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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
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Specialties of the house in Mexico. : TAMALES
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Dugouts or outriggers. : CANOES
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Gordon Persons’ state. : ALABAMA
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Seaport on the Gulf of Genoa. : RAPALLO
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Small baking dish. : RAMEKIN
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Made corrections. : EMENDED
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“Mon ___ Pierrot.” : AMI
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Purled. : RIBBED
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Frantic. : MAD
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Turns to the right. : GEES
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Break the Eighth Commandment. : STEAL
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Lion’s pride. : MANE
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He wrote “Golden Boy.” : ODETS
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Still. : YET
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Rule or decree. : CANON
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Fastened securely. : NAILED
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Pertaining to worldly things. : SECULAR
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Sources of vexation. : SORES
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“The Trial of Mary ___.” : DUGAN
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Eldest son of Jacob, and others. : REUBENS
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City in Pakistan. : MARDAN
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Capital of a French protectorate in Africa. : TUNIS
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Fruiting spike. : EAR
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Negus, for instance. : TITLE
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Sounds in a stadium. : RAHS
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Snow fields on glaciers. : NEVES
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Jezebel’s husband. : AHAB
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Part of a G. I.’s overseas address. : APO
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Noisy food. : CEREAL
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Large bird. : EMU
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Recently arrived. : NEWCOME
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Shield from the sun. : PARASOL
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Inspired with courage. : CHEERED
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Open cabinet for bric-a-brac. : ETAGERE
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Motto of California, “I have found it!” : EUREKA
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Frustrates. : DEFEATS
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Vinegar: Var. : TARAGON
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City in California, pop. 64,430. : ALAMEDA
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Her biography will be published this year. : MAMIEEISENHOWER
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TV’s Burrows. : ABE
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“Mighty ___ a Rose.” : LAK
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Princes in Afghanistan. : EMIRS
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Reason. : SANITY
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Arabian or Bactrian. : CAMEL
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Imitated. : APED
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Miss Fabray’s nickname. : NAN
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Fish story (with “The”). : OLDMANANDTHESEA
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Predecessor to Bess. : ELEANOR
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Thoroughly soaked. : SODDEN
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Deducted from. : REBATED
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Gatherings for work, contests, etc. : BEES
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Well-known “blues.” : STLOUIS
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Hazard of the tropics. : MALARIA
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Natives of Belgrade. : SERBS
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Orchestra leader. : CUGAT
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English letter. : DEE
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Summa ___ laude. : CUM
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Curled the lip. : SNEERED
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9,175 ft. volcano in New Zealand. : RUAPEHU
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Except. : SAVE
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To the death: Fr. : ALAMORT
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Cloudlike masses beyond the solar system: Rare. : NEBULES
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Medium’s state. : TRANCE
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Gathered in the sheaves. : REAPED
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Where Hercules killed the lion. : NEMEA
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Something to write on. : SLATE
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Seaport in Munster. : CORK
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English letter. : CEE
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Part of Field Marshal Alexander’s cohorts. : RAF
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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