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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Wednesday, May 12, 1993

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,891
Across
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Interpose : MEDIATE
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Log-company employee : SWAMPER
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Any qualified voter : ELECTOR
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Abélard's pupil : HELOISE
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Dweller in Lhasa : TIBETAN
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Factor : ELEMENT
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Was a model for Wyeth : SAT
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Summer drinks : ADES
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Unrefined oils : CRUDES
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Word on a towel : HIS
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They often thicken : PLOTS
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"Kiss Me ___": Herbert : AGAIN
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Finland, to the Finns : SUOMI
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Pair : DUO
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James or Michael of films : DUNN
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Director Spielberg : STEVEN
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Breaks on TV : ADS
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Order : MANDATE
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Of a rye fungus : ERGOTIC
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"___ Got a Secret" : IVE
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Ryun et al. : MILERS
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Actress Rowlands : GENA
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I.R.S. payment : TAX
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"The way to ___ heart . . . " : AMANS
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Church officer : ELDER
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Table accessory : CRUET
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Remove abruptly : AXE
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Informal : CASUAL
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Give forth : EMIT
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Cerastes : ASP
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Hellish : AVERNAL
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For the best results : IDEALLY
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Robert Blake role : BARETTA
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Mythical creature : CENTAUR
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Cut : SLASHED
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Top-hatted star : ASTAIRE
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Shea nine : METS
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Lamb : ELIA
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Red item : DEBT
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Surface for Hamill : ICE
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Reach one's goal : ATTAIN
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Loathsome people : TOADS
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Pelagic fish-eater : ERNE
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Andress film : SHE
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Greeting party : WELCOMERS
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Siren's function : ALERTING
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God of mockery : MOMUS
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___ Piper : PIED
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Medieval laborer : ESNE
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Macerates : RETS
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Gush forth : SPUE
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Stag's mate : HIND
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Hero and Leander, e.g. : LOVERS
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Own up to : ADMIT
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Tropical fruit : GUAVA
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Eli, often : ANNEX
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Stone pillars : STELAE
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Took out : DATED
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Commune in Italy : UDINE
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Author Wilde : OSCAR
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Arouse : STIMULATE
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Imaginary undying flower : AMARANTH
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Golfer Brett ___ : OGLE
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Duck, in Dortmund : ENTE
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Magnitude : EXTENT
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Quacks' products : CURES
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Assistants : AIDES
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Hacks : CABS
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Of grandparents : AVAL
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Vital fluids : SERA
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Muscovite : MICA
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Range in Asia : ALAI
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Aspersion : SLUR
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Combustible heap : PYRE
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Youngster : LAD
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___ loss for words : ATA

Answer summary: 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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