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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
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Spring ___. : FEVER
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Spring symbol. : ROBIN
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Seasonably named French star. : PRINTEMPS
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The end. : OMEGA
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Former Queen of Italy. : ELENA
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Where Mark Twain got his name. : RIVERBOAT
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Do a housewifely job. : SPRINGCLEAN
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Touch ___: ballplayer's motto. : EVERYBASE
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Containers. : TINS
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Check. : REIN
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Parts of a Racine play. : ACTES
30
Anita or Monica. : SANTA
31
Century. : ERA
32
May ___. : WINE
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Spiced cooky. : HERMIT
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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
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Siberian river. : AMUR
51
Fix, as flowers. : ARRANGE
52
Made light rapid taps, as rain. : PATTERED
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Laundry machine. : SPINDRIER
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Blithe spirit. : ARIEL
61
Spore holder in lichens. : TRICA
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Attila. : HUN
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Duplicate. : REPEAT
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Trademark of one of the Seven Dwarfs. : SNEEZE
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Indo-Chinese. : TAI
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"That which we call ___ . . . " : AROSE
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Belgian surrealist painter. : ENSOR
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Seasonably named dogs. : SPRINGERS
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Navigators' instruments. : SEXTANTS
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In England, endearing children. : POPPETS
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Noble Italian family. : ESTE
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"To a Skylark." : ODE
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Participants. : SHARERS
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Lily plants. : ALOES
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Pressing problems. : CREASES
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Nosegays. : POSIES
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Deep freeze item. : BEEF
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Day of ___. : REST
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Banished. : DEPORTED
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Top income bracket man. : CROESUS
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Gremlin. : IMP
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Neckwear. : ASCOTS
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Talk volubly: Slang. : CHIN
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Surpassing: Prefix. : PRE
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Charles VII's Agnes. : SOREL
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16 annas. : RUPEE
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English dessert. : FLAN
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Muffin ingredient. : BRAN
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Seasonable Botticelli masterpiece. : PRIMAVERA
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Seasonable weather. : SPRINGRAINS
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Inexact figures. : ESTIMATES
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Any boat. : CRAFT
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Actor Truex. : ERNIE
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Relic rejuvenators. : RESTORERS
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Entertainers. : HOSTS
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Painter of ballet figures. : DEGAS
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Dulles. : FOSTER
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French furniture style. : EMPIRE
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March 21, 1955: 4:36 A. M. : VERNALEQUINOX
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Protection. : EGIS
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Elapsed. : RAN
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Quite new. : RECENT
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One-toothed dragon. : OLLIE
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Common verb. : BEEN
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Miss Claire. : INA
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Wendy's Newfoundland. : NANA
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Evaluates in advance. : PRETESTS
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Ob, Po, Si. : RIVERS
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Disappointed N. Y. voters in '54. : IVESMEN
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Biblical name. : NER
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Rendezvous. : TRYST
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Catcher St. Claire. : EBBA
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Noisily sad. : MOANFUL
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Grazing place. : PASTURE
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The S in T. S. Eliot. : STEARNS
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Happy faces. : GRINS
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Hires a boat. : CHARTERS
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Begin energetically (with "into"). : WADE
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King Mark's wife. : ISOLT
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Entomb. : INURN
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Arabian waterskins. : MATARAS
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Dutch ___. : OVEN
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Ars ___, vita brevis. : LONGA
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Slender candle. : TAPER
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Lurches. : CAREENS
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Obtained. : GOTTEN
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Turkish nobles. : PASHAS
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Adulterated. : IMPURE
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Marshes near Minsk and Pinsk. : PRIPET
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Exist. : ARE
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They have voices of spring. : PEEPERS
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Warns. : ALERTS
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Subject of Stravinsky opus. : RITESOFSPRING
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Game. : ECARTE
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Platforms. : DAISES
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Fears. : DREADS
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Position of a car gear. : INSPEED
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Favored equine. : TOPHORSE
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One way to say "this." : ZIS
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Ermine in Spring. : STOAT
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Dinner dish. : ROAST
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Jelly, in cookery. : GELEE
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Requirements. : NEEDS
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___-dieu. : PRIE
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Football play. : SPOTPASS
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Long, long time. : AEON
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Refrigerator compartment. : CRISPER
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Sense of guilt. : REMORSE
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Spirits: Fr. : ESPRITS
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Hide. : SECRETE
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Take along. : BRING
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Spout. : POURER
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Plain songs. : CHANTS
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Muse of astronomy. : URANIA
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Perceives. : SENSES
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Cottonwood tree. : ALAMO
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Star from Omaha. : CLIFT
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Give off. : EMIT
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Luxembourg town. : ESCH
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Brothers. : FRAS
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Simple. : BARE
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Dictionary abbreviation. : VAR
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He shoots in the 70's. : PRO
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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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