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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

ECLECTIC

New York Times, Sunday, April 5, 1959

124-Across : Glib.

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 691 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 162, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Harold T. Bers has 138 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original solution PDF had incorrect letter (T) at intersection of 71-Across and 51-Down; corrected it to N.

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S
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C
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F
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B
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A
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G
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A
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T
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E
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L
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L
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E
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S
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L
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D
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G
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E
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T
R
A
V
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R
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I
R
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M
A
R
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O
N
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R
O
M
A
N
A
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P
A
S
T
E
R
N
A
K
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U
G
A
N
D
A
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U
P
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N
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N
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O
E
L
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A
C
I
D
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I
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N
T
O
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K
I
M
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T
U
T
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E
C
A
D
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F
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R
E
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A
M
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S
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R
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V
E
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P
E
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N
S
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R
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G
U
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U
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P
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T
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R
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Y
A
L
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I
C
S
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C
A
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E
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N
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R
S
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B
O
O
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D
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I
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A
N
A
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J
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L
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L
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B
R
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T
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O
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N
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S
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N
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R
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R
U
P
T
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A
S
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D
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U
O
U
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P
O
T
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A
C
T
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G
E
N
E
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F
R
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M
A
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N
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M
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A
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T
R
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M
O
L
O
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P
A
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K
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O
R
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L
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R
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N
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L
O
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A
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T
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H
R
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C
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M
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T
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D
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W
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T
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T
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N
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B
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C
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H
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T
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H
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C
K
L
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C
O
N
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R
V
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T
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A
M
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D
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S
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S
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F
L
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D
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L
O
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N
O
D
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T
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H
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U
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C
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D
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C
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L
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N
G
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C
H
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R
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A
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T
A
K
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O
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F
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F
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H
O
V
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P
O
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R
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A
T
L
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T
I
M
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B
O
R
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A
W
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P
A
G
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O
L
I
O
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R
H
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S
E
M
I
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F
E
N
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D
E
R
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P
120
O
T
B
O
I
121
L
E
R
122
L
123
A
U
R
E
N
124
F
L
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E
N
T
125
E
X
T
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N
S
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V
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O
B
L
O
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G
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S
L
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T
Y
128
G
O
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D
S
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N
S
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129
T
A
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N
T
S
© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,551
Across
1
German-born philanthropist. : SCHIFF
7
Ball-and-board game. : BAGATELLE
16
Winter vehicle. : SLEDGE
22
"Anatomy of a Murder" author. : TRAVER
23
Subject of a tenor's favorite. : IRISHEYES
24
Color. : MAROON
25
Pax ___. : ROMANA
26
International literary figure. : PASTERNAK
27
Entebbe is its capital. : UGANDA
28
___ arms. : UPIN
29
Christmas. : NOEL
31
Kind of test. : ACID
32
Look ___ (examine). : INTO
34
Novel of 1901. : KIM
35
King ___. : TUT
36
Organism, in biology. : ECAD
37
Ardor. : FIRE
38
City near Des Moines. : AMES
39
Dream: Fr. : REVE
40
English poet of 16th century. : SPENSER
42
Teacher, in India. : GURU
43
Magpie: Var. : PIOT
44
Kind of family. : ROYAL
45
Suffix in names of sciences. : ICS
46
Lurchers. : CAREENERS
48
Scare word. : BOO
49
Meredith heroine. : DIANA
52
Lockup. : JAIL
53
Knowledge. : LORE
54
Natives of Nantes. : BRETONS
58
Break in upon. : INTERRUPT
60
Hard-working. : ASSIDUOUS
62
Lobster ___. : POT
63
Performance. : ACT
64
Champion's rider. : GENE
65
Member of a secret order. : FREEMASON
66
Western "location." : MESA
67
Vocal effect. : TREMOLO
69
Resembling a procession. : PARADELIKE
70
Russian city. : OREL
71
Tebaldi. : RENATA
72
Flat plinth. : ORLO
73
Virginia willow. : ITEA
74
Balkan area. : THRACE
76
Hawaiian baking pits. : IMUS
77
Disasters. : TIDALWAVES
80
Noted Secretary of War. : STANTON
81
___ generation. : BEAT
82
More miserly: Slang. : CHINCHIER
83
Yesterday: Fr. : HIER
84
Feminine suffix. : INE
85
Adjective-noun suffix. : ENT
86
Handcuffers. : SHACKLERS
87
Jams. : CONSERVES
89
Way of serving clams. : STEAMED
91
Overwhelming numbers. : SEAS
92
Decamped. : FLED
93
Clayey deposit. : LOESS
94
Auction gesture. : NOD
95
Town hall, in Germany. : STADTHAUS
97
Corneille hero. : CID
98
Sound of alarm. : CLANG
101
Dear: Fr. : CHER
102
___ perennius (more enduring than bronze): Lat. : AERE
103
Departure. : TAKEOFF
107
___ to (stopped). : HOVE
108
Richard-like. : POOR
109
Salt tree. : ATLE
110
Wound-healer. : TIME
111
Town: Abbr. : BOR
112
Wonder. : AWE
113
Boy. : PAGE
114
Potpourri. : OLIO
115
Asiatic dignitary. : RHEE
116
Half: Prefix. : SEMI
117
Car part. : FENDER
119
Hack writing effort. : POTBOILER
122
Mrs. Bogart. : LAUREN
124
Glib. : FLUENT
125
Far-reaching. : EXTENSIVE
126
Paper shape. : OBLONG
127
Describing wintry weather. : SLEETY
128
What Pope called "the gift of Heav'n." : GOODSENSE
129
Upbraids. : TAUNTS
Down
1
Peacocks. : STRUTS
2
Appear unexpectedly. : CROPUP
3
Descendant of son of Noah. : HAMITE
4
Turgenev. : IVAN
5
Bog. : FEN
6
Ding Dong School's Miss. : FRANCES
7
Man. : BIPED
8
___ Sea. : ARAL
9
Army men. : GIS
10
Star first seen in 1916. : ASTAIRE
11
Monsarrat's magnum opus. : THECRUELSEA
12
Other-worldly. : EERIE
13
"Middletown" sociologist. : LYND
14
Pasture. : LEA
15
Certain 49th state residents. : ESKIMOS
16
South African of stature. : SMUTS
17
___ di Como. : LAGO
18
Distinctive period. : ERA
19
Friml's "Serenade." : DONKEY
20
Coventry equestrienne. : GODIVA
21
Nail polish. : ENAMEL
30
Bireme item. : OAR
33
Trap. : NET
36
French delicacy. : ESCARGOT
37
Roll up. : FURL
38
Tan and black hunters. : AIREDALES
39
Source. : ROOT
41
Spot card. : NINE
42
Step. : GAIT
43
Outer boundary. : PERIMETER
44
Fish dishes. : ROES
46
The Skaw, in Denmark. : CAPE
47
Headlong drops. : NOSEDIVES
48
Rivals of Lorelei Lee. : BRUNETTES
49
Bitter denunciations. : DIATRIBES
50
Income tax word. : INCREMENT
51
Thin out. : ATTENUATE
52
O'Casey character. : JUNO
54
Libretto. : BOOK
55
Agent. : OPERATIVE
56
Important parts of rockets. : NOSECONES
57
Vapidity. : STALENESS
59
Locked again. : RELATCHED
60
Popular California lake. : ARROWHEAD
61
Successor to OWI. : USIA
65
Drop without obstruction. : FALLCLEAR
66
September ___. : MORN
68
Pole. : MAST
69
Practical joker. : PRANKSTER
72
Of a verse form. : ODIC
75
Swift, agile. : HARELIKE
78
"___ a friend."—C. Kingsley. : IHAD
79
Flying stopoffs. : AIRSTATIONS
80
Where Hyderabad is. : SIND
83
Bladed tools. : HOES
86
Clouded atmosphere. : SMOG
87
Indication. : CLUE
88
Journeyed. : RODE
90
Queen ___ style. : ANNE
92
Make out. : FARE
95
Cobbler's item. : SHOEPEG
96
Learned beauty of 12th century. : HELOISE
97
Where the Siege Perilous was. : CAMELOT
98
Ridicules gently. : CHAFFS
99
Poetic New England family. : LOWELL
100
Approach. : AVENUE
101
Gear tooth. : COG
103
Connection. : TIE
104
King of Mommur. : OBERON
105
Instigate. : FOMENT
106
Thomas Wolfe's adapter. : FRINGS
108
Person: Slang. : PARTY
109
Wearing a white vestment. : ALBED
110
Nursery ursine number. : THREE
113
Confined. : PENT
114
___ Kahn. : OTTO
115
___ up (accelerates): Slang. : REVS
116
Philippine sea. : SULU
118
Astrologer to Queen Bess. : DEE
120
Combining form in chemistry. : OXO
121
___ Yutang. : LIN
123
Arab robe. : ABA

Answer summary:
15 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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