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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

HOLIDAY

New York Times, Sunday, December 21, 1952

121-Down : Indian ceremony.

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 704 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 156, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 105-Down clue had "Ce"; changed to "Ça" (with cedilla too).

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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,281
Across
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Bears witness. : ATTESTS
8
Agrees. : ACCEDES
15
Australian who is U. S. champ. : SEDGMAN
22
He beat Charles Taft. : LAUSCHE
23
He beat William Benton. : PURTELL
24
Bent over. : PRONATE
25
Gander or Goose Bay. : AIRPORT
26
In front of a brownstone front. : AREAWAY
27
Barbed weapons, verbal. : INSULTS
28
Grain: Fr. : BLE
29
Believers in Santa Claus. : TOTS
31
Put into type again. : RESET
32
Gift for a winter sport. : SKIS
33
Small bird. : TIT
34
Over a hundred. : AGED
36
Hit a long ball. : BELTED
38
Junior's Christmas comment. : YIPPEE
40
Man of valor. : HERO
41
Saki's real name. : MUNRO
43
Tinsel trimming for the tree. : RAIN
44
Toward the mouth. : ORAD
45
Bremen's river. : WESER
46
St. ___ of Canterbury. : ANSELM
48
Old hands. : VETS
50
Snick's partner. : SNEE
51
Pet. : CARESS
52
Hot dog. : WIENER
54
In the 80's or 90's. : HOT
56
Tried. : STROVE
58
Friend: Fr. : AMI
61
Victory signs. : VEES
62
"It is more blessed to give ... ," for example. : MAXIM
64
Family place. : HOME
65
Deutschland: Abbr. : GER
68
Suave film actor. : SANDERS
70
Gifts for fathers. : CAMERAS
72
Sheet fabric. : PERCALE
74
Praise. : KUDOS
75
Paris or Priam. : TROJAN
77
The Crimson ___. : TIDE
79
Set apart. : SAVED
80
Seed covering. : ARIL
81
New curtain material. : IRON
82
Demolish. : RAZE
83
On the qui ___. : VIVE
84
4th century Irish King. : NIALL
86
Vacation in the car. : TOUR
87
Gen. Smith. : BEDELL
89
Problem peninsula for Britain. : MALAY
90
Colorado River scenes. : CANYONS
92
Docs. : MEDICOS
94
What radio waves do. : EMANATE
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ERP was its maiden name. : ECA
97
Not imagined. : REAL
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Turkey eater. : DINER
100
Picture hanger. : NAIL
101
Mr. Garver. : NED
102
Nocturnal noises. : SNORES
104
French pronoun. : SES
105
Porter. : REDCAP
107
U. S. physicist. : KAPLAN
110
A perfume. : MUSK
112
English sharpie. : SPIV
114
Makes suitable. : ADAPTS
118
Zones. : AREAS
119
Met twosome. : DUET
120
Get as a return. : REAP
122
___ Yale. : ELIHU
123
Cloak button. : FROG
124
New Philippine capital is named for him. : QUEZON
126
Ex-wrestling star. : LONDOS
128
Heroic. : EPIC
129
Winglike projection. : FIN
130
Ringlet. : CURL
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Festival of Lots. : PURIM
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Cows. : AWES
135
&c. : ETC
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Merry England on film. : IVANHOE
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Red-yellow. : APRICOT
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Adorn, as with holly. : WREATHE
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Stews. : RAGOUTS
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Postponement. : RESPITE
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Clytemnestra's son. : ORESTES
145
Sledlike vehicles. : SLEDGES
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___ flycatcher. : CRESTED
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Flat rings used with bolts. : WASHERS
Down
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Sparkman's state. : ALABAMA
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Position on a bomber. : TAILGUN
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Soup servers. : TUREENS
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Most important: Abbr. : ESP
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Native of Dundee. : SCOT
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Pound. : THROB
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Long-haired dog. : SETTER
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Wallaba. : APA
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In vogue. : CURRENT
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Belief. : CREED
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Famous son of Owosso, Mich. : DEWEY
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Great joy. : ELATION
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Foxy. : SLY
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Secured with a large nail. : SPIKED
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Sen. McFarland's nickname. : ERNIE
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___ house. : DOSS
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Brindled antelope. : GNU
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Blue-gray cat. : MALTESE
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Garbs. : ATTIRES
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Wise old men. : NESTORS
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Works too hard. : SLAVES
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The song sleuth. : SPAETH
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Marked out. : DREW
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Deck in a stadium. : TIER
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Near: Fr. : PRES
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Present. : HERE
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Companion of the canapes. : OLIVES
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Shows doubt. : WAVERS
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Sea: Dutch. : MEER
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Medicine man. : SHAMAN
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Commotion. : STIR
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"___ unto me ... " : COME
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Hideout. : NEST
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Covered wagon team. : OXEN
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String of pearls. : ROPE
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Obliquely. : ASKANCE
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Nobel Prize novelist. : MAURIAC
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Where Jenner was re-elected. : INDIANA
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Specialized, in college. : MAJORED
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Bestseller by Barnaby Conrad. : MATADOR
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Welterweight champ. : GAVILAN
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Promote. : ELEVATE
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Bleary. : REDEYED
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Toy for the younger set. : DOLLY
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Widely known sports expert. : CORUM
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Small, medium, large. : SIZES
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County in Ulster. : CAVAN
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Where Sugar Loaf Mt. is. : RIO
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Sen. Williams' state: Abbr. : DEL
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Congressional time-out. : RECESS
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Girls named for Blackmore heroine. : LORNAS
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Dictator. : TSAR
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Horticultural climber. : BINE
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Graphite. : LEAD
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Not so well, in France. : MALADE
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Main St. sign. : NEON
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Record. : DISK
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A mineral. : MICA
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Gen. Shepherd of the Marine Corps. : LEMUEL
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Where Sen. Malone was re-elected. : NEVADA
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It's piled high at refineries. : SLAG
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A British trouble spot. : SUEZ
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Ça ne fait ___. : RIEN
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Faint. : PALE
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Tall, powerful Africans. : KAFFIRS
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Person at the door. : ARRIVAL
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Next thing to slavery. : PEONAGE
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Eye-catcher. : STOPPER
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Encourage the growth of. : PROMOTE
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Chemist's tube. : PIPETTE
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Companion of yon. : THITHER
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Long Island lake. : SUCCESS
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Pressure. : DURESS
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Indian ceremony. : POWWOW
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Speech excerpt. : QUOTE
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Member of A. N. C. : NURSE
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Permitted. : LICIT
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Saw-like part. : SERRA
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Locomotive sound. : CHUG
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Rushes headlong: Colloq. : RIPS
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Visits. : SEES
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Sleepy land. : NOD
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Kind of welder. : ARC
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Airman Williams. : TED
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Bat wood. : ASH

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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