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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
1. "___ 17." : STALAG
7. He immortalized Brandenburg. : BACH
11. Famous C. I. C. of 1918. : FOCH
15. Scene of famed Commando raids. : DIEPPE
21. He wrote "Animal Farm." : ORWELL
22. Wings. : ALAE
23. Japanese box. : INRO
24. Where Mark Twain is buried. : ELMIRA
25. British film actress. : NEAGLE
26. Youth of Greek myth. : NARCISSUS
28. U. S. tennis star. : SEIXAS
29. French month: Abbr. : AVR
30. Landmark on the Thames embankment. : YARD
32. Tom Sawyer's pal. : HUCK
33. 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
57. 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
68. Judy Holliday's famous role. : BILLIE
70. Tearing. : ARIP
71. Riesling, Zinfandel, etc. : WINES
72. Negative prefix. : NON
73. Assassins. : SLAYERS
75. The Hawk from Camaguey. : KIDGAVILAN
77. Entertain. : FETE
78. Incumbents. : INS
79. History's greatest ruse. : WOODENHORSE
81. Jockey Gordon Richards. : SIR
82. Ceramist's must. : KILN
84. "If you ask my opinion . . . " : PERSONALLY
85. French miracle town. : LOURDES
89. Actress Miranda. : ISA
90. Flagstones. : SLABS
91. Cancel a correction. : STET
92. Allergic reaction. : SNEEZE
93. Form into layers. : LAMINATE
95. Franklin ___. : STOVE
96. Kibya native. : ARAB
98. Constellation. : ARA
99. Author of "Sierra Madre." : TRAVEN
100. Italian weights. : DENARI
102. Easily stirred. : EMOTIONAL
104. Grown-up acorns. : OAKS
106. Witticisms. : MOTS
107. R. I. Senator. : PASTORE
108. Four-star General. : CLARK
111. West Pointer. : PLEBE
113. Caravel of 1492. : PINTA
114. Elongated basketball star. : DUKES
118. Biblical name. : HAM
119. Relatives of pipkins. : STEINS
121. Thuribles. : CENSERS
123. Office fixture. : FILE
124. Literary collections. : ANAS
126. Deeply impressed. : AWED
127. Jumble. : HASH
128. Hindu peasant. : RYOT
130. Man's nickname. : NAT
131. Acts with affected nicety. : MINCES
133. Secured: Ref. sp. : GARANTEED
136. "May it do (you) good." : PROSIT
138. Scholar. : PEDANT
139. School founded in 1440. : ETON
140. Pompeii's covering. : LAVA
141. Girl's name. : HELENE
142. Describing bebop talk. : SLANGY
143. Search for. : SEEK
144. Red-cased cheese. : EDAM
145. Laster. : STAYER
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1. Beethoven's "Spring." : SONATA
2. City in Moselle wine region. : TREVES
3. Oscars, Edgars, MVPs. : AWARDS
4. First game of rubber. : LEG
5. Helper. : ALLY
6. Gather. : GLEAN
7. Large rat of India. : BANDICOOT
8. Gov. Persons' state: Abbr. : ALA
9. Waitresses at drive-ins. : CARHOPS
10. Wife of Priam. : HECUBA
11. Nashville university. : FISK
12. Offs and ___. : ONS
13. Tancred was one. : CRUSADER
14. Watering. : HOSING
15. Governor Winthrop ___. : DESKS
16. ___ de la Cité. : ILE
17. Give off. : EMIT
18. Sprites. : PIXIES
19. Iron Curtain capital. : PRAGUE
20. Facilitators. : EASERS
27. "___ on parle Français." : ICI
31. Husky Yankee right-hander. : RASCHI
34. Gladly. : LIEF
37. Know: Span. : SABE
39. Foolish talk. : RANT
40. Engraver's tool. : BURIN
41. Section of Queens, N. Y. C. : HOLLIS
44. Blessings. : MERCIES
46. Mohammed ___ of Teheran. : RIZAPAHLEVI
48. Where Furka Pass is. : ALPS
50. Jacob's son. : ASHER
51. Namers. : DESIGNATORS
53. Used up. : EATEN
54. City: Latin. : URBS
55. Man' name. : NEIL
56. Important figure in Lhasa. : DALAILAMA
57. New Jersey. : GARDENSTATE
58. Seed coats. : ARILS
60. Cartoonist who satirizes human frailties. : ABNERDEAN
61. Stupid bird. : COOT
62. Audrey Hepburn's role. : ANNE
65. Child: Comb. form. : PAIDO
67. Biblical name. : ANAEL
69. Massachusetts city. : LYNN
71. Not husky, but strong. : WIRY
74. One of Churchill's specifications. : SWEAT
75. Indian measure: Var. : KOSS
76. ___ face (change of front): Fr. : VOLTE
77. Hurl: Colloq. : FIRE
80. Rounded. : ORBED
81. Bright-colored oscine. : SUNBIRD
82. Mark of a clansman. : KILT
83. Munich's river. : ISAR
84. Part of a platform. : PLANK
86. Dancer Sono ___. : OSATO
87. Sec'y Benson. : EZRA
88. Lord Privy ___. : SEAL
90. Unannounced previews. : SNEAKS
94. ___ Novello. : IVOR
95. They look down their noses. : SNOBS
96. Schiphol is its airport. : AMSTERDAM
97. Traffic circle. : ROTARY
101. Edit. : EMENDATE
102. Brings forth, as lambs. : EANS
103. Egg, French style. : OEUF
105. Spill out. : SPEW
107. Ninny. : PINHEAD
108. Fields: Fr. : CHAMPS
109. France's premier. : LANIEL
110. Role in "Private Lives." : AMANDA
112. Vassals. : LIEGES
113. Chemist's tool. : PESTLE
115. Eminent professor at Indiana U. : KINSEY
116. Sir Galahad's mother. : ELAINE
117. Hunting dog. : SETTER
120. Flavorful. : TASTY
121. Half a dance. : CAN
122. Last year's freshmen. : SOPHS
125. What electronic "eyes" do in TV sets. : SCAN
127. Man's nickname. : HANK
129. Waste allowance. : TRET
132. Albion: Abbr. : ENG
134. "The Preach." : ROE
135. Little ___. : EVA
137. 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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