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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
1. 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
16. Fee for currency exchange. : AGIO
17. Existence: Latin. : ESSE
18. Advance man for a bank robber. : CASER
19. 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
1. 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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