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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Wednesday, March 13, 1985

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { H }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,909

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Across
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U.S. Army vehicle : JEEP
5
Chateaubriand tale : RENE
9
Body of African warriors : IMPI
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Transverse shaft : AXLE
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Former P.M. of Israel : BEGIN
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Short fiber : NOIL
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Spoke slightingly : DISPARAGED
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___ out (stall) : CONK
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Letter from Crete : ETA
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Scriptures in Lat. : VUL
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Picasso, at times : CUBIST
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Set free : DELIVERED
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___ Sandman of song : JAPANESE
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Tomato blights : EDEMAS
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Mine, in Metz : AMOI
33
Vessel for heating liquids : ETNA
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Double-headed drum : SNARE
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Shopping area : MALL
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Italian banking center : SIENA
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Some Feds : TMEN
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Spreads thin : BRAYS
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Pts. of aeons : CENS
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Beame and Fortas : ABES
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Ancient city in Asia Minor : SARDIS
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Orange shade : ROSELAKE
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Goes too far : OVERSTEPS
50
Scale : SQUAMA
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One hundred square meters : ARE
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Diamonds, to hoods : ICE
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Paint crudely : DAUB
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Heaping dish : PLATTERFUL
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Nixies and pixies : ELVES
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Hip : ONTO
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Intricate passages : MAZE
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Gypsy gentlemen : RYES
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Vienna, to the Viennese : WIEN
Down
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Nephrite : JADE
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Stage direction : EXIT
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Maxwell or Lanchester : ELSA
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Go : PEP
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Down-to-earth : REALISTIC
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Humpty Dumpty : EGG
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Family member : NIECE
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Bear : ENDURE
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Minor items : INCIDENTALS
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Sounds from the barn : MOOS
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Half ___ (shrimp) : PINT
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Sort : ILK
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Pieces of burned woodland : BRULEES
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Biblical name for Heliopolis : AVEN
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Gardens : BEDS
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Big A event : DAILYDOUBLE
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Overlays : VENEERS
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Parts of doors : JAMBS
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Town on the Tigris : AMARA
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___ equation : POLAR
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Cobra's cousin : MAMBA
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Emitting smoke : AREEK
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Import : SENSE
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Comments on a literary work : ANNOTATES
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Declares : ASSERTS
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Hindu god of destruction : SIVA
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___ paratus (plea at law) : SEMPER
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Weapon for Athos : EPEE
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Recover : RALLY
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Poet Teasdale : SARA
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Short test : QUIZ
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Territory in SW Morocco : IFNI
54
Clever : CUTE
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N.C. college : ELON
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Hoover, e.g. : DAM
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Hail, to Caesar : AVE
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Brawl : ROW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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