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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Friday, February 27, 1953

8-Down : They're in the back row at the Philharmonic.

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,349
Across
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What to talk about. : TOPIC
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Sympathetic sounds: Colloq. : TSKS
10
Neglect. : OMIT
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Fictional Italian city. : ADANO
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Willow. : ITEA
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Miami's county. : DADE
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Officers' trousers. : PINKS
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Hack job of writing or painting. : POTBOILER
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A connivance. : SCHEME
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Resident of Peachtree Street. : ATLANTAN
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Man's name, decidedly out of favor. : ADOLF
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Spanish article. : LOS
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Burro. : ASS
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Admit. : OWN
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"Come Back to ___." : SORRENTO
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Post-World-War-I art cult. : DADA
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B or B-plus. : GOOD
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"Oh, what a girl!" : SUSIE
39
Necessity at the pickle works. : DILL
40
Ink: French. : ENCRE
42
In the back, it's infamy. : STAB
43
One of the TV Allens. : STEVE
45
Consequently. : THUS
46
Garment worn in "The Silver Chalice." : TOGA
47
Gordon Persons, for instance. : ALABAMAN
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From: German. : VON
51
Evian or Dax. : SPA
54
Hollywood's Joanne ___. : DRU
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Set of furniture. : SUITE
57
Australia's capital. : CANBERRA
60
Scenic views. : SCAPES
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Two words describing much of Texas. : OPENRANGE
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Einstein was one. : EXILE
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Member of the mackerel family. : TUNA
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Nine: French. : NEUF
68
Old rotogravure color. : SEPIA
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Queen of Egyptian gods. : SATI
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Waste allowance. : TRET
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Long lock. : TRESS
Down
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Bugle call. : TAPS
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Pindaric. : ODIC
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Geographic phenomenon of Texas, Oklahoma, Maryland. : PANHANDLE
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Got the presses ready. : INKED
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Flower that sounds universal. : COSMOS
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Tout's stock in trade. : TIP
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Greek porch. : STOA
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They're in the back row at the Philharmonic. : KETTLEDRUMS
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French baritone. : SABLON
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Host at Valhalla. : ODIN
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Where Valletta is. : MALTA
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What a copywriter should have. : IDEAS
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Sea swallows. : TERNS
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Ovens. : OASTS
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Encomium. : ELOGE
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Where to cook when cooking with gas. : FRONTBURNER
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Ringside figures. : ODDS
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What people on queues do. : WAIT
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City in Uruguay. : ROCHA
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Headline writer's "expel from a position." : OUST
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Author ___ Johnston. : ALVA
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Lincoln's "Homburg." : STOVEPIPE
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"But yet the pity of it, ___!" : IAGO
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Israel's Ambassador in Washington. : EBAN
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Jacob was ___ brother. : ESAUS
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Noted aviatrix. : ELDER
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Out-and-out. : ARRANT
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Most precise. : NICEST
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Men of Maxwelltown. : SCOTS
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Part of the Island of New Guinea. : PAPUA
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Concerning. : ANENT
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Imposer of tolls. : TAXER
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___ B'rith, founded 1843. : BNAI
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Tropical malady. : AGUE
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Yale men. : ELIS
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Large waves. : SEAS
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Salamander. : EFT

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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