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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
Across
1. Something to steer by. : POLARIS
8. Mutual Security Administrator. : STASSEN
15. A brief summary. : EPITOME
16. Carrying a canoe overland. : PORTAGE
17. Extension. : RENEWAL
18. One who transfers property. : ALIENOR
19. Relative of 38 Down. : URN
20. Refined, as ore. : SMELTED
22. Four-in-hand. : TIE
23. Irish free tenant. : SAER
25. Proboscis. : SNOUT
26. University city of Rumania. : IASI
27. Storage space for lares and penates. : ATTIC
29. Old measure for cloth, 45 inches. : ELL
30. Large rooms used for light manufacturing. : LOFTS
31. Landlord. : LESSOR
33. Stones (used in Latin phrases). : LAPIDES
35. Potato. : SPUD
37. Mystic Mohammedan sect. : SUFI
38. Espied. : SPOTTED
41. Correspondent in a distant land: Colloq. : PENPAL
45. Sandburg and others. : CARLS
46. "Never Wave At a ___." : WAC
48. Rob: Archaic. : REAVE
49. Girl friend in Paris. : AMIE
50. Rotates a floating log by treading on it. : BIRLS
52. Señoras: Abbr. : SRAS
53. A boy's best friend. : MOM
54. Parts of "The Golden Treasury." : SONNETS
56. Poetic contraction. : TIS
57. Taylor-made movie. : IVANHOE
59. Former President of Guatemala. : AREVALO
61. Participants at the U. N. : NATIONS
62. Won back. : RETAKEN
63. Electra's brother. : ORESTES
64. Cast-iron frying pans. : SPIDERS
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1. Careful examination. : PERUSAL
2. Control. : OPERATE
3. Small finches. : LINNETS
4. Dined. : ATE
5. Engages in a rhubarb. : ROWS
6. Mohammedan priests. : IMAMS
7. Goddess of the moon. : SELENE
8. Artists' implements for spreading paint. : SPATULAS
9. Title of a book in "The Forsyte Saga." : TOLET
10. Devoid of interest. : ARID
11. ___ Theresa, island in the St. Lawrence. : STE
12. City founded circa 1605. : SANTAFE
13. Opposite of altruists. : EGOISTS
14. Sea nymph. : NEREIS
21. Recline indolently. : LOLL
24. Meat dish made with pastry. : RISSOLE
26. Antiseptics. : IODINES
28. Egyptians. : COPTS
30. Permanent resident of Alcatraz. : LIFER
32. Habit of procedure. : RUT
34. Young animal. : PUP
36. State of the lawn at dawn. : DEWINESS
38. Water heater, usually made of copper. : SAMOVAR
39. Man. : PRIMATE
40. Junior imprecation. : DARN
42. Receive a share. : PARTAKE
43. User. : AVAILER
44. Things learned by experience. : LESSONS
45. Williams' "___ Real." : CAMINO
47. Becomes bright. : CLEARS
50. Famous frontiersman. : BOONE
51. Colloquial name for a germ. : STREP
54. A stroke in a game. : SHOT
55. Bristle: Comb. form. : SETI
58. City in Yugoslavia. : NIS
60. 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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