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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

THE FIRST SEASON

New York Times, Sunday, March 27, 1955

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 61, Avg Word Len: 5.67, Missing: { J K }, Scrabble score: 554 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,098
Across
1. Spring ___. : FEVER
6. Spring symbol. : ROBIN
11. Seasonably named French star. : PRINTEMPS
20. The end. : OMEGA
21. Former Queen of Italy. : ELENA
22. Where Mark Twain got his name. : RIVERBOAT
23. Do a housewifely job. : SPRINGCLEAN
25. Touch ___: ballplayer's motto. : EVERYBASE
26. Containers. : TINS
27. Check. : REIN
28. Parts of a Racine play. : ACTES
30. Anita or Monica. : SANTA
31. Century. : ERA
32. May ___. : WINE
33. Spiced cooky. : HERMIT
35. It now goes into storage. : FUR
36. Showing trust. : RELIANT
38. Sulphur and ___. : MOLASSES
41. What young men's fancies do. : TURN
42. What winter does March 21. : ENDS
43. Act like a spring chicken. : CAVORT
44. City on both sides of the border. : NOGALES
46. Ruffled pride. : PIQUE
48. Inventors' goals. : PATENTS
49. Trim. : LOP
50. Siberian river. : AMUR
51. Fix, as flowers. : ARRANGE
52. Made light rapid taps, as rain. : PATTERED
57. Laundry machine. : SPINDRIER
59. Blithe spirit. : ARIEL
61. Spore holder in lichens. : TRICA
62. Attila. : HUN
63. Duplicate. : REPEAT
65. Trademark of one of the Seven Dwarfs. : SNEEZE
67. Indo-Chinese. : TAI
68. "That which we call ___ . . . " : AROSE
70. Belgian surrealist painter. : ENSOR
72. Seasonably named dogs. : SPRINGERS
74. Navigators' instruments. : SEXTANTS
76. In England, endearing children. : POPPETS
78. Noble Italian family. : ESTE
79. "To a Skylark." : ODE
80. Participants. : SHARERS
81. Lily plants. : ALOES
82. Pressing problems. : CREASES
86. Nosegays. : POSIES
87. Deep freeze item. : BEEF
88. Day of ___. : REST
89. Banished. : DEPORTED
91. Top income bracket man. : CROESUS
94. Gremlin. : IMP
95. Neckwear. : ASCOTS
96. Talk volubly: Slang. : CHIN
97. Surpassing: Prefix. : PRE
98. Charles VII's Agnes. : SOREL
100. 16 annas. : RUPEE
102. English dessert. : FLAN
103. Muffin ingredient. : BRAN
104. Seasonable Botticelli masterpiece. : PRIMAVERA
106. Seasonable weather. : SPRINGRAINS
109. Inexact figures. : ESTIMATES
110. Any boat. : CRAFT
111. Actor Truex. : ERNIE
112. Relic rejuvenators. : RESTORERS
113. Entertainers. : HOSTS
114. Painter of ballet figures. : DEGAS
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1. Dulles. : FOSTER
2. French furniture style. : EMPIRE
3. March 21, 1955: 4:36 A. M. : VERNALEQUINOX
4. Protection. : EGIS
5. Elapsed. : RAN
6. Quite new. : RECENT
7. One-toothed dragon. : OLLIE
8. Common verb. : BEEN
9. Miss Claire. : INA
10. Wendy's Newfoundland. : NANA
11. Evaluates in advance. : PRETESTS
12. Ob, Po, Si. : RIVERS
13. Disappointed N. Y. voters in '54. : IVESMEN
14. Biblical name. : NER
15. Rendezvous. : TRYST
16. Catcher St. Claire. : EBBA
17. Noisily sad. : MOANFUL
18. Grazing place. : PASTURE
19. The S in T. S. Eliot. : STEARNS
24. Happy faces. : GRINS
29. Hires a boat. : CHARTERS
32. Begin energetically (with "into"). : WADE
34. King Mark's wife. : ISOLT
37. Entomb. : INURN
38. Arabian waterskins. : MATARAS
39. Dutch ___. : OVEN
40. Ars ___, vita brevis. : LONGA
41. Slender candle. : TAPER
43. Lurches. : CAREENS
45. Obtained. : GOTTEN
46. Turkish nobles. : PASHAS
47. Adulterated. : IMPURE
48. Marshes near Minsk and Pinsk. : PRIPET
51. Exist. : ARE
52. They have voices of spring. : PEEPERS
53. Warns. : ALERTS
54. Subject of Stravinsky opus. : RITESOFSPRING
55. Game. : ECARTE
56. Platforms. : DAISES
58. Fears. : DREADS
60. Position of a car gear. : INSPEED
64. Favored equine. : TOPHORSE
66. One way to say "this." : ZIS
69. Ermine in Spring. : STOAT
71. Dinner dish. : ROAST
73. Jelly, in cookery. : GELEE
75. Requirements. : NEEDS
77. ___-dieu. : PRIE
80. Football play. : SPOTPASS
81. Long, long time. : AEON
82. Refrigerator compartment. : CRISPER
83. Sense of guilt. : REMORSE
84. Spirits: Fr. : ESPRITS
85. Hide. : SECRETE
87. Take along. : BRING
90. Spout. : POURER
91. Plain songs. : CHANTS
92. Muse of astronomy. : URANIA
93. Perceives. : SENSES
95. Cottonwood tree. : ALAMO
96. Star from Omaha. : CLIFT
99. Give off. : EMIT
101. Luxembourg town. : ESCH
102. Brothers. : FRAS
103. Simple. : BARE
105. Dictionary abbreviation. : VAR
107. He shoots in the 70's. : PRO
108. Cardinal color. : RED

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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