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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Friday, August 10, 1979

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,867
Across Down
1. Injury : HARM
5. Spot of color : BLOB
9. Grasp, with "onto" : LATCH
14. Small wild ox : ANOA
15. Dr. Zhivago's love : LARA
16. City in Portugal : EVORA
17. Game for children : HOPSCOTCH
19. Point a weapon toward : AIMAT
20. Haphazardly : ANYHOW
21. Charms : ATTRACTS
23. Fräulein's name : ILSE
25. Brazilian coffee : SANTOS
26. Yes man's specialty : ACCEDING
30. Diamond or Sadaka : NEIL
31. Donny and Marie : DUO
32. Product of Detroit : SEDAN
34. Gave out bit by bit : DOLED
37. Fields of knowledge at college : ARTS
39. Covered : ROBED
41. "Death on the ___," 1978 film : NILE
42. Assigns : METES
44. Disk on a spur : ROWEL
46. Zero : NIL
47. Contents of a small bankroll : ONES
49. Change for the worse, e.g. : REVERSAL
51. Foot part : INSTEP
53. Broad-topped hill : LOMA
54. Golden Fleece seeker : ARGONAUT
56. Take an unexpected trip : TUMBLE
60. River into Bay of Biscay : LOIRE
61. "Le Prophète" composer : MEYERBEER
63. Capital of County Clare : ENNIS
64. Amaryllis's relative : ALOE
65. Archbishop of Canterbury: 1928–42 : LANG
66. Western sights : MESAS
67. ___ serif (typeface) : SANS
68. Edible root : EDDO
1. Sunk fence : HAHA
2. At another time : ANON
3. Muscular : ROPY
4. Golfer's No. 5 iron : MASHIE
5. More disheveled : BLOWSIER
6. Map line: Abbr. : LAT
7. Killer whale : ORCA
8. Money in Bangkok : BAHTS
9. Like eminent scholars : LEARNED
10. Field that interested Wiley Post : AVIATION
11. Summer refresher : TOMCOLLINS
12. Followers of auto, bureau, etc. : CRATS
13. Bowlers : HATS
18. Common ailments : COLDS
22. Thrash : TAN
24. Home of a biblical witch : ENDOR
26. Style of furniture : ADAM
27. What mountebanks' pills don't do : CURE
28. Machines for some plantations : COTTONGINS
29. Magda or Jolie, e.g. : GABOR
33. Part of a stairway : NEWEL
35. Kazan : ELIA
36. Farmer's spot in an old song : DELL
38. Parts of the brain : SENSORIA
40. Votaries : DEVOTEES
43. Rigidity : SETNESS
45. Animal of Madagascar : LEMUR
48. Red or Dead : SEA
50. Walk aimlessly : RAMBLE
51. Perfume base : IRONE
52. Fearsome felines : PUMAS
54. Standard of Turkey : ALEM
55. Tissue : TELA
57. Drop of perspiration : BEAD
58. Furnish : LEND
59. Therefore : ERGO
62. Thither : YON

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

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