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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, April 28, 1957

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.95, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 663 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 190, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 34
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,861
Across
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Coiled in one plane. : SPIRAL
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Sister of Clio. : URANIA
13
Costain novel (with "The"). : BLACKROSE
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Popular drug counter item. : HOMEPERMANENT
24
Descriptive of Irish setters. : REDHAIRED
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Toady: Slang. : APPLEPOLISHER
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Edisonian. : INVENTIVE
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Play of 1923. : RUR
28
Personification of the sun. : TITAN
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Stick to one's point. : REASSERT
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Pearl. : GEM
32
Late Swiss abstractionist. : KLEE
34
Denver family. : DOUDS
36
Type of motor. : TURBINE
37
Money in Milan. : LIRA
38
Perky: Colloq. : SASSY
40
Subway accessory. : STRAP
42
Point of view. : SLANT
43
American literary family. : DANAS
44
Tough guy's word for face. : KISSER
46
___ day. : SOLAR
48
Participle-maker. : ING
49
Flat. : BANAL
50
Anger. : IRE
51
Constellation. : LEO
53
Small Sioux. : PAPOOSE
55
Ravel tribute to Vienna. : LAVALSE
57
Bird. : NESTLING
60
Conduits. : MAINS
61
Communists of sorts. : TITOISTS
62
Melons: Colloq. : HONEYBALLS
64
Caste-less Indians. : SIKHS
65
Touch: Comb. form. : TAC
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They now have flavor. : STRAWS
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Ladder. : RUN
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Roman supreme councils. : SENATES
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Foe of Carthage. : CATO
73
Islets, as in name of GBS's home. : AYOTS
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Subject of 1927 O'Neill play. : MARCO
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Lyndon Johnson. : TEXAN
77
Satisfy a taste (with "to"). : CATER
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City: Lat. : URBS
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Smee's weapon in "Peter Pan." : CUTLASS
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Suffix denoting angles. : GON
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Most confident. : SUREST
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Sidney Howard's middle name. : COE
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Ivy League prexy. : PUSEY
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Clerical office. : CANONICATE
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Entered. : ENROLLED
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Understood. : TACIT
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Mixer. : CLUBSODA
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Sells. : RETAILS
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Cigarette refinement. : CORKTIP
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Affirmative. : YEA
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___ Cloud, Sioux chief. : RED
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Vapors. : GASES
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Singer Denise. : LOR
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Steady look. : STARE
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Blasphemous. : RIBALD
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Manager: Colloq. : SUPER
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Brilliant plays. : COUPS
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Solar disks. : ATENS
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Siberian. : TATAR
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French summers. : ETES
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Part of N. Y. Harbor. : NARROWS
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"Our revels now are ___." : ENDED
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Viva ___. : VOCE
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Nootka Indian. : AHT
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Symbol of Maine. : PINETREE
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African tree. : ARTAR
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NYNH&H, Erie, etc. : RRS
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Part of a sentence. : PREDICATE
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Contingencies. : EVENTUALITIES
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Certain warnings. : AIRALERTS
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N. Y. is, for U. N. : PERMANENTHOME
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"Fortune cannot give him ___."—Poor Richard's Almanac. : YESTERDAY
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Drones. : SNAILS
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Agrees with. : YESSES
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Type of suiting. : SHARKSKIN
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Of the people: Fr. : POPULAIRE
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Produces favorable reaction. : IMPRESSES
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System of belief: Abbr. : REL
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Egyptian goddess. : APET
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Scaly: Comb. form. : LEPID
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German vowel markings. : UMLAUTS
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Sign of a shower. : RAINDROP
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Response: Abbr. : ANS
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Book of Bible: Abbr. : NEH
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Motionless. : INERT
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King of Mycenae. : ATREUS
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City in Australia. : BRISBANE
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Photographing: Slang. : LENSING
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Coming. : ADVENT
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Dear: Fr. : CHERE
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18th Cent. philosopher. : KANT
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Slowing: Mus. abbr. : RIT
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One of 13. : ORIGINALSTATE
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More than two of the 48. : SEVERALSTATES
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Swellings. : EDEMAS
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Pictorial sections. : ROTOS
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Cinematic Disraeli. : ARLISS
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Letter. : ESS
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Spanish university city. : SALAMANCA
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Hawaiian porch. : LANAI
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Withers. : YELLOWS
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Of the Vatican. : PAPAL
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Swiss ski resort. : DAVOS
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Controls. : REINS
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Makes turbid. : ROILS
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Caldaria. : BATHS
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All ___. : ONE
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Beginning. : ONSET
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Compare. : LIKEN
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Accompany. : ESCORT
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"___ For Me." : THATS
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Twirled. : GYRATED
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"Night to Remember" subject. : TITANIC
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Muscular. : BURLY
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Ivanhoe, for instance. : SAXON
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Space vehicle. : SAUCER
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Stage and opera director. : TYRONEGUTHRIE
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Opera and TV singer. : ROBERTAPETERS
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Succeed in surmounting: Colloq. : NEGOTIATE
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Is concerned. : CARES
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Mnemosyne's daughters. : MUSES
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Famed N. Y. boniface. : OSCAR
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"Fish or ___!" : CUTBAIT
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Selects. : CULLS
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Fires, in England. : SACKS
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New Giant. : SAUER
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Worker. : PLIER
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Tropical tree. : NITTA
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Steal, in thieves' cant. : CLY
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Refreshment spots. : OASES
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Lethargy. : TORPOR
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Bach opuses. : ORATORIOS
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Crème ___. : DELACREME
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Speaks. : ADDRESSES
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Consideration. : COURTESY
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Of an expectant period. : PRENATAL
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Sunday night TV standby. : LORETTA
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Football maneuvers. : ENDRUNS
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Southern Germany: Abbr. : BAV
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Wages on a ship. : SEAPAY
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Hoax. : CANARD
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Wins overwhelmingly. : SWEEPS
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Bristles. : SETAE
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More refined. : NICER
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Card. : SEVEN
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Former name of Dairen. : DALNY
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Down. : PILE
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Ceremony. : RITE
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Grammatic case: Abbr. : DAT
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Time. : ERA
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No middle initial. : NMI
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Lisping sounds. : THS

Answer summary: 22 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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