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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Thursday, April 23, 1981

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,489
Across
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Arctic seals : HARPS
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Escutcheon spoiler : BLOT
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Puff : GASP
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Play the card : AMUSE
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Common practice : RULE
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Ancient sun-god worshiper : INCA
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Goodfellow : ROBIN
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Julian or Dinaric : ALPS
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Stigma : ONUS
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Word with square or sail : TRY
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Feminine footwear fasteners fashionable in the 40's : ANKLESTRAPS
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Comedienne Fields: 1931-78 : TOTIE
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Time division : EON
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Certain collectors : ASHMEN
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Actor whose real name was Wm. H. Pratt : KARLOFF
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A son of Priam : PARIS
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Error's partner : TRIAL
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Sphere : ORB
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Narrow opening : SLOT
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General at Gettysburg : MEADE
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Petulant expression : MOUE
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Letter from Delphi : ETA
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Misrepresent : BELIE
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___ pain (French roll) : PETIT
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Source of excellent caviar : STERLET
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Explosions : BURSTS
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Carillo of the screen : LEO
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Doctrine : TENET
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Unisex accessory : SHOULDERBAG
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Frequently, to Keats : OFT
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Jack of "Hawaii Five-O" : LORD
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Thought: Comb. form : IDEO
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Princess in Verdi's "Don Carlos" : EBOLI
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Instigate : URGE
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Thor's sire : ODIN
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Philip in "The Man Without a Country" : NOLAN
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Four-time home-run leader : MAYS
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What Mother Hubbard's dog had : NONE
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Pleasing to the palate : TASTY
Down
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"On Your Toes" lyricist : HART
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Love in León : AMOR
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Type of hummingbird : RUBYTHROAT
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Plato's penultimate letter : PSI
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Buildings where bills are produced : SENATES
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Retard or stop : BRAKE
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Allay : LULL
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Wine pitcher : OLPE
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Parts of a mosaic : TESSERAE
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"Buon ___" (Gina's greeting) : GIORNO
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Tragic Tolstoy heroine : ANNA
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Porgy : SCUP
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Bradshaw "bomb" : PASS
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Author Anaïs : NIN
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Charge for service : TOLL
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Neglect : OMIT
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___ aisle, in a cathedral : APSE
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Preserves : SALTS
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Snake that eats other snakes : KRAIT
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Naval assistant : AIDE
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Ottomans : FOOTSTOOLS
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Part of some tarts : FRUIT
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Prefix with tape or type : TELE
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Decisions at the "Big A" : BETS
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American organ : MELODION
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Nothing more than : MERE
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Jacques of music : BREL
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Acrid : PUNGENT
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Foils followers : ELUDES
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Arthur of TV fame : BEA
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Kind of steak : TBONE
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Urban warren : SLUM
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Dance in Tel Aviv : HORA
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Carousal : ORGY
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Tropical food staple : EDDO
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Curb : REIN
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Soho residence : FLAT
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Minute : TINY
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Long scarf : BOA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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