Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon 

New York Times, Thursday, December 22, 1988

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 3
Bernice Gordon has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Goliath's god : BAAL
5. Speak pompously : ORATE
10. Recording star Johnny : CASH
14. River in Czechoslovakia : ODRA
15. Wisent : BISON
16. One opposed : ANTI
17. Singers team up for a duet : ELTONJOHNDENVER
20. Charlotte of TV : RAE
21. Harmful mosquito : AEDES
22. Lacking sophistication : NAIVE
23. Library sign : SILENCE
25. Like some teeth : FILLED
26. Container for wine : VAT
27. Square-rigged ships : BRIGS
29. Gluck of the opera : ALMA
32. Great Britain, to Victoria : REALM
33. Past : AGO
36. Songstress joins actor : DIANAROSSMARTIN
40. Japanese sect : ZEN
41. A tithe : TENTH
42. African river : UELE
43. Pieces in the parlor : SOFAS
44. Avail oneself of Vail : SKI
46. Rise : ASCENT
49. Emulated Jasper Johns : PAINTED
53. Greek legislative assembly : BOULE
54. Brick structure in the Southwest : ADOBE
56. Dander : IRE
57. Senator meets author : ALBERTGOREVIDAL
60. Russian-born actress : STEN
61. Passover meal : SEDER
62. Hog's fare : MAST
63. Partner of seek : HIDE
64. Pointed instruments on ranches : PRODS
65. Something a hood cops : PLEA
1. Some South Africans : BOERS
2. Dwight's opponent : ADLAI
3. Collective in the U.S.S.R. : ARTEL
4. Vientiane native : LAO
5. Target : OBJECT
6. ___ Oro, African bay : RIODE
7. Winner at Wimbledon: 1975 : ASHE
8. "Sixteen ___," Tennessee Ernie Ford hit : TONS
9. Conclusion : END
10. Shortcuts for ships : CANALS
11. Block used by a smithy : ANVIL
12. Garvey of baseball : STEVE
13. Took on : HIRED
18. Starring role for 60 Across : NANA
19. A puzzlement : ENIGMA
24. Author Hunter : EVAN
25. Shoot a movie : FILM
27. Defeats : BESTS
28. Impetuous : RASH
29. Tool used for trimming wood : ADZ
30. Nose grower for Pinocchio : LIE
31. ___ about town : MAN
32. Jaffe or Barrett : RONA
33. Noshed : ATE
34. Gerard of "Buck Rogers . . . " : GIL
35. Small bill : ONE
37. He expiates : ATONER
38. Fissure : REFT
39. Archeologist's find : RUIN
43. Greek goddess of the moon : SELENE
44. Cavalry weapons : SABERS
45. City on the Dnepr : KIEV
46. Disconcert : ABASH
47. Sir Georg of the Chicago Symphony : SOLTI
48. Raised to the third power : CUBED
49. Studied hard : PORED
50. Kind of wave : TIDAL
51. Clean the slate : ERASE
52. Gamma follower : DELTA
54. Electric-lamp inspector : AGER
55. Fuddy-duddy : DODO
58. Cooking abbr. : TSP
59. Dennis the Menace, e.g. : IMP

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