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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 Down
1. 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
72. Donkey serenade? : BRAYS
74. "So ___ to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy . . . ": Kipling : ERES
75. Family of composers : BACHS
77. Actress Lilia : SKALA
79. Loosen, in a way : UNPIN
81. Negative particle : ANION
82. Like heavy fog : PSOUPY
84. Crème ___ crème : DELA
85. "___ e Leandro," Mancinelli opera : ERO
88. Upper edge of a ship's side : GUNWALE
90. Freshen : RENEW
92. "___ Rain?": 1937 song : WASIT
94. Skewer : SPIT
95. Official proceedings : ACTA
98. Clockmaker Thomas : SETH
99. Deli purchase : SALAMI
100. Youth lodgings : HOSTELS
103. Poor alternative to the Devil : DEEPBLUEC
105. Normandy city : CAEN
107. Battle site: 394 B.C. : NEMEA
110. Soprano Rosa : RAISA
111. Singer Tucker : TANYA
112. Shallows : LAGOON
113. Theologian who opposed Luther : ECK
114. Hideout : NEST
118. To join, in Nancy : UNIR
119. Nursery-rhyme line : HECALLED4HISPIPE
122. Garment for Pavlova : TUTU
123. Tie-breaking periods : OVERTIMES
124. Actor Tommy : NOONAN
125. Leaf through : SCAN
126. Visitors to a U.S.O. center : GIS
127. Clumsy vessel : SCOW
128. Hotel populace : GUESTS
1. Jiffies : SECS
2. The loot : HAUL
3. Woody's son : ARLO
4. The Santa Maria, e.g. : FLAGSHIP
5. Infant : TOT
6. Electronic detector of storms : SFERICS
7. N.Z. is one : ISL
8. River mouth : DELTA
9. Of a Great Lake : ERIAN
10. Drawing card : MAGNET
11. Captured anew : RETAKEN
12. "___ Plata," Montana's motto : OROY
13. Piece of candy : BAR
14. Gable film: 1938 : 2HOT2HANDLE
15. Arcuate : BOWED
16. ___ question (debatable) : OPEN2
17. Disencumbers : RIDS
19. Big Eight team : KANSASJHAWKS
20. Señor Panza : SANCHO
23. Fabulous fliers : ROCS
28. B'way sign : SRO
30. Trojan hero : AENEAS
33. " . . . good-will ___!": Longfellow : 2MEN
34. "Do you look ___ and cakes . . . ": Shak. : 4ALE
35. Pony : TROT
36. Smash hit : WOW
38. One form of a multiform organism : POLYTYPE
39. Bear, to Pedro : OSO
42. Kind of apple or fly : MAY
43. Exile isle : ELBA
46. Nautical reply : IISIR
47. Thread a rope, at sea : REEVE
48. City on the Rhone : ARLES
51. TV newsman Marvin : KALB
53. Former antipoverty agcy. : OEO
56. Dawson or Deighton : LEN
57. Search for gold : PROSPECT
59. Brian ___, Irish king : BORU
60. Reasons : YSANDWHERE4S
63. Italian greeting : CIAO
66. Pekoe containers : TBAGS
67. Stitched quickly : RANUP
68. Grape seeds : ACINI
69. Observation re candidates? : CHOWTHEYRUN
71. Cast aspersions on : SLUR
73. Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL
76. Scottish skiing surface : SNA
78. Impersonates : APES
80. Mogul viceroys : NAWABS
83. Chemical suffix : YNE
85. A son of Isaac : ESAU
86. Cold coating : RIME
87. Of hearing : OTIC
89. ___ Palmas : LAS
91. Itinerary abbr. : ETD
93. Edgar ___ : ALLANPOE
96. Bridge holdings : TENACES
97. Sour brew : ALEGAR
99. Base runner's misfortune : SPIKING
101. "Boy ___ Dolphin" : ONA
102. Young salmons : SMOLTS
104. Apiece : EACH
105. "Oh, say ___ . . . " : CANUC
106. Bryant or Loos : ANITA
108. Wind-borne : EOLIC
109. Wind: Comb. form : ANEMO
111. Impatient remarks : TUTS
112. Role for Channing : LEVI
115. ___, zwei, drei : EINS
116. Tiff : SPAT
117. Sawbucks : TENS
119. Razorback : HOG
120. Morning moisture : DEW
121. 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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