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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Wednesday, May 10, 1978

Author: Jordan S. Lasher
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Q }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 3, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,497
Across Down
1. Tire or summary : RECAP
6. Jai ___ : ALAI
10. "___ the Craziest Dream" : IHAD
14. Muezzin's prayer calls : AZANS
15. Bruce of films : DERN
16. Ocean sunfish : MOLA
17. British tea merchant, born May 10, 1850 : SIRTHOMASLIPTON
20. Ornamental weapon : POLEAX
21. It helps a grand to stand : PIANOLEG
22. Ruth's sultanate : SWAT
24. Sends Fido on the attack : SICS
25. Sault ___ Marie : STE
28. Rainy-day racing surface : SLOP
30. Daft : DOTTY
33. Snail appendage : PALP
35. Rainbow : IRIS
37. Part of R.F.D. : RURAL
39. Contest entered five fruitless times by 17 Across : AMERICASCUPRACE
42. Pay the bills : REMIT
43. Zither's relative : HARP
44. Mimic : ECHO
45. Items for a certain jockey : DISCS
47. His ___ : NIBS
49. French connections : ETS
50. Amy's brother : CHIP
52. Shooter fodder : PEAS
54. Site of fierce Civil War battle : ANTIETAM
58. Nook : ALCOVE
62. Good-natured reputation won by 17 Across : WORLDSBESTLOSER
64. Elliptical : OVAL
65. Radius's neighbor : ULNA
66. Bizarre : OUTRE
67. "Lost Horizon" figure : LAMA
68. A deck : POOP
69. Songbirds : WRENS
1. Grate greatly : RASP
2. Pinza : EZIO
3. Reiner or Bernstein : CARL
4. Ponies up : ANTES
5. Expresses disapproval : PSHAWS
6. U.S.N. top dog : ADM
7. Spring : LEAP
8. Accented syllable, in prosody : ARSIS
9. Like some designs or tables : INLAID
10. Ploy of many a con man : IMPOSTURE
11. "The ___ Baltimore" of Off Broadway fame : HOTL
12. Medicinal lily : ALOE
13. "Darn!" : DANG
18. ___ acid, bleaching agent : OXALIC
19. Business abbr. : INCORP
23. Five Books of Moses : TORAH
25. Work out in the ring : SPAR
26. No longer feral : TAMED
27. Lacquer resin : ELEMI
29. Galileo was one : PISAN
31. Vestige : TRACE
32. Favorite vessel of 17 Across : YACHT
34. Alden's love : PRISCILLA
36. Interim currency : SCRIP
38. Thirteen popes : LEOS
40. Had a yen : ITCHED
41. Rosy; cheerful : UPBEAT
46. Takes notice : SITSUP
48. Grayish greenish yellow : SALLOW
51. Picasso or Casals : PABLO
53. Look high and low : SCOUR
54. M.P.'s prey : AWOL
55. Bossa ___ : NOVA
56. Logger's conveyance : TRAM
57. "Send ___ Flowers," Doris Day film : MENO
59. Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
60. One of the Castles, for short : VERN
61. "___ Tu," 1932 song : ERES
63. Lunkhead : SAP

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

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