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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Tuesday, May 26, 1987

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, 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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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,713

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Across
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School lab : SHOP
5
Small-scaled trout : CHAR
9
Played on stage : ACTED
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Walter, the drama critic : KERR
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Link part : HOLE
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Fabric for a sundress : VOILE
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Tony kin : OBIE
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Native of ancient Campania : OSCAN
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Prosaic : MATTEROFFACT
23
Four-time O. Henry winner for short stories : STEELE
24
European gull : SEAMEW
28
Eyrie : NEST
30
Ester used in food flavorings : CITRATE
31
Violent effort : SPASM
34
Bonnet, to a London driver : HOOD
36
___-de-sac : CUL
37
Radio quiz show: 1940-49 : TAKEITORLEAVEIT
41
Chemical suffix : ANE
42
Countertenor : ALTO
43
Actress Gold in "Benson" : MISSY
44
Tole tray, e.g. : TINWARE
47
Louis XV and XVI : ROIS
49
"___ Eleven," 1960 film : OCEANS
50
Mount : ASCEND
54
Reason for a duel : POINTOFHONOR
58
Extremely cold : GELID
61
Wine area in Italy : ASTI
62
" . . . even ___ the end of the world": Matt. 28:20 : UNTO
63
Egg-shaped : OVATE
64
Country, in Córdoba : PAIS
65
A tide : NEAP
66
Occupants of some stands : TAXIS
67
Pert : ARCH
68
Russian news service : TASS
Down
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Glides over : SKIMS
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City on the Hari Rud : HERAT
3
Speak pompously : ORATE
4
Sham : PRETENSE
5
Household duties : CHORES
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Railroad freeloader : HOBO
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Start of the Arabic alphabet : ALIF
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Offshore hazard : REEF
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Shore bird : AVOCET
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Share top billing : COSTAR
11
Twitching : TIC
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Guido's high note : ELA
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Place of iniquity : DEN
21
Base of printing inks : ELEMI
22
Stage whisper : ASIDE
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Symbols of authority : MACES
26
Needle cases : ETUIS
27
Writer Eudora : WELTY
29
Pin used as an oarlock : THOLE
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Kind of guard : COLOR
31
Resting: Comb. form : STATO
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A button to push : PANIC
33
One-seeded fruit: Var. : AKENE
35
Table scrap : ORT
38
Ankles : TARSI
39
Sect in Pa. : AMISH
40
Baron's superior : VISCOUNT
45
Elk : WAPITI
46
Battery parts : ANODES
48
Crude : OAFISH
51
Octo plus one : ENNEA
52
"___ a Stranger," 1955 movie : NOTAS
53
Stage curtains : DROPS
55
Valley in Calif. : NAPA
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Peter or Paul : TSAR
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Of the ear : OTIC
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Prepared : GOT
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Topsy's little friend : EVA
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Far from stringent : LAX

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 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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