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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Wednesday, August 5, 1953

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { H J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.28)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, 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. 1,508
Across Down
1. Air-minded elf. : GREMLIN
8. Three characters in a Spewack play. : ANGELS
14. Permit to be issued. : RELEASE
15. Musical comedy of Twenties. : RIORITA
17. Channel across Sandy Hook bar. : AMBROSE
18. TV's McElhone and others. : ELOISES
19. Direction. : NNE
20. Region of Czechoslovakia, taken by Nazis after Munich, 1938. : SUDETEN
22. Put into type. : SET
23. Alvin of the Giants. : DARK
25. Logan and Raines. : ELLAS
26. Hollywood's Schary. : DORE
27. Stage direction. : ENTER
29. Actor Wallach. : ELI
30. One likely to be a success. : COMER
31. Old playing card. : TAROT
33. Cleaners. : SCOURERS
35. Time of day. : MORN
37. Glut. : SATE
38. Conduct tending to treason. : SEDITION
42. Novelist Godden. : RUMER
45. Countenances. : ABETS
46. Clara of Hollywood fame. : BOW
48. Whining child. : PULER
50. Craggy hills. : TORS
51. ___ ego (very close friend). : ALTER
53. Believer in Moslem mysticism. : SUFI
54. Actress O'Connor. : UNA
55. Keeper of kennels. : BREEDER
57. Eat. : SUP
58. Exact duplicates. : RINGERS
60. Igneous rock. : DIORITE
62. Nullifies. : NEGATES
63. Salad greens. : ENDIVES
64. Dignified. : SEDATE
65. Most intense. : DEEPEST
1. River of the wetbacks. : GRANDE
2. Piece of cloth at bargain price. : REMNANT
3. Freestone peach. : ELBERTA
4. Debussy's "La ___." : MER
5. Neighbor of Cambodia. : LAOS
6. Point in question. : ISSUE
7. Obelisk. : NEEDLE
8. Science of virtue. : ARETAICS
9. City in Ohio, pop. 16,773. : NILES
10. Slugger. : GOON
11. Silk worm. : ERI
12. Supple. : LISSOME
13. Confederate of a con man. : STEERER
16. Star-shaped flowers. : ASTERS
21. Measures, 45 inches in England. : ELLS
24. Men named after one of T. R.'s sons. : KERMITS
26. Hero Jessup of "It Can't Happen Here." : DOREMUS
28. Parts of words. : ROOTS
30. Devotee of practical jokes. : CUTUP
32. Three: Prefix. : TRI
34. Rower. : OAR
36. ___ oblige. : NOBLESSE
38. Between Jupiter and Uranus. : SATURN
39. Dark woods. : EBONIES
40. Throw into disorder. : DERANGE
41. Billet doux. : NOTE
43. Baffling. : ELUSIVE
44. Disproves. : REFUTES
47. Devoted. : WEDDED
49. Most mellow. : RIPEST
51. Court decree, in Canada. : ARRET
52. Marie Antoinette, for instance. : REINE
55. Greek letter. : BETA
56. Bicycled. : RODE
59. Wander aimlessly. : GAD
61. Fictional sleeper. : RIP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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