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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Monday, January 5, 1953

Author: Harold T. Bers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,296
Across Down
1. David Low's famous Colonel. : BLIMP
6. First name of famous General. : OMAR
10. Early Egyptian suicide methods. : ASPS
14. Superhighway for rocket ships. : OUTERSPACE
16. Lugosi or Kun. : BELA
17. Three-dimensional vision. : STEREOPSIS
18. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
19. Agatha's sleuth. : HERCULE
20. "A" in Morse code. : DOTDASH
22. Constantly. : EVER
23. Slightest. : LEAST
24. Report card figures. : GRADES
27. Overscholarly. : PEDANTIC
30. Gentle consonants. : LENES
31. Former Ambassador to Britain and Vice President. : DAWES
32. Wood sorrel. : OCA
33. They're sown early. : OATS
34. He's playing in "John Brown's Body." : POWER
35. Sacred bull. : APIS
36. Fate of tobacco. : ASH
37. Old school weapon. : RULER
38. Make amends. : ATONE
39. Racked. : TORTURED
41. Gathered the choice things from. : CULLED
42. Sea miles: Australian. : NAUTS
43. Girl's name meaning "holy." : OLGA
44. He wears vine leaves. : BACCHUS
46. Highly touted. : VAUNTED
50. Heron's cousin. : IBIS
51. I. C. C.'s province. : INTERSTATE
53. High: Comb form. : ALTO
54. No follower of 44 Across. : TEETOTALER
55. What children should be? : SEEN
56. Watery fluids. : SERA
57. Flavor of absinthe. : ANISE
1. Fiddle-faddle. : BOSH
2. Long-necked instrument. : LUTE
3. Roman road. : ITER
4. Actress McCambridge. : MERCEDES
5. Pieces of evidence: Fr. : PREUVES
6. Creator of Happy Hooligan. : OPPER
7. Final element in holiday names. : MAS
8. Ill-tempered. : ACID
9. Join metal again. : RESOLDER
10. Iranian port. : ABADAN
11. Siege city of the Crimea. : SEBASTOPOL
12. Material for play school artists. : PLASTICINE
13. Part of a military costume. : SASH
15. They're carved by cobblers. : SOLES
21. Restaurant specialty in England. : TEAS
24. Indulge in malignant satisfaction. : GLOAT
25. Within just limits. : REASONABLE
26. Product of the Keystone State. : ANTHRACITE
27. Handled clumsily. : PAWED
28. Pitcher. : EWER
29. Studied the layout: Slang. : CASED
31. Famous name in Hawaii. : DOLE
34. Occupations or pastimes. : PURSUITS
35. Bobby Jones is one. : ATLANTAN
37. Actress Roman. : RUTH
38. New England capital. : AUGUSTA
40. Second largest city in Arizona. : TUCSON
41. Mild, in cigars. : CLARO
43. She'll sit in on Ike's Cabinet meetings. : OVETA
44. Preconceived opinion. : BIAS
45. Koko's weapon. : SNEE
47. Anklebones: Anat. : TALI
48. Summers in France. : ETES
49. "___ Mable," Edward Streeter's 1918 best seller. : DERE
52. Hawaii's status: Abbr. : TER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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