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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

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New York Times, Sunday, May 31, 1959

12-Down : Deluge.

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 675 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Harold T. Bers has 138 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 77-Across had "physisian"; corrected this to "physician."

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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,607
Across
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New envoy to Brazil. : CABOT
6
Early stringed instrument. : REBEC
11
Ferber novel. : GIANT
16
U. A. R. people. : ARABS
21
Clamorous. : AROAR
22
___ Gay, carrier of first A-bomb. : ENOLA
23
Guess: Colloq. : INFER
24
Song. : MOTET
25
Leverett ___. : SALTONSTALL
27
Connecticut. : NUTMEGSTATE
29
Representative: Abbr. : AGT
30
Boy: Lat. : PUER
31
Set in a row. : ALIGN
33
Volga tributary. : OKA
34
Utah skiing resort. : ALTA
35
Dumbbell. : BOOB
37
Felt anguish. : BLED
39
Coasters. : SLEDS
41
Growled. : SNARLED
43
Tonkin's neighbor. : ANNAM
45
Jacob's first wife. : LEAH
47
Curly: Ger. : KRAUS
49
Verb in many ads. : TRY
50
Penrod's pal. : SAM
52
Kansas painter John ___. : STEUARTCURRY
55
Norman prelate of 1066. : ODO
58
Cooked with condiments. : DEVILED
62
Sea bird. : ERN
63
Spread across: Poet. : OERLAY
64
On ___ (taking a chance). : SPEC
65
Frequent last chapter. : EPILOGUE
67
Noted impresario. : BING
69
Eleven: Ger. : ELF
70
Michaelmas birds. : GEESE
71
Light cotton. : LENO
72
Pardoned. : AMNESTIED
75
Greek huntress. : ATALANTA
77
Old-time physician. : LEECH
79
Long-necked pear. : BOSC
80
Sustain. : PROP
82
Well-known Republican. : STASSEN
83
Pull a boner: Slang. : GOOF
85
Avast! : STOP
87
Fishing hazard. : SNAG
89
Bacchic cry. : EVOE
90
Limerick's river. : SHANNON
93
Where Salem is: Abbr. : OREG
95
Columbia's president. : KIRK
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Follow. : ENSUE
100
Beyond escape. : CORNERED
102
French groceries. : EPICERIES
105
News agency. : TASS
106
Relish. : ENJOY
107
Miss Suzuki. : PAT
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Principle of gamesmanship. : PLOY
110
Afternoon hours. : TEATIMES
112
Great race horse of 1950. : NOOR
113
B. C. poet. : HORACE
115
Medical group. : AMA
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Antedate. : PRECEDE
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Before. : ERE
119
One of a trio of Hollywood sisters. : ROSEMARYLANE
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Press requirement. : INK
123
Little one. : TOT
124
Alabama city. : SELMA
125
Charles II's favorite. : NELL
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Europeans. : SERBS
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___ ray, in TV. : CATHODE
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Laughing. : RIANT
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Dandelion. : WEED
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Tattered. : TORN
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A cupid. : AMOR
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Chemical prefix. : OXO
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Fungus growth. : ERGOT
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Footprint. : CLUE
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Tunisian title. : BEY
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Turning in big profits: Slang. : MAKINGAMINT
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"Midsummer Night's Dream" fairy. : MUSTARDSEED
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A lens: Comb. form. : PHACO
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Chollas. : CACTI
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Wee one. : BAIRN
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Furze. : GORSE
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More crafty. : SLYER
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Wooden. : TREEN
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Links name. : SNEAD
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Start upon. : ENTER
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Melon. : CASABA
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Part of Spain. : ARAGON
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Author of "Sally," "Lady Be Good," etc. : BOLTON
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Wild ___. : OAT
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De ___ (unwanted): Fr. : TROP
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Retail. : RESELL
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Menu items. : ENTREES
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Neckwear. : BOA
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She: Span. : ELLA
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Social rounds. : CALLS
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Virginia McMath. : GINGERROGERS
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Deluge. : INUNDATE
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Rudder-ward. : AFT
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Verne captain. : NEMO
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Long journeys. : TREKS
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Mornings. : AMS
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Traffic circle. : ROTARY
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In any degree. : ATALL
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Hollywood first name. : BETTE
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Lieu. : STEAD
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Gist. : NUB
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Lewis' evangelist. : GANTRY
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Actress Chase. : ILKA
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"March of Dimes" head. : BASILOCONNOR
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Time. : DATE
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Bolivian coin. : SUCRE
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Adjective suffix. : ARY
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St. ___, port of France. : MALO
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Successor to Bob Feller. : HERBSCORE
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Dictator of 82 B. C. : SULLA
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Great: Prefix. : MEGA
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Body of troops. : UNIT
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Floats. : RAFTS
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Password. : OPENSESAME
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Villa ___ in Tivoli. : DESTE
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Body of water. : OCEAN
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Robin Hood ___, Phila. : DELL
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Sword. : EPEE
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Gen. Stilwell. : VINEGARJOE
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Not loquacious. : DUMB
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Admission for all home games. : SEASONTICKET
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Aegean gulf. : ENOS
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Tangy taste. : NIP
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Old-time sword: Var. : GLAVE
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This: Span. : ESTO
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Operator of small engine. : DONKEYMAN
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Supped. : ATE
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Ingredient of some pastries. : HONEY
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Brace. : PAIR
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Pro. : FOR
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Notable third baseman. : PEPPERMARTIN
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Spunk. : GRIT
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Postcard picture. : SCENE
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Ace, for example. : HONOR
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Intimate of Cicero. : NEPOS
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"___ Blas." : GIL
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Maintain. : KEEP
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Kind of car. : USED
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Latin infinitive. : ESSE
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Defies. : DARES
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Pennsylvania product. : COAL
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Indian attire. : SARI
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Less riotous. : TAMER
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Bills. : TENS
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Casual comestible. : HOTDOG
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Tijuana's Agua. : CALIENTE
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Again. : ANEW
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Short for a marsupial. : ROO
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Cry of the wild goose. : YANG
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Clytemnestra's daughter. : ELECTRA
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Repeatedly. : THRICE
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___ Stanford. : LELAND
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He wrote "Rules of Order." : ROBERT
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A Morse middle name. : BREESE
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A Truman aide. : SNYDER
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Summer places. : CAMPS
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Boy in Menotti opera. : AMAHL
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Kind of grape. : TOKAY
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Correct. : EXACT
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Archaeological finds. : TOMBS
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Hard: Fr. : DUR
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Adviser to Mohammed. : OMAR
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Malay equivalent of sahib. : TUAN
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Brink. : EDGE
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Negative conjunction. : NOR
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Dessert. : ICE
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German pronoun. : SIE
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Offspring. : SON

Answer summary:
10 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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