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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
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Idem. : SAME
5
Make of camera. : AGFA
9
Supports for railroad tracks. : CHAIRS
15
Mr. Fetchit. : STEPIN
21
Soviet high council. : PRESIDIUM
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Member of Supreme Court for 34 years. : HARLAN
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Poison, used in medicine. : CURARE
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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
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Angry. : IRATE
78
Velasquez painted a hunt for them. : BOARS
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Kinswoman. : NIECE
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Woolly. : LANATE
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___ Bela, Baluchistan. : LUS
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Misanthropes. : HERMITS
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___ et Amiles, French legend. : AMIS
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Moscow mission man. : DAVIES
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Shrove Tuesday. : MARDIGRAS
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Copper money. : AES
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Reached upward. : ASPIRED
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Social gatherings. : SOIREES
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Deadlock. : IMPASSE
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Made to appear guiltless. : WHITENED
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Close by: Poet. : ANEAR
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Incumbent in England. : LABORITE
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Annotator: Obs. : NOTIST
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Where the Derby is run. : EPSOM
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Law: Fr. : LOI
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Holy Roman Emperor. : OTTO
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Japanese pottery center. : SETO
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Walter Mitty's life. : SECRET
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Washes lightly. : RINSES
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Biblical country. : ELAM
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Without. : SANS
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Golf gadgets. : TEES
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Stephen Vincent and William Rose. : BENETS
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Seasoning bud. : CLOVE
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Hollywood actor Philip ___. : AHN
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Father of the Faithful. : ABRAM
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Soft, delicate leaf. : ROSEPETAL
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Slender fish. : GAR
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Speaker of the Senate. : VICEPRESIDENT
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Enlivening. : ANIMATING
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Lack of red corpuscles. : ANEMIA
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Ancient ascetic. : ESSENE
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Talk about old times. : REMINISCE
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Soaps again. : RESUDS
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Embellished. : DECKED
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English acting family. : TREE
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Summers: Fr. : ETES
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Froths. : SPUMES
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Southern liberal. : ARNALL
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Cradle of Western civilization. : MEDITERRANEAN
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Compass point. : ESE
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Computes. : ADDS
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Early Italian master. : GIOTTO
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Interments. : FUNERALS
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U. S. version of "God Save the King." : AMERICA
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Expels. : CHASES
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Lincoln's grandfather. : HANKS
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College course. : ARTS
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800-mile river flowing into Lake Balkhash. : ILI
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Salad garlics. : RAMSONS
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Quicker on the draw. : SNAPPIER
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Read. : SCAN
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Teeth. : TUSKS
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Vetch. : ERS
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Finnish Premier. : PAASIKIVI
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Nettles. : IRRITATES
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Hot-bed. : NEST
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Mohammed Riza Pahlevi's realm. : IRAN
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City in Normandy. : CAEN
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Explains. : INTERPRETS
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Theatre. : ODEON
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Indicate prey. : POINT
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Russian zone province. : POMERANIA
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Backward person. : CRETIN
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Application form. : BLANK
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Strait between Isle of Wight and Southampton. : SOLENT
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Here: Dial. : YERE
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Duck genus. : ANAS
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Ordinance. : EDICT
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Soda dispenser. : SIPHON
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Occur. : BEFALL
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Town in Duchess County, N. Y. : AMENIA
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Biblical name. : SEDEI
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Eliminate. : ERASE
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Period. : ERA
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Composer of "Don Juan." : STRAUSS
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Greek naval victory over Persians, 480 B. C. : SALAMIS
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Pre-war Minister to Bulgaria. : EARLE
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Re-equip. : RERIG
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Oral transmission of information from ancestors to posterity. : TRADITION
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Marginal. : BORDERLINE
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Student of semantics. : SEMASIOLOGIST
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Most snobbish. : ICIEST
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Renter. : LESSEE
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Icy looks. : STARES
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College in Kentucky. : BEREA
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Streak. : STRIA
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Seventh word of Declaration of independence. : EVENTS
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Group of female fur seals. : HAREM
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Minstrel end men. : SAMBOS
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Food fish. : IDE
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North Dakota city. : MINOT
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Small quantity: Colloq. : SPOT
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Beards of grain. : AWNS
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Prize-winning Italian movie. : SHOESHINE
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Meager allowances. : PITTANCES
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Fertile places. : OASES
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Russian labor unit. : ARTEL
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Defunct. : DECEASED
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Hooperating unit. : LISTENER
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Proposition in a syllogism. : PREMISE
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Recipe measure: Two words. : ONEPART
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To be: French. : ETRE
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Paused. : RESTED
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Succès d'___. : ESTIME
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Forward: Fr. : AVANCE
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Fuses. : MERGES
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Palatable. : SAPID
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Nurse. : BONNE
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Sept. : CLAN
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North Caucasian language. : AVAR
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Arm: French. : BRAS
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Exude. : REEK
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Female friend: Fr. : AMIE
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Bird that lays green eggs. : EMU
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U. S. bronze cross. : DSC
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Dead heat. : TIE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 47 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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