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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Saturday, December 18, 1954

Author: Harold T. Bers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,999
Across Down
1. Poe "House." : USHER
6. Normandy town. : STLO
10. Spanish house. : CASA
14. Flatbush favorite. : REESE
15. Hen house. : COOP
16. Senator-elect Bible. : ALAN
17. Resident of the mammal house. : BEAST
18. Site for a house. : ACRE
19. Deliver. : SEND
20. Component of Russia. : SSR
21. Foster "Home." : OLDKENTUCKY
24. Adjusts. : TRUES
26. "Home from the ___ . . . " : SEA
27. Ecclesiastic post. : ABBACY
29. Partly coincide. : OVERLAP
33. Edith Wharton "House." : MIRTH
34. Eric Hodgins "House." : DREAM
35. Important factor in Detroit. : UAW
37. Poet laureate's works. : ODES
38. Ibsen's "House." : DOLLS
39. Blunderbore. : OGRE
40. Truly. : YEA
41. Court decree. : ARRET
42. Vilify. : ABUSE
43. Snowy slopes. : SKIRUNS
45. ___ circuit. : CLOSED
46. Pocketbook. : BAG
47. "The House that Jack ___." : BUILT
48. Hawthorne "House." : SEVENGABLES
53. Subject of oft-quoted Mercutio speech. : MAB
56. Eastern dignitary. : EMIR
57. Dies ___, Judgment Day. : IRAE
58. Air. : OZONE
60. Long-run movie. : LILI
61. Buona ___ (good evening): Ital. : SERA
62. Rope loop. : NOOSE
63. Performer in a "circus." : FLEA
64. Guppy home. : TANK
65. Variant of radar. : SONAR
1. City: Latin. : URBS
2. Calls on. : SEES
3. Shaw "House." : HEARTBREAK
4. Sigmoid. : ESS
5. Improve a photo. : RETOUCH
6. Oodles. : SCADS
7. Clock syllable. : TOCK
8. Old stories. : LORE
9. Far from land. : OPENSEAS
10. Offhand. : CASUAL
11. One of the Waughs. : ALEC
12. ___ a putt. : SANK
13. A Rover Boy. : ANDY
22. A Hitler henchman. : LEY
23. Two years in The House. : TERM
25. Granary dwellers. : RATS
27. Island in Formosa Strait. : AMOY
28. Dwells: Poetic. : BIDES
29. Heraldic trims. : ORLES
30. Old French measure. : VELT
31. John Patrick "House." : AUGUSTMOON
32. Construe. : PARSE
34. Actor Philip ___. : DORN
36. Crab grass. : WEED
38. Corner merchant. : DRUGGIST
39. Greek coin. : OBOL
41. J. M. Synge's Islands. : ARAN
42. Susan Glaspell "House." : ALISONS
44. Spain and Portugal. : IBERIA
45. Prompt. : CUE
47. Dickens "House." : BLEAK
48. Ego. : SELF
49. Friend of Kurt and Max. : EMIL
50. Corrupt. : VILE
51. Range. : AREA
52. House for Herefords. : BARN
54. Handle. : ANSA
55. Root ___. : BEER
59. Where the monkey house is. : ZOO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later.

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