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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Tuesday, June 28, 1977

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,181
Across
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"Merry Widow" composer : LEHAR
6
Largest of the Marianas : GUAM
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Art ___ : DECO
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Muse of poetry : ERATO
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Odd, in Glasgow : ORRA
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Hebrew measure : EPHA
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Love of objets d'art : VIRTU
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On the way : INTRANSIT
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Stop signs : OCTAGONS
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Big Dipper star : ALIOTH
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Engine sound : CHUG
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Typhoons : STORMS
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Owl sounds : TUWHITTUWHOO
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Plumed bird : EGRET
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"Just ___ Those Things" : ONEOF
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Consumer protection agcy. : BBB
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Toboggan : SLED
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Ski resort : ASPEN
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Letter opener : DEAR
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Thesaurus wd. : SYN
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Winter fall : SLEET
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"Boys of Summer" figure : REESE
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Rabbit stew : HASENPFEFFER
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Neptune or Poseidon : SEAGOD
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Voiced : ORAL
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Author of "The Naked and the Dead" : MAILER
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He hides when he rides : STOWAWAY
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Land of the wallaby : AUSTRALIA
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Make amends : ATONE
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To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
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Night: Comb. form : NOCT
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Mau Mau's home : KENYA
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Cause to go : SEND
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Mediocre : SOSO
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To be: Sp. : ESTAR
Down
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Counterclockwise : LEVO
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Hoffer : ERIC
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Deer : HART
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Not single : ATTACHED
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Go backpacking : ROUGHIT
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Decadent : GOINGTOSEED
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Samovars : URNS
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Painting, e.g. : ART
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Annual event in Boston : MARATHON
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"Taxi Driver" star : DENIRO
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Downs or salts : EPSOM
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I.O.U.'s : CHITS
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Solemn vow : OATH
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Snobbish : ALOOF
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Not safe : OUT
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Thanksgiving helping : SWEETPOTATO
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Hardy girl : TESS
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Like Medusa : UGLY
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Songbird : WREN
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Free from confinement : UNPEN
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Gripe : BEEF
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Home plate, e.g. : BASE
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___ Rabbit : BRER
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Race-result list : ALSORANS
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Dispirits : DEFLATES
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More perspicacious : SAGER
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Hear the snooze alarm : REAWAKE
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Discontinued : HALTED
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To's partner : FRO
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Recipe direction : SAUTE
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Iron: Ger. : EISEN
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He wrote "Serpico" : MAAS
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Urges Rover to attack : SICS
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Predisposed : WONT
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Writer Seton : ANYA
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1984, e.g. : YEAR
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Card game : LOO

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

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