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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Tuesday, March 4, 1980

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,074
Across Down
1. Dawdle : POKE
5. Creator of Pal Joey : OHARA
10. Short distance : STEP
14. Atop : UPON
15. Sham : BOGUS
16. Part of the neck : NAPE
17. Fortified area of a castle : BATTLEMENT
19. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
20. Gave abundantly : SHOWERED
21. ___ dictum (incidental remark) : OBITER
23. Composer Novello : IVOR
24. Fishline attachment : SNELL
25. Warning signal : TOCSIN
28. Beauticians' specialties : HAIRSETS
31. Footwear for young Astaire : SPATS
32. Legendary magician : FAUST
33. Bob Cratchit's son : TIM
34. Wagons-___ (sleeping cars) : LITS
35. Parlor piece : COUCH
36. Pro ___ : RATA
37. Prov. in Canada : ONT
38. Skirt style : ALINE
39. Grinding : MOLAR
40. High-speed transmitting system : TELEPOST
42. Unite : CEMENT
43. Live : EXIST
44. Gershwin's "___, Lucille" : LALA
45. Carve : INCISE
47. Music of the 18th century : SERENATA
51. Kind of tone : DIAL
52. Jalopy : RATTLETRAP
54. Peut-___ (perhaps): Fr. : ETRE
55. Locale of Pend Oreille Lake : IDAHO
56. Set of receptacles : INRO
57. Aggregate : MASS
58. Members of a brain trust : SAGES
59. Betty of songdom : COED
1. Alehouses : PUBS
2. Brightly colored fish : OPAH
3. Zither of Japan : KOTO
4. Winds around : ENTWISTS
5. King of the fairies : OBERON
6. Winslow ___, U.S. artist : HOMER
7. Grown old : AGED
8. Score in baseball : RUN
9. Surprise : ASTONISH
10. Gourmet's treat : SNAILS
11. Stool pigeon : TATTLETALE
12. Weapon for Athos : EPEE
13. Noble : PEER
18. Dolly's family : LEVIS
22. Character in "Sesame Street" : BERT
24. Apple or cranberry follower : SAUCE
25. Certain opening : TSLOT
26. State one's belief : OPINE
27. Vehicles bound for stockyards : CATTLECARS
28. Frequent : HAUNT
29. Hyperion or Cronus : TITAN
30. Spirited : SMART
32. Pass off as genuine : FOIST
35. "___ He than breathing . . . ": Tennyson : CLOSERIS
36. "___ Comedy," B'way play : ROMANTIC
38. Sacred bull of Egypt : APIS
39. Confused struggle : MELEE
41. Banishes : EXILES
42. Juan ___ of Spain : CARLOS
44. Oblivion : LETHE
45. Same, to Seneca : IDEM
46. Naldi of the silents : NITA
47. Where one gender goes on a bender : STAG
48. Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
49. Counterweight : TARE
50. Footless : APOD
53. Nabokov heroine : ADA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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