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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Thursday, February 13, 1986

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, 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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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,246

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Across
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Annoy : MOLEST
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One of the trades : WELDING
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Michener book : IBERIA
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Of small spaces : AREOLAR
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Place for a stalagmite : CAVERN
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River, Falls and Fort : NIAGARAS
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One or more : ANY
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London commercial area : EASTEND
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Australian bird : EMU
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Move gradually : EDGE
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Formosa today : TAIWAN
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They didn't stay at Shea : JETS
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Takes on : EMPLOYS
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Lean for support : ABUT
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Ruffle one's feathers : RILE
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Excellent, to a jazzman : SOLID
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Sport started in Persia : POLO
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Find fault : NAG
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Spirit : LIFE
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Lake in Finland, to Swedes : ENARE
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Nagpur nanny : AYAH
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Actor Andrews : DANA
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Battologize : ITERATE
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Industrialist von Skoda : EMIL
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Rotten : ADDLED
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Dr. Ménière's specialty : EARS
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Capek classic : RUR
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Lighten : RELIEVE
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Hunter of films : KIM
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Household necessity : CLEANSER
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Money in Portugal : ESCUDO
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Card game : CANASTA
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First word of a popular hymn : NEARER
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Copy : EMULATE
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Run of luck : STREAK
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Transparent mineral : MICA
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Port on the Firth of Lorne : OBAN
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Carry on, as war : LEVY
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Before, to the Bard : ERE
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Begot : SIRED
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Woodland bird : TANAGER
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Desire : WANT
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Canal at Albany : ERIE
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Rough shelter : LEANTO
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Sultry weather : DOGDAYS
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Labor group: Abbr. : ILA
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River of Poland : NAREW
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Pasture grass : GRAMA
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Tanning agent : SUN
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Conference : SEMINAR
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Resort town in Portugal : ESTORIL
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Wagnerian heroine et al. : ISOLDES
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Make fun of : JAPE
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Extremely dark : EBON
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___ Finklea (Cyd Charisse) : TULA
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Beach, in Barcelona : PLAYA
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Heir : LEGATEE
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Author O'Flaherty : LIAM
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District of Morocco : IFNI
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Something to make : DEAL
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Like Rome : ETERNAL
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Firmament : HEAVENS
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Capital of the Macedonian kings : EDESSA
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Part of a circle : ARC
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Sweet Spanish wine : DULCE
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Build airy castles : DREAM
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Adjust a clock : RESET
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European native : LETT
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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City near Hiroshima : KURE
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Noumenon : IDEA
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Robin Williams role : MORK
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Babylonian sky god : ANU
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Bentley, e.g. : CAR

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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