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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

NAMES IN THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, October 16, 1949

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 652 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 172, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 41
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 401
Across
1. Flamboyant middleweight. : GRAZIANO
9. Great literary figure (1843–1916). : JAMES
14. Controversial figure in music. : FLAGSTAD
22. Idol of Flatbush. : ROBINSON
23. Ten percenter. : AGENT
24. Mechanical advantage. : LEVERAGE
25. Doesn't vote. : ABSTAINS
26. Wilderness. : WASTE
27. Sixth Avenue's new name. : AMERICAS
28. Ten: Prefix. : DECA
29. Boy meets girl. : DATE
31. North ___. : STAR
32. Shop. : MART
33. Untanned calfskin. : KIP
34. Chemical suffix. : ASE
35. Evaluate. : REGARD
37. CAA's domain. : AIRWAYS
39. ___-Japanese War. : SINO
40. Puccini opera. : TOSCA
42. Heron. : EGRET
44. Slender. : LEAN
45. Clement's righthand man. : ERNEST
47. Pulver's rank in "Mister Roberts." : ENSIGN
49. Ancient Greek. : EOLIC
51. Put things away. : TIDY
53. Lorenz and Teddy. : HARTS
54. Photo print: Colloq. : STAT
56. Author of "Oliver Wiswell." : ROBERTS
58. Pittsburgh atmosphere. : SMOG
60. Made shrill cry. : SQUEAKED
64. Describing a leaf in fall. : SERE
65. "Don't ___ on me." : TREAD
67. Goal of weekend golfers. : PAR
70. Ed Wynn joke. : PUN
71. Icy. : GELID
73. Soaks. : RETS
75. Ruse. : ARTIFICE
77. Insurance term. : RISK
79. "Citizen of the World." : DAVIS
81. Litters. : BIERS
83. Heaves. : SURGES
84. Locales. : AREAS
86. Congreve's era. : RESTORATION
89. Short expression of guiding principle. : MOTTO
90. Stoneham-ites. : GIANTS
92. Biblical name in Luke. : RHESA
93. Employs. : HIRES
95. Dutch river. : WAAL
96. Becomes bare: Rare. : UNLEAVES
98. Electrical unit. : WATT
100. Balancing artists. : SEALS
102. Follower: Suffix. : ITE
103. Aurora. : EOS
104. Break. : SEVER
106. Ground man in RAF. : KIWI
108. Spires. : STEEPLES
110. Serf. : ESNE
111. Issuing. : EMANANT
114. Greek Juno. : HERA
115. Corny. : TRITE
118. Rockfish. : RENA
120. A leading English cartoonist. : GILES
122. Jeers. : TAUNTS
126. Supplies with new soldiers. : REMANS
128. Chow ___. : MEIN
130. John ___ Garner. : NANCE
132. New Supreme Court Justice. : CLARK
133. Crossed by Hannibal. : ALPS
134. Dressed up. : PREENED
137. Bests. : WORSTS
139. ___-disant. : SOI
140. Juvenile missile. : PEA
141. Winged. : ALAR
142. Praise. : LAUD
144. Puerto ___. : RICO
145. Short tail. : SCUT
146. Showing off. : PARADING
148. Russian union. : ARTEL
150. What the Lincoln Memorial is. : MONUMENT
152. Alienate. : ESTRANGE
153. Gumption. : NERVE
154. Sham. : PRETENCE
155. Ran away. : DESERTED
156. Outflow. : DRAIN
157. "Father of the Bride" author. : STREETER
Down
1. Sorted according to size. : GRADATE
2. Controversial baritone. : ROBESON
3. Ear ailment. : ABSCESS
4. Surviving member of Hapsburgs. : ZITA
5. Star of "Biography." : INA
6. Stage whisper. : ASIDE
7. Minority. : NONAGE
8. Theatre order. : ONSTAGE
9. Part of the head. : JAW
10. Turkish chiefs. : AGAS
11. Minister to Luxembourg. : MESTA
12. Necessitate. : ENTAIL
13. Cartoonist Cliff ___, creator of Polly. : STERRETT
14. Flemish style, in cookery. : FLAMAND
15. Commanding general, U. S. Air Forces. : LEMAY
16. Reluctant. : AVERSE
17. Miss Lawrence. : GERT
18. Indian title. : SRI
19. Stickier. : TACKIER
20. Anti. : AGAINST
21. Autocrats. : DESPOTS
30. Slip-up. : ERROR
35. Rabble. : RAGTAG
36. Birthplace of Apollo. : DELOS
38. Blouse. : WAIST
39. Stumbling block. : SNAG
41. Six: Obs. : CISE
43. Viewed from the Seven Hills. : TIBER
46. Element No. 45. : RHODIUM
48. Half of Mailer's book title. : NAKED
50. Thinking. : CEREBRATING
52. Belgian river. : YSER
55. Of a tissue. : TELAR
57. Network. : RETIA
59. Picture borders. : MATS
60. World War II admiral. : SPRAGUE
61. Recent visitor from Philippines. : QUIRINO
62. Opens. : UNSEALS
63. Multiform. : DIVERSE
66. Scratching birds. : RASORES
67. Braid. : PIGTAIL
68. Plastic. : ACETATE
69. Repairs shoes. : RESOLES
72. Menu item. : DISH
74. New York's Mr. Low. : SETH
76. Dutch wife. : FROW
78. Orson Welles' Citizen. : KANE
80. Fret. : STEW
82. Philanthropist whose name is given to New York beach. : RIIS
85. University of Pennsylvania president. : STASSEN
87. Big Japanese city. : OSAKA
88. Under: Poet. : NEATH
91. Scandinavian name. : SVEN
94. It doesn't stop the United States mail. : SLEET
97. "Well, hardly ___."—Pinafore. : EVER
99. He came from Hannibal, Mo. : TWAIN
101. Glacial forms. : SERACS
105. Girl's name. : RENEE
107. Kin of one's spouse. : INLAW
109. Creator of "Hugger Mugger." : PAUL
110. Greek letters. : ETAS
112. One of the Orkneys. : MAINLAND
113. Tagliavini, for instance. : TENOR
115. Cornered. : TRAPPED
116. Authorized to use publicly. : RELEASE
117. Tells. : IMPARTS
119. Came out. : EMERGED
121. Pinches pennies. : SCRIMPS
123. Beginning to exist. : NASCENT
124. Beat badly. : TROUNCE
125. Skim, along water. : SKITTER
127. First-aid appliance. : SPLINT
129. Handler. : NEARER
131. Motorcycle brigade. : ESCORT
135. Earshot. : RANGE
136. Recent visitor from Brazil. : DUTRA
138. Bracer. : TONER
141. Hebrew month. : ADAR
143. Hindu mother goddess. : DEVI
145. Merganser. : SMEE
147. Land measure. : ARE
149. Man's nickname : LEN
151. Colorado reservationist. : UTE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 36 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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