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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Friday, May 11, 1979

17-Across : Songwriter born May 11, 1888

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 9, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,776
Across
1
Stabler or Simpson : BACK
5
Conk : BOP
8
Stop snoozing : WAKE
12
Mathematician Pascal : BLAISE
15
Temple athlete : OWL
16
Inter ___ : ALIA
17
Songwriter born May 11, 1888 : BERLIN
18
Tanker distances : SEAMILES
20
"Marie ___," first song by 17 Across : FROMSUNNYITALY
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All ___ Day, November 2 observance : SOULS
23
Cross shape : TAU
24
And not : NOR
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Once named : NEE
28
Obscurity : DIMNESS
32
Declares without shame : AVOWS
34
Pardon : REMITTAL
35
"___ malice toward none ... " : WITH
36
Game authority : HOYLE
38
Concerning : INRE
39
Song by 17 Across: 1924 : ALLALONE
41
Winged : ALATE
42
Confers (upon) : BESTOWS
43
Unfavorable : ILL
45
Bribe : SOP
46
French statute : LOI
47
Ethiopian town : ADUWA
49
Song by 17 Across, with "The": 1946 : GIRLTHATIMARRY
55
Deferential : OBEISANT
56
Keep an ___ (be vigilant) : EYEOUT
58
What ties do : BIND
59
1,000,000-___ (long odds) : TOI
60
Spectral types : NSTARS
61
Prefix with gram or logical : IDEO
62
Business letter abbr. : ENC
63
Nickname for Mrs. Bunker? : EDIE
Down
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Consumer-protection agcy. : BBB
2
Hebrew letter : ALEF
3
Singer Vikki : CARR
4
European scale readings : KILOS
5
Petty officers : BOSNS
6
___ Falls, Nile dam site in Uganda : OWEN
7
School recess : PLAYTIME
8
"___ Your Daddy Comes Home," song by 17 Across: 1912 : WAITUNTIL
9
___ breve : ALLA
10
Canal in Germany : KIEL
11
Like pie : EASY
13
Paul and Carly : SIMONS
14
Be subsequent : ENSUE
19
Home of the Hurricanes : MIAMI
21
Diminutive ending : ULE
24
Moslem prince : NAWAB
25
"___/Intolerable, not to be endur'd!": Shak. : OVILE
26
Mideast units of weight : ROTLS
28
Florentine painter, with 30 Down : DEL
29
Lab burners : ETNAS
30
See 28 Down : SARTO
31
Lullaby word : SLEEP
33
Song by 17 Across: 1924 : WHATLLIDO
34
Whisky : RYE
36
"Oh, ___ to Get ... ," song by 17 Across: 1918 : HOWIHATE
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Switch positions : ONS
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Vandalizes : LOOTS
41
Song by 17 Across: 1925 : ALWAYS
43
Amin : IDI
44
Unit of light intensity : LUMEN
47
Insulation candidate : ATTIC
48
Mountain ridge : ARETE
49
Mongolian desert : GOBI
50
Footnote note : IBID
51
Actor Auberjonois : RENE
52
Shortly : ANON
53
Highway : ROAD
54
Cosmonaut Gagarin : YURI
57
Monogram of "The Waste Land" poet : TSE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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