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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

WORD SCULPTURE

New York Times, Sunday, January 29, 1956

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 575 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,406
Across
1
Envoy from Lebanon. : MALIK
6
River into the Danube. : PRUT
10
Teeth. : COGS
14
Food: Italian. : PASTO
19
Kept in reserve. : ONICE
20
Eden's capital: Abbr. : LOND
21
Spanish form of 11 down. : OTRA
22
River of a Burns poem. : AFTON
23
Shaw play. : ONTHEROCKS
25
Cheap brilliant. : RHINESTONE
27
Townsman. : CIT
28
Late British Socialist. : LASKI
29
Valetti and Vinay. : TENORS
30
Vetoes: Slang. : NGS
31
Promote. : HELP
33
Paasikivi, Nurmi, etc. : FINNS
35
Earth: Dial. : ERD
36
Its port is Civitavecchia. : ROME
38
Smörgasbord item. : EEL
40
Salesmen's need. : ORDERS
42
Boss at Coogan's Bluff. : STONEHAM
46
Famous Massachusetts "Rock." : MARCIANO
49
Be noisy. : ROISTER
51
Plead innocence. : DENY
52
Summoner. : EVOKER
53
Not cleric. : LAIC
55
Large amounts: Colloq. : TONS
56
"Bus Stop" author. : INGE
57
Realms: Suffix. : RICS
58
Mineral. : TALC
60
Former Southern groups. : KLANS
62
Pari-mutuel offering. : WAGER
63
River of Wales and England. : USK
64
Corneille character. : CID
65
Stick together. : COHERE
67
Bishops' caps. : MITERS
68
Stolen treasure, headline of 1950–51. : THESTONEOFSCONE
71
Bacon slice. : RASHER
74
Kind. : HUMANE
75
H. M. S. ___ Royal. : ARK
76
Rachel Carson subject. : SEA
79
In the style of. : AFTER
80
Man with an "ear." : TUNER
81
Name meaning "rejuvenation." : EDNA
83
Where Charon ferried. : STYX
84
Man of many "looks." : DIOR
85
Twain's Polly. : AUNT
86
Notable non-waiter. : TIDE
88
Where Shalimar gardens are. : LAHORE
90
Enniskillen's Lough. : ERNE
91
Notable 1853 purchase. : GADSDEN
93
Lent an ear. : LISTENED
95
___ Comedies. : KEYSTONE
97
He's out. : ODDMAN
99
Noted Laborite. : EDE
100
Fear: Fr. : PEUR
101
Unfair: Slang. : RAW
103
Kind: Fr. : SORTE
105
Blind try. : STAB
108
Overly. : TOO
110
Wee lads. : BAIRNS
112
Reluctant. : LOATH
114
Mining find. : ORE
115
Bridge in N. Y. C. : WHITESTONE
117
Axelrod's titular star. : ROCKHUNTER
119
Of the spirit. : INNER
120
Acidity. : ACOR
121
Yearn. : ACHE
122
Relative of 85 Across. : NIECE
123
Heads: Fr. : TETES
124
"The ___ the limit." : SKYS
125
Articles. : THES
126
Clean-platter family. : SPRAT
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Skulk: Slang. : MOOCH
2
Merman-Hutton role. : ANNIE
3
Home of Nellie Forbush, Lorelei Lee. : LITTLEROCK
4
German pronoun. : ICH
5
Star in "Kismet." : KEEL
6
Articulation of a speech sound, k, p or t. : PLOSION
7
Pop music style. : ROCKNROLL
8
Harsh. : UNKIND
9
Gridiron events. : TDS
10
Pulitzer-Prize Timesman. : CORTESI
11
Former. : OTHER
12
Nose rests for the assiduous. : GRINDSTONES
13
Health: Span. : SANO
14
Advance. : PASSON
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Time of day: Abbr. : AFT
16
Sight near Salisbury. : STONEHENGE
17
Chinese group. : TONG
18
Wallet items. : ONES
24
Churchill's "few." : RAF
26
The E of HRE. : ERRORS
32
Large amounts: Colloq. : PECKS
34
Mexican Indian. : SERI
37
Arbitrate. : MEDIATE
39
Golf situation. : LIE
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Pitiless. : ROCKHEARTED
43
More wallet items. : TENS
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Temper. : ANGER
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Ft. ___, Fla. : MYERS
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The Hindu Mt. Olympus. : MERU
47
Rara ___. : AVIS
48
More Bohemian. : ARTIER
50
Asterisk-shaped mechanical device. : STARFEED
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Bank clients. : ACCOUNTS
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Madison Ave. produce. : ADS
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Peace prize winner Jouhaux. : LEON
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Trice. : WINK
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Dear: Fr. : CHER
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"This one's ___." : ONME
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Aesop endings. : MORALS
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French saint, "Little Flower." : THERESE
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Robert Ardrey play and movie. : THUNDERROCK
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Auxiliary verb. : CAN
71
Well-known Trotskyite. : RADEK
72
Full of zeal. : AFIRE
73
Rockland County town. : STONYPOINT
76
East Coast river fish. : STONETOTER
77
Australian peninsula. : EYRE
78
Chopped down. : AXED
80
Sir in Malaya. : TUAN
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Creator of Jalna. : DELAROCHE
83
Farm buildings. : SHEDS
85
Greek plazas. : AGORAS
87
Not Reps. or Dems. : INDS
89
Had a bite. : ATE
92
Water finders. : DOWSERS
94
Passageways for air. : INTAKES
96
Potatoes. : TUBERS
98
Evil doctrine requiring sacrifice. : MOLOCH
102
Vex. : ANNOY
104
Biblical suffix. : ETH
106
Palm with feathery leaves. : ARECA
107
Monty's trade-mark. : BERET
108
Taunt. : TWIT
109
Without: Ger. : OHNE
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Eskimos. : ITAS
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Vandals. : HUNS
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___ square. : TEE
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Coiffure aid. : RAT
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Move briskly. : NIP

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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