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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Tuesday, August 7, 1979

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, 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. 10,864
Across
1. Science dealing with light : OPTICS
7. Comb hair a certain way : TEASE
12. Apprentice : TRAINEE
13. Chinese ___ : LANTERN
15. Scolding vehemently : RANTING
16. Of long standing : OLDTIME
17. With lance in hand : ATILT
18. Whimpers : MEWLS
20. Sharp angle : ZIG
21. Attempt to overcome problems : COPE
22. Loser to Roosevelt and Truman : DEWEY
23. Base of some salads : TUNA
24. Song syllable : TRA
25. Howler : BONER
26. Printer's mark : CARET
27. ___ Settlements, former British colony : STRAITS
29. Dairy product : CHEESE
30. Cobblers' gear : AWLS
31. Acclaim : HAIL
32. Sterne hero : SHANDY
35. Deny : GAINSAY
38. Full of chatter : TALKY
39. Evenings, in Paris : SOIRS
40. Column in a Buddhist building : LAT
42. Members of the B.P.O.E. : ELKS
43. Vigorous contempt : SCORN
44. Baksheesh : ALMS
45. Words with carte or mode : ALA
46. Highest of the Alps, Mont ___ : BLANC
47. S.A. constrictor : ABOMA
48. Unbranded calf : LONGEAR
50. Toward the source of a stream : UPRIVER
52. Place great confidence in : SWEARBY
53. Wall St. group : TRADERS
54. Light carbines : STENS
55. Gardeners, in springtime : SOWERS
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1. Men on the dais : ORATORS
2. Historic town north of Delhi : PANIPAT
3. Championship : TITLE
4. Monogram unit: Abbr. : INIT
5. Recent: Comb. form : CEN
6. Parts : SEGMENTS
7. Correspond : TALLY
8. Intentions : ENDS
9. A.B.A. member : ATT
10. Sudden attack : SEIZURE
11. Winter weasels : ERMINES
12. Theologian's opus : TRACT
13. Frown : LOWER
14. Deny the truth of : NEGATE
19. Farm animals : EWES
22. Place mat : DOILY
23. Asian units of weight : TAELS
25. Off-color : BAWDY
26. Double features, at times : CHINS
28. Rows : RANKS
29. Kind of terrier : CAIRN
31. Specialties of tonsorial artists : HAIRCUTS
32. Plagiarizes : STEALS
33. Word between All and Day : HALLOWS
34. Red dye, or plant called bugloss : ALKANET
35. Talk effusively : GOON
36. Thoroughly : ALLOVER
37. Talks persistently : YAMMERS
39. Hair-raising : SCARY
41. Those wielding much power : TSARS
43. Applies thickly : SLABS
44. Bear : ABIDE
46. Swiss city on the Aar : BERN
47. "___ Youth," Dostoyevsky novel : ARAW
49. "She may ___ to France for me": Burns : GAE
51. Pete Rose or Pete Maravitch : PRO

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

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