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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

New York Times, Sunday, January 10, 1954

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.67, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 697 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 171, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 43
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 10-Down clue had AQ and QJ; corrected this to AQ and KJ.

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,657
Across
1
Secretary of the Interior. : MCKAY
6
LA to New Yorkers. : COAST
11
Tipping. : ALIST
16
Woodcock's relative. : SNIPE
21
Precursor of Little Mo. : ALICEMARBLE
23
TV comic. : DANNYTHOMAS
25
He was prisoner of the Reds. : GENERALDEAN
26
Selman Waksman's field. : ANTIBIOTICS
27
Designers' group. : NAD
28
Picker's package. : BALE
29
Destiny: Hinduism. : KARMA
31
Boat. : PUNT
32
"___ and Sympathy." : TEA
33
Man's name. : ANSE
35
Army, Navy, Air Force. : SERVICES
37
Full of life. : SPRY
38
TV M. C. : DALY
39
Lime trees. : TEILS
41
Shooting sequences. : SCENES
42
Attended. : SEEN
43
Championship. : TITLE
44
News breaks. : ERRATA
46
Centipede's forte. : LEGS
47
Indian minstrel. : BHAT
48
Sea nymph. : NEREID
49
Integral parts of crèches. : MANGERS
51
Boy meets girl, etc. : PLOT
52
Meadow, sky or horned. : LARK
53
Townships: Abbr. : TPS
56
Growls. : GNARS
57
Rig. : GEAR
58
S. C. Senator. : JOHNSTON
62
Thwart. : OUTFLANK
64
Employment agency's task. : PLACEMENT
66
Eastern name. : ALI
67
Runs off the track. : DERAILS
68
Crisp rind of roast pork. : CRACKLING
69
Care, Fortune, etc. : DAMES
71
Empties. : DRAINS
72
Royal visitor to U. S. : FREDERIKA
73
December workers. : SANTAS
74
Liquid measure. : LITRE
75
Symbol of Satan. : BRIMSTONE
76
Heart-shaped, as leaves. : CORDATE
77
Elected: Fr. : ELU
78
Act out: Eng. sp. : DRAMATISE
79
All Marines are. : MARKSMEN
80
Reduction in rank. : DEMOTION
83
116 Down is one. : TOME
84
Discernment. : TASTE
85
Draft agency. : SSS
86
Place for skating. : POND
87
Place for sunning. : DUNE
88
Sleep: Slang. : SHUTEYE
90
Top of a wall. : COPING
93
Tiresome affair. : BORE
94
Journey: Lat. : ITER
95
Contradiction. : DENIAL
99
Too silly. : INANE
100
18th century composer. : ARNE
101
Points the finger at. : BLAMES
103
French river: Fr. : SARRE
104
Wax. : CERE
105
Minnow. : BAIT
106
Footballers' heads are. : HELMETED
108
Naomi's name. : MARA
109
Arab garment. : ABA
110
Fluffs. : ERRS
111
Settle in full. : PAYUP
112
Dill. : ANET
114
Family. : KIN
115
Film star on Broadway. : DEBORAHKERR
118
Musical about the stage. : MEANDJULIET
121
Our Central Intelligence chief. : ALLENDULLES
122
Star of 113 Down. : EDDIEARCARO
123
Snow runners. : SLEDS
124
Airy being. : SYLPH
125
7-time winner of Boston Marathon. : DEMAR
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Penalties. : FINES
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Tycoon. : MAGNATE
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Charwoman. : CLEANER
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Charles Boyer. : KINDSIR
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Four Goren points: Bridge. : ACE
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Seed plant: Dial. : YERB
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Streets: Span. : CALLES
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He symbolizes unimportant jobs. : ORDERCLERK
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Man's nickname. : ABE
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Quenchings. : SLAKINGS
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AQ and KJ. : TENACES
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One of Ike's aides. : ADAMS
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Actress Turner. : LANA
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Time between: Abbr. : INT
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Small clipping. : SNIPPET
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Historic gallows in London. : TYBURN
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Photograph. : SHOT
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Negative. : NOT
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Take off. : IMITATE
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Pius XII. : PACELLI
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Tried. : ESSAYED
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Dutch river. : MAAS
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Minute. : TINY
30
Dwelling: Abbr. : RES
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Where Susa was. : ELAM
36
Swerves. : VEERS
37
Membership. : SEAT
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Daggers. : DIRKS
40
Debutantes' delight. : STAGLINE
42
Cartographer's concern. : SHORELINE
43
Sea bird. : TERN
45
Recorded history. : ANNALS
47
Costain novel (with "The"). : BLACKROSE
48
Seam: Ger. : NAHT
50
Old-time lightweight. : GANS
51
Between wars. : PEACETIME
52
Senator from Baton Rouge. : LONG
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Walked, but just. : TODDLED
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Childish. : PUERILE
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Part of society. : STRATUM
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O'Neill's middle name. : GLADSTONE
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German glass city. : JENA
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Gongs used in orchestras. : TAMTAMS
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Esters of an acid. : OLEATES
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British Army huts. : NISSENS
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Weather outlook. : FAIR
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Too early. : PREMATURE
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Each TV panelist has one. : MIKE
68
Felon: Abbr. : CRIM
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Hazel Scott plays it. : DARKEYES
70
Conjunctions. : ANDS
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Kukla's friend. : FRAN
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Classified. : SORTED
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Actor Crawford. : BROD
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Assign to a role. : CAST
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Bell sound. : DING
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Cunarder of many voyages. : MAURETANIA
81
Think. : OPINE
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Elegance. : TONE
84
Recurrent melody. : THEME
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Mama's caution. : DONT
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Rustler's strategy. : STAMPEDE
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Hindu grant. : ENAM
90
Locusts. : CICADAS
91
4:30, at sea. : ONEBELL
92
Story with a moral. : PARABLE
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With vivacity. : BRISKLY
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Lighted: Poet. : ILLUMED
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Of Baghdad and environs. : IRAKIAN
97
Rear: Fr. : ARRIERE
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Primitive shelters. : LEANTOS
100
Danish city. : AARHUS
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Turkish title. : BEY
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Broadcaster. : SENDER
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Nail. : BRAD
106
Severe. : HARSH
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Already: Fr. : DEJA
110
Birds. : ERNS
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Pre-college. : PREP
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The King of Sports. : TURF
116
Big dictionary: Abbr. : OED
117
House wing. : ELL
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Radford's rank. : ADM
120
Troop ship. : LCI

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 29 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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