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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Saturday, February 21, 1959

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 6.13, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,508

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Vouch for officially. : ACCREDIT
9. Siberians. : TATARS
15. One of Rome's seven hills. : PALATINE
16. Charlotte ___, Virgin Islands capital. : AMALIE
17. Selects actors without a tryout. : PRECASTS
18. Western Indian. : MOHAVE
19. Piece of furniture. : LOVESEAT
20. Asks the value of: Colloq. : PRICES
21. Grade school: Abbr. : ELEM
22. Engage in winter sport: Var. : SKEE
24. Sour. : TART
25. Withered. : SERE
26. Solid ground. : TERRAFIRMA
29. Adlai's initials. : AES
30. Word used to designate N. Y. metropolitan area. : GREATER
31. A light carriage. : CHAISE
35. House furnishings. : LINENS
36. Imprint again. : RESTAMP
38. Still: Poet. : EEN
39. All-consuming feelings. : OBSESSIONS
41. The "Law of Moses." : TORA
45. Crystal-gazer. : SEER
46. In opposition: Prefix. : ANTI
47. Singles. : ONES
48. Italian prize movie, with "La." : STRADA
51. Comes on gradually and almost unnoticed. : CREEPSUP
53. Political campaign adornment. : BUTTON
54. Ground-concealed explosive charge. : LANDMINE
55. Revokes, as a legacy. : ADEEMS
56. Of a group of nine. : ENNEADIC
57. Between Arabia and Egypt. : REDSEA
58. Most rigorous. : STERNEST
Down
1. Winesap, Delicious, etc. : APPLES
2. The late Miss Lombard. : CAROLE
3. Facile. : CLEVER
4. Floral structure, as lily of the valley. : RACEME
5. Greek letters. : ETAS
6. Thinks slightingly of. : DISESTEEMS
7. Quantities piped in. : INTAKES
8. Bed canopy. : TESTER
9. Force down. : TAMP
10. ___ patriae. : AMOR
11. Resident of Papeete. : TAHITIAN
12. One way to order a meal. : ALACARTE
13. Levee workers. : RIVERMEN
14. Have an astral illusion, à la comic strips. : SEESTARS
23. Unit of energy. : ERG
27. Famous Van Gogh painting, with "L'." : ARLESIENNE
28. Sinn ___: Irish separatists. : FEIN
29. Men named for a king of Judah. : ASAS
31. Part of a goal post. : CROSSBAR
32. Dullness, lethargy : HEBETUDE
33. Stated forcefully. : ASSERTED
34. Repeats. : ITERATES
37. ___ mater, brain membrane. : PIA
38. New member. : ENTRANT
40. Husbands of "tantes." : ONCLES
41. Chief or boss. : TOPMAN
42. Football term, describing short kickoffs. : ONSIDE
43. United: Fr. : REUNIS
44. Phase. : ASPECT
49. Rotunda feature. : DOME
50. Handle: Lat. : ANSA
52. W. German river. : EDER

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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