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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Friday, January 23, 1981

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,399
Across
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Leadership of a group : HELM
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City in Idaho : ARCO
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Cocksure : SMUG
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Layer of the iris : UVEA
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Rainbow fish : MAORI
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False attitude : POSE
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Subject painted by many artists : LASTSUPPER
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Fruit punches : ADES
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Rushes violently against : ASSAULTS
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Contorted : ATWIST
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Ruby or Sandra : DEE
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Nosher's delight : EATING
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Lab vessels : RETORTS
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Disease of apple and pear trees : MEASLES
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Afghan princes : AMIRS
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Carts : HAULS
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Peruvian seaport : ILO
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Cozy quarters : DENS
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Colorless : MOUSY
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Young moose : CALF
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Banking abbr. : INT
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Topkick : SARGE
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City invaded by Nazis: May 1941 : CANEA
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Fragrant substance : ODORANT
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Casual visitors : DROPINS
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Gusto : RELISH
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Grand ___ Opry : OLE
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Sight in the Arctic Ocean : ICECAP
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Macbeth's fatal flaw : AMBITION
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What S. B. Anthony wanted : VOTE
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Louvre cynosure : LAGIOCONDA
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Chooses : OPTS
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Heap kudos upon : EXALT
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Habeas corpus, e.g. : WRIT
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Hudsons' contemporaries : REOS
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Son of Aphrodite : EROS
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Bleeped item on TV : NONO
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Shimmy's cousin : HULA
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Gabor and Braun : EVAS
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Color or point follower : LESS
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Trump cards in certain games : MATADORS
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Fetish : AMULET
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Wholly absorbed : RAPT
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Thicket : COPSE
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Money in Malmö : ORE
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Generates : SPAWNS
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Painter-sculptor born in Livorno : MODIGLIANI
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___ up (exhausts) : USES
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Exploit : GEST
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In a wrathful way : IRATELY
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Litigants : SUERS
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Sobrinos' kin : TIAS
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Pleasingly diverted : AMUSED
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Receiving set : RADIO
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Free from defects : EMEND
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His self-portrait is in the Louvre : TINTORETTO
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Tennis wear : SHORTS
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"Lady of the Lake" lady : ELLEN
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Tuxedo and chesterfield : SOFAS
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Summer mo. : AUG
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One-third of a cohort : MANIPLE
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City on Table Bay : CAPETOWN
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Spacious hall : SALA
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Mulligrubs : COLIC
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Welcome break : RECESS
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Characters in "Star Wars" : ROBOTS
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Mother of Ishmael : HAGAR
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Novello : IVOR
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Contend : COPE
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Venus de ___ (Louvre attraction) : MILO
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Small Japanese receptacle : INRO
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One-eyed god : ODIN
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Defense org. : NATO
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Chopper : AXE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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