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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Wednesday, January 11, 1989

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,309

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Across
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Gooseneck : LAMP
5
Standardbred at Yonkers : PACER
10
A.B.A. members : ATTS
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Sandarac tree : ARAR
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Capri and Ischia: It. : ISOLE
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Mother of Hera : RHEA
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Fortress : STRONGHOLD
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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Representation : SYMBOL
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Having feelings : SENTIENT
23
Deceives : LIES
25
Requires : NEEDS
26
Author of "Black Oxen" : ATHERTON
30
___ in (collects) : CASHES
33
Airport, for short : DROME
34
Thwacks : LICKS
36
Baseball's Mel : OTT
37
Measures for wire : MILS
38
Sets right : FIXES
39
Pinter creation : PLAY
40
Close : END
41
Friend of Standish : ALDEN
42
Earp's star : BADGE
43
Snuggle up : NESTLE
45
Puts emphasis on : STRESSES
47
Pays, as a bill : FOOTS
49
Grade : SORT
50
Manufacturers' output : PRODUCTS
53
Indolent : OTIOSE
57
Air: Comb. form : AERI
58
Be left with the entire blame : HOLDTHEBAG
60
Charge per unit : RATE
61
Baffle : ELUDE
62
Berlin creation : SONG
63
Old English letters : EDHS
64
Carried on : RAGED
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Koppel and Husing : TEDS
Down
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Young lady : LASS
2
Ostentatious, in a way : ARTY
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Madam, in Dogpatch : MARM
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Things to be solved : PROBLEMS
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Sow's baby : PIGLET
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Tough timber tree : ASH
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Dove sounds : COOS
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Burstyn of the screen : ELLEN
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Bigoted hicks : REDNECKS
10
Calla lilies, e.g. : AROIDS
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Entrances : THRESHOLDS
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Harold of the comics : TEEN
13
River in Ariz. : SALT
18
Black, to Brigitte : NOIRE
22
Assam and keemun : TEAS
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Reliable : SOLID
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Madison Ave. figures : ADMEN
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Threefold : TRINE
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Speaks in public : HOLDSFORTH
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Puts thumbs down : NIXES
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Story, in St.-Lô : ETAGE
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Eye ailments : STYES
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Pennies : CENTS
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Ala.-born actress Louise ___ : FLETCHER
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Most pallid : PASTIEST
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Surname of three baseball brothers : ALOU
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Wharf space for a liner : BERTH
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Small flycatchers : TODIES
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Firmly established : ROOTED
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Garb for Caesar's wife : STOLA
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Cut off : PARE
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What to do between the lines : READ
52
Hit hard : SLUG
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Hautboy : OBOE
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Kind of dollar or storm : SAND
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___-and-bacon (toadflax) : EGGS
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A.E.S. opponent : DDE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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