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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
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,074
Across
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Dawdle : POKE
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Creator of Pal Joey : OHARA
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Short distance : STEP
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Atop : UPON
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Sham : BOGUS
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Part of the neck : NAPE
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Fortified area of a castle : BATTLEMENT
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Gave abundantly : SHOWERED
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___ dictum (incidental remark) : OBITER
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Composer Novello : IVOR
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Fishline attachment : SNELL
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Warning signal : TOCSIN
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Beauticians' specialties : HAIRSETS
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Footwear for young Astaire : SPATS
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Legendary magician : FAUST
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Bob Cratchit's son : TIM
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Wagons-___ (sleeping cars) : LITS
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Parlor piece : COUCH
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Prov. in Canada : ONT
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Skirt style : ALINE
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Grinding : MOLAR
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High-speed transmitting system : TELEPOST
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Unite : CEMENT
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Live : EXIST
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Gershwin's "___, Lucille" : LALA
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Carve : INCISE
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Music of the 18th century : SERENATA
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Kind of tone : DIAL
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Jalopy : RATTLETRAP
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Peut-___ (perhaps): Fr. : ETRE
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Locale of Pend Oreille Lake : IDAHO
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Set of receptacles : INRO
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Aggregate : MASS
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Members of a brain trust : SAGES
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Betty of songdom : COED
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Alehouses : PUBS
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Brightly colored fish : OPAH
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Zither of Japan : KOTO
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Winds around : ENTWISTS
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King of the fairies : OBERON
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Winslow ___, U.S. artist : HOMER
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Grown old : AGED
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Score in baseball : RUN
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Surprise : ASTONISH
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Gourmet's treat : SNAILS
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Stool pigeon : TATTLETALE
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Weapon for Athos : EPEE
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Noble : PEER
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Dolly's family : LEVIS
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Character in "Sesame Street" : BERT
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Apple or cranberry follower : SAUCE
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Certain opening : TSLOT
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State one's belief : OPINE
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Vehicles bound for stockyards : CATTLECARS
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Frequent : HAUNT
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Hyperion or Cronus : TITAN
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Spirited : SMART
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Pass off as genuine : FOIST
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"___ He than breathing . . . ": Tennyson : CLOSERIS
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"___ Comedy," B'way play : ROMANTIC
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Sacred bull of Egypt : APIS
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Confused struggle : MELEE
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Banishes : EXILES
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Juan ___ of Spain : CARLOS
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Oblivion : LETHE
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Same, to Seneca : IDEM
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Naldi of the silents : NITA
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Where one gender goes on a bender : STAG
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Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
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Counterweight : TARE
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Footless : APOD
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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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