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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

DOING THE SCALES

New York Times, Sunday, September 22, 1974

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 100, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 622 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 30, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,171
Across
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Florida city : OCALA
6
It was stormed : BASTILLE
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Adherences to perfection : PURISMS
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Track star of note : ROGERBANNISTER
23
Left: Prefix : SINISTRO
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Duchamp's nude, in a way : STAIRCASECURVE
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Quickly : INAFLASH
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Poetic word : OER
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Once around the track : LAP
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Prototype : MODEL
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Wattlebird : IAO
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Battering item : RAM
33
Building annex : ELL
34
Sea duck : EIDER
35
Formerly, once : ERST
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Reciprocal action : INTERPLAY
40
Diminutive endings : ETTES
41
Salamander : NEWT
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London area : SOHO
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Real estate unit : LOT
44
Exits, in Scottish law : ISHES
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Biblical land : CANAAN
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Native: Suffix : OTE
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Gender : SEX
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Dice numbers : SICES
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Cut off : LOP
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Counterpart of Yang : YIN
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Typecasting mold : MATRIX
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Sandbank : SHOAL
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Betty ___ : BOOP
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After uno and due : TRE
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Christian ___ : ETHIC
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Part of the bar scene : STOOL
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What Farragut damned : TORPEDOES
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Leash : REIN
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Ore slag : SCORIA
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Small flag : BANNERET
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Transmitters: Abbr. : SDRS
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Bus-driver's advice : STEPTOTHEREAR
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Get rid of : SHED
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Old Italian coins : TESTONES
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Horse operas : OATERS
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Almost: Prefix : PENE
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Covered, as with quartz : CRYSTALED
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Hayworth and Gam : RITAS
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Brava or Rica : COSTA
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Term of endearment : HON
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Luau instruments : UKES
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Runs in neutral : IDLES
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Line to sign : DOTTED
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Bee: Prefix : API
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Desk-set unit : PEN
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Blacksmith : SHOER
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Follow-up book: Abbr. : SEQ
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Common verb : ARE
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Tarkington boy : PENROD
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Panoramas : VIEWS
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Quiet-flowing river : DON
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Frazzle : FRAY
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Monarch of tragedy : LEAR
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Loft occupant : ORGAN
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Tact : GOODTASTE
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Fastener : HASP
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Kind of new or name : BRAND
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Energy unit : ERG
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Reagan, to friends : RON
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N. Y. time : EDT
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Get more fondue : REDIP
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Literary collection : ANA
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Tuck's partner : NIP
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Hundredth: Abbr. : PCT
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Down-under city : ADELAIDE
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Slowly : ONESTEPATATIME
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Scoop seeker : REPORTER
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Wentletrap : STAIRCASESHELL
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Poisonous gases : ARSINES
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___ match : THREEONA
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Asian land : SYRIA
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About, in conversation : ORSO
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D'Azur, for one : COTE
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Hilo wear : LEI
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Overdue debt : ARREAR
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Meadow sounds : BAAS
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Reply: Abbr. : ANS
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Chilly, in Scotland : SNELLY
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Old Thai coin : TICAL
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"Your time ___" : ISUP
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Alphabet member: Abbr. : LTR
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"My Name is Asher ___" : LEV
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Recluses : EREMITES
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Yearning one : PINER
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Single : UNAL
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Serbian measure : RIF
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Aruba or Cuba: Abbr. : ISL
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Musical space program : STAIRWAYTOTHESTARS
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Fred's wife : MRSASTAIRE
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Not ___ (mediocre) : SOHOT
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Vitamin group : BCOMPLEX
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Factions : SIDES
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Pindar output : ODES
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Model T's relative : REO
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Sup : EAT
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Merman : ETHEL
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Poetic word : EEN
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Variants of a compound : ISOMERS
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Put into symbols : NOTATED
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Hitchcock opus : THETHIRTYNINESTEPS
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Bagel's companion : LOX
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Department-store sign : ESCALATORDOWN
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Inattentive one : NAPPER
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Twice 55,005 : IIOOIO
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"High Noon" star : COOPER
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Compass points : NNES
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"___ transit . . . " : SIC
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Bermudas : SHORTS
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Doone and Luft : LORNAS
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Henna jobs : RINSES
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Mined in a way : STOPED
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Faux pas : BONERS
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Locales : SCENES
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Tasks: Sp. : TAREAS
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Tyrant : DESPOT
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Hot, as goods : STOLEN
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Go one up : BETTER
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Risked : STAKED
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Selassie's namesakes : HAILES
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"___ your own risk" : ENTERAT
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Pinafore's Dick : DEADEYE
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Numbness : STUPOR
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Bloke : CHAP
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Climbing device : ROPELADDER
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___ au Vin : COQ
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Type of gasoline engine : IHEAD
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Marking on a stone : DENDRITE
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Road marker : SIGNPOST
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Locks or Canals : SOO
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Bum ___ : RAP
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True, in St. Lo : VRAI
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Saluki, for one : DOG
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Sally Rand's prop : FAN
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Directive : ORDER
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Hellenic: Prefix : GRAECO
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Come ___ (occur) : TOPASS
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"Do I ___ Waltz?" : HEARA
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Adam et al. : BEDES
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Formality : RITE
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Continent, to French : ASIE
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Astronauts' agency : NASA
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Waterfront protrusion : PIER
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Roman 951 : CMLI
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Tissue : TELA
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French statute : LOI
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Scottish alder : ARN
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High degree : NTH
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Cup handle : EAR
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Goat god : PAN
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Shakespearean pronoun : THY

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 20 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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