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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.
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© 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.

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