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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 Down
1. Biblical movie in the making, in wide screen. : THEROBE
8. Military obstacle of felled trees. : ABATIS
14. Treated with respect. : HONORED
15. Famous name in golf. : DEMARET
17. Becoming discolored. : RUSTING
18. Windflower. : ANEMONE
19. Time, on a timetable: Abbr. : EST
20. Calabar bean alkaloid. : ESERIN
22. Girl's nickname. : NAN
23. Native of Luzon. : ATA
24. Pullman space. : LOWER
25. Hit hard. : SMOTE
27. Specks. : DOTS
29. Manufacturers' group: Abbr. : NAM
30. He solved "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd." : POIROT
31. Famous name in golf. : SNEAD
33. Cruel ones. : TORTURERS
35. Shade of green. : NILE
37. Rumanian city, also called Jassy. : IASI
38. Spread out. : SCATTERED
42. Goose genus. : ANSER
46. Parcels out. : ALLOTS
47. A diamond, for instance. : BID
49. Scrabble, for instance. : GAME
50. Drab and colorless. : MOUSY
51. Long-tailed parrot. : MACAW
53. Blood vessels: Comb. form. : VAS
54. Relative of a bindlestiff. : BUM
55. King who tried to rule the waves. : CANUTE
56. Actress Munson. : ONA
57. Volcano in Guatemala. : ATITLAN
60. Free from prejudice. : LIBERAL
62. High school students. : SENIORS
63. Actor Horton's middle name. : EVERETT
64. Variegate with spots. : DAPPLE
65. Makes fun of. : DERIDES
1. Strings together. : THREADS
2. Where the Shamrock Hotel is. : HOUSTON
3. Place in office. : ENSTATE
4. Rubbish! : ROT
5. Large bay window. : ORIEL
6. The price of butter is his concern. : BENSON
7. A suburb of Denver. : EDGEWATER
8. Robin in an old song. : ADAIR
9. A striped silk sash: Scot. : BENN
10. Soul: French. : AME
11. Highlander's hat. : TAM
12. Important product of Minnesota. : IRONORE
13. Kuchel of California, for instance. : SENATOR
16. Principles. : TENETS
21. San ___, port near Nice. : REMO
25. Clifton Webb role. : SOUSA
26. Becoming entangled. : MIRING
28. The world's greatest coffee port, in Brazil. : SANTOS
30. School group: Abbr. : PTA
32. Short and simple song. : DITTY
34. Chaffed. : RIDICULED
36. French article. : LES
38. Dances, in 28 Down. : SAMBAS
39. Hit a mighty blow. : CLOUTED
40. Corundum. : ALUMINA
41. Israeli Ambassador. : EBAN
43. Appreciated with discrimination. : SAVORED
44. Issue. : EMANATE
45. Adds more seasoning. : RESALTS
48. A case, in grammar. : DATIVE
51. House and land for a parson. : MANSE
52. Composer of "Oberon." : WEBER
55. One of the Vinsons. : CARL
58. Foul ___. : TIP
59. Hang down. : LOP
61. 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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