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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
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
15. 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
1. 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
47. Fellow. : CHAP
48. Dip water. : LADE
49. 513-year-old college. : ETON
50. Unexciting. : TAME
52. 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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