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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

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1
Big profit item at movies. : POPCORN
8
Scotsman's trademark. : TARTAN
14
Speechlessness. : APHASIA
15
Perry Como favorite. : BECAUSE
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Clothing. : RAIMENT
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Havana bigwig. : BATISTA
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French pronoun. : ELLE
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Wearer of 8 Across. : GAEL
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Shirley Booth's surprise. : OSCAR
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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
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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
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Start, bit players, walk-ons. : ACTORS
10
More pay. : RAISE
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Home of the Crimson Tide. : TUSCALOOSA
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Canine film player. : ASTA
13
Neighboring. : NEAR
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Measure of monkeys: Abbr. : BBL
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Rough guesser. : ESTIMATOR
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Irish. : ERSE
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Arabian port. : ADEN
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Flexible. : LITHE
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Town near Worcester, Mass. : ATHOL
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Lana Turner role. : MERRYWIDOW
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No gain, no loss. : EVEN
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Near to a center. : INNER
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Screen ___ for Hollywood hopefuls. : TESTS
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Cedar and cypress. : FIRS
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Pertaining to big screen movies. : CINERAMIC
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Frequent Hollywood necessity. : DIET
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Small-mouthed flatfish. : SOLE
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Duty at R. R. crossings. : LISTEN
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Famous name in perfumes. : CHANEL
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Rugged crest. : ARETE
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Contents of a lachrymatory. : TEARS
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Always. : EVER
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Interoffice note. : MEMO
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These: Fr. : CES
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Nickname for Hepburn. : KATE
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Kin of a via. : ITER
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Chow. : MESS
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Musical syllable. : TRA
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___ 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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