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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

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New York Times, Sunday, February 1, 1948

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.67, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 641 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 58
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 63-Down clue had "Stripes"; changed to "Strips."

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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 312
Across
1
Subterfuge. : PRETENSE
9
Stage requisites: Slang. : PROPS
14
Natural heights. : STATURES
22
Ex-Premier of France. : RAMADIER
23
"Call Me Mister," for instance. : REVUE
24
Speak at length. : PERORATE
25
"Sweethearts," for instance. : OPERETTA
26
Briny deep. : OCEAN
27
Reseparated. : RESPACED
28
Flexible shoot. : BINE
29
Western villain. : RUSTLER
31
Vindictiveness. : SPITE
33
Coin of De Gasperi's country. : LIRA
34
Football player. : END
35
Did the walls. : PAPERED
36
Their fur passes as sable. : MARTENS
38
Massachusetts cape. : ANN
39
Six-liners. : SESTETS
41
Repeat. : ITERATE
43
Clatters. : RATTLES
45
Arikara. : REE
46
Schools. : ACADEMIES
48
Pope ___ XIII, 1878–1903. : LEO
49
Steel: French. : ACIER
52
Row of seats. : TIER
53
Oklahoma, the ___ state. : BOOMER
55
Ruckuses. : TODOS
59
"___ but the brave deserves the fair." : NONE
60
Iran, before 1935. : PERSIA
62
Conjoint. : UNITED
64
"Le Jour Se ___." : LEVE
65
Appreciative noises. : AHS
66
Warning cry. : FORE
67
___ poetica. : ARS
69
Voltaic poles. : ANODES
71
"All the King's ___." : MEN
72
Abolishes. : REPEALS
74
Trips. : STUMBLES
76
The Collyer brothers, for instance. : MISERS
78
Most dilapidated. : CREAKIEST
80
The law. : BAR
81
Formulate union contract. : NEGOTIATE
83
Frenzied. : HECTIC
84
Mystic, interpreter of Scriptures. : CABALIST
87
Immutable. : ETERNAL
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Mr. Krug's Department: Abbr. : INT
89
Disprove. : REFUTE
91
Hindrance. : LET
92
War god. : ARES
93
Columbia's prexy-to-be. : IKE
94
Lighter. : SCOW
96
Lovely, witty woman: Sp. : SATIRA
98
Right-hand pages. : RECTOS
100
Once: Scot. : ANES
101
Legion of ___. : MERIT
103
Young mothers' favorite author. : GESELL
105
Sigh of relief. : PHEW
106
Consummates a pact. : SIGNS
107
Toy gun ammunition. : CAP
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Hull, Byrnes, Marshall, etc. : STATESMEN
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Legume case. : POD
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Produced an inflamed effect. : RANKLED
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Signor Bonomi. : IVANHOE
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Greens: Fr. : SALADES
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Uncle: Dial. : EME
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Winnie's middle name. : SPENCER
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Strait on Italy's heel. : OTRANTO
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Telephone line: Abbr. : EXT
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"Fame is the ___." : SPUR
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Light refractor. : PRISM
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Literate person. : SCHOLAR
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Ancestor of the Hebrews. : EBER
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Beneficiary of Marshall Plan. : EUROPEAN
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Call forth. : EVOKE
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Bleach. : ETIOLATE
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Not table d'hôte. : ALACARTE
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Low: Dutch. : NEDER
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Companies of singers, in Greek drama. : CHORUSES
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Setbacks. : RELAPSES
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Lizette Reese's famous sonnet. : TEARS
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Colonists. : SETTLERS
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Congressional specialties. : PROBES
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Spoliation. : RAPINE
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Alters. : EMENDS
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Weight allowance. : TARE
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British Home Secretary, J. Chuter ___. : EDE
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Export of Chile. : NITRATE
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Pushovers. : SETUPS
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Wipe out. : ERASE
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The working classes. : PROLETARIAT
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Withdrew. : RECEDED
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Intercom cue. : OVER
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___ hemp of East India. : PUA
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Hollywood adjective. : SENSATIONAL
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Small spar. : SPRIT
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Balance. : TEETER
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Military storehouse. : ARSENAL
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Better. : TOP
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Middle Volga river. : URAL
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Of a family of men. : RACIAL
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Forever: Poet. : ETERNE
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Closed cars. : SEDANS
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Hauls up and secures. : TRICES
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Outstanding. : PREEMINENT
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Equal. : PEER
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Town in Louisiana. : MAMOU
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Printer's word. : STET
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British theatrical family. : TREE
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Confederate. : REB
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Machine ___. : TOOL
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Pas-de-Calais town. : AIRE
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Bristly. : SETOSE
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Form of government, sired by Proudhon. : ANARCHISM
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Consistency. : COHERENCE
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Police officer. : INSPECTOR
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Pithy. : TERSE
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One end of the spectrum. : RED
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Behaving. : DEMEANING
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Caught up with and passed. : OVERTAKEN
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Inane. : SENSELESS
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Keeps order by threat of force. : POLICES
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Oil Island off Venezuela. : ARUBA
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Strips of rank. : DEMOTES
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Dervish. : FAKIR
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Civilian Production Administrator, 1946. : SMALL
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Locations. : SITES
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Consume. : EAT
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Almanac's forte. : STATISTICS
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Pipe material. : BRIER
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___ Laurence Olivier. : SIR
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Reptile scales. : SCUTES
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General of 2d Army of U. S. : GEROW
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Deprivation. : BEREAVEMENT
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Fairy tale characters. : STEPMOTHERS
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Exhaust. : FAG
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Sun disk. : ATEN
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Inflammable fiber cord. : WICK
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Place of worship. : ALTAR
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British hurrah. : CHEERO
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Verdi masterpiece. : AIDA
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Palmyra fibers. : TALS
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Man's nickname. : LEN
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One-man flight. : SOLO
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Florida Senator and family. : PEPPERS
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B-type movie. : SHOCKER
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Nathan Hale, for instance. : PATRIOT
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Burn again. : RESEAR
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Small glass vessel. : AMPULE
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Of a nerve. : NEURAL
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Reduce assessments. : DERATE
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Scythe handle. : SNATHE
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Lower. : DEBASE
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Cathedral city in Devonshire. : EXETER
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Pressure. : STRESS
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Baseball teams. : NINES
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Wise guys. : ALECS
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Cape, western extremity of continental Europe. : ROCA
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Baking ___. : SODA
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Hebrew month. : ELUL
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Soft food. : PAP
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Churchillian sign. : VEE
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Worthless leaving. : ORT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 49 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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