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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

ALPHABET SOUP

New York Times, Sunday, November 21, 1948

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.75, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 636 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 162, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 55
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 354
Across
1. Idem. : SAME
5. Make of camera. : AGFA
9. Supports for railroad tracks. : CHAIRS
15. Mr. Fetchit. : STEPIN
21. Soviet high council. : PRESIDIUM
23. Member of Supreme Court for 34 years. : HARLAN
24. Poison, used in medicine. : CURARE
25. Rare. : UNDERDONE
26. Doilies. : ANTIMACASSARS
28. Fifth French month. : MAI
29. * * *. : ASTERISKS
31. Chastise. : SPANK
32. Mind the baby. : SIT
33. Salt lake in Volga region. : ELTON
35. Planetary aspects. : TRINES
36. Contemporary of Swift and Addison. : POPE
37. Rotisserie device. : SPIT
39. Vehicle in "Ethan Frome." : SLED
40. Compels. : COACTS
41. Islands south of Tokyo. : BONINS
43. All right. : OKAY
45. Opposite of van. : REAR
47. New Guinea port. : LAE
48. Feminine name. : ELISE
49. Salt of osmic acid. : OSMITE
51. Nadia von Meck's rank. : BARONESS
54. Fortification. : REDAN
56. Relay man. : RELIEVER
58. Originate. : EMANATE
59. Mel Patton specialties. : SPRINTS
61. Repetition of a musical theme. : REPRISE
62. Swamp. : FEN
63. Pigeonhole. : SIDETRACK
65. Brazilian UN-er. : ARANHA
67. Dill. : ANET
69. Walk to the ___ exit. : NEAREST
70. Grain. Fr. : BLE
71. Part of the body. : TONSIL
75. Munchausens. : LIARS
77. Angry. : IRATE
78. Velasquez painted a hunt for them. : BOARS
80. Kinswoman. : NIECE
81. Woolly. : LANATE
83. ___ Bela, Baluchistan. : LUS
84. Misanthropes. : HERMITS
86. ___ et Amiles, French legend. : AMIS
87. Moscow mission man. : DAVIES
89. Shrove Tuesday. : MARDIGRAS
91. Copper money. : AES
92. Reached upward. : ASPIRED
95. Social gatherings. : SOIREES
97. Deadlock. : IMPASSE
99. Made to appear guiltless. : WHITENED
101. Close by: Poet. : ANEAR
102. Incumbent in England. : LABORITE
103. Annotator: Obs. : NOTIST
104. Where the Derby is run. : EPSOM
106. Law: Fr. : LOI
108. Holy Roman Emperor. : OTTO
109. Japanese pottery center. : SETO
110. Walter Mitty's life. : SECRET
112. Washes lightly. : RINSES
114. Biblical country. : ELAM
117. Without. : SANS
119. Golf gadgets. : TEES
120. Stephen Vincent and William Rose. : BENETS
121. Seasoning bud. : CLOVE
122. Hollywood actor Philip ___. : AHN
123. Father of the Faithful. : ABRAM
125. Soft, delicate leaf. : ROSEPETAL
127. Slender fish. : GAR
128. Speaker of the Senate. : VICEPRESIDENT
131. Enlivening. : ANIMATING
133. Lack of red corpuscles. : ANEMIA
134. Ancient ascetic. : ESSENE
135. Talk about old times. : REMINISCE
136. Soaps again. : RESUDS
137. Embellished. : DECKED
138. English acting family. : TREE
139. Summers: Fr. : ETES
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1. Froths. : SPUMES
2. Southern liberal. : ARNALL
3. Cradle of Western civilization. : MEDITERRANEAN
4. Compass point. : ESE
5. Computes. : ADDS
6. Early Italian master. : GIOTTO
7. Interments. : FUNERALS
8. U. S. version of "God Save the King." : AMERICA
9. Expels. : CHASES
10. Lincoln's grandfather. : HANKS
11. College course. : ARTS
12. 800-mile river flowing into Lake Balkhash. : ILI
13. Salad garlics. : RAMSONS
14. Quicker on the draw. : SNAPPIER
15. Read. : SCAN
16. Teeth. : TUSKS
17. Vetch. : ERS
18. Finnish Premier. : PAASIKIVI
19. Nettles. : IRRITATES
20. Hot-bed. : NEST
22. Mohammed Riza Pahlevi's realm. : IRAN
27. City in Normandy. : CAEN
30. Explains. : INTERPRETS
34. Theatre. : ODEON
36. Indicate prey. : POINT
38. Russian zone province. : POMERANIA
40. Backward person. : CRETIN
41. Application form. : BLANK
42. Strait between Isle of Wight and Southampton. : SOLENT
44. Here: Dial. : YERE
46. Duck genus. : ANAS
48. Ordinance. : EDICT
50. Soda dispenser. : SIPHON
51. Occur. : BEFALL
52. Town in Duchess County, N. Y. : AMENIA
53. Biblical name. : SEDEI
55. Eliminate. : ERASE
57. Period. : ERA
59. Composer of "Don Juan." : STRAUSS
60. Greek naval victory over Persians, 480 B. C. : SALAMIS
64. Pre-war Minister to Bulgaria. : EARLE
66. Re-equip. : RERIG
68. Oral transmission of information from ancestors to posterity. : TRADITION
70. Marginal. : BORDERLINE
72. Student of semantics. : SEMASIOLOGIST
73. Most snobbish. : ICIEST
74. Renter. : LESSEE
76. Icy looks. : STARES
78. College in Kentucky. : BEREA
79. Streak. : STRIA
82. Seventh word of Declaration of independence. : EVENTS
84. Group of female fur seals. : HAREM
85. Minstrel end men. : SAMBOS
88. Food fish. : IDE
89. North Dakota city. : MINOT
90. Small quantity: Colloq. : SPOT
92. Beards of grain. : AWNS
93. Prize-winning Italian movie. : SHOESHINE
94. Meager allowances. : PITTANCES
96. Fertile places. : OASES
98. Russian labor unit. : ARTEL
100. Defunct. : DECEASED
102. Hooperating unit. : LISTENER
105. Proposition in a syllogism. : PREMISE
107. Recipe measure: Two words. : ONEPART
111. To be: French. : ETRE
112. Paused. : RESTED
113. Succès d'___. : ESTIME
115. Forward: Fr. : AVANCE
116. Fuses. : MERGES
118. Palatable. : SAPID
120. Nurse. : BONNE
121. Sept. : CLAN
122. North Caucasian language. : AVAR
124. Arm: French. : BRAS
125. Exude. : REEK
126. Female friend: Fr. : AMIE
129. Bird that lays green eggs. : EMU
130. U. S. bronze cross. : DSC
132. Dead heat. : TIE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 47 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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