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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

WORDS AND MUSIC

New York Times, Sunday, March 4, 1951

Author: Harold T. Bers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 655 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 44
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 87-Across clue had "Adia's"; changed to "Aida's."
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 623
Across Down
1. Alter to fit a new use. : ADAPT
6. Mme. Schumann. : CLARA
11. Moral character. : ETHIC
16. Pinza's voice. : BASSO
21. He presides over the N. Y. Philharmonic. : MITROPOULOS
23. Septuagenarian conductor. : BRUNOWALTER
25. Theatrical glamour boy: 2 words. : MATINEEIDOL
26. Missouri girl, married in 1919. : BESSWALLACE
27. ___ J. Dragon of TV. : OLIVER
28. Authoress Anya. : SETON
30. Star-shaped flowers. : ASTERS
31. Prerogatives: Abbr. : RTS
32. Baked by the Queen. : TARTS
34. Iterate. : REPEAT
36. Localities. : AREAS
38. Statesman who died in 1950. : SMUTS
40. Support for weary limbs. : ARMREST
42. Comedian Rosco ___. : ATES
43. Strife-torn continent. : ASIA
47. R.L.S.' evil ego. : HYDE
48. DiMaggio specialties. : FLIES
49. Blew a horn. : TOOTED
51. Cleaners and ___. : DYERS
52. Exist. : ARE
53. Wielded by 21 or 23 Across. : BATON
54. Played by Leonard Rose and Piatigorsky. : CELLOS
55. Played by 39 Down and 6 Across. : PIANOS
56. He composed "Manon." : MASSENET
58. Coat named for a general. : RAGLAN
59. Star of Met and "The Search." : NOVOTNA
60. Besought. : PLED
61. Head man at 40th and Broadway. : BING
62. Famed Berlin cabaret. : FEMINA
64. Edge. : RIM
65. Baskets for dried fruits. : FRAILS
68. Testify. : DEPOSE
70. Newspaper features. : MAPS
71. Indian coins. : PICE
72. Mississippi wall. : LEVEE
73. Luce comedy, with "The." : WOMEN
74. Convenes. : MEETS
76. "Guilty" and "not guilty." : PLEAS
77. Seasoned. : AGED
78. Concern. : CARE
79. Ancient Italian. : SABINE
81. Rumple. : TOUSLE
82. ___ tree. : GUM
83. Aversion. : REVOLT
85. Bombast. : RANT
86. After the storm. : CALM
87. Aïda's lowly state. : SLAVERY
89. Estates. : MANORS
91. Friend of sailors. : POLESTAR
95. Subject of Hawley-Smoot Act, 1930. : TARIFF
96. Monarch in Cairo. : FAROUK
97. Roll tops. : DESKS
98. Site of Copacobana Beach. : RIO
99. Slanted, as a cask. : ATILT
100. Singer ___ Day. : DENNIS
101. Rudiments. : GERMS
102. Mozart's C-minor ___. : MASS
103. H.S.T.'s is Fair. : DEAL
104. Luck, usually bad. : CESS
105. Hot, dust-laden wind. : SIROCCO
107. Pipe-smoking ex-V.P. : DAWES
108. Etna and Vesuvius do. : ERUPT
110. Biological classes. : GENERA
111. Chair: Ger. : STUHL
113. Babylonian sun god. : UTU
116. Neighbor of Gilbert Islands. : ELLICE
118. Sparkle. : GLINT
120. A pentosan: Chem. : ARABAN
123. She played a Count in "Die Fledermaus." : RISESTEVENS
126. Perennial opera favorite. : ILTROVATORE
128. Popular dancer, real name Austerlitz. : FREDASTAIRE
129. Kind of servant getting scarce. : SLEEPINMAID
130. Deck. : ARRAY
131. Novelist Glasgow. : ELLEN
132. Speedy rodents. : HARES
133. London good-byes. : TATAS
1. Gun shells, etc.: Colloq. : AMMO
2. Chronometer. : DIAL
3. Postures. : ATTITUDES
4. Low man on the T/O. : PRIVATE
5. Workmen who voice organ pipes. : TONERS
6. College at Cedar Rapids. : COE
7. Pugilist Firpo. : LUIS
8. City councillors. : ALDERMEN
9. Fans. : ROOTERS
10. Slanting. : ASLOPE
11. Low tide. : EBB
12. "Dutch ___ Club." : TREAT
13. Bohemian reformer (1369–1415). : HUSS
14. Places in office. : INSTATES
15. Shrank. : COWERED
16. Kon-Tiki raft. : BALSA
17. Tutti. : ALL
18. Have top billing. : STAR
19. Religious group. : SECT
20. Mine treasures. : ORES
22. Sprightly. : PERT
24. Goods. : WARES
29. Funds for rainy days. : NESTEGGS
33. Put in the bank, with "away." : SALTED
35. Kwajalein, for instance. : ATOLL
37. Brazilian star of the Met. : SAYAO
38. Pillow cover. : SHAM
39. Dame ___ Hess. : MYRA
41. Uproar. : RIOT
42. Satisfactory reparation. : ATONEMENT
44. Guards. : SENTRIES
45. Describing O. Henry denouements. : IRONICAL
46. Residents of Shillong. : ASSAMESE
48. Temples. : FANES
50. Crown Prince of Norway. : OLAF
51. For instance, 37 Down. : DIVA
53. Miss Baker. : BELLE
54. Church decrees. : CANONS
55. Petit soprano. : PONS
57. Kept watch. : SPIED
58. Ready to eat. : RIPE
59. Bites. : NIPS
61. He wrote "The Donkey Inside." : BEMELMANS
63. Spouse. : MATE
65. She returned to the Met this season. : FLAGSTAD
66. Control. : REGULATE
67. Schubert masterpiece. : AVEMARIA
68. Former star Marie ___. : DORO
69. Board the Queen Mary. : EMBARK
71. Choice things. : PLUMS
73. Undulating. : WAVY
75. Ace: Ger. : EINS
76. People of Lodz. : POLES
78. Publisher, lecturer, raconteur. : CERF
80. Waking. : AROUSING
81. Parleys. : TALKS
83. Cleft. : REFT
84. Mountain lake. : TARN
86. The world or a flower. : COSMOS
88. City: Fr. : VILLE
90. It's measured by decibels. : NOISE
91. Man's nickname. : PERC
92. Fishing craft. : TRAWLBOAT
93. Comfort: Fr. : AISE
94. Flag-maker Betsy. : ROSS
96. Coming British event. : FESTIVAL
97. Decorative bottle. : DECANTER
100. Use up. : DEPLETE
101. Subject of psychologist Yerkes' research. : GORILLA
102. High-minded, as Gandhi. : MAHATMA
104. Unorthodox groups. : CULTS
106. Supper side dish. : RELISH
107. His latest book is "Age of Faith." : DURANT
109. Tell again. : RESAY
110. Style. : GENRE
112. Rikki-tikki-___. : TAVI
113. City in S.E. Turkey. : URFA
114. Tear off: Scot. : TIRR
115. Employer. : USER
117. Wainscot. : CEIL
119. Source of chlorophyll. : TREE
121. Sung by a 51 Down. : ARIA
122. Edward and Edwin. : NEDS
124. Girl's name. : EDA
125. Small coin of Japan. : SEN
127. Musical works: Abbr. : OPS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 35 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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