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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

TIME PIECES

New York Times, Sunday, May 29, 1955

Author: Harold T. Bers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 695 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 32
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,161
Across Down
1. Twelfth parts. : MONTHS
7. Section of a library. : STACKS
13. Requisite for NYU's hall. : FAME
17. Fall into water. : PLOP
21. Old Spain. : IBERIA
22. Out-and-out. : ARRANT
23. ___ Jannings. : EMIL
24. He wrote Rome's history. : LIVY
25. 1935 Pulitzer Prize novel. : NOWINNOVEMBER
27. Hoodwink. : BILK
28. Land: Latin. : AGER
29. Or ___! : ELSE
30. Plays the role of. : DOES
31. In a den. : LAIRED
33. Dark yellow. : OCHRE
34. Introductions. : PROEMS
36. British fishing fly. : JULYDUN
38. Resident of Rennes. : BRETON
39. Right: Abbr. : COR
41. Credits: Abbr. : CRS
42. Nursery necessity. : PIN
43. High notes. : ELAS
44. Dodger rightie. : LABINE
45. Horace, Pindar, etc. : ODISTS
47. Bridge player with a strong hand. : REBIDDER
49. Man in the line-up. : FELON
50. Parlor radical: Slang. : PINKO
51. French police. : SURETE
52. Irish poet-playwright. : YEATS
54. Botanist Gray. : ASA
57. Theory of some wonder drugs. : ANTIBIOSIS
59. Sans-serif types. : GOTHICS
62. Applies. : PUTS
63. European blackbirds. : MERLES
64. Romberg opus. : MAYWINE
65. Old-time wizards. : MAGES
66. Reign in India. : RAJ
69. French kings. : ROIS
70. Drapery décor. : TASSELS
71. Strauss subject. : DANUBE
72. Student. : EDUCANO
74. To the: Fr. : AUX
75. ___ Aviv. : TEL
76. Cherry reds. : CERISES
77. Longing for friends. : LONELY
78. Joined, as film. : SPLICED
80. Secular. : LAIC
81. Handlers of funds: Abbr. : TRS
82. One of the Forsytes. : IRENE
83. Coleridge character. : MARINER
84. Actress Hunt. : MARSHA
86. Since: Ger. : SEIT
87. Measuring instrument. : CALIPER
88. Russian conspirator, 1825 model. : DECEMBRIST
92. Fowl. : HEN
93. Place for a decoration. : LAPEL
94. Shaped with an implement. : TOOLED
96. Douze mois. : ANNEE
97. Popular garment. : JEANS
99. Takes into legal custody. : IMPOUNDS
102. Jacks. : KNAVES
103. Scalawags. : SCAMPS
105. Arrow poison. : INEE
106. Code signal. : SOS
107. Where Pine Bluff is: Abbr. : ARK
108. German river. : EMS
109. Genuine. : HONEST
110. Swain of olden days. : SPARRER
112. Snatches. : WRESTS
114. Put into practice: Var. : ENURE
115. Epstein work. : STATUE
116. Shape of a cake. : LOAF
117. Sweetsop fruit. : ATTA
120. Clue in a word puzzle: Abbr. : ANAG
121. Actress Deborah. : KERR
122. Much-discussed French painting. : SEPTEMBERMORN
126. Lose patience. : TIRE
127. Et ___. : ALII
128. Apparatus. : ENGINE
129. Made faces. : LEERED
130. Calls for Mays. : HEYS
131. Dear me! : ALAS
132. Builder of the "One-Hoss Shay." : DEACON
133. Saxophonist or trombonist. : DORSEY
1. Gershwin song. : MINE
2. Greek coin. : OBOL
3. Paper. : NEWSPRINT
4. Moselle wine center. : TRIER
5. Hebrew liquid measure. : HIN
6. Suave cinema star. : SANDERS
7. Goalie achievements. : SAVES
8. Very: Fr. : TRES
9. Pitcher's concern. : ARM
10. Rainy day scarcity. : CAB
11. Curfew's toll. : KNELL
12. Got lost. : STRAYED
13. Victoria Lincoln novel. : FEBRUARYHILL
14. City on the Somme. : AMIENS
15. Temperate. : MILD
16. Leather. : ELK
17. Salk control factor. : PLACEBO
18. Faulkner novel. : LIGHTINAUGUST
19. Put something ___ someone. : OVERON
20. Seed of pears, apples, etc. : PYRENE
26. Dutch uncles. : OOMS
32. Profitless. : IDLE
33. Quizzes. : ORALS
35. What Robin Hood quaffed. : OCTOBERALE
36. Agrees: Colloq. : JIBES
37. One. : UNIT
38. Fruit decays. : BLETS
39. Short for Rio's beach. : COPA
40. Norse god. : ODIN
42. Persian fairies. : PERIS
46. Go lightly. : SKIM
47. Tricks. : RUSES
48. Ballerina painter. : DEGAS
49. Prestige. : FACE
51. Unanimous. : SOLIO
53. One: Ger. : EINS
55. Opera star. : STEBER
56. Evaluate. : ASSESS
58. Type of humor. : IRONY
60. Cape Cod. : OYSTER
61. Butt of Nast cartoons. : TWEED
62. Mrs., in Poland. : PANI
64. The late Miss Elliott. : MAXINE
65. Candida's young admirer. : MARCHBANKS
66. Chutney. : RELISH
67. Former French actress. : ADOREE
68. Bing Crosby favorite. : JUNEINJANUARY
70. "When You Wore a ___ . . . " : TULIP
71. Belief in God. : DEISM
73. Per ___. : CENT
74. Vernon Duke song hit. : APRILINPARIS
76. Was concerned. : CARED
78. Bargains today! : SALE
79. Assuredly: Lat. : CERTO
80. Products of Ireland. : LACES
83. Gas station handouts. : MAPS
84. Canasta plays. : MELDS
85. Wild buffalo. : ARNA
87. Poetic verb form. : CANST
88. Depositor in a certain bank. : DONOR
89. Owners of E bonds. : INVESTORS
90. Appear. : SEEM
91. 1891 heroine. : TESS
93. Small error. : LAPSE
95. English river. : OUSE
98. Becomes known. : EMERGES
100. Substance. : MEAT
101. Read. : PERUSED
102. Rhine city. : KREFELD
103. Close-fitting dress. : SHEATH
104. His boys went to K. C. : CONNIE
105. Adriatic peninsula. : ISTRIA
107. Sheik. : ARAB
111. Town in N. H. : REENE
112. Clare Luce subject. : WOMEN
113. Less riotous. : TAMER
115. Vend. : SELL
116. Cotton fabric. : LENO
118. Place for a swing. : TREE
119. Catcher Seminick. : ANDY
121. Mowgli's python. : KAA
123. Golf tourney. : PGA
124. Twitch. : TIC
125. Old-time car. : REO

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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