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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Thursday, May 5, 1955

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,137
Across
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Consequently. : THUS
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Lewis' predominant feature. : BROWS
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Slash. : GASH
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Miss Murphy, in a famous play. : ROSE
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Pertaining to sound frequencies. : AUDIO
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Bank of a river. : RIPA
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Agreeable to reason. : OPENMINDED
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Polish-German boundary river. : ODER
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Petits fours. : DESSERTS
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Diverted. : AMUSED
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Austrian river. : ENNS
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Spirit. : ELAN
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Bundles of twigs. : FAGOTS
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What beauty often is. : SKINDEEP
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Arabic A's. : ALIFS
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Stays longer than planned. : WAITSOVER
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Put aside. : DOFF
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Fictional vessel. : CAINE
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Gavilan's punch. : BOLO
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Involving as a result. : ENTAILING
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Solicited. : ASKED
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Not migratory, as birds. : RESIDENT
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Kinds. : BREEDS
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Changes motor's speed. : REVS
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Sound of a motor. : PURR
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"Whodunit" character. : CORPSE
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Newcomers. : ARRIVALS
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Author Ludwig. : EMIL
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Feeling distressed. : REMORSEFUL
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River to the Gulf of Finland. : NEVA
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Polyhymnia's sister. : ERATO
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Middle name of Edgar Burroughs. : RICE
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Playing card. : TREY
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Seed again. : RESOW
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Artificial bed of oysters. : STEW
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Walked over. : TROD
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Want and expect. : HOPE
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Practices. : USES
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The essence of sportsmanship. : SENSEOFFAIRPLAY
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Wee Scots. : BAIRNS
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Wee 'uns. : RUNTS
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Seven and eleven. : ODDS
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___ geht's? (how are you?): Ger. : WIE
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Translucent mineral resembling marble. : SODALITE
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Members of a Civilian Corps. : GROUNDOBSERVERS
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Lends a helping hand. : AIDS
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Graf ___. : SPEE
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Kind of sauce. : HARD
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Noun-forming suffixes. : MENTS
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Fortifies. : MANS
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Supplementing (with "out"). : EKING
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Dice player who covers a bet. : FADER
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"All ___." : ALONE
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Presents. : GIFTS
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Louis or Paul. : SAINT
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Summon forth. : EVOKE
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Fished for elvers. : EELED
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Thrusts. : PRODS
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Four-wheeled vehicles. : WAINS
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More ingenious. : CLEVERER
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Date in ancient Rome. : IDES
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Molding edge. : ARRIS
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Rabbit's home. : BURROW
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First: Comb. form. : PROTO
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One hundredweight, in Canada. : CENT
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Hebrew measure. : OMER
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Tear apart. : RIVE
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Amo, ___, amat. : AMAS
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Have ___ (become very upset). : AFIT
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V. I. P. in Rome. : LUCE
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A lot: Colloq. : SLEW
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Poetic "before." : ERE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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