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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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L
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B
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K
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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