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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

LOOK B-4 U SOLVE

New York Times, Sunday, March 1, 1981

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { Q X Z }
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,436
Across
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Sunbeams : SHAFTS
7
Footnote note : IDEM
11
Rip off : ROB
14
Soliloquy opening : 2BOR
18
___ Avon (Anthony Eden) : EARLOF
19
Doris Day hit: 1956 : KSERASERA
21
A language spoken in Arizona : HOPI
22
Early rock-'n'-roll favorite : CULATERALLIGATOR
24
Was beholden to : OWED
25
Walk laboriously : SLOG
26
Nessen or Ziegler : RON
27
Village in Nièvre Department, France : TANNAY
28
Submachine guns : STENS
29
Mediterranean ketches : SAICS
31
Win by ___ : ANECK
32
Popular screen android : R2D2
33
Play by William Gibson : 24THECSAW
37
Winnie of fiction : THEPOOH
40
French sailors : MARINS
41
Unspecified number : SOME
44
Hawaiian mackerels : ONOS
45
Grass genus : AIRA
49
Marry in haste : ELOPE
50
Cross on the red : JWALK
52
More cuckoo : LOONIER
54
Cod catcher : NET
55
Xanadu's river : ALPH
58
Pat Boone hit: 1957 : YBABYY
61
Ford boo-boo : EDSEL
62
Glacial block : SERAC
64
City near Brussels : ALOST
65
Spanish export : OLIVE
66
Farm vehicle, for short : TRAC
70
"___ the time . . . " : NOWIS
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Donkey serenade? : BRAYS
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"So ___ to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy . . . ": Kipling : ERES
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Family of composers : BACHS
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Actress Lilia : SKALA
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Loosen, in a way : UNPIN
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Negative particle : ANION
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Like heavy fog : PSOUPY
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Crème ___ crème : DELA
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"___ e Leandro," Mancinelli opera : ERO
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Upper edge of a ship's side : GUNWALE
90
Freshen : RENEW
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"___ Rain?": 1937 song : WASIT
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Skewer : SPIT
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Official proceedings : ACTA
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Clockmaker Thomas : SETH
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Deli purchase : SALAMI
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Youth lodgings : HOSTELS
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Poor alternative to the Devil : DEEPBLUEC
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Normandy city : CAEN
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Battle site: 394 B.C. : NEMEA
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Soprano Rosa : RAISA
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Singer Tucker : TANYA
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Shallows : LAGOON
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Theologian who opposed Luther : ECK
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Hideout : NEST
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To join, in Nancy : UNIR
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Nursery-rhyme line : HECALLED4HISPIPE
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Garment for Pavlova : TUTU
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Tie-breaking periods : OVERTIMES
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Actor Tommy : NOONAN
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Leaf through : SCAN
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Visitors to a U.S.O. center : GIS
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Clumsy vessel : SCOW
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Hotel populace : GUESTS
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Jiffies : SECS
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The loot : HAUL
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Woody's son : ARLO
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The Santa Maria, e.g. : FLAGSHIP
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Infant : TOT
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Electronic detector of storms : SFERICS
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N.Z. is one : ISL
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River mouth : DELTA
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Of a Great Lake : ERIAN
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Drawing card : MAGNET
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Captured anew : RETAKEN
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"___ Plata," Montana's motto : OROY
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Piece of candy : BAR
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Gable film: 1938 : 2HOT2HANDLE
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Arcuate : BOWED
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___ question (debatable) : OPEN2
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Disencumbers : RIDS
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Big Eight team : KANSASJHAWKS
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Señor Panza : SANCHO
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Fabulous fliers : ROCS
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B'way sign : SRO
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Trojan hero : AENEAS
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" . . . good-will ___!": Longfellow : 2MEN
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"Do you look ___ and cakes . . . ": Shak. : 4ALE
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Pony : TROT
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Smash hit : WOW
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One form of a multiform organism : POLYTYPE
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Bear, to Pedro : OSO
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Kind of apple or fly : MAY
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Exile isle : ELBA
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Nautical reply : IISIR
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Thread a rope, at sea : REEVE
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City on the Rhone : ARLES
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TV newsman Marvin : KALB
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Former antipoverty agcy. : OEO
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Dawson or Deighton : LEN
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Search for gold : PROSPECT
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Brian ___, Irish king : BORU
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Reasons : YSANDWHERE4S
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Italian greeting : CIAO
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Pekoe containers : TBAGS
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Stitched quickly : RANUP
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Grape seeds : ACINI
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Observation re candidates? : CHOWTHEYRUN
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Cast aspersions on : SLUR
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Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL
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Scottish skiing surface : SNA
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Impersonates : APES
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Mogul viceroys : NAWABS
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Chemical suffix : YNE
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A son of Isaac : ESAU
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Cold coating : RIME
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Of hearing : OTIC
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___ Palmas : LAS
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Itinerary abbr. : ETD
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Edgar ___ : ALLANPOE
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Bridge holdings : TENACES
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Sour brew : ALEGAR
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Base runner's misfortune : SPIKING
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"Boy ___ Dolphin" : ONA
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Young salmons : SMOLTS
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Apiece : EACH
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"Oh, say ___ . . . " : CANUC
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Bryant or Loos : ANITA
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Wind-borne : EOLIC
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Wind: Comb. form : ANEMO
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Impatient remarks : TUTS
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Role for Channing : LEVI
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___, zwei, drei : EINS
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Tiff : SPAT
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Sawbucks : TENS
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Razorback : HOG
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Morning moisture : DEW
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Worthless thing : SOU

Answer summary: 23 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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