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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Thursday, November 25, 1954

Author: Harold T. Bers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, 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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Across Down
1. Brief burst of activity. : SPASM
6. Fresh-water fish. : CHUB
10. "___ the miller's daughter . . . " : ITIS
14. Pewter or bronze. : ALLOY
15. French river. : AIRE
16. Type of painting. : NUDE
17. New England specialty. : PUMPKINPIE
19. Elicited. : DREW
20. Little: Scot. : SMA
21. Pitcher Garver. : NED
22. Discovers. : STRIKES
24. White chemical compound. : CERIA
26. Flavoring for stuffing. : SAGE
27. Military unit. : CADRE
30. Particularly: Abbr. : ESP
32. Bent upward, as a ship's plank. : SNYED
35. Special atmosphere. : AURA
36. They're wafted from the kitchen. : ODORS
38. North Pacific air base. : ATTU
39. Daze. : STUN
40. Old country of Asia Minor. : LYCIA
41. Decorate. : TRIM
42. Fowl's headdress. : COMB
43. Her beau couldn't afford a carriage. : DAISY
44. Jot. : IOTA
45. Item of value. : ASSET
47. Caledonian nickname. : MAC
48. Specks of dust. : MOTES
49. ___ faim (very hungry): Fr. : TRES
51. Tablecloths. : LINEN
53. Region of a Near East ruler. : EMIRATE
56. Celtic Neptune. : LER
57. Political group. : ADA
60. 14 years before Magna Charta. : MCCI
61. Beverage. : APPLECIDER
64. Fresh-water fish. : PIKE
65. That: Fr. : CELA
66. Set up. : ERECT
67. Hissing sound. : SISS
68. 88, some black, some white. : KEYS
69. An army. : RANKS
1. Vital fluids. : SAPS
2. ___ pudding. : PLUM
3. Girl's name. : ALMA
4. Bread with gravy. : SOP
5. "Climb upon ___, Sonny Boy." : MYKNEE
6. Southern dish. : CANDIEDYAM
7. Part of a cheer. : HIP
8. He wrote "Battle Cry." : URIS
9. Harvard ___. : BEETS
10. Righteous anger. : INDIGNATION
11. Once-popular dance. : TURKEYTROT
12. Notion: Fr. : IDEE
13. Darns. : SEWS
18. One who: Suffix. : IER
23. Cape or headland. : RAS
24. Product of Cape Cod. : CRANBERRIES
25. Not gregarious. : ASOCIAL
27. Character in "Julius Caesar." : CASCA
28. The '55 models. : AUTOS
29. Favorite servings of turkey. : DRUMSTICKS
31. Miss Mullens and others. : PRISCILLAS
33. Eaglestone. : ETITE
34. Creator of Fantine. : DUMAS
36. Antique. : OLD
37. A chance to speak. : SAY
46. High ___. : TEA
48. Popular singing songwriter. : MERCER
50. What to do with dinner dishes. : STACK
52. Born: Fr. : NEE
53. Royals: Abbr. : EMPS
54. A year in First Crusade times. : MCII
55. Sword. : EPEE
57. Arabian port. : ADEN
58. Synonym for 41 Across. : DECK
59. Cookery and others. : ARTS
62. Work at. : PLY
63. Man's name. : IRA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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