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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

THE COMPOSERS' CIRCLE

New York Times, Sunday, November 30, 1947

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 675 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 55
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 7-Down clue was missing open quotation mark; added it.

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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 303
Across
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Concert hall cheers. : BRAVOS
7
Beethoven was. : DEAF
11
American folk singer. : IVES
15
Composer who was a law student (1685–1759). : HANDEL
21
Reorganize. : REVAMP
22
More than enough. : EXCESSIVE
24
Province on the Bay of Biscay. : OVIEDO
25
Hindu incarnation. : AVATAR
26
Famous citizen of Bonn (1770–1827). : BEETHOVEN
27
Digestive. : PEPTIC
28
Gossip-monger. : HEN
29
Received: Fr. : RECU
31
Wainscoting piece. : STILE
32
The maples. : ACER
34
Where Muscle Shoals is: Abbr. : ALA
35
"The Merry ___" of radio. : MACS
37
If not. : ELSE
39
Share: Colloq. : END
40
Poker game. : STUD
41
Like a magpie. : PIET
42
Goal of lullaby. : SLEEP
44
Glacial ridge. : ESKER
46
Lamprey culler. : EELER
48
Stretched tight. : TENSE
49
Transmitted with middleman. : RELAYED
51
Secondhands. : RESALES
53
Stand aloof. : ABSTAIN
56
Intrinsic worth. : DIGNITY
60
Composer who was professor of chemistry. : BORODIN
64
Establish. : SET
65
Was a friend of. : KNEW
67
Schubert, to his friends. : FRANZ
68
Choice appointment. : PLUM
69
Pindar specialty. : ODE
70
Kind of drum. : TRAP
72
Camille. : TRAVIATA
74
Ready: French. : PRET
75
Composer unknown. : ANON
76
Enrages. : ANGERS
78
Shape of a basilica. : RECTANGLE
80
In second childhood. : SENILE
82
Bristle. : SETA
83
Three: German. : DREI
84
Promises to pay. : IOUS
85
The late Shah ___ Khan Pahlavi. : RIZA
86
Base of Dwight Griswold mission. : ATHENS
88
National society of France. : INSTITUTE
90
Shoelace gadgets. : AGLETS
92
Bosc. : PEAR
93
Conifer. : PINE
95
Rough-dried. : UNIRONED
97
Colonnade. : STOA
98
Moon-god of Babylon. : SIN
99
Hockey position. : WING
100
Confiscate legally. : ADEEM
101
Ivan or Peter. : TSAR
103
Property holders: Abbr. : TRS
104
Lasted. : ENDURED
106
Wisconsin products. : CHEESES
108
Dastardly. : KNAVISH
110
Disposed to laughter. : RISIBLE
112
Bland dessert. : TAPIOCA
114
Have (in mild irony). : BOAST
117
Sides. : TEAMS
119
Site of rainiest district in the world. : ASSAM
120
Hawklike birds. : KITES
124
Religious relics. : ARCA
125
Miss Lamarr. : HEDY
126
Pronoun. : HER
128
Male animal. : STAG
130
Composer of "Finian's Rainbow." : LANE
131
Inlet. : RIA
132
Stationary. : FAST
133
Composer of "Daphnis and Chloe." : RAVEL
135
Sir: Malay. : TUAN
137
Rent. : LET
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Composer of "Hary Janos." : KODALY
140
Unexpected. : INOPINATE
143
Incommode. : MOLEST
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Slurred. : ELIDED
146
Naval sower of destruction. : MINELAYER
147
Cavort. : PRANCE
148
Anesthetize. : DEADEN
149
Core of Greek leftists. : ELAS
150
Mr. O'Casey. : SEAN
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Tailor. : SARTOR
Down
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Composer of famous lullaby. : BRAHMS
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Disclose. : REVEAL
3
Forward: Fr. : AVANCE
4
Melting pot. : VAT
5
Second caliph. : OMAR
6
Berlin's river. : SPREE
7
Composer of "Pélleas and Mélisande." : DEBUSSY
8
English river. : EXE
9
Tennis placements. : ACES
10
Chain. : FETTER
11
Flagstad's famous role. : ISOLDE
12
Long live! : VIVE
13
First second wife. : EVE
14
96-man conclaves. : SENATES
15
Wished. : HOPED
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State. : AVER
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Pinch. : NIP
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Make late. : DETAIN
19
Roman officials. : EDILES
20
Station. : LOCATE
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Climb. : SHIN
30
Detergent. : CLEANER
33
Admitting remedy. : CURABLE
36
Spanish muralist. : SERT
38
Produced with difficulty. : EKED
40
Weaving reed. : SLEY
41
Latin-American coin. : PESO
43
Part of a cap. : PEAK
45
Structures. : EDIFICES
47
Susan ___, author. : ERTZ
48
Duration. : TERM
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Fluffy particles. : LINTS
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Clods. : LOUTS
53
Wire-hair star. : ASTA
54
Composer of "Fancy Free." : BERNSTEIN
55
Theatre employe. : STAGEHAND
57
Thankfulness. : GRATITUDE
58
Natasha's nickname. : NATA
59
Follies. : INANITIES
61
Composer of 64 operas. : DONIZETTI
62
Pagans. : IDOLATORS
63
Hawaiian goose. : NENE
66
Fending. : WARDING
68
Deliver. : PRESENT
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Prokofiev hero. : PETER
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Prophetic French writer (1828–1905). : VERNE
74
Discovered by Tombaugh in 1930. : PLUTO
75
Dyes. : ANILS
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Managed. : RAN
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Friends of Apicius. : GOURMETS
81
Technocrat unit. : ERG
86
Bishop's seat. : APSE
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Cloak and dagger men. : SPIES
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Arrow poison. : INEE
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Major Joppolo's town. : ADANO
91
Girdle. : SASH
94
Puts into words. : INDITES
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Arctic native: Var. : ESKIMAU
99
Court order. : WRIT
100
Throat clearing. : AHEM
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Coat hanger. : RACK
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Heavenly Major and Minor. : URSA
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U. S. Army chief in Germany. : CLAY
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Be impertinent to. : SASS
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Famous telephone man. : VAIL
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Lullaby hour. : BEDTIME
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Archetype. : PATTERN
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Yapped. : BARKED
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Black-and-yellow trout fly. : ORIOLE
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Evangeline's country. : ACADIA
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Molds. : SHAPES
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Stadia. : ARENAS
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Radio performers. : TALENT
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Composer of "Rumanian Rhapsody." : ENESCO
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Hunting dog. : SETTER
125
Austrian composer, began as a chorister (1732–1809). : HAYDN
127
Malevolent. : EVIL
129
Dickensian umbrellas. : GAMPS
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Disappear. : FLEE
133
Island off Skye. : RONA
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Singer Evelyn ___. : LAYE
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Doll's House mistress. : NORA
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State further. : ADD
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Nothing. : NIL
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Afternoon snack. : TEA
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Hearth god. : LAR

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 47 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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