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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

ABBREVIATED ASSEMBLAGE

New York Times, Sunday, March 21, 1993

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,839
Across
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"Arrivederci, ___" : ROMA
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"La Tulipe ___": Dumas : NOIRE
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Takes the helm : HEADS
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Nursemaid in Shanghai : AMAH
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Daredevil Robbie's daredevil dad : EVEL
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Itching : EAGER
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Bane of grain : ERGOT
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Crème ___ crème : DELA
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Native of Natal : ZULU
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President without a country : GROVERCLEVE
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Terminer's partner : OYER
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Chemical used in film developing : AMIDOL
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Contradict : REBUT
30
Most rigid : SEVEREST
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" . . . I was born to ___ right!": Hamlet : SETIT
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Type of eclipse : LUNAR
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Put on a new road top : RETAR
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Boyer-Bergman thriller : GASLIGHT
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Narrow furrow : STRIA
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Buffalo hockey team : SABRES
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Gunther subject in 1947 : USA
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Asian capital : SEOUL
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Shin and Zen : SECTS
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Splash haphazardly : SLOSH
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Kin of a sieva : LIMA
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___ days, in Lent : EMBER
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Leader of a Mass. rebellion: 1786-87 : SHAYS
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Vocalist James : ETTA
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Modify for usage : ADAPT
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Dripping : ASOAK
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Phrase on a shop sign : ANDUP
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Beecher's rewarder : HEN
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Sui ___ (unique) : GENERIS
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Forty- ___ (a gold seeker) : NINER
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Portia's waiting woman : NERISSA
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Summoned the butler : RANG
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"A woman ___ as she looks": Collins : ASOLD
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"Cielo___," Ponchielli aria : EMAR
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Lorenzo's bride : JESSICA
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X follower : RATED
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Of the people of Aden : YEMENIC
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Fringefoot : UMA
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Freshwater mussel : NAIAD
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Raw-boned animal or person : SCRAG
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This doth murder another's sleep : SNORE
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Seamstress in "La Bohème" : MIMI
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Gives the cold shoulder to : SNUBS
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Brightly-colored tropical fish : TETRA
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Integument : ARIL
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Pleasingly zaftig : PLUMP
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"___ in Time," Astaire's autobiography : STEPS
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Turnpike sign : YIELD
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Protection for Hulk Hogan : MAT
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Transuded : SEEPED
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Golden braid : ORRIS
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Totipalmate birds : PELICANS
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Gull genus : LARUS
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Opening in the head : NARIS
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Composer of "The Rosary" : NEVIN
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Of a bacterin : VACCINAL
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Inflict : WREAK
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Scot's small, sturdy workhorse : GARRON
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Small island : EYOT
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An ex-screen star drops an ex-Cub star : DOUGLASFAIR
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Blast-furnace fuel : COKE
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Favus : TILE
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Actress Potts : ANNIE
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Japanese emperor's title : TENNO
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Inst. attended by Abdul-Jabbar : UCLA
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Wed : ONED
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Passover feast : SEDER
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Former Israeli Defense Minister : ARENS
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Card game for three : SKAT
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Mohammed ___ Pahlavi : REZA
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Egg cell : OVUM
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Singer gets rid of Mr.Goode of "Gunsmoke" : MELISSAMAN
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Pear-shaped bottle in a lab : ALUDEL
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Boudoir attire : NEGLIGEE
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Rower : OAR
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Borodin's prince : IGOR
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Carouse : REVEL
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Neighbor of Hades : EREBUS
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Metric units : HECTARES
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"The ___ -King," Goethe ballad : ERL
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Iron and Stone : AGES
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Capital of the First State : DOVER
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Allen and Martin : STEVES
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Adjective for a cherub : ADORABLE
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Heirless financier : MEYERROTHS
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City NW of Nîmes : ALES
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Poet Crane : HART
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Half pints : RUNTS
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Tin Pan Alley regretter : OTIS
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Letters from Athens : ETAS
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Painter leaves behind a fifth of N.Y.C. : THOMASGAINS
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No to-do for a 1977 Oscar winner : RICHARDDREY
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"The ___ Archipelago": Solzhenitsyn : GULAG
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In reserve : ASIDE
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Slow boats : TUBS
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Mussorgsky's "Pictures ___ Exhibition" : ATAN
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She wrote "Women Who Run With the Wolves" : ESTES
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Author Alexander : SHANA
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Musician misplaces a mug : LEONARDBERN
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Heavy actor loses his way : SYDNEYGREEN
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Copycats : APERS
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Mrs. Gorbachev : RAISA
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"Guys and Dolls" song : SUEME
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Peacock's pride : TRAIN
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A "Landing" on TV : KNOTS
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Kensington Park vehicles : PRAMS
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Victims of the conquistadores : INCAS
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Choose : ELECT
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Ireland, to Spenser : IRENA
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What a Calaveras County frog does : JUMPS
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Writer Zola : EMILE
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No spur for this poet : SAMUELCOLE
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Artist is short of a spring : NORMANROCK
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New Guinea, to Indonesians : IRIAN
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Bretons, e.g. : CELTS
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Cord or Opel : AUTO
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Anxiously expecting : ATIP
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Wedged : IMPACTED
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European moth : SPRAWLER
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Musical movements : ALLEGROS
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Pretty girl : PERI
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Old term of address : SIRRA
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Prima donna : DIVA
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Town or county in Ontario : DUNDAS
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Nap, in Napoli : SIESTA
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Milieu for the Wallendas : CIRCUS
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Rhone feeder : SAONE
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Interviewer on "60 Minutes" : SAFER
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Prohibit : VETO
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Hebrew letter : AYIN
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Historic Swedish city : LUND
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Welles role in 1941 : KANE
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Tex. neighbor : OKLA
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Precise : NEAT
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Donate, in Dundee : GIE
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Serjeants' ___, London : INN

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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