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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Saturday, April 11, 1953

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,392
Across
1. Big profit item at movies. : POPCORN
8. Scotsman's trademark. : TARTAN
14. Speechlessness. : APHASIA
15. Perry Como favorite. : BECAUSE
16. Clothing. : RAIMENT
17. Havana bigwig. : BATISTA
18. French pronoun. : ELLE
19. Wearer of 8 Across. : GAEL
21. Shirley Booth's surprise. : OSCAR
22. They're handled by projectionists. : REELS
24. Geometric calculation. : AREA
25. She went to the Casbah. : LAMARR
28. Williams, Mack, etc. : TEDS
30. Ignited. : LIT
33. Parsons or Fidler paragraphs. : ITEMS
34. "Shadow" time. : FIVE
35. Volcano. : CONE
36. What moviemakers are scurrying to achieve. : THREEDIMENSIONS
39. Musicmaker. : HORN
40. Land of the Shah. : IRAN
41. Beginning. : ONSET
42. English cathedral city. : ELY
43. For fear that. : LEST
44. Gives the go-ahead signal. : CLEARS
45. Long pause. : WAIT
47. Not the same. : OTHER
49. Oriental potentates. : EMIRS
51. Spanish linen. : CREA
52. Actor Tamiroff. : AKIM
56. French word for movie star. : VEDETTE
58. What Disney artists do. : ANIMATE
60. Ham actors. : EMOTERS
61. Speaks poetry for company. : RECITES
62. Joan Fontaine role. : ROWENA
63. Machines in bakery stores. : SLICERS
Down
1. Reduce. : PARE
2. A gem. : OPAL
3. Silvers or Regan. : PHIL
4. They ride the dolly. : CAMERAMEN
5. Chemical suffix. : OSE
6. Unqualified player. : RINGER
7. Seaport in Brazil. : NATAL
8. It's served in British cinemas. : TEA
9. Start, bit players, walk-ons. : ACTORS
10. More pay. : RAISE
11. Home of the Crimson Tide. : TUSCALOOSA
12. Canine film player. : ASTA
13. Neighboring. : NEAR
15. Measure of monkeys: Abbr. : BBL
20. Rough guesser. : ESTIMATOR
23. Irish. : ERSE
24. Arabian port. : ADEN
25. Flexible. : LITHE
26. Town near Worcester, Mass. : ATHOL
27. Lana Turner role. : MERRYWIDOW
29. No gain, no loss. : EVEN
31. Near to a center. : INNER
32. Screen ___ for Hollywood hopefuls. : TESTS
34. Cedar and cypress. : FIRS
35. Pertaining to big screen movies. : CINERAMIC
37. Frequent Hollywood necessity. : DIET
38. Small-mouthed flatfish. : SOLE
43. Duty at R. R. crossings. : LISTEN
44. Famous name in perfumes. : CHANEL
46. Rugged crest. : ARETE
48. Contents of a lachrymatory. : TEARS
49. Always. : EVER
50. Interoffice note. : MEMO
51. These: Fr. : CES
53. Nickname for Hepburn. : KATE
54. Kin of a via. : ITER
55. Chow. : MESS
57. Musical syllable. : TRA
59. ___ et là (here and there): Fr. : ICI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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