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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

WORDS AND WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, May 30, 1965

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.65, Missing: { X Z }
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

Bernice Gorden is often credited with inventing the crossword rebus (this is her first) but there were predecessors in the 1950s.

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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,782
Across
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Dull-red marble. : RANCE
6
As it were. : QUASI
11
Greco and Iturbi. : JOSES
16
Jade. : TIRE
20
City near Lisbon. : EVORA
21
Make timid. : UNMAN
22
Forward: Fr. : AVANT
23
Certain Asians. : IRANI
25
Mohammedan VIP's. : CADIS
26
Out of order. : AMISS
27
Gozo's neighbor. : MALTA
28
Certain Alps. : MONTS
29
"___ Lady," Willa Cather novel. : ALOST
30
Fabric of wool and goat's hair. : KASHA
31
On one's toes. : ALERT
32
"The ___ not yet." : ENDIS
33
Attire for men. : SOUP&FISH
35
Burmese. : TAI
37
Peter, ___ of folk song fame. : PAUL&MARY
39
Weights: Abbr. : TNS
40
Quick as a ___. : WINK
41
Around. : CIRCA
43
Vowel before an accented syllable. : PRETONE
44
TV name. : BERG
45
The floor of the ocean. : SEASAND
47
William Tell, Norse form. : EGIL
48
Short, pithy expression. : PHRASE
51
Taker of a test. : CONTESTEE
53
Went around and around. : EDDIED
57
Is affected by some event. : REACTS
58
In many instances. : OFTEN
59
Helmsman's course. : WBN
60
Lie sheltered. : NESTLE
61
Siberian city. : OMSK
62
Bone. : ULNA
64
A "little bit of heaven." : IRELAND
67
Time: Poet. : EVE
68
___ up. : PEPPED
70
Indian arrow poison. : CURARI
71
Having fields. : ACRED
73
Old coin of Portugal. : DOBRA
75
Ingredients of a little girl. : SUGAR&SPICE
79
Wild animals. : BOARS
80
That is: Lat. : IDEST
81
Roman general. : SCIPIO
82
Part of H.H.H. : HUBERT
84
Ship: Abbr. : STR
85
Second hearing. : RETRIAL
86
Apteryx. : KIWI
87
Opinion. : VIEW
90
Decanter. : CARAFE
93
Scheherazade's place. : ODA
94
Nobelist in physics, 1912. : DALEN
97
Idle: Sp. : OCIOSO
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Wimsey's creator. : SAYERS
100
New version of an old story. : RETELLING
102
___ dernière (last year): Fr. : LANNEE
103
___ precedent. : SETA
105
Presents. : DONATES
106
By ___. : ROTE
107
Regards. : ESTEEMS
110
Tore. : RACED
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Solicits. : BEGS
112
Size of shot. : BBB
115
"___ are all as one."—Euripides. : RICH&POOR
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Sea: Fr. : MER
118
Song made popular by Libby Holman. : BODY&SOUL
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Path: Fr. : ALLEE
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Make one. : UNITE
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Heat: Lat. : CALOR
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Tooth: It. : DENTE
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"If a body ___ body." : MEETA
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"Dombey and Son." : NOVEL
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Kind of angle. : ACUTE
129
Newspaper notices. : OBITS
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Marquette and others. : PERES
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Vestige. : TRACE
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Prongs. : TINES
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Middle name of V. P. Dawes. : GATES
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Inquisitive. : NOSY
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Greens. : SALAD
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___ Park. : ESTES
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Boutique. : STORE
Down
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Improve the form of. : RECAST
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Isle of myth. : AVALON
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Knotty. : NODOUS
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Short, as pie crust. : CRISP
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Maugham book of stories. : EAST&WEST
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Aspen. : QUAKING
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Expose. : UNMASK
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Of a certain sect. : AMISH
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Window part. : SASH
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Very greedy. : INSATIATE
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Relatives of Bermuda shorts. : JAMAICAS
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Face shape. : OVAL
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Tapioca-like tuber. : SALEP
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Catch. : ENTRAP
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Human development. : STATURE
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Proverbial non-waiters. : TIME&TIDE
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Rusty spots on cloth. : IRONMOLDS
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Boat for three rowers. : RANDAN
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Total. : ENTIRE
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Part of Paris. : ISSY
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Grows angry. : FIRESUP
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Long-run play. : ARSENIC&OLDLACE
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Inscription. : LEGEND
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Per ___. : CENT
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Bobbin-made lace. : ANTWERP
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Angels of a sort. : BACKERS
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Chesterfield. : SOFA
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Excavation, as in a fort: Fr. : DEBLAI
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Favorable. : PRO
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Speaker's sound. : HEM
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Fruit. : RASPBERRY
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Ormandy, for example. : CONDUCTOR
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Bending into a curve. : ENARCHING
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Performance a second time. : ITERATION
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Young eel. : ELVER
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Exploits. : DEEDS
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River into the Meuse. : LESSE
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Muscovite. : RUS
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___ Amsterdam. : NIEUW
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Timely. : PAT
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Presidential nickname. : ABE
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Like a raven. : CORVINE
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Platters. : DISCS
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Masefield novel, 1926. : ODTAA
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Braced. : GIRDED
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Beekeeper. : APIATOR
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Creek. : RIA
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Student's subject. : BIOLOGY
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Perform a dance again. : RESTEP
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Knows: Scot. : KENS
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Native of: Suffix. : ESE
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Grief. : WOE
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Lovers of the beautiful. : AESTHETES
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Unconventional. : FREE&EASY
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Wrangle. : ALTERCATE
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Emulated Ananias. : LIED
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Great quantities: Colloq. : CATS&DOGS
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Painted. : ENAMELED
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Lots. : AMOUNTS
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Set right. : REDRESS
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"Wonderful Town" role. : EILEEN
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Hard: Prefix. : SCLERO
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Mexican state. : SONORA
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Type of footwear. : BOOTEE
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Skipjack. : BONITO
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Bread spread. : BUTTER
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Wounded one: Fr. : BLESSE
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Incline. : RAMP
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Be a match for. : RIVAL
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Plain-spoken. : BLUNT
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Jewish month: Var. : SEBAT
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Case: It. : TECA
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Galatea's beloved. : ACIS

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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