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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

BRAIN TEASER

New York Times, Sunday, May 22, 1949

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 150, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 6.04, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 630 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 185, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 69 Grid has super symmetry.
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 380
Across
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Anti-aircraft guns. : ACKACKS
8
Go-getter. : HUSTLER
15
American political cartoonist. : GROPPER
22
Believing. : CREDENT
23
Mesh. : ENTWINE
24
What Mary Martin is in "South Pacific." : HEROINE
25
Dieter's shibboleth. : CALORIE
26
South wind from Sahara. : SIROCCO
27
Geometrical figure. : OCTAGON
28
Source of Texas fortunes. : OIL
29
Sidestepping. : EVASIVE
31
"Arsenic and Old Lace" collection. : CORPSES
33
Wife of Amen-Ra. : MUT
34
Eager. : AGOG
36
Ten-point types. : ELITES
37
Done by CPA's. : AUDITS
38
First word of Caesar's report. : VENI
39
Hired a ball player. : SIGNED
41
One time capital of Japan. : NARA
42
Fastener. : SNAP
43
Golfing term. : STANCE
45
Seaport in Java. : TEGAL
46
Short French poems. : DITS
47
Equaled. : TIED
49
Peripheral. : OUTER
50
Plant that yields oil. : RAPESEED
53
Building in D. C. : PENTAGON
55
Most penetrating. : SHARPEST
58
Philippine island. : SAMAR
60
Pig's feet. : TROTTERS
64
Funnyman Morgan and Pirate Morgan. : NAMESAKES
66
Before: German. : VOR
67
Shakespearean extra. : GENTLEMEN
68
Turkish decrees. : IRADES
69
Reformed sinners. : REPENTERS
72
Kind of Danish embroidery. : HEDEBO
73
Cheap seats. : PIT
74
Marshes between Rome and Naples. : PONTINE
75
Celtic Neptune. : LER
76
Plant migration. : ECESIS
80
Circle-making instruments. : COMPASSES
82
Arnold Bax is "Master of the King's ___." : MUSICK
85
Song with repeated strain. : ROUNDELAY
87
Miss Munson. : ONA
88
Prevalence. : DOMINANCE
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Child's buggy. : STROLLER
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$1,000. : GRAND
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Where McGill University is. : MONTREAL
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Connecticut commuter's town. : WESTPORT
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Half year at school. : SEMESTER
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Oodles. : SCADS
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Cloth of Pacific islands. : TAPA
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Spa specialty. : CURE
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Scottish landowner. : LAIRD
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Metes. : ALLOTS
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Soaks. : RETS
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Pike-like fishes. : GARS
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Sir ___ Franks, British Ambassador to the United States. : OLIVER
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No: German. : NEIN
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Fifth word of "Marseillaise." : PATRIE
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Lofty. : ANDEAN
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___ Montez. : LOLA
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Passing rage. : FAD
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Felt through senses. : SENSATE
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Kept as it was. : STETTED
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Hit sharply. : RAP
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Speechifying. : ORATING
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Like a mound. : TUMULAR
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Corundum. : LIONITE
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American Indians. : REDRACE
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Light-colored amphibole. : EDENITE
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Dispenser of charity. : ALMONER
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Visionary. : DREAMER
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More composed. : SEDATER
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Retarders. : SLOWERS
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Sail along the shore. : ACCOAST
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American woman playwright in England. : CRAIGIE
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Coolidge's Secretary of State; Nobel Prize winner, 1929. : KELLOGG
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Bustle. : ADO
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Wax. : CERE
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Armed with blades. : KNIVED
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Jackie Robinson's specialty. : STEAL
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Waver in purpose. : HESITATE
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Worlds. : UNIVERSES
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Resort on Lake Maggiore. : STRESA
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Company. : TWO
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West Indian trees. : LICCAS
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Noel Coward's was brief. : ENCOUNTER
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Reinvest. : REORDAIN
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TV interloper. : GHOST
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Time out. : RECESS
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Morsels. : ORTS
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Bluegrass. : POA
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Coloring matter. : PIGMENT
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State formally. : ENOUNCE
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Person with fixed income. : RENTIER
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Vincent Price's screen personality. : SINISTER
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Chemist's glassware. : PIPETTES
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Growled. : GNARRED
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Famous. : VAUNTED
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Pass by. : ELAPSE
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Blow your horn. : TOOTLE
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___ room. : DESK
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Mend socks. : DARN
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Soup ingredient. : PEAS
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Author of "The Valley of Decision." : DAVENPORT
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FFI, for instance. : PARTISANS
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Alaric was one. : GOTH
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Hecklers. : SNIPERS
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String bean. : HARICOT
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Unsullied by money. : AMATEUR
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Governor Bonner's state. : MONTANA
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Girl's name. : EMELINE
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Daphne DuMaurier's best seller. : REBECCA
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Breathing submarine. : SNORKEL
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___ Rebellion in India, 1857. : SEPOY
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Noted silent movie. : GREED
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Lap dog: Colloq. : POM
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Being. : ENS
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Highest peak in Wales. : SNOWDON
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Most frivolous. : IDLEST
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Salts: Fr. : SELS
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Stock in trade of garages. : CARPARTS
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Mr. Maugham. : SOMERSET
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Pennyroyal. : MINT
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Nullify a statement. : UNTELL
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French general in World War I. : SARRAIL
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Native of Latvia. : LETT
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"Old Man ___ Is Dead." : MOSE
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"The greatest virtue."—Cicero. : GRATITUDE
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The liquid poured. : DECANTATE
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Deals in stocks, speculatively. : OPERATES
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Macbeth, for example. : MURDERER
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High mountain in Alaska. : SANFORD
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More obvious. : CLEARER
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Instrument for locating forest fires. : ALIDADE
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White and smooth. : IVORINE
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Story teller. : RELATER
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Tailors. : DRAPERS
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Fashionable New York school. : SPENCE
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Appeared. : SEEMED
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Illuminated as in the Nineties. : GASLIT
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Playwright, son of famed actor. : ONEILL
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Rage. : ANGER
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Strong man. : ATLAS
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Rex Harrison played its king. : SIAM
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Major-___. : DOMO
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Musical syllable. : TRA
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Girl's name. : UNA
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"Union ___." : NOW

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 50 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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