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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Wednesday, April 8, 1953

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,389
Across
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Biblical movie in the making, in wide screen. : THEROBE
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Military obstacle of felled trees. : ABATIS
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Treated with respect. : HONORED
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Famous name in golf. : DEMARET
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Becoming discolored. : RUSTING
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Windflower. : ANEMONE
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Time, on a timetable: Abbr. : EST
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Calabar bean alkaloid. : ESERIN
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Girl's nickname. : NAN
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Native of Luzon. : ATA
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Pullman space. : LOWER
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Hit hard. : SMOTE
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Specks. : DOTS
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Manufacturers' group: Abbr. : NAM
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He solved "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd." : POIROT
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Famous name in golf. : SNEAD
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Cruel ones. : TORTURERS
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Shade of green. : NILE
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Rumanian city, also called Jassy. : IASI
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Spread out. : SCATTERED
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Goose genus. : ANSER
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Parcels out. : ALLOTS
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A diamond, for instance. : BID
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Scrabble, for instance. : GAME
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Drab and colorless. : MOUSY
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Long-tailed parrot. : MACAW
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Blood vessels: Comb. form. : VAS
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Relative of a bindlestiff. : BUM
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King who tried to rule the waves. : CANUTE
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Actress Munson. : ONA
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Volcano in Guatemala. : ATITLAN
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Free from prejudice. : LIBERAL
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High school students. : SENIORS
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Actor Horton's middle name. : EVERETT
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Variegate with spots. : DAPPLE
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Makes fun of. : DERIDES
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Strings together. : THREADS
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Where the Shamrock Hotel is. : HOUSTON
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Place in office. : ENSTATE
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Rubbish! : ROT
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Large bay window. : ORIEL
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The price of butter is his concern. : BENSON
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A suburb of Denver. : EDGEWATER
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Robin in an old song. : ADAIR
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A striped silk sash: Scot. : BENN
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Soul: French. : AME
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Highlander's hat. : TAM
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Important product of Minnesota. : IRONORE
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Kuchel of California, for instance. : SENATOR
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Principles. : TENETS
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San ___, port near Nice. : REMO
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Clifton Webb role. : SOUSA
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Becoming entangled. : MIRING
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The world's greatest coffee port, in Brazil. : SANTOS
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School group: Abbr. : PTA
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Short and simple song. : DITTY
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Chaffed. : RIDICULED
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French article. : LES
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Dances, in 28 Down. : SAMBAS
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Hit a mighty blow. : CLOUTED
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Corundum. : ALUMINA
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Israeli Ambassador. : EBAN
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Appreciated with discrimination. : SAVORED
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Issue. : EMANATE
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Adds more seasoning. : RESALTS
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A case, in grammar. : DATIVE
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House and land for a parson. : MANSE
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Composer of "Oberon." : WEBER
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One of the Vinsons. : CARL
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Foul ___. : TIP
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Hang down. : LOP
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Lincoln's "Cap'n ___." : ERI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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