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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Tuesday, May 4, 1993

52-Across : "Mexico" author

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 75, 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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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,883
Across
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Short distance : STEP
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Lone, savage elephant : ROGUE
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Incite : PROD
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Writer Bombeck : ERMA
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Arabic letters : ALIFS
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Lacking resilience : LOGY
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Jewelweed : TOUCHMENOT
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Port in Israel : ACRE
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Uncontrollable fear : HYSTERIA
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Long for : HANKER
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Free electron : ION
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Daniels of early films : BEBE
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Unfounded report : CANARD
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Couch people? : POTATOES
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Pub quaffs : ALES
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Auspices : AEGIS
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Boot liner : PAC
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Correspond, e.g. : KEEPINTOUCHWITH
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Terminate : END
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Ames and Trotsky : LEONS
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Once more : ANEW
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U.S. composer Roger ___ : SESSIONS
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Connected series : CATENA
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Glazier's sheet : PANE
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Kind of rug : RAG
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Pride of Philip II : ARMADA
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"Mexico" author : MICHENER
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Favor : BOON
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Precarious : TOUCHANDGO
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Classify : RANK
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Formal avenue : ALLEE
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Hungarian statesman : NAGY
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Dense and dark : INKY
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City in England : LEEDS
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"The ___ the limit" : SKYS
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Clockmaker Thomas : SETH
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___ weight : TROY
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Kin of ostriches : EMUS
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Covenant : PACT
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Martinet : RAMROD
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Liquid portion of fat : OLEIN
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Lollobrigida : GINA
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Heavenly sight? : UFO
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Appreciative of finer things : ESTHETIC
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Pluto, e.g. : PLANET
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Type of music : ROCK
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Folklore villain : OGRE
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Beautician, at times : DYER
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___ presumptive : HEIR
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Mortify : ABASH
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Counterfeit : BOGUS
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Tortes : CAKES
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Requirements : NEEDS
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Nile denizen : ASP
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Drudges : PEONS
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Suggest : OPINE
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Homophone for Eton : EATEN
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Unstressed midcentral vowel : SCHWA
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Make amends : ATONE
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Homeric epic : ILIAD
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Pertaining to a newborn child : NEONATAL
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Rebel Tyler : WAT
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McFarland of "Our Gang" : SPANKY
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Hiding places : CACHES
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Muslim title : AGHA
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Prepared some vegetables : RICED
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Shelter : ABRI
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Morocco-like sheepskin : ROAN
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Lamasery member : MONK
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Francis of movies : MULE
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Austrian river : ENNS
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Bismarck is its cap. : NDAK
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Like an omelet : EGGY
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Clark and Rogers : ROYS
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Cheer for a veronica : OLE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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