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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Friday, March 27, 1959

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,542
Across
1. Indian native to Virgin Islands. : CARIB
6. Bygone. : PAST
10. Barter: Colloq. : SWAP
14. Center of activity. : ARENA
15. Actress Chase. : ILKA
16. Galway's neighbor. : MAYO
17. Largest of the Virgin Islands. : SAINTCROIX
19. Road: Lat. : ITER
20. Energy unit. : ERG
21. Reza Pahlavi. : SHAH
22. Most useless. : IDLEST
24. Prudent. : SANE
26. Greek letters. : ETAS
28. Poetic contraction. : EER
29. Spice. : MACE
31. Lowering. : ABASING
35. Smooth ___. : ASSILK
38. Work doggedly. : PLOD
39. Musical syllable. : SOL
40. Virgin Islands capital. : CHARLOTTEAMALIE
43. Siamese. : TAI
44. "J'y ___, j'y reste." : SUIS
45. Roadhouse. : TAVERN
46. A Dionne. : ANNETTE
48. Irish lake. : ERNE
49. Refrain syllable. : TRA
50. Painter with famed mustache. : DALI
52. Gorenesque accomplishment. : SLAM
56. Big Leagues. : MAJORS
59. Venetian resort. : LIDO
61. Nigerian tribe. : EDO
62. Footless creature. : APOD
63. They cool the Virgin Islands. : TRADEWINDS
66. Revolutionary general. : ASHE
67. Swiss river. : AARE
68. Roman official. : EDILE
69. Transmit. : SEND
70. Exports from V. I. : RUMS
71. They sold us the V. I. in 1917. : DANES
Down
1. Special situations. : CASES
2. Macaw. : ARARA
3. Hold sway. : REIGN
4. Place to stay. : INN
5. Belfry habitués. : BATS
6. Blackbeard or Bluebeard of St. Thomas. : PIRATE
7. Island farewell. : ALOHA
8. Water ___. : SKI
9. Hire vehicle. : TAXI
10. Signs of pleasure. : SMILES
11. Island off St. Thomas, V. I. : WATERISLE
12. Yeses. : AYES
13. 40 Across, for example. : PORT
18. Supermarket activity. : CHECKOUT
23. "Fifteen men on a ___'s chest . . . " : DEADMAN
25. Eastern ruler. : EMIR
27. Store attraction. : SALE
30. Early July game. : ALLSTAR
32. Excursion, as from St. Thomas. : BOATRIDE
33. Café ___. : NOIR
34. Secluded valley. : GLEN
35. Recorded proceedings. : ACTA
36. Southeast Asian. : SHAN
37. V. I. site of National Park. : SAINTJOHN
38. Liquid measures: Abbr. : PTS
41. Knotted. : TIED
42. The birds, in zoology. : AVES
47. Ate away. : ERODED
48. Slides over. : ELIDES
51. Early morning sound. : ALARM
53. V. I. Ulyanov. : LENIN
54. Befuddle. : ADDLE
55. Painter of American primitives. : MOSES
56. Dutch river. : MAAS
57. Church area. : APSE
58. Castor or Pollux. : STAR
60. Was in debt. : OWED
64. Author Santha Rama ___. : RAU
65. Cider-sweet girl. : IDA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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