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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

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New York Times, Sunday, March 7, 1954

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
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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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
89. Copied. : APED
90. Typesetting machine: Colloq. : LINO
91. Lights in eyes. : GLEAMS
93. Wight or Man. : ISLE
95. Farouk’s status. : EXILE
97. Carried on business. : TRANSACTED
101. Set of nine. : ENNEAD
103. Frenzied. : AMOK
104. Trot or canter. : GAIT
105. ___ of mercy. : ERRAND
106. Rhythmic structure. : METRE
107. Port opposite Cartagena. : ORAN
108. Drawing card. : MAGNET
110. Make clear. : SOLVE
111. Hebrew measure. : EPHA
112. Colleague of crafts. : ARTS
113. One of “Three Little Words.” : YOU
114. Uninteresting. : DRAB
116. 551. : DLI
117. Route: Abbr. : RTE
118. Washed out: Slang. : BLAH
119. Thrust. : LUNGE
121. Eskers. : OSAR
123. Le dernier ___. : CRI
125. Encourage. : SUSTAIN
127. Odets play. : ROCKETTOTHEMOON
130. Coming into use. : ENURING
131. Prominent publisher. : LUCE
132. See 52 Across. : CAFE
133. Carried. : BORNE
134. Legislatures. : SENATES
135. Delay. : STAY
136. Cow pony: Slang. : HOSS
137. Intelligence. : SENSE
1. Stage lamp or love letter. : PROP
2. Clemency. : LENIENCE
3. Digs up. : UNEARTHS
4. Man’s nickname. : NAT
5. Distinguish. : KNOW
6. ___ régime. : ANCIEN
7. Corn bread. : JOHNNYCAKE
8. Fuss. : ADO
9. Arbiters: Abbr. : REFS
10. Village N. of Pawling, N. Y. : AMENIA
11. Divining rods. : WANDS
12. Big birds. : EMUS
13. Law officials: Abbr. : DAS
14. Deer genus. : PECORA
15. Finnish islands. : ALAND
16. ___ de Gourmont, French critic. : REMY
17. I love: Lat. : AMO
18. Orson Welles’ old company. : MERCURYTHEATRE
19. Not in Dun & Bradstreet. : UNRATED
20. Scare. : STARTLE
26. Big union in Michigan. : UAW
27. Russian measure, 2/3 mile. : VERST
32. Ray Bolger starred in it. : BYJUPITER
35. Cores. : ROOTS
37. French river. : SAONE
39. French cake. : BABA
40. Road: Ger. : BAHN
41. Poetic contraction. : OER
42. It helps keep your garden green. : PEATMOSS
44. Held court. : SAT
45. Steeped in brine. : MARINATED
46. Mr. Kringle. : KRIS
48. La ___, French police. : SURETE
50. Normandy town. : STLO
51. Scarce helper. : MAID
53. Liturgy. : RITE
54. Gloomy. : SATURNINE
57. Strike out. : DELE
59. Actor Harrison. : REX
61. Fuller. : AMPLER
62. Conundrums. : POSERS
63. Piece of stemware. : GOBLET
64. Green. : UNRIPE
65. Wolcott Gibbs’ hit. : SEASONINTHESUN
67. Flower. : DANDELION
68. Footless. : APOD
69. Cookbook supplement. : MENU
71. Checks growth of. : NIPS
72. Length of a sabbatical. : YEAR
74. Heroine of Tarkington novel. : LILYMARS
76. Muni and Rainer starred in it. : GOODEARTH
77. Old word for a plane. : AERO
78. Content. : PLEASE
80. Article. : THE
82. Danish measure. : ALEN
84. Hastened. : SPED
85. Defraud. : BILK
86. They provide durable shelter. : SLATEROOFS
89. Wings. : ALAE
91. Serious student. : GRIND
92. Fish dish. : SCROD
94. Antitoxins. : SERA
96. Calendar high spot. : XMAS
97. Last words of a song. : TAG
98. Iowa’s pride. : TALLCORN
99. Suburbs. : ENVIRONS
100. Monogram for the Chief. : DDE
101. Comes out of water. : EMERSES
102. Large planet. : NEPTUNE
104. Measure. : GAUGE
107. Apes. : ORANGS
108. Marmoset. : MONKEY
109. Sips. : TASTES
112. Actress MacMahon. : ALINE
113. Lily plant. : YUCCA
115. Pooh! : BAH
118. Files. : BAIT
119. Boor. : LOUT
120. What engravers do. : ETCH
122. Wearers of the Gray. : REBS
124. Arrow poison. : INEE
126. Musical syllable. : TRA
127. Mr. Stevenson. : RLS
128. Truth in Chinese philosophy. : TAO
129. 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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