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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Saturday, November 21, 1953

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,616

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Across
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Carl Sandburg, Marianne Moore, etc. : POETS
6
Helen Traubel role. : ELSA
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Knowing exclamation. : AHA
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Mr. Yale. : ELIHU
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Places: Latin. : LOCI
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Seven ___ of man. : AGES
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Clemenceaus's French soubriquet. : TIGRE
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Bluff (from a poker term). : FOURFLUSH
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List of events: Abbr. : SCHED
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Gilliam hit 3 such hits in one game. : TWOBASE
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32 is the normal number. : TEETH
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Japanese banjo. : SAMISEN
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Traps. : AMBUSHES
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Money in Nikko. : YEN
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A large amount: Colloq. : HEAP
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Member of a choir. : ALTO
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A cactus, the prickly pear. : NOPAL
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Added wing. : ELL
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"Hamlet" and "Macbeth" are ___ plays. : FIVEACT
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Uncle: Dial. : EME
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One of 21 Across. : MOLAR
42
Miss Kett. : ETTA
43
Baby's sound of well-being. : CROW
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One of the Seven Dwarf's. : DOC
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Interruptions in progress. : SETBACKS
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Earl Warren & Co. : NINEMEN
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Childlike. : NAIVE
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Narrow-road sign. : ONELANE
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Tokio's Fifth Avenue. : GINZA
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Three-fourths of the globe's surface. : SEVENSEAS
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Rebuked severely: Colloq. phrase. : SATON
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Apple-tossing goddess. : ERIS
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Advantage. : ODDS
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Ireland personified. : IRENA
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Main and Elm. : STS
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Loaves of bread. : RYES
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Former name of Jerez, sherry center in Spain. : XERES
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Parakeets, guppies, etc. : PETS
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Chemical suffix. : OLIC
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Symbol of a very unfavorable position. : EIGHTBALL
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16th green finale. : THREEUP
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Shoe leathers. : SUEDES
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"A right jolly old ___." : ELF
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Three or five-card game. : LOO
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Short tails. : SCUTS
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Flying line. : AIRWAY
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Spanish waters. : AGUAS
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State in Adenauer's realm. : HESSE
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White. : ASHEN
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White elephant. : ALBINO
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Incite. : FOMENT
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Language of Bangkok. : THAI
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Hatchet handle. : HELVE
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Warning sound. : AHEM
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Song: Comb. form. : MELO
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Marks to let stand. : STETS
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Made of a grain. : OATEN
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Ten ___. : PERCENTER
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Rushing around in a frenzy. : AMOK
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Author Wallace and others. : LEWS
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Heroic songstress. : FROMAN
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Down: Comb. form. : CATA
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Lady Cavendish and others. : ADELES
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A salty relish. : CAVIARE
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He tells people how to behave. : CENSOR
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Christy Mathewson's nickname. : BIGSIX
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Items of stage make-up. : NOSES
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Slothful. : INERT
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Britain's biggest Ben. : NEVIS
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Poor. : NEEDY
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Post office area. : ZONE
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Species of ducks. : ANAS
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Hoosier humorist. : ADE
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Agency of the draft boards. : SSS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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