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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
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Longfellow's "mighty man" : SMITH
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End of an O'Neill title : ELMS
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Super Bowl team: 1980 : RAMS
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Fields : TOTIE
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Discontinue : QUIT
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Russian city on the Ussuri : IMAN
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Fashion designer Simpson : ADELE
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Eighth note : UNCA
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Part of a skirt : GORE
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Inheritance of the firstborn : BIRTHRIGHT
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Dance of the Islands : HULA
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Eyots : AITS
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Preface: Abbr. : INTROD
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"___ to Heaven," 1928 song : HALFWAY
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Arena attraction : BOUT
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Novel of 1847 : OMOO
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Little ring : ANNULET
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Insult : OUTRAGE
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Impute : ASCRIBE
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Waste bit by bit : FRITTER
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Inert element : NEON
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Some Plymouth Rocks : HENS
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Tumblers : GLASSES
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Author of "A Sentimental Journey" : STERNE
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Epochs upon epochs : AEON
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Astragali : TALI
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Ell feature : RIGHTANGLE
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Cassini : OLEG
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Hebrew month : ADAR
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Dieter's no-no, for short : DONUT
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Like Croesus : RICH
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Anderson of "WKRP in Cincinnati" : LONI
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Destroy : ERASE
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Dillon of "Gunsmoke" : MATT
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Scoria : SLAG
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Rialtos : MARTS
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Try : STAB
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___ operandi (procedures) : MODI
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Road for Remus : ITER
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Pitch : TILT
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Country show on TV : HEEHAW
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Fairness : EQUITY
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Gear for divers : LUNGS
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Great Lake State: Abbr. : MICH
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___ of the Cross : STATIONS
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These are made when Dobbin gees : RIGHTTURNS
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Cyrano's feeling toward Roxane : AMOUR
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Phil Donahue's wife : MARLO
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P.G.A. Hall of Fame name : SNEAD
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Burnford's "Bel ___": 1978 : RIA
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___ dimittis (permission to leave) : NUNC
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Unguis : HOOF
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Russian bay : AMUR
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Louis Viaud's pen name : LOTI
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Direct : FORTHRIGHT
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Pastoral plaint : BAA
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Double talk, at times : LIES
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Oil-yielding tree : EBOE
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Some folding money : TENS
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Egyptian symbol : ATEN
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Their aides constantly see stars : GENERALS
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Bitter vetch : ERS
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"Iron Man" of Ruth's day : GEHRIG
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Father of Gawain and Gareth : LOT
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Garland : ANADEM
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Williwaw : STORM
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Sylvester's beloved in "Rocky" : TALIA
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Superior group : ELECT
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Capital of Guam : AGANA
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Teraph : IDOL
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Kaye of ballet fame : NORA
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Growl : GNAR
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"___ for Life": Irving Stone : LUST
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Hot saisons in Savoie : ETES

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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