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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Friday, October 2, 1953

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,566
Across
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Emulate Florence Chadwick. : SWIM
5
Fisherman's landing hook. : GAFF
9
Succotash ingredient. : LIMAS
14
Peiping Premier. : CHOUENLAI
16
School, in Quebec. : ECOLE
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Parade ground of 20 Across. : REDSQUARE
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Hebrew month. : NISAN
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Biblical name. : IRI
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Hammer and sickle. : USSR
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Abstains. : DOESNT
22
Gov. Fine's state: Abbr. : PENNA
24
Greek letter. : ETA
26
Utter forcibly (with "out"). : RAP
27
Former beau. : OLDFLAME
31
Head of the family. : DAD
33
Outline. : LIMN
36
Rah! Rah! Rah! : YELL
37
Devotion. : PIETY
39
Legislated. : ENACTED
41
Cause to happen. : BRINGON
43
Sharpened. : EDGED
44
1847 novel by Melville. : OMOO
46
Without: German. : OHNE
47
Decisions in boxing matches. : KOS
48
Stevenson's successor in Springfield. : STRATTON
51
Forty winks. : NAP
53
Actor Hunter. : IAN
54
Remainder: Fr. : RESTE
58
Colombo is its capital. : CEYLON
60
A green plum was named for him. : GAGE
63
Spare bed. : COT
64
Short prose piece. : ESSAY
65
Scene of recent upheaval in Morocco. : MARRAKESH
67
Climbing plant. : LIANE
68
Range of occurrence. : INCIDENCE
69
Stratum. : LAYER
70
Bewildered. : LOST
71
Four seasons. : YEAR
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Stock certificate. : SCRIP
2
Which place. : WHERE
3
Medicine-cabinet item. : IODIN
4
Greek letters. : MUS
5
Good "news" to African hunters. : GNUS
6
Old-time exclamation. : ALAS
7
One-time golf great. : FARRELL
8
Another old-time exclamation. : FIE
9
Curtain fabric. : LENO
10
Colder. : ICIER
11
Gen. Zahedi has succeeded him. : MOSSADEGH
12
Crusading South African novelist. : ALANPATON
13
Forwarded. : SENT
15
Anyone in a democracy. : EQUAL
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Any of the TVA chain. : DAM
23
The moment. : NONCE
25
He built the USS Constitution. : TALBOT
28
Aniline, for example. : DYE
29
Hat named for a Sardou play. : FEDORA
30
Upon: Prefix. : EPI
32
Unit of force. : DYNE
33
Onion's relative. : LEEK
34
Its new Prime Minister is Sastroamidjojo. : INDONESIA
35
Huk-hunting Presidential candidate. : MAGSAYSAY
38
Hole ___. : INONE
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Scores in football. : TDS
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Stuff and nonsense! : ROT
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Italian movie star. : MANGANO
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Pie plate. : TIN
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Nymph. : OREAD
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Starfire or Skyraider. : PLANE
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Play sequence. : SCENE
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Opera based on Sardou play. : TOSCA
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Clear sky. : ETHER
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Compartment. : CELL
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Legal hearing. : OYER
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Trajectories. : ARCS
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Courage. : GRIT
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Wire measure. : MIL
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Anthem author. : KEY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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