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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

THE PLAYBILL

New York Times, Sunday, June 17, 1956

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,546
Across
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Fruit of the buttercup. : ACHENE
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Munsel of the opera. : PATRICE
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Make ___ at. : APASS
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Book. : READER
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Yellow pigment. : ETIOLIN
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Ribbons. : SASHES
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Lawrence-Lee collaboration. : INHERITTHEWIND
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Gum tree. : TUPELO
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Depot: Abbr. : STA
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Diverse. : VARIED
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Egyptian counterpart of Hermes. : ANUBIS
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Legal degree. : LLD
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Western lake. : TAHOE
33
Son of Apollo. : ION
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Cape in Antarctica. : ADARE
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Slithered. : EELED
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"When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
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Ostentatious display: Colloq. : SPLASH
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Sumerian's contemporary. : MEDE
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To no small extent. : VERY
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Nellie Forbush's man. : EMILE
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It dates from July 21, 1949. : NATO
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Wander. : STRAY
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Place of business in Texas. : OILERY
51
Morning prayers. : MATINS
53
Site of famous castle in Wales. : CONWAY
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Francis of TV. : ARLENE
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Close-fitting caps. : COIFS
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Tenacious. : ADHESIVE
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Cast-off coverings. : MOLTS
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French soldier. : POILU
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Girl friends: Fr. : AMIES
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City on the Nishava River. : NIS
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Business abbreviations. : INCS
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Indispensable members of the United Nations staff. : TRANSLATORS
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Mindanao natives. : ATAS
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"Le Coq ___." : DOR
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Eldest sons. : HEIRS
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Nymph: Greek. : ORIAS
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Island in the Mediterranean. : CRETE
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City profiles. : SKYLINES
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River in Burns' poem. : AFTON
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Sounded contented. : PURRED
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Certain figures. : TOTALS
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Calabar bean alkaloid. : ESERIN
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Swamp. : MORASS
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Fur animal. : OTTER
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Bible name. : ESAU
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Palace in Florence. : PITTI
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Tiptop. : ACME
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Polish Parliament. : SEJM
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Constrains. : IMPELS
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Sound of dismay. : GASP
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Social liabilities. : BOORS
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Town in Utrecht. : DOORN
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___ along. : ALL
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Words offering a choice. : ANDOR
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Make a fluff. : ERR
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One's family. : PEOPLE
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Gives all pertinent facts. : BRIEFS
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Gaucho tree. : ULE
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Die-hards. : TORIES
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Recent Disney film (with "The"). : LITTLESTOUTLAW
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Feeds fuel. : STOKES
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Fettered. : INIRONS
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___ Green. : GRETNA
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Dag is one. : SWEDE
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TV star's first name. : NANETTE
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Of a nerve impulse. : SENSOR
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Hundredweight. : CENTAL
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Sound of laughter. : HAHAHA
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British statesman. : EDE
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Vigor. : NERVE
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Silkworm. : ERIA
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Stalk of a leaf. : PETIOLE
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Phidias' masterpiece, ___ Parthenos. : ATHENA
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Bound. : TIED
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Line of houses. : ROW
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A long account. : ILIAD
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Flavoring agent. : CINNAMON
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Bear. : ENDURE
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Piedmont city. : ASTI
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Interruption. : PAUSE
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Uraeus symbol. : ASP
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Actors' Studio devotee. : SHELLEYWINTERS
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Best ___. : SELLER
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Covered with turf. : SODDY
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In a threefold degree. : TRIPLY
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Garden spots. : BEDS
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Short poems. : ODELETS
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Michael Gazzo's first. : AHATFULOFRAIN
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Actor-director. : EVANS
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Father. : SIRE
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Epicure's dish. : SNAILS
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Emulates Dürer. : ETCHES
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___ wear. : MENS
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Poetic contraction. : TIS
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Deer. : ROES
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Variety of tobacco. : ORONOKO
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Well-known comeback story. : ILLCRYTOMORROW
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Less: French. : MOINS
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Polynesian. : SAMOAN
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Flies. : AVIATES
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Gave an O. K. : YESSED
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Surrounded by. : AMIDST
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Rough. : COARSE
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Members of the board: Abbr. : DIRS
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___-dieu (kneeling bench). : PRIE
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Common suffix. : ATION
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Verb forms. : TENSES
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Part of M. A. : ARTIUM
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Call to account. : ARRAIGN
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Handle. : HILT
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Short. : CURT
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Not now. : LATER
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Initials in the news. : AES
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Flower holders. : POTS
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Wheat meal. : SEMOLINA
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French painter. : MILLET
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Fix over. : REDO
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Long outer garment. : PELISSE
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Seconds. : ABETS
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Certain works in the Louvre. : COROTS
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City in Missouri. : JOPLIN
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See 38 Down. : PARENT
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Men. : ADULTS
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Hot wind of Spain. : SOLANO
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Dated before 1940. : PREWAR
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Promote. : SPEED
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Plate again with a metal. : RETIN
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___ thing (certainty). : ASURE
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In ___. : ESSE
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Be absorbent. : BLOT
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Weather phenomena. : FOGS
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D. D. E. : IKE
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Third: Ital. : TRE
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Honor card. : TEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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