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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Monday, June 15, 1953

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,457
Across
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"Father of American football." : CAMP
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Louis from New Orleans. : PRIMA
10
Nearly all. : MOST
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Yard of a building. : AREA
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Branch of a labor union. : LOCAL
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Bulging jar. : OLLA
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Wielder of a gavel. : PARLIAMENTARIAN
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A Friday fry. : SMELTS
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Slow, easy gait. : DOGTROT
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They're underfoot. : MATS
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Grass used as thatch. : NETI
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Subject of a famous Hals painting. : CAVALIER
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Actress Caron. : LESLIE
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Indigo. : ANIL
34
Cirrus, nimbus, cumulus, etc. : CLOUDS
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Actress Merkel. : UNA
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Soft-singing brothers. : MILLS
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Beer business abbreviation. : BRL
40
Check marks. : TICKS
42
House addition. : ELL
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Exasperating. : TRYING
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Part of a variety show. : SKIT
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National or American. : LEAGUE
49
Namesakes of authoress Wells. : CAROLYNS
51
Boys. : LADS
53
Companion of Brahma and Vishnu. : SIVA
54
Important 4½-year-older. : CHARLES
57
Philo and others. : VANCES
61
Having elegant manners. : CHESTERFIELDIAN
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They may be feathered, aquatically. : OARS
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President between Johnson and Hayes. : GRANT
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Raison d'___. : ETRE
66
City in New York, pop. 72,311. : TROY
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Featured by Guy Lombardo. : SAXES
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M. Clair, motion-picture director. : RENE
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LETTERS LIKE THIS. : CAPS
2
Saroyan's "My Name Is ___." : ARAM
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This and no more. : MERE
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London's street of clubs. : PALLMALL
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It has replaced many fibers, metals. : PLASTIC
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Gypsy. : ROM
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Frosted. : ICED
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Massenet's masterpiece. : MANON
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Illinois governor, 1892–96, a champion of human rights. : ALTGELD
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Designating a dance or a chair. : MORRIS
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Part of a minstrel show. : OLIO
12
Board. : SLAT
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Good sunburn. : TAN
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LETTERS LIKE THIS. : ITAL
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Demonstrate. : ATTEST
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Villain in "The Gilded Age." : SELBY
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Subject of a "Just So" Story. : CAMEL
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Old-womanish. : ANILE
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Riviera-type dwelling. : VILLA
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Of the dew. : RORIC
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Fortunate. : LUCKY
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Finish a drawing as a cartoonist does. : INKIN
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Positions at bridge tables. : EASTS
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Arm bones. : ULNAS
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Painter of the first five Presidents. : STUART
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Native of Nantucket. : ISLANDER
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Kluszewski, Raffensburger, etc. : REDLEGS
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Green monkeys of Africa. : GRIVETS
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Dull, unseeing. : GLASSY
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Athletic field. : OVAL
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Sawlike part. : SERRA
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London cleaning lady. : CHAR
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Beatrice's cousin in "Much Ado." : HERO
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Tunisian port. : SFAX
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Adduce. : CITE
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Get as a consequence. : EARN
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Koko's weapon. : SNEE
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Sheath for a hurt finger. : COT
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Feminine suffix. : INE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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