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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
126. Penalties. : FINES
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1. Tycoon. : MAGNATE
2. Charwoman. : CLEANER
3. Charles Boyer. : KINDSIR
4. Four Goren points: Bridge. : ACE
5. Seed plant: Dial. : YERB
6. Streets: Span. : CALLES
7. He symbolizes unimportant jobs. : ORDERCLERK
8. Man's nickname. : ABE
9. Quenchings. : SLAKINGS
10. AQ and KJ. : TENACES
11. One of Ike's aides. : ADAMS
12. Actress Turner. : LANA
13. Time between: Abbr. : INT
14. Small clipping. : SNIPPET
15. Historic gallows in London. : TYBURN
16. Photograph. : SHOT
17. Negative. : NOT
18. Take off. : IMITATE
19. Pius XII. : PACELLI
20. Tried. : ESSAYED
22. Dutch river. : MAAS
24. Minute. : TINY
30. Dwelling: Abbr. : RES
34. Where Susa was. : ELAM
36. Swerves. : VEERS
37. Membership. : SEAT
38. 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
53. Walked, but just. : TODDLED
54. Childish. : PUERILE
55. Part of society. : STRATUM
57. O'Neill's middle name. : GLADSTONE
58. German glass city. : JENA
59. Gongs used in orchestras. : TAMTAMS
60. Esters of an acid. : OLEATES
61. British Army huts. : NISSENS
63. Weather outlook. : FAIR
64. Too early. : PREMATURE
65. Each TV panelist has one. : MIKE
68. Felon: Abbr. : CRIM
69. Hazel Scott plays it. : DARKEYES
70. Conjunctions. : ANDS
72. Kukla's friend. : FRAN
73. Classified. : SORTED
75. Actor Crawford. : BROD
76. Assign to a role. : CAST
78. Bell sound. : DING
79. Cunarder of many voyages. : MAURETANIA
81. Think. : OPINE
82. Elegance. : TONE
84. Recurrent melody. : THEME
87. Mama's caution. : DONT
88. Rustler's strategy. : STAMPEDE
89. Hindu grant. : ENAM
90. Locusts. : CICADAS
91. 4:30, at sea. : ONEBELL
92. Story with a moral. : PARABLE
93. With vivacity. : BRISKLY
94. Lighted: Poet. : ILLUMED
96. Of Baghdad and environs. : IRAKIAN
97. Rear: Fr. : ARRIERE
98. Primitive shelters. : LEANTOS
100. Danish city. : AARHUS
101. Turkish title. : BEY
102. Broadcaster. : SENDER
105. Nail. : BRAD
106. Severe. : HARSH
107. Already: Fr. : DEJA
110. Birds. : ERNS
111. Pre-college. : PREP
113. The King of Sports. : TURF
116. Big dictionary: Abbr. : OED
117. House wing. : ELL
119. Radford's rank. : ADM
120. Troop ship. : LCI

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

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