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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Thursday, October 4, 1984

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { G J K W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,749
Across
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Meal : REPAST
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Francesca's ill-fated lover : PAOLO
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Mother of Galahad : ELAINE
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A star's part : LEADROLE
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Wall St. bear : SELLER
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Parceled out : ALLOTTED
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Egg: Comb. form : OVI
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Salad plants : ENDIVES
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Figure on a clock : III
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Maiden : LASS
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Sea duck : EIDER
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Saint-Michel, e.g. : MONT
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Public storehouse : ETAPE
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"___ any drop to drink": Coleridge : NOR
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Layers : HENS
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Native of a Black Sea port : ODESSAN
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What sometimes flies : FUR
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University head : RECTOR
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Plain : COMMON
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One of the Ritters : TEX
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Evangelist's warning : PREPARE
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Round Table knight : BORS
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Waitress in Mel's diner : FLO
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Earl, the jazz pianist and conductor : HINES
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"Utopia" author : MORE
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Gall : BRASS
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County in Florida : DADE
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Baseball stat. : ERA
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Prefabricated shelter : QUONSET
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Dressler role : MIN
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Right to demand payment : RECOURSE
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Hindu VIP's : RANEES
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Heroic people : VALIANTS
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Strip a whale's blubber : FLENSE
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Avian food : SEEDS
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Walter and Winfield : SCOTTS
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Do a cobbler's job : RESOLE
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Farmer's grain ___ : ELEVATOR
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Line of cliffs : PALISADE
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Trouble : AIL
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Snicker's partner : SNEE
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Alloy of lead and tin : TERNE
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More washed out : PALER
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Stirs : ADOS
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Scrap : ORT
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Sunburn aid : LOTION
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Liquid parts of fat : OLEINS
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Applied to the surface : LAIDON
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Young eel : ELVER
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Blue-pencil : EDIT
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Moslem's coin : DINAR
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Banquo at Macbeth's banquet : SPECTRE
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Fanciful fountain figure : MERMAID
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Creator of the Moffats : ESTES
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Skeptic's sound : HUMPH
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Fenway Park team, for short : SOX
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Burr, to Hamilton : FOE
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Grammy-winner Christopher: 1980 : CROSS
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Embellish : ORNAMENT
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Most destitute : NEEDIEST
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British Comets, e.g. : PLANES
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The north wind : BOREAS
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Forecaster : ORACLE
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Four-time Pulitzer Prize winner : FROST
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Meanings : SENSES
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TV host ___ Griffin : MERV
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He was a cotter's son : BURNS
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Feudal workers : SERFS
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Block of type metal : QUAD
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Nursery necessity : TALC
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Goose, in Grenoble : OIE
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Classic preceder : NEO

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later.

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