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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Friday, October 10, 1980

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { K Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,294
Across
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Fiber used in cordage : BAST
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Bane of grain : ERGOT
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Kind of boarder : STAR
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Present name of Christiania : OSLO
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Mark used in logic : TILDE
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Sheriff of a TV series : LOBO
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Kissinger opus : WHITEHOUSEYEARS
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Summer refresher : LEMONADE
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Actor Bracken : EDDIE
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Willkie's "___ World": 1943 : ONE
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Steel-mill refuse : SLAG
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Bring up to date : REVISE
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Least tense : LOOSEST
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Partnership in W.W. II : AXIS
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Piece fitted to a Roman collar : RABAT
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Muchacha's relative : TIO
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Baldwin opus : JUSTABOVEMYHEAD
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Hubbub : ADO
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Feline hybrid : LIGER
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Bacon part : RIND
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Set up : ERECTED
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G-men or T-men : AGENTS
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He goes farther than a thinker or a talker : DOER
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Musical syllable : TRA
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Advantage : ASSET
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Ruling principles : DICTATES
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Marcus opus : QUESTFORTHEBEST
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Lizards called fringefoots : UMAS
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Practical : UTILE
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Diminish : BATE
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Harbor in Guam : APRA
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Dogie catcher : ROPER
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Lined up : AROW
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Orange or Cotton : BOWL
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County in N.C. : ASHE
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Gracile : SLIM
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Dog that went to Oz : TOTO
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Type of fuel : ETHANE
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___ Janeiro : RIODE
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Substance on an envelope : GLUE
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G.I.'s togs : ODS
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Where Nicklaus starts : TEE
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Vehicle with runners : SLEDGE
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Marshland hopper : TOAD
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___ Audit (French rock shelter) : ABRI
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"The ___," Midler film : ROSE
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He lived 905 years : ENOS
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Ebullient : YEASTY
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Humorless : SOBER
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Good earth : LOAM
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V.I.P. in Agra : RAJA
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Diffuse : EXUDE
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Shield of a sort : VISOR
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Left or right follower : IST
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Took a bath : LAVED
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Toby's cousin : STEIN
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Yankee pitcher : TIANT
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O.K. : ROGER
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Fluctuating figures at Belmont : ODDS
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American author: 1832-88 : ALCOTT
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Cut : BITE
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Dom. of seven Henrys : HRE
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Ancient capital of Macedonian kings : EDESSA
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Hood, for one : ARCHER
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Swinger in front of a house : GATE
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Earl, e.g. : TITLE
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___ vitae (alcohol) : AQUA
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Pit : SUMP
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Scorch; dry up : SEAR
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Fall from a faulty faucet : DRIP
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Swedish rock group : ABBA
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Saline drop : TEAR
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"___ Perpetua," Idaho motto : ESTO
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Irish ___ : STEW
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Mink or chinchilla : FUR
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A Siouan : OTO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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