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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Tuesday, June 10, 1980

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,172
Across Down
1. Catch one's breath : GASP
5. Mulching material : STRAW
10. Queries : ASKS
14. Western univ. : UCLA
15. City ESE of Bombay : POONA
16. Chatter : CHIN
17. Diner specialty : SHORTORDER
19. Place for an ace : HOLE
20. Greek courtesans : HETAERAS
21. British novelist: 18th century : STERNE
23. Home of The Hague: Abbr. : NETH
24. "Can't! Don't! ___! Won't!": Kipling : SHANT
25. Solitary bees : MASONS
28. Adds one's 3 cents worth : CHIMESIN
31. Garden pest : APHIS
32. Figure of speech : TROPE
33. Blue Eagle letters : NRA
34. Nutriment : FOOD
35. Masticates : CHEWS
36. Period of rapid growth : BOOM
37. Kind of verb: Abbr. : IRR
38. Calibers : BORES
39. River flowing into the Seine : MARNE
40. Got : ATTAINED
42. St. Sebastian, for one : MARTYR
43. Montana copper center : BUTTE
44. Advantage of a sort in competition : PULL
45. Zoroastrian : PARSEE
47. Fixed : FASTENED
51. Instigate : ABET
52. O. Henry specialty : SHORTSTORY
54. Tree of the rose family : PEAR
55. The "Velvet Fog" : TORME
56. Attire for Cassius : TOGA
57. Actor Ray : ALDO
58. ___ off (renounce) : SWEAR
59. In a while : ANON
1. Effusive display : GUSH
2. Long : ACHE
3. Opening of a sort : SLOT
4. Megalomaniac, e.g. : PARANOID
5. Big spenders : SPORTS
6. Scroll containing the Pentateuch : TORAH
7. Taylor and Stewart : RODS
8. One, for Angus : ANE
9. Combat vessels : WARSHIPS
10. Fruit of the buttercup : ACHENE
11. Nip : SHORTSNORT
12. Potter's vessel : KILN
13. Snick's partner : SNEE
18. Period 'twixt 12 and 20 : TEENS
22. Subdued : TAME
24. Is apparent : SHOWS
25. Island in the Indian Ocean : MAFIA
26. To the left, at sea : APORT
27. Crumbly cookie : SHORTBREAD
28. Religious belief : CREED
29. Type of wit : IRONY
30. Caller : NAMER
32. Picasso's "___ Musicians" : THREE
35. Miss America pageants : CONTESTS
36. Adriatic port : BARLETTA
38. Fall for a trick : BITE
39. Fountain specialties, for short : MALTS
41. ___-Hungarian : AUSTRO
42. Assembled group : MUSTER
44. Toscanini's birthplace : PARMA
45. "___, Won't You Dance with Me?": 1947 song : PAPA
46. Biblical herdsman : ABEL
47. Kind of sight or shadow : FORE
48. "High ___" : NOON
49. Therefore : ERGO
50. Cannon of the screen : DYAN
53. "___ now, brown cow?" : HOW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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