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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Thursday, October 20, 1955

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,305
Across Down
1. Dithers to Dagwood. : BOSS
5. Competitive exhibitions. : FAIRS
10. Manger. : CRIB
14. ___ act. : RIOT
15. City in the Ruhr. : ESSEN
16. Circle of light. : HALO
17. That after-a-shower feeling. : ASFRESHASADAISY
20. A catch, in mechanics. : DETENT
21. Reciprocated. : RETURNED
22. Change one's position. : STIR
24. Pronoun. : THEM
25. Cut apart. : DISSEVER
29. B. C. prophet. : ELIJAH
33. Baseball Hall of Fame name. : OTT
34. Quick. : RAPID
36. Capture by guile. : SNARE
37. Normandy town. : CAEN
39. Stop. : LETUP
41. "Did ___ and gimble in the wabe . . . " : GYRE
42. Rip's counterpart in Germany. : KLAUS
44. City in Missouri. : LAMAR
46. Siesta. : NAP
47. Imaginary beings of the air. : SYLPHS
49. Foes of Richard the Lion-Hearted. : SARACENS
51. London art gallery. : TATE
53. In ___ (in its original place). : SITU
54. A speech sound. : ASPIRATE
58. Piece of toast soaked in gravy. : SIPPET
62. One strictly on the level. : STRAIGHTSHOOTER
64. Game. : POOL
65. Hair-raising. : EERIE
66. French composer. : LALO
67. Undermines. : SAPS
68. Toy store stock. : SLEDS
69. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
1. Nail. : BRAD
2. French river. : OISE
3. Gentle. : SOFT
4. Strain's companion. : STRESS
5. The Mardi gras, for example. : FESTIVAL
6. Shade tree. : ASH
7. Munich's river. : ISAR
8. Restyle one's hair. : RESET
9. Handle of a scythe. : SNATHE
10. Fictional prince. : CHARMING
11. Kind of check. : RAIN
12. Fraulein's name. : ILSE
13. He plays Hopalong. : BOYD
18. Take up. : ENTER
19. Scaramouche's forte. : DUELS
23. Turn away. : REPEL
25. "Waterfront" locale. : DOCKS
26. Gronchi's country. : ITALY
27. Gain a base without a hit. : STEAL
28. Actress Gam and namesakes. : RITAS
30. Mrs. Steve Allen. : JAYNE
31. Scottish island. : ARRAN
32. Uriah's family. : HEEPS
35. French author. : DUMAS
38. Wedding. : NUPTIALS
40. Civil divisions in Louisiana. : PARISHES
43. 1,400-mile river into Lake Chad. : SHARI
45. Fixed relation. : RATIO
48. Produces. : STAGES
50. Small dome. : CUPOLA
52. Peg Lynch's role. : ETHEL
54. Horned vipers. : ASPS
55. Portico. : STOA
56. Movable article on stage. : PROP
57. To be: Fr. : ETRE
59. School groups. : PTAS
60. Smorgasbord items. : EELS
61. Gait. : TROT
63. One of the Chaplins. : SID

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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