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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Wednesday, October 9, 1991

27-Down : Deg. for a teacher

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Bernice Gordon has 126 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 21 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,310
Across
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Use a whip : LASH
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Author of "The Seven Lady Godivas" : SEUSS
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Xiamen's former name : AMOY
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Dripping : ALEAK
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Gudrun's husband : ATLI
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Milieu of Moran and Mack : VAUDEVILLE
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Item on a seafood menu : CRAB
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Make rough or harsh : ASPERATE
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Removes to a distance : ELOINS
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United : ONE
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Dance of the jazz age : STOMP
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Hope follower : CHEST
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Edifying : ELEVATED
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___ la Paix : RUEDE
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Music for a movie : SCORE
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Devon river : EXE
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Gossip-column tidbit : ITEM
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Geological areas : BELTS
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Put on a pound or two : GAIN
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___-de-sac (blind alley) : CUL
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Wild water buffaloes : ARNAS
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Zestful : GUSTY
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His glass is half full : OPTIMIST
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Apples and pears : POMES
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Clay used for building : ADOBE
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Joanne of films : DRU
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Site of Forbes A.F.B. : TOPEKA
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Like Fosdick : FEARLESS
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Harp at La Scala : ARPA
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Hootchy-kootchy's kin : BELLYDANCE
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"___ no kick ... " : IGET
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Permission : LEAVE
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Half hitch, e.g. : KNOT
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Instrument for King David : LYRE
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Funny Fudd : ELMER
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Roadside sign : EATS
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Pelée output : LAVA
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Japanese pearlers : AMAS
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Dinner beginner : SOUP
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Spencer Tracy role: 1941 : HYDE
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Sage : SAVANT
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Meritocracy : ELITE
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River in Zaire : UELE
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"Erie Canal" mule : SAL
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Small iceboats : SKEETERS
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Crosby's birthplace : TACOMA
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Ecdysiast's forte : STRIPTEASE
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Astronaut Shepard : ALAN
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Marks with ridges : RIBS
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Irregular : EROSE
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Segal's "___ Story" : LOVE
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Casino machines : SLOTS
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Clown : CUTUP
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Kind of dancer : HEELTAPPER
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Deg. for a teacher : EDM
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Brilliant success : ECLAT
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Egresses : EXITS
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Gainsay : DENY
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Rich, to Ricardo : RICO
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Import : SENSE
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Venal : BRIBABLE
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Chicle : GUM
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Frenzied : AMOK
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Fruit of the calabash : GOURD
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Think up : IDEATE
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Orison : PRAYER
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Do intensive research : DELVE
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Shadow : TAIL
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Drunken revelry : ORGY
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Humbug : FLAM
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Superior, e.g. : LAKE
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Resort in Sicily : ENNA
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Rob Roy was one : SCOT
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Clutches of eggs : SETS
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Kingklip : EEL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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