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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Wednesday, April 7, 1954

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,744
Across
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Carry on. : WAGE
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Admit. : LETIN
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Locality. : SPOT
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Where the Pearl Mosque is. : AGRA
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Full of vigor. : ALIVE
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Yarn. : TALE
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French kings. : ROIS
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Unworthy of. : BELOW
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Dash. : ELAN
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Cinema's Private Prewitt. : MONTGOMERYCLIFT
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Eastern garment. : SARI
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Elver. : EEL
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Companionway. : STAIRS
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Guessing games. : CHARADES
33
Girl's nickname. : CINDY
34
Playwright Moss. : HART
35
Silkworm. : ERI
36
Vogue. : RAGE
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Wish well to. : BLESS
39
Town in Connecticut. : AVON
40
Exist. : ARE
41
Birds. : JAYS
42
Command to Kelly. : SLIDE
43
Fine cotton fabrics. : PERCALES
45
Member of Ike's Cabinet. : DULLES
46
Product of Texas. : OIL
47
Cosmetic foundation. : BASE
48
Popular newlywed. : MARILYNDIMAGGIO
56
Of speech sounds. : ORAL
57
Restores. : HEALS
58
Singer Berger. : ERNA
59
French girl friend. : AMIE
60
Few: Comb. form. : OLIGO
61
Rhee's soldiers. : ROKS
62
Range of frequencies. : BAND
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Johnson's partner. : OLSEN
64
Sock. : SWAT
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Favorite Springs of F. D. R. : WARM
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Baby talk. : AGOO
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Cheerful look. : GRIN
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Where Al Smith grew up. : EASTSIDE
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Moves slowly and with difficulty. : LABORS
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Oleoresin. : ELEMI
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Mah-jongg piece. : TILE
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Man's name. : IVOR
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Famous "Eve." : NEWYEARS
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Actress Adler. : STELLA
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Ancient language of India. : PALI
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Haakon's heir. : OLAF
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Big top. : TENT
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Well-known first name in Hollywood. : GARY
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Important paper: Abbr. : CERT
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Junk. : SCRAP
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Duchesse's coronet. : TIARE
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Wrath. : ANGER
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Game of skill. : CHESS
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___ been. : HAS
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Chop fine and season. : DEVIL
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Disintegrate slowly. : ERODE
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Mathematical ratios. : SINES
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Exaggerated publicity. : BALLYHOO
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Lixivium. : LYE
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Those who make assertions. : ALLEGERS
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The Tombs, for example. : JAIL
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Capital of ancient Elam. : SUSA
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Moved in a winding course. : COILED
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Dark purple plum. : DAMSON
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Lower part of a hull. : BILGE
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Ancient nation near Dead Sea. : MOAB
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"___ virumque cano." : ARMA
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April phenomenon. : RAIN
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Dickens heroine. : NELL
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Platform. : DAIS
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Wax. : GROW
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First word of a Durante song. : INKA
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Tobacco kiln. : OAST

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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