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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Saturday, April 4, 1959

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 95, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Shows up. : APPEARS
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Speaks to. : ACCOSTS
15
Kerouac type. : BEATNIK
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Relative of onion and garlic. : SHALLOT
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"Interlude" of O'Neill title. : STRANGE
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Type of pudding. : TAPIOCA
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Slice. : CUT
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Certain stage lines. : ASIDES
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Extensive. : VAST
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Inactive. : INERT
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Father of Abner. : NER
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Bottled spirit. : GENIE
27
Forefathers: Poet. : SIRES
28
Phone fodder. : DIME
30
Naval rank: Abbr. : ENS
31
Orange-red quartz. : SARD
32
Sculptor's tools. : CHISELS
35
On the ocean. : ASEA
36
Scrabble tile holders. : RACKS
37
A word game: Abbr. : ANAG
41
Food fish. : SEABASS
43
St. ___, Normandy. : MALO
44
Syrup makings. : SAP
47
Skip. : OMIT
48
Sharp points on fishhooks. : BARBS
49
Shoes for a certain dance. : CLOGS
51
Arabic word for hill. : TEL
53
Wall hanging of tapestry. : ARRAS
54
Leigh Hunt hero. : ABOU
55
Detection devices. : RADARS
57
Blackbird. : ANI
58
City north of New Haven. : MERIDEN
60
Faux pas. : MISSTEP
62
Here. : PRESENT
63
Chaffy. : ACEROSE
64
Ginza, Rue de la Paix, etc. : STREETS
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Not in active service. : RETIRED
Down
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Geometry term. : ABSCISSA
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Easiest perennials to grow. : PETUNIAS
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Part of a theatre below the balcony. : PARTERRE
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Greek letter. : ETA
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First fruits of a benefice: Var. : ANNATS
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Apparatuses. : RIGS
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Quantity of yarn. : SKEIN
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Signs used in printing. : ASTERISKS
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Abbreviated man's name. : CHAS
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Sports car headgear. : CAP
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Salad garnish. : OLIVE
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London Square. : SLOANE
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Alarm bell. : TOCSIN
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Kind of rights. : STATES
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Devoted to duty. : DEDICATED
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___ a beet. : REDAS
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Jellify. : GEL
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Jumble. : MESS
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Prepare for exams: Colloq. : CRAM
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Dwellers. : HABITANTS
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Luzon's neighbor. : SAMAR
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Voice in a documentary. : NARRATOR
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Soprano Licia. : ALBANESE
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Spread rumors. : GOSSIPED
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Dawn goddess. : EOS
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Scalawags. : SCAMPS
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London Concert Hall. : ALBERT
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In direr straits. : POORER
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Short-legged hound. : BASSET
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Appearance. : GUISE
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Truman's birthplace. : LAMAR
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Budget item. : RENT
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Annual cereal grass. : RICE
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Letter. : DEE
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Title of respect in India. : SRI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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