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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

A FEW FOOTNOTES

New York Times, Sunday, October 16, 1960

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 682 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,111
Across
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Ne'er-do-well. : LOAFER
7
Under most favorable conditions. : ATBEST
13
"Pinafore" role. : HEBE
17
Vipers. : ASPS
21
J'___ (I hope): Fr. : ESPERE
22
Antipasto item. : SALAMI
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Acidity. : ACOR
24
Man's nickname. : CHET
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Terror of the bayou. : WATERMOCCASIN
27
Notable Italian movie. : SHOESHINE
29
Emphatic type: Abbr. : ITALS
30
Occupation. : METIER
31
Bill Nieder's missile. : SHOT
32
Polite word in Paris. : MERCI
33
Go it alone. : SOLO
34
First wife of Zeus. : METIS
35
Cows: Poet. : KINE
37
Encourage. : HEARTEN
39
Grape: Bot. : UVA
41
Refrigerated. : ICED
43
Moulins rouges. : REDMILLS
45
Abstruse knowledge. : ESOTERICA
49
Spanish pronoun. : ESTA
51
Hebrew month. : ELUL
52
Responded to a lure. : BIT
55
Undisciplined. : LAX
56
Catch. : NAB
57
Riga resident. : LETT
59
Veto. : KILL
61
Village high point. : SPIRE
63
Princesses. : INFANTAS
66
Job without a future. : DEADEND
68
Fortification slope. : GLACIS
69
Be wild about. : ADORE
70
Indicates. : REGISTERS
72
Man with a couch. : ANALYST
73
"No Exit" author. : SARTRE
75
Doughboy uniform item. : PUTTEE
76
19th c. writer on witchcraft. : UPHAM
78
Chinese tea. : CHA
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Peers: Abbr. : LDS
80
Enormous amount: Colloq. : REAMS
82
Fountain drink. : FLOAT
83
Vestment. : ALB
84
Sounds of protest. : AWS
85
Bank notes. : BILLS
86
Legendary Gaelic poet. : OSSIAN
89
Blades. : SABERS
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Forms a tight unit. : COHERES
94
Termini for short-range aircraft. : HELIPORTS
97
Rebellion of 1857–58. : SEPOY
98
Thin fabrics. : TOILES
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Caresser. : FONDLER
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Swimmers' precautions. : EARPLUGS
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Town near Venice. : ADRIA
103
Scene of crisis in 1950's. : SUEZ
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Hall of Fame umpire. : KLEM
106
Clock dial number. : VII
107
Egyptian goddess. : MUT
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Compass point. : SSE
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Hard come by. : DEAR
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Famed football coach. : YOST
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Fruit past the prime. : OVERRIPES
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What everybody has. : PROBLEMS
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Spanish room. : SALA
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Poetic time of day. : EEN
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Gravely, in music. : SERIOSO
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Old hands. : VETS
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Declines. : WANES
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Happen. : COME
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Fat: Comb. form. : ADIPO
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English river. : TEES
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Thistlelike plant. : TEASEL
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Lapham or Marner. : SILAS
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Pop tune of the 1950's : MULETRAIN
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Handsome wildflowers. : LADYSSLIPPERS
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Maple genus. : ACER
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Bogeyman. : OGRE
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Wild parties. : ORGIES
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Producer of "Pyramus and Thisbe." : QUINCE
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Claret and Burgundy. : REDS
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Fast grower. : WEED
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Favorite name for Spanish newspapers. : PRENSA
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Squabbles. : SETTOS
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Author of "Mantrap." : LEWIS
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Dancer-actress Sono ___. : OSATO
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Syrian tribe. : APTAL
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Seek the views of others. : FEELOUT
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Makes mistakes. : ERRS
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Ad ___ (to the point at issue): Lat. : REM
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Austere. : ASCETIC
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Describing a maneuver. : TACTICAL
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Pascal. : BLAISE
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Facility. : EASE
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Unpleasant look. : SMIRK
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___ foil. : TIN
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Jumbled. : HASHED
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One of the space projects. : ECHO
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The end of the line in Westerns. : BOOTHILL
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Before. : ERE
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Yearners. : ACHERS
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Symbol of gambling losses. : SHIRT
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Small change in London. : PENCE
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Late friend of Picasso. : STEIN
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Cockney's dwelling. : OME
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Almost perfect bridge hand. : SMALLSLAM
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Furtive one. : SNEAKER
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He was stabbed in his bath. : MARAT
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N. Y. C. transportation. : IRT
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Elected: Fr. : ELU
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O. W. Holmes's Elsie. : VENNER
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Loathe. : DETEST
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Eighty kings, for example. : MELD
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Inventor Howe. : ELIAS
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Tropical trees. : SANDALWOODS
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Where Chipping Norton is. : OXFORDSHIRE
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Shaped metal piece. : IBAR
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Chicago street. : STATE
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Handy item in suburban garages. : BICYCLEPUMP
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Part of a colleen's charm. : IRISHBROGUE
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Seed coating. : TESTA
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Checks copy. : EDITS
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Narrow-minded. : INSULAR
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Buddy. : PAL
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College course. : ARTS
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Flower part. : SEPAL
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Aberdeen's river. : DEE
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Pesky little things. : GNATS
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Detective: Slang. : GUMSHOE
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Exclamation. : AHA
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Indians. : ERIES
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___ Vecchio. : PONTE
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Former parts of 36 Down. : ELS
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Flower: Ital. : FIORE
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Hero of "Green Mansions." : ABEL
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Perform the functions of. : ACTAS
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Edible prairie plant. : BREADROOT
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Venerable. : OLD
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Barristers' robes. : SILKS
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Certain wheats. : SPELTS
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Aim high. : ASPIRE
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Networks: Abbr. : SYSTS
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Inventor Whitney. : ELI
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Catalysts. : ENZYMES
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Except. : SAVE
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Roll up. : FURL
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Laughs: Fr. : RIRES
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Resistance specialty. : SABOTAGE
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Bread spread. : MOLASSES
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Dawn. : EOS
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East: Ger. : OST
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Samuel Barber opera. : VANESSA
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Here begins: Lat. : INCIPIT
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Scots musicians. : PIPERS
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Smoothed out. : EVENED
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First two words of a Christmas carol. : AWAYIN
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Philippine island. : SAMAR
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Draw out. : EDUCE
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Angered: Dial. : RILED
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Actress Frances. : STARR
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Building wing. : ELL
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Scented. : OLENT
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Piazza San ___, Venice. : MARCO
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Letters. : ESSES
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Innisfail. : EIRE
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Slight lead. : EDGE
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Eject, old style. : SPUE
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Seating designation. : ROW
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Cut off. : LOP
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"Brains" rating. : IQS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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