Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon 

New York Times, Wednesday, March 25, 1981

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Handle clumsily : PAW
4. Minute groove : STRIA
9. "For whither ___ goest . . . " : THOU
13. Skating star Heiden : ERIC
15. Chant merrily : TROLL
16. ___ Beauty (apple) : ROME
17. Out of dough : ONTHEROCKS
19. Birthstone for October : OPAL
20. Valentine gifts, perhaps : NOSEGAYS
21. A series of curls : SPIRE
22. "Gosh darn it!" : RATS
23. Three, in Munich : DREI
25. José ___, flamenco dancer : MOLINA
28. Deplorably bad : WRETCHED
32. Singletons : ONES
33. Palace for which Goya designed tapestries : PRADO
34. Gardner : AVA
35. Readily : ATTHEDROPOFAHAT
39. Wooden pin : NOG
40. Singer Frankie or Cleo : LAINE
41. Assured of success : MADE
42. Flashy : SPORTING
44. Kind of shop or circuit : CLOSED
46. TV emcee : HOST
47. Lecturing trip : TOUR
48. Soap scent : LEMON
51. Having a less healthy-looking complexion : SALLOWER
55. Elderly : AGED
56. Left ___ (deserted) : INTHELURCH
58. Lion's pride : MANE
59. Mississippi, the ___ State : BAYOU
60. Six, in old dice games : SICE
61. Positive quantity : PLUS
62. Pointed arches : OGEES
63. Jasmine, e.g. : TEA
1. Foot soldier, in India : PEON
2. River through Firenze : ARNO
3. Retorts are their fortes : WITS
4. Layers : STRATA
5. Cities in N.Y., Ala., Ohio, etc. : TROYS
6. Fabled birds : ROCS
7. Kind : ILK
8. Jolson and Pacino : ALS
9. Cancer or Capricorn : TROPIC
10. Snake-dance specialist : HOPI
11. Bradley : OMAR
12. Long river in Zaire : UELE
14. Think of fondly : CHERISH
18. First elected governor of Alaska : EGAN
21. ___ day (sundown) : SETOF
23. Window adornment : DRAPE
24. Renovate : REDO
25. Sounds in a ghost story : MOANS
26. Sitting pretty : ONTOP
27. Released : LETGO
28. Like Corrigan's "way" : WRONG
29. Sunken fences : HAHAS
30. Get away from : EVADE
31. Out of style : DATED
33. Photographer's product : PRINT
36. Singer John : ELTON
37. Place for the speaker : DAIS
38. Lovey-dovey : AMOROUS
43. Home of the Colossus : RHODES
44. Plant with showy leaves : COLEUS
45. Period before the storm : LULL
47. Lake on Calif.-Nev. border : TAHOE
48. Genie's abode : LAMP
49. Equal, in France : EGAL
50. Bill of fare : MENU
51. Eye problem : STYE
52. Formal document : WRIT
53. ___ homo : ECCE
54. Mother of Zeus : RHEA
56. Group on the lower Niger : IBO
57. Riding pony : NAG

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