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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Saturday, July 30, 1977

Author: Jordan S. Lasher
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.65, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,213
Across Down
1. U.S. journalist : HEARST
7. Charlotte, Emily and Anne : BRONTES
14. Liken to : EQUATE
15. "Masked" creature : RACCOON
16. Student's dilemma : MULTIPLECHOICE
18. Hit the base-path dirt : SLID
19. ___ of eight : PIECES
20. Pastoral setting : LEA
21. Kith's partner : KIN
22. Namesakes of Jacob's fourth son : JUDAHS
23. Fine fur : MINK
24. Once ___ while : INA
25. Leaning, as a ship : ALIST
26. Cornmeal cakes : PONES
27. Fragile : DELICATE
29. Stops up : CLOGS
30. G-g-g-girl in 1918 song : KATY
31. Empty space : VOID
32. Rhone feeder : SAONE
34. "Break, Break, Break" poet : TENNYSON
38. "I ___ Be Around" : WANNA
39. Defeat : WORST
40. Mao's successor : HUA
41. "___ 4 Rent" : APTS
42. Gentle heat : WARMTH
43. Privileges: Abbr. : RTS
44. U.S. mail center : GPO
45. Nureyev or Astaire : DANCER
46. Sword part : HILT
47. Final option in 16 Across : NONEOFTHEABOVE
50. Part of Ethiopia : ERITREA
51. Little brook : RILLET
52. "Prince of the Ode" : RONSARD
53. Curls one's lip : SNEERS
1. Mini-midi-maxi distinction : HEMLINE
2. Horsey, old style : EQUINAL
3. Jan. 1 word : AULD
4. Snitcher : RAT
5. Specify, as in a contract : STIPULATE
6. Lukewarmness : TEPIDITY
7. Bertolt, the playwright-poet : BRECHT
8. "Camptown ___" : RACES
9. U.S. journalist : OCHS
10. Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
11. Hard at work : TOILING
12. Deposits from a geological epoch : EOCENES
13. Sly guys : SNEAKS
17. Charter : LEASE
18. Sideslip : SKID
22. Tropical bird, also called lily trotter : JACANA
23. Ill-humored : MOODY
26. Square base of a pedestal : PLINTH
28. Religious images : IKONS
29. Impose limitations : CONSTRAIN
31. Dutch painter's works : VERMEERS
32. Winter Olympics site in Japan (1972) : SAPPORO
33. Dvorák : ANTONIN
34. Flambeau : TORCH
35. McGovern's running mate in 1972 : SHRIVER
36. Markets for goods : OUTLETS
37. Tweed's caricaturist : NAST
38. "Lohengrin" composer : WAGNER
39. Classified item : WANTAD
42. Cookie : WAFER
45. Picasso's "___ Maar Seated" : DORA
46. Aperture : HOLE
48. French connectives : ETS
49. Grain, in Grenoble : BLE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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