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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
Across Down
1. Flat fish. : DABS
5. Palazzo in Florence. : PITTI
10. Having reached maturity. : AGED
14. Hanging unevenly. : ALOP
15. Negatively charged particle. : ANION
16. Girl in a Spanish song. : NITA
17. Walt Disney classic (with "The"). : RELUCTANTDRAGON
20. Subject for the baby books. : TEETHING
21. 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
1. 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
26. Modern music. : SWING
27. White poplar. : ABELE
28. City near site of ancient Carthage. : TUNIS
29. Norse literature. : EDDA
30. Pahlevi of Iran. : SHAH
31. Parts of the legs. : SHINS
34. Food dealer's concern. : SPOILAGE
35. Lay new broadloom. : RECARPET
37. To your health! : SKOAL
38. Thousand: Comb. form. : MILLI
40. Cellist Piatagorsky. : GREGOR
41. Rapids above a flat rock river bottom. : DALLES
43. Worrying over trifles. : FUSSY
44. Piece of household linen. : SHAM
45. Tissue: Anat. : TELA
46. Degree in education. : BSED
47. ___ facto. : IPSO
48. Sports appurtenances. : NETS
49. Big: French. : GROS
50. However. : THO
51. 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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