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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Friday, July 20, 1956

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,579
Across Down
1. Circus units. : ACTS
5. Home of Lamaism. : TIBET
10. Baked confection. : KISS
14. Nonsense! : POOH
15. Relative of a lycée. : ECOLE
16. "But doth suffer ___ change . . . " : ASEA
17. Noteworthy address. : IODOWNINGSTREET
20. Put on the brake. : SLOWED
21. Concludes. : GATHERS
22. Role for Hugh O'Brien. : EARP
24. Controlling power. : REIN
25. Odds and ends. : SUNDRIES
29. Sphinx. : ENIGMA
33. Pronoun. : ONE
34. Blows. : SLAPS
36. Epitome of slowness. : SNAIL
37. Famous name in flying. : ODOM
39. Point of view: Colloq. : SLANT
41. River of the Ponte Vecchio. : ARNO
42. TV dial. : TUNER
44. Insignia. : STARS
46. German article. : DER
47. Supporters: Slang. : YESMEN
49. Captains. : SKIPPERS
51. Cheers for Escamillo. : OLES
53. Of time. : ERAL
54. Infers. : DERIVES
57. Endless: Poet. : ETERNE
61. Theatrical fare. : MUSICALCOMEDIES
63. Wings, in botany. : ALAE
64. Extinguish: Colloq. : DOUSE
65. Capricorn symbol. : GOAT
66. Mathematical sign. : PLUS
67. Great mountain mass. : ANDES
68. Rulers: Abbr. : EMPS
1. Sacred animal of Egypt. : APIS
2. Dispassionate. : COOL
3. Commotion: Colloq. : TODO
4. Registered. : SHOWED
5. Morning glory appendages. : TENDRILS
6. Here: Fr. : ICI
7. Sound of Big Ben. : BONG
8. English composer. : ELGAR
9. Exam taker. : TESTEE
10. Garbo role. : KARENINA
11. River in Bohemia. : ISER
12. Understands. : SEES
13. Convened. : SAT
18. Suffers use. : WEARS
19. Makes spaces between, as seedlings. : THINS
23. Rings. : PEALS
25. Black. : SOOTY
26. Excessive. : UNDUE
27. Main Street signs. : NEONS
28. Young oysters. : SPATS
30. Avant-___. : GARDE
31. Clementine's father. : MINER
32. Then: Fr. : ALORS
35. Mr. ___, in "School for Scandal." : SNAKE
38. Autobiographer's material. : MEMORIES
40. Ancient galleys. : TRIREMES
43. Object from the past. : RELIC
45. Flash flood. : SPATE
48. It means "snowfall" in Spanish. : NEVADA
50. Toast. : PLEDGE
52. According to: Fr. : SELON
54. Devoid of spark. : DULL
55. Isaac's son. : ESAU
56. Spray driven by the wind. : SCUD
58. French town, scene of Vichy trial. : RIOM
59. Tide. : NEAP
60. Superlative suffixes. : ESTS
61. Chart. : MAP
62. Full of: Suffix. : OSE

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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