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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Saturday, February 21, 1953

Author: Harold T. Bers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,343
Across Down
1. Highest point. : ACME
5. Contents of a mythological blood bank. : ICHOR
10. Spot. : ESPY
14. Largest division of the spoils. : LIONSSHARE
16. Meeting place in Pericles’ time. : STOA
17. Game of loops and string. : CATSCRADLE
18. Hogshead. : CASK
19. Social insect. : ANT
20. Bern’s river. : AAR
21. Sends into tantrums. : ENRAGES
23. Chow mein accompaniment. : NOODLES
25. Cover for a wet infield: Colloq. : TARP
26. Uncle or aunt: Abbr. : REL
27. Suburb of Cincinnati. : DEERPARK
31. Term of address like Mrs., in India. : BIBI
34. What the French called M. Georges Clemenceau. : TIGRE
35. Gardner ___, cartoonist. : REA
36. Silk masks covering half the face. : LOUPS
38. Member of the standing army: Abbr. : REG
39. Amount of assessment. : RATAL
41. Big body of water: Abbr. : ATL
42. Divining rods. : TWIGS
44. Governor of Arizona. : PYLE
45. Press agent’s stock in trade. : BALLYHOO
47. Sorrowful state. : WOE
49. Where Venus was found. : MILO
50. Hectic. : FEBRILE
54. Declare openly. : PROFESS
57. Porter. : ALE
58. Alfonso XIII was one. : REY
59. Swag. : LOOT
60. Weather “forecaster.” : WOOLLYBEAR
63. Bishop’s seat. : APSE
64. Down-to-earth thinking. : HORSESENSE
65. Have use for. : NEED
66. Piscivorous mammal. : OTTER
67. Curtain materials. : NETS
1. North American highway. : ALCAN
2. Il Duce’s son-in-law. : CIANO
3. “Excelsior,” for instance. : MOTTO
4. Annapolis graduate: Abbr. : ENS
5. Land of the Knesset. : ISRAEL
6. Scorches. : CHARS
7. Once owned. : HAD
8. Heraldic fillet. : ORLE
9. Renew membership. : REENTER
10. Steep slope. : ESCARP
11. Dinner for a groom-to-be. : STAGPARTY
12. Model. : POSE
13. Russian planes. : YAKS
15. Sol-fa. : SCALE
22. Of less frequency. : RARER
24. Method of making coffee. : DRIP
27. Muralist Rivera. : DIEGO
28. Ingredient of floating island. : EGGS
29. Matter-of-fact. : REAL
30. Plant of the mustard family. : KALE
31. Let the cat out of the bag. : BLAB
32. Greek letter. : IOTA
33. Progressive of 1912. : BULLMOOSE
34. Piano, violin, cello. : TRIO
37. Mollie Parnis’ forte. : STYLE
40. Pantomimist. : APER
43. Well-known reference book. : WHOSWHO
46. Plagiarized: Colloq. : LIFTED
47. Sam or Tony. : WELLER
48. Takes orders. : OBEYS
50. Treacherous. : FALSE
51. Lieut. Col. Galloway of WAC. : IRENE
52. Minimal. : LEAST
53. Circuit journeys of early English judges. : EYRES
54. Blueprint. : PLAN
55. Equipment for a famous trick. : ROPE
56. Ingredient of smog. : SOOT
61. Table scrap. : ORT
62. Mr. Fairless to his friends. : BEN

Answer summary: 14 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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