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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

TURNING PHRASES

New York Times, Sunday, August 12, 1979

Author: Jordan S. Lasher
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 678 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,869
Across Down
1. Exhausted : ALLIN
6. Short golf shots : CHIPS
11. City in western India : BARODA
17. "Heaven make thee free ___!": Shak. : OFIT
21. River to Pamlico Sound : NEUSE
22. Charged : RANAT
23. Marches or storehouses : ETAPES
24. State tree of Ark. : PINE
25. Cobbler's motto? : TIMEWOUNDSALLHEELS
28. This, in Taxco : ESTA
29. Moroccan range : RIF
30. Scatter : DISPEL
31. A.F.T. rival : NEA
32. Huntley : CHET
33. Subjoin : APPEND
36. Conquers Everest : SCALESTHETIP
40. Blunder : ERR
41. "Yea, team!" : RAH
42. Kind of banana or dog : TOP
44. Row : TIER
45. Very unusual : RARE
46. Narrow channel : STRIA
48. News agcy. : UPI
49. Clavicor, e.g. : HORN
51. Bawl : CRY
52. Balaam's beast : ASS
53. Jinx : WHAMMY
54. Unit indicating loudness : BEL
55. Of a Great Lake : ERIAN
57. Suffix with harp or violin : IST
58. Costa ___ : BRAVA
59. Tumultuous : AROAR
61. Uses pastels : SHADESTHEDRAWING
67. Small whale : SEI
68. Develops : MATURES
69. Unsews : RIPS
70. ___ Miss, rival of 'Bama : OLE
72. Embellish : ADORN
74. Baphomet, e.g. : IDOL
75. Hamlet and Borge : DANES
77. Tunisian seaport : SFAX
78. Mapmaking sci. : TOPOG
79. Workaholic's drive : LOVEOFLABOR
82. Shrewd maneuverer : CUTIE
83. Old English letters : EDHS
84. Gets one's dander up : RILES
85. Antiseptic: Comb. form : IODO
86. Glassware ovens : LEHRS
87. Author of "The Wall Street Gang" : NEY
88. Actress Merrill : DINA
89. Cordage grass : ESPARTO
92. Parabasis : ODE
93. Columbia River, e.g. : COURSEFORTHEPARR
97. Jai alai basket : CESTA
100. Chick : FRYER
101. Ezra Pound work : NOH
102. U.S.S.R. moon probe : LUNIK
104. Female lobster : HEN
105. He has a sponsor : GODSON
107. Singer Tillis : MEL
108. Afternoon hrs. : PMS
111. "King Lear" role : KENT
112. Pilcorn : OAT
113. "Half ___ is . . . " : ALOAF
114. Lateen or Jamie Green : SAIL
115. Constance or Louise : LAKE
117. "Be still!" : SSH
118. Dir. to Blarney from Killarney : ESE
119. Jiffy : SEC
120. Go gaga over the roller coaster : FALLFORARIDE
124. Past and perfect : TENSES
126. Boone and Hingle : PATS
128. Once named : NEE
129. Walton's "The Compleat ___" : ANGLER
130. Fortas : ABE
131. Steel ingredient : IRON
132. "Her typewriter was broken!" : DEFENSEOFSECRETARY
139. Dido died on one : PYRE
140. Show plainly : EVINCE
141. Musical flourish : TUSCH
142. Ending of a Kilmer poem : ATREE
143. Existence : ESSE
144. Zone : SECTOR
145. Roofing tile : SLATE
146. Some errata : TYPOS
1. Aesop's "The ___ and the Dove" : ANT
2. Ornament for Don Ho : LEI
3. Abner's radio partner : LUM
4. Rhone feeder : ISERE
5. Like an amateur boxer : NEWINTHERING
6. French vineyard : CRU
7. Help : HANDS
8. Accuse : INDICT
9. N.J. city or river : PASSAIC
10. Office gadget : STAPLER
11. Tintinnabula : BELLS
12. Any N.F.L. player : ATH
13. Actress Charlotte : RAE
14. Keys or jacks : OPENERS
15. Strike out : DELETE
16. Very, in music : ASSAI
17. Oil cartel : OPEC
18. Reputation earned by inept rodster : FISHERMANOFTHESHOES
19. Meanwhile : INTERIM
20. Refreshment server : TEATRAY
26. Out-___ (alfresco) : OFDOOR
27. Distrustful : LEERY
33. Island for reclining and refining : ARUBA
34. Document : PAPER
35. Hippocratic oath, in a way : PHILOSOPHYOFDOCTORS
37. Warhol movie : TRASH
38. Rapidity : HASTE
39. Words of contempt : PSHAWS
43. Light refractor : PRISM
47. Kipling's Rikki-tikki-___ : TAVI
50. Okinawa's capital : NAHA
53. Under ___ (perdu) : WRAPS
56. Hardy's returner : NATIVE
57. Part of T.G.I.F. : ITS
58. Pipe : BRIER
60. Defunct Houston hockey team : AEROS
62. Dandies : DUDES
63. Slangy suffix with sock : EROO
64. Dissocial : SELFISH
65. Fleming heavy : DRNO
66. Egg white : GLAIR
71. Reno leavers : EXES
72. " . . . ___ o'clock scholar" : ATEN
73. Twelve: Prefix : DODEC
75. Tree of India : DADAP
76. Away from the mouth : ABORAL
77. Napped leather : SUEDE
79. Cosmetic : LINER
80. Norway's patron saint : OLAF
81. Run easily : LOPE
82. Measure pulses : CLOCKTHEBEAT
84. Up : RISEN
88. Deprive a plant of water : DRYOFF
89. Ordinal ending : ETH
90. Caroline Islands group : TRUK
91. Battle site northeast of Verdun: 1916 : ORNES
94. Bear in the air : URSA
95. "___ by land . . . " : ONEIF
96. Author May : ROLLO
98. Hector : TEASE
99. Feeds the kitty : ANTES
103. Bestud : INSTAR
105. Fuel line : GASPIPE
106. Mrs. ___ cow : OLEARYS
107. Evil : MALEFIC
108. Sycamore : PLANE
109. Fonteyn and Kidder : MARGOTS
110. Adroit: Var. : SKILFUL
114. Raglan, e.g. : SLEEVE
116. Early center of Christianity : EDESSA
121. Titicaca's milieu : ANDES
122. Demolition man : RASER
123. Vertical : ERECT
125. Reticular : NETTY
127. Snick and ___ : SNEE
133. Suffix with differ or defer : ENT
134. Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
135. Guevara : CHE
136. French painter-sculptor : ARP
137. Antique car : REO
138. Ja or da : YES

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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