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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

POSSESSIVE PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, May 22, 1988

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,075
Across
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Airport feature : RAMP
5
Prosaic : DRAB
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Residue of grapes : MARC
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Mandy Patinkin role in "Evita" : CHE
16
Squinch, e.g. : ARCH
17
State in NE Brazil : CEARA
18
Nymph of the hills : OREAD
20
McQueen film, with "The" : BLOB
21
Colette character : GIGI
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Agitated movement by a singer : ARNOLDSEDDY
24
Nursery-rhyme pet : LAMB
25
Family of a U.S. inventor : EARLES
27
Balsam-yielding tree : TOLU
28
Some bridges : DENTURES
30
Ouse feeder : AIRE
31
"___ Millions," O'Neill play : MARCO
34
Caspian feeder : TEREK
35
Cities in R.I. and the Isle of Wight : NEWPORTS
39
Holds up : DELAYS
41
Comedian Ole ___ : OLSEN
44
Eye docs : ODS
45
Arose : STOOD
47
Exequy : RITE
48
G.I.'s devil-dodger : PADRE
49
Certain Wall Street options : PUTS
51
Increase stitches : ADDON
53
Expels : VENTS
56
Article of merchandise : WARE
57
Critical : ACUTE
59
Lady of Spain : DAMA
60
Possessions : ESTATE
62
Rorem or Sparks : NED
63
College officials : REGENTS
65
Robert of "Quincy, M.E." : ITO
67
Aqueous resting place : WATERBED
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Detail : ITEM
70
Bellini's Druidic priestess : NORMA
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Armbone : ULNA
73
Guido di Pietro, or Fra ___ : ANGELICO
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Golfer's 19th hole : BAR
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Where Dresden china is made : MEISSEN
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Yoko Lennon, née ___ : ONO
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Dissolute : RAKISH
84
A lady's maid to Cleopatra : IRAS
86
Words in Wonderland read by Alice : EATME
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Fish dish : EELS
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Marine hazards : REEFS
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Burton of "Roots" : LEVAR
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Dregs : LEES
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Amount of assessment : RATAL
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Extol : LAUD
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Polish river : NAREW
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Old-timer : VET
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Ridge on a mountain : ARETE
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Blowhard's output : HOTAIR
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First steps : STARTERS
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Because : SINCE
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Disdainful look : SNEER
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Bruce of films : DERN
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Thesmothetes : SENATORS
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"___ company . . . " : TWOS
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Yehudi Menuhin's teacher : ENESCO
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Fail to use : OMIT
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Coveted award for a playwright : WILDESOSCAR
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Acidity : ACOR
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Sportswriter Grantland : RICE
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Champ after Braddock : LOUIS
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What to spend in Shiraz : RIALS
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Arp's art cult: 1916 : DADA
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Wapiti : ELK
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Basis for a sermon : TEXT
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Refuse to grant : DENY
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Light British carbine : STEN
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Fashion : RAGE
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Song for Sutherland : ARIA
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Transport for a pitcher : MCGRAWSTUG
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Fergie's father-in-law : PHILIP
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Thuringian article : DER
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Scold vehemently : RANT
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"___ With a View" : AROOM
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Chanteuse's specialty : BALLAD
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Jan. and Aug. : MOS
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Metric measure : ARE
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Foxx, the funnyman : REDD
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Students at the U.S.M.A. : CADETS
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Great dog for an actor : CLARKSDANE
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Abode : HOME
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Points of decline : EBBS
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Historic commune near Naples : CASERTA
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Unit of force : DYNE
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Sunday statute : BLUELAW
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Creator of "Melencolia" : DURER
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A son of Aphrodite : EROS
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De ___ (superfluous) : TROP
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Founder of British India : CLIVE
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Crowded quarters for a thespian : OATESWARREN
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Like some stock certificates : NOPAR
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Bring out : EDUCE
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Transmitter for an entrepreneur : TODDSMIKE
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Kind of jerk : SODA
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Backyard gossip : YENTA
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Slipped or tripped : ERRED
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Destitution : NEED
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No-nos for a pianist-songwriter : DOMINOSFATS
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Popular cartoonist : STEIG
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Org. founded in 1949 : NATO
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Paintings by a hot pianist : TATUMSART
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Inscribed stone slab : STELE
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Become a member : ENTER
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Banks of baseball : ERNIE
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Pertaining to tissue : TELAR
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Celestial body : ORB
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___ metabolism : BASAL
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Arthur's coat : MAIL
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Close, to Keats : ANEAR
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Damage to a screen star : NOLTESNICK
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Sky: Sp. : CIELO
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Feline in music : STEVENSCAT
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Kuwait ruler : EMEER
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Hangouts : NESTS
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" . . . ___ perfumed sea": Poe : OERA
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___ T'ung, Chinese emperor: 1908-12 : HSUAN
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Gardner and namesakes : AVAS
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Glut : SATIATE
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Primers, e.g. : READERS
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Period of fasting : LENT
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Scarsdale, etc. : DIETS
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He reconstructed St. Paul's : WREN
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English feudal tribute : HERIOT
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Change an essay : REWORD
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Steps : TREADS
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Covering for a chimney : COWL
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Miss O'Grady : ROSIE
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Tender : SORE
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The screen's Jannings : EMIL
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Turn around : SLUE
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Medical procedure : SCAN
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System of rules : CODE
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Fort in N.J. : DIX
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Superlative suffix : EST
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One of the Khans : ALY

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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