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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

FACT AND FANCY

New York Times, Sunday, January 16, 1949

Author: Harold T. Bers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.75, Missing: { Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 618 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 188, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 53 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 362
Across Down
1. Betrothed. : FIANCE
7. Spanish gentlemen. : SENORS
13. IRO is charged with such persons. : DISPLACED
22. Famous song dating from 1871. : INTERNATIONAL
24. Hornblende. : AMPHIBOLE
25. Slipping back. : RETROGRESSIVE
26. Devices used by minesweepers. : PARAVANES
27. Aisle: Obs. : ELE
28. ERP is Marshall's. : PLAN
29. Came into line. : TOED
30. Force open. : PRISE
31. Branch of learning: Abbr. : SCI
32. City SE of Paris. : SENS
34. "This other Eden." : ENGLAND
36. Russian whip. : PLETE
37. Siamese pewter coins. : ATTS
38. Malarial fevers. : AGUES
40. Blinds. : SEELS
41. Flutters about. : FLITS
42. Toy. : FLIRT
43. South African river bed. : LAAGTE
45. Fall behind. : LAG
46. High school age. : TEENS
47. Fracas. : SETTO
48. Involves. : ENTAILS
50. Where Prime Minister Erlander presides. : RIKSDAG
52. Ennuis. : TEDIUMS
54. Silver, .925 fine. : STERLING
56. Antecedent state of world. : CHAOS
57. "O ___ Ben Johnson." : RARE
58. Chinese pagoda. : TAA
59. Scottish land-owner. : LAIRD
61. FAO Chief. : ORR
62. Potentate. : SOVEREIGN
64. Palestine seaport. : ACRE
68. Materialized by Coward's Mme. Arcati. : SPIRIT
70. Isles. : AITS
72. Garment, freely adapted by Hollywood. : SARONG
73. ___ Corner of Westminster Abbey. : POETS
75. Coast Guardienne. : SPAR
76. Pseudonym of Louis Viaud. : LOTI
78. Queen Elizabeth, for instance. : LINER
79. Knows instinctively: Var. : INTUES
81. Republican Senator. : IVES
83. Squire of San Simeon. : HEARST
85. Princely Italian family. : ESTE
86. Nero's mother. : AGRIPPINA
88. Implement immortalized by Markham. : HOE
90. Commodity of wild speculation in 1634. : TULIP
92. ___-Magnon. : CRO
93. "Arms and the man I ___"—Dryden. : SING
94. Wolf, jackal or fox. : CANID
96. Hemingway or Bizet characters. : MATADORS
101. Pertaining to summer: Obs. : AESTIVE
103. Like the moon. : SELENIC
105. Muezzin's tower. : MINARET
106. Short auto outings. : SPINS
107. King visiting U. S. : PETER
108. Kid sister. : SIS
110. Doddering. : SENILE
111. Grenoble's river. : ISERE
112. Double profile deity. : JANUS
113. Lieu. : STEAD
115. St. ___, British race, for 3-year-olds. : LEGER
116. Mediterranean resort. : NICE
117. Famous couple of Genesee Depot. : LUNTS
118. Manipulator. : WIELDER
120. Hire, as a ballplayer. : SIGN
121. Bebop music is. : HOT
122. Italian mathematician. : BALDI
123. Significant cough. : AHEM
124. Tagalog mothers. : INAS
126. Singer ___ Merriman. : NAN
127. Disney technique. : ANIMATION
129. Objective. : DISPASSIONATE
132. Ornament named after Louis XIV's favorite. : LAVALIERE
133. Acts as a peacemaker. : INTERMEDIATES
134. Basic. : ELEMENTAL
135. American historians. : BEARDS
136. Nags. : STEEDS
1. Post-conflagration bargains. : FIRESALES
2. Clumsy. : INELEGANT
3. Slenderize. : ATTENUATE
4. Biblical name. : NER
5. Cut off. : CROP
6. Iowan poet. : ENGLE
7. Yankee pilot. : STENGEL
8. Ice: German. : EIS
9. Homesick. : NOSTALGIC
10. Scallions. : ONIONS
11. Praised to the skies. : RAVED
12. Double-ripper. : SLED
13. Spotting. : DAPPLING
14. Turkish inns. : IMARETS
15. Spars. : SPRITS
16. Aspect. : PHASE
17. Not recorded, in radio. : LIVE
18. Arabian fabric. : ABA
19. Principles governing nations. : CONSTITUTIONS
20. Used to hoist iron. : ELECTROMAGNET
21. Cease and ___ order. : DESIST
23. Irish islands. : ARANS
33. Stogie. : SEGAR
35. He had three daughters. : LEAR
36. "Guilty" and "Not Guilty." : PLEAS
37. High: Comb. form. : ALTI
39. Founder of osteopathy. : STILL
41. Hat, named from Sardou play. : FEDORA
42. Union soldier. : FEDERAL
44. Inventor Howe. : ELIAS
46. Monarch. : TSAR
47. Dries up. : SERES
49. Shreds. : SNIPS
51. Farmer: India. : KHOT
52. Hebrew letter. : TAV
53. ___ de Cristo range, Colorado. : SANGRE
55. GI pastime. : GRIPING
57. Featured in Hokinson cartoons. : ROSTRUM
60. Yugoslav river. : DRAVA
62. Ermine. : STOAT
63. Lake port. : ERIE
64. Brazilian Indian. : APIACA
65. ___ Record. : CONGRESSIONAL
66. Contemplating the past. : RETROSPECTIVE
67. Sewing kit. : ETUI
69. Wrath. : IRE
71. ___ de France. : ILE
74. Ptomaine: Biochem. : SEPSINE
77. Pakistan religion. : ISLAM
80. British black-marketeers. : SPIVS
82. Fissile rocks. : SHALES
83. French "Eh?" : HEIN
84. Buckwheat trees. : TITIS
87. Feminine suffix. : INE
89. Unique person. : ONER
91. Jury list. : PANEL
94. Heavenly Moby Dick. : CETUS
95. Dog malady. : DISTEMPER
97. Hamlet and Ophelia. : DANES
98. Start. : ORIGINATE
99. Exiled. : RELEGATED
100. Severity. : STERNNESS
102. "Pneu." : TIRE
103. Guard. : SENTINEL
104. Heaven: Fr. : CIEL
107. All she kept was Hope. : PANDORA
109. Cruelties. : SADISMS
111. Take in. : INHALE
112. Woman's slipper. : JULIET
113. Postprandial nap. : SIESTA
114. Not so bright. : DENSE
117. ___ Quarter of Paris. : LATIN
118. Bleat. : WHINE
119. Icebox sorties. : RAIDS
122. Package. : BALE
123. The star Thuban. : ADIB
125. "Honi ___ qui mal y pense." : SOIT
128. Mayan Indian. : MAM
130. Derogatory suffix. : ARD
131. No: Scot. : NAE

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 37 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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