Caesar's conquest : GAUL
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Trinidad's loc. : BWI
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Inlet : RIA
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Doctrine : ISM
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Tea, in Toulon : THE
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Six-pointers: Abbr. : TDS
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Riding whip : QUIRT
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Roof covering : THATCH
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Jai alai ball : PELOTA
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Hebrew letters : ALEFS
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Bottom lines : TOTALS
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Recess for holding vestments : AMBRY
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Confuse : ADDLE
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Groves on prairies : MOTTS
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Sign symbol : ARROW
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Rivaled Niobe : WEPT
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Suspicious : LEERY
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Caspian feeder : KURA
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"Lord, ___ I?": Matt. 26:22 : ISIT
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In proximity : NEAR
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Recipe amts. : TSPS
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Protagonist : HERO
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Which or who : THAT
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Utah's lily : SEGO
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Thai river : NAM
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Itch : YEN

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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