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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 Down
1. Back in the U. S.: Colloq. : STATESIDE
10. Forsake. : DESERT
16. Irritability. : CHOLER
22. Followers of V. I. Ulianov. : LENINITES
23. Exalter. : ELATER
24. Cook book item. : RECIPE
25. Psychological type. : INTROVERT
26. Pertaining to mind and body, as a unit. : PSYCHOSOMATIC
28. Liberian people. : VAI
29. Hindu wrap-around. : SARI
30. ___ de Boulogne. : BOIS
31. Ardors. : ELANS
32. 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
53. Movie actress Evelyn ___. : KEYES
55. Cardinal number. : LANIER
56. Emits colors. : OPALESCES
58. Point. : AIM
59. Heavy harrows. : DRAGS
61. Wife. : MRS
62. Milne character. : PIM
63. Spanish muralist. : SERT
64. Miss Winsor's heroine. : AMBER
66. Atlantic fish. : OPAHS
68. Two jacks. : PAIR
70. Store-bought clothes. : READYMADES
73. In folds. : PLEATED
77. Heating devices. : ETNAS
79. Mild cigar. : CLARO
80. Adult insect. : IMAGO
82. Rude. : SURLY
83. Rather profound. : DEEPISH
85. Dr. Fleming's miracle. : PENICILLIN
88. City at the bend of the Rhone. : LYON
89. Levels. : TRUES
91. Man's name. : SILAS
92. Ox of Celebes. : ANOA
94. Saratoga. : SPA
95. Cornish town prefix. : TRE
98. Site of Derby. : EPSOM
100. Be unwell. : AIL
101. Sets in motion. : ACTIVATES
103. Start digging again. : REMINE
105. Spaghetti, macaroni, etc. : PASTA
107. Before. : ERE
108. Make a new line-up. : RELIST
109. Strollers. : AMBLERS
111. Planting. : SEEDING
113. Evita's married name. : PERON
114. Rings. : PEALS
115. Played charades. : ACTED
117. Mussel: Fr. : MOULE
119. Greek "S." : SIGMA
122. Bits of butter. : PATS
123. Cook. : BROIL
124. Butter, jam, etc. : SPREADS
126. Hastened. : SPED
127. Follower: Suffix. : IST
128. "Doc." : MEDIC
129. Disease carrier. : GERM
130. Lug. : HAUL
132. Made the first play. : LED
133. Wonder drug. : SULFANILAMIDE
136. State Department outpost. : CONSULATE
138. Thirteen: Fr. : TREIZE
139. Musical exercises. : ETUDES
140. Craftsman. : ARTIFICER
141. Rushlike plants. : SEDGES
142. Discourages. : DETERS
143. Harassers. : BESETTERS
1. Slim portion. : SLIVER
2. A-Q or K-J. : TENACE
3. Foe of common cold. : ANTIHISTAMINE
4. Shooting: Fr. : TIR
5. Country Slaughter. : ENOS
6. Hebrew month. : SIVAN
7. Repeat. : ITERATE
8. Stem from. : DERIVE
9. Gare de L'___. : EST
10. Exiles. : DEPORTS
11. Famous bovine. : ELSIE
12. Avers. : SAYS
13. And so forth. : ETC
14. Prepared for performance. : REHEARSED
15. Dwarfs or giants. : TROLLS
16. Chum. : CRONY
17. Edges. : HEMS
18. Wood sorrel. : OCA
19. Letter for letter: Lat. : LITERATIM
20. Focal point. : EPICENTER
21. Retracters. : RECANTERS
27. Glossy silk. : SATIN
30. Wide: Ger. : BREIT
34. Having real being: Philos. : ONTAL
36. Llama's habitat. : ANDES
37. Strong tasting. : GAMY
38. Vienna. : WIEN
40. Locales. : SITES
42. Of a doctor's early training. : PREMEDICAL
43. Grinds the teeth. : GNASHES
45. Sitter. : POSER
47. Famous rabbi (50–132?). : AKIBA
49. Pertaining to seaweed. : ALGAL
50. Burst. : POPPED
51. Sedative. : OPIATE
52. Gold. : METAL
54. "South Pacific" sign. : SRO
57. Nurseries. : CRECHES
58. Descriptive of new dentifrices. : AMMONIATED
60. Designate. : APPOINT
64. Original Dr. Kildare. : AYRES
65. Put back: Fr. : REMIS
67. First king of Israel. : SAUL
69. Entranced. : RAPT
71. Dibble. : DAP
72. ___ volatile. : SAL
74. Rendezvous. : TRYSTINGPLACE
75. Absconds. : ELOPES
76. Ruler. : DYNAST
78. Musical horns. : SIRENES
81. Iced. : GLACE
84. Opera spear-carrier. : SUPER
86. Epic of 24 books. : ILIAD
87. Bête ___. : NOIRE
90. Soak. : SOP
93. States. : AVERS
95. Thomas Merton's confreres. : TRAPPISTS
96. Count out again. : REMEASURE
97. Fortified. : EMBATTLED
99. Chew well. : MASTICATE
101. Debate. : ARGUE
102. Man's name. : ALOIS
104. Misfortunes. : ILLS
106. Blind. : SEEL
107. Huge: Arch. : ENORM
110. Theatrical restaurateur. : SARDI
112. Influence strongly. : IMPRESS
113. Intellectual showoffs. : PEDANTS
116. Wound around. : COILED
118. Capital of West Punjab. : LAHORE
120. More suitable. : MEETER
121. Snakes. : ADDERS
123. Late great Czech. : BENES
124. Passover ceremony. : SEDER
125. Eddie Cantor knows her well. : SUSIE
128. Labyrinth. : MAZE
129. French Nobel Prize winner. : GIDE
131. Air: Ger. : LUFT
134. Compote item. : FIG
135. Mongrel. : MUT
136. Taxi. : CAB
137. 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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