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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Tuesday, September 9, 1980

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 34-Down clue had an apostrophe before the end quote; removed it.

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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,263
Across
1. Latvian, e.g. : BALT
5. Bean used in perfume making : TONKA
10. Heavy hammer : MAUL
14. Fish with rich, oily flesh : OPAH
15. African V.I.P. : AMEER
16. Irish Gaelic : ERSE
17. Very feeble : ASWEAKASAKITTEN
20. Certain doctor in a hospital : RESIDENT
21. Slow up : ARREST
22. Spouse, in Savoie : MARI
23. Snick's partner : SNEE
24. Is irate : STEAMS
27. Louis and Thomas: Abbr. : STS
28. Property sign : SOLD
32. Olympic winner Haase: 1960 : HELGA
33. Deftly executed : CLEAN
35. ___ and cry : HUE
36. Very docile : ASGENTLEASALAMB
39. Sch. group : PTA
40. Made an effort : TRIED
41. Excellence : MERIT
42. Crossettes : EARS
44. Little devil : IMP
45. British statesman Aneurin and kin : BEVANS
46. Inspect the joint : CASE
48. ___-majesté : LESE
49. City on the Missouri : PIERRE
52. Parts of flowers : COROLLAS
56. Very rapid : ASQUICKASAFLASH
58. Astringent : ALUM
59. Highest country in the world : TIBET
60. Kazan : ELIA
61. Former money of Brazil : REIS
62. Saw cords at night : SNORE
63. Range over : ROAM
Down
1. Male guinea pig : BOAR
2. Church part : APSE
3. Rules of action : LAWS
4. "___ of eternity": Byron : THEIMAGE
5. Available buyers : TAKERS
6. Native of Muscat : OMANI
7. Love ___ : NEST
8. Large parrot : KEA
9. ___ toothpick (Bowie knife) : ARKANSAS
10. Measures for a British tailor : METRES
11. A Johnson : ARTE
12. Takes advantage of : USES
13. Religious period : LENT
18. An unbreakable substance : ADAMANT
19. Dander : IRE
23. Place : STEAD
24. Figure : SHAPE
25. Seed covering : TESTA
26. Composer of "The Apostles": 1903 : ELGAR
27. Outcome of a lullaby : SLEEP
29. Mrs. Butler's maiden name : OHARA
30. Light: Comb. form : LUMIN
31. Red items : DEBTS
33. Region, to Rossetti : CLIME
34. " . . . ___ those who love the Lord": Hunt : NAMESOF
37. Cuts into three parts : TRISECTS
38. Steamroller, for example : LEVELLER
43. Plays, in rugby : SCRUMS
45. Chide : BERATE
47. "Exodus" hero : ARI
48. Also-ran : LOSER
49. Jack of TV fame : PAAR
50. Man is one : ISLE
51. Prefix with distant : EQUI
52. ___ Rojo, town in Puerto Rico : CABO
53. French composer : LALO
54. Global area : ASIA
55. Cheap falseness : SHAM
57. Fitzgeralds, to Kennedys : KIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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