Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon 

New York Times, Saturday, October 14, 1989

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Bernice Gordon has 82 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ball or strike : CALL
5. ___ facto : IPSO
9. Volcano in Japan : ASAMA
14. Nautical term : ALEE
15. Muffler for a trumpet : MUTE
16. Earth color : UMBER
17. Ingredient in chili : HOTPEPPER
19. Intimidate : DAUNT
20. Native of Lagos : NIGERIAN
21. Role for Wilson et al. : IRMAS
22. Sound in the night : SNORE
23. Fortuneteller's items : TAROTS
26. Undergo a change : BECOME
29. Have the lead : STAR
32. Kind of sister : SOB
35. His interest is distressing : USURER
36. Architect Saarinen : EERO
37. Hierophants : PRIESTS
39. Grows fat : BATTENS
41. Pier on a wall : ANTA
42. Add on : ATTACH
44. Scheider from Orange, N.J. : ROY
45. Snoods : NETS
46. Adman's come-on : TEASER
47. Anesthetics : ETHERS
49. Author of "Pal Joey" : OHARA
54. Piece of statuary : TORSO
56. Antonio Chenel, e.g. : TOREADOR
59. Liquid portion of fat : OLEIN
60. Boiler output : LIVESTEAM
61. U.S. naval base in Spain : RONDA
62. Pip : SEED
63. If not : ELSE
64. Beautician Elizabeth : ARDEN
65. Cinerary vessels : URNS
66. Jujube : DATE
1. Lyrist Sammy and wife, Tita : CAHNS
2. Crystalline drug : ALOIN
3. Free : LETGO
4. One of Father Damien's concerns : LEPER
5. Band of Zulu warriors : IMPI
6. Insect stage : PUPA
7. Loud-mouth : STENTOR
8. "___ the land . . . " : OER
9. TV's sound : AUDIO
10. Sophisticated, fashionable people : SMARTSET
11. What the tout gave at the track : ABUMSTEER
12. Manufacturing city in Ark. : MENA
13. Part of M.F.A. : ARTS
18. Place of darkness : EREBUS
24. Microscopic creatures : AMEBAS
25. Run another relay : RERACE
27. Assets : ESTATE
28. Loser at Little Big Horn : CUSTER
30. It flows beneath the Ponte Vecchio : ARNO
31. Bright; optimistic : ROSY
32. Pair of animals : SPAN
33. River in NW France : ORNE
34. Final extremity : BITTEREND
38. Part of the Big Apple : EASTSIDE
40. Paroxysms : THROES
43. More savory : TASTIER
48. Where Chengchow is capital : HONAN
50. Had an aversion to : HATED
51. Writer St. Johns : ADELA
52. Pan : ROAST
53. Napoleon's men : ARMEE
54. Scroll of the Pentateuch : TORA
55. Swan genus : OLOR
57. Pizzeria appliance : OVEN
58. Muscovites : REDS
60. Univ. at Baton Rouge : LSU

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