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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Thursday, February 19, 1953

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,341
Across Down
1. Specialties of the house in Mexico. : TAMALES
8. Dugouts or outriggers. : CANOES
14. Gordon Persons’ state. : ALABAMA
15. Seaport on the Gulf of Genoa. : RAPALLO
16. Small baking dish. : RAMEKIN
17. Made corrections. : EMENDED
18. “Mon ___ Pierrot.” : AMI
19. Purled. : RIBBED
21. Frantic. : MAD
22. Turns to the right. : GEES
24. Break the Eighth Commandment. : STEAL
25. Lion’s pride. : MANE
26. He wrote “Golden Boy.” : ODETS
28. Still. : YET
29. Rule or decree. : CANON
30. Fastened securely. : NAILED
32. Pertaining to worldly things. : SECULAR
34. Sources of vexation. : SORES
36. “The Trial of Mary ___.” : DUGAN
37. Eldest son of Jacob, and others. : REUBENS
39. City in Pakistan. : MARDAN
42. Capital of a French protectorate in Africa. : TUNIS
43. Fruiting spike. : EAR
45. Negus, for instance. : TITLE
46. Sounds in a stadium. : RAHS
47. Snow fields on glaciers. : NEVES
49. Jezebel’s husband. : AHAB
50. Part of a G. I.’s overseas address. : APO
51. Noisy food. : CEREAL
52. Large bird. : EMU
53. Recently arrived. : NEWCOME
55. Shield from the sun. : PARASOL
58. Inspired with courage. : CHEERED
59. Open cabinet for bric-a-brac. : ETAGERE
60. Motto of California, “I have found it!” : EUREKA
61. Frustrates. : DEFEATS
1. Vinegar: Var. : TARAGON
2. City in California, pop. 64,430. : ALAMEDA
3. Her biography will be published this year. : MAMIEEISENHOWER
4. TV’s Burrows. : ABE
5. “Mighty ___ a Rose.” : LAK
6. Princes in Afghanistan. : EMIRS
7. Reason. : SANITY
8. Arabian or Bactrian. : CAMEL
9. Imitated. : APED
10. Miss Fabray’s nickname. : NAN
11. Fish story (with “The”). : OLDMANANDTHESEA
12. Predecessor to Bess. : ELEANOR
13. Thoroughly soaked. : SODDEN
15. Deducted from. : REBATED
20. Gatherings for work, contests, etc. : BEES
23. Well-known “blues.” : STLOUIS
25. Hazard of the tropics. : MALARIA
27. Natives of Belgrade. : SERBS
29. Orchestra leader. : CUGAT
31. English letter. : DEE
33. Summa ___ laude. : CUM
35. Curled the lip. : SNEERED
37. 9,175 ft. volcano in New Zealand. : RUAPEHU
38. Except. : SAVE
40. To the death: Fr. : ALAMORT
41. Cloudlike masses beyond the solar system: Rare. : NEBULES
42. Medium’s state. : TRANCE
44. Gathered in the sheaves. : REAPED
47. Where Hercules killed the lion. : NEMEA
48. Something to write on. : SLATE
51. Seaport in Munster. : CORK
54. English letter. : CEE
56. Part of Field Marshal Alexander’s cohorts. : RAF
57. Item on a driver’s license. : AGE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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