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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Thursday, February 28, 1980

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,069
Across
1. Fundamentals : ABCS
5. Bringing ruin : FATAL
10. Cut : MOWN
14. Subject of U.S.S.R.-U.S. talks : SALT
15. Humble : ABASE
16. Writer's nom de plume : ELIA
17. Certain mediators : TROUBLESHOOTERS
20. Charms : ATTRACTS
21. Plasterwork : PARGET
22. ___ point (canvas work) : GROS
23. Source of supplies : BASE
24. Arm of the Mediterranean : AEGEAN
27. Music for two or more : PARTSONG
31. Worry : BROOD
32. Fixed patterns : MOLDS
33. Common level : PAR
34. "___ Yesterday" : BORN
35. Daggers : DIRKS
36. Used a moped : RODE
37. Sugar type : OSE
38. Proverbial fly catcher : HONEY
39. Disguise : BELIE
40. Made a bid : TENDERED
42. Grogshop or dramshop : TAVERN
43. Swan genus : OLOR
44. Dandy's partner : FINE
45. Fictional sleuth : POIROT
48. Acolyte : ALTARBOY
52. Rates an A in toxophily : HITSTHEBULLSEYE
54. Pelion's supporter : OSSA
55. Australian peninsula : YORKE
56. Kind of corner : AMEN
57. Duck : TEAL
58. Upward curves on planks : SNIES
59. ___ Porsena : LARS
Down
1. Charles's pet : ASTA
2. Starr of football : BART
3. Thick mass : CLOT
4. Caviar source : STURGEON
5. Atlanta athlete : FALCON
6. Seconds : ABETS
7. Russian news service : TASS
8. Tough wood : ASH
9. Ferocious felines : LEOPARDS
10. Measures, in France : METRES
11. Cassini : OLEG
12. Prop for an aerialist : WIRE
13. Famed cartoonist: 1840–1902 : NAST
18. Unit of pressure : BARAD
19. Baking chambers : OASTS
23. Mulish : BALKY
24. Monastery man : ABBOT
25. Gnawed away : EROSE
26. Bridge authority : GOREN
27. Read studiously : PORED
28. City on the Odra : OPOLE
29. Lowest point : NADIR
30. Unsophisticated : GREEN
32. Clementine's dad : MINER
35. Parker and Gish : DOROTHYS
36. About-face : REVERSAL
38. Slave in ancient Greece : HELOT
39. Lacking freshness : BANAL
41. Kind of column or fin : DORSAL
42. King and queen : TITLES
44. Stroke of luck : FLUKE
45. Unit of illumination : PHOT
46. River in France : OISE
47. "___ Grand Night for Singing" : ITSA
48. Dugout : ABRI
49. Basilica part : BEMA
50. ___ and terminer : OYER
51. Hankerings : YENS
53. A long, long time : EON

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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