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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

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New York Times, Sunday, April 18, 1954

Author: Harold T. Bers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 659 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,755
Across Down
1. Light talk. : CHAFF
6. Dana's 2 years were before it. : MAST
10. On fire. : AFLAME
16. Their noses point skyward. : SNOBS
21. Building clay like adobe. : TAPIA
22. Poker custom. : ANTE
23. Weather conditions in France. : CLIMAT
24. French city, pop. 179,778. : LILLE
25. Split. : CLEFT
26. Instigate. : GOAD
27. Marvel comparable to Temple of Diana, etc. : EIGHTHWONDER
29. Intuition. : SIXTHSENSE
31. See 97 Across. : THE
32. Mme. Pompadour's favorite painter. : NATTIER
33. Tophet. : HELL
34. Quonsets, Nissens, etc. : HUTS
37. Prepare for a bout. : TRAIN
39. Miss Lamarr. : HEDY
40. Cabinet member. : BROWNELL
44. Picnic lake in Westchester. : MOHANSIC
46. ___ America. : MISS
47. Well supplied. : RICH
48. Little lost boy. : WAIF
50. Chorals dating from 1300. : MOTETS
51. Shade. : TAN
52. Source of the Phoenix' rebirth. : ASHES
54. Ingenuous. : NAIF
56. Twosomes: Abbr. : PRS
57. Word in James Jones' title. : ETERNITY
62. Sponsor for certain TV shows. : CEREAL
64. Thomas Merton. : TRAPPIST
67. Following. : RETINUE
68. Garden structure. : TRELLIS
70. Type of throat affliction. : STREP
71. Sparkle. : ELAN
73. Wendy's dog. : NANA
74. TV's Mr. Cooke. : ALISTAIR
76. Avoid, socially. : SNUB
77. C. B. de Mille's noted niece. : AGNES
78. Finished. : DID
81. Disposed to laugh. : RISIBLE
82. Skeleton of a crossword puzzle. : PATTERN
84. Id ___. : EST
85. Oneness. : UNITY
87. Foretell: Scot. : SPAE
88. Tied with a rope. : TETHERED
89. Branch of physical science: Abbr. : MECH
90. Movie close-up. : KISS
91. Jewish holiday. : PURIM
92. Ankle cartilage. : TARSALE
97. An. : ARTICLE
99. Greek philosopher, believer in happiness. : EPICURUS
102. London "bobby." : PEELER
103. Like a dark night. : STARLESS
105. Cousin of the puffin. : AUK
106. Famed fabulist: Var. : ESOP
108. Cake covering. : ICING
109. Suitable. : DUE
110. Today. : EASTER
113. He lived 905 years. : ENOS
115. Combining form of 8. : OCTO
116. Proceed slowly. : WADE
118. Colonial Governor of N. J. : CARTERET
120. Most untrained. : GREENEST
122. Split. : RIVE
123. Italian aviator and Fascist. : BALBO
124. Insult. : SLAP
126. Guard. : TEND
127. What idolatry is to dilatory. : ANAGRAM
129. Man's name. : IRA
131. Proverbially gifted one. : SEVENTHSON
136. The Press. : FOURTHESTATE
139. Leading. : MAIN
140. Singer's gamut. : RANGE
141. Year: Fr. : ANNEE
142. What anglers do. : REELIN
143. School: Abbr. : ACAD
144. Accustom. : ENURE
145. Detests. : HATES
146. Apprehend. : ARREST
147. Norse name. : NELS
148. Inched. : EDGED
1. Training camps of 1920's: Abbr. : CTCS
2. Sea: Comb. form. : HALI
3. Summit. : APEX
4. Somebody superfluous. : FIFTHWHEEL
5. "Nine, ten, a big ___." : FATHEN
6. Famous navigator. : MAGELLAN
7. Later. : ANON
8. Put away: Slang. : STASH
9. Old Christian hymn. : TEDEUM
10. Four Goren points. : ACE
11. Flutter about. : FLIT
12. Levity. : LIGHTNESS
13. Coolidge's alma mater. : AMHERST
14. Hempen fabric. : MAT
15. Of mankind's races. : ETHNIC
16. Editor's desk: Slang. : SLOT
17. Figuratively, the last chance. : NINTHINNING
18. Songs of a past era: Slang. : OLDIES
19. Pages printed to the edge. : BLEEDS
20. Crowd together. : SERRY
28. Ashen. : WAN
30. A lot: Colloq. : SLEW
35. Justice Clark. : TOM
36. Department store employe. : SHOPPER
38. Ease: Fr. : AISE
40. Flower leaf. : BRACT
41. Part of a step. : RISER
42. Dark yellow. : OCHRE
43. Girl in "South Pacific." : LIAT
45. Just hove clear, as an anchor. : ATRIP
46. Trading center. : MART
49. Frustrated ones fail to reach it. : FIRSTBASE
51. Number suffix. : TEEN
53. Important yearly figure. : SALARY
55. "Femme ___," : FATALE
58. Leading tennis player. : TRABERT
59. Silly. : INANE
60. "Tea for Two," "Three Little Words," etc. : TUNES
61. Fermenter. : YEAST
63. Leslie Caron role. : LILI
65. "Je vous en ___" (I beg you): Fr. : PRIE
66. Sappho. : TENTHMUSE
69. Nice Nellies. : SISSIES
72. Old stringed instrument. : LUTE
75. Drinks delicately. : SIPS
76. A play like "The Rivals." : SATIRE
77. Mr. Vishinsky. : ANDREI
78. Creator of a famous three. : DUMAS
79. Motionless. : INERT
80. Pronunciamentos. : DICTA
82. Where to spend a sol. : PERU
83. Gather. : REAP
86. Excessively severe examination. : THIRDDEGREE
88. Sewing machine attachments. : TUCKERS
90. German painter, died 1940. : KLEE
91. Indian. : PIUTE
93. Indirect. : SECONDHAND
94. T. R.'s first wife. : ALICE
95. Fast periods. : LENTS
96. Rye fungus. : ERGOT
98. Inkling. : CLUE
100. Beethoven's Sixth. : PASTORALE
101. Melody. : SONG
104. Leather. : SEAL
107. Foreshadows. : PORTENDS
111. Umpire. : ARBITER
112. Unit of reluctance. : REL
114. Observed. : SEEN
116. Minnesota city. : WINONA
117. Shakespearean "scram!" : AVAUNT
118. Recorder of Everest climb. : CAMERA
119. Dutch explorer in the Pacific. : TASMAN
121. Main course. : ENTREE
122. Egypt-Israel border town. : RAFAH
123. Rubbish! : BAH
125. 1,000-mi. river in Canada. : PEACE
128. Marked roads: Abbr. : RTES
130. Monkshood. : ATIS
132. Small bottle. : VIAL
133. Comfortable. : SNUG
134. Fearful villain. : OGRE
135. Require. : NEED
137. Indian weight. : SER
138. Noun suffix. : ENT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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