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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.
PS notes: Original 7-Down clue was missing open quotation mark; added it.
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 303
Across Down
1. 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
138. Composer of "Hary Janos." : KODALY
140. Unexpected. : INOPINATE
143. Incommode. : MOLEST
145. 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
151. Tailor. : SARTOR
1. Composer of famous lullaby. : BRAHMS
2. 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
16. State. : AVER
17. Pinch. : NIP
18. Make late. : DETAIN
19. Roman officials. : EDILES
20. Station. : LOCATE
23. 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
50. Fluffy particles. : LINTS
52. 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
71. Prokofiev hero. : PETER
73. Prophetic French writer (1828–1905). : VERNE
74. Discovered by Tombaugh in 1930. : PLUTO
75. Dyes. : ANILS
77. Managed. : RAN
79. Friends of Apicius. : GOURMETS
81. Technocrat unit. : ERG
86. Bishop's seat. : APSE
87. Cloak and dagger men. : SPIES
89. Arrow poison. : INEE
90. Major Joppolo's town. : ADANO
91. Girdle. : SASH
94. Puts into words. : INDITES
96. Arctic native: Var. : ESKIMAU
99. Court order. : WRIT
100. Throat clearing. : AHEM
102. Coat hanger. : RACK
105. Heavenly Major and Minor. : URSA
106. U. S. Army chief in Germany. : CLAY
107. Be impertinent to. : SASS
109. Famous telephone man. : VAIL
111. Lullaby hour. : BEDTIME
113. Archetype. : PATTERN
114. Yapped. : BARKED
115. Black-and-yellow trout fly. : ORIOLE
116. Evangeline's country. : ACADIA
118. Molds. : SHAPES
119. Stadia. : ARENAS
121. Radio performers. : TALENT
122. Composer of "Rumanian Rhapsody." : ENESCO
123. Hunting dog. : SETTER
125. Austrian composer, began as a chorister (1732–1809). : HAYDN
127. Malevolent. : EVIL
129. Dickensian umbrellas. : GAMPS
132. Disappear. : FLEE
133. Island off Skye. : RONA
134. Singer Evelyn ___. : LAYE
136. Doll's House mistress. : NORA
139. State further. : ADD
141. Nothing. : NIL
142. Afternoon snack. : TEA
144. 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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