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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 Down
1. Coiled in one plane. : SPIRAL
7. Sister of Clio. : URANIA
13. Costain novel (with "The"). : BLACKROSE
22. Popular drug counter item. : HOMEPERMANENT
24. Descriptive of Irish setters. : REDHAIRED
25. Toady: Slang. : APPLEPOLISHER
26. Edisonian. : INVENTIVE
27. Play of 1923. : RUR
28. Personification of the sun. : TITAN
29. Stick to one's point. : REASSERT
31. 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
66. They now have flavor. : STRAWS
69. Ladder. : RUN
70. Roman supreme councils. : SENATES
72. Foe of Carthage. : CATO
73. Islets, as in name of GBS's home. : AYOTS
74. Subject of 1927 O'Neill play. : MARCO
76. Lyndon Johnson. : TEXAN
77. Satisfy a taste (with "to"). : CATER
78. City: Lat. : URBS
79. Smee's weapon in "Peter Pan." : CUTLASS
81. Suffix denoting angles. : GON
82. Most confident. : SUREST
83. Sidney Howard's middle name. : COE
84. Ivy League prexy. : PUSEY
85. Clerical office. : CANONICATE
88. Entered. : ENROLLED
90. Understood. : TACIT
91. Mixer. : CLUBSODA
95. Sells. : RETAILS
96. Cigarette refinement. : CORKTIP
98. Affirmative. : YEA
99. ___ Cloud, Sioux chief. : RED
100. Vapors. : GASES
101. Singer Denise. : LOR
102. Steady look. : STARE
104. Blasphemous. : RIBALD
106. Manager: Colloq. : SUPER
107. Brilliant plays. : COUPS
109. Solar disks. : ATENS
111. Siberian. : TATAR
112. French summers. : ETES
113. Part of N. Y. Harbor. : NARROWS
115. "Our revels now are ___." : ENDED
117. Viva ___. : VOCE
118. Nootka Indian. : AHT
119. Symbol of Maine. : PINETREE
120. African tree. : ARTAR
122. NYNH&H, Erie, etc. : RRS
123. Part of a sentence. : PREDICATE
125. Contingencies. : EVENTUALITIES
129. Certain warnings. : AIRALERTS
130. N. Y. is, for U. N. : PERMANENTHOME
131. "Fortune cannot give him ___."—Poor Richard's Almanac. : YESTERDAY
132. Drones. : SNAILS
133. Agrees with. : YESSES
1. Type of suiting. : SHARKSKIN
2. Of the people: Fr. : POPULAIRE
3. Produces favorable reaction. : IMPRESSES
4. System of belief: Abbr. : REL
5. Egyptian goddess. : APET
6. Scaly: Comb. form. : LEPID
7. German vowel markings. : UMLAUTS
8. Sign of a shower. : RAINDROP
9. Response: Abbr. : ANS
10. Book of Bible: Abbr. : NEH
11. Motionless. : INERT
12. King of Mycenae. : ATREUS
13. City in Australia. : BRISBANE
14. Photographing: Slang. : LENSING
15. Coming. : ADVENT
16. Dear: Fr. : CHERE
17. 18th Cent. philosopher. : KANT
18. Slowing: Mus. abbr. : RIT
19. One of 13. : ORIGINALSTATE
20. More than two of the 48. : SEVERALSTATES
21. Swellings. : EDEMAS
23. Pictorial sections. : ROTOS
30. Cinematic Disraeli. : ARLISS
33. Letter. : ESS
35. Spanish university city. : SALAMANCA
37. Hawaiian porch. : LANAI
39. Withers. : YELLOWS
41. Of the Vatican. : PAPAL
43. Swiss ski resort. : DAVOS
45. Controls. : REINS
47. Makes turbid. : ROILS
49. Caldaria. : BATHS
52. All ___. : ONE
54. Beginning. : ONSET
55. Compare. : LIKEN
56. Accompany. : ESCORT
58. "___ For Me." : THATS
59. Twirled. : GYRATED
61. "Night to Remember" subject. : TITANIC
63. Muscular. : BURLY
64. Ivanhoe, for instance. : SAXON
66. Space vehicle. : SAUCER
67. Stage and opera director. : TYRONEGUTHRIE
68. Opera and TV singer. : ROBERTAPETERS
71. Succeed in surmounting: Colloq. : NEGOTIATE
72. Is concerned. : CARES
74. Mnemosyne's daughters. : MUSES
75. Famed N. Y. boniface. : OSCAR
77. "Fish or ___!" : CUTBAIT
79. Selects. : CULLS
80. Fires, in England. : SACKS
82. New Giant. : SAUER
84. Worker. : PLIER
86. Tropical tree. : NITTA
87. Steal, in thieves' cant. : CLY
89. Refreshment spots. : OASES
90. Lethargy. : TORPOR
92. Bach opuses. : ORATORIOS
93. Crème ___. : DELACREME
94. Speaks. : ADDRESSES
96. Consideration. : COURTESY
97. Of an expectant period. : PRENATAL
101. Sunday night TV standby. : LORETTA
103. Football maneuvers. : ENDRUNS
105. Southern Germany: Abbr. : BAV
106. Wages on a ship. : SEAPAY
107. Hoax. : CANARD
108. Wins overwhelmingly. : SWEEPS
110. Bristles. : SETAE
113. More refined. : NICER
114. Card. : SEVEN
116. Former name of Dairen. : DALNY
119. Down. : PILE
121. Ceremony. : RITE
124. Grammatic case: Abbr. : DAT
126. Time. : ERA
127. No middle initial. : NMI
128. 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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