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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Tuesday, January 20, 1953

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,311
Across
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Mamie's maiden name. : DOUD
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Mrs. Lincoln's maiden name. : TODD
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Maiden name of Mrs. John Adams and Mrs. Zachary Taylor. : SMITH
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Zinka Milanov specialty. : ARIA
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Chlorophyll's alleged target. : ODOR
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Mrs. Hoover's maiden name. : HENRY
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Martha Washington's maiden name. : DANDRIDGE
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Chipped in the pot. : ANTED
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Resident of a formicary. : ANT
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Bullring cheer. : OLE
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Little bundle. : WAD
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Supplement (with "out"). : EKE
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Dagger wielders. : STABBERS
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Chopped. : HEWN
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Poetic contraction. : OER
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Came before. : PREDATED
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Pulitzer's paper. : WORLD
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Locale. : AREA
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Not recorded. : LIVE
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Shallow lake or sea in Asia. : ARAL
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Lacking judgment. : BLIND
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Great northern diver. : LOON
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Moslem judge. : CADI
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Fustian. : RANT
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Contemporary of Millet. : MANET
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___ Sammy Baugh. : SLINGING
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Replica: Abbr. : FAC
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Grumbo in "Tom Thumb," for instance. : OGRE
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Bridge necessity. : SCOREPAD
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A very short time: Colloq. : SEC
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On one's way. : OFF
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Dr. Jekyll's creator. : RLS
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Before. : ERE
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T. R.'s Mr. Root. : ELIHU
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Mrs. Roosevelt's maiden name. : ROOSEVELT
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Sen. Kefauver. : ESTES
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580-mile river in Spain. : EBRO
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State. : AVER
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Dolly Madison's maiden name. : PAYNE
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Carpe ___. : DIEM
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___ majesté. : LESE
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Baby's conversation. : DADAS
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Praying figure in the catacombs. : ORANT
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A range of the Rockies. : UINTA
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Pop. : DAD
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Tillie was one. : TOILER
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Stranger. : ODDER
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Checkers, for instance. : DOG
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Attracted patrons. : DREW
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Sheltered from light. : SHADED
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Brothers. : MEN
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Purpose. : INTENTION
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African trip. : TREK
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Also created by 59 Across. : HYDE
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Wearing official garb. : ROBED
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In the lead. : AHEAD
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The second Mrs. Wilson's maiden name. : BOLLING
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French Lick or Saratoga. : SPRINGS
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Bess Truman's maiden name. : WALLACE
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There's none at the White House. : RENT
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Cry of Bacchus followers. : EVOE
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Mrs. Grant's maiden name. : DENT
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F. S. A. Chief Hobby's former charges. : WACS
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Kind of exam. : ORAL
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Skyscrapers, skaters, cinemas. : RADIOCITY
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Chester ___ Arthur. : ALAN
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Word in Behrman and Coward titles. : BRIEF
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Title for Henry Watterson. : MARSE
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They're shot in Scotland in August. : GROUSE
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Mrs. Cleveland's maiden name. : FOLSOM
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Ten million rupees. : CRORE
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An annoyance: Colloq. : PEEVE
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City on the Rhone. : ARLES
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Raison ___. : DETRE
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Percolate. : SEEP
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Mrs. Laughton. : ELSA
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Nickname for Sen. Payne of Maine. : FRED
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Dorothy's companion in Oz. : HEN
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Wide sash for a kimono. : OBI
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Ex-Gov. Peterson of Nebraska. : VAL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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