New York Times, Monday, July 2, 2012

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Will Shortz
Bernice Gordon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 46 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 105 for Ms. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: Bernice Gordon was 38 when she had her first crossword published in the NYT. That's probably older than average. It was also 60 years ago, in 1952, and that's something to celebrate! Ms. Gordon constructed this one at age 98.
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1. Lighted sign over a doorway : EXIT
5. Dam on the Nile : ASWAN
10. Back of the neck : NAPE
14. Famous ___ cookies : AMOS
15. Stiller's partner in comedy : MEARA
16. Plow pullers : OXEN
17. "Bye for now" : TATA
18. Like George W. vis-à-vis Jeb Bush : OLDER
19. Backside : HIND
20. French writer's apprehension by the police? : SARTRESARREST
23. 1970s TV's "___ Ramsey" : HEC
24. Tech company spun off from Time Warner : AOL
25. French writer's state of drunkenness? : PROUSTSSTUPOR
32. Leafy vegetable : CHARD
33. "That's clear" : ISEE
34. Offering from Lil Jon or Fat Joe : RAP
36. Pig sound : OINK
37. Abuses, as a fraternity pledge : HAZES
39. Rain gutter site : EAVE
40. Sack : BAG
41. Run a towel over : WIPE
42. Adjust, as a hem : ALTER
43. French writer's two-under-par holes? : LESAGESEAGLES
47. Burnt part : ASH
48. LeBron James's org. : NBA
49. French writer's boardwalk booth operator? : RACINESCARNIE
56. Actor Bridges of "The Big Lebowski" : JEFF
57. Creme-filled cookies : OREOS
58. Prefix with disestablishmentarianism : ANTI
60. ___ of Sandwich : EARL
61. Swap : TRADE
62. Saddam Hussein's land : IRAQ
63. "Iliad" locale : TROY
64. Double curves : ESSES
65. "___ is more" : LESS
1. Have a meal : EAT
2. Dec. 25 : XMAS
3. Tiniest bit of the Greek alphabet? : IOTA
4. Former St. Petersburg royal : TSAR
5. Ovid's book of love poetry : AMORES
6. Choose : SELECT
7. Hunks of chewing tobacco : WADS
8. Locale : AREA
9. Gives an account : NARRATES
10. Useless : NOHELP
11. Germany, Italy and Japan, in W.W. II : AXIS
12. Cooped (up) : PENT
13. Conclusion : END
21. Sound of a heavy fall : THUD
22. Womanizer : ROUE
25. Small lab container : PHIAL
26. Where cowboys once sang "Oh, give me a home" : RANGE
27. Mork's birthplace, on TV : ORK
28. Small, medium and large : SIZES
29. NNW's opposite : SSE
30. Speechify : ORATE
31. Parties that might have glow-in-the-dark freebies : RAVES
32. Corn on the ___ : COB
35. The "p" in r.p.m. : PER
37. It may be hit by a soprano : HIGHNOTE
38. Zoo animal that beats its chest : APE
39. 90° turn : ELL
41. "What ___ thinking?!" : WASI
42. Actor John of "Sands of Iwo Jima" : AGAR
44. Run-scoring hit that puts the batter out : SACFLY
45. Put in a secret language : ENCODE
46. Humiliates : ABASES
49. Backside : REAR
50. Jackson 5 hairdo : AFRO
51. Blunders : ERRS
52. Caribbean and Mediterranean : SEAS
53. Finger's tip : NAIL
54. Concerning, on a memo : INRE
55. Flight board postings, for short : ETAS
56. MetLife Stadium footballer : JET
59. Figs. for geniuses : IQS

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