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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Thursday, July 21, 1977

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 5 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,204

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Across
1
Blood fluid : PLASMA
7
Study hard, but late : CRAM
11
Fit ___ fiddle : ASA
14
Be authorized to proceed : HAVEAGREENLIGHT
17
"Proceed" : EVERYTHINGISAOK
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"We made ___ the end": Clemenceau : WARTO
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The Reo was named for him : OLDS
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Space : AREA
21
Neil Simon's favorite letters : SRO
23
O. Henry concoction: Abbr. : STO
25
Eureka! : AHA
28
"Able ___ I . . . " : WAS
31
Catch, spider style : ENTRAP
36
Slanders : CALUMNIES
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Bull: Comb. form : TAURO
41
"Proceed!" : ALLSYSTEMSAREGO
43
More cunning : SLIER
44
Trampled : STEPPEDON
45
Achilles' ___ (hamstring) : TENDON
47
"___ the ramparts we watched . . . " : OER
48
Greek vowel : ETA
49
Collar : NAB
51
Kyoodle : YAP
54
Neighbor of Algeria : MALI
58
Swing off course : VEER
61
100 kopecks : RUBLE
65
"Proceed!" : THECOASTISCLEAR
68
Signal to proceed : GIVETHEHIGHSIGN
69
Porker's place : STY
70
The sandbox set : TOTS
71
Redundant fly : TSETSE
Down
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"Is it hot!" : PHEW
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Vesuvian outflow : LAVA
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State peremptorily : AVER
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José María's murals : SERTS
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Bradley of L.A. : MAYOR
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G-man or T-man: Abbr. : AGT
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Wainscot : CEIL
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Tears out or away : RENDS
9
Feelings of anxiety : ANGSTE
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Date in the 11th century : MLI
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He wrote "A Time for Greatness" : AGAR
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Nursery-rhyme abode : SHOE
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Aleutian island : ATKA
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Between pi and sigma : RHO
16
"This ___ recording" : ISA
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Has rightful title to : OWNS
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Ready for use : ONTAP
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"___ of thousands" : ACAST
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Handel's birthplace : HALLE
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Exhausted : ALLIN
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Islets : AITS
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Look after : SEETO
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Darnel : TARE
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___ la Paix : RUEDE
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Vernacular : ARGOT
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City SE of Bombay : POONA
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Secondhand : USED
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Comedian Cohen : MYRON
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Barrie pirate : SMEE
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Nimble : SPRY
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Blanket or Indian : NAVAHO
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Fall upon : BESET
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Prelates: Abbr. : ARCHS
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Throb : PULSE
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Assemblies: Abbr. : MTGS
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"___, a very palpable . . . ": "Hamlet" : AHIT
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Tax : LEVY
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Bar need : ICE
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Suffixes with Biblical verbs : ETHS
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Canals of Venezia : RII
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"___ ever so humble . . . " : BEIT
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Dallies : LAGS
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White-tailed bird : ERNE
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N.Y. Giant slugger : OTT
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N.C.O. : SGT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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