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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

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Across
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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
Down
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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
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Sam or Tony. : WELLER
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Takes orders. : OBEYS
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Treacherous. : FALSE
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Lieut. Col. Galloway of WAC. : IRENE
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Minimal. : LEAST
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Circuit journeys of early English judges. : EYRES
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Blueprint. : PLAN
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Equipment for a famous trick. : ROPE
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Ingredient of smog. : SOOT
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Table scrap. : ORT
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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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