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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 Down
1. Fruit of the buttercup. : ACHENE
7. Munsel of the opera. : PATRICE
14. Make ___ at. : APASS
19. Book. : READER
20. Yellow pigment. : ETIOLIN
21. Ribbons. : SASHES
23. Lawrence-Lee collaboration. : INHERITTHEWIND
25. Gum tree. : TUPELO
26. Depot: Abbr. : STA
27. Diverse. : VARIED
28. Egyptian counterpart of Hermes. : ANUBIS
30. Legal degree. : LLD
31. Western lake. : TAHOE
33. Son of Apollo. : ION
34. Cape in Antarctica. : ADARE
35. Slithered. : EELED
37. "When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
38. Ostentatious display: Colloq. : SPLASH
40. Sumerian's contemporary. : MEDE
42. To no small extent. : VERY
43. Nellie Forbush's man. : EMILE
45. It dates from July 21, 1949. : NATO
47. Wander. : STRAY
49. Place of business in Texas. : OILERY
51. Morning prayers. : MATINS
53. Site of famous castle in Wales. : CONWAY
56. Francis of TV. : ARLENE
57. Close-fitting caps. : COIFS
58. Tenacious. : ADHESIVE
60. Cast-off coverings. : MOLTS
61. French soldier. : POILU
62. Girl friends: Fr. : AMIES
63. City on the Nishava River. : NIS
64. Business abbreviations. : INCS
65. Indispensable members of the United Nations staff. : TRANSLATORS
67. Mindanao natives. : ATAS
68. "Le Coq ___." : DOR
69. Eldest sons. : HEIRS
70. Nymph: Greek. : ORIAS
71. Island in the Mediterranean. : CRETE
72. City profiles. : SKYLINES
74. River in Burns' poem. : AFTON
75. Sounded contented. : PURRED
76. Certain figures. : TOTALS
77. Calabar bean alkaloid. : ESERIN
79. Swamp. : MORASS
80. Fur animal. : OTTER
82. Bible name. : ESAU
83. Palace in Florence. : PITTI
84. Tiptop. : ACME
86. Polish Parliament. : SEJM
88. Constrains. : IMPELS
90. Sound of dismay. : GASP
94. Social liabilities. : BOORS
96. Town in Utrecht. : DOORN
98. ___ along. : ALL
99. Words offering a choice. : ANDOR
100. Make a fluff. : ERR
101. One's family. : PEOPLE
103. Gives all pertinent facts. : BRIEFS
105. Gaucho tree. : ULE
106. Die-hards. : TORIES
108. Recent Disney film (with "The"). : LITTLESTOUTLAW
111. Feeds fuel. : STOKES
112. Fettered. : INIRONS
113. ___ Green. : GRETNA
114. Dag is one. : SWEDE
115. TV star's first name. : NANETTE
116. Of a nerve impulse. : SENSOR
1. Grain part. : ARISTA
2. Hundredweight. : CENTAL
3. Sound of laughter. : HAHAHA
4. British statesman. : EDE
5. Vigor. : NERVE
6. Silkworm. : ERIA
7. Stalk of a leaf. : PETIOLE
8. Phidias' masterpiece, ___ Parthenos. : ATHENA
9. Bound. : TIED
10. Line of houses. : ROW
11. A long account. : ILIAD
12. Flavoring agent. : CINNAMON
13. Bear. : ENDURE
14. Piedmont city. : ASTI
15. Interruption. : PAUSE
16. Uraeus symbol. : ASP
17. Actors' Studio devotee. : SHELLEYWINTERS
18. Best ___. : SELLER
22. Covered with turf. : SODDY
24. In a threefold degree. : TRIPLY
29. Garden spots. : BEDS
32. Short poems. : ODELETS
34. Michael Gazzo's first. : AHATFULOFRAIN
36. Actor-director. : EVANS
38. Father. : SIRE
39. Epicure's dish. : SNAILS
41. Emulates Dürer. : ETCHES
44. ___ wear. : MENS
46. Poetic contraction. : TIS
48. Deer. : ROES
49. Variety of tobacco. : ORONOKO
50. Well-known comeback story. : ILLCRYTOMORROW
51. Less: French. : MOINS
52. Polynesian. : SAMOAN
54. Flies. : AVIATES
55. Gave an O. K. : YESSED
56. Surrounded by. : AMIDST
57. Rough. : COARSE
59. Members of the board: Abbr. : DIRS
61. ___-dieu (kneeling bench). : PRIE
62. Common suffix. : ATION
65. Verb forms. : TENSES
66. Part of M. A. : ARTIUM
67. Call to account. : ARRAIGN
69. Handle. : HILT
71. Short. : CURT
73. Not now. : LATER
74. Initials in the news. : AES
75. Flower holders. : POTS
78. Wheat meal. : SEMOLINA
79. French painter. : MILLET
81. Fix over. : REDO
83. Long outer garment. : PELISSE
84. Seconds. : ABETS
85. Certain works in the Louvre. : COROTS
87. City in Missouri. : JOPLIN
89. See 38 Down. : PARENT
91. Men. : ADULTS
92. Hot wind of Spain. : SOLANO
93. Dated before 1940. : PREWAR
95. Promote. : SPEED
97. Plate again with a metal. : RETIN
99. ___ thing (certainty). : ASURE
102. In ___. : ESSE
103. Be absorbent. : BLOT
104. Weather phenomena. : FOGS
107. D. D. E. : IKE
109. Third: Ital. : TRE
110. 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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