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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

LONGS AND SHORTS

New York Times, Sunday, April 15, 1951

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 643 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 33 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 665
Across
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Melville's Billy. : BUDD
5
Old-style oath. : EGAD
9
Stages of the moon. : PHASES
15
Gentlemen of the Cortes. : SENORS
21
Arrow poison. : INEE
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The fabulous Montez. : LOLA
23
Yield. : RELENT
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Logan Pearsall Smith's essays, 1902. : TRIVIA
25
Author, "The Trouble of One House." : GILL
26
Novel title from the "Whiffenpoof's Song." : FROMHERETOETERNITY
29
Blame bearers. : GOATS
31
Scores in rugby. : TRIES
32
Joe Louis' former wife. : MARVA
33
Waves: Fr. : ONDES
34
Part of a pump. : INTAKE
36
___ Royle. : SELENA
38
Lyricist's Lane. : MEMORY
40
Gare de l'___, in Paris. : EST
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Hail. : AVE
43
Silk fabrics. : NINONS
45
___ Asther. : NILS
46
Prefix for battleships. : USS
49
Quit work for good. : RETIRE
52
He joined the Giants at 16. : OTT
53
Path of bride. : AISLE
55
Indigo. : ANIL
56
Its main stem is Euclid Ave. : CLEVELAND
59
Bivouac buildings. : LEANTOS
61
___ facie. : PRIMA
62
___ Cup, golf trophy. : RYDER
63
Private room for papa. : STUDY
65
Russian movie actress. : STEN
66
A fleet. : ARGOSY
67
Arabian-African gulf. : ADEN
68
Sound of laughter. : TEHEE
69
At six or seven. : SLAM
70
Theatre. : ODEON
71
Popular drink at British pubs. : BITTER
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Polite. : URBANE
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Sahara phenomenon. : SANDSTORM
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Bleat. : BAA
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___ ex machina. : DEUS
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No deterrent to mailmen. : SLEET
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Track ___. : MEET
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Adversary. : FOE
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Musical groups. : ENSEMBLES
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He rose in Howells' novel. : LAPHAM
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Eleanor Belmont's maiden name. : ROBSON
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___ Ste. Marie. : SAULT
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Long journey. : TREK
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Greek coins. : OBOLS
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Tennis star of 1932. : LOTT
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Junior, as a judge. : PUISNE
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Dog that barked at King Lear. : TRAY
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Mrs. McLaughlin. : IRENE
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One of the Saints: Portuguese. : PAULO
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Prodded. : URGED
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Prodded. : PRESSED
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Bert of the movies. : LANCASTER
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He headed our merchant marine. : LAND
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Suit shape. : DRAPE
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F.D.R.'s Deal. : NEW
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Adam's first mate. : LILITH
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Fold. : PLY
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Expression of approval. : GOOD
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Fine point. : DETAIL
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Singer Wynn. : NAN
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Zugspitze, for instance. : ALP
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Pleads a case. : ARGUES
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Sea between Korea and China. : YELLOW
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Author, "Forty Days of Musa Dagh." : WERFEL
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Wisdom. : SENSE
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Kind of roofing. : SLATE
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Of Troy. : ILIAC
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Solemn song. : DIRGE
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Mike DiSalle's task. : PRICESTABILIZATION
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City in Ohio. : LIMA
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Cousin of the llama. : ALPACA
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Needing a geriatrician. : SENILE
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
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Modified plant. : ECAD
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Gathered. : REAPED
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Exchanged ball players. : TRADED
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Tear. : RENO
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Mme. ___-Gêne : SANS
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Important person: Slang. : BIGGIE
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Maurice Tobin's problem. : UNIONS
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Commanding General in French Indo-China. : DELATTREDETASSIGNY
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Region of Louisiana. : DELTA
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Pixie. : ELF
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British Field Marshal. : GORT
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Then: French. : ALORS
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Father ___ of Molokai, leper colony. : DAMIEN
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Anon. : PRESENTLY
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Pronoun. : HER
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Mexican statesman. : ALEMAN
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Bristle. : SETA
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Monstrous: Arch. : ENORM
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He swapped his birthday. : STEVENSON
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Female saint: Abbr. : STE
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Bobbles or bad throws. : ERRORS
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Simpleton. : NINNY
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Contemporary of Horace. : OVID
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Celebration. : RITE
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Maintains. : SAYS
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Sun: Comb. form. : HELIO
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Ceylonese. : TAMILS
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Barbara Ann Scott. : SKATER
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Blind spot of 3 monkeys. : EVIL
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Official missive. : NOTE
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Mr. Olson. : OLE
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Cancel. : ERASE
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Famous sleigh ride. : SANTA
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The other U.S.A. : UNIONOFSOUTHAFRICA
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World War I admiral. : SIMS
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Do in. : SLAY
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Red-letter day. : EVENT
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Get excited: Colloq. : ENTHUSE
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News in brief. : ITEMS
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Thieves' cant. : ARGOT
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A movie Tarzan. : CRABBE
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Voluptuous. : LYDIAN
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Alice ___ Miller. : DUER
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Under the spell of Hypnos. : ASLEEP
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Quick! : PRESTO
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Norman Thomas' predecessor. : DEBS
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Snakes. : ADDERS
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Highest voice part. : TREBLE
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Underhand person. : SNEAK
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Pronoun. : ONE
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Mr. Gwenn. : EDMUND
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Shubert and Tin-Pan. : ALLEYS
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An explosive. : AMMONAL
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To grub: Dial. : ROOTLE
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Wise counselor. : MENTOR
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Last month: Abbr. : ULT
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Mr. Heyerdahl of "Kon-Tiki." : THOR
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Comforted. : EASED
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Bad throat: Slang. : STREP
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Stage and screen actor. : ABEL
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Forcible gust. : BLAST
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Demolished. : RASED
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He replaced Kerensky. : LENIN
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Cheap magazine. : PULP
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1,400-mile Russian river. : URAL
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An exchange of compliments. : TRADELAST
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Made more perfect than life. : IDEALIZED
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Agonized. : PAINED
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Marcel ___ (1871–1922). : PROUST
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Grafted: Her. : ENTE
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Cat's weapon. : CLAW
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Cat's adversary. : DOG
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Miss Cather. : WILLA
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Enclave behind the Iron Curtain. : GREECE
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Human blinker. : EYELID
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Delay. : LOITER
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News reporter. : LEGMAN
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Begs. : PLEADS
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Songwriters' guild. : ASCAP
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Cutlass. : SABER
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Chief justice of U. S., 1874–88. : WAITE
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Irritates: Slang. : RILES
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Go a round or two. : SPAR
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Al Jolson's widow. : ERLE
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A palm. : NIPA
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Girl's nickname. : TINA
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Banal entertainment: Colloq. : CORN
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Shocking. : SAD
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___ du Diable. : ILE
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Man's nickname. : NEO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 25 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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