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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

GARDENERS' DICTIONARY

New York Times, Sunday, May 1, 1955

Author: Harold T. Bers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 662 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, 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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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,133
Across Down
1. Star in "Rose Marie." : LAMAS
6. Watery and dim. : BLEAR
11. ___ pie. : PORK
15. "___ should have a good memory." : ALIAR
20. Grown-up. : ADULT
21. Joint in carpentry : RABBET
23. Famous violinist. : AUER
24. Sartorial rule for some men. : NOTIE
25. Scientist, head of Carnegie Institution. : VANNEVARBUSH
27. Long-ball hitting Redleg. : GREENGRASS
29. Robert Burns' town. : AYR
30. Actress Merriman. : NAN
31. Creator of Uncle Toby. : STERNE
33. Famous name in N. Y. C. : FIORELLO
34. Science of light. : OPTICS
37. Nozzles. : SNOUTS
39. Farm sight. : STY
40. Noun suffix. : IER
41. St. ___, French resort. : MALO
43. Ostrich. : RHEA
45. The count. : TEN
46. Manitoba redman. : CREE
48. Apse end of a church. : EAST
49. Harsh-tasting. : ACERB
51. What fluoride prevents. : CARIES
53. Tool : HOE
54. Where Dover is: Abbr. : DEL
56. Furious. : IRATE
57. Wallace's middle name. : AGARD
58. Neighbor of Montpelier. : BARRE
60. Twitches. : TICS
63. Ship-shaped clock. : NEF
64. College at Geneva, N. Y. : HOBART
66. Pop words-and-music writer. : MERCER
67. Part of a church. : CHOIR
69. Louisiana court decrees. : ARRETS
70. Co-creator of Sheridan Whiteside : MOSSHART
72. One for whose service a thing is given. : USEE
73. A hard climb. : SCRAMBLE
76. Docked a liner. : BERTHED
77. Running. : HARING
79. The inside track. : THERAIL
80. Courtroom papers. : DOSSIER
81. City with two leaning towers. : BOLOGNA
82. French star in "Lili." : AUMONT
83. Poor material for a purse. : SOWSEAR
84. Small, private ad. : PERSONAL
85. Popular name in St. Louis. : STAN
86. Small tree of Southeastern U. S. : SNOWBELL
88. Take a quick look. : PEEPAT
89. Marjoram and basil. : HERBS
91. Hits near the bull's-eye. : INNERS
92. Plexiglass part of a bomber. : TURRET
93. Parakeet or marmoset. : PET
96. Ocean bird. : SKUA
97. They work with ratchets. : PAWLS
98. Fruit drink. : SHRUB
99. Grenoble's river. : ISERE
101. ___ de veau. : RIS
103. Indian cymbals. : TAL
104. Very: Colloq. : EVERSO
105. Protection. : AEGIS
106. Nuclear physicist. : BOHR
109. Salad fruit. : PEAR
111. A Goren jack's value. : ONE
112. Very: German. : SEHR
114. "The mighty ___ of eternity." : AGES
115. Salutation. : AVE
116. Particle for 106 Across. : ION
117. Adventuresome. : DARING
120. Wise aleck. : SMARTY
122. School teacher of fiction. : MISSDOVE
125. Appealing denizen of a window. : DOGGIE
127. Dixon-Yates territory. : TVA
128. Trap or snare. : WEB
131. Mrs. Elmer Rice. : BETTYFIELD
133. Younger sister in the news. : MARGARETROSE
136. Beau ___. : IDEAL
137. Writer Faure. : ELIE
138. Of no importance. : ALLONE
139. Water birds. : COOTS
140. Classes. : SORTS
141. Hennaed. : DYED
142. Magazine number. : ISSUE
143. Douglas and others. : HYDES
1. Source of obsidian. : LAVA
2. Queen for ___. : ADAY
3. Creator of "Ferdinand." : MUNROLEAF
4. English river. : ALN
5. Tax. : STENT
6. Creator of "Jurgen." : BRANCHCABELL
7. Household god. : LAR
8. Declines. : EBBS
9. Is contiguous to. : ABUTS
10. Took umbrage. : RESENTED
11. Actress Debra. : PAGET
12. Pronoun. : OUR
13. Norman's Woe. : REEF
14. Circles: Ger. : KREISE
15. Hot and bothered. : ANGRY
16. Learning. : LORE
17. Scelba's land. : ITALIA
18. Usher's bailiwick. : AISLES
19. Cleveland Amory subject. : RESORT
22. Pangs. : THROES
26. Squirrel fur. : VAIR
28. Eminent. : NOTED
32. Suggested career for Ophelia. : NUN
35. Shore patrol beat. : PORT
36. L. I. resort. : SEAGATE
38. Hot day. : SCORCHER
41. Street in Gopher Prairie. : MAIN
42. Zoning unit. : ACRE
44. Sandarac trees. : ARARS
47. Studied again. : REREAD
48. T. R.'s Secy. of State. : ELIHUROOT
50. He wrote "Biography." : BEHRMAN
52. N. Y. C. subway. : IRT
53. Stricter. : HARSHER
55. Common abbr. : ETC
58. Brutal. : BESTIAL
59. Slip. : ERR
61. Endorse with another. : COSIGN
62. Burnt ___. : SIENNA
65. Planetary paths. : ORBITS
66. Bits. : MORSELS
68. Splendid. : REGAL
69. V.P., 1801–05. : AARONBURR
70. Marco Polo and others. : MESSERS
71. Famous left halfback. : THORPE
73. Stow away. : STASH
74. Fumes. : CHUTES
75. Observation. : REMARK
76. Cockneys live within its sound. : BOWBELL
78. Old name of French province. : ALSATIA
80. From earlier to later time. : DOWNWARD
81. Sir Herbert of Haymarket. : BEERBOHMTREE
83. Kreutzer ___. : SONATA
84. Reads. : PERUSES
87. Frosts. : NIP
88. Pleasant sounds. : PURRS
90. Monkey. : SAI
92. That much. : THE
93. TV's charming Norwegian. : PEGGYWOOD
94. Where Perry won. : ERIE
95. 1891 heroine. : TESS
98. Anyone with evil influence. : SVENGALI
100. Residence. : SEAT
102. A lot of nonsense. : SPOOF
104. Inscrutable person. : ENIGMA
106. Little deer. : BAMBIS
107. Spanish city. : OVIEDO
108. Miss Prynne. : HESTER
110. Coveted. : ENVIED
111. Rio de ___, Africa. : ORO
113. Blurb. : RAVE
116. Pastorals. : IDYLS
118. Computed. : ADDED
119. The Chorus. : GIRLS
121. Hinged catch. : RATCH
123. Photo copy. : STAT
124. Squirmy. : EELY
126. Couch themes. : EGOS
129. Villa d'___. : ESTE
130. Elizabeth I. : BESS
132. Oslo notable. : LIE
134. Bel, Ea, ___. : ANU
135. Actor Rogers. : ROY

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 23 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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