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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 Down
1. 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
23. Acidity. : ACOR
24. Man's nickname. : CHET
25. 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
79. 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
92. Forms a tight unit. : COHERES
94. Termini for short-range aircraft. : HELIPORTS
97. Rebellion of 1857–58. : SEPOY
98. Thin fabrics. : TOILES
99. Caresser. : FONDLER
100. Swimmers' precautions. : EARPLUGS
102. Town near Venice. : ADRIA
103. Scene of crisis in 1950's. : SUEZ
104. Hall of Fame umpire. : KLEM
106. Clock dial number. : VII
107. Egyptian goddess. : MUT
108. Compass point. : SSE
109. Hard come by. : DEAR
111. Famed football coach. : YOST
113. Fruit past the prime. : OVERRIPES
116. What everybody has. : PROBLEMS
118. Spanish room. : SALA
120. Poetic time of day. : EEN
121. Gravely, in music. : SERIOSO
124. Old hands. : VETS
126. Declines. : WANES
128. Happen. : COME
132. Fat: Comb. form. : ADIPO
133. English river. : TEES
135. Thistlelike plant. : TEASEL
137. Lapham or Marner. : SILAS
138. Pop tune of the 1950's : MULETRAIN
140. Handsome wildflowers. : LADYSSLIPPERS
142. Maple genus. : ACER
143. Bogeyman. : OGRE
144. Wild parties. : ORGIES
145. Producer of "Pyramus and Thisbe." : QUINCE
146. Claret and Burgundy. : REDS
147. Fast grower. : WEED
148. Favorite name for Spanish newspapers. : PRENSA
149. Squabbles. : SETTOS
1. Author of "Mantrap." : LEWIS
2. Dancer-actress Sono ___. : OSATO
3. Syrian tribe. : APTAL
4. Seek the views of others. : FEELOUT
5. Makes mistakes. : ERRS
6. Ad ___ (to the point at issue): Lat. : REM
7. Austere. : ASCETIC
8. Describing a maneuver. : TACTICAL
9. Pascal. : BLAISE
10. Facility. : EASE
11. Unpleasant look. : SMIRK
12. ___ foil. : TIN
13. Jumbled. : HASHED
14. One of the space projects. : ECHO
15. The end of the line in Westerns. : BOOTHILL
16. Before. : ERE
17. Yearners. : ACHERS
18. Symbol of gambling losses. : SHIRT
19. Small change in London. : PENCE
20. Late friend of Picasso. : STEIN
26. Cockney's dwelling. : OME
28. Almost perfect bridge hand. : SMALLSLAM
31. Furtive one. : SNEAKER
34. He was stabbed in his bath. : MARAT
36. N. Y. C. transportation. : IRT
38. Elected: Fr. : ELU
40. O. W. Holmes's Elsie. : VENNER
42. Loathe. : DETEST
44. Eighty kings, for example. : MELD
45. Inventor Howe. : ELIAS
46. Tropical trees. : SANDALWOODS
47. Where Chipping Norton is. : OXFORDSHIRE
48. Shaped metal piece. : IBAR
50. Chicago street. : STATE
52. Handy item in suburban garages. : BICYCLEPUMP
53. Part of a colleen's charm. : IRISHBROGUE
54. Seed coating. : TESTA
58. Checks copy. : EDITS
60. Narrow-minded. : INSULAR
62. Buddy. : PAL
64. College course. : ARTS
65. Flower part. : SEPAL
67. Aberdeen's river. : DEE
68. Pesky little things. : GNATS
71. Detective: Slang. : GUMSHOE
72. Exclamation. : AHA
74. Indians. : ERIES
77. ___ Vecchio. : PONTE
81. Former parts of 36 Down. : ELS
82. Flower: Ital. : FIORE
83. Hero of "Green Mansions." : ABEL
84. Perform the functions of. : ACTAS
85. Edible prairie plant. : BREADROOT
86. Venerable. : OLD
87. Barristers' robes. : SILKS
88. Certain wheats. : SPELTS
90. Aim high. : ASPIRE
91. Networks: Abbr. : SYSTS
93. Inventor Whitney. : ELI
95. Catalysts. : ENZYMES
96. Except. : SAVE
99. Roll up. : FURL
101. Laughs: Fr. : RIRES
103. Resistance specialty. : SABOTAGE
105. Bread spread. : MOLASSES
110. Dawn. : EOS
112. East: Ger. : OST
114. Samuel Barber opera. : VANESSA
115. Here begins: Lat. : INCIPIT
116. Scots musicians. : PIPERS
117. Smoothed out. : EVENED
119. First two words of a Christmas carol. : AWAYIN
121. Philippine island. : SAMAR
122. Draw out. : EDUCE
123. Angered: Dial. : RILED
125. Actress Frances. : STARR
127. Building wing. : ELL
129. Scented. : OLENT
130. Piazza San ___, Venice. : MARCO
131. Letters. : ESSES
134. Innisfail. : EIRE
136. Slight lead. : EDGE
137. Eject, old style. : SPUE
139. Seating designation. : ROW
140. Cut off. : LOP
141. "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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