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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Friday, April 20, 1990

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,773
Across
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Car for a V.I.P. : LIMO
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Deride : SCOFF
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"Exodus" author : URIS
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Garson film role : CURIE
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Faldo or Price of the P.G.A. : NICK
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CATS : POLEBOBANDALLEY
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Distributed in a balanced way : PRORATED
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Wants : NEEDS
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Parts of the Morse code : DITS
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Tight or loose followers : ENDS
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Word before beloved : DEARLY
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Praise too highly : OVERSELL
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Earthenware dish : OLLA
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Lake in Finland, to Swedes : ENARE
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Take to court : SUE
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DOGS : LAPWILDANDWATCH
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Numerical ending : ETH
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Evidence : SIGNS
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Unit in verse : MORA
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Spicy : SEASONED
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Apiarist, e.g. : KEEPER
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"___ she blows!" : THAR
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H.H.H.'s state : MINN
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Cause of pool problems : ALGAE
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How trustworthy people act : RELIABLY
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BIRDS : SONGLOVEANDBLUE
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Of wrath: Lat. : IRAE
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Measure in Menton : LITRE
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Leapin' ___ (comics car) : LENA
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Does farm work : SOWS
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Emotion of a slave named Scott? : DREAD
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Container for water : EWER
Down
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Native of the Kola Peninsula : LAPP
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Composer Novello : IVOR
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Grain sorghum : MILO
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Cause one's check to bounce : OVERDRAW
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Nickname for a Glaswegian : SCOTTY
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Raises to the third power : CUBES
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Toward the mouth : ORAD
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Pinnule : FIN
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G-man : FED
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Save : UNLESS
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Ruffle one's feathers : RILE
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How caviar is served : ICED
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"The ___ the limit" : SKYS
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Parachute, with "out" : BAIL
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A brother-in-law of Diana : ANDREW
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George Eliot's real surname : EVANS
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Dork : NERD
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Prominent D.C. couple : DOLES
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Put on cloud nine : ELATE
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Omega's opposite : ALPHA
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___ off (sporadically) : ONAND
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Bar, in law : ESTOP
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Filthy item? : LUCRE
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"Vilia" composer : LEHAR
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Lawn tool : EDGER
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Line on a weather map : ISOHEL
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Writer-director Wertmüller : LINA
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Obedient : AMENABLE
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Periods of development : STAGES
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Placed in an oast : KILNED
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Author Bagnold : ENID
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Stiller's partner : MEARA
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Sale stipulation : ASIS
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Monk parrot : LORO
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Erode : GNAW
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Network of nerves : RETE
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Tooted : BLEW
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Clair de ___ : LUNE
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Time span : YEAR
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Used : OLD
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Man, to Marcus : VIR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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