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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Friday, September 14, 1956

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,635

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Across
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Indicator of pitch, in music. : CLEF
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Season of variable weather. : APRIL
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Hyde Park vehicle. : PRAM
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Gentle wind of Greek myth. : AURA
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Department of France. : SEINE
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O'Neill's daughter. : OONA
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Forthcoming James Stewart film (with "The"). : SPIRITOFSTLOUIS
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Civic problem. : TENEMENT
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Constraint. : DURESS
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Overly prudent. : WARY
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Part of a mold. : CORE
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Legendary automatons. : GOLEMS
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Type of fuel. : POWERGAS
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Greek coins. : OBOLS
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Car ___. : BARNS
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First-rate: Colloq. : ACE
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Quantity of thread. : REEL
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Zlotys. : COINS
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Complacent. : SMUG
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Letter. : ESS
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Old exclamation of surprise. : MARRY
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Seaport in Spanish Morocco. : CEUTA
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Sets apart for a certain purpose. : DESTINES
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Character in "Alice in Wonderland." : HATTER
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Dear, dear! : ALAS
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Eldest son. : HEIR
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Holds in contempt. : SCORNS
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Type of housing. : BARRACKS
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Mechanical mirage. : PERPETUALMOTION
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Open. : UNDO
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Electrically charged. : ALIVE
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Spanish pronoun. : ESTO
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Element. : NEON
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Events promoted by loss leaders. : SALES
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Put away. : STOW
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Stroke of fortune. : CAST
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Former actress Velez. : LUPE
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"Come back to ___ ... " : ERIN
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Parting words. : FAREWELL
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China ___. : ASTERS
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Flower. : PEONY
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Split. : RIFT
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Office holders. : INS
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Great disappointments. : LETDOWNS
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More unsatisfactory. : POORER
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Rake. : ROUE
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Birds. : ANIS
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Assemble. : MASS
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Moslem leaders. : IMAMS
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Attracts. : LURES
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Banal: Slang. : CORNY
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Describing a flaring skirt. : GORED
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On the heavy side. : OBESE
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Fertile soil. : LOESS
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Mates. : PAIRS
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Graded series. : GAMUT
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Under 90 degrees, as an angle. : ACUTE
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Cartoonist who originated Popeye. : SEGAR
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Hollow parts of pipes. : BORES
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Melds in a card game. : CANASTAS
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Fixed charges. : SETRATES
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Creator of Christopher Robin. : MILNE
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Capital in the news. : CAIRO
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Silver king. : TARPON
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Statue by Praxiteles. : HERMES
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Divide. : HALVE
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___ sugar. : SPUN
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Recent: Comb. form. : CENE
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Word on the back of a dollar bill. : ORDO
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Scoop. : BAIL
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Box or chest of ancient Greece. : CIST
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Japanese musical instrument. : KOTO
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Meteorologist's concern. : SNOW
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Diminutive suffix. : ULA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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