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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

WHEN CROSSING CANADA

New York Times, Sunday, January 1, 1950

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 532 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 33 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 412
Across
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Weary Willie. : TRAMP
6
Unconvincing. : LAME
10
Autumnal quality. : SERE
14
Distressing sensation. : CREEP
19
Proportion. : RATIO
20
Canada's Governor General. : ALEXANDER
22
She fell from the golden-fleeced ram. : HELLE
23
Bedeck. : ADORN
24
Canada's eastern provinces. : MARITIMES
25
Robin ___. : ADAIR
26
Dr. DaFoe's nationality. : CANADIAN
28
Adriatic resort. : LIDO
29
Where MacKenzie King studied. : TORONTO
31
The "T" of DTs. : TREMENS
32
Reticent. : SILENT
34
Boston suburb. : MALDEN
35
Dexterity. : ART
36
He wrote "Abou Ben Adhem." : HUNT
37
Harangue. : TIRADE
39
Man's name. : IVOR
42
Krafft-___. : EBING
44
Ear part. : LOBE
45
Ink: French. : ENCRE
49
Competed. : RAN
50
Hambletonians. : TROTS
51
Funds. : MONIES
53
Sinew. : THEW
54
Inside the body. : INTERNAL
56
Meadow grass. : POA
57
Rara ___. : AVIS
59
Character in "Peer Gynt." : ASE
60
La ___, Milan's opera. : SCALA
61
Takes umbrage at. : RESENTS
64
Bivouacks. : ENCAMPS
66
Goosefoot plant. : ORACH
68
Gained. : REACHED
70
Scenic Quebec peninsula. : GASPE
71
Twenty-one shilling amounts. : GUINEAS
73
Goddess of wild nature. : ARTEMIS
75
Obsolete outer garment of fur. : PILCH
77
Miss Gardner. : AVA
78
Phlegmatic. : SLOW
80
Earth. : SOD
81
Free. : LIBERATE
83
Libraries do. : LEND
85
Silver king. : TARPON
87
Invaders of England, 5th Century. : JUTES
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One who: Suffix. : IER
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Malicious burning. : ARSON
91
Lunchtime. : NOON
92
Diplomatic missives. : NOTES
93
Open. : UNDO
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Importance. : MOMENT
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Chandra ___, Indian scientist. : BOSE
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Color. : TAN
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Stronghold near Manila. : CAVITE
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Overshoe. : GALOSH
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It washes 500 miles of Canada. : PACIFIC
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Bowling balls are made of it. : EBONITE
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Propensity. : BENT
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Scene of Burgoyne defeat, 1777. : SARATOGA
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French movie actor. : DALIO
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Prime Minister of Canada. : STLAURENT
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Small change in Belgrade. : DINAR
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District of Yorkshire. : ESTON
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Heraldic charges. : TRESSURES
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Great god of Indo-Aryans. : INDRA
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Resident fellows at Oxford. : DEANS
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Cape Race is farthest point ___ on Newfoundland. : EAST
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Miss Christians. : MADY
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Largest known toads. : AGUAS
Down
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Treatise. : TRACT
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Device for locating aircraft. : RADAR
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Make up for. : ATONE
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San Juan section. : MIRAMAR
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Leading 3-year-old of 1949. : PONDER
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Tibetan dignitaries. : LAMAS
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Mr. Ladd. : ALAN
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Sea: French. : MER
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Ousting. : EXILING
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Underhand: Slang. : SNIDE
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Center of Canadian oil boom. : EDMONTON
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Arikara. : REE
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Formerly, formerly. : ERST
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"The Game" problem. : CHARADE
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Perfumed. : REDOLENT
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Oxlike animal with twisted horns. : ELAND
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Typewriter type. : ELITE
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Dictator of Argentina. : PERON
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Slanting. : ATILT
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Resident doctor. : INTERN
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Heavyweight Lee ___. : OMA
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Days. : SUNS
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Leg bone. : TIBIA
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Schicklgruber. : HITLER
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Forerunner of the sheriff. : REEVE
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Discordant messenger of the gods. : IRIS
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Canada's third city. : VANCOUVER
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Citizens of Windsor, Toronto, Hamilton. : ONTARIANS
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Its head was an Old English Yuletide dish. : BOAR
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Detested. : LOATHED
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Founder of Canada. : CHAMPLAIN
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Observed. : RESPECTED
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Sheep. : EWES
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Marks. : TRACES
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City in New Brunswick. : MONCTON
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Carol. : SING
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Sparkle. : ELAN
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Canada's Minister of External Affairs. : PEARSON
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Stems. : SCAPES
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Beaufort ___, north of Yukon. : SEA
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Son of Noah: Var. : SEM
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Bible name. : ASIR
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Stand. : HALT
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Weaken. : DILUTE
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Festive. : GALA
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London museum. : SOANE
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Scene. : SITE
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Priestess of Venus. : HERO
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Canada's Ambassador to U. S. : WRONG
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Sprinkle with decorations. : BESTAR
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Canada's status. : DOMINION
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Drinks. : POTABLES
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Kid. : JOSH
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Knickknacks. : NOTIONS
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Magic elixir. : NOSTRUM
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Banding together. : UNITING
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New York's opera. : MET
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Extra money. : BONUS
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Evangeline country. : ACADIA
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Granted. : CEDED
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Lower. : ABASE
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Great Italian physicist. : VOLTA
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Minimum. : LEAST
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Fall guy: Slang. : PATSY
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Blended subtly. : FONDU
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Lower Nigerian tribesman. : IGARA
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Indians of Ecuador. : CARAS
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Noted Italian family. : ESTE
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To prune: Scot. : SNED
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Over; across: Prefix. : TRA
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Period. : ERA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 29 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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