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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, December 12, 1954

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 684 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,993
Across
1. Simple animal. : AMEBA
6. Rendezvous. : TRYST
11. Pitfall. : SNARE
16. French author. : DUMAS
21. Controversial declaration. : LOYALTYOATH
23. European question mark. : WESTGERMANY
25. New type of TV show. : SPECTACULAR
26. Part of the scholastic problem. : INTEGRATION
27. Carnegie ___. : TECH
28. TV idol of small fry. : LONERANGER
30. Radio amateur. : HAM
31. S. A. capital. : RIO
32. Pray: Latin. : ORA
33. Work hard. : PLOD
34. The "rocks." : ICE
35. Store events. : SALES
37. Parry: Poet. : FEND
38. An animal protective group. : NSPCA
40. Unfamiliarity. : NEWNESS
43. Meadow. : LEA
44. Vanquishes. : BESTS
45. British military operations. : OPS
47. Manipulate. : RIG
48. Warning. : TIP
50. Viper. : ADDER
52. Elizabeth Kenny was one. : THERAPIST
56. "___ the thought!" : PERISH
58. The mob. : RABBLE
62. Sat quietly. : REPOSED
63. Famous portraitist. : SARGENT
65. TV equipment. : CAMERAS
66. Land of leprechauns. : ERIN
67. Modernist. : NEO
69. President at Quezon City. : MAGSAYSAY
71. Soapbox talk. : RANT
72. Enthrone. : ENSEAT
74. He wrote in cipher. : PEPYS
76. Elegant: Slang. : FLOSSY
78. German pronoun. : ICH
79. Link in N Pacific defense system. : ATTU
80. Irks. : VEXES
81. Hampton or St. James. : COURT
82. O'Neill heroine. : ANNA
84. Even one. : ANY
85. More square-shooting. : FAIRER
87. Independent voice in the Senate. : MORSE
88. What to do in a bookstore. : BROWSE
90. Baseless. : IDLE
92. Accentuates the rhythm. : BEATSTIME
94. Fish dish. : ROE
96. Half a popular dance team. : MATA
97. Mats. : DOILIES
99. Word in Wilde title. : EARNEST
101. Attained fame. : ARRIVED
103. Arrange. : ASSORT
104. Assumed name in 99 Across. : ERNEST
105. Fees. : RETAINERS
107. Eastern title. : PASHA
109. A case in grammar: Abbr. : DAT
110. Fort near Trenton, N. J. : DIX
111. Man's or girl's name. : RAE
112. Fringes. : EDGES
115. Particularly: Abbr. : ESP
117. She teamed with Durante. : TRAUBEL
120. Printers' spacers. : LEADS
124. Norse name. : NELS
125. "The Commoner." : BRYAN
127. Yore. : ELD
128. Stadium noises. : RAHS
130. Greek letter. : TAU
131. High note. : ELA
132. Stanley or Novak. : KIM
133. All-out effort: Slang phrase. : COLLEGETRY
136. Husband of Gudrun. : ATLI
137. Faculty of stumbling onto good things. : SERENDIPITY
140. Mailbox jammers. : PERIODICALS
142. One alternative to an armed world. : COEXISTENCE
143. Christmas decorations. : POINSETTIAS
144. Beginning. : ONSET
145. Bridge of ___, in Venice. : SIGHS
146. Russian lake. : ONEGA
147. Perceive. : SENSE
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1. Manager of the Dodgers. : ALSTON
2. Sulkers. : MOPERS
3. Optic joint of insects. : EYECAP
4. Fugue composer. : BACH
5. Height: Abbr. : ALT
6. V. I. P. in finance. : TYCOON
7. English game like baseball. : ROUNDERS
8. The Blue. : YALE
9. Looking. : STARING
10. Balkan region. : THRACE
11. Gulp: Colloq. : SWIG
12. Baby boys: Sp. : NENES
13. Of the stars. : ASTRAL
14. Course: Abbr. : RTE
15. Brainy one: Slang. : EGGHEAD
16. 60 grains. : DRAM
17. Shelved military problem: Abbr. : UMT
18. Burgomasters in France. : MAIRES
19. Rub with oil. : ANOINT
20. Church councils. : SYNODS
22. High-pocketed. : TALL
24. Significant years. : ERAS
29. Bank accounts. : NESTEGGS
33. Heads of households. : PAPAS
36. Jacob's wife. : LEAH
37. She wrote "Giant." : FERBER
39. Bridesmaid's hat. : CORONET
41. Raconteurs. : WITS
42. Horse fathers. : SIRES
44. Pilot's aid. : BEAM
46. Used up. : SPENT
49. Girlish garments. : PINAFORES
51. Work wagons. : DRAYS
52. Plane ___. : TREE
53. "___ Hideaway." : HERNANDOS
54. Treelike protozoans. : EPISTYLIS
55. European fish. : IDE
56. Supplicates. : PRAYS
57. Stencil implement. : STYLUS
59. Sudden inspiration: Colloq. : BRAINWAVE
60. Winner of N. Y. Film Critics' award, 1953. : LANCASTER
61. Bait. : ESTH
64. &. : AMPERSAND
65. TV credits list. : CAST
68. Marian Anderson's new medium. : OPERA
70. More offended: Colloq. : SORER
73. German preposition. : AUF
75. Well-known prep school. : EXETER
77. Your: Dial. : YAR
80. Competes. : VIES
81. Journeyer through space. : COMET
83. Man in the running. : NOMINEE
84. A Bing presentation. : AIDA
86. Seconds. : ABETS
87. Nanki-Poo : MINSTREL
88. Indian province. : BERAR
89. Diving bell inventor. : EADS
91. Marries in haste. : ELOPES
93. Reward for good behavior. : TREAT
95. Cereal seed. : OAT
98. Cleo's maid. : IRAS
100. Nickname for a newspaper. : TRIB
102. Small change in Iran. : RIALS
104. Tractable. : EASY
106. Putting into action. : EXERTING
108. Spiced cookies. : HERMITS
110. Anger. : DUDGEON
112. Rumanian composer. : ENESCO
113. Early visitor to Florida. : DELEON
114. Looks daggers. : GLARES
116. Running in a certain way. : PACING
118. Historic Syrian city. : ALEPPO
119. TV singer. : LAROSA
121. Reach. : ATTAIN
122. SW metropolis. : DALLAS
123. Swiss to the Swiss. : SUISSE
125. 1♥, 2NT, 3♦, etc. : BIDS
126. Franconia ___. : NOTCH
129. Hoover's Secy. of Agriculture. : HYDE
132. Unite. : KNIT
134. Alkaline solutions. : LYES
135. N. Y. county. : ERIE
136. Entr'___. : ACTE
138. English river. : EXE
139. Chinese river. : PEI
141. Pronoun. : ITS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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