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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Friday, May 25, 1984

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,617
Across
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Natives of Fyn : DANES
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Snap : PHOTO
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"Reno-vated” : DIVORCED
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One dozen for Hercules : LABORS
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Place too high a value on : OVERRATE
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"___ Crackers,” Marx Brothers film : ANIMAL
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Bar order : GIN
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Springe setter’s activity : SNARING
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___ standstill : ATA
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Move gradually : EDGE
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Simper : SMIRK
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Transport : SHIP
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Appears : SEEMS
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Freshwater fish : IDE
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Utter confusion : CHAOS
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Exclusively : ALONE
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Kiddy-party entertainer : CLOWN
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Leni-___ (Delaware Indian) : LENAPE
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Mark and Ramsey : CLARKS
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Plant of the amaryllis family : AGAVE
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Margaret’s seducer : FAUST
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Emulate Duse : EMOTE
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Nickname for Durocher, with “The” : LIP
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Lapwing : PEWIT
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Confirmation is one : RITE
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Spanish roadside inn : VENTA
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Tom, Dick or Harry : NAME
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Black bird : ANI
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Continues unchanged : REMAINS
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Belgian town : SPA
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Ornament : TASSEL
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That which serves to guide : LODESTAR
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Musical direction : OTTAVA
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Divers’ gear : SNORKELS
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Fragrant compound : ESTER
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Increase in amount : RAISE
Down
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Math verb : DIVIDE
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Get even : AVENGE
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Neither here ___ there : NOR
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Makes a boo-boo : ERRS
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Medical procedures : SCANS
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Main item of a policy : PLANK
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Attach, as a rider : HANG
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Geisha’s sash : OBI
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Assail mercilessly : TOMAHAWK
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Formal discourses : ORATIONS
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___ Palace, Venice : DOGES
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Worsted fabric : ETAMINE
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Make fun of : DERIDE
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Rebuffs : SLAPS
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Dander : IRE
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Rise : EMANATE
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Cut off : SHORTEN
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Drudge : SLAVE
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Part of a bracelet : CLASP
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Unfold, in poesy : OPE
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Actor Gulager : CLU
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Compress into a thin plate : LAMINATE
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Selfish people : EGOTISTS
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Cavil; quibble : CAPTION
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Some exams : FINALS
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One of the Danaides : ERATO
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Moon vehicle’s module : LEM
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Wears away : WASTES
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Pierce : IMPALE
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Hurries : TEARS
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Of the soft palate : VELAR
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Functional conjunctions in contracts : ANDOR
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Dream, in Dijon : REVE
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Hospital supplies : SERA
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Roosted : SAT
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Emulate Phil Mahre : SKI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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