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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

SCIENTIFIC REPORT

New York Times, Sunday, December 3, 1950

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 545 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 42
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 10-Down clue had "O'Keefe's"; changed to "O'Keeffe's."

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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 532
Across
1
Chairman of the Joint Congressional A. E. C. : MCMAHON
8
Subject of U. S. Government booklet. : ABOMB
13
Drive away again. : RECHASE
20
Amatory compositions. : EROTICA
21
More insidious. : SLIER
22
Served. : AVAILED
23
Syllabic sounds. : SONANTS
24
Roman dictator. : SULLA
25
Hag. : BELDAME
26
Headline initials. : HST
27
Burro baskets. : DOSSERS
29
Early job of Sir Joseph Porter, K. C. B. : CLERK
31
Coptos god. : MIN
32
Half: Prefix. : SEMI
34
Affectations. : AIRS
35
Wainscot. : CEIL
36
Spoon: Obs. : SPON
38
Alms box. : ARCA
39
Group of admirers. : CULT
40
How witches were tried. : ORDEAL
42
Mild oath. : EGAD
44
Unrefined. : COARSE
46
The beat. : TEMPO
48
Behindhand. : DILATORY
50
Military objectives. : TARGETS
52
Fooled. : DUPED
54
Whence came the good man in Luke. : SAMARIA
55
4,900 acres in N. Y. C. : IDLEWILD
57
Arizona land form. : MESAS
59
Scored, in pinochle. : MELDED
60
Bear: Sp. : OSO
61
Cliffs. : SCARS
63
Harold Urey's type of physics. : NUCLEAR
65
Cloak and Dagger boys. : OSS
66
Domineeringly. : ROUGHSHOD
68
Tough, elastic wood. : ASH
71
Rename. : RETITLE
73
Goaded. : EGGED
76
Describing Abner. : LIL
79
Solid alcohol. : STERIN
81
"Long ___," Green Mountain feature. : TRAIL
83
Spaghetti's made of it. : SEMOLINA
85
Abalones. : SEAEARS
87
Copywriter. : ADMAN
89
Frequent events in Latin America. : REVOLTS
90
Wraps. : ENVELOPS
92
Disband troops. : DEMOB
94
Knots again. : RETIES
95
Symbols of Christmas. : TOYS
96
What the days are growing. : LONGER
98
Motherless calf. : DOGY
100
Japanese monastery. : TERA
101
Girl's nickname. : GWEN
103
Ex-manager Johnny ___ of baseball. : NEUN
104
Part of a bomb. : FUSE
105
Type box. : FONT
106
Pewter coin. : TRA
107
Where Mt. Nevada is. : ANDES
109
Moodier. : SULKIER
111
"___ Corbies." : TWA
113
Emus, ostriches, etc. : RATITAE
115
Star in Virgo. : SPICA
117
Bernarr Macfadden's defunct tabloid. : GRAPHIC
119
Drive. : OPERATE
120
Black pool ball. : EIGHT
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New member. : ENTRANT
122
Slaves. : THRALLS
123
Agog. : TENSE
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Cobbles. : RESOLES
Down
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Chicken wire. : MESH
2
World-shaking Operation. : CROSSROADS
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Famous ballet company. : MONTECARLO
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Indonesian. : ATA
5
Indian language. : HINDI
6
Eight: Pre. : OCTO
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Capital of the Bahamas. : NASSAU
8
Maintained. : ASSERTED
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Carbon copy defects. : BLURS
10
Georgia O'Keeffe's works. : OILS
11
Crooner Tormé. : MEL
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Got up courage. : BRACED
13
He wrote "Pantagruel." : RABELAIS
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Invariably. : EVER
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Makes tight against leakage. : CALKS
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Cached. : HID
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Where the first atom bomb was exploded. : ALAMOGORDO
18
Educational institutions. : SEMINARIES
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___ Musee. : EDEN
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River deposit. : SILT
30
Perjured. : LIED
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Mrs. Champion. : MARGE
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Rich man. : CROESUS
37
Put forth flowers. : PETAL
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Legal action. : ACTIO
39
Whale-like. : CETIC
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Noted physicist, in charge at Los Alamos, 1945. : OPPENHEIMER
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Camel's cousin. : LLAMA
43
Pairs. : DYADS
45
Bastes. : SEWS
47
Mamma. : MUM
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Bitters: Fr. : AMER
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Splash: Dial. : SLART
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Well-known hat designer. : DACHE
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Dieu et mon ___. : DROIT
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Trudges through mud. : SLOGS
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Brahman aphorism. : SUTRA
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Lumbering machine. : EDGER
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Please. : GLADDEN
68
Resource. : ASSET
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What a secretary must do. : STENOGRAPH
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Ingredient of the atom bomb. : HEAVYWATER
71
Silver coin of Persia. : RIAL
72
Matriculate. : ENROL
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Abrasive. : EMERY
75
Symbol of peace. : DOVE
76
Former Atomic Energy chief. : LILIENTHAL
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Enmesh. : INTERTWINE
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Objective of Chinese Reds: Var. : LASSA
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Dodger star. : REESE
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Take a powder. : LAM
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Forerunner of bingo. : LOTTO
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Metrical feet. : SPONDEES
88
Become knotty. : NODULATE
91
Snicker ___. : SNEE
93
Thicket. : BOSK
97
Part of a glove. : GUSSET
99
German physicist, inventor of cosmic-ray detector. : GEIGER
102
Where Zululand is. : NATAL
104
A-Bomb spy. : FUCHS
105
College clubs. : FRATS
106
Literal translation. : TROT
108
___ League: Abbr. : NATL
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Gesture. : SIGN
110
Irish lake. : ERNE
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Vaudeville turns. : ACTS
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Novelist Wolfert. : IRA
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Kind of layer cake. : PIE
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Snead or Hogan. : PRO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 34 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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