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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Wednesday, May 20, 1953

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 6-Down clue had accent over "la"; moved it over "a."

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,431
Across
1
Christie of the mysteries. : AGATHA
7
One of three at Giza. : PYRAMID
14
Divided and folded sheets of paper. : QUIRED
15
Maned. : LEONINE
16
Non-windable timepiece. : SUNDIAL
17
Case for an otologist. : EARACHE
18
Member of a hillbilly's family. : MAW
19
An election to nominate candidate. : PRIMARY
21
Criticize, in headline language. : RAP
22
Where J. Bracken Lee is Governor. : UTAH
24
Stakes. : BETS
25
Exclusive. : SOLE
26
Bases for hot dishes. : TILES
28
___ bleu (blue stocking). : BAS
29
Richard's predecessor. : ALBEN
30
Having royal authority. : SCEPTRED
32
Navigates. : STEERS
33
Unadorned. : BALD
34
Muffle the sound of. : MUTE
35
Pipes conveying water from gutters. : SPOUTS
38
Road machines. : SCRAPERS
42
Sierra ___, mountain chain in Mexico. : MADRE
43
___ generis (unique): Latin. : SUI
44
Forgive. : REMIT
45
"Like ___ of bricks." : ATON
46
Aerial maneuver. : SPIN
47
An enthusiastic review. : RAVE
48
Winston Churchill, for instance. : SIR
49
Any item of property. : CHATTEL
52
Scene of portentous experiments: Abbr. : NEV
53
Actress Angel. : HEATHER
55
Bring about. : OPERATE
57
Involves. : ENTAILS
58
Scene of oil debate. : SENATE
59
Part of a church. : STEEPLE
60
Automobile accessory. : HEATER
Down
1
One adjective for Esther Williams. : AQUATIC
2
Upper edge of a boat's side. : GUNWALE
3
Work of the M.S.A. : AID
4
Misstep. : TRIP
5
Laudatory word, when said twice. : HEAR
6
Talked à la Henry Morgan. : ADLIBBED
7
Fashionable facet of women's wear. : PLEATS
8
A long time. : YEARS
9
Samuel Lover's hero. : RORY
10
Collection of facts. : ANA
11
A bacterium. : MICROBE
12
Drug store item. : INHALER
13
Becomes more complicated. : DEEPENS
16
Famous name in South Africa. : SMUTS
20
Lake in Nevada, formed by Hoover Dam. : MEAD
23
She played Gigi. : HEPBURN
25
Unexpected moneymaker. : SLEEPER
27
An excited condition: Colloq. : STATE
29
Flower essence. : ATTAR
31
Creator of David Balfour. : RLS
32
Over: Prefix. : SUR
34
Red apple. : MCINTOSH
35
Hard overhand strokes on the tennis court. : SMASHES
36
Like Griselda. : PATIENT
37
Scented: Rare. : ODORATE
38
Important aspect of a flush hand. : SUIT
39
Spring forth. : EMANATE
40
Worker in a plane factory. : RIVETER
41
Comedian Allen of TV and the stage. : STEVE
43
Few and far between. : SPARSE
46
Type of light shoe, like a pump. : SHELL
49
Piece of candy. : CHIP
50
Fencing sword. : EPEE
51
Girl's name. : LENA
54
To: Scotch. : TAE
56
Betrayer. : RAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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