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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
1. Prance. : CAPER
6. Boom. : SPAR
10. Imprudent. : RASH
14. Falcons. : HAWKS
19. Misapply. : ABUSE
20. Pneumatic. : TIRE
21. Response. : ECHO
22. Assent. : AGREE
23. 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
77. 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
90. 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
110. Cry of exhilaration. : EVOE
112. Sailor's grade. : RATING
114. Flambeau. : TORCH
115. Letter. : TEE
116. Queue order. : SINGLEFILE
118. Tough-guy prototype. : MIKEHAMMER
120. Russian lake. : ONEGA
121. Read copy. : EDIT
122. Olive genus. : OLEA
123. Time off. : LEAVE
124. Disordered. : MESSY
125. The proverbial seven. : SEAS
126. Olmedo's homeland. : PERU
127. Bowling alleys. : LANES
Down
1. Workbasket. : CABAS
2. Bahama island. : ABACO
3. Tool in H. Allen Smith title. : PUTTYKNIFE
4. Adjective suffix. : EST
5. Got set to shoot again. : RELOADED
6. Tee postures. : STANCES
7. Folklore beings. : PIXIES
8. War god. : ARES
9. Thing: Lat. : RES
10. Took amiss. : RESENTED
11. Yearning. : ACHE
12. Two-reelers. : SHORTS
13. Linger close by. : HOVER
14. One of the Marches. : HAL
15. Eastern title. : AGHA
16. Twist out of clutches. : WRENCHAWAY
17. Star of the 1900's. : KEANE
18. Closed car. : SEDAN
24. Bird. : EMU
26. Remarque. : ERICH
29. Minor prophet. : JOEL
32. Dice markings. : SICES
33. Small-time crook: Slang. : CHISELER
35. Pliers, scissors, etc. : PAIR
39. Freighters of a sort. : TRAMPS
40. Loops for hooks. : EYES
42. Grimaces. : SCOWLS
43. A deck. : POOP
44. Mr. Kreuger. : IVAR
45. Of a pulpit. : ROSTRAL
47. A sweet. : CARAMEL
48. Total: Ger. : GANZ
49. Wave: Fr. : ONDE
51. Interval. : GAP
53. Asiatic country: Abbr. : JAP
57. Country dance. : HOEDOWN
58. Dancers' painter. : DEGAS
60. Oilfield worker. : DRILLER
63. Taste. : SIP
64. Island off E. Siberia. : SAKHALIN
66. Homonym of awl. : ALL
67. Capital of Eritrea. : ASMARA
69. Author of "America As a Civilization." : LERNER
71. Vigor: Colloq. : SNAP
72. Top-notch. : AONE
73. Pickwickian for doctor. : MRSAWBONES
74. Self. : EGO
76. Hammer blow. : HIT
77. Assassin: Slang. : HATCHETMAN
78. Late novelist, critic. : AGEE
79. Opposite of 76 Down. : MISS
82. Dover fish. : SOLE
84. Month: Ger. : MONAT
86. Sum's infinitive. : ESSE
88. Seines. : FISHNETS
91. Acheson's predecessor. : MARSHALL
93. Chicago airfield. : OHARE
95. Murky air. : SMOG
96. His motto was "simplify." : THOREAU
98. Happen. : BETIDE
99. Necklace. : CHOKER
101. Broom. : BESOM
102. Sheeplike. : OVINE
104. Repositories. : SAFES
107. German pronoun. : ICH
108. Town officer. : REEVE
109. Latin name for Chinese. : SERES
111. Soufflé ingredients. : EGGS
113. Pelvic bones. : ILIA
114. Ceramic item. : TILE
117. Ballad. : LAY
118. Swabber. : MOP
119. ___ 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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