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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
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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
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Demented : MAD
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When William II died : IIOO
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"I found my keys walking up the path" : DANGLINGPARTICIPLE
27
Chinese unit of measure : TSUN
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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
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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
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Lennon's mate : ONO
54
Coffee variety : MOCHA
56
Insinuating : SNIDE
57
Parris Island dweller : MARINE
58
" . . . for the gain of ___": Swift : AFEW
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Word susceptible to 17 Down : OURS
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Mail ctrs. : GPOS
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River to the Adriatic : PIAVE
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Obstacle : SNAG
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"La Douce" : IRMA
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It sometimes thickens : PLOT
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Formal mall : ALLEE
69
One of the Marianas : SAIPAN
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"Giddap!" : HUP
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Muse : ERATO
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"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
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Votes : BALLOTS
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Beast: Abbr. : ANL
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Pusilanimous Pharoah : MISSPELLEDWORDS
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Hold court : SIT
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Setscrew receptacles : TOEDOGS
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Roscoe of stuttering fame : ATES
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Battery pole : ANODE
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Powerful initials : TVA
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Gets into the act : ENTERS
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Shaggy beast : BISON
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Santa ___ (Holy See) : SEDE
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Rabbit or Fox : BRER
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Office asst. : SECY
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___ earth (track down) : RUNTO
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Father: Comb. form : PATR
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Alliance acronym : NATO
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Peon's pittance : PESO
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One-thousandth of a millimeter : MICRON
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"My Name Is ___ Lev" : ASHER
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February luminary : CUPID
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Word in the next clue : ONE
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"One of us are wrong" : LACKOFAGREEMENT
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___ polloi : HOI
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Lookout, for one: Abbr. : MTN
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Skewed : ALOP
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Novelist Levin : IRA
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Morse signal : DAH
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Denouement : END
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Firework : PETARD
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Where Carey takes care : ALBANY
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Warp yarn : ABB
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Tortoise's beak : NEB
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Less exacting : EASIER
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Friend of 124 Down : FALA
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___ fatuus : IGNIS
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Skin woe : ACNE
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"I only have two hands!," etc. : MISPLACEDMODIFIERS
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Cult : SECT
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Opposite of WSW : ENE
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"Keep this between you and I" : ERRORINGRAMMAR
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"___ Death" : ASES
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Capek drama : RUR
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"The Say-Hey Kid" : MAYS
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Be zetetic : SEEK
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Soprano from Cannes : PONS
Down
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"___ Our Part," N.R.A. slogan : WEDO
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Viva voce : ORAL
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Caen's river : ORNE
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Trademark : LOGO
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An edile's 1002 : MII
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Poe's Lee et al. : ANNABELS
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Bounds : EDGES
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African mahogany : SIPO
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Giotto was one: Abbr. : PTR
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River isle : AIT
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Hoity-___ : TOITY
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Suffixes with refer and defer : ENCES
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One of the moods : IMPERATIVE
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"Laughing Cavalier" creator : HALS
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Perceptual : IDEATIVE
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Gloves, for Bench : MITTS
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"Every dog has it's day" : MISUSEOFAPOSTROPHE
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"I don't have nobody" : DOUBLENEGATIVE
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Study : CON
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"Tusitala" : RLS
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Has the means : CAN
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Dander : IRE
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Humdinger : PIP
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Kelly and Tierney : GENES
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Tolkien creature : ELF
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Salt Lake City player : UTE
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" . . . Paradise ___" : ENOW
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Intention : AIM
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Chou's colleague : MAO
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"If winter comes" : INCOMPLETESENTENCE
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Caper : DIDO
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What a tourist drops : LINE
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Fort Knox treasure : INGOTS
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A 1 : TIPTOP
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Hints : IMPLIES
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Out at the plate : NAILED
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Successor to 39 Down : HUA
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Dye herb : ANIL
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Parsley pieces : SPRIGS
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Mud volcano : SALSE
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"Oh! How ___ to Get Up . . . " : IHATE
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"I like this book, it's great!," etc. : RUNONSENTENCES
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Highland miss : LASS
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"Bananas" star : ALLEN
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Deject : SADDEN
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Spectral type : NSTAR
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Atlanta university : EMORY
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City near Johnstown, Pa. : ALTOONA
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Actor Crawford : BROD
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"___ Eden" : EASTOF
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"This ___ noblest Roman . . . " : WASTHE
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Unit dosage of radiation : ONEREM
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Art ___ : DECO
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Horse of the Year: 1966 : BUCKPASSER
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Nested boxes : INRO
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Heat meas. : BTU
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Puerto ___ : RICO
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React to a thrust : PARRY
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On the briny : ASEA
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Arthritis drug : ACTH
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Vainglory : POMP
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Landlubber's ailment : MALDEMER
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Crane's symbol of courage : REDBADGE
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Cyclotron item : ION
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Executed : DID
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Household god : LAR
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Kind of rummy : GIN
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Collar : NAB
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Acts the accomplice : ABETS
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Back talk : LIP
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Brazilian seaport : BELEM
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Palindromic bird : ARARA
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Unaided : ALONE
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Hokkaido native : AINU
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After H.C.H. : FDR
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Author Kingsley : AMIS
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"___ body . . . " : IFA
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Ornamental fabric : GIMP
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Nautilus's skipper : NEMO
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OPEC member : IRAN
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Kazakh and Uzbek: Abbr. : SSRS
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Clean ___ whistle : ASA
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Blubber : CRY
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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