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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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Students & seniors
Across
1. Emulate Florence Chadwick. : SWIM
5. Fisherman's landing hook. : GAFF
9. Succotash ingredient. : LIMAS
14. Peiping Premier. : CHOUENLAI
16. School, in Quebec. : ECOLE
17. Parade ground of 20 Across. : REDSQUARE
18. Hebrew month. : NISAN
19. Biblical name. : IRI
20. Hammer and sickle. : USSR
21. 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
Down
1. 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
21. 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
40. Scores in football. : TDS
42. Stuff and nonsense! : ROT
45. Italian movie star. : MANGANO
49. Pie plate. : TIN
50. Nymph. : OREAD
52. Starfire or Skyraider. : PLANE
55. Play sequence. : SCENE
56. Opera based on Sardou play. : TOSCA
57. Clear sky. : ETHER
58. Compartment. : CELL
59. Legal hearing. : OYER
61. Trajectories. : ARCS
62. Courage. : GRIT
65. Wire measure. : MIL
66. 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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