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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Friday, November 13, 1953

30-Down : Bad luck when broken.

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, 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. 1,608
Across
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He's bad luck for criminals in "Dragnet." : FRIDAY
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What a triskaidekaphobe fears. : THIRTEEN
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Wish bad luck to. : REVILE
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Free guests at TV shows. : AUDIENCE
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Microscopic animal. : AMOEBA
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Los Angeles suburb. : GLENDALE
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Crushed silver core. : TORTA
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Whimper. : PULE
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No gentleman. : CAD
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Accented syllable. : STRESS
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Dilapidated: Slang. : RATTY
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Deplorable. : SAD
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Inexperienced. : RAW
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Treasure hunt requirement. : MAP
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Fatty. : ADIPOSE
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Oscillate, as the beam of a scale. : LIBRATE
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Tennis star of the 1920's. : LACOSTE
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Judge in a dispute. : ARBITER
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Goldilocks' forte. : TRESSES
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Oil prospector. : DRILLER
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Indian weight. : SER
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Girl's nickname. : DOT
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German river. : EMS
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Preserves. : SAVES
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Take out of the water. : EMERSE
50
Oriental name. : ALI
51
Aspersion. : SLUR
52
Palm leaf: Poetic. : FROND
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Pathcrosser of ill omen. : BLACKCAT
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Bringer of bad luck. : HOODOO
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Information on newspaper advertising card. : LINERATE
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Product of seaweed. : IODINE
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Held in affection. : ENDEARED
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Office worker: Slang. : STENOG
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College organization. : FRAT
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San ___, on the Italian Riviera. : REMO
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English first name. : IVOR
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Hollywood specialties. : DIETS
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Birds of ill omen. : ALBATROSSES
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Vote of agreement. : YEA
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River through Spain and Portugal. : TAGUS
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Pea pods. : HULLS
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___ fixe (obsession): Fr. : IDEE
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Part of a canine star's name. : RIN
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Mr. Williams. : TED
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Play out. : ENACT
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Renown. : ECLAT
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Not having enough. : NEEDY
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Flycatchers. : PEWEES
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Parallel lines on a TV screen. : RASTER
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Antidote for bad luck. : RABBITSFOOT
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It had Friday 13th in 1951. : APRIL
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Bad luck when spilled. : SALT
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Hebrew month. : ADAR
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In which "snake-eyes" is bad luck. : DICE
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Bad luck when broken. : MIRROR
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Bad news for rustlers. : POSSE
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Bad luck when subambulated. : LADDER
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Salt tree. : ATLE
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Rain cats and dogs. : TEEM
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Bobbles. : ERRS
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Cape at southern tip of Florida. : SABLE
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Dog-tired. : ALLIN
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Food. : VIAND
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Make joyful. : ELATE
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Hushed. : MUTED
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Disintegrate. : ERODE
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Steep rocky place. : SCAR
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Valhalla host. : ODIN
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Musical advice to Nanette. : NONO
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One-time tennis champion. : DOEG
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Letter. : CEE
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Long-tailed ape. : KRA
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Towel inscription. : HIS

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

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