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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 Down
1. 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
22. The fabulous Montez. : LOLA
23. Yield. : RELENT
24. 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
41. 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
73. Polite. : URBANE
75. Sahara phenomenon. : SANDSTORM
79. Bleat. : BAA
80. ___ ex machina. : DEUS
82. No deterrent to mailmen. : SLEET
84. Track ___. : MEET
85. Adversary. : FOE
86. Musical groups. : ENSEMBLES
89. He rose in Howells' novel. : LAPHAM
91. Eleanor Belmont's maiden name. : ROBSON
93. ___ Ste. Marie. : SAULT
94. Long journey. : TREK
96. Greek coins. : OBOLS
98. Tennis star of 1932. : LOTT
99. Junior, as a judge. : PUISNE
101. Dog that barked at King Lear. : TRAY
102. Mrs. McLaughlin. : IRENE
103. One of the Saints: Portuguese. : PAULO
104. Prodded. : URGED
105. Prodded. : PRESSED
107. Bert of the movies. : LANCASTER
109. He headed our merchant marine. : LAND
110. Suit shape. : DRAPE
111. F.D.R.'s Deal. : NEW
113. Adam's first mate. : LILITH
114. Fold. : PLY
115. Expression of approval. : GOOD
116. Fine point. : DETAIL
119. Singer Wynn. : NAN
120. Zugspitze, for instance. : ALP
123. Pleads a case. : ARGUES
125. Sea between Korea and China. : YELLOW
127. Author, "Forty Days of Musa Dagh." : WERFEL
129. Wisdom. : SENSE
132. Kind of roofing. : SLATE
134. Of Troy. : ILIAC
136. Solemn song. : DIRGE
137. Mike DiSalle's task. : PRICESTABILIZATION
141. City in Ohio. : LIMA
142. Cousin of the llama. : ALPACA
143. Needing a geriatrician. : SENILE
144. To be: Fr. : ETRE
145. Modified plant. : ECAD
146. Gathered. : REAPED
147. Exchanged ball players. : TRADED
148. Tear. : RENO
149. Mme. ___-Gêne : SANS
1. Important person: Slang. : BIGGIE
2. Maurice Tobin's problem. : UNIONS
3. Commanding General in French Indo-China. : DELATTREDETASSIGNY
4. Region of Louisiana. : DELTA
5. Pixie. : ELF
6. British Field Marshal. : GORT
7. Then: French. : ALORS
8. Father ___ of Molokai, leper colony. : DAMIEN
9. Anon. : PRESENTLY
10. Pronoun. : HER
11. Mexican statesman. : ALEMAN
12. Bristle. : SETA
13. Monstrous: Arch. : ENORM
14. He swapped his birthday. : STEVENSON
15. Female saint: Abbr. : STE
16. Bobbles or bad throws. : ERRORS
17. Simpleton. : NINNY
18. Contemporary of Horace. : OVID
19. Celebration. : RITE
20. Maintains. : SAYS
27. Sun: Comb. form. : HELIO
28. Ceylonese. : TAMILS
30. Barbara Ann Scott. : SKATER
35. Blind spot of 3 monkeys. : EVIL
37. Official missive. : NOTE
39. Mr. Olson. : OLE
42. Cancel. : ERASE
44. Famous sleigh ride. : SANTA
46. The other U.S.A. : UNIONOFSOUTHAFRICA
47. World War I admiral. : SIMS
48. Do in. : SLAY
50. Red-letter day. : EVENT
51. Get excited: Colloq. : ENTHUSE
54. News in brief. : ITEMS
55. Thieves' cant. : ARGOT
56. A movie Tarzan. : CRABBE
57. Voluptuous. : LYDIAN
58. Alice ___ Miller. : DUER
60. Under the spell of Hypnos. : ASLEEP
61. Quick! : PRESTO
64. Norman Thomas' predecessor. : DEBS
66. Snakes. : ADDERS
68. Highest voice part. : TREBLE
69. Underhand person. : SNEAK
70. Pronoun. : ONE
72. Mr. Gwenn. : EDMUND
74. Shubert and Tin-Pan. : ALLEYS
76. An explosive. : AMMONAL
77. To grub: Dial. : ROOTLE
78. Wise counselor. : MENTOR
81. Last month: Abbr. : ULT
83. Mr. Heyerdahl of "Kon-Tiki." : THOR
87. Comforted. : EASED
88. Bad throat: Slang. : STREP
90. Stage and screen actor. : ABEL
92. Forcible gust. : BLAST
95. Demolished. : RASED
97. He replaced Kerensky. : LENIN
99. Cheap magazine. : PULP
100. 1,400-mile Russian river. : URAL
101. An exchange of compliments. : TRADELAST
102. Made more perfect than life. : IDEALIZED
103. Agonized. : PAINED
105. Marcel ___ (1871–1922). : PROUST
106. Grafted: Her. : ENTE
108. Cat's weapon. : CLAW
110. Cat's adversary. : DOG
112. Miss Cather. : WILLA
115. Enclave behind the Iron Curtain. : GREECE
117. Human blinker. : EYELID
118. Delay. : LOITER
121. News reporter. : LEGMAN
122. Begs. : PLEADS
123. Songwriters' guild. : ASCAP
124. Cutlass. : SABER
126. Chief justice of U. S., 1874–88. : WAITE
128. Irritates: Slang. : RILES
129. Go a round or two. : SPAR
130. Al Jolson's widow. : ERLE
131. A palm. : NIPA
133. Girl's nickname. : TINA
135. Banal entertainment: Colloq. : CORN
138. Shocking. : SAD
139. ___ du Diable. : ILE
140. 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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