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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
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Fundamentals : ABCS
5
Bringing ruin : FATAL
10
Cut : MOWN
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Subject of U.S.S.R.-U.S. talks : SALT
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Humble : ABASE
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Writer's nom de plume : ELIA
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Certain mediators : TROUBLESHOOTERS
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Charms : ATTRACTS
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Plasterwork : PARGET
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___ point (canvas work) : GROS
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Source of supplies : BASE
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Arm of the Mediterranean : AEGEAN
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Music for two or more : PARTSONG
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Worry : BROOD
32
Fixed patterns : MOLDS
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Common level : PAR
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"___ Yesterday" : BORN
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Daggers : DIRKS
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Used a moped : RODE
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Sugar type : OSE
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Proverbial fly catcher : HONEY
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Disguise : BELIE
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Made a bid : TENDERED
42
Grogshop or dramshop : TAVERN
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Swan genus : OLOR
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Dandy's partner : FINE
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Fictional sleuth : POIROT
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Acolyte : ALTARBOY
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Rates an A in toxophily : HITSTHEBULLSEYE
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Pelion's supporter : OSSA
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Australian peninsula : YORKE
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Kind of corner : AMEN
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Duck : TEAL
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Upward curves on planks : SNIES
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___ Porsena : LARS
Down
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Charles's pet : ASTA
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Starr of football : BART
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Thick mass : CLOT
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Caviar source : STURGEON
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Atlanta athlete : FALCON
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Seconds : ABETS
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Russian news service : TASS
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Tough wood : ASH
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Ferocious felines : LEOPARDS
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Measures, in France : METRES
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Cassini : OLEG
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Prop for an aerialist : WIRE
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Famed cartoonist: 1840–1902 : NAST
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Unit of pressure : BARAD
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Baking chambers : OASTS
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Mulish : BALKY
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Monastery man : ABBOT
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Gnawed away : EROSE
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Bridge authority : GOREN
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Read studiously : PORED
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City on the Odra : OPOLE
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Lowest point : NADIR
30
Unsophisticated : GREEN
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Clementine's dad : MINER
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Parker and Gish : DOROTHYS
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About-face : REVERSAL
38
Slave in ancient Greece : HELOT
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Lacking freshness : BANAL
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Kind of column or fin : DORSAL
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King and queen : TITLES
44
Stroke of luck : FLUKE
45
Unit of illumination : PHOT
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River in France : OISE
47
"___ Grand Night for Singing" : ITSA
48
Dugout : ABRI
49
Basilica part : BEMA
50
___ and terminer : OYER
51
Hankerings : YENS
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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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