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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 super symmetry.
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 275
Across
1. Most optimistic. : ROSIEST
8. Withhold. : ABSTAIN
15. Steps. : STRIDES
22. Compete. : EMULATE
23. Ex-Cuban strong man. : BATISTA
24. Discovered by Klaproth, 1789. : URANIUM
25. Supreme Court justice. : JACKSON
26. 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
79. Arikara tribesmen. : REES
80. Inlet. : RIA
81. Mend. : KNIT
83. Walked out. : STRUCK
86. Kidnap. : SNATCH
88. Wartime production expediter. : BATT
89. Heating contraptions. : ETNAS
91. Britain's screen menace. : MASON
92. Proofreader's mark. : CARET
93. Bristles. : SETAE
94. Amateur verse. : DOGGEREL
96. Mrs. Buck or Miss White. : PEARL
98. High-school haranguers. : DEBATERS
100. River in England. : AVON
101. Site of the Alhambra. : GRANADA
103. Futuristic modern painter. : DALI
104. Rubbernecked. : CRANED
107. Equatorial zephyr. : TRADEWIND
109. Remove spars. : DEMAST
113. Miss Hokinson. : HELEN
114. Mandarin name for tea. : CHA
115. Emblem on Stan Musial's cap. : STL
116. Moslem cap. : TAJ
118. Dividing walls. : SEPTA
119. Landed. : ALIT
120. Article in a political platform. : PLANK
122. Containing natrium. : SODIC
124. Short radio commercial. : SPOT
125. Horse in "National Velvet." : PIE
126. Presidential candidate, 1936, 1940. : BROWDER
128. Job at which Shotton succeeds Durocher. : MANAGER
130. Morsel left at a meal. : ORT
131. Rights of holding property. : TENURES
133. Foolishness. : INANITY
135. Describing the Pleistocene epoch. : GLACIAL
137. Geometrical curve. : EVOLUTE
138. Interchangeable word. : SYNONYM
139. Famed female impersonator. : ELTINGE
140. Altar screen. : REREDOS
141. Subjects of Carroll and Cronin. : HATTERS
142. Severe critic: Colloq. : ROASTER
Down
1. Denies. : REJECTS
2. Barnaby's fairy godfather. : OMALLEY
3. P. T. Barnum's customers. : SUCKERS
4. Of the same family. : ILK
5. Position at bridge. : EAST
6. Condescend. : STOOP
7. Watched. : TENDED
8. Sea-ears. : ABALONES
9. It's mostly in the French zone of Germany. : BADEN
10. Headliner. : STAR
11. Small ostrich plume. : TIP
12. The Thin Man's dog. : ASTA
13. Articles. : ITEMS
14. City on Gulf of the Lion. : NARBONNE
15. Procure a person to commit perjury. : SUBORN
16. Ringlet. : TRESS
17. Lightly broiled. : RARE
18. Participial suffix. : ING
19. Tenacious Tory. : DIEHARD
20. World's biggest land area. : EURASIA
21. Scrap metal converter. : SMELTER
30. Let go. : DROP
32. Uncontrolled uproar. : RIOT
35. Oswego's waterfront. : ONTARIO
38. Painful outcome: Slang. : FUNERAL
40. Clans. : SEPTS
42. Unpopular at Ebbets Field. : UMPIRE
43. Catherine ___, sixth wife of Henry VIII. : PARR
44. Villainous expressions. : SNEERS
46. Athenian general (B. C. 510–449). : CIMON
48. One thousand. : MIL
50. Cud. : RUMEN
51. Port at end of Dortmund-Ems canal. : EMDEN
52. Keep company: Slang. : PAL
54. New England town officers. : SELECTMEN
56. What James Johnson did on March 15. : COLLECTED
57. Wooed. : SPARKED
58. Island port near Brindisi. : TARANTO
59. Indulging in forensics. : ARGUING
60. Divers. : SEVERAL
62. Expunged. : DELETED
63. Gourmandized. : OVERATE
64. The sun: Vedic relig. : SAVITAR
65. Oleic acid remedies. : OLEATES
68. Something that poisons. : VIRUS
70. Amraoti is its capital. : BERAR
73. ___ Palmas, Canary Islands. : LAS
75. Quiet! : SSH
82. Section of French West Africa. : TAGANET
84. Export of East Indies. : COPRA
85. What a masseur does. : KNEADS
86. Cacography. : SCRAWL
87. Nita ___. : NALDI
88. When Pepys arose. : BETIMES
90. Rome's hills. : SEVEN
93. ___ talk. : SALES
95. Mr. Cameron of the movies. : ROD
97. Dillseed. : ANET
99. George W. Peck's boy. : BAD
101. "Something Sort of ___," Finian's Rainbow. : GRANDISH
102. Rich and poor, black and white. : ANTONYMS
104. Local unit of fraternal order. : CHAPTER
105. Ease. : RELIEVE
106. Vendor. : ALIENOR
107. What Spring brings. : THAW
108. Modernistic school of art. : DADA
110. Name to office. : APPOINT
111. Warehousing. : STORAGE
112. School stool-pigeon. : TATTLER
114. Terminates. : CLOSES
117. Drink measurer. : JIGGER
120. Brazilian river. : PRETO
121. Nairobi is its capital. : KENYA
122. Old Silenus, son of Pan. : SATYR
123. Piatigorsky's instrument. : CELLO
126. Little brother's nickname. : BRUD
127. Bombastic discourse. : RANT
128. Song by Gershwin. : MINE
129. Pro ___. : RATA
132. Rubber tree. : ULE
134. Negation. : NOT
136. 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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