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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Saturday, June 2, 1956

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,531
Across Down
1. Well known mascot. : MULE
5. More underhanded. : BASER
10. "___'s will is the wind's will . . . " : ABOY
14. Source of energy. : ATOM
15. Tributary of the Orinoco. : APURE
16. That: Fr. : CELA
17. Enthuse about. : RAVE
18. Term in music. : TONIC
19. River in Bavaria. : EGER
20. Calories. : THERMS
22. Chemical change. : REACTION
24. Eastern title. : AGA
25. The Alamo, for example. : MISSION
26. Business buildings in California. : WINERIES
29. Octave of the third, in music. : TENTH
31. Limits. : ENDS
32. State of agitation. : STEW
34. Hungarian composer. : LEHAR
36. Tree. : ELM
37. Brief news dispatches. : FLASHES
39. Conceit: Colloq. : EGO
40. Mutual concord. : PEACE
42. Malicious glance. : LEER
43. Outer garments worn in Arabia. : ABAS
44. Un, deux, ___. : TROIS
46. Givers of deductions. : REBATERS
48. Estates in the West. : RANCHES
50. Duster. : RAG
51. Disagreement. : FRICTION
53. Prized. : VALUED
56. First wife of Jacob. : LEAH
57. Rare relative of the giraffe. : OKAPI
59. Unctuous. : OILY
60. Author of "Bus Stop." : INGE
61. Poke. : NUDGE
62. Koko's weapon. : SNEE
63. Letters. : TEES
64. Blotch. : SMEAR
65. Views. : SEES
1. Trading center. : MART
2. Where Monument Valley is. : UTAH
3. Theme song for June. : LOVEANDMARRIAGE
4. Issues. : EMERGES
5. Cave inhabitants. : BATS
6. Highest mountain in the Philippines. : APO
7. Glenn Miller's theme song. : SUNRISESERENADE
8. Indians. : ERIES
9. Fashion anew. : RECAST
10. Volatile liquid. : ACETONE
11. Cole Porter favorite. : BEGINTHEBEGUINE
12. Product made from fats. : OLEO
13. Tale. : YARN
21. Spoil. : MAR
23. Wainscots: Var. : CIELS
25. Basic material. : METAL
26. "___ no more my lady . . . " : WEEP
27. Cove. : INLET
28. Geographical abbreviation. : ISL
30. Mother of Ishmael. : HAGAR
33. Exclamations of delight. : WHEES
35. Island or sea of Antarctica. : ROSS
37. Assumed appearance. : FEINT
38. Needles' jockey. : ERB
41. Gives instruction to. : COACHES
43. Puzzled. : ATALOSS
45. Descendants. : SCIONS
47. Macaw. : ARA
49. Twaddle: Slang. : HOKUM
51. Rove on the wing. : FLIT
52. M. Clair. : RENE
53. Four: German. : VIER
54. Gen. Robert ___. : ELEE
55. Colors. : DYES
58. Golfers' group: Abbr. : PGA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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