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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Thursday, May 7, 1953

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,418

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Across
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Something to steer by. : POLARIS
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Mutual Security Administrator. : STASSEN
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A brief summary. : EPITOME
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Carrying a canoe overland. : PORTAGE
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Extension. : RENEWAL
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One who transfers property. : ALIENOR
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Relative of 38 Down. : URN
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Refined, as ore. : SMELTED
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Four-in-hand. : TIE
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Irish free tenant. : SAER
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Proboscis. : SNOUT
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University city of Rumania. : IASI
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Storage space for lares and penates. : ATTIC
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Old measure for cloth, 45 inches. : ELL
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Large rooms used for light manufacturing. : LOFTS
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Landlord. : LESSOR
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Stones (used in Latin phrases). : LAPIDES
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Potato. : SPUD
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Mystic Mohammedan sect. : SUFI
38
Espied. : SPOTTED
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Correspondent in a distant land: Colloq. : PENPAL
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Sandburg and others. : CARLS
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"Never Wave At a ___." : WAC
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Rob: Archaic. : REAVE
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Girl friend in Paris. : AMIE
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Rotates a floating log by treading on it. : BIRLS
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Señoras: Abbr. : SRAS
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A boy's best friend. : MOM
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Parts of "The Golden Treasury." : SONNETS
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Poetic contraction. : TIS
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Taylor-made movie. : IVANHOE
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Former President of Guatemala. : AREVALO
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Participants at the U. N. : NATIONS
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Won back. : RETAKEN
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Electra's brother. : ORESTES
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Cast-iron frying pans. : SPIDERS
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Careful examination. : PERUSAL
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Control. : OPERATE
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Small finches. : LINNETS
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Dined. : ATE
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Engages in a rhubarb. : ROWS
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Mohammedan priests. : IMAMS
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Goddess of the moon. : SELENE
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Artists' implements for spreading paint. : SPATULAS
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Title of a book in "The Forsyte Saga." : TOLET
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Devoid of interest. : ARID
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___ Theresa, island in the St. Lawrence. : STE
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City founded circa 1605. : SANTAFE
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Opposite of altruists. : EGOISTS
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Sea nymph. : NEREIS
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Recline indolently. : LOLL
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Meat dish made with pastry. : RISSOLE
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Antiseptics. : IODINES
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Egyptians. : COPTS
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Permanent resident of Alcatraz. : LIFER
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Habit of procedure. : RUT
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Young animal. : PUP
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State of the lawn at dawn. : DEWINESS
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Water heater, usually made of copper. : SAMOVAR
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Man. : PRIMATE
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Junior imprecation. : DARN
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Receive a share. : PARTAKE
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User. : AVAILER
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Things learned by experience. : LESSONS
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Williams' "___ Real." : CAMINO
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Becomes bright. : CLEARS
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Famous frontiersman. : BOONE
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Colloquial name for a germ. : STREP
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A stroke in a game. : SHOT
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Bristle: Comb. form. : SETI
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City in Yugoslavia. : NIS
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Voluntary aid group in Britain. : VAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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