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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
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Betrothed. : FIANCE
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Spanish gentlemen. : SENORS
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IRO is charged with such persons. : DISPLACED
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Famous song dating from 1871. : INTERNATIONAL
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Hornblende. : AMPHIBOLE
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Slipping back. : RETROGRESSIVE
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Devices used by minesweepers. : PARAVANES
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Aisle: Obs. : ELE
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ERP is Marshall's. : PLAN
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Came into line. : TOED
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Force open. : PRISE
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Branch of learning: Abbr. : SCI
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City SE of Paris. : SENS
34
"This other Eden." : ENGLAND
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Russian whip. : PLETE
37
Siamese pewter coins. : ATTS
38
Malarial fevers. : AGUES
40
Blinds. : SEELS
41
Flutters about. : FLITS
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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
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Palestine seaport. : ACRE
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Materialized by Coward's Mme. Arcati. : SPIRIT
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Isles. : AITS
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Garment, freely adapted by Hollywood. : SARONG
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___ Corner of Westminster Abbey. : POETS
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Coast Guardienne. : SPAR
76
Pseudonym of Louis Viaud. : LOTI
78
Queen Elizabeth, for instance. : LINER
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Knows instinctively: Var. : INTUES
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Republican Senator. : IVES
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Squire of San Simeon. : HEARST
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Princely Italian family. : ESTE
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Nero's mother. : AGRIPPINA
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Implement immortalized by Markham. : HOE
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Commodity of wild speculation in 1634. : TULIP
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___-Magnon. : CRO
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"Arms and the man I ___"—Dryden. : SING
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Wolf, jackal or fox. : CANID
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Hemingway or Bizet characters. : MATADORS
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Pertaining to summer: Obs. : AESTIVE
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Like the moon. : SELENIC
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Muezzin's tower. : MINARET
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Short auto outings. : SPINS
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King visiting U. S. : PETER
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Kid sister. : SIS
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Doddering. : SENILE
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Grenoble's river. : ISERE
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Double profile deity. : JANUS
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Lieu. : STEAD
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St. ___, British race, for 3-year-olds. : LEGER
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Mediterranean resort. : NICE
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Famous couple of Genesee Depot. : LUNTS
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Manipulator. : WIELDER
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Hire, as a ballplayer. : SIGN
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Bebop music is. : HOT
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Italian mathematician. : BALDI
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Significant cough. : AHEM
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Tagalog mothers. : INAS
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Singer ___ Merriman. : NAN
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Disney technique. : ANIMATION
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Objective. : DISPASSIONATE
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Ornament named after Louis XIV's favorite. : LAVALIERE
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Acts as a peacemaker. : INTERMEDIATES
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Basic. : ELEMENTAL
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American historians. : BEARDS
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Nags. : STEEDS
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Post-conflagration bargains. : FIRESALES
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Clumsy. : INELEGANT
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Slenderize. : ATTENUATE
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Biblical name. : NER
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Cut off. : CROP
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Iowan poet. : ENGLE
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Yankee pilot. : STENGEL
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Ice: German. : EIS
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Homesick. : NOSTALGIC
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Scallions. : ONIONS
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Praised to the skies. : RAVED
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Double-ripper. : SLED
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Spotting. : DAPPLING
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Turkish inns. : IMARETS
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Spars. : SPRITS
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Aspect. : PHASE
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Not recorded, in radio. : LIVE
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Arabian fabric. : ABA
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Principles governing nations. : CONSTITUTIONS
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Used to hoist iron. : ELECTROMAGNET
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Cease and ___ order. : DESIST
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Irish islands. : ARANS
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Stogie. : SEGAR
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He had three daughters. : LEAR
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"Guilty" and "Not Guilty." : PLEAS
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High: Comb. form. : ALTI
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Founder of osteopathy. : STILL
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Hat, named from Sardou play. : FEDORA
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Union soldier. : FEDERAL
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Inventor Howe. : ELIAS
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Monarch. : TSAR
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Dries up. : SERES
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Shreds. : SNIPS
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Farmer: India. : KHOT
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Hebrew letter. : TAV
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___ de Cristo range, Colorado. : SANGRE
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GI pastime. : GRIPING
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Featured in Hokinson cartoons. : ROSTRUM
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Yugoslav river. : DRAVA
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Ermine. : STOAT
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Lake port. : ERIE
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Brazilian Indian. : APIACA
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___ Record. : CONGRESSIONAL
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Contemplating the past. : RETROSPECTIVE
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Sewing kit. : ETUI
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Wrath. : IRE
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___ de France. : ILE
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Ptomaine: Biochem. : SEPSINE
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Pakistan religion. : ISLAM
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British black-marketeers. : SPIVS
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Fissile rocks. : SHALES
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French "Eh?" : HEIN
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Buckwheat trees. : TITIS
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Feminine suffix. : INE
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Unique person. : ONER
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Jury list. : PANEL
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Heavenly Moby Dick. : CETUS
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Dog malady. : DISTEMPER
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Hamlet and Ophelia. : DANES
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Start. : ORIGINATE
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Exiled. : RELEGATED
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Severity. : STERNNESS
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"Pneu." : TIRE
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Guard. : SENTINEL
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Heaven: Fr. : CIEL
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All she kept was Hope. : PANDORA
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Cruelties. : SADISMS
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Take in. : INHALE
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Woman's slipper. : JULIET
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Postprandial nap. : SIESTA
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Not so bright. : DENSE
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___ Quarter of Paris. : LATIN
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Bleat. : WHINE
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Icebox sorties. : RAIDS
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Package. : BALE
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The star Thuban. : ADIB
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"Honi ___ qui mal y pense." : SOIT
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Mayan Indian. : MAM
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Derogatory suffix. : ARD
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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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