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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

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New York Times, Sunday, January 1, 1961

76-Down : Slangy negatives.

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 Grid has duplicate clues.
Harold T. Bers has 138 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,188
Across
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Kin. : SIBS
5
Serial start. : PARTI
10
Debate verb. : REBUT
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Look at. : SCAN
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Pottery. : WARE
20
Perfume, in Britain. : ODOUR
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Friend in Mexico. : AMIGO
22
"Hawaii," for example. : TOME
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It bisects Munich. : ISAR
24
S. N. Behrman subject. : MAXBEERBOHM
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Below: Naut. : ALOW
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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
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A sedative. : AMYTAL
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___ ball. : SKEE
39
Nero Wolfe's creator. : REXSTOUT
42
Dish ___. : TOWEL
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Composer of "Les Huguenots." : MEYERBEER
46
Land. : TERRA
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Thrice: Prefix. : TRIS
48
French revolutionist. : MARAT
49
"What a waist for ___." : ANARM
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Part of the way. : STEP
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Scottish name. : IAN
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New Orleans thoroughfare. : BOURBONSTREET
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Labourite Chuter ___. : EDE
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With dexterity. : CLEVERLY
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Rifleman's item. : RAMROD
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Fusses. : ADOS
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Actress Waters. : ETHEL
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Big birds. : EMUS
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Tie. : FASTEN
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___ of the dog. : HAIR
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Catches napping. : STARTLES
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&c. : ETC
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Best seller of 1919. : WINESBURGOHIO
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Height: Abbr. : ALT
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¼ acre. : ROOD
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Where Seoul is: Fr. : COREE
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Perforated. : HOLED
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Fee for money exchange. : AGIO
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Pot fatteners. : ANTES
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Spahn, for instance. : PORTSIDER
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Spreads. : OLEOS
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Scolded. : LECTURED
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Son of Seth. : ENOS
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Wards off. : AVERTS
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Hasenpfeffer makings. : HARES
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Next stop for Middies. : FLEET
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Scratch: Dial. : CLAWK
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Felt for. : PITIED
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Pointed rod. : GOAD
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He visited the Houyhnhnms. : GULLIVER
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Equal: Fr. : EGAL
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1959 Series hero. : LARRYSHERRY
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World War I ridge. : VIMY
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Amble. : LOPE
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Exhilarate. : ELATE
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"An ayrie spirit." : ARIEL
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Diplomat ___ Howard. : ESME
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An Allen. : FRED
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More merry. : GAYER
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Countries. : LANDS
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Depots: Abbr. : STAS
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Hearty drink. : SWIG
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Rumanian city. : IASI
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Howe victory in 1777. : BRANDYWINE
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Notches. : SERRATES
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Saddle knob. : POMMEL
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FPA. : ADAMS
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Former movie theatre in N. Y. C. : ROXY
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Container. : TUB
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Choler. : IRE
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Show in a box. : RAREE
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Coal. : EMBER
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Life, from the Greek. : BIOS
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Exclamation of annoyance. : UGH
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Silent movie star. : TOMMIX
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Laws. : STATUTES
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Genius of "Jubilee." : COLEPORTER
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Love: Span. : AMOR
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Intelligence. : NEWS
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Laboratory compound. : ESTER
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River into the Caspian. : URAL
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Formerly. : ERST
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Seaport in NW Burma. : AKYAB
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Take care of. : SEETO
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Compact: Fr. : SERRE
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Xenophon: the ___ Muse. : ATTIC
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Fable ending. : MORAL
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Press together. : SERRY
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Brings up. : REARS
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Hives. : UREDO
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Recorded. : TAPED
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Hammers. : MAULS
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Moisten with drippings. : BASTE
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Inner: Anat. : ENTAL
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Inane. : MORONIC
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Ben Jonson's favorite tavern. : MERMAID
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Moisten. : BEDEW
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Asian VIP. : NEHRU
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Bull: Prefix. : TAURO
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Container. : VAT
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Denver time. : MST
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Reliever. : EASER
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High land. : TIBET
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Clear sky. : ETHER
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Wild. : FERAL
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In agreement. : ATONE
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Household aid. : SCOTCHTAPE
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Salome's stepfather. : HEROD
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Cobbler items. : SOLES
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Nobel Prize Swedish author. : LAGERKVIST
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Another Nobel Prize winner. : ELIOT
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Glacial position. : STOSS
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Slangy negatives. : NOPES
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Lorelei's milieu. : RHINE
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Samuel Beckett creation. : GODOT
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Full of information. : DETAILED
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Herring-like fish. : ALEWIVES
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Of course. : SURE
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Does a spring job. : SEEDS
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Track shape. : OVAL
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Cincinnati ball player. : REDLEG
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Radicals of garlic oil. : ALLYLS
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Strong point. : FORTE
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Kind of cake. : LAYER
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Treated, as tobacco. : CURED
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Mere money. : PELF
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Stravinsky. : IGOR
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Hoary. : GRAY
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Happy look. : GRIN
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Mme. Bovary. : EMMA
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Breads. : RYES
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Sparkman's state: Abbr. : ALA
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Henry V. : HAL
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A time. : ERA

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