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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

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New York Times, Sunday, March 7, 1954

125-Across : Encourage.

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 689 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23 Grid has duplicate clues.
Harold T. Bers has 138 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,713
Across
1
Guitar's twang. : PLUNK
6
Partly open. : AJAR
10
Cowed. : AWED
14
Borough near Paterson, N. J. : PARAMUS
21
French author. : RENAN
22
Knot. : NODE
23
Peggy Wood. : MAMA
24
Uranium, for instance. : ELEMENT
25
Mary Martin starred in it. : ONETOUCHOFVENUS
28
Neapolitan gang. : CAMORRA
29
___ mater, brain membrane. : PIA
30
Old-time cart. : WAIN
31
Enables to go. : SENDS
32
Shad is very. : BONY
33
Convertible. : CAR
34
Slip. : ERR
36
Cysts. : WENS
38
___ de veau. : RIS
39
Virginia Senator. : BYRD
40
Target. : BUTT
41
Riding high. : ONTOP
43
Lake in Africa. : NYASSA
45
Spanish belle. : MAJA
46
___ Capek, who wrote "R.U.R." : KAREL
47
Tunnel noises. : ECHOES
49
Dog's fur. : COAT
50
Indian actor. : SABU
51
Fictional alter ego. : MRHYDE
52
Buffet. : RESTAURANT
54
Shoulder ___. : STRAP
55
"I ___ Got Nobody." : AINT
56
Any sudden success. : STRIKE
57
Spanish painter. : DALI
58
Child actress, ___ Mann. : IRIS
60
Luck: Archaic. : HAP
63
Man's nickname. : GUS
66
Deal out. : METE
67
Exploded. : DETONATED
69
Note. : MEMO
70
"Johnny ___," by Rodgers. : ONENOTE
72
River much in the news. : YALU
73
Tip. : APEX
74
Dancer's maneuvers. : LEAPS
75
Cook in fat. : BRAISE
76
Car part. : GENERATOR
78
A pivot pin. : PINTLE
79
Has "S" trouble. : LISPS
80
Natterjack. : TOAD
81
Require. : NEED
82
Siren. : ALLURER
83
Series of important events. : EPOS
84
Sandpiper, for instance. : SHOREBIRD
86
Weaver's tool. : SLEY
87
Sounds of doubt. : ERS
88
Midmorning. : TEN
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Copied. : APED
90
Typesetting machine: Colloq. : LINO
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Lights in eyes. : GLEAMS
93
Wight or Man. : ISLE
95
Farouk's status. : EXILE
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Carried on business. : TRANSACTED
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Set of nine. : ENNEAD
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Frenzied. : AMOK
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Trot or canter. : GAIT
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___ of mercy. : ERRAND
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Rhythmic structure. : METRE
107
Port opposite Cartagena. : ORAN
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Drawing card. : MAGNET
110
Make clear. : SOLVE
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Hebrew measure. : EPHA
112
Colleague of crafts. : ARTS
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One of "Three Little Words." : YOU
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Uninteresting. : DRAB
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551. : DLI
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Route: Abbr. : RTE
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Washed out: Slang. : BLAH
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Thrust. : LUNGE
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Eskers. : OSAR
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Le dernier ___. : CRI
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Encourage. : SUSTAIN
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Odets play. : ROCKETTOTHEMOON
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Coming into use. : ENURING
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Prominent publisher. : LUCE
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See 52 Across. : CAFE
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Carried. : BORNE
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Legislatures. : SENATES
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Delay. : STAY
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Cow pony: Slang. : HOSS
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Intelligence. : SENSE
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Stage lamp or love letter. : PROP
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Clemency. : LENIENCE
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Digs up. : UNEARTHS
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Man's nickname. : NAT
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Distinguish. : KNOW
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___ régime. : ANCIEN
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Corn bread. : JOHNNYCAKE
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Fuss. : ADO
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Arbiters: Abbr. : REFS
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Village N. of Pawling, N. Y. : AMENIA
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Divining rods. : WANDS
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Big birds. : EMUS
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Law officials: Abbr. : DAS
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Deer genus. : PECORA
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Finnish islands. : ALAND
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___ de Gourmont, French critic. : REMY
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I love: Lat. : AMO
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Orson Welles' old company. : MERCURYTHEATRE
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Not in Dun & Bradstreet. : UNRATED
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Scare. : STARTLE
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Big union in Michigan. : UAW
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Russian measure, 2/3 mile. : VERST
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Ray Bolger starred in it. : BYJUPITER
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Cores. : ROOTS
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French river. : SAONE
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French cake. : BABA
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Road: Ger. : BAHN
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Poetic contraction. : OER
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It helps keep your garden green. : PEATMOSS
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Held court. : SAT
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Steeped in brine. : MARINATED
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Mr. Kringle. : KRIS
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La ___, French police. : SURETE
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Normandy town. : STLO
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Scarce helper. : MAID
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Liturgy. : RITE
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Gloomy. : SATURNINE
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Strike out. : DELE
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Actor Harrison. : REX
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Fuller. : AMPLER
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Conundrums. : POSERS
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Piece of stemware. : GOBLET
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Green. : UNRIPE
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Wolcott Gibbs' hit. : SEASONINTHESUN
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Flower. : DANDELION
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Footless. : APOD
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Cookbook supplement. : MENU
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Checks growth of. : NIPS
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Length of a sabbatical. : YEAR
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Heroine of Tarkington novel. : LILYMARS
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Muni and Rainer starred in it. : GOODEARTH
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Old word for a plane. : AERO
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Content. : PLEASE
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Article. : THE
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Danish measure. : ALEN
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Hastened. : SPED
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Defraud. : BILK
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They provide durable shelter. : SLATEROOFS
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Wings. : ALAE
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Serious student. : GRIND
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Fish dish. : SCROD
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Antitoxins. : SERA
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Calendar high spot. : XMAS
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Last words of a song. : TAG
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Iowa's pride. : TALLCORN
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Suburbs. : ENVIRONS
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Monogram for the Chief. : DDE
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Comes out of water. : EMERSES
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Large planet. : NEPTUNE
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Measure. : GAUGE
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Apes. : ORANGS
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Marmoset. : MONKEY
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Sips. : TASTES
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Actress MacMahon. : ALINE
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Lily plant. : YUCCA
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Pooh! : BAH
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Files. : BAIT
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Boor. : LOUT
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What engravers do. : ETCH
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Wearers of the Gray. : REBS
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Arrow poison. : INEE
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Musical syllable. : TRA
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Mr. Stevenson. : RLS
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Truth in Chinese philosophy. : TAO
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Man's nickname. : MOE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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