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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

New York Times, Sunday, October 25, 1953

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 697 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, 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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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,589
Across
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"___ 17." : STALAG
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He immortalized Brandenburg. : BACH
11
Famous C. I. C. of 1918. : FOCH
15
Scene of famed Commando raids. : DIEPPE
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He wrote "Animal Farm." : ORWELL
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Wings. : ALAE
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Japanese box. : INRO
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Where Mark Twain is buried. : ELMIRA
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British film actress. : NEAGLE
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Youth of Greek myth. : NARCISSUS
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U. S. tennis star. : SEIXAS
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French month: Abbr. : AVR
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Landmark on the Thames embankment. : YARD
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Tom Sawyer's pal. : HUCK
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Shantung. : SILK
35
Nickname for a cat. : TIGE
36
Spreads out. : TEDS
38
City in Mau-Mau country. : NAIROBI
40
Expel. : BANISH
42
A continent: Abbr. : EUR
43
Its capital, Shillong. : ASSAM
45
___ Flow. : SCAPA
46
Dickens hero. : RUDGE
47
Sahara stop-overs. : OASES
49
Lighthouses. : BEACONS
51
Dreadful. : DIRE
52
Succumbed. : FELL
54
Came in short of runway. : UNDERSHOT
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Farm region of Sudan. : GEZIRA
59
A fine wool. : ALPACA
63
New Yorker cartoonist. : REA
64
Voucher. : CHIT
65
Bezoar goat. : PASAN
66
Former name of Regensburg. : RATISBON
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Judy Holliday's famous role. : BILLIE
70
Tearing. : ARIP
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Riesling, Zinfandel, etc. : WINES
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Negative prefix. : NON
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Assassins. : SLAYERS
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The Hawk from Camaguey. : KIDGAVILAN
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Entertain. : FETE
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Incumbents. : INS
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History's greatest ruse. : WOODENHORSE
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Jockey Gordon Richards. : SIR
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Ceramist's must. : KILN
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"If you ask my opinion . . . " : PERSONALLY
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French miracle town. : LOURDES
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Actress Miranda. : ISA
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Flagstones. : SLABS
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Cancel a correction. : STET
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Allergic reaction. : SNEEZE
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Form into layers. : LAMINATE
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Franklin ___. : STOVE
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Kibya native. : ARAB
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Constellation. : ARA
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Author of "Sierra Madre." : TRAVEN
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Italian weights. : DENARI
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Easily stirred. : EMOTIONAL
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Grown-up acorns. : OAKS
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Witticisms. : MOTS
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R. I. Senator. : PASTORE
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Four-star General. : CLARK
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West Pointer. : PLEBE
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Caravel of 1492. : PINTA
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Elongated basketball star. : DUKES
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Biblical name. : HAM
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Relatives of pipkins. : STEINS
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Thuribles. : CENSERS
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Office fixture. : FILE
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Literary collections. : ANAS
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Deeply impressed. : AWED
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Jumble. : HASH
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Hindu peasant. : RYOT
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Man's nickname. : NAT
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Acts with affected nicety. : MINCES
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Secured: Ref. sp. : GARANTEED
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"May it do (you) good." : PROSIT
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Scholar. : PEDANT
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School founded in 1440. : ETON
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Pompeii's covering. : LAVA
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Girl's name. : HELENE
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Describing bebop talk. : SLANGY
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Search for. : SEEK
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Red-cased cheese. : EDAM
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Laster. : STAYER
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Beethoven's "Spring." : SONATA
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City in Moselle wine region. : TREVES
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Oscars, Edgars, MVPs. : AWARDS
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First game of rubber. : LEG
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Helper. : ALLY
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Gather. : GLEAN
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Large rat of India. : BANDICOOT
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Gov. Persons' state: Abbr. : ALA
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Waitresses at drive-ins. : CARHOPS
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Wife of Priam. : HECUBA
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Nashville university. : FISK
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Offs and ___. : ONS
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Tancred was one. : CRUSADER
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Watering. : HOSING
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Governor Winthrop ___. : DESKS
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___ de la Cité. : ILE
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Give off. : EMIT
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Sprites. : PIXIES
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Iron Curtain capital. : PRAGUE
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Facilitators. : EASERS
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"___ on parle Français." : ICI
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Husky Yankee right-hander. : RASCHI
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Gladly. : LIEF
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Know: Span. : SABE
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Foolish talk. : RANT
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Engraver's tool. : BURIN
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Section of Queens, N. Y. C. : HOLLIS
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Blessings. : MERCIES
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Mohammed ___ of Teheran. : RIZAPAHLEVI
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Where Furka Pass is. : ALPS
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Jacob's son. : ASHER
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Namers. : DESIGNATORS
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Used up. : EATEN
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City: Latin. : URBS
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Man' name. : NEIL
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Important figure in Lhasa. : DALAILAMA
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New Jersey. : GARDENSTATE
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Seed coats. : ARILS
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Cartoonist who satirizes human frailties. : ABNERDEAN
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Stupid bird. : COOT
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Audrey Hepburn's role. : ANNE
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Child: Comb. form. : PAIDO
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Biblical name. : ANAEL
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Massachusetts city. : LYNN
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Not husky, but strong. : WIRY
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One of Churchill's specifications. : SWEAT
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Indian measure: Var. : KOSS
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___ face (change of front): Fr. : VOLTE
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Hurl: Colloq. : FIRE
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Rounded. : ORBED
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Bright-colored oscine. : SUNBIRD
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Mark of a clansman. : KILT
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Munich's river. : ISAR
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Part of a platform. : PLANK
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Dancer Sono ___. : OSATO
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Sec'y Benson. : EZRA
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Lord Privy ___. : SEAL
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Unannounced previews. : SNEAKS
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___ Novello. : IVOR
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They look down their noses. : SNOBS
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Schiphol is its airport. : AMSTERDAM
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Traffic circle. : ROTARY
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Edit. : EMENDATE
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Brings forth, as lambs. : EANS
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Egg, French style. : OEUF
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Spill out. : SPEW
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Ninny. : PINHEAD
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Fields: Fr. : CHAMPS
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France's premier. : LANIEL
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Role in "Private Lives." : AMANDA
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Vassals. : LIEGES
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Chemist's tool. : PESTLE
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Eminent professor at Indiana U. : KINSEY
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Sir Galahad's mother. : ELAINE
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Hunting dog. : SETTER
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Flavorful. : TASTY
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Half a dance. : CAN
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Last year's freshmen. : SOPHS
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What electronic "eyes" do in TV sets. : SCAN
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Man's nickname. : HANK
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Waste allowance. : TRET
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Albion: Abbr. : ENG
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"The Preach." : ROE
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Little ___. : EVA
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Suffix used in trade names. : OLA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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