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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
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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
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Fees. : RETAINERS
107
Eastern title. : PASHA
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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
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She teamed with Durante. : TRAUBEL
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Printers' spacers. : LEADS
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Norse name. : NELS
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"The Commoner." : BRYAN
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Yore. : ELD
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Stadium noises. : RAHS
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Greek letter. : TAU
131
High note. : ELA
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Stanley or Novak. : KIM
133
All-out effort: Slang phrase. : COLLEGETRY
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Husband of Gudrun. : ATLI
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Faculty of stumbling onto good things. : SERENDIPITY
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Mailbox jammers. : PERIODICALS
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One alternative to an armed world. : COEXISTENCE
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Christmas decorations. : POINSETTIAS
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Beginning. : ONSET
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Bridge of ___, in Venice. : SIGHS
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Russian lake. : ONEGA
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Perceive. : SENSE
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Manager of the Dodgers. : ALSTON
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Sulkers. : MOPERS
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Optic joint of insects. : EYECAP
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Fugue composer. : BACH
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Height: Abbr. : ALT
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V. I. P. in finance. : TYCOON
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English game like baseball. : ROUNDERS
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The Blue. : YALE
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Looking. : STARING
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Balkan region. : THRACE
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Gulp: Colloq. : SWIG
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Baby boys: Sp. : NENES
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Of the stars. : ASTRAL
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Course: Abbr. : RTE
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Brainy one: Slang. : EGGHEAD
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60 grains. : DRAM
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Shelved military problem: Abbr. : UMT
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Burgomasters in France. : MAIRES
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Rub with oil. : ANOINT
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Church councils. : SYNODS
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High-pocketed. : TALL
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Significant years. : ERAS
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Bank accounts. : NESTEGGS
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Heads of households. : PAPAS
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Jacob's wife. : LEAH
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She wrote "Giant." : FERBER
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Bridesmaid's hat. : CORONET
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Raconteurs. : WITS
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Horse fathers. : SIRES
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Pilot's aid. : BEAM
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Used up. : SPENT
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Girlish garments. : PINAFORES
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Work wagons. : DRAYS
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Plane ___. : TREE
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"___ Hideaway." : HERNANDOS
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Treelike protozoans. : EPISTYLIS
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European fish. : IDE
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Supplicates. : PRAYS
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Stencil implement. : STYLUS
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Sudden inspiration: Colloq. : BRAINWAVE
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Winner of N. Y. Film Critics' award, 1953. : LANCASTER
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Bait. : ESTH
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&. : AMPERSAND
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TV credits list. : CAST
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Marian Anderson's new medium. : OPERA
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More offended: Colloq. : SORER
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German preposition. : AUF
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Well-known prep school. : EXETER
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Your: Dial. : YAR
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Competes. : VIES
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Journeyer through space. : COMET
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Man in the running. : NOMINEE
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A Bing presentation. : AIDA
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Seconds. : ABETS
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Nanki-Poo : MINSTREL
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Indian province. : BERAR
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Diving bell inventor. : EADS
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Marries in haste. : ELOPES
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Reward for good behavior. : TREAT
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Cereal seed. : OAT
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Cleo's maid. : IRAS
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Nickname for a newspaper. : TRIB
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Small change in Iran. : RIALS
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Tractable. : EASY
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Putting into action. : EXERTING
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Spiced cookies. : HERMITS
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Anger. : DUDGEON
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Rumanian composer. : ENESCO
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Early visitor to Florida. : DELEON
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Looks daggers. : GLARES
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Running in a certain way. : PACING
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Historic Syrian city. : ALEPPO
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TV singer. : LAROSA
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Reach. : ATTAIN
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SW metropolis. : DALLAS
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Swiss to the Swiss. : SUISSE
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1♥, 2NT, 3♦, etc. : BIDS
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Franconia ___. : NOTCH
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Hoover's Secy. of Agriculture. : HYDE
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Unite. : KNIT
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Alkaline solutions. : LYES
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N. Y. county. : ERIE
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Entr'___. : ACTE
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English river. : EXE
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Chinese river. : PEI
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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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