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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Saturday, August 18, 1979

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, 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. 10,875

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Across
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Play tricks : JAPE
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Test one's moral fiber : TEMPT
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TV's Parker : FESS
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Gulf of ___ : ADEN
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___-propre (self-esteem) : AMOUR
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Mideastern republic since 1958: Var. : IRAK
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Italian physician and educator: 1870–1952 : MARIAMONTESSORI
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Junctions of the skull : BREGMATA
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Has dinner at home : EATSIN
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Eight furlongs : MILE
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Amphibians : EFTS
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Massenet opera : ARIANE
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Amerind of Manitoba : CREE
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Handle clumsily : PAW
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___ Domingo : SANTO
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Evening, in Paris : SOIR
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Legal offenses : MALA
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Head of the "Flying Tigers" : CLAIRECHENNAULT
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Suffix used in names of acids : OLIC
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Geological divisions : ERAS
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Central Caucasian : OSSET
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Son of Odin : TYR
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Narrow valley : GLEN
42
Henrik and family : IBSENS
43
Theater section : LOGE
44
Snick's partner : SNEE
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More irritable : EDGIER
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Closes, as a passage : OCCLUDES
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Author of "Has Man a Future?": 1961 : BERTRANDRUSSELL
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Poet translated by FitzGerald : OMAR
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Marsh birds : SORAS
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U.S. satellite : ESSA
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Time when many "punch in" : NINE
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Figure : SHAPE
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Distort or distorted : SKEW
Down
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What a door is in : JAMB
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Month on an Israeli's calendar : ADAR
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Balzac's "Le ___ Goriot" : PERE
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Puzzling : ENIGMATIC
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Mexican fare : TAMALE
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Act like Duse : EMOTE
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Freeman of the screen : MONA
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Stock option : PUT
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Arborescent plant : TREEFERN
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Ring weapons : FISTS
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Youngest of the gods : EROS
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Draped garment : SARI
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The depth of beauty : SKIN
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Musical key : AMINOR
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Cloy : SATE
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Canal, city and lake : ERIES
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Broad necktie : ASCOT
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Mass meeting, sometimes peppy : RALLY
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"The bombs bursting ___" : INAIR
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Composer of "Over There" : COHAN
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Intermission : PAUSE
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Mel or Hervey : ALLEN
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Pianist André : WATTS
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Rocky debris : SCREE
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Workers in certain parlors : MASSEUSES
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Submerged marine plant : EELGRASS
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Coveted annual prizes, for short : NOBELS
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Church or theater following : GOER
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Formed by stamping : INCUSE
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British quart : LITRE
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Abandon a project : SCRAP
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"Heaven's ___ vault . . . ": Shelley : EBON
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Kind of john : DEMI
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Pilastro or Paradiso : GRAN
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The Oder, to Czechs : ODRA
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Rolltop : DESK
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If not : ELSE
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Side dish : SLAW
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Japanese dance-drama : NOH

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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