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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

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New York Times, Sunday, January 1, 1961

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 567 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,188
Across
1. Kin. : SIBS
5. Serial start. : PARTI
10. Debate verb. : REBUT
15. Look at. : SCAN
19. Pottery. : WARE
20. Perfume, in Britain. : ODOUR
21. Friend in Mexico. : AMIGO
22. "Hawaii," for example. : TOME
23. It bisects Munich. : ISAR
24. S. N. Behrman subject. : MAXBEERBOHM
26. Below: Naut. : ALOW
27. Commuter train activity. : GINRUMMY
29. Calls on. : SEES
30. They're policed by "Maids." : METERS
32. First family of Virginia. : DARES
33. Tidytips. : ASTER
35. Pancake companion. : SIRUP
36. A sedative. : AMYTAL
38. ___ ball. : SKEE
39. Nero Wolfe's creator. : REXSTOUT
42. Dish ___. : TOWEL
43. Composer of "Les Huguenots." : MEYERBEER
46. Land. : TERRA
47. Thrice: Prefix. : TRIS
48. French revolutionist. : MARAT
49. "What a waist for ___." : ANARM
51. Part of the way. : STEP
52. Scottish name. : IAN
53. New Orleans thoroughfare. : BOURBONSTREET
56. Labourite Chuter ___. : EDE
57. With dexterity. : CLEVERLY
59. Greek letters. : ETAS
60. Rifleman's item. : RAMROD
62. Fusses. : ADOS
63. Actress Waters. : ETHEL
65. Big birds. : EMUS
66. Tie. : FASTEN
69. ___ of the dog. : HAIR
70. Catches napping. : STARTLES
74. &c. : ETC
75. Best seller of 1919. : WINESBURGOHIO
79. Height: Abbr. : ALT
80. ¼ acre. : ROOD
82. Where Seoul is: Fr. : COREE
83. Perforated. : HOLED
84. Fee for money exchange. : AGIO
85. Pot fatteners. : ANTES
87. Spahn, for instance. : PORTSIDER
89. Spreads. : OLEOS
90. Scolded. : LECTURED
92. Son of Seth. : ENOS
93. Wards off. : AVERTS
94. Hasenpfeffer makings. : HARES
95. Next stop for Middies. : FLEET
97. Scratch: Dial. : CLAWK
98. Felt for. : PITIED
100. Pointed rod. : GOAD
101. He visited the Houyhnhnms. : GULLIVER
104. Equal: Fr. : EGAL
105. 1959 Series hero. : LARRYSHERRY
109. World War I ridge. : VIMY
110. Amble. : LOPE
111. Exhilarate. : ELATE
112. "An ayrie spirit." : ARIEL
113. Diplomat ___ Howard. : ESME
114. An Allen. : FRED
115. More merry. : GAYER
116. Countries. : LANDS
117. Depots: Abbr. : STAS
Down
1. Hearty drink. : SWIG
2. Rumanian city. : IASI
3. Howe victory in 1777. : BRANDYWINE
4. Notches. : SERRATES
5. Saddle knob. : POMMEL
6. FPA. : ADAMS
7. Former movie theatre in N. Y. C. : ROXY
8. Container. : TUB
9. Choler. : IRE
10. Show in a box. : RAREE
11. Coal. : EMBER
12. Life, from the Greek. : BIOS
13. Exclamation of annoyance. : UGH
14. Silent movie star. : TOMMIX
15. Laws. : STATUTES
16. Genius of "Jubilee." : COLEPORTER
17. Love: Span. : AMOR
18. Intelligence. : NEWS
25. Laboratory compound. : ESTER
28. River into the Caspian. : URAL
31. Formerly. : ERST
33. Seaport in NW Burma. : AKYAB
34. Take care of. : SEETO
35. Compact: Fr. : SERRE
36. Xenophon: the ___ Muse. : ATTIC
37. Fable ending. : MORAL
38. Press together. : SERRY
39. Brings up. : REARS
40. Hives. : UREDO
41. Recorded. : TAPED
43. Hammers. : MAULS
44. Moisten with drippings. : BASTE
45. Inner: Anat. : ENTAL
48. Inane. : MORONIC
50. Ben Jonson's favorite tavern. : MERMAID
53. Moisten. : BEDEW
54. Asian VIP. : NEHRU
55. Bull: Prefix. : TAURO
58. Container. : VAT
61. Denver time. : MST
63. Reliever. : EASER
64. High land. : TIBET
65. Clear sky. : ETHER
66. Wild. : FERAL
67. In agreement. : ATONE
68. Household aid. : SCOTCHTAPE
69. Salome's stepfather. : HEROD
70. Cobbler items. : SOLES
71. Nobel Prize Swedish author. : LAGERKVIST
72. Another Nobel Prize winner. : ELIOT
73. Glacial position. : STOSS
76. Slangy negatives. : NOPES
77. Lorelei's milieu. : RHINE
78. Samuel Beckett creation. : GODOT
81. Full of information. : DETAILED
84. Herring-like fish. : ALEWIVES
86. Of course. : SURE
88. Does a spring job. : SEEDS
89. Track shape. : OVAL
91. Cincinnati ball player. : REDLEG
93. Radicals of garlic oil. : ALLYLS
95. Strong point. : FORTE
96. Kind of cake. : LAYER
97. Treated, as tobacco. : CURED
98. Mere money. : PELF
99. Stravinsky. : IGOR
100. Hoary. : GRAY
101. Happy look. : GRIN
102. Mme. Bovary. : EMMA
103. Breads. : RYES
106. Sparkman's state: Abbr. : ALA
107. Henry V. : HAL
108. A time. : ERA

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