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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Tuesday, September 22, 1953

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

No accent over a in "vis-à-vis" at 8-Down; added it.

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,556
Across
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Pool table covering. : FELT
5
Wood for toy planes. : BALSA
10
Monetary unit of Thailand. : BAHT
14
Lion's den. : LAIR
15
Antelope with twisted horns. : ELAND
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Fee for currency exchange. : AGIO
17
Existence: Latin. : ESSE
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Advance man for a bank robber. : CASER
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Half of a famous theatrical team. : LUNT
20
Begin working on energetically. : ATTACK
22
Surprise for an expectant father. : TRIPLETS
24
Mount for the African corps. : DROMEDARY
26
Exercised the mind. : REASONED
29
End-of-inning report of the ball game. : NOHITS
33
Month: Abbr. : OCT
34
Ride a bicycle. : PEDAL
36
Woodland: Fr. : FORET
37
Character in "The Wind in the Willows." : MOLE
39
___ Lama. : DALAI
41
Too smooth. : OILY
42
Islands in the Gulf of Bothnia. : ALAND
44
John Ridd's sweetheart. : LORNA
46
Be the trouble with. : AIL
47
Wise old counselor. : NESTOR
49
Inconvenience. : NUISANCE
51
Full of pep, vim and vigor. : ENERGETIC
53
Lacking pep, vim and vigor. : DECREPIT
56
Relating to medicine. : IATRIC
60
Asian mountain range. : ALAI
61
St. Theresa's home, in Spain. : AVILA
63
City in Kansas. : IOLA
64
Large dwelling. : BARN
65
Bactrian or 24 Across. : CAMEL
66
Sign. : OMEN
67
Unexpected obstacle. : SNAG
68
Works of a Swiss abstract painter. : KLEES
69
Receptionist's word. : NEXT
Down
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Famous Parisian ___ Market. : FLEA
2
90 degrees on the compass. : EAST
3
Ridge of earth between two furrows. : LIST
4
Shoe soles. : TREADS
5
Lured with silent force. : BECKONED
6
According to. : ALA
7
What "Life With Father" did. : LASTEDALONGTIME
8
McCarthy's vis-à-vis. : SNERD
9
Designer of movie costumes. : ADRIAN
10
Loud talk (after a village in County Cork). : BALLYHOO
11
Fever or chill. : AGUE
12
Indirect allusion. : HINT
13
Very small amounts. : TOTS
21
Equipment for Arcaro. : CROP
23
Campus V. I. P. : PROF
25
Silver Star. : MEDAL
26
Exponent of S. P. Q. R. : ROMAN
27
Lycée. : ECOLE
28
Large size of drawing paper. : ATLAS
30
Pertaining to part of the eye. : IRIAN
31
Directed toward an end. : TELIC
32
Gloria Swanson's forte. : STYLE
35
Movie and TV badman. : LARUE
38
Gaining admission to. : ENTERING
40
DDE, for example. : INITIALS
43
Accomplished. : DONE
45
Part of the globe. : ASIA
48
Travelers must. : REPACK
50
Forte of Westerns. : ACTION
52
What plastic is to some metals. : RIVAL
53
Small flounders. : DABS
54
Gallic enthusiasm. : ELAN
55
Dear: Italian. : CARA
57
City on the Mohawk River. : ROME
58
Holly tree. : ILEX
59
Secret jargon of thieves. : CANT
62
Utah's Governor. : LEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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