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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

THE OLD AND THE NEW

New York Times, Sunday, December 30, 1951

Author: Harold T. Bers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 155, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 37
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 924
Across Down
1. Native of Attu. : ALEUT
6. Discomfit. : ABASH
11. She sings "All's right with the world." : PIPPA
16. They have "gently smiling jaws." : CROCS
21. Actress Signe. : HASSO
22. Girl's name. : TONIA
23. 4th-Century Christian. : ARIAN
24. Theatrical offering. : REVUE
25. Credo of the gentleman from Wisconsin. : MCCARTHYISM
27. He's on leave to play in Davis Cup match. : TONYTRABERT
29. Greek vowel. : ETA
30. Garden frame. : TRELLIS
31. "Nye" is short for it. : ANEURIN
32. Contents of a chignon. : RAT
33. Field Marshal in World War II. : DILL
35. Arrow poison. : INEE
36. Sleuth: Slang. : TEC
38. British blackmarketeer. : SPIV
39. Fruit cake ingredient. : DATE
40. Agnes or Lew. : AYRES
42. Painter of ballerinas. : DEGAS
44. "Cheesebox on a raft." : MONITOR
46. King Baudouin's mother. : ASTRID
48. Where things are tough for Britain. : CAIRO
50. Pianissimo. : PPP
53. Ships. : LINERS
54. Person of fortitude. : STOIC
55. Storm preceder. : CALM
56. Outcry. : SCREAMING
59. Liberty's light. : TORCH
60. Setting about. : ONSET
62. A cheer: Var. : HURRA
63. Scrivener, 6th century B. C. : AESOP
67. Peruvian. : INCA
68. Where Zeno lectured, whence 54 Across. : STOA
69. Convicted N. Y. gambler. : ERICKSON
72. Dream: Fr. : REVE
73. Islands south of the Gilberts. : ELLICE
75. Colorful East Indians. : BALINESE
77. Non-DeValera Ireland. : ULSTER
79. Milkfish. : AWA
80. Mr. Timberlane. : CASS
82. Tablelands. : MESAS
83. Miami's county. : DADE
85. Three: Prefix. : TRI
86. Late great tenor. : TAUBER
88. Mockery. : TRAVESTY
91. Nuts. : BETELS
93. German girl's name. : ILSE
94. Tooth-saving chemical. : FLUORINE
96. Freeman Gosden. : AMOS
98. Network. : RETE
100. Beseech. : PLEAD
102. Members of the opposition. : ANTIS
103. Yellow-centered flower. : ASTER
105. Upright type. : ROMAN
106. Moved to a new home. : RESETTLED
109. Maidstone's county. : KENT
110. Author of "Awake and Sing." : ODETS
111. Infancy. : CRADLE
114. Where Breslau is: Abbr. : SIL
115. Licorice-like flavor. : ANISE
117. 21 shillings. : GUINEA
118. Uncovers. : REVEALS
120. Eight. : OCTAD
122. Hollywood's George ___. : BRENT
123. Eager. : AVID
124. Start of the entrechat. : LEAP
127. Tinker's dam. : RAP
128. Bewildered. : ASEA
130. River landing place, in India. : GHAT
133. An educational group: Abbr. : NEA
134. Girl's name. : BERNICE
136. Sinless. : ANGELIC
139. Where Mt. Hood is: Abbr. : ORE
140. Period between kings. : INTERREGNUM
142. Sorting, Riksdag or Knesset. : LEGISLATURE
144. Place in 6 Down. : AGORA
145. Clean: Fr. : NETTE
146. Indian corn. : MAIZE
147. He plays Rommel. : MASON
148. He directed "Quo Vadis." : LEROY
149. Medicinal plants. : ALOES
150. Dutch painter (1626–79.) : STEEN
151. Beaver skins. : PLEWS
1. Shah of Persia, 1909–25. : AHMED
2. Milk: Comb. form. : LACTI
3. Cost-of-living agreement. : ESCALATORCLAUSE
4. Home of the Free. : USA
5. Civil wrong. : TORT
6. King Paul's capital. : ATHENS
7. Former Democratic Chairman. : BOYLE
8. Cronish. : ANILE
9. What they say in Spain. : SISI
10. Popular pet. : HAMSTER
11. Former dollar of Portugal. : PATACA
12. Mountains in Virginia. : IRON
13. Timber trees. : PINES
14. Foot the bill. : PAYUP
15. Belfast's county. : ANTRIM
16. Measure for herring. : CRAN
17. Insurgent: Colloq. : REB
18. Gourmandized. : OVERATE
19. Museum man. : CURATOR
20. Irish ___. : SETTERS
26. Took a chance. : TRIED
28. Rue opposite Tuileries. : RIVOLI
34. Full of joyous emotions. : LYRICAL
37. Conceits. : EGOS
39. Very good things, in H. S. T.'s vocabulary. : DINGERS
41. She played Mme. President. : RICH
42. Phone booth necessity. : DIME
43. Trimmest. : SPRUCEST
45. Caravel of 1492. : NINA
46. Italian city. : ASTI
47. Famous sobriquet. : STONEWALL
48. Arma virumque ___. : CANO
49. Winning horse of 1941–42. : ALSAB
51. Makes coffee. : PERKS
52. Took apart a sentence. : PARSED
55. Sheep shelters. : COTES
57. Where Formosa is. : CHINASEA
58. He covets Formosa. : MAO
61. Transmit by video. : TELEVISE
64. Henry Street or Hull. : SETTLEMENTHOUSE
65. Exaggerate. : OVERSTATE
66. Fairy. : PERI
68. Runner for a sideboard. : SCARF
70. Up. : RISEN
71. Artist's subjects. : NUDES
74. "Rocks." : ICE
76. Pride of the Panhandle. : AMARILLO
78. Hindrance. : LET
79. On the very end. : ATIP
81. Circus gyrations. : STUNTS
84. Cut short. : ABORT
87. Describing a sideshow lady. : BEARDED
89. Island near Timor. : ROTTI
90. Penn Yan's county, N. Y. : YATES
92. Wearing away. : ERODING
95. New Guinea port. : LAE
97. First word on the wall. : MENE
99. Britain's USO. : ENSA
101. Mazo ___ Roche. : DELA
104. ___ Row. : SKID
105. Man about town. : ROUE
107. Retailer. : SELLER
108. The facts. : DATA
111. Of the skull. : CRANIAL
112. Sir Richard Grenville's ship. : REVENGE
113. One of Gen. LeMay's men. : AVIATOR
116. Fire bombs used in Korea. : NAPALMS
117. Galahad's quest. : GRAIL
119. Miss Blandish. : SERENA
121. Liqueurs. : CREMES
122. German camp. : BELSEN
125. Financer of a musical. : ANGEL
126. Calico horse. : PINTO
128. Student at Texas A. & M. : AGGIE
129. Nab. : SEIZE
131. Symbol of Cupid. : ARROW
132. Adolescence. : TEENS
134. Harsh cry. : BRAY
135. Dainty. : CUTE
137. Tasteful. : NEAT
138. Father of "All-American." : CAMP
141. Cockney's brave man. : ERO
143. Hindu cymbals. : TAL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 29 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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