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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

FROM THE BOOKSHELF

New York Times, Sunday, February 20, 1949

52-Down : The rebel archangel.

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 63, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 531 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 35
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 367
Across
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March 21. : SPRING
7
Henry Fonda's pseudonym. : ROBERTS
14
Plagiarized: Slang. : SWIPED
20
Young Brooklyn best-selling author. : MAILER
21
Patron of culinary art. : EPICURE
22
Scene of Merman musical. : PANAMA
23
Good for bruises. : ARNICA
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"The ___," by Pearl Buck. : PATRIOT
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English poet laureate (1835-1913). : AUSTIN
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Oriental ___. : RUG
27
Island group N. of Japan. : KURIL
29
Joining. : UNITING
31
Ancient times: Poet. : ELD
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Waste allowances. : TRETS
34
"Snake eyes." : ONES
36
Outer cover. : SKIN
37
Ice queen. : HENIE
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Dry. : SERE
40
Summit: Sp. : CRESTA
42
Tolstoy heroine. : ANNA
44
"Western ___."—Benet. : STAR
45
Dog in "King Lear." : TRAY
47
Small room. : CELL
49
Civet cat. : GENET
51
Table wine. : CLARET
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Closed. : SEALED
56
Gullies. : RAVINES
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Petrarch was a great one. : HUMANIST
62
Made cat noises. : MEWED
64
Subject of Longfellow poem. : REVERE
65
High card. : ACE
66
What "Tono-Bungay" was. : TONIC
68
British film actor. : NIVEN
70
Belgian city. : NAMUR
71
"Le ___," French humor magazine. : RIRE
73
Man Without a Country. : NOLAN
75
Hindu guitar. : SITAR
77
Mother of two eggs. : LEDA
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Blazing. : AFIRE
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___ Heights, 1777 battle. : BEMIS
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British novelist. : LEVER
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Short drink. : SIP
85
Abscond. : DECAMP
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"___ and spice." : SUGAR
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Hermit. : CENOBITE
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Dutch humanist. : ERASMUS
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What book clubs do. : SELECT
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Vilifies. : ABUSES
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Daughter of David. : TAMAR
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River bank. : RIPA
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Hebrew measure. : OMER
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Mr. Ben Adhem. : ABOU
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Affirmatives. : AYES
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Left Bank literateur. : SARTRE
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Plans. : MAPS
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Imprecation. : CURSE
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Rumanian river. : REUT
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Tight. : SNUG
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Franco-German coal area. : SARRE
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___-la-la. : TRA
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The penmanship man. : SPENCER
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"I am dying, ___, dying." : EGYPT
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Loose. : LAX
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Native. : INNATE
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Area. : ACREAGE
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Zealous. : ARDENT
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Philippine island. : NEGROS
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Author of "High Towers." : COSTAIN
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Shade of meaning. : NUANCE
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Author of "The Heart of the Matter." : GREENE
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Braided. : TRESSED
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"Main ___." : STREET
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Stings. : SMARTS
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De Maupassant's famous "La ___." : PARURE
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Spit and image. : RINGER
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River in Turkestan. : ILI
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Isthmuses. : NECKS
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Former Cuban president. : GRAU
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Fret. : REPINE
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Glow with colors. : OPALESCE
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Small stage part. : BIT
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Unbleached. : ECRU
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Spoils. : RUINS
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Russian carriage drawn by three horses abreast. : TROIKA
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Locale. : SETTING
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Pair. : SPAN
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Author of "The Loved One." : WAUGH
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Nooks. : INS
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Obvious. : PATENT
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Iago's wife. : EMILIA
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Temper: Colloq. : DANDER
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Mr. O'More. : RORY
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"___ Sanctum." : INNER
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Four: Prefix. : TETRA
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Vapor. : STEAM
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Summery. : ESTIVAL
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Electrolytic product. : CATION
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Author of "Toward the Morning." : ALLEN
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Town in Iran. : ANAR
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Hire. : RENT
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Sauk Center's famous redhead. : LEWIS
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All square. : EVEN
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Fanciful novel by Edita Morris. : CHARADE
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The rebel archangel. : LUCIFER
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Theme of Sandburg's "Remembrance Rock." : AMERICA
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Fence stairs. : STILES
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Bargainer with Daniel Webster. : DEVIL
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Retribution. : NEMESIS
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Well-read. : ERUDITE
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Shawls. : SERAPES
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Snooty person. : SNOB
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Nero Wolf and Perry Mason do. : DETECT
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Author of "The Plague." : CAMUS
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Hub. : NAVE
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Man's name. : ERASTUS
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It flows past Timbuktu. : NIGER
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Retitle. : RENAME
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Jane Austen's matchmaking Miss Woodhouse. : EMMA
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Cum grano ___. : SALIS
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"The ___."—Douglas. : ROBE
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Cousin to Bagheera. : PUMA
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Meal: Fr. : REPAS
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Seagrave's "___ Surgeon." : BURMA
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Author of "The House Without a Roof." : SAYRE
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Apostle of self-improvement. : CARNEGIE
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Re-stage. : REENACT
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Saturnalia. : ORGY
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Lily Mars' career. : ACTING
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Stove part. : BURNER
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Dutch royal house. : ORANGE
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Aid. : SUCCOR
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Virtue: Ger. : TUGEND
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Radio's Miss Francis. : ARLENE
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Caper. : PRANCE
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Floradora girls. : SEXTET
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District of North Riding. : ESTON
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To the point. : TERSE
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Show off. : STRUT
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Weigh: Fr. : PESE
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Soaks. : RETS
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Swings the camera. : PANS
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Exist. : ARE
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Rough lavas: Hawaii. : AAS
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Persian gateway. : DAR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 31 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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