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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Monday, March 1, 1976

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 Down
1. Court-imposed penalty : AMERCEMENT
11. Humorist Ogden : NASH
15. Orgy : SATURNALIA
16. Eight: Prefix : OCTO
17. Hepburn-O'Toole film : THELIONINWINTER
19. Rabbits' relatives : HARES
20. Pods : SEEDCASES
21. Sea bird : ERN
22. Take away : REMOVE
23. Fallow deers : DAIMS
26. Petroleum gases : ETHYLENES
29. Down-under soldier : ANZAC
30. Article : THE
31. "___ Right of Way" : YIELD
32. Haw's partner : HEM
33. Sew : BASTE
38. Sixth sense : ESP
39. ___ chance (muffed) : BLEWA
40. Certain typewriters and TV sets : PORTABLES
46. Flavor : SAPOR
47. Melodic : ARIOSO
48. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
49. Affected : UNNATURAL
53. Prefix for comic or comedy : SERIO
55. Hapless victim : SACRIFICIALLAMB
57. Molecule component : ATOM
58. Is perfectly suitable : FITSTOATEE
59. Camera part : LENS
60. Excusers from court dates : ESSOIGNERS
1. " . . . but the night is as clear ___" : ASTHEDAY
2. Hindu princess : MAHARANI
3. Perpetuate : ETERNIZE
4. Golden or slide : RULE
5. Screams: Fr. : CRIS
6. Wine: Prefix : ENO
7. Furnishes a crew : MANS
8. Author Wiesel : ELIE
9. Cat-o'-___-tails : NINE
10. Gaudy : TAWDRY
11. " . . . if thou hast ___ to be know by . . . " : NONAME
12. Takes measures : ACTSON
13. Stow, as in a ship's hold : STEEVE
14. Trotters and pacers, e.g. : HORSES
18. Reykjavik's country: Abbr. : ICEL
24. ___ de mer : MAL
25. Relative of a Ph.D. : SCD
26. Miss Merman : ETHEL
27. "___ are the times . . . " : THESE
28. Rope fibers : HEMPS
33. Shot pellets : BBS
34. ___ carte : ALA
35. "___ but equal" : SEPARATE
36. Double-crosser : TWOTIMER
37. Places for piercings : EARLOBES
40. Of a temporary stop : PAUSAL
41. Elaborately decorated : ORNATE
42. Valley, in the Southwest : RINCON
43. "A Farewell ___" : TOARMS
44. Italian wine center : ASTI
45. Comic opera : BOUFFE
50. Journalist Jacob : RIIS
51. N.T. book : ACTS
52. Threadbare, in Italy : LISO
53. Plod heavily : SLOG
54. Enthusiasm : ELAN
56. Philippine native : ATI

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

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