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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Wednesday, November 28, 1956

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, 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.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 58-Across clue had "Namessakes"; corrected it to "Namesakes."

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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,710
Across
1. Modern jazz exponent. : BRUBECK
8. Mrs. Duchin of the screen. : NOVAK
13. Misplayer at cards. : RENEGER
14. Theatrical performance. : MATINEE
16. Region on the Red Sea. : ERITREA
17. Little song. : ARIETTA
18. Mecca for music lovers. : MET
19. Thackeray's Henry and Beatrix. : ESMONDS
21. Heights: Abbr. : HTS
22. Proclamation. : EDICT
24. Namesakes of Marie Saint. : EVAS
25. ___-edged. : GILT
26. Boxer turned actor. : NOVA
27. Annoy. : FRET
28. Pointed stakes. : PALES
29. Make a beginning. : SETTO
31. Disposes of again. : RESELLS
33. American best seller. : CIGARETTE
35. Scene of archeological discovery. : DEADSEA
37. Tears. : RENDS
40. TV star. : BERLE
41. Road map abbreviations. : RTES
43. The very best: Slang. : TOPS
45. Geyserite. : OPAL
46. Former boxing champion. : BAER
47. Mild oath in Irish dialect. : GORRA
48. Auxiliary verb. : WAS
49. "Won't you ___?" : SITDOWN
51. Marble. : MIG
52. Full of knowledge. : ERUDITE
54. Igneous rock. : DIORITE
56. Trudgen and crawl. : STROKES
57. Tempts. : ENTICES
58. Namesakes of a Biblical patriarch. : SETHS
59. Most recondite. : DEEPEST
Down
1. Port on the Weser river. : BREMEN
2. Screen behind an altar. : REREDOS
3. Tending to bring together. : UNITIVE
4. Play faro. : BET
5. Showy bird. : EGRET
6. Passing marks. : CEES
7. Former tennis champion. : KRAMER
8. Certain ointments. : NARDS
9. Colonial orator and patriot. : OTIS
10. C'est la ___. : VIE
11. Result of formicid activity. : ANTHILL
12. Ma and Pa of the movies. : KETTLES
14. Sea cow. : MANATEE
15. Perennial bridge players. : EASTS
20. Considered better than it really is. : OVERRATED
23. Derisive sound. : CATCALL
25. Two-ton Tony. : GALENTO
27. Weather phenomena. : FOGS
28. Diminutive of a man's name. : PETE
30. Help along (with "over"). : TIDE
32. Certain ships: Abbr. : STRS
34. Inflates. : AERATES
35. Leaves. : DEPARTS
36. Typist's headache. : ERASURE
38. Squirrel-like animals. : DORMICE
39. Pixies. : SPRITES
40. Late Major of radio fame. : BOWES
42. Worn away. : ERODED
44. Most wise. : SAGEST
46. Is caught, as by a trick. : BITES
47. Part of a gangster's wad. : GNOTE
49. Monotheist of the Punjab. : SIKH
50. Hock. : WINE
53. Small mark. : DOT
55. Van Winkle. : RIP

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

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