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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Tuesday, April 12, 1955

Author: Harold T. Bers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,114
Across Down
1. Spar or pole. : GAFF
5. Napoleon slept here. : ELBA
9. Break. : SPLIT
14. Seed covering. : ARIL
15. Arena attraction. : BOUT
16. Tropical vine. : LIANE
17. Al Schacht impersonation. : SCREWBALL
19. Money in India. : ANNAS
20. Free transportation. : PASSES
21. Final chance at the diner. : LASTCALL
23. Helpful word in Double-Crostics and cryptograms. : THE
24. Part of a church. : APSE
25. Mark on a seed. : HILA
26. Restaurant bill. : TAB
28. Lardner ballplayer, "Hurry ___." : KANE
30. Cheer. : RAH
32. Cord on a Bedouin's headkerchief. : AGAL
34. Forbid. : BAN
35. Dolts. : IDIOTS
39. How to get to 3 Down. : BASEHIT
41. The outfield. : PASTURE
42. Beneficial. : USEFUL
43. Barbara ___ Geddes. : BEL
44. Drawing card. : STAR
45. Driver's place. : TEE
46. Ice cream flavor: Abbr. : RASP
48. Copy. : APE
49. Worker of 1066. : SURF
52. Catch a baserunner. : NAIL
54. It changes in N. Y. on April 24. : EST
56. Clubhouse liniment wielders. : TRAINERS
58. Ex-Brave outfielder. : JETHRO
61. French girl's name. : AIMEE
62. Fail completely. : STRIKEOUT
64. Nag. : SCOLD
65. Colleague of Brooks and Bosley. : OLIN
66. Both: Prefix. : AMBI
67. Farm ___. : HANDS
68. Garish sign. : NEON
69. Ballanfant and Grissom. : LEES
1. Sound from an excited fan. : GASP
2. Alms box. : ARCA
3. What the ineffectual fail to reach. : FIRSTBASE
4. Shade of pink. : FLESH
5. Abates. : EBBS
6. Mauna ___, volcano. : LOA
7. Area where the drudges work. : BULLPEN
8. Giant. : ATLAS
9. Flap. : SLAT
10. Fills in for an absent colleague. : PINCHHITS
11. Porch of a Hawaiian house. : LANAI
12. Altogether. : INALL
13. Pioneer inventor in radio. : TESLA
18. Hebdomad. : WEEK
22. Radio rivals of baseball. : SERIALS
24. Sculptor's subject: Abbr. : ANAT
26. Forbidden. : TABU
27. Eastern titles. : AGAS
29. City in Texas. : ABILENE
31. Paid space. : ADS
33. From which surprise ideas come. : LEFTFIELD
36. Frustrated at the last moment. : OUTATHOME
37. Catch on one small bounce. : TRAP
38. Dry. : SERE
40. Color. : HUE
41. Ring out. : PEAL
43. Have an aggressive air. : BRISTLE
47. Glimpse. : PEEK
49. Stow away. : STASH
50. Violinist Morini. : URICA
51. Senor Novarro. : RAMON
53. A felony. : ARSON
55. Big bargain. : STEAL
57. Garver et al. : NEDS
58. Oriental demons. : JINN
59. Walberg or Waddell. : RUBE
60. Colonial orator. : OTIS
63. Cruise ship's stopover. : RIO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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