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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Monday, April 24, 1978

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has duplicate clues.
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,481
Across
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Criterion: Abbr. : STD
4
Nile dam site : ASWAN
9
Want causer : WASTE
14
Shamus : TEC
15
Emulated Lou Brock : STOLE
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Synthetic fabric : ORLON
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Rainbow : ARC
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Like many an office aide : HARDWORKING
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Giant slain by Odin : YMIR
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Peewee and Della : REESES
23
Part of r.p.m. : PER
24
Status honored during the diagonal occasion, in April : SECRETARYSHIP
27
National exam initials : SAT
28
Downy ducks : EIDERS
31
Lust is one : SIN
34
Siamese : THAIS
38
Problem for Pauline : PERIL
39
Coward : NOEL
41
Misplay : ERROR
43
City near Phoenix : MESA
44
Rags-to-riches author : ALGER
46
Like some hallowed halls : IVIED
48
Drop on a petal : DEW
49
Lummox : GALOOT
51
Van Gogh loss : EAR
53
Like many an office aide : INDISPENSABLE
60
Kabul's land: Abbr. : AFG
62
Breastbones : STERNA
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Have on : WEAR
64
Takes a midday break : GOESTOLUNCH
67
Silkworm : ERI
68
Richards of tennis : RENEE
69
Santa ___ : ANITA
70
Bird's beak, in Brest : BEC
71
"___ Is Born" : ASTAR
72
Novelist Hermann : HESSE
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N. Pole dweller : ESK
Down
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Lingers : STAYS
2
Half a semestre : TERME
3
799, to Antony : DCCIC
4
Cigar tip : ASH
5
___ ball rolling (initiate) : STARTTHE
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"She ___ Yellow Ribbon" : WOREA
7
Member of the birch family : ALDER
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Filled with fresh tidings : NEWSY
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Idolize : WORSHIP
10
Famous refuge : ARK
11
Like Cinderella : SLIPPERED
12
Apt anagram for note : TONE
13
Tech grad. : ENGR
19
Platinum wire loop : OESE
21
Commuter lines: Abbr. : RRS
25
Nourish oneself : EAT
26
Bibliography word : IDEM
29
Knoll : RISE
30
Cabbage dish : SLAW
31
Hose ruiner : SNAG
32
Seat of Allen County, Kansas : IOLA
33
Remiss : NEGLIGENT
35
Onassis : ARI
36
Author Wallace, for short : IRV
37
Oneself: Fr. : SOI
40
Trotsky or Jaworski : LEON
42
Plays out history : REENACTS
45
Fisherman : RODSTER
47
Perry Mason's adversaries : DAS
50
Broz of Belgrade : TITO
52
Inexperienced : RAW
54
Psalms interjection : SELAH
55
Dried fruit : PRUNE
56
County Clare capital : ENNIS
57
Bathysphere inventor : BEEBE
58
Household gods : LARES
59
W. Oklahoma city : ERICK
60
Taj Mahal site : AGRA
61
Combatants : FOES
65
Red or Black : SEA
66
Possess, in Glasgow : HAE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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