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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Saturday, February 28, 1981

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K P V X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,435
Across Down
1. Longfellow's "mighty man" : SMITH
6. End of an O'Neill title : ELMS
10. Super Bowl team: 1980 : RAMS
14. Fields : TOTIE
15. Discontinue : QUIT
16. Russian city on the Ussuri : IMAN
17. Fashion designer Simpson : ADELE
18. Eighth note : UNCA
19. Part of a skirt : GORE
20. Inheritance of the firstborn : BIRTHRIGHT
22. Dance of the Islands : HULA
23. Eyots : AITS
24. Preface: Abbr. : INTROD
26. "___ to Heaven," 1928 song : HALFWAY
30. Arena attraction : BOUT
31. Novel of 1847 : OMOO
32. Little ring : ANNULET
36. Insult : OUTRAGE
40. Impute : ASCRIBE
41. Waste bit by bit : FRITTER
42. Inert element : NEON
43. Some Plymouth Rocks : HENS
44. Tumblers : GLASSES
47. Author of "A Sentimental Journey" : STERNE
50. Epochs upon epochs : AEON
51. Astragali : TALI
52. Ell feature : RIGHTANGLE
58. Cassini : OLEG
59. Hebrew month : ADAR
60. Dieter's no-no, for short : DONUT
61. Like Croesus : RICH
62. Anderson of "WKRP in Cincinnati" : LONI
63. Destroy : ERASE
64. Dillon of "Gunsmoke" : MATT
65. Scoria : SLAG
66. Rialtos : MARTS
1. Try : STAB
2. ___ operandi (procedures) : MODI
3. Road for Remus : ITER
4. Pitch : TILT
5. Country show on TV : HEEHAW
6. Fairness : EQUITY
7. Gear for divers : LUNGS
8. Great Lake State: Abbr. : MICH
9. ___ of the Cross : STATIONS
10. These are made when Dobbin gees : RIGHTTURNS
11. Cyrano's feeling toward Roxane : AMOUR
12. Phil Donahue's wife : MARLO
13. P.G.A. Hall of Fame name : SNEAD
21. Burnford's "Bel ___": 1978 : RIA
25. ___ dimittis (permission to leave) : NUNC
26. Unguis : HOOF
27. Russian bay : AMUR
28. Louis Viaud's pen name : LOTI
29. Direct : FORTHRIGHT
30. Pastoral plaint : BAA
33. Double talk, at times : LIES
34. Oil-yielding tree : EBOE
35. Some folding money : TENS
37. Egyptian symbol : ATEN
38. Their aides constantly see stars : GENERALS
39. Bitter vetch : ERS
44. "Iron Man" of Ruth's day : GEHRIG
45. Father of Gawain and Gareth : LOT
46. Garland : ANADEM
47. Williwaw : STORM
48. Sylvester's beloved in "Rocky" : TALIA
49. Superior group : ELECT
50. Capital of Guam : AGANA
53. Teraph : IDOL
54. Kaye of ballet fame : NORA
55. Growl : GNAR
56. "___ for Life": Irving Stone : LUST
57. Hot saisons in Savoie : ETES

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