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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Monday, July 27, 1953

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, 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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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,499
Across
1. Opponents of Reps. : DEMS
5. Feast of Lots. : PURIM
10. Character in a fairy tale. : OGRE
14. Where Rainbow Bridge is. : UTAH
15. County in S. Oklahoma. : ATOKA
16. Web-footed water bird. : COOT
17. Shape of a volcano. : CONE
18. The Peace, for instance. : RIVER
19. Book of Norse myths. : EDDA
20. Branches of national defense. : ARMS
21. Summertime favorite. : ICE
22. Raise a nap. : TEASEL
24. More than enough. : TOO
25. Man's name. : ASA
26. Goddess of the moon. : DIANA
27. Sound of disdain. : UMPH
29. Unruly child. : BRAT
30. Sign of victory. : VEE
33. Sponson ___. : CANOE
35. Overnight guest in a motel. : TRANSIENT
37. Vacationer's transportation. : AUTO
38. Pillow slips. : SHAMS
39. Abbreviation on a business letter. : ATTN
40. Alacrity. : READINESS
42. Actor Michael. : OSHEA
43. Silkworm. : ERI
44. Current events. : NEWS
45. Soft cream cheese. : BRIE
46. Nostrils. : NARES
48. General's nickname. : MAC
49. Measures: Abbr. : QTS
52. Cornstalks, hay, etc. : FODDER
54. He's doing Trygve's job. : DAG
55. Invisible atmosphere. : AURA
56. Range. : AREA
57. Girl in a musical comedy. : IRENE
59. Lively dance. : REEL
60. Injury to pride. : SLAP
61. Inventor of dynamite. : NOBEL
62. Authentic. : REAL
63. Boy Scout equipment. : TENT
64. Main points. : GISTS
65. One of the Hardys. : ANDY
Down
1. Money in Shylock's pocket. : DUCAT
2. Largest of the Kurile Islands. : ETORO
3. Onetime star of wrestling. : MANMOUNTAINDEAN
4. Pronouns. : SHES
5. Part of a diocese. : PARISH
6. City on the Mohawk River. : UTICA
7. Ramble. : ROVE
8. Name in the news. : IKE
9. They're out of this world. : MARTIANS
10. Pacific. : OCEAN
11. Popular British expression. : GODSAVETHEQUEEN
12. Lay at anchor. : RODE
13. And others: Latin abbr. : ETAL
23. Goodies. : EATS
25. Relative of the missing link. : APE
26. Apothecaries' weights. : DRAMS
28. Temporary state of mind. : MOOD
29. Occupants of Pentagon. : BRASS
31. Grafted: Heraldry. : ENTE
32. Landmark in Sicily. : ETNA
33. Organization handling overseas packages. : CARE
34. Musician Mischa. : AUER
35. Muscular power. : THEWS
36. Former capital of Moldavia: Rumanian sp. : IASI
38. Contemptuous. : SNEERING
41. Concerning: Latin. : INRE
42. Sea animal or grampus. : ORC
45. Bakery items. : BAGELS
47. Modify to meet new conditions. : ADAPT
48. Painter, friend of Zola. : MANET
50. Rim of a tire. : TREAD
51. Friend of 57 Across. : SALLY
52. Ahead of time. : FAST
53. Wreath on a knight's helmet. : ORLE
54. Sweet young things. : DEBS
55. Really!: Anglo-Ir. : ARRA
58. Vive le ___. : ROI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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