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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Wednesday, December 2, 1981

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { K Q X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, 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.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,712
Across
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Goya painting in the Prado : MAJA
5
Fish or Peruvian money : SOLES
10
Cod, for example : CAPE
14
Its capital was Susa : ELAM
15
Fulcrum for an oar : THOLE
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Lake in the U.S.S.R. : ARAL
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One of Judy's children : LIZA
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Robert De Niro role : RAGINGBULL
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Knockouts : DAZZLERS
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Certain vessels : TRAMPS
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The March King : SOUSA
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Disaccustom by degrees : WEAN
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Pucci products : PRINTS
27
Baubles for milady : PENDANTS
31
Laundry cycle : RINSE
32
Collop : SLICE
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Author Levin : IRA
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Follow follower : ING
35
Cartoonist Briggs : CLARE
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Antecedent of plus or com : NON
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Ripen : AGE
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Amalgamates : JOINS
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Harmonize : BLEND
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"We meet our ___ face to face": Belloc : MORNINGS
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Cowboys' gear : RIATAS
44
Inner: Comb. form : ENTO
45
Film role played by Chief Thundercloud : TONTO
46
Hidden : ARCANE
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Vindictive : VENGEFUL
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Locale of a Vanessa Redgrave film : BEARISLAND
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Tear apart : RIVE
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Member of the House of Lords : EARL
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Mud volcano : SALSE
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Rtes. : AVES
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Playing card : TREY
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Spinning : AREEL
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Orderly : NEAT
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Play in pinochle : MELD
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Inter ___ (among other things) : ALIA
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Film starring Al Jolson, with "The" : JAZZSINGER
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Penthesilea and her band : AMAZONS
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Engineer's concern : STRESS
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He wrote "BUtterfield 8" : OHARA
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Pilots' records : LOGS
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Wallach : ELI
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Decision of a judge : SENTENCE
10
Bathhouse : CABANA
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Cuckoopint : ARUM
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Lobster's appendage : PALP
13
Extensions : ELLS
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Something to make : GRADE
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Musical instrument : LUTE
24
Dams : WEIRS
25
The last king of Troy : PRIAM
26
Starr of the Beatles : RINGO
27
Designs : PLANS
28
Fonda-Parton-Tomlin film : NINETOFIVE
29
Sodium carbonate : TRONA
30
Gritty particles : SANDS
32
Seaport in Ireland : SLIGO
35
"The Barefoot ___," 1954 film : CONTESSA
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Supernatural being, in Moslem legends : JINNI
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Sir Rudolph of opera : BING
40
Church of St. John ___ in Rome : LATERAN
42
Just about : NEARLY
43
Lyric form : RONDEL
45
Present, e.g. : TENSE
46
Egg on : ABET
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Erect : REAR
48
Concern : CARE
49
Farewell, to Fabius : VALE
50
Layer of the iris : UVEA
51
For fear that : LEST
53
Malay gibbon : LAR

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

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