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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, April 30, 1950

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.61, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 48 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 429
Across
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Back in the U. S.: Colloq. : STATESIDE
10
Forsake. : DESERT
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Irritability. : CHOLER
22
Followers of V. I. Ulianov. : LENINITES
23
Exalter. : ELATER
24
Cook book item. : RECIPE
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Psychological type. : INTROVERT
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Pertaining to mind and body, as a unit. : PSYCHOSOMATIC
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Liberian people. : VAI
29
Hindu wrap-around. : SARI
30
___ de Boulogne. : BOIS
31
Ardors. : ELANS
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Hoffman's agency. : ECA
33
Cave sound effect. : ECHO
35
Pamplona is its capital. : NAVARRE
37
Irish mountains. : GALTY
38
British Wave. : WREN
39
Curbs. : REINS
41
Doctrine. : TENET
42
Indian sect. : PARSI
43
Polo Grounds player. : GIANT
44
Stalk. : STIPE
46
Divests of hostility. : DISARMS
48
Musical comedy's Miss Fabray. : NANETTE
50
Bane of dieter. : POTATO
52
Mr. Bing's bailiwick. : MET
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Movie actress Evelyn ___. : KEYES
55
Cardinal number. : LANIER
56
Emits colors. : OPALESCES
58
Point. : AIM
59
Heavy harrows. : DRAGS
61
Wife. : MRS
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Milne character. : PIM
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Spanish muralist. : SERT
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Miss Winsor's heroine. : AMBER
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Atlantic fish. : OPAHS
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Two jacks. : PAIR
70
Store-bought clothes. : READYMADES
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In folds. : PLEATED
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Heating devices. : ETNAS
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Mild cigar. : CLARO
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Adult insect. : IMAGO
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Rude. : SURLY
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Rather profound. : DEEPISH
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Dr. Fleming's miracle. : PENICILLIN
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City at the bend of the Rhone. : LYON
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Levels. : TRUES
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Man's name. : SILAS
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Ox of Celebes. : ANOA
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Saratoga. : SPA
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Cornish town prefix. : TRE
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Site of Derby. : EPSOM
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Be unwell. : AIL
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Sets in motion. : ACTIVATES
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Start digging again. : REMINE
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Spaghetti, macaroni, etc. : PASTA
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Before. : ERE
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Make a new line-up. : RELIST
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Strollers. : AMBLERS
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Planting. : SEEDING
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Evita's married name. : PERON
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Rings. : PEALS
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Played charades. : ACTED
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Mussel: Fr. : MOULE
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Greek "S." : SIGMA
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Bits of butter. : PATS
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Cook. : BROIL
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Butter, jam, etc. : SPREADS
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Hastened. : SPED
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Follower: Suffix. : IST
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"Doc." : MEDIC
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Disease carrier. : GERM
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Lug. : HAUL
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Made the first play. : LED
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Wonder drug. : SULFANILAMIDE
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State Department outpost. : CONSULATE
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Thirteen: Fr. : TREIZE
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Musical exercises. : ETUDES
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Craftsman. : ARTIFICER
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Rushlike plants. : SEDGES
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Discourages. : DETERS
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Harassers. : BESETTERS
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Slim portion. : SLIVER
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A-Q or K-J. : TENACE
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Foe of common cold. : ANTIHISTAMINE
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Shooting: Fr. : TIR
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Country Slaughter. : ENOS
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Hebrew month. : SIVAN
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Repeat. : ITERATE
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Stem from. : DERIVE
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Gare de L'___. : EST
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Exiles. : DEPORTS
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Famous bovine. : ELSIE
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Avers. : SAYS
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And so forth. : ETC
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Prepared for performance. : REHEARSED
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Dwarfs or giants. : TROLLS
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Chum. : CRONY
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Edges. : HEMS
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Wood sorrel. : OCA
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Letter for letter: Lat. : LITERATIM
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Focal point. : EPICENTER
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Retracters. : RECANTERS
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Glossy silk. : SATIN
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Wide: Ger. : BREIT
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Having real being: Philos. : ONTAL
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Llama's habitat. : ANDES
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Strong tasting. : GAMY
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Vienna. : WIEN
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Locales. : SITES
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Of a doctor's early training. : PREMEDICAL
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Grinds the teeth. : GNASHES
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Sitter. : POSER
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Famous rabbi (50–132?). : AKIBA
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Pertaining to seaweed. : ALGAL
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Burst. : POPPED
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Sedative. : OPIATE
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Gold. : METAL
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"South Pacific" sign. : SRO
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Nurseries. : CRECHES
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Descriptive of new dentifrices. : AMMONIATED
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Designate. : APPOINT
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Original Dr. Kildare. : AYRES
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Put back: Fr. : REMIS
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First king of Israel. : SAUL
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Entranced. : RAPT
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Dibble. : DAP
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___ volatile. : SAL
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Rendezvous. : TRYSTINGPLACE
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Absconds. : ELOPES
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Ruler. : DYNAST
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Musical horns. : SIRENES
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Iced. : GLACE
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Opera spear-carrier. : SUPER
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Epic of 24 books. : ILIAD
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Bête ___. : NOIRE
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Soak. : SOP
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States. : AVERS
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Thomas Merton's confreres. : TRAPPISTS
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Count out again. : REMEASURE
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Fortified. : EMBATTLED
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Chew well. : MASTICATE
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Debate. : ARGUE
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Man's name. : ALOIS
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Misfortunes. : ILLS
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Blind. : SEEL
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Huge: Arch. : ENORM
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Theatrical restaurateur. : SARDI
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Influence strongly. : IMPRESS
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Intellectual showoffs. : PEDANTS
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Wound around. : COILED
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Capital of West Punjab. : LAHORE
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More suitable. : MEETER
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Snakes. : ADDERS
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Late great Czech. : BENES
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Passover ceremony. : SEDER
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Eddie Cantor knows her well. : SUSIE
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Labyrinth. : MAZE
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French Nobel Prize winner. : GIDE
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Air: Ger. : LUFT
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Compote item. : FIG
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Mongrel. : MUT
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Taxi. : CAB
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Ignited. : LIT

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 36 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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