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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

HARDWARE

New York Times, Sunday, October 11, 1959

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 146, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 628 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,740
Across
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Prance. : CAPER
6
Boom. : SPAR
10
Imprudent. : RASH
14
Falcons. : HAWKS
19
Misapply. : ABUSE
20
Pneumatic. : TIRE
21
Response. : ECHO
22
Assent. : AGREE
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Pejorative for wives. : BATTLEAXES
25
Small shark. : SHOVELHEAD
27
Perform. : ACT
28
"Gallia est ___ divisa in partes tres." : OMNIS
29
Scoffer. : JEERER
30
Garbo role. : ANNA
31
Sukiyaki ingredient. : SOYSAUCE
33
___ amore. : CON
34
Kind of hammer. : TRIP
36
100 yrs. : CEN
37
Boxing nickname. : KID
38
Virtuosos. : ESTHETES
41
Funds. : CASH
43
Military movement. : PINCERS
46
Proverbial high liver. : RILEY
47
4-deal bridge game. : CHICAGO
50
Spanish city. : OVIEDO
51
Laughing ___. : GAS
52
Already: Fr. : DEJA
54
Mountain ash. : ROWAN
55
Dolts. : OAFS
56
Mortified. : SHAMED
59
Orange-red stone. : SARD
61
Tinker Bell accessory. : WAND
62
Before: Prefix. : PRE
63
Cruet parts. : STOPPLES
65
Unnerve. : PARALYZE
67
Leeds' river. : AIRE
68
"Pal Joey" star. : SEGAL
70
Wire measures. : MILS
71
Fictional sleuth. : SAMSPADE
75
Dissolute. : RAKEHELL
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Radio hobbyist. : HAM
80
Standard. : NORM
81
Chain saw fodder. : LOGS
83
Strident. : SHRILL
84
The Three Kings. : MAGI
85
Handles. : ANSAE
87
Warp's companion. : WOOF
89
Carpenter ___. : ANT
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Overacts: Colloq. : EMOTES
92
Canadian statesman. : PEARSON
94
Sock cloth. : LISLE
96
Seance doings. : TRANCES
97
Painting technique. : WASH
98
Sully. : BESMIRCH
100
Huzza. : RAH
101
Scissor operation. : BOB
103
Facility. : EASE
105
Sweet one. : HON
106
Cranes. : HOISTERS
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Cry of exhilaration. : EVOE
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Sailor's grade. : RATING
114
Flambeau. : TORCH
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Letter. : TEE
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Queue order. : SINGLEFILE
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Tough-guy prototype. : MIKEHAMMER
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Russian lake. : ONEGA
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Read copy. : EDIT
122
Olive genus. : OLEA
123
Time off. : LEAVE
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Disordered. : MESSY
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The proverbial seven. : SEAS
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Olmedo's homeland. : PERU
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Bowling alleys. : LANES
Down
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Workbasket. : CABAS
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Bahama island. : ABACO
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Tool in H. Allen Smith title. : PUTTYKNIFE
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Adjective suffix. : EST
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Got set to shoot again. : RELOADED
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Tee postures. : STANCES
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Folklore beings. : PIXIES
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War god. : ARES
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Thing: Lat. : RES
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Took amiss. : RESENTED
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Yearning. : ACHE
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Two-reelers. : SHORTS
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Linger close by. : HOVER
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One of the Marches. : HAL
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Eastern title. : AGHA
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Twist out of clutches. : WRENCHAWAY
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Star of the 1900's. : KEANE
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Closed car. : SEDAN
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Bird. : EMU
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Remarque. : ERICH
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Minor prophet. : JOEL
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Dice markings. : SICES
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Small-time crook: Slang. : CHISELER
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Pliers, scissors, etc. : PAIR
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Freighters of a sort. : TRAMPS
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Loops for hooks. : EYES
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Grimaces. : SCOWLS
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A deck. : POOP
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Mr. Kreuger. : IVAR
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Of a pulpit. : ROSTRAL
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A sweet. : CARAMEL
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Total: Ger. : GANZ
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Wave: Fr. : ONDE
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Interval. : GAP
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Asiatic country: Abbr. : JAP
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Country dance. : HOEDOWN
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Dancers' painter. : DEGAS
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Oilfield worker. : DRILLER
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Taste. : SIP
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Island off E. Siberia. : SAKHALIN
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Homonym of awl. : ALL
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Capital of Eritrea. : ASMARA
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Author of "America As a Civilization." : LERNER
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Vigor: Colloq. : SNAP
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Top-notch. : AONE
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Pickwickian for doctor. : MRSAWBONES
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Self. : EGO
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Hammer blow. : HIT
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Assassin: Slang. : HATCHETMAN
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Late novelist, critic. : AGEE
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Opposite of 76 Down. : MISS
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Dover fish. : SOLE
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Month: Ger. : MONAT
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Sum's infinitive. : ESSE
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Seines. : FISHNETS
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Acheson's predecessor. : MARSHALL
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Chicago airfield. : OHARE
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Murky air. : SMOG
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His motto was "simplify." : THOREAU
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Happen. : BETIDE
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Necklace. : CHOKER
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Broom. : BESOM
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Sheeplike. : OVINE
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Repositories. : SAFES
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German pronoun. : ICH
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Town officer. : REEVE
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Latin name for Chinese. : SERES
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Soufflé ingredients. : EGGS
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Pelvic bones. : ILIA
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Ceramic item. : TILE
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Ballad. : LAY
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Swabber. : MOP
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___ culpa. : MEA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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