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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 Down
1. 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
90. Child's buggy. : STROLLER
91. $1,000. : GRAND
93. Where McGill University is. : MONTREAL
94. Connecticut commuter's town. : WESTPORT
96. Half year at school. : SEMESTER
98. Oodles. : SCADS
101. Cloth of Pacific islands. : TAPA
102. Spa specialty. : CURE
103. Scottish landowner. : LAIRD
107. Metes. : ALLOTS
109. Soaks. : RETS
111. Pike-like fishes. : GARS
112. Sir ___ Franks, British Ambassador to the United States. : OLIVER
113. No: German. : NEIN
114. Fifth word of "Marseillaise." : PATRIE
116. Lofty. : ANDEAN
118. ___ Montez. : LOLA
119. Passing rage. : FAD
120. Felt through senses. : SENSATE
121. Kept as it was. : STETTED
123. Hit sharply. : RAP
124. Speechifying. : ORATING
126. Like a mound. : TUMULAR
128. Corundum. : LIONITE
130. American Indians. : REDRACE
131. Light-colored amphibole. : EDENITE
132. Dispenser of charity. : ALMONER
133. Visionary. : DREAMER
134. More composed. : SEDATER
135. Retarders. : SLOWERS
1. Sail along the shore. : ACCOAST
2. American woman playwright in England. : CRAIGIE
3. Coolidge's Secretary of State; Nobel Prize winner, 1929. : KELLOGG
4. Bustle. : ADO
5. Wax. : CERE
6. Armed with blades. : KNIVED
7. Jackie Robinson's specialty. : STEAL
8. Waver in purpose. : HESITATE
9. Worlds. : UNIVERSES
10. Resort on Lake Maggiore. : STRESA
11. Company. : TWO
12. West Indian trees. : LICCAS
13. Noel Coward's was brief. : ENCOUNTER
14. Reinvest. : REORDAIN
15. TV interloper. : GHOST
16. Time out. : RECESS
17. Morsels. : ORTS
18. Bluegrass. : POA
19. Coloring matter. : PIGMENT
20. State formally. : ENOUNCE
21. Person with fixed income. : RENTIER
30. Vincent Price's screen personality. : SINISTER
32. Chemist's glassware. : PIPETTES
35. Growled. : GNARRED
38. Famous. : VAUNTED
40. Pass by. : ELAPSE
44. Blow your horn. : TOOTLE
46. ___ room. : DESK
48. Mend socks. : DARN
51. Soup ingredient. : PEAS
52. Author of "The Valley of Decision." : DAVENPORT
53. FFI, for instance. : PARTISANS
54. Alaric was one. : GOTH
55. Hecklers. : SNIPERS
56. String bean. : HARICOT
57. Unsullied by money. : AMATEUR
59. Governor Bonner's state. : MONTANA
61. Girl's name. : EMELINE
62. Daphne DuMaurier's best seller. : REBECCA
63. Breathing submarine. : SNORKEL
65. ___ Rebellion in India, 1857. : SEPOY
67. Noted silent movie. : GREED
70. Lap dog: Colloq. : POM
71. Being. : ENS
77. Highest peak in Wales. : SNOWDON
78. Most frivolous. : IDLEST
79. Salts: Fr. : SELS
80. Stock in trade of garages. : CARPARTS
81. Mr. Maugham. : SOMERSET
82. Pennyroyal. : MINT
83. Nullify a statement. : UNTELL
84. French general in World War I. : SARRAIL
86. Native of Latvia. : LETT
89. "Old Man ___ Is Dead." : MOSE
91. "The greatest virtue."—Cicero. : GRATITUDE
92. The liquid poured. : DECANTATE
95. Deals in stocks, speculatively. : OPERATES
97. Macbeth, for example. : MURDERER
98. High mountain in Alaska. : SANFORD
99. More obvious. : CLEARER
100. Instrument for locating forest fires. : ALIDADE
104. White and smooth. : IVORINE
105. Story teller. : RELATER
106. Tailors. : DRAPERS
108. Fashionable New York school. : SPENCE
110. Appeared. : SEEMED
111. Illuminated as in the Nineties. : GASLIT
112. Playwright, son of famed actor. : ONEILL
115. Rage. : ANGER
117. Strong man. : ATLAS
120. Rex Harrison played its king. : SIAM
122. Major-___. : DOMO
125. Musical syllable. : TRA
127. Girl's name. : UNA
129. "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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