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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Wednesday, December 4, 1991

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,366
Across
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Hood's weapon : SHIV
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Former Turkish cavalryman : SPAHI
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Reject a lover abruptly : JILT
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Refer to : CITE
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Schwarzenegger, e.g. : HEMAN
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Addict : USER
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Writer Haley : ALEX
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Bagnold and Bennett : ENIDS
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Challenge : DEFY
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Prokofiev ballet: 1935 : ROMEOANDJULIET
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Held a session : SAT
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Varnish base : LAC
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Balaam's mount : ASS
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See 53 Across : THE
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Impassive : STOICAL
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Racket : NOISE
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Hart or cob : MALE
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Caen's river : ORNE
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Ballet offshoot: 1892 : NUTCRACKERSUITE
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Mackerel type : ATKA
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Bound : LEAP
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AMPAS award : OSCAR
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Walk awkwardly : SHAMBLE
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City in Sp. : TOL
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Cotter pin : KEY
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Foot, to Fabius : PES
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Twice VIII : XVI
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With 28 Across, Tchaikovsky ballet: 1890 : SLEEPINGBEAUTY
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Become vague : BLUR
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Writer Calvino : ITALO
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Sheer : MERE
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Sake source : RICE
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A favorite poet of Charles I : CAREW
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Cry like a calf : BLAT
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Mimicked : APED
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Sommer's namesakes : ELKES
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Big rig : SEMI
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Isolated rock : SCAR
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Port in Hawaii : HILO
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Particular : ITEM
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Annoys : VEXES
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Dirk's case : SHEATH
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Ivy League team : PENN
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During : AMID
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Pilgrimage to Mecca : HADJ
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Affronter : INSULTER
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Wise : JUDICIOUS
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Listener's phrase : ISEE
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Portside : LEFT
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Rugby play : TRY
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"True Grit" is one : OATER
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Thai Buddhist : LAO
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Moffo and Moses : ANNAS
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"___ Pacific" : SOUTH
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National historical park in Alaska : SITKA
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Sajak role : EMCEE
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Took 40 winks : SLEPT
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Pain in the neck : CRICK
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Piers : ANTAE
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Suspicious : LEERY
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Ran playfully : SCAMPERED
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Alias : AKA
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Flavoring agent : ALLSPICE
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Figure out : SOLVE
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Spelldown : BEE
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U-shaped frames : OXBOWS
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Metrical feet : IAMBS
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Small error : SLIP
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Full-grown pike : LUCE
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Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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British informer : NARK
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Sheer joy : GLEE
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River in Zaire : UELE
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Boxlike wagon : TRAM
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Himalayan enigma : YETI
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Lingerie item : BRA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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