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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Tuesday, March 6, 1979

39-Down : Hurdle for would-be drivers

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,710
Across
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Popular dessert : FLAN
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Storms' precursors : CALMS
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Not to be persuaded : DEAF
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Branches : RAMI
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" ... from ___ dream of peace" : ADEEP
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Impulse : URGE
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Music critic Downes : OLIN
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City in Puerto Rico : PONCE
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Kind of duck or goose : PIED
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The final drink that may truly be final : ONEFORTHEROAD
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Relative of a larch : PINE
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Port of South Yemen : ADEN
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Weary : ALLIN
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Author of "The Camera Never Blinks" : DANRATHER
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Like a TV woman : BIONIC
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One waiting in ambush : LIER
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A Cantor : IDA
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Fundamentals : ABCS
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Low evergreen shrub : ERICA
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Part of a school course : UNIT
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U.S. youth agency: 1935-43 : NYA
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Calaveras County jumper : FROG
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Shady dell : DINGLE
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Gad about gaily : GALLIVANT
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Abdul the Bulbul : AMEER
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Annapolis: Abbr. : ACAD
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Water conduit : HOSE
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Choice seats : TWOONTHEAISLE
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Money to spend in Bangkok : BAHT
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Bears and Cubs : TEAMS
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Fictional second self : HYDE
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Stem of a plant : AXIS
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One of the Lauders : ESTEE
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Periods : ERAS
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Ready for the reaper : RIPE
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Galley commands : STETS
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Check : DAMP
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To's partner : FRO
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French composer : LALO
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Entebbe is his capital : AMIN
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Bowling game : NINEPINS
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Poultry treat : CAPON
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Doted on : ADORED
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Period of penitence : LENT
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His mission is fixing transmissions : MECHANIC
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Peruse with rapidity : SPEEDREAD
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Governor of Delaware : DUPONT
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Producer of silk : ERIA
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Well advanced : AGED
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Nourished : FED
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C'est ___ (done) : FINI
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Locale of "plenty of seats" : REAR
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"Not with ___ but a whimper" : ABANG
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Location of Benghazi : LIBYA
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British neighborhood pub : LOCAL
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Adjust precisely : ALIGN
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Flexible joint : HINGE
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Official of ancient Rome : EDILE
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First-___ (superstar) : RATER
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Creator of Don Quixote : CERVANTES
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Hurdle for would-be drivers : ROADTEST
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Disentangled : UNMESHED
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Merest trifle : FICO
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City in Rumania : IASI
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Chinese philosopher : LAOTSE
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Lincoln Ctr. attraction : THEMET
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Caravan stopovers : OASES
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Kind of dancer : TAXI
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Kind of lash or saw : WHIP
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Love's antithesis : HATE
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Constellation containing Vega : LYRA
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Item in a Dutch deli : EDAM
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Musical measure : BAR
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Telepathy: Abbr. : ESP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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