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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

HOLIDAY

New York Times, Sunday, December 21, 1952

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: 15
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 105-Down clue had "Ce"; changed to "Ca" (with cedilla too).
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,281
Across Down
1. 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
96. ERP was its maiden name. : ECA
97. Not imagined. : REAL
99. 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
131. Festival of Lots. : PURIM
133. Cows. : AWES
135. &c. : ETC
136. Merry England on film. : IVANHOE
138. Red-yellow. : APRICOT
140. Adorn, as with holly. : WREATHE
142. Stews. : RAGOUTS
143. Postponement. : RESPITE
144. Clytemnestra's son. : ORESTES
145. Sledlike vehicles. : SLEDGES
146. ___ flycatcher. : CRESTED
147. Flat rings used with bolts. : WASHERS
1. Sparkman's state. : ALABAMA
2. Position on a bomber. : TAILGUN
3. Soup servers. : TUREENS
4. Most important: Abbr. : ESP
5. Native of Dundee. : SCOT
6. Pound. : THROB
7. Long-haired dog. : SETTER
8. Wallaba. : APA
9. In vogue. : CURRENT
10. Belief. : CREED
11. Greek letters. : ETAS
12. Famous son of Owosso, Mich. : DEWEY
13. Great joy. : ELATION
14. Foxy. : SLY
15. Secured with a large nail. : SPIKED
16. Sen. McFarland's nickname. : ERNIE
17. ___ house. : DOSS
18. Brindled antelope. : GNU
19. Blue-gray cat. : MALTESE
20. Garbs. : ATTIRES
21. Wise old men. : NESTORS
30. Works too hard. : SLAVES
32. The song sleuth. : SPAETH
35. Marked out. : DREW
37. Deck in a stadium. : TIER
39. Near: Fr. : PRES
40. Present. : HERE
42. Companion of the canapes. : OLIVES
45. Shows doubt. : WAVERS
47. Sea: Dutch. : MEER
49. Medicine man. : SHAMAN
50. Commotion. : STIR
51. "___ unto me . . . " : COME
53. Hideout. : NEST
55. Covered wagon team. : OXEN
57. String of pearls. : ROPE
58. Obliquely. : ASKANCE
59. Nobel Prize novelist. : MAURIAC
60. Where Jenner was re-elected. : INDIANA
62. Specialized, in college. : MAJORED
63. Bestseller by Barnaby Conrad. : MATADOR
65. Welterweight champ. : GAVILAN
66. Promote. : ELEVATE
67. Bleary. : REDEYED
69. Toy for the younger set. : DOLLY
70. Widely known sports expert. : CORUM
71. Small, medium, large. : SIZES
73. County in Ulster. : CAVAN
76. Where Sugar Loaf Mt. is. : RIO
78. Sen. Williams' state: Abbr. : DEL
82. Congressional time-out. : RECESS
85. Girls named for Blackmore heroine. : LORNAS
86. Dictator. : TSAR
87. Horticultural climber. : BINE
88. Graphite. : LEAD
89. Not so well, in France. : MALADE
91. Main St. sign. : NEON
93. Record. : DISK
95. A mineral. : MICA
98. Gen. Shepherd of the Marine Corps. : LEMUEL
100. Where Sen. Malone was re-elected. : NEVADA
102. It's piled high at refineries. : SLAG
103. A British trouble spot. : SUEZ
105. Ça ne fait ___. : RIEN
106. Faint. : PALE
107. Tall, powerful Africans. : KAFFIRS
108. Person at the door. : ARRIVAL
109. Next thing to slavery. : PEONAGE
111. Eye-catcher. : STOPPER
113. Encourage the growth of. : PROMOTE
115. Chemist's tube. : PIPETTE
116. Companion of yon. : THITHER
117. Long Island lake. : SUCCESS
119. Pressure. : DURESS
121. Indian ceremony. : POWWOW
124. Speech excerpt. : QUOTE
125. Member of A. N. C. : NURSE
126. Permitted. : LICIT
127. Saw-like part. : SERRA
130. Locomotive sound. : CHUG
132. Rushes headlong: Colloq. : RIPS
134. Visits. : SEES
137. Sleepy land. : NOD
138. Kind of welder. : ARC
139. Airman Williams. : TED
141. Bat wood. : ASH

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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