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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Thursday, February 23, 1989

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,352
Across
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Crocus's reproductive structure : CORM
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"___ la vista!" : HASTA
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Environmental sci. : ECOL
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Leigh Hunt hero : ABOU
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Magistrate in Sparta : EPHOR
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Cob or drake : MALE
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Recording artist joins an actor : BILLYJOELMCCREA
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Shaped like a bristle : STYLOID
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Truman's last Secretary of State : ACHESON
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Kind of verb: Abbr. : IRR
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Dom. of seven Henrys : HRE
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Sea between Asia Minor and Greece : AEGEAN
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Gets results : PAYSOFF
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"___ girl!" : ATTA
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Source of a fragrant rootstock : ORRIS
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"Cara ___," 1954 song : MIA
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Screen hero meets TV personage : JOHNWAYNEROGERS
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Black bird : ANI
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On the hefty side : OBESE
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First, in Frankfurt : ERST
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Some clergymen : RECTORS
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Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry: 1920 : NERNST
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Actress Lupino : IDA
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School in Mass. : MIT
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Kefauver's "___ America" : CRIMEIN
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Flowering shrubs of the honeysuckle family : ABELIAS
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Actor teams up with a singer : DAVIDNELSONEDDY
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Alaskan statesman : EGAN
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Egg-shaped : OVOID
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One of the Penns : SEAN
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Eyetooth : FANG
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Broadway musical: 1954 : FANNY
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Unexciting : TAME
Down
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Areas in trucks : CABS
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Newspaper notice, for short : OBIT
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___-poly : ROLY
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Meat and vegetable stew : MULLIGAN
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Mohammed's flight from Mecca : HEJIRA
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Footless creature : APOD
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Haggard novel : SHE
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Indian weight : TOLA
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A symbol of comfort : ARMCHAIR
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Bert Convy and Dick Clark : EMCEES
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Detroit products : CARS
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Bread spread : OLEO
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Sprat's diet : LEAN
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Time long past : YORE
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Gold: Comb. form : CHRYSO
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Make amends : ATONE
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Moral : ETHIC
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Author of "The Last Voyage" : NOYES
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Get all gussied up : PREEN
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Hebrew dry measures : OMERS
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Leading : FIRST
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Speedy : FAST
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Slightly open : AJAR
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Hosp. group : RNS
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Abounding in trees : WOODED
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"___ feathers . . . ": Pope : ABRAINOF
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Most tractable : GENTLEST
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Strategist's consideration : TIMING
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Personify : EMBODY
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Nothing, in Nice : RIEN
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B–G connection : CDEF
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Melodic mode in Hindu music : RAGA
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Film producer Tors : IVAN
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Gulf of Finland feeder : NEVA
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A ___ Able : ASIN
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Conceit : IDEA
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Eliot's Bede : ADAM
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Word in a New Year's song : SYNE
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Nol of Cambodia : LON

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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