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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Friday, February 2, 1979

55-Across : Statement defied by this puzzle

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,678
Across
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Queued up : AROW
5
Anne Brontë's "___ Grey" : AGNES
10
Glaswegian : SCOT
14
Painter Joan : MIRO
15
Lip : CHEEK
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Ann or May : CAPE
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Tevye's musing : IFIWEREARICHMAN
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Highway warning : SLO
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Drysdale of diamond fame : DON
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Saroyan's "My ___ Is Aram" : NAME
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Leaders of Jutes who invaded Britain : HENGISTANDHORSA
29
Provisos : IFS
30
High schooler : TEEN
31
Followers of ens : OES
32
With magnanimity : NOBLY
35
Alas! : AHME
36
Ilk : SORT
37
Indignant : IRED
38
Coleridge's "gentle thing" : SLEEP
39
Wood knot : KNAR
40
Famous reply to Nazis: Dec. 1944 : NUTS
41
Inter ___ : ALIA
42
Nightclub, for short : DISCO
43
Raw material : ORE
44
"Roots" star on TV : AMOS
45
Marvin or Trevino : LEE
46
Movie directed by Sinatra : NONEBUTTHEBRAVE
52
Sockdolager : ONER
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Singer Sumac : YMA
54
Atlantic catch : COD
55
Statement defied by this puzzle : NOIFSANDSORBUTS
60
Cathedral town in Italy : ATRI
61
Ending for rend or vend : ITION
62
To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
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Scrooge, for short : EBEN
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Nitid : SHINY
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Artificial fishing fly : HERL
Down
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Followers of Jacob Amman : AMISH
2
M-1, e.g. : RIFLE
3
Pursuer of the Pleiades : ORION
4
"Holy mackerel!" : WOW
5
Puzzle heading : ACROSS
6
Port in NW Belgium : GHENT
7
Teachers' org. : NEA
8
Suffix with racket or rocket : EER
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Superficial : SKINDEEP
10
Lunkhead : SCHMO
11
Former German protectorate in Africa : CAMEROONS
12
___-Locka, Florida : OPA
13
KO count : TEN
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Uplift : EDIFY
19
Songwriter Sammy : CAHN
24
Embellishes : GILDS
25
One "with no invisible means of support": Sheen : ATHEIST
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Ancient Greek valley : NEMEA
27
Ice pinnacle : SERAC
28
Player under a dome : ASTRO
32
Silk voile : NINON
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Bolivian city : ORURO
34
Bugbear : BETENOIRE
35
Distribute : ALLOT
36
Killy, e.g. : SKIER
38
Japanese warriors : SAMURAIS
42
Shut out : DEBAR
44
Fortas and Ribicoff : ABES
45
Like 51 Down? : LEMONY
47
After all: Fr. : ENFIN
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Chinese green tea : HYSON
49
Perspicacious : ACUTE
50
Person sued by candidates : VOTER
51
Detroit dud : EDSEL
55
Dundee denial : NAE
56
Wagering initials in N.Y.C. : OTB
57
___ degree : NTH
58
Twice CCLI : DII
59
Humbug's companion : BAH

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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