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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Tuesday, January 2, 1951

Author: Harold T. Bers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 562
Across Down
1. Famous Fabians, friends of 6 Across. : WEBBS
6. Critic of Western morale (1856–1950). : SHAW
10. Mary's inseparable. : LAMB
14. Garden path: French. : ALLEE
15. Arma virumque ___. : CANO
16. Notion: Fr. : IDEE
17. Laughing. : RIANT
18. Vic Janowicz's college. : OHIOSTATE
20. Tropical fruit. : MANGO
21. Ballet star, part Osage Indian. : TALLCHIEF
22. Does light housework. : DUSTS
24. Clan bigwigs. : LAIRDS
25. World War II diarist. : SHIRER
27. British musical comedy star Graham ___. : PAYN
29. Girl in Kafka's "The Trial." : LENI
30. River in the news. : YALU
32. Captured. : TAKEN
37. Therefore. : ERGO
38. Confederate in the audience. : PLANT
40. Chevalier popularized her. : MIMI
41. "The Little Man Who ___ There." : WASNT
43. Bullfinch specialty. : MYTH
44. Something small. : SNIP
45. Gloating exclamations. : AHAS
47. What the British call dessert. : AFTERS
49. Hemingway's Colonel's girl friend. : RENATA
53. Mah Jongg pieces. : TILES
54. Royal mother of two. : ELIZABETH
57. Killer whales. : ORCAS
60. Eden Abhez or his popular song. : NATUREBOY
61. Texan building material. : ADOBE
62. Comedian Roscoe ___. : ATES
63. Kind of lily. : ARUM
64. Slender candle. : TAPER
65. Liquid parts of blood. : SERA
66. Tender. : SORE
67. Slim food fish. : SMELT
1. ___ Springs, Georgia. : WARM
2. First name of noted stage director. : ELIA
3. He sold his house, in the new book. : BLANDINGS
4. Prime Minister of Israel. : BENGURION
5. Bristly. : SETOSE
6. Bagpipers. : SCOTS
7. Imitation of laughter. : HAHA
8. Indigo. : ANIL
9. Descriptive of 10 Across. : WOOLLY
10. Chilean hardwood. : LITHI
11. Robin of the famous ballad. : ADAIR
12. Dealt out. : METED
13. Squawks. : BEEFS
19. Meager. : SCANT
23. Parasitic protozoan. : TRYP
25. Oodles. : SLEW
26. Wife of Zeus. : HERA
27. Samson Raphaelson's output. : PLAYS
28. Recently impersonated by Ray Bolger. : AUNT
31. ___ Gluck. : ALMA
33. World diamond center. : AMSTERDAM
34. Cathode-ray television tube. : KINESCOPE
35. Turkish title. : EMIR
36. Pinches. : NIPS
39. The land formerly known as Siam. : THAI
42. Siberian. : TATAR
46. First word of legal writ, important since 1679. : HABEAS
48. Platforms for diving. : FLOATS
49. Rockfish. : RENAS
50. Gladden. : ELATE
51. Saltpeter. : NITER
52. L. A. suburb, kidded by Jack Benny. : AZUSA
53. Poultry seasoning. : THYME
55. Spanish river. : EBRO
56. Road company's travels. : TOUR
58. He played opposite Helen Hayes last season. : ABEL
59. He did murals at the Waldorf. : SERT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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