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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Monday, March 1, 1976

12-Down : Takes measures

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.73, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 109, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,697
Across
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Court-imposed penalty : AMERCEMENT
11
Humorist Ogden : NASH
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Orgy : SATURNALIA
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Eight: Prefix : OCTO
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Hepburn-O'Toole film : THELIONINWINTER
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Rabbits' relatives : HARES
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Pods : SEEDCASES
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Sea bird : ERN
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Take away : REMOVE
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Fallow deers : DAIMS
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Petroleum gases : ETHYLENES
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Down-under soldier : ANZAC
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Article : THE
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"___ Right of Way" : YIELD
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Haw's partner : HEM
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Sew : BASTE
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Sixth sense : ESP
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___ chance (muffed) : BLEWA
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Certain typewriters and TV sets : PORTABLES
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Flavor : SAPOR
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Melodic : ARIOSO
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Affected : UNNATURAL
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Prefix for comic or comedy : SERIO
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Hapless victim : SACRIFICIALLAMB
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Molecule component : ATOM
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Is perfectly suitable : FITSTOATEE
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Camera part : LENS
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Excusers from court dates : ESSOIGNERS
Down
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" ... but the night is as clear ___" : ASTHEDAY
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Hindu princess : MAHARANI
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Perpetuate : ETERNIZE
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Golden or slide : RULE
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Screams: Fr. : CRIS
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Wine: Prefix : ENO
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Furnishes a crew : MANS
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Author Wiesel : ELIE
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Cat-o'-___-tails : NINE
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Gaudy : TAWDRY
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" ... if thou hast ___ to be know by ... " : NONAME
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Takes measures : ACTSON
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Stow, as in a ship's hold : STEEVE
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Trotters and pacers, e.g. : HORSES
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Reykjavik's country: Abbr. : ICEL
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___ de mer : MAL
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Relative of a Ph.D. : SCD
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Miss Merman : ETHEL
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"___ are the times ... " : THESE
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Rope fibers : HEMPS
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Shot pellets : BBS
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___ carte : ALA
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"___ but equal" : SEPARATE
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Double-crosser : TWOTIMER
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Places for piercings : EARLOBES
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Of a temporary stop : PAUSAL
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Elaborately decorated : ORNATE
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Valley, in the Southwest : RINCON
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"A Farewell ___" : TOARMS
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Italian wine center : ASTI
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Comic opera : BOUFFE
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Journalist Jacob : RIIS
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N.T. book : ACTS
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Threadbare, in Italy : LISO
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Plod heavily : SLOG
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Enthusiasm : ELAN
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Philippine native : ATI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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