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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Friday, November 13, 1953

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 Down
1. He's bad luck for criminals in "Dragnet." : FRIDAY
7. What a triskaidekaphobe fears. : THIRTEEN
15. Wish bad luck to. : REVILE
16. Free guests at TV shows. : AUDIENCE
17. Microscopic animal. : AMOEBA
18. Los Angeles suburb. : GLENDALE
19. Crushed silver core. : TORTA
20. Whimper. : PULE
21. No gentleman. : CAD
22. Accented syllable. : STRESS
24. Dilapidated: Slang. : RATTY
26. Deplorable. : SAD
29. Inexperienced. : RAW
30. Treasure hunt requirement. : MAP
31. Fatty. : ADIPOSE
33. Oscillate, as the beam of a scale. : LIBRATE
37. Tennis star of the 1920's. : LACOSTE
38. Judge in a dispute. : ARBITER
39. Goldilocks' forte. : TRESSES
40. Oil prospector. : DRILLER
41. Indian weight. : SER
42. Girl's nickname. : DOT
43. German river. : EMS
44. Preserves. : SAVES
47. Take out of the water. : EMERSE
50. Oriental name. : ALI
51. Aspersion. : SLUR
52. Palm leaf: Poetic. : FROND
56. Pathcrosser of ill omen. : BLACKCAT
59. Bringer of bad luck. : HOODOO
60. Information on newspaper advertising card. : LINERATE
61. Product of seaweed. : IODINE
62. Held in affection. : ENDEARED
63. Office worker: Slang. : STENOG
1. College organization. : FRAT
2. San ___, on the Italian Riviera. : REMO
3. English first name. : IVOR
4. Hollywood specialties. : DIETS
5. Birds of ill omen. : ALBATROSSES
6. Vote of agreement. : YEA
7. River through Spain and Portugal. : TAGUS
8. Pea pods. : HULLS
9. ___ fixe (obsession): Fr. : IDEE
10. Part of a canine star's name. : RIN
11. Mr. Williams. : TED
12. Play out. : ENACT
13. Renown. : ECLAT
14. Not having enough. : NEEDY
20. Flycatchers. : PEWEES
23. Parallel lines on a TV screen. : RASTER
24. Antidote for bad luck. : RABBITSFOOT
25. It had Friday 13th in 1951. : APRIL
26. Bad luck when spilled. : SALT
27. Hebrew month. : ADAR
28. In which "snake-eyes" is bad luck. : DICE
30. Bad luck when broken. : MIRROR
32. Bad news for rustlers. : POSSE
33. Bad luck when subambulated. : LADDER
34. Salt tree. : ATLE
35. Rain cats and dogs. : TEEM
36. Bobbles. : ERRS
44. Cape at southern tip of Florida. : SABLE
45. Dog-tired. : ALLIN
46. Food. : VIAND
47. Make joyful. : ELATE
48. Hushed. : MUTED
49. Disintegrate. : ERODE
51. Steep rocky place. : SCAR
53. Valhalla host. : ODIN
54. Musical advice to Nanette. : NONO
55. One-time tennis champion. : DOEG
57. Letter. : CEE
58. Long-tailed ape. : KRA
59. 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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