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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, May 18, 1947

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 653 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 58 Grid has supersymmetry.
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 275
Across
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Most optimistic. : ROSIEST
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Withhold. : ABSTAIN
15
Steps. : STRIDES
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Compete. : EMULATE
23
Ex-Cuban strong man. : BATISTA
24
Discovered by Klaproth, 1789. : URANIUM
25
Supreme Court justice. : JACKSON
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Converter of literary material. : ADAPTER
27
Farmerette. : BERGERE
28
B. P. O. E. member. : ELK
29
Two-year-old. : TODDLER
31
Mr. Bierce. : AMBROSE
33
Henry V's nickname. : HAL
34
Goldfish in Pinocchio. : CLEO
36
Buenos Aires big shot. : PERON
37
French evenings. : SOIRS
38
Author of "Citizen Tom Paine." : FAST
39
Sea swallows. : TERNS
41
Oxford dignitary. : DON
42
Prosperities. : UPS
45
Merely negative prefix. : NON
46
Greer Garson role. : CURIE
47
Large group of railroad lines. : SYSTEM
49
Stable. : PERMANENT
52
Theban poet (B. C. 522–448). : PINDAR
53
Sacred bull. : APIS
55
The S in SHAEF. : SUPREME
56
___ the dawn. : CAME
57
Alarms. : STARTLES
61
Muddied. : MIRED
62
Sorrowful. : DOLOROSO
66
Helen's abductor. : PARIS
67
Soap king. : LEVER
69
Franco-ite in 1936. : REBEL
71
Forrestal's type of work. : NAVAL
72
Jason's boat. : ARGO
73
Chamberlain's plane-mate, 1927. : LEVINE
74
Angling gadgets. : SNELLS
76
"Le jour se ___." : LEVE
77
German political economist (1792–1870). : RAU
78
Maples. : ACER
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Arikara tribesmen. : REES
80
Inlet. : RIA
81
Mend. : KNIT
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Walked out. : STRUCK
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Kidnap. : SNATCH
88
Wartime production expediter. : BATT
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Heating contraptions. : ETNAS
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Britain's screen menace. : MASON
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Proofreader's mark. : CARET
93
Bristles. : SETAE
94
Amateur verse. : DOGGEREL
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Mrs. Buck or Miss White. : PEARL
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High-school haranguers. : DEBATERS
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River in England. : AVON
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Site of the Alhambra. : GRANADA
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Futuristic modern painter. : DALI
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Rubbernecked. : CRANED
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Equatorial zephyr. : TRADEWIND
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Remove spars. : DEMAST
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Miss Hokinson. : HELEN
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Mandarin name for tea. : CHA
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Emblem on Stan Musial's cap. : STL
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Moslem cap. : TAJ
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Dividing walls. : SEPTA
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Landed. : ALIT
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Article in a political platform. : PLANK
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Containing natrium. : SODIC
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Short radio commercial. : SPOT
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Horse in "National Velvet." : PIE
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Presidential candidate, 1936, 1940. : BROWDER
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Job at which Shotton succeeds Durocher. : MANAGER
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Morsel left at a meal. : ORT
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Rights of holding property. : TENURES
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Foolishness. : INANITY
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Describing the Pleistocene epoch. : GLACIAL
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Geometrical curve. : EVOLUTE
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Interchangeable word. : SYNONYM
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Famed female impersonator. : ELTINGE
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Altar screen. : REREDOS
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Subjects of Carroll and Cronin. : HATTERS
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Severe critic: Colloq. : ROASTER
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Denies. : REJECTS
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Barnaby's fairy godfather. : OMALLEY
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P. T. Barnum's customers. : SUCKERS
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Of the same family. : ILK
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Position at bridge. : EAST
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Condescend. : STOOP
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Watched. : TENDED
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Sea-ears. : ABALONES
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It's mostly in the French zone of Germany. : BADEN
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Headliner. : STAR
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Small ostrich plume. : TIP
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The Thin Man's dog. : ASTA
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Articles. : ITEMS
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City on Gulf of the Lion. : NARBONNE
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Procure a person to commit perjury. : SUBORN
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Ringlet. : TRESS
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Lightly broiled. : RARE
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Participial suffix. : ING
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Tenacious Tory. : DIEHARD
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World's biggest land area. : EURASIA
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Scrap metal converter. : SMELTER
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Let go. : DROP
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Uncontrolled uproar. : RIOT
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Oswego's waterfront. : ONTARIO
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Painful outcome: Slang. : FUNERAL
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Clans. : SEPTS
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Unpopular at Ebbets Field. : UMPIRE
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Catherine ___, sixth wife of Henry VIII. : PARR
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Villainous expressions. : SNEERS
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Athenian general (B. C. 510–449). : CIMON
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One thousand. : MIL
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Cud. : RUMEN
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Port at end of Dortmund-Ems canal. : EMDEN
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Keep company: Slang. : PAL
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New England town officers. : SELECTMEN
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What James Johnson did on March 15. : COLLECTED
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Wooed. : SPARKED
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Island port near Brindisi. : TARANTO
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Indulging in forensics. : ARGUING
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Divers. : SEVERAL
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Expunged. : DELETED
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Gourmandized. : OVERATE
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The sun: Vedic relig. : SAVITAR
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Oleic acid remedies. : OLEATES
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Something that poisons. : VIRUS
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Amraoti is its capital. : BERAR
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___ Palmas, Canary Islands. : LAS
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Quiet! : SSH
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Section of French West Africa. : TAGANET
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Export of East Indies. : COPRA
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What a masseur does. : KNEADS
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Cacography. : SCRAWL
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Nita ___. : NALDI
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When Pepys arose. : BETIMES
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Rome's hills. : SEVEN
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___ talk. : SALES
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Mr. Cameron of the movies. : ROD
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Dillseed. : ANET
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George W. Peck's boy. : BAD
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"Something Sort of ___," Finian's Rainbow. : GRANDISH
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Rich and poor, black and white. : ANTONYMS
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Local unit of fraternal order. : CHAPTER
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Ease. : RELIEVE
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Vendor. : ALIENOR
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What Spring brings. : THAW
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Modernistic school of art. : DADA
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Name to office. : APPOINT
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Warehousing. : STORAGE
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School stool-pigeon. : TATTLER
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Terminates. : CLOSES
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Drink measurer. : JIGGER
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Brazilian river. : PRETO
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Nairobi is its capital. : KENYA
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Old Silenus, son of Pan. : SATYR
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Piatigorsky's instrument. : CELLO
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Little brother's nickname. : BRUD
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Bombastic discourse. : RANT
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Song by Gershwin. : MINE
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Pro ___. : RATA
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Rubber tree. : ULE
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Negation. : NOT
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On this side: Prefix. : CIS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 50 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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