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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

BRAIN TEASERS

New York Times, Sunday, January 21, 1951

Author: Harold T. Bers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 640 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 36
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 581
Across Down
1. Something good to eat. : VIAND
6. New Delhi statesman. : NEHRU
11. Lebanon's U. N. delegate. : MALIK
16. Burly British statesman. : BEVIN
21. Housing unit in the far North. : IGLOO
22. Transient at Ellis Island. : ALIEN
23. Valuable violin. : AMATI
24. Stage designer Bernstein. : ALINE
25. Of the Left. : COMMUNISTIC
27. Members of the Right. : CAPITALISTS
29. Epoch. : ERA
30. Arizona river. : GILA
31. Knobbed. : NODAL
33. Unprofitable: said of rents. : SECK
34. Aurora. : EOS
35. Paradise for skiers. : ALPS
36. Dreamy musical piece. : REVERIE
38. Olive ___. : DRAB
40. Town in Grand Canary island. : ARUCAS
43. AWOL-ers. : DESERTERS
45. Join up. : ENLIST
49. Smooth consonants. : LENES
50. TV's "Lucky ___." : PUP
51. Stadium syllable. : RAH
52. Understands. : SEES
54. Grafted: Her. : ENTE
55. Vitriol. : ACID
56. Jetties. : PIERS
58. Actor, playwright, scenarist. : NUGENT
60. College at Lewiston, Me. : BATES
61. Bibulous one. : SOT
62. Kingdom, casualty of World War I. : MONTENEGRO
64. Germans in Czechoslovakia. : SUDETENS
66. Action in gym exercises. : KNEEING
68. ___-Coburg. : SAXE
69. Ex-Ambassador to Argentina. : BRADEN
71. King: French. : ROI
72. Ghoulish New Yorker cartoonist. : ADDAMS
73. Settle. : DECIDE
75. Solar disk. : ATEN
76. Author of "Come Back, Little Sheba." : INGE
77. Beginning cliché of many business letters. : INRE
78. Officers' trousers. : PINKS
79. Has value. : RATES
81. ___ boarder. : STAR
82. And elsewhere: Lat. : ETAL
83. Index mark, in printing. : FIST
84. Actress Norma ___. : TERRIS
86. Pertaining to food. : DIETAL
88. Slower: Mus. abbr. : RIT
89. Athenian judge. : DICAST
91. Moslem of the Philippines. : MORO
92. Naturally matured, as fruit. : SUNRIPE
93. Revels. : ROISTERS
95. Hazard for skiers. : AVALANCHES
98. Companions of ahs. : OHS
99. Wild oxen. : ANOAS
100. Type first used in 1501. : ITALIC
102. White ___. : SALES
103. Individuals. : ONES
104. Take care of. : TEND
105. Maples. : ACER
106. Taste. : SIP
108. Younker. : LAD
109. Conscious. : AWARE
110. Condense and adhere. : ADSORB
112. Edge again. : RESHARPEN
115. Gangster's 2-word ultimatum. : ORELSE
116. "The Thing." : SONG
118. Malicious people. : SPITERS
119. Crucial point of the clipper ship's route. : HORN
120. Sponsors of "The Sad Case of Waiting Room Willie." : AMA
123. Blood fluids. : SERA
125. Opposing force. : ENEMY
126. Yankees' big first baseman. : MIZE
127. Mystery man of China. : MAO
130. Western nations. : DEMOCRACIES
133. Latest people to join U. N. : INDONESIANS
136. Red Sox' big first baseman. : DROPO
137. Adjutant. : STORK
138. Growing out. : ENATE
139. Strives. : TRIES
140. Horse ___. : SENSE
141. Mother of 105 down. : PANSY
142. Lets. : RENTS
143. Edmund Gwenn. : SANTA
1. ___ squad. : VICE
2. Mr. Stravinsky. : IGOR
3. ___ mater. : ALMA
4. ___ de guerre. : NOM
5. Mountain-climbing Justice. : DOUGLAS
6. Female weapons. : NAILS
7. La Maxwell. : ELSA
8. "Twentieth Century," for instance. : HIT
9. Queens: Fr. : REINES
10. Doff one's hat. : UNCOVER
11. Gen. Ridgway's immediate superior. : MACARTHUR
12. Girl's name. : AMALIE
13. One circuit. : LAP
14. Suffix denoting disease. : ITIS
15. Soared. : KITED
16. Precarious peninsula. : BALKAN
17. Name meaning high. : ELI
18. It has two jaws. : VISE
19. Preposition. : INTO
20. Famed Scottish loch. : NESS
26. Cuts short. : NIPS
28. Arable fields. : ACRES
32. Disordered. : DERANGED
35. Made a placement. : ACED
36. Betokens. : REPRESENTS
37. Gaelic. : ERSE
39. Blather. : BLEAT
40. Sighted by Vitus Bering, 1741. : ALASKA
41. Made like new. : RECONDITIONED
42. Our hope for peace. : UNITEDNATIONS
43. Two-piano number. : DUET
44. Apprehends: Rare. : SENSATES
46. The tone of Lake Success. : INTERNATIONAL
47. Working girls. : STENOGRAPHERS
48. Girl's nickname. : TESSIE
50. Motor noise. : PING
53. Musical studies. : ETUDES
56. Singer to star in Noel Coward play. : PONS
57. Midnight supper. : SNACK
59. Sailor. : GOB
60. London chimer. : BEN
62. Clown. : MIME
63. Live. : EXIST
65. Father's room. : DEN
67. Gov. Warren. : EARL
70. Underlying reasons. : RATIONALES
73. Sudden misfortune. : DISASTER
74. Comedian Leon ___. : ERROL
76. Roman road. : ITER
78. Designating a monoacid used in explosives. : PICRIC
80. Behind which Polonius hid. : ARRAS
81. Misdoings. : SINS
82. Mistakes. : ERRATA
83. How shocking! : FIE
85. Waste away. : EMACIATE
86. Payments. : DUES
87. Tenant. : LESSEE
89. Pink elephants. : DTS
90. Metal cymbals. : TAL
92. Farm building. : SHED
94. Javanese carriages. : SADOS
96. Andrea Yanuarievich. : VISHINSKY
97. Group. : CLAN
101. War god. : ARES
103. Sen. Brewster. : OWEN
105. Al Capp's he-man. : ABNER
107. Rene Pleven's post. : PREMIER
109. Takes into custody. : ARRESTS
111. Catskill resort town. : ROSCOE
113. Seeks out: Scot. : SPEERS
114. Hester of "The Scarlet Letter." : PRYNNE
115. Escape slowly. : OOZE
117. Clutch. : GRASP
119. Chief of Staff, 1922–24. : HINES
120. Computes. : ADDS
121. Lake. : MERE
122. A king of Judah. : AMON
124. Proceedings. : ACTA
126. Famous street in N. Y.'s Chinatown. : MOTT
127. Street in most towns. : MAIN
128. Dillseed. : ANET
129. Peak in Thessaly. : OSSA
131. Goddess of harvest. : OPS
132. Electric particle. : ION
134. Mr. Topping. : DAN
135. Name meaning watchful. : IRA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 27 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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