Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon 

New York Times, Thursday, March 19, 1981

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Censure unsparingly : SLASH
6. Fragment or shred : WISP
10. Nick Nolte film, with "The" : DEEP
14. Footwear : PUMPS
15. Prefix with social or trust : ANTI
16. Dome-shaped construction : IGLU
17. Turn away : AVERT
18. Spruce, in Southampton : TRIG
19. Runaway : ROMP
20. Actor Santoni : RENI
21. Useless; ineffective : STERILE
23. Reading, for example : GAOL
25. Signal used in the Navy or Army : RECALL
29. What a C.P.A. might say : FIGURESDONTLIE
33. Most rational : SANEST
34. Slight color : TINT
35. ___ king : ALA
36. The masses, to snobs : HERD
37. Enthusiast : BUG
38. Cooperstown's Speaker : TRIS
39. Author Levin : IRA
40. Homeless child : WAIF
42. Sand crab : SPRITE
44. Trope used by Pope et al. : FIGUREOFSPEECH
47. Move unsteadily : TEETER
48. Plantation created by Mitchell : TARA
49. Wild asses or catapults : ONAGERS
52. Arkansas-born singer : CASH
56. Sound of thunder : CLAP
59. Anklebones : TALI
60. Hot pepper : CHILI
61. Name assumed by a spy named Zelle : HARI
62. "Beowulf" is one : EPIC
63. Roman place of worship : AEDES
64. Corn lily : IXIA
65. Howdah, e.g. : SEAT
66. Beverages : BREWS
1. Box cautiously : SPAR
2. What Burns compared to a red red rose : LUVE
3. Breslin's "World Without End, ___" : AMEN
4. Adorned with branchlike figures, as muslin : SPRIGGED
5. F.D.R. follower : HST
6. Turkey's hanging appendage : WATTLE
7. Concerning : INRE
8. Slammer : STIR
9. Product of a blast furnace : PIGIRON
10. Emulate Otto Preminger : DIRECT
11. Self : EGO
12. Deciduous tree : ELM
13. Young seal : PUP
21. Class : SORT
22. Fast time : LENT
24. From, in Frankfurt : AUS
26. Early conqueror of Rome : ALARIC
27. Witch in Goethe's "Faust" : LILITH
28. Realtor's document : LEASE
29. Spenser's "___ Queene" : FAERIE
30. " . . . men ___ strike those that wish them best": Shak. : INRAGE
31. Tom Wolfe's "The Right ___" : STUFF
32. Cutting remark : DIG
33. Dress style : SHIFT
37. Life story, for short : BIO
38. Perfect butler in old films : TREACHER
40. British servicewoman : WREN
41. Makes effervescent : AERATES
42. Mineral springs : SPAS
43. ___ annum : PER
45. What "literature" was to Helen Keller : UTOPIA
46. Hard; rigid : STRICT
50. Vacuum : GAPE
51. Kazan : ELIA
53. ___-mémoire (written summary) : AIDE
54. Did in : SLEW
55. Sound of contempt : HISS
56. Greek letter : CHI
57. Opposite of 46 Down : LAX
58. Uris hero : ARI
60. Calloway : CAB

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