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

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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