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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Thursday, December 18, 1980

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,363
Across
1
Recedes : EBBS
5
Type of moth : EGGAR
10
Grand feat of Bobby Jones : SLAM
14
Opposite of aweather : ALEE
15
Black eye : MOUSE
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Home of the "Children of the Sun" : PERU
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Reporter Barrett : RONA
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Associates : COMPANIONS
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Softens the mood of : SWEETENS
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Luft and Doone : LORNAS
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Hack's riders : FARES
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Marcel Marceau, e.g. : MIME
25
Apothegms : ADAGES
27
Large : SIZEABLE
31
Projection at the foot of a wall : SOCLE
32
Pallid : WAXEN
33
Group comprising U.S., Mex., etc. : OAS
34
Relative of a pigeonhole : COTE
35
___ Palace in Venice : DOGES
36
Letters from Athens : PSIS
37
Touse or towse : ADO
38
Faux pas : ERROR
39
Metrical unit in Sanskrit : MATRA
40
Heaps up : PYRAMIDS
42
Caricature : PARODY
43
Collection of quails : BEVY
44
Follower of a Greek theologian : ARIAN
45
Convince : ASSURE
48
Very wicked : FIENDISH
51
Thick as thieves : PALSYWALSY
53
"___ umble pie . . . ": Dickens : IATE
54
___-dieu (kneeling bench) : PRIE
55
Lacking 18 Across : ALONE
56
Give the cold shoulder to : SNUB
57
Campers' curfew : TAPS
58
Swerved : YAWED
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Anglo-Saxon laborer : ESNE
Down
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Crossettes : EARS
2
Scram : BLOW
3
Eleemosynar, e.g. : BENEFACTOR
4
Piscivorous bird : SEAEAGLE
5
Bob Barker et al. : EMCEES
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Saps : GOONS
7
Sapodillas : GUMS
8
Cerastes : ASP
9
Gains : REALIZES
10
Bridal wreath, for one : SPIREA
11
Spinks or Goossens : LEON
12
Water buffalo : ARNA
13
Dishevel : MUSS
19
Any ancient Roman's second name : NOMEN
21
Ocote or persea : TREE
24
Kitchen aid : MIXER
25
Soc. of musicians : ASCAP
26
TV woodenhead, Howdy ___ : DOODY
27
Starch-yielding palms : SAGOS
28
Henry James novel, with "The" : BOSTONIANS
29
Sec. of Defense: 1969–72 : LAIRD
30
Repplier product : ESSAY
32
Verbose : WORDY
35
Kind of entry : DRIVEWAY
36
Celestial City : PARADISE
38
___ board, on a manicurist's tray : EMERY
39
Might's partner : MAIN
41
Vilifies : ABUSES
42
Made raids upon : PREYED
44
Tributary of the Oise : AISNE
45
Notation on a cal. : APPT
46
Name meaning "princess" : SARA
47
Knitting stitch : SLIP
48
Spring : FLOW
49
Shock : STUN
50
Cupbearer to the gods : HEBE
52
Wing : ALA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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