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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Friday, March 23, 1956

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,460

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Across
1
Flat fish. : DABS
5
Palazzo in Florence. : PITTI
10
Having reached maturity. : AGED
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Hanging unevenly. : ALOP
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Negatively charged particle. : ANION
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Girl in a Spanish song. : NITA
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Walt Disney classic (with "The"). : RELUCTANTDRAGON
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Subject for the baby books. : TEETHING
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Chemical discovery of 1811. : IODIN
22
Part of a fork. : TINE
23
One. : SAME
24
See 46 Across. : ARENA
26
Companion at sea. : SHIPMATE
30
Curved lines, in music. : SLURS
31
Whoopers. : SWANS
32
Slangy term of address. : BUD
33
Certain radio operators. : HAMS
34
Neglect a duty. : SHIRK
35
Pull apart. : REND
36
Soul: Fr. : AME
37
Back of a book. : SPINE
38
Aphetic form of a girl's name. : MELIA
39
Locale of "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing." : HONGKONG
41
Cuts up. : DICES
42
French monarchs. : ROIS
43
Well-known canine. : FALA
44
Creep noiselessly. : STEAL
46
Scene of Ferdinand's downfall. : BULLRING
50
Hollywood version of an old tale. : THEGLASSSLIPPER
52
Nimbus. : HALO
53
Fowl. : GEESE
54
This thing: Span. : ESTO
55
General Bradley. : OMAR
56
Nelson and family. : EDDYS
57
Fling. : TOSS
Down
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Small missile. : DART
2
Nautical term. : ALEE
3
Tree trunk. : BOLE
4
Speaks hastily and explosively. : SPUTTERS
5
Surface appearance. : PATINA
6
Trifling. : INANE
7
High-pitched sound. : TING
8
Very small amount. : TOT
9
Artist's pigment. : INDIAINK
10
Chaplet: Poet. : ANADEM
11
Hepburn role. : GIGI
12
___ jacket. : ETON
13
Actor Dailey. : DAN
18
Talks volubly: Slang. : CHINS
19
Frolics about. : ROMPS
23
Undergo in common. : SHARE
24
Historical Mission. : ALAMO
25
Cud. : RUMEN
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Modern music. : SWING
27
White poplar. : ABELE
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City near site of ancient Carthage. : TUNIS
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Norse literature. : EDDA
30
Pahlevi of Iran. : SHAH
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Parts of the legs. : SHINS
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Food dealer's concern. : SPOILAGE
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Lay new broadloom. : RECARPET
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To your health! : SKOAL
38
Thousand: Comb. form. : MILLI
40
Cellist Piatagorsky. : GREGOR
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Rapids above a flat rock river bottom. : DALLES
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Worrying over trifles. : FUSSY
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Piece of household linen. : SHAM
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Tissue: Anat. : TELA
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Degree in education. : BSED
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___ facto. : IPSO
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Sports appurtenances. : NETS
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Big: French. : GROS
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However. : THO
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But: Latin. : SED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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