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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Wednesday, July 22, 1953

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 9-Down had acute accent over second e in "Première"; corrected it to grave.

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,494

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Across
1
Humbug. : SHAM
5
Furnished with protection. : ARMED
10
Moving piece of machinery. : CAM
13
Dance in Oahu. : HULA
14
Another name for Fortaleza, Brazil. : CEARA
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The three wise men. : MAGI
16
Leslie Caron's cinematic debut (with "An"). : AMERICANINPARIS
19
Settlers of questions. : DECIDERS
20
Important coffee port in Brazil. : SANTOS
21
Clusters of fibers. : NEPS
22
Withered. : SERE
23
Sword of Damocles. : THREAT
26
Talks loudly and boastfully. : BLUSTERS
30
129,000 for the average head. : HAIRS
31
Satiated and bored. : BLASE
32
Author of "The Wonderful Country." : LEA
33
Actress Gardner and others. : AVAS
34
Have a hankering for. : CRAVE
35
Manner of walking. : GAIT
36
___ pros (notice that prosecution in ended): Latin abbr. : NOL
37
Leathers made from sheepskin. : ROANS
38
Shrewd in worldly affairs. : CANNY
39
Rapturous. : ECSTATIC
41
Store of food. : LARDER
42
Not fractional. : EVEN
43
Make shift. : FEND
44
Minnow. : SHINER
47
Small fortified building. : CASTELET
51
Beethoven favorite. : MOONLIGHTSONATA
53
Man's name. : ERNO
54
Remove all marks of. : ERASE
55
Another name for Esau. : EDOM
56
Naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
57
Relish. : SAPOR
58
French director Clair. : RENE
Down
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Fish. : SHAD
2
Ambassador Wrong of Canada. : HUME
3
Pianist Templeton. : ALEC
4
Navy planes. : MARINERS
5
Agree to. : ACCEPT
6
Constructs. : REARS
7
Operates. : MANS
8
Silk worm. : ERI
9
Première ballerina. : DANSEUSE
10
Two-wheeled vehicle. : CART
11
Fee paid for money exchange. : AGIO
12
Mademoiselle or señorita. : MISS
15
He painted "Olympia." : MANET
17
Brain products. : IDEAS
18
Describe parts of speech. : PARSE
22
Poles, Wends, etc. : SLAVS
23
Anglo-Saxon freeman. : THANE
24
Great destruction and devastation. : HAVOC
25
Coins of Iran. : RIALS
26
Mont ___. : BLANC
27
Oxlike antelope. : ELAND
28
Marie Antoinette, for example. : REINE
29
Half man, half goat. : SATYR
31
___ trust. : BRAIN
34
Literary circles. : COTERIES
35
Man with a hoe. : GARDENER
37
Composer of "Boléro. : RAVEL
38
"Chapter" of a poem. : CANTO
40
Mikado's title. : TENNO
41
Inferior. : LESSER
43
Nickname for a heavyweight. : FATSO
44
Pintail duck. : SMEE
45
Cornucopia. : HORN
46
Atoms having electrical charges. : IONS
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Fellow. : CHAP
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Dip water. : LADE
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513-year-old college. : ETON
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Unexciting. : TAME
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Love, in Ireland. : GRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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