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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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Students & seniors
Across
1. Arctic seals : HARPS
6. Escutcheon spoiler : BLOT
10. Puff : GASP
14. Play the card : AMUSE
15. Common practice : RULE
16. Ancient sun-god worshiper : INCA
17. Goodfellow : ROBIN
18. Julian or Dinaric : ALPS
19. Stigma : ONUS
20. Word with square or sail : TRY
21. Feminine footwear fasteners fashionable in the 40's : ANKLESTRAPS
24. Comedienne Fields: 1931–78 : TOTIE
26. Time division : EON
27. Certain collectors : ASHMEN
29. Actor whose real name was Wm. H. Pratt : KARLOFF
33. A son of Priam : PARIS
34. Error's partner : TRIAL
35. Sphere : ORB
37. Narrow opening : SLOT
38. General at Gettysburg : MEADE
39. Petulant expression : MOUE
40. Letter from Delphi : ETA
41. Misrepresent : BELIE
42. ___ pain (French roll) : PETIT
43. Source of excellent caviar : STERLET
45. Explosions : BURSTS
46. Carillo of the screen : LEO
47. Doctrine : TENET
48. Unisex accessory : SHOULDERBAG
53. Frequently, to Keats : OFT
56. Jack of "Hawaii Five-O" : LORD
57. Thought: Comb. form : IDEO
58. Princess in Verdi's "Don Carlos" : EBOLI
60. Instigate : URGE
61. Thor's sire : ODIN
62. Philip in "The Man Without a Country" : NOLAN
63. Four-time home-run leader : MAYS
64. What Mother Hubbard's dog had : NONE
65. Pleasing to the palate : TASTY
Down
1. "On Your Toes" lyricist : HART
2. Love in León : AMOR
3. Type of hummingbird : RUBYTHROAT
4. Plato's penultimate letter : PSI
5. Buildings where bills are produced : SENATES
6. Retard or stop : BRAKE
7. Allay : LULL
8. Wine pitcher : OLPE
9. Parts of a mosaic : TESSERAE
10. "Buon ___" (Gina's greeting) : GIORNO
11. Tragic Tolstoy heroine : ANNA
12. Porgy : SCUP
13. Bradshaw "bomb" : PASS
22. Author Anaïs : NIN
23. Charge for service : TOLL
25. Neglect : OMIT
27. ___ aisle, in a cathedral : APSE
28. Preserves : SALTS
29. Snake that eats other snakes : KRAIT
30. Naval assistant : AIDE
31. Ottomans : FOOTSTOOLS
32. Part of some tarts : FRUIT
34. Prefix with tape or type : TELE
36. Decisions at the "Big A" : BETS
38. American organ : MELODION
39. Nothing more than : MERE
41. Jacques of music : BREL
42. Acrid : PUNGENT
44. Foils followers : ELUDES
45. Arthur of TV fame : BEA
47. Kind of steak : TBONE
48. Urban warren : SLUM
49. Dance in Tel Aviv : HORA
50. Carousal : ORGY
51. Tropical food staple : EDDO
52. Curb : REIN
54. Soho residence : FLAT
55. Minute : TINY
59. 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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