It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge for best results.
Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

CALLING ALL FANS

New York Times, Sunday, November 9, 1952

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 676 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
B
2
A
3
K
4
E
5
D
6
S
7
H
8
A
9
P
10
E
11
C
12
H
13
A
14
C
15
O
16
S
17
U
18
R
19
A
20
H
21
A
F
I
C
I
22
O
N
A
D
O
S
23
A
E
L
U
R
24
O
P
H
I
L
E
25
B
A
L
L
E
T
O
M
A
N
E
26
B
A
S
E
B
A
L
L
F
A
N
27
E
R
N
A
28
H
O
A
R
D
29
S
A
V
O
R
30
K
E
A
T
S
31
I
32
N
E
P
T
33
S
T
R
E
P
34
G
L
E
N
35
S
36
P
37
I
R
A
L
38
E
39
M
40
P
T
I
E
S
41
M
I
E
N
42
S
43
A
44
Y
45
T
E
N
S
I
L
46
E
47
A
L
E
R
T
48
R
E
P
A
S
49
S
A
G
E
50
E
R
T
51
L
O
N
52
G
B
O
W
S
53
F
A
T
O
F
54
E
M
E
R
55
A
M
I
56
S
S
57
C
R
E
W
S
58
S
E
D
A
N
59
C
L
U
N
K
60
L
I
M
P
61
S
H
A
L
E
62
A
P
R
I
L
63
F
L
E
E
C
E
64
S
T
E
E
65
L
M
A
N
66
D
67
O
Z
E
N
S
68
O
R
A
C
L
E
S
69
L
I
E
N
O
70
R
71
A
T
A
72
H
73
O
N
E
S
T
74
C
75
A
76
L
U
M
E
T
77
A
78
F
T
E
R
79
S
80
R
E
S
P
I
81
T
82
E
83
S
84
A
C
O
N
E
S
85
S
T
O
I
C
86
T
87
R
A
S
H
88
O
R
N
E
89
S
T
O
K
Y
90
T
E
E
N
S
91
P
R
I
N
T
92
O
N
E
R
A
93
T
I
M
E
94
D
W
E
L
T
95
P
L
E
D
G
E
96
T
S
97
N
O
T
98
O
V
E
R
99
S
E
E
R
S
100
N
O
O
S
E
101
P
R
A
102
T
T
L
E
103
R
E
D
104
I
V
E
S
105
C
A
R
P
A
R
106
K
107
A
G
E
O
L
D
108
K
N
O
T
109
P
A
V
E
S
110
E
111
A
N
E
D
112
S
113
P
R
A
T
114
A
R
R
A
S
115
P
116
O
N
E
S
117
E
118
L
119
B
120
A
121
T
H
E
A
T
E
122
R
G
O
E
R
123
C
O
N
N
O
I
124
S
S
E
U
R
125
N
A
T
U
R
E
L
O
V
E
R
126
S
E
M
A
N
T
I
C
I
S
T
127
T
H
E
T
A
128
S
N
O
R
E
129
A
M
E
N
S
130
C
O
S
T
S
© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,239
Across
1
Made cake. : BAKED
6
One-time Ike post. : SHAPE
11
Disputed S. A. territory. : CHACO
16
Silk used for scarves. : SURAH
21
They go to the plaza de toros. : AFICIONADOS
23
He goes for Persians and Siamese. : AELUROPHILE
25
He goes to "Les Sylphides." : BALLETOMANE
26
He goes to Yankee Stadium. : BASEBALLFAN
27
Singer Berger. : ERNA
28
A closetful. : HOARD
29
Special quality. : SAVOR
30
He wrote "Beauty is truth . . . " : KEATS
31
Clumsy. : INEPT
33
Popular name for unpopular germ. : STREP
34
Word in many place names. : GLEN
35
Forward pass. : SPIRAL
38
Gondolas without freight. : EMPTIES
41
Manner. : MIEN
42
The power of final decision. : SAY
45
Ductile. : TENSILE
47
Keen-eyed. : ALERT
48
The trip back. : REPASSAGE
50
Urge: Scot. : ERT
51
Weapons of Ivanhoe's time. : LONGBOWS
53
"Living off the ___ the land." : FATOF
54
Irish ideal of womanhood. : EMER
55
Out of order. : AMISS
57
They meet at New London. : CREWS
58
Michigan product. : SEDAN
59
Sound of a cork leaving a bottle. : CLUNK
60
Lacking strength. : LIMP
61
Rock. : SHALE
62
Springtime. : APRIL
63
Silky pile. : FLEECE
64
A Truman aid. : STEELMAN
66
Measures. : DOZENS
68
Know-it-alls. : ORACLES
69
Holder of a legal charge. : LIENOR
71
Mindanao native. : ATA
72
Frank. : HONEST
74
Peace pipe. : CALUMET
77
In England, the last course. : AFTERS
80
Postponements. : RESPITES
84
Insect eyes: Zool. : ACONES
85
Phlegmatic person. : STOIC
86
Something worthless. : TRASH
88
Where Alençon is. : ORNE
89
Czech town. : STOKY
90
School ages. : TEENS
91
Calico. : PRINT
92
Burdens: Lat. : ONERA
93
Radio stations sell it. : TIME
94
Lived. : DWELT
95
Cotton wads. : PLEDGETS
97
___ so bad. : NOT
98
Superintendents. : OVERSEERS
100
Part of a springe. : NOOSE
101
Chit-chat. : PRATTLE
103
___ River, across Texas Panhandle. : RED
104
Adlai's sister's married name. : IVES
105
Garage. : CARPARK
107
Hoary. : AGEOLD
108
Granny. : KNOT
109
Prepares the way. : PAVES
110
Lambed. : EANED
112
Little herring. : SPRAT
114
Important piece of scenery in "Hamlet." : ARRAS
115
Southern food. : PONES
117
Tuscan island. : ELBA
121
He's seen at first nights. : THEATERGOER
123
He goes to galleries. : CONNOISSEUR
125
He goes to wide open spaces. : NATURELOVER
126
He goes to the dictionary. : SEMANTICIST
127
Greek letter. : THETA
128
Sleep noise. : SNORE
129
Words of assent. : AMENS
130
Housewife's problem. : COSTS
Down
1
Term of endearment. : BABE
2
Way off. : AFAR
3
Ceramists use it. : KILN
4
Dessert. : ECLAIRS
5
Fade. : DIE
6
Rubberneck. : SNOOP
7
Hooked. : HAMATE
8
Hebrew month. : ADAR
9
Tourist term for the Atlantic. : POND
10
Common suffix. : ESE
11
Place of entertainment. : CABARET
12
Lifts and throws. : HEAVES
13
One of the "Hartford Wits." : ALSOP
14
Signal giver. : CUER
15
The sun. : ORB
16
Ductless organs. : SPLEENS
17
Lancer. : UHLAN
18
Split. : RIFT
19
Word of pity. : ALAS
20
Billina of "Oz." : HEN
22
Classic victim of jealousy. : OTHELLO
24
Officer's insigne. : OAKLEAF
29
Affects strongly. : STIRS
32
They get care in beauty shops. : NAILS
33
Dinner dishes. : STEWS
34
Garment worn with armor. : GIPON
35
Pilfers. : STEALS
36
Tolerate. : PERMIT
37
Very close: Fr. : INTIME
39
Girl's name. : MABEL
40
Furrowed. : PLOWED
41
Valuable substance in junk heaps. : METAL
42
Justice Rosenman. : SAMUEL
43
French business. : AGENCE
44
He founded a famed observatory. : YERKES
46
Fascinate. : ENCHANT
48
Decorative vegetable. : RADISH
49
Any number on the juke box. : SELECTION
52
Cum ___ salis. : GRANO
53
House plant. : FERN
56
He explores caves. : SPELUNKER
58
Plant shoot. : SPEAR
59
Part of a purse. : CLASP
61
Wigeons. : SMEES
62
He spoke Nahuatl. : AZTEC
63
Not previously known. : FRESH
65
British tar. : LIMEY
67
Newsman in the news. : OATIS
68
Kin of the turkey trot. : ONESTEP
70
Badgers' cousins. : RATELS
73
Simian. : ORANG
74
One of the Gemini. : CASTOR
75
Busy. : ACTIVE
76
Grew bigger. : LOOMED
78
Box of type. : FONT
79
Resort town in Italy. : STRESA
81
City on the Adige. : TRENTO
82
Sign up. : ENROLL
83
First word of "A Lost Chord." : SEATED
85
Seventh sons. : SEERS
87
Extraneous part of a legislative bill. : RIDER
90
Chirping note. : TWEET
91
Falls with a certain sound. : PLOPS
92
Indian. : OSAGE
94
Fan. : DEVOTEE
95
Studies. : PORES
96
Subway's function. : TRANSIT
99
Singer and conductor. : SINATRA
100
Basque province. : NAVARRE
102
German, in Italian. : TEDESCO
105
A lifetime in business. : CAREER
106
State Department problem. : KENNAN
108
German vegetable. : KRAUT
109
City of 28,937 in Utah. : PROVO
111
Many years. : AEONS
112
Soraya's spouse. : SHAH
113
Name in an expression. : PETE
114
Greek contest. : AGON
115
Forte of 30 Across. : POEM
116
"This one is ___." : ONME
118
Hula dancer's decorations. : LEIS
119
Hall of Fame item. : BUST
120
Field of 123 Across. : ARTS
121
Something apt to explode. : TNT
122
He wrote "Requiem." : RLS
123
It was formed Feb. 4, 1861. : CSA
124
Insert in a quote noting original text. : SIC

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

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

|