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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
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Something good to eat. : VIAND
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New Delhi statesman. : NEHRU
11
Lebanon's U. N. delegate. : MALIK
16
Burly British statesman. : BEVIN
21
Housing unit in the far North. : IGLOO
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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
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Index mark, in printing. : FIST
84
Actress Norma ___. : TERRIS
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Pertaining to food. : DIETAL
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Slower: Mus. abbr. : RIT
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Athenian judge. : DICAST
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Moslem of the Philippines. : MORO
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Naturally matured, as fruit. : SUNRIPE
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Revels. : ROISTERS
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Hazard for skiers. : AVALANCHES
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Companions of ahs. : OHS
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Wild oxen. : ANOAS
100
Type first used in 1501. : ITALIC
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White ___. : SALES
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Individuals. : ONES
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Take care of. : TEND
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Maples. : ACER
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Taste. : SIP
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Younker. : LAD
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Conscious. : AWARE
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Condense and adhere. : ADSORB
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Edge again. : RESHARPEN
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Gangster's 2-word ultimatum. : ORELSE
116
"The Thing." : SONG
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Malicious people. : SPITERS
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Crucial point of the clipper ship's route. : HORN
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Sponsors of "The Sad Case of Waiting Room Willie." : AMA
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Blood fluids. : SERA
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Opposing force. : ENEMY
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Yankees' big first baseman. : MIZE
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Mystery man of China. : MAO
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Western nations. : DEMOCRACIES
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Latest people to join U. N. : INDONESIANS
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Red Sox' big first baseman. : DROPO
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Adjutant. : STORK
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Growing out. : ENATE
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Strives. : TRIES
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Horse ___. : SENSE
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Mother of 105 down. : PANSY
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Lets. : RENTS
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Edmund Gwenn. : SANTA
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___ squad. : VICE
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Mr. Stravinsky. : IGOR
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___ mater. : ALMA
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___ de guerre. : NOM
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Mountain-climbing Justice. : DOUGLAS
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Female weapons. : NAILS
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La Maxwell. : ELSA
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"Twentieth Century," for instance. : HIT
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Queens: Fr. : REINES
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Doff one's hat. : UNCOVER
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Gen. Ridgway's immediate superior. : MACARTHUR
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Girl's name. : AMALIE
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One circuit. : LAP
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Suffix denoting disease. : ITIS
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Soared. : KITED
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Precarious peninsula. : BALKAN
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Name meaning high. : ELI
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It has two jaws. : VISE
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Preposition. : INTO
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Famed Scottish loch. : NESS
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Cuts short. : NIPS
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Arable fields. : ACRES
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Disordered. : DERANGED
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Made a placement. : ACED
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Betokens. : REPRESENTS
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Blather. : BLEAT
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Sighted by Vitus Bering, 1741. : ALASKA
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Made like new. : RECONDITIONED
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Our hope for peace. : UNITEDNATIONS
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Two-piano number. : DUET
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Apprehends: Rare. : SENSATES
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The tone of Lake Success. : INTERNATIONAL
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Working girls. : STENOGRAPHERS
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Girl's nickname. : TESSIE
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Motor noise. : PING
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Musical studies. : ETUDES
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Singer to star in Noel Coward play. : PONS
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Midnight supper. : SNACK
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Sailor. : GOB
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London chimer. : BEN
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Clown. : MIME
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Live. : EXIST
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Father's room. : DEN
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Gov. Warren. : EARL
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Underlying reasons. : RATIONALES
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Sudden misfortune. : DISASTER
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Comedian Leon ___. : ERROL
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Roman road. : ITER
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Designating a monoacid used in explosives. : PICRIC
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Behind which Polonius hid. : ARRAS
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Misdoings. : SINS
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Mistakes. : ERRATA
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How shocking! : FIE
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Waste away. : EMACIATE
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Payments. : DUES
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Tenant. : LESSEE
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Pink elephants. : DTS
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Metal cymbals. : TAL
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Farm building. : SHED
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Javanese carriages. : SADOS
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Andrea Yanuarievich. : VISHINSKY
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Group. : CLAN
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War god. : ARES
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Sen. Brewster. : OWEN
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Al Capp's he-man. : ABNER
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Rene Pleven's post. : PREMIER
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Takes into custody. : ARRESTS
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Catskill resort town. : ROSCOE
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Seeks out: Scot. : SPEERS
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Hester of "The Scarlet Letter." : PRYNNE
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Escape slowly. : OOZE
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Clutch. : GRASP
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Chief of Staff, 1922–24. : HINES
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Computes. : ADDS
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Lake. : MERE
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A king of Judah. : AMON
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Proceedings. : ACTA
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Famous street in N. Y.'s Chinatown. : MOTT
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Street in most towns. : MAIN
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Dillseed. : ANET
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Peak in Thessaly. : OSSA
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Goddess of harvest. : OPS
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Electric particle. : ION
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Mr. Topping. : DAN
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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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