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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Thursday, July 4, 1991

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, 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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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,213

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Across
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Raft material : BALSA
6
Mgr. Hodges's "Cinderella team" : METS
10
What must go on : SHOW
14
"So long, señor" : ADIOS
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U.S.S.R. range : ALAI
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Killian of TV's "Midnight Caller" : COLE
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RED : CROSSGUARDORSEA
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River in China : HAN
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Sportscaster Cross et al. : IRVS
22
Diaskeuast : EDITOR
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Playwright Akins : ZOE
24
King Hadad's land : EDOM
25
Makes certain stitches : CABLES
29
O'Neill's Lavinia Mannon, e.g. : SPINSTER
33
An Amerind : OTOE
34
Spot for a cinch belt : WAIST
35
Chopper : AXE
36
WHITE : HOUSEBIRCHORCAP
40
Kelep : ANT
41
Makes repairs : MENDS
42
Señor's greeting : HOLA
43
Savings for rainy days : NESTEGGS
45
Snowman of songdom : FROSTY
47
Bungles : ERRS
48
0-0 or 10-10 : TIE
49
Native of Andhra Pradesh, India : TELUGU
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Hole-making tools : AWLS
53
Kind of chair : ARM
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BLUE : PLATEDEVILORJAY
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Gram preceder : KILO
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Expression of elation : GRIN
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Like Hals's cavalier : RIANT
62
One of the Penns : SEAN
63
Winds up : ENDS
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Scroll kept in the ark : TORAH
Down
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Composer of Mass in B Minor : BACH
2
Spanish seaport : ADRA
3
Celebrity : LION
4
Andrea Doria msg. : SOS
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Ordinance : ASSIZE
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Mallow purple : MAUVE
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Greek military gp. of W.W. II : ELAS
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Sailor : TAR
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Applesauce, at times : SIDEDISH
10
Backdrops on stages : SCRIMS
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Arsenio Hall is one : HOST
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Spread for bread : OLEO
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Partner of wash : WEAR
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Durable fabric : GROS
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Tooth: Comb. form : ODONTO
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Heroic poems : EPICS
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Cagney role : COHAN
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Make amends : ATONE
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Matches for Tyson : BOUTS
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Bandleader Brown : LES
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Carnelians : SARDS
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Mexican dish : TACOS
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Glorify : EXALT
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Indemnify : REPAY
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First Oscar-winning film : WINGS
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Come into sight : EMERGE
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Give reluctantly : BEGRUDGE
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Sigma preceder : RHO
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German : TEUTON
45
Pervade completely : FILL
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Nice is one : RESORT
48
DeVito-Schwarzenegger movie : TWINS
49
Hwys. : TPKS
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Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Gershwin's "___, Lucille" : LALA
52
Grasping : AVID
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Slightly open : AJAR
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Indian prince : RANA
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Bulfinch specialty : MYTH
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Beautician Westmore : ERN
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Pardo or Bonito : RIO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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