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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

ENGLISH MUFFIN'

New York Times, Sunday, July 30, 1978

Author: Jordan S. Lasher
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 21, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,578
Across Down
1. Merino's yield : WOOL
5. West and Murray : MAES
9. Appetizer : PATE
13. Valuable N.Z. food fish : IHI
16. Eight times CCCXXV : MMDC
20. "It's a true fact!" : ERRORINDICTION
23. Demented : MAD
24. When William II died : IIOO
25. "I found my keys walking up the path" : DANGLINGPARTICIPLE
27. Chinese unit of measure : TSUN
28. Supermarket display : OLEOS
29. Countless years : AEON
30. Singer Brewer : TERESA
31. Junior's Saturday evening post : TUB
32. Monogram of a Romantic poet : PBS
33. Old Faithful, e.g. : GEYSER
35. Scrap or scrape : TUSSLE
38. "What Kind of Fool ___?" : AMI
41. Foulard : TIE
42. Andrea ___ Sarto : DEL
43. Dismounted : ALIT
45. Suffix with velvet : EEN
46. Smith of Rhodesia : IAN
47. "I used to always go there" : SPLITINFINITIVE
53. Lennon's mate : ONO
54. Coffee variety : MOCHA
56. Insinuating : SNIDE
57. Parris Island dweller : MARINE
58. " . . . for the gain of ___": Swift : AFEW
59. Word susceptible to 17 Down : OURS
61. Mail ctrs. : GPOS
62. River to the Adriatic : PIAVE
63. Obstacle : SNAG
64. "La Douce" : IRMA
66. It sometimes thickens : PLOT
68. Formal mall : ALLEE
69. One of the Marianas : SAIPAN
71. "Giddap!" : HUP
72. Muse : ERATO
73. "I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
74. Votes : BALLOTS
75. Beast: Abbr. : ANL
76. Pusilanimous Pharoah : MISSPELLEDWORDS
80. Hold court : SIT
81. Setscrew receptacles : TOEDOGS
83. Roscoe of stuttering fame : ATES
84. Battery pole : ANODE
85. Powerful initials : TVA
86. Gets into the act : ENTERS
87. Shaggy beast : BISON
89. Santa ___ (Holy See) : SEDE
90. Rabbit or Fox : BRER
91. Office asst. : SECY
92. ___ earth (track down) : RUNTO
93. Father: Comb. form : PATR
95. Alliance acronym : NATO
97. Peon's pittance : PESO
98. One-thousandth of a millimeter : MICRON
99. "My Name Is ___ Lev" : ASHER
101. February luminary : CUPID
104. Word in the next clue : ONE
105. "One of us are wrong" : LACKOFAGREEMENT
108. ___ polloi : HOI
109. Lookout, for one: Abbr. : MTN
110. Skewed : ALOP
111. Novelist Levin : IRA
112. Morse signal : DAH
113. Denouement : END
114. Firework : PETARD
116. Where Carey takes care : ALBANY
120. Warp yarn : ABB
121. Tortoise's beak : NEB
122. Less exacting : EASIER
124. Friend of 124 Down : FALA
126. ___ fatuus : IGNIS
131. Skin woe : ACNE
132. "I only have two hands!," etc. : MISPLACEDMODIFIERS
136. Cult : SECT
137. Opposite of WSW : ENE
138. "Keep this between you and I" : ERRORINGRAMMAR
139. "___ Death" : ASES
140. Capek drama : RUR
141. "The Say-Hey Kid" : MAYS
142. Be zetetic : SEEK
143. Soprano from Cannes : PONS
1. "___ Our Part," N.R.A. slogan : WEDO
2. Viva voce : ORAL
3. Caen's river : ORNE
4. Trademark : LOGO
5. An edile's 1002 : MII
6. Poe's Lee et al. : ANNABELS
7. Bounds : EDGES
8. African mahogany : SIPO
9. Giotto was one: Abbr. : PTR
10. River isle : AIT
11. Hoity-___ : TOITY
12. Suffixes with refer and defer : ENCES
13. One of the moods : IMPERATIVE
14. "Laughing Cavalier" creator : HALS
15. Perceptual : IDEATIVE
16. Gloves, for Bench : MITTS
17. "Every dog has it's day" : MISUSEOFAPOSTROPHE
18. "I don't have nobody" : DOUBLENEGATIVE
19. Study : CON
21. "Tusitala" : RLS
22. Has the means : CAN
26. Dander : IRE
32. Humdinger : PIP
33. Kelly and Tierney : GENES
34. Tolkien creature : ELF
36. Salt Lake City player : UTE
37. " . . . Paradise ___" : ENOW
38. Intention : AIM
39. Chou's colleague : MAO
40. "If winter comes" : INCOMPLETESENTENCE
41. Autocrat : TSAR
42. Caper : DIDO
44. What a tourist drops : LINE
48. Fort Knox treasure : INGOTS
49. A 1 : TIPTOP
50. Hints : IMPLIES
51. Out at the plate : NAILED
52. Dies ___ : IRAE
55. Successor to 39 Down : HUA
58. Dye herb : ANIL
60. Parsley pieces : SPRIGS
63. Mud volcano : SALSE
64. "Oh! How ___ to Get Up . . . " : IHATE
65. "I like this book, it's great!," etc. : RUNONSENTENCES
67. Highland miss : LASS
68. "Bananas" star : ALLEN
69. Deject : SADDEN
70. Spectral type : NSTAR
72. Atlanta university : EMORY
73. City near Johnstown, Pa. : ALTOONA
74. Actor Crawford : BROD
77. "___ Eden" : EASTOF
78. "This ___ noblest Roman . . . " : WASTHE
79. Unit dosage of radiation : ONEREM
82. Art ___ : DECO
87. Horse of the Year: 1966 : BUCKPASSER
88. Nested boxes : INRO
90. Heat meas. : BTU
92. Puerto ___ : RICO
93. React to a thrust : PARRY
94. On the briny : ASEA
96. Arthritis drug : ACTH
97. Vainglory : POMP
98. Landlubber's ailment : MALDEMER
100. Crane's symbol of courage : REDBADGE
102. Cyclotron item : ION
103. Executed : DID
105. Household god : LAR
106. Kind of rummy : GIN
107. Collar : NAB
115. Acts the accomplice : ABETS
117. Back talk : LIP
118. Brazilian seaport : BELEM
119. Palindromic bird : ARARA
120. Unaided : ALONE
123. Hokkaido native : AINU
124. After H.C.H. : FDR
125. Author Kingsley : AMIS
126. "___ body . . . " : IFA
127. Ornamental fabric : GIMP
128. Nautilus's skipper : NEMO
129. OPEC member : IRAN
130. Kazakh and Uzbek: Abbr. : SSRS
131. Clean ___ whistle : ASA
133. Blubber : CRY
134. Dawn goddess : EOS
135. Nettle : IRK

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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