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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

PHRASEMAKING

New York Times, Sunday, October 17, 1954

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.47, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 698 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,937
Across
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Challenges. : DARES
6
Throughout: Mus. : SEMPRE
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Second-hand. : USED
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Hardy's Michael Henchard. : MAYOR
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Back in the boat. : ABAFT
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Helpmann role. : OBERON
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Copernicus was one. : POLE
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Sheer discomfort. : AGONY
25
Credo of today's homeowner. : DOITYOURSELF
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Taxation without tears. : PAYASYOUGO
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From: German. : AUS
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Kind of compass. : GYRO
31
Roof worker. : SLATER
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Crossword clue: Abbr. : DEF
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High tone. : ALT
35
Smokes. : STOGIES
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Governor of New Jersey. : MEYNER
38
Where some TV shows originate. : THEATRES
40
Close to home. : NEAR
41
Signify. : DENOTE
42
Garment. : CHEMISE
43
Swiss spa. : BADEN
45
Commander in Chief: Abbr. : CINCUS
46
Civilized early American. : MAYA
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Notched bar used with pawl. : RATCH
50
Father Day on TV. : AMES
51
Derby winner in 1949. : PONDER
52
Spotted animals. : GENETS
54
79-year-old President. : RHEE
55
Net-cord serve. : LET
56
Domain of 76 Across. : SONGS
57
Praying figure. : ORANT
59
___ semper tyrannis. : SIC
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Vocalized pauses. : ERS
62
Peace. : SERENITY
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What Bannister was at Vancouver. : SWIFTER
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Coins in Ecuador. : SUCRES
68
Sandy. : ARENOSE
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Little girl's wardrobe. : PINAFORES
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The ones at hand. : THESE
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Pedicure target. : TOENAIL
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Clean up a work of art. : RESTORE
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Tin Pan Alley group. : ASCAP
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Orated. : DECLAIMED
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Disconcerted. : ABASHED
87
Rowboat equipment. : THOLES
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Sounded shrilly, as a bagpipe. : SKIRLED
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Part of France. : BRITTANY
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Dickens boy. : TIM
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Sarouk or Kirman. : RUG
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American plan items. : MEALS
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Actress Davis. : BETTE
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Utah's Governor. : LEE
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Enraged. : IRED
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Name on a dollar. : PRIEST
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Handbag leathers. : SUEDES
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Remote. : AFAR
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It's used by salad makers. : CRUET
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Border on. : ABUT
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TV thriller. : DANGER
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Grade or quality. : CLASS
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Vegetable. : PARSNIP
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Popular pastime. : JIGSAW
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Compared to. : THAN
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Commends. : APPLAUDS
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Tip. : CAREEN
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Laid in a big supply. : HOARDED
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Earth goddess: Var. : GEA
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___ tree (cornered). : UPA
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Unornamented. : SEVERE
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Cordial. : WARM
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Part of a bray. : HEE
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Family-style garment. : HANDMEDOWN
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Impromptu invitation. : COMEASYOUARE
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City in Tennessee. : ALCOA
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Mild expletive. : DRAT
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From first ___. : TOLAST
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Town on Long Island. : ISLIP
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Prognosticators. : SEERS
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Hankerings. : YENS
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Variant of a common name. : SMYTHE
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Vaults. : SAFES
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Remarks of 9-month-olds. : DADAS
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Engaged in. : ABOUT
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Justification for existence. : RAISONDETRE
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Triton. : EFT
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Dark. : STYGIAN
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Makes unhappy. : SOURS
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Sargossa's river. : EBRO
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My: French. : MES
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Dignity. : PRESENCE
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Home-made smoke. : ROLLYOUROWN
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Second word of "Marseillaise." : ENFANTS
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Farther inland. : UPPER
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Fly. : SOAR
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English isle. : ELY
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Close finishes. : DEADHEATS
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Fashionable London. : MAYFAIR
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Long ___. : AGO
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TV show based on history. : YOUARETHERE
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Fingernail: Fr. : ONGLE
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Hindu peasants. : RYOTS
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Court cry. : OYER
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Have the air of. : SEEM
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Driver's place. : TEE
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Suits: Colloq. : GEES
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Puts in shape again. : MENDS
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Minnesota Senator. : THYE
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Former tenant of Kremlin. : TSAR
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Not fresh. : DINGY
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Loped. : CANTERED
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Wood. : BALSA
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Eastern VIP. : AMEER
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Argue. : CONTEND
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Coached: Slang. : MENTORED
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Harvest symbol. : CERES
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German state. : HESSE
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Carriage. : POISE
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Fishing aid. : GAFF
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Family member. : SIS
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Paul Pry. : SNOOPER
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Inlet. : RIA
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Marked down. : CUTRATE
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Inner: Anat. : ENTAL
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Most absurd. : SILLIEST
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Home: Abbr. : RES
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Coffer. : CHEST
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Tonic. : PICKMEUP
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Race official. : STARTER
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Roman copper. : AES
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Newspaper items. : OBITS
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Upper story. : ATTIC
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One way to cook eggs. : SHIRR
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Just deserts. : COMEUPPANCE
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Smell ___ (suspect a plot). : ARAT
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Where Aurora is: Abbr. : ILL
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Communications center. : MESSAGEROOM
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Ale and porter. : HALFANDHALF
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Man's name. : ENEAS
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Cleaners' colleagues. : DYERS
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Eat a meal. : SUP
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Dampen. : BEDEW
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Family member. : GRANDADDY
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Originated. : BEGAN
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Pine board. : DEAL
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Wading bird. : IBIS
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Not becoming. : UNSEEMLY
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Winged. : ALAR
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Emotional shocks. : TRAUMAS
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Commands. : DIRECTS
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Antelope. : CHAMOIS
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Movie extra. : SUPE
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Malaysian: Abbr. : JAV
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Conservative. : TORY
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Eastern chiefs. : AGHAS
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Painter of Washington. : PEALE
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Small change. : CENTS
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Urgency. : HASTE
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Inspiring fear. : EERIE
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Ocean areas. : DEEPS
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Bird. : SWAN
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Thin layer of paint. : WASH
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June bug. : DOR
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Galena. : ORE
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Use up. : EAT
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Our army: Abbr. : USA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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