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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

FROM THE BOOKSHELF

New York Times, Sunday, February 20, 1949

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 Down
1. 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
24. "The ___," by Pearl Buck. : PATRIOT
25. English poet laureate (1835–1913). : AUSTIN
26. Oriental ___. : RUG
27. Island group N. of Japan. : KURIL
29. Joining. : UNITING
31. Ancient times: Poet. : ELD
32. Waste allowances. : TRETS
34. "Snake eyes." : ONES
36. Outer cover. : SKIN
37. Ice queen. : HENIE
39. 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
54. Closed. : SEALED
56. Gullies. : RAVINES
60. 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
78. Blazing. : AFIRE
80. ___ Heights, 1777 battle. : BEMIS
82. British novelist. : LEVER
84. Short drink. : SIP
85. Abscond. : DECAMP
87. "___ and spice." : SUGAR
89. Hermit. : CENOBITE
91. Dutch humanist. : ERASMUS
93. What book clubs do. : SELECT
95. Vilifies. : ABUSES
96. Daughter of David. : TAMAR
98. River bank. : RIPA
99. Hebrew measure. : OMER
100. Mr. Ben Adhem. : ABOU
103. Affirmatives. : AYES
105. Left Bank literateur. : SARTRE
107. Plans. : MAPS
111. Imprecation. : CURSE
113. Rumanian river. : REUT
115. Tight. : SNUG
116. Franco-German coal area. : SARRE
117. ___-la-la. : TRA
118. The penmanship man. : SPENCER
121. "I am dying, ___, dying." : EGYPT
123. Loose. : LAX
124. Native. : INNATE
126. Area. : ACREAGE
128. Zealous. : ARDENT
130. Philippine island. : NEGROS
131. Author of "High Towers." : COSTAIN
132. Shade of meaning. : NUANCE
133. Author of "The Heart of the Matter." : GREENE
134. Braided. : TRESSED
135. "Main ___." : STREET
1. Stings. : SMARTS
2. De Maupassant's famous "La ___." : PARURE
3. Spit and image. : RINGER
4. River in Turkestan. : ILI
5. Isthmuses. : NECKS
6. Former Cuban president. : GRAU
7. Fret. : REPINE
8. Glow with colors. : OPALESCE
9. Small stage part. : BIT
10. Unbleached. : ECRU
11. Spoils. : RUINS
12. Russian carriage drawn by three horses abreast. : TROIKA
13. Locale. : SETTING
14. Pair. : SPAN
15. Author of "The Loved One." : WAUGH
16. Nooks. : INS
17. Obvious. : PATENT
18. Iago's wife. : EMILIA
19. Temper: Colloq. : DANDER
28. Mr. O'More. : RORY
30. "___ Sanctum." : INNER
33. Four: Prefix. : TETRA
35. Vapor. : STEAM
38. Summery. : ESTIVAL
40. Electrolytic product. : CATION
41. Author of "Toward the Morning." : ALLEN
43. Town in Iran. : ANAR
46. Hire. : RENT
48. Sauk Center's famous redhead. : LEWIS
50. All square. : EVEN
51. Fanciful novel by Edita Morris. : CHARADE
52. The rebel archangel. : LUCIFER
53. Theme of Sandburg's "Remembrance Rock." : AMERICA
54. Fence stairs. : STILES
55. Bargainer with Daniel Webster. : DEVIL
57. Retribution. : NEMESIS
58. Well-read. : ERUDITE
59. Shawls. : SERAPES
61. Snooty person. : SNOB
63. Nero Wolf and Perry Mason do. : DETECT
67. Author of "The Plague." : CAMUS
69. Hub. : NAVE
72. Man's name. : ERASTUS
74. It flows past Timbuktu. : NIGER
76. Retitle. : RENAME
79. Jane Austen's matchmaking Miss Woodhouse. : EMMA
81. Cum grano ___. : SALIS
83. "The ___."—Douglas. : ROBE
86. Cousin to Bagheera. : PUMA
88. Meal: Fr. : REPAS
90. Seagrave's "___ Surgeon." : BURMA
92. Author of "The House Without a Roof." : SAYRE
94. Apostle of self-improvement. : CARNEGIE
97. Re-stage. : REENACT
99. Saturnalia. : ORGY
100. Lily Mars' career. : ACTING
101. Stove part. : BURNER
102. Dutch royal house. : ORANGE
104. Aid. : SUCCOR
106. Virtue: Ger. : TUGEND
108. Radio's Miss Francis. : ARLENE
109. Caper. : PRANCE
110. Floradora girls. : SEXTET
112. District of North Riding. : ESTON
114. To the point. : TERSE
116. Show off. : STRUT
119. Weigh: Fr. : PESE
120. Soaks. : RETS
122. Swings the camera. : PANS
125. Exist. : ARE
127. Rough lavas: Hawaii. : AAS
129. 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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