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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

A SPELL OF LETTERS

New York Times, Sunday, April 17, 1977

Author: Jordan S. Lasher
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 581 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,109
Across Down
1. "Trinity" author : URIS
5. Peak of Thessaly : OSSA
9. Bicarb : SODA
13. Vocalize : SPEAK
18. Baby girls: Sp. : NENAS
20. Crucial elements : KEYSTONES
22. ___ del Sol : COSTA
23. Humphrey : AITCHAITCHAITCH
25. Evaluation : ASSAY
26. Mythical princess : INO
27. Portly : OBESE
28. Three-wheeler : TRIKE
29. Weak: Prefix : LEPTO
30. Experiences anew : RELIVES
32. Newsy note : ITEM
33. Church recess : APSE
34. Post Cato held : EDILE
35. They get their man : ARCEEEMPEE
39. Roof covering : EPI
42. Money in Zagreb : DINAR
43. Made a refusal : NOED
44. Charged force : ELOD
45. Mongrel : CUR
46. "Wall Street Gang" author : NEY
47. Dovekies : AUKS
49. Attended a meeting : SATIN
51. F.D.R. measure: 1933 : FERA
52. OGPU successor : ENKAYVEEDEE
55. "Twenty times, thou ___": "Richard II" : LIEST
56. Madison Ave. product : ADV
59. Victory symbols : VEES
60. Oil used in perfumes : ORRIS
61. Pointer or grass : FESCUE
62. Record players : DEEJAYS
64. Assert : CLAIM
65. Young community promoters : JAYCEES
66. Fatty liquid : OLEINE
67. March man : SOUSA
68. Solecist's word : AINT
69. Time abbr. : EDT
70. Oxhide straps : RIEMS
71. 2,065 : EMEMELEXVEE
73. Code word for "A" : ALFA
74. Battery terminal : ANODE
75. Former Dodger : LOES
76. ___ de Triomphe : ARC
79. Moppet : TAD
80. Swindle : ROOK
81. Atop : UPON
83. Vergil hero: Var. : ENEAS
85. Cry of discovery : OHO
86. Big Apple address : ENWYEENWYE
89. Dull finish : MATTE
90. Exhort : URGE
92. Muscovites : REDS
93. Slats for fences : PICKETS
95. Ann ___ : ARBOR
97. Hollow: Prefix : COELO
99. Fierce look : GLARE
101. Cambridge tech. center : MIT
102. Sluice gate : VALVE
103. Title for 23 Across : ELBEEJAYSVEEPEE
106. Red as ___ : ABEET
107. Makers of cowboys' goods : SPURRIERS
108. Garbed, old style : DREST
109. Children's author : SEUSS
110. Hardy girl : TESS
111. Jubilation : GLEE
112. College studies : ARTS
1. Not publicized : UNAIRED
2. Checked one's mount : REINEDIN
3. Bring ___ (discipline) : INTOLINE
4. Pouch : SAC
5. Certain migrants : OKIES
6. Collections : SETS
7. Indian groom : SYCE
8. Rowan : ASH
9. Evening party : SOIREE
10. Punctual : ONTIME
11. Bedizen : DECK
12. Court star : ASHE
13. Hustled tickets : SCALPED
14. Propounds : POSES
15. Humane org. for juveniles : ESSPEECEECEE
16. Rat-___ : ATAT
17. Ring victory : KAYO
19. Rude commuter : SHOVER
21. Used a shuttle : TATTED
24. Mary Todd's man : ABE
31. "Now ___ me down . . . " : ILAY
32. Cocktail rocks : ICE
33. Eternity : AEON
35. Singer and family : ANKAS
36. Optimistic : ROSY
37. Doles : METES
38. Ballet bend : PLIE
40. Ran after : PURSUED
41. Most provoked : IRATEST
47. Keep ___ on (watch over) : ANEYE
48. Luau instruments : UKES
49. Soap opera : SERIAL
50. Take ___ view of : ADIM
51. Exchequer : FISC
52. Dale or Bergen : EVANS
53. Loudness : VOLUME
54. Rub the board : ERASE
55. Samar's neighbor : LEYTE
56. Beloved, in Bologna : ADORATO
57. Seductress : DELILAH
58. Ex-soldiers' group : VEEEFDOUBLEU
61. Temples : FANES
63. Iwo ___ : JIMA
64. A Yalie : COED
65. Hipster's jargon : JIVE
67. Fumous : SMOKY
68. Nerve-cell process : AXONE
71. " . . . Paradise ___" : ENOW
72. Town in Arizona : ELOY
74. Tops : AONE
76. Biblical giant : ANAK
77. Mix again, as concrete : RETEMPER
78. Most spiteful : CATTIEST
80. Has misgivings : REGRETS
81. Destroyer : UNDOER
82. Stalag inmates: Abbr. : PWS
83. Ran the show : EMCEED
84. Six-line stanzas : SESTETS
87. Dark place in myths : EREBUS
88. Snigglers : EELERS
91. Is nomadic : ROVES
93. Outmoded : PASSE
94. Berlin, for short : IRV
95. Gardner, et al. : AVAS
96. Playwright David : RABE
97. ___ la vie : CEST
98. Wine pitcher : OLPE
99. Highlander : GAEL
100. Harp of Hellas : LYRE
104. Irish dance : JIG
105. Time span : ERA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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