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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Monday, June 2, 1958

52-Across : Luzon naval base.

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Bernice Gordon has 126 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 21 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,261
Across
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Part of a playbill. : CAST
5
Victor of France. : HUGO
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Calendar abbreviation. : JAN
12
Ready for eating. : RIPE
13
Doyle's middle name. : CONAN
14
Fabric for a bridal gown. : LACE
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"The ___ of March." : IDES
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Amalgamate. : UNITE
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Ill-fated nymph of Greek myth. : ECHO
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Microorganisms. : BACTERIA
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Stir up. : AWAKEN
22
Metrical foot. : IAMB
23
Great Lakes shipping point. : TOLEDO
25
Most cleverly done. : NEATEST
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Cast a ballot in favor of. : VOTEFOR
31
Author of "Israfel." : ALLEN
32
Whirl. : SPIN
34
River of the Punjab. : RAVI
35
English letter. : ZED
36
Greatly feared. : DREADED
39
Skipper's record. : LOG
40
American composer. : IVES
42
Laboratory vessel. : ETNA
43
Hero of once-popular juveniles. : ROLLO
45
Picks. : SELECTS
47
Ouster. : EVICTOR
49
Habituates. : INURES
51
Late industrialist Kreuger. : IVAR
52
Luzon naval base. : CAVITE
54
Nevertheless. : AFTERALL
58
Biblical shepherd. : ABEL
59
Ad ___ per Aspera: Motto of Kansas. : ASTRA
61
Thought. : IDEA
62
Lake: Poet. : MERE
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Source of annoyance. : TRIAL
64
Exigency. : NEED
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Inquisitive one. : PRY
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Transgressions. : SINS
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Petitions. : ASKS
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Manger. : CRIB
2
Rival of Amneris. : AIDA
3
Postal service. : SPECIALDELIVERY
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Having left a will. : TESTATE
5
___ soit qui mal pense. : HONI
6
Member of an Eastern church. : UNIAT
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Narrow ship channel. : GAT
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Selection from "The Desert Song." : ONEALONE
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Proverbial do-it-yourself man. : JACKOFALLTRADES
10
Wish for ardently: Colloq. : ACHE
11
Colorless gas. : NEON
13
Restrains. : CURBS
14
Governor in Harrisburg. : LEADER
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Make corrections. : EMEND
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Rainy weather. : WET
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Sheep and goat family. : OVIDAE
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Fascists. : NAZIS
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Student: Fr. : ELEVE
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Insect of Africa. : TSETSE
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Convex molding. : OVOLO
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Inflexibility. : RIGOR
33
God of Arcadia. : PAN
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Secluded places. : RETREATS
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Concerted effort. : DRIVE
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Of old age. : SENILE
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Simple wind instrument. : OCARINA
46
Intersect. : CUT
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Basic. : VITAL
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See 14 Across. : SATIN
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Tent or cabin used on a vacation. : CAMP
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But: Ger. : ABER
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Brothers. : FRAS
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Flavoring agent. : LEEK
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Striplings. : LADS
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One way to address Nehru. : SRI

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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