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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.
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,508
Across
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Vouch for officially. : ACCREDIT
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Siberians. : TATARS
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One of Rome's seven hills. : PALATINE
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Charlotte ___, Virgin Islands capital. : AMALIE
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Selects actors without a tryout. : PRECASTS
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Western Indian. : MOHAVE
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Piece of furniture. : LOVESEAT
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Asks the value of: Colloq. : PRICES
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Grade school: Abbr. : ELEM
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Engage in winter sport: Var. : SKEE
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Sour. : TART
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Withered. : SERE
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Solid ground. : TERRAFIRMA
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Adlai's initials. : AES
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Word used to designate N. Y. metropolitan area. : GREATER
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A light carriage. : CHAISE
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House furnishings. : LINENS
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Imprint again. : RESTAMP
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Still: Poet. : EEN
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All-consuming feelings. : OBSESSIONS
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The "Law of Moses." : TORA
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Crystal-gazer. : SEER
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In opposition: Prefix. : ANTI
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Singles. : ONES
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Italian prize movie, with "La." : STRADA
51
Comes on gradually and almost unnoticed. : CREEPSUP
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Political campaign adornment. : BUTTON
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Ground-concealed explosive charge. : LANDMINE
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Revokes, as a legacy. : ADEEMS
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Of a group of nine. : ENNEADIC
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Between Arabia and Egypt. : REDSEA
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Most rigorous. : STERNEST
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Winesap, Delicious, etc. : APPLES
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The late Miss Lombard. : CAROLE
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Facile. : CLEVER
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Floral structure, as lily of the valley. : RACEME
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Thinks slightingly of. : DISESTEEMS
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Quantities piped in. : INTAKES
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Bed canopy. : TESTER
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Force down. : TAMP
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___ patriae. : AMOR
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Resident of Papeete. : TAHITIAN
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One way to order a meal. : ALACARTE
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Levee workers. : RIVERMEN
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Have an astral illusion, à la comic strips. : SEESTARS
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Unit of energy. : ERG
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Famous Van Gogh painting, with "L'." : ARLESIENNE
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Sinn ___: Irish separatists. : FEIN
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Men named for a king of Judah. : ASAS
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Part of a goal post. : CROSSBAR
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Dullness, lethargy : HEBETUDE
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Stated forcefully. : ASSERTED
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Repeats. : ITERATES
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___ mater, brain membrane. : PIA
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New member. : ENTRANT
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Husbands of "tantes." : ONCLES
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Chief or boss. : TOPMAN
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Football term, describing short kickoffs. : ONSIDE
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United: Fr. : REUNIS
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Phase. : ASPECT
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Rotunda feature. : DOME
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Handle: Lat. : ANSA
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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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