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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.
PS notes: Original 63-Down clue had "Stripes"; changed to "Strips."
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 312
Across Down
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
88. 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
109. Hull, Byrnes, Marshall, etc. : STATESMEN
111. Legume case. : POD
112. Produced an inflamed effect. : RANKLED
116. Signor Bonomi. : IVANHOE
117. Greens: Fr. : SALADES
121. Uncle: Dial. : EME
122. Winnie's middle name. : SPENCER
124. Strait on Italy's heel. : OTRANTO
126. Telephone line: Abbr. : EXT
127. "Fame is the ___." : SPUR
129. Light refractor. : PRISM
130. Literate person. : SCHOLAR
131. Ancestor of the Hebrews. : EBER
132. Beneficiary of Marshall Plan. : EUROPEAN
134. Call forth. : EVOKE
136. Bleach. : ETIOLATE
138. Not table d'hôte. : ALACARTE
139. Low: Dutch. : NEDER
140. Companies of singers, in Greek drama. : CHORUSES
141. Setbacks. : RELAPSES
142. Lizette Reese's famous sonnet. : TEARS
143. Colonists. : SETTLERS
1. Congressional specialties. : PROBES
2. Spoliation. : RAPINE
3. Alters. : EMENDS
4. Weight allowance. : TARE
5. British Home Secretary, J. Chuter ___. : EDE
6. Export of Chile. : NITRATE
7. Pushovers. : SETUPS
8. Wipe out. : ERASE
9. The working classes. : PROLETARIAT
10. Withdrew. : RECEDED
11. Intercom cue. : OVER
12. ___ hemp of East India. : PUA
13. Hollywood adjective. : SENSATIONAL
14. Small spar. : SPRIT
15. Balance. : TEETER
16. Military storehouse. : ARSENAL
17. Better. : TOP
18. Middle Volga river. : URAL
19. Of a family of men. : RACIAL
20. Forever: Poet. : ETERNE
21. Closed cars. : SEDANS
30. Hauls up and secures. : TRICES
32. Outstanding. : PREEMINENT
35. Equal. : PEER
36. Town in Louisiana. : MAMOU
37. Printer's word. : STET
40. British theatrical family. : TREE
42. Confederate. : REB
44. Machine ___. : TOOL
46. Pas-de-Calais town. : AIRE
47. Bristly. : SETOSE
49. Form of government, sired by Proudhon. : ANARCHISM
50. Consistency. : COHERENCE
51. Police officer. : INSPECTOR
52. Pithy. : TERSE
54. One end of the spectrum. : RED
56. Behaving. : DEMEANING
57. Caught up with and passed. : OVERTAKEN
58. Inane. : SENSELESS
60. Keeps order by threat of force. : POLICES
61. Oil Island off Venezuela. : ARUBA
63. Strips of rank. : DEMOTES
66. Dervish. : FAKIR
68. Civilian Production Administrator, 1946. : SMALL
70. Locations. : SITES
73. Consume. : EAT
74. Almanac's forte. : STATISTICS
75. Pipe material. : BRIER
77. ___ Laurence Olivier. : SIR
79. Reptile scales. : SCUTES
82. General of 2d Army of U. S. : GEROW
85. Deprivation. : BEREAVEMENT
86. Fairy tale characters. : STEPMOTHERS
90. Exhaust. : FAG
92. Sun disk. : ATEN
95. Inflammable fiber cord. : WICK
97. Place of worship. : ALTAR
99. British hurrah. : CHEERO
100. Verdi masterpiece. : AIDA
102. Palmyra fibers. : TALS
104. Man's nickname. : LEN
106. One-man flight. : SOLO
108. Florida Senator and family. : PEPPERS
110. B-type movie. : SHOCKER
111. Nathan Hale, for instance. : PATRIOT
112. Burn again. : RESEAR
113. Small glass vessel. : AMPULE
114. Of a nerve. : NEURAL
115. Reduce assessments. : DERATE
117. Scythe handle. : SNATHE
118. Lower. : DEBASE
119. Cathedral city in Devonshire. : EXETER
120. Pressure. : STRESS
123. Baseball teams. : NINES
125. Wise guys. : ALECS
128. Cape, western extremity of continental Europe. : ROCA
130. Baking ___. : SODA
131. Hebrew month. : ELUL
133. Soft food. : PAP
135. Churchillian sign. : VEE
137. 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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