Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon 

New York Times, Wednesday, December 4, 1991

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Spans: 1
Bernice Gordon has 80 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hood's weapon : SHIV
5. Former Turkish cavalryman : SPAHI
10. Reject a lover abruptly : JILT
14. Refer to : CITE
15. Schwarzenegger, e.g. : HEMAN
16. Addict : USER
17. Writer Haley : ALEX
18. Bagnold and Bennett : ENIDS
19. Challenge : DEFY
20. Prokofiev ballet: 1935 : ROMEOANDJULIET
23. Held a session : SAT
24. Varnish base : LAC
25. Balaam's mount : ASS
28. See 53 Across : THE
30. Impassive : STOICAL
34. Racket : NOISE
36. Hart or cob : MALE
38. Caen's river : ORNE
39. Ballet offshoot: 1892 : NUTCRACKERSUITE
42. Mackerel type : ATKA
43. Bound : LEAP
44. AMPAS award : OSCAR
45. Walk awkwardly : SHAMBLE
47. City in Sp. : TOL
49. Cotter pin : KEY
50. Foot, to Fabius : PES
51. Twice VIII : XVI
53. With 28 Across, Tchaikovsky ballet: 1890 : SLEEPINGBEAUTY
61. Become vague : BLUR
62. Writer Calvino : ITALO
63. Sheer : MERE
64. Sake source : RICE
65. A favorite poet of Charles I : CAREW
66. Cry like a calf : BLAT
67. Mimicked : APED
68. Sommer's namesakes : ELKES
69. Big rig : SEMI
1. Isolated rock : SCAR
2. Port in Hawaii : HILO
3. Particular : ITEM
4. Annoys : VEXES
5. Dirk's case : SHEATH
6. Ivy League team : PENN
7. During : AMID
8. Pilgrimage to Mecca : HADJ
9. Affronter : INSULTER
10. Wise : JUDICIOUS
11. Listener's phrase : ISEE
12. Portside : LEFT
13. Rugby play : TRY
21. "True Grit" is one : OATER
22. Thai Buddhist : LAO
25. Moffo and Moses : ANNAS
26. "___ Pacific" : SOUTH
27. National historical park in Alaska : SITKA
29. Sajak role : EMCEE
30. Took 40 winks : SLEPT
31. Pain in the neck : CRICK
32. Piers : ANTAE
33. Suspicious : LEERY
35. Ran playfully : SCAMPERED
37. Alias : AKA
40. Flavoring agent : ALLSPICE
41. Figure out : SOLVE
46. Spelldown : BEE
48. U-shaped frames : OXBOWS
52. Metrical feet : IAMBS
53. Small error : SLIP
54. Full-grown pike : LUCE
55. Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
56. British informer : NARK
57. Sheer joy : GLEE
58. River in Zaire : UELE
59. Boxlike wagon : TRAM
60. Himalayan enigma : YETI
61. Lingerie item : BRA

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