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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Wednesday, February 8, 1989

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,337
Across
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Blow one's own horn : BRAG
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Rabbits' tails : SCUTS
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Señora : DAMA
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The monk parrot : LORO
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" . . . and nothing more ___": Dowson : TOSEE
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Singer Clapton : ERIC
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Of the third syllable from the end : ANTEPENULTIMATE
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Flavorful bark : SASSAFRAS
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I.o.u.'s : DEBTS
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Afrikaans : TAAL
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Kind of soup : PEA
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Go to a meeting : ATTEND
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Damaging remark : SLANDER
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Pertaining to bees : APIAN
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Volga feeder : OKA
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Rita Hayworth's Khan : ALY
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Construction frowned on by some purists : SPLITINFINITIVE
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Cheer in Córdoba : OLE
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Ump's kin : REF
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Distances of Ryun's races : MILES
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Minuteman's foe : REDCOAT
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Compensates : REPAYS
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Member of a fraternal order : ELK
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Comic Jay : LENO
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Red-headed screen star : OHARA
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Dixie decision: 1861 : SECESSION
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What the is : DEFINITEARTICLE
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Historical periods : ERAS
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Michelangelo's "Slave," e.g. : TORSO
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Actress Nettleton : LOIS
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Order for roast beef : RARE
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Kilns : OASTS
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Turk's-head or sheepshank : KNOT
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Lesage's Gil ___ : BLAS
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Author Jaffe : RONA
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Part of B.F.A. : ARTS
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Departs : GOES
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German-born actor Schnabel : STEFAN
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Author of "The Rover" : CONRAD
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Commonplace : USUAL
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Some messages: Abbr. : TELS
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Defeat a bridge bid : SET
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Abase : DEMEAN
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Spirited horse : ARAB
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Necessity for a catcher : MITT
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Golf rarities : ACES
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___ leather : PATENT
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Notion : IDEA
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Marshall ___ : PLAN
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Granny Smith is one : APPLE
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Like many bathroom walls : TILED
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Randy's skating partner : TAI
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Emulate Tomba : SKI
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Kent's ___ Planet : DAILY
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Santa's little helpers : ELVES
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Pumpernickels : RYES
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Stringed instrument of yore : ASOR
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Canceled : OFF
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Baghdad is its capital : IRAK
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Seine : NET
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Duty on foreign goods : IMPOST
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Aunt, in Avila : TIA
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Cherry red : CERISE
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Character in "The Good Earth" : OLAN
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Make a new mold : RECAST
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Winter months in Madrid : ENEROS
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Wanton looks : LEERS
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Baltic Sea feeder : ODER
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Sister of Zeus : HERA
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In the distance : AFAR
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Portico for Plato : STOA
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Symbol of smoothness : SILK
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Sacred picture : ICON
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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Aerie or snuggery : NEST
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Robert of "Quincy, M.E." : ITO

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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