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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.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 87-Across clue had "Adia's"; changed to "Aida's."

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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 623
Across
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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
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Perennial opera favorite. : ILTROVATORE
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Popular dancer, real name Austerlitz. : FREDASTAIRE
129
Kind of servant getting scarce. : SLEEPINMAID
130
Deck. : ARRAY
131
Novelist Glasgow. : ELLEN
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Speedy rodents. : HARES
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London good-byes. : TATAS
Down
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Gun shells, etc.: Colloq. : AMMO
2
Chronometer. : DIAL
3
Postures. : ATTITUDES
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Low man on the T/O. : PRIVATE
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Workmen who voice organ pipes. : TONERS
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College at Cedar Rapids. : COE
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Pugilist Firpo. : LUIS
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City councillors. : ALDERMEN
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Fans. : ROOTERS
10
Slanting. : ASLOPE
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Low tide. : EBB
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"Dutch ___ Club." : TREAT
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Bohemian reformer (1369–1415). : HUSS
14
Places in office. : INSTATES
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Shrank. : COWERED
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Kon-Tiki raft. : BALSA
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Tutti. : ALL
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Have top billing. : STAR
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Religious group. : SECT
20
Mine treasures. : ORES
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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
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Uproar. : RIOT
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Satisfactory reparation. : ATONEMENT
44
Guards. : SENTRIES
45
Describing O. Henry denouements. : IRONICAL
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Residents of Shillong. : ASSAMESE
48
Temples. : FANES
50
Crown Prince of Norway. : OLAF
51
For instance, 37 Down. : DIVA
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Miss Baker. : BELLE
54
Church decrees. : CANONS
55
Petit soprano. : PONS
57
Kept watch. : SPIED
58
Ready to eat. : RIPE
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Bites. : NIPS
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He wrote "The Donkey Inside." : BEMELMANS
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Spouse. : MATE
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She returned to the Met this season. : FLAGSTAD
66
Control. : REGULATE
67
Schubert masterpiece. : AVEMARIA
68
Former star Marie ___. : DORO
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Board the Queen Mary. : EMBARK
71
Choice things. : PLUMS
73
Undulating. : WAVY
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Ace: Ger. : EINS
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People of Lodz. : POLES
78
Publisher, lecturer, raconteur. : CERF
80
Waking. : AROUSING
81
Parleys. : TALKS
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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
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High-minded, as Gandhi. : MAHATMA
104
Unorthodox groups. : CULTS
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Supper side dish. : RELISH
107
His latest book is "Age of Faith." : DURANT
109
Tell again. : RESAY
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Style. : GENRE
112
Rikki-tikki-___. : TAVI
113
City in S.E. Turkey. : URFA
114
Tear off: Scot. : TIRR
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Employer. : USER
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Wainscot. : CEIL
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Source of chlorophyll. : TREE
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Sung by a 51 Down. : ARIA
122
Edward and Edwin. : NEDS
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Girl's name. : EDA
125
Small coin of Japan. : SEN
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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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