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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

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New York Times, Sunday, November 11, 1951

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 661 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 162, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 40
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 875
Across
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Big blow in the Midi. : MISTRAL
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First word of Disney title. : SALUDOS
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Sam Rayburn. : SPEAKER
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H. M. Pulham. : ESQUIRE
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Super-superlative. : ELATIVE
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Having holes: Rare. : PERTUSE
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Great, dwarfish poster painter. : TOULOUSELAUTREC
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Places an ad. : INSERTS
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Wings. : ALAE
29
Gridiron missile. : BALL
30
Throw back. : RETROJECT
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Retainer. : FEE
33
Spoil. : MAR
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The Forsyte story. : SAGA
35
Navy flare gun. : VERY
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Corruption of ale. : NALE
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Mascot of Earl Blaik's team. : MULE
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Forever: Poet. : ETERN
40
Marx's associate. : ENGELS
42
Contributes. : ADDS
43
Place to play football. : FIELD
44
Send back to Congress. : RESEAT
46
Delved. : DUG
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Word in Wolfe title. : TIME
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Bishops' hats. : MITRES
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The Turkish pound. : LIRA
51
Eye accenter. : MASCARA
54
Garments. : PANTS
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Photogenic Washington mountain. : STHELENS
59
Characteristic of LaGuardia, Napoleon, etc. : SHORTNESS
61
Proofreader's word. : STET
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Independent party: Abbr. : PROG
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Chemistry sets. : KITS
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Genus of carrots. : AMMI
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Chief element in some diets. : RICE
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A continent: Abbr. : EUR
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Bodies: Hinduism. : RUPAS
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Lover's ___. : LEAP
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Ethel Waters role in DuBose Heyward play. : MAMBA
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Juliana's House. : ORANGE
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Violins. : AMATIS
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Shumlin, Abbott, Gordon, etc. : PRODUCERS
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He just missed being President in 1876. : TILDEN
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Lead ore. : GALENA
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Javanese miles. : PALEN
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Half. : SEMI
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Refreshment counter. : STAND
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One: Italian. : UNO
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College club. : GLEE
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Leave out. : OMIT
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Spoke of a wheel. : RUNG
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Friend: Fr. : AMIE
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Early English slave. : ESNE
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Republic since 1949. : INDONESIA
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Got out fast: Slang. : SCRAMMED
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Organ. : GLAND
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Duck. : PINTAIL
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Man. : HOMO
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A certain period of years. : DECADE
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Boiler patch. : SPUT
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Mr . Perelman. : SID
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Season in Shakespeare title. : WINTER
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Egg-shaped. : OVATE
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Enemies. : FOES
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Zoo headliners. : PANDAS
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Mouth: Comb. form. : STOME
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Cut. : GASH
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Stewart or Bruce or Campbell. : CLAN
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Galloped. : RODE
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Whodunit characters. : COPS
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Nothing. : NIL
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Officer of U. S. N.: Abbr. : ENS
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"Over the Hill to the ___." : POORHOUSE
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London cleaning woman. : CHAR
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Taj Mahal site. : AGRA
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Hurried: Mus. : AGITATO
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"Papa" of the literary scene. : ERNESTHEMINGWAY
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Put a new time on. : REDATED
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Sluggishness. : INERTIA
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Rival. : EMULATE
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Reynard's forte. : SLYNESS
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Sirs. : MESSERS
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Jabbed with a fork. : SPEARED
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Type of chemical compound. : METAMER
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Put in solitary. : ISOLATE
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Un-hep people: Slang. : SQUARES
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Bulrush. : TULE
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Dutra's capital. : RIO
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Oil island in Caribbean. : ARUBA
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He wrote Gil Blas, 1715–35. : LESAGE
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Wall St.'s bears do. : SELL
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Gov. Persons' state: Abbr. : ALA
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Emblem of distinction. : LAUREL
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Says. : UTTERS
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Squalid. : DIRTY
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Six balls in cricket. : OVER
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Play by S. N. Behrman (with "The"). : SECONDMAN
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Pitchman's forte. : SPIELS
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Twelve to a shilling. : PENCE
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Formerly: Poet. : ERST
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Dined. : ATE
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Berlin's Broadway. : KURFUERSTENDAMM
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Actress Winwood. : ESTELLE
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Sows the lawn again. : RESEEDS
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1,500-lb. antelope. : ELAND
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Chinese stone. : JADE
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Escargot. : SNAIL
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Las ___. : VEGAS
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Diamond equipment. : MITTS
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Banish. : RELEGATE
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Bubble mark. : GUM
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Plane schedules. : AIRTIMES
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Subsidiary plane on an aircraft. : FIN
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Veldt hike. : TREK
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Road surface. : TARMAC
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The ram to Fordham. : MASCOT
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Indigo. : ANIL
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Urial. : SHA
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Persona not very grata in U. S. : COMMUNIST
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Greek letter. : PSI
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Economist, former Brian Truster. : SPRAGUE
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Residents of Pennsylvania Ave. : TRUMANS
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1910 novel by Clarence E. Mulford. : HOPALONGCASSIDY
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Moved. : STEPPED
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Desiderius ___. : ERASMUS
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Hat style popular in the 30's. : EUGENIE
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Took a direction. : TRENDED
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Yankee Dr. Brown's bride. : SARA
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Goddess of discord. : ERIS
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What members of 90 Across do. : SING
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He said, "To thine own self be true." : POLONIUS
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___ Fox. : BRER
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Wolfe's version of Asheville, N. C. : ALTAMONT
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Salty. : SALINE
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Make insane. : DEMENT
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Move slowly. : INCH
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Pass receiver. : END
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___ Juana. : TIA
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Wax. : GROW
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Israeli statesman. : ELATH
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English writer of thrillers. : OPPENHEIM
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Where Laon is. : AISNE
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In error. : AMISS
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He wrote "The Fair Co-ed." : ADE
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Top. : LID
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Turned down corners of pages. : DOGEARS
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Good news. : EVANGEL
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Fly high. : SOAR
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Noted hat designer. : DACHE
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Feud in Chinatown. : TONGWAR
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High office in Near East. : EMIRATE
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Brought in stages. : RELAYED
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Mississippi basin hazards. : FLOODS
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Tough questions. : POSERS
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First word of Christmas hymn. : ADESTE
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One of the Forsytes. : SOAMES
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Sheep enclosures. : COTES
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Teutonic characters. : RUNES
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Dress up. : PRIMP
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Cocktail hors d'oeuvre. : PATE
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Alençon is its capital. : ORNE
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Mr. Addams. : CHAS
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Sacred Hebrew acrostic. : AGLA
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Souvenir of summer. : TAN
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Shooting: Fr. : TIR
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Cloud: Fr. : NUE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 31 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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