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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Tuesday, June 2, 1953

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,444
Across
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Well-known theatrical club. : LAMBS
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He wrote, "She moves a goddess, and she looks a queen." : POPE
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Fasten one's eyes upon. : OGLE
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Cognizant. : AWARE
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Instrument of great antiquity. : OBOE
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Ruy or Gil. : BLAS
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Rite celebrated in Westminster Abbey since 1066. : CORONATION
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Auction items. : LOTS
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Today's leading lady. : ELIZABETH
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In South America, a wild Indian. : AUCA
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Bills. : TENS
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Black and viscid. : PITCHY
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Presidential initials. : HST
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Dine. : EAT
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Nickname for Mr. Toynbee. : ARNIE
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Laryngeal clearing. : AHEM
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Universes. : MACROCOSMS
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The page number of a book. : FOLIO
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Twitch. : TIC
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Man's name. : ANTON
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Certain fractions. : TWENTIETHS
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Silk: Italian. : SETA
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Bass ___. : VIOLS
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Girl's nickname. : BAB
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Tie fabric. : REP
48
Turning points. : CRISES
50
Stem of the hop. : BINE
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Reddish red-yellow. : RUST
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Facial decoration. : MUSTACHIO
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French friend. : AMIE
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One occupation for 20 Across. : MOTHERHOOD
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Hapless. : POOR
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A hill: Span. : ALTO
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Elizabethan poet. : DONNE
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Eagles. : ERNS
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First appearance, as of dawn. : PEEP
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Northern ___, winter apples. : SPIES
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Product of Ireland. : LACE
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Over the hill. : AWOL
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Husband: Fr. : MARI
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Recent visitor to London, Josip ___. : BROZ
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Capitol Hill body. : SENATE
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V. I. P.'s in London. : POTENTATES
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Front page notices in The Times of London. : OBITS
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Non-Churchillian Winnie. : POOH
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Poetic contraction. : EEN
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Religious offerings. : OBLATIONS
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20 Across's uncle. : GLOUCESTER
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Door lock. : LATCH
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Nonfiction item. : ESSAY
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At right angles to the keel. : ABEAM
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___ bono publico. : PRO
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South American. : INCA
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Sword hilt. : HAFT
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Pomp. : SHOW
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How America will see 17 Across. : TELEVISION
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He performs 17 Across. : ARCHBISHOP
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Prime V. I. P.'s in London. : MINISTERS
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Op. ___. : CIT
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Small particle. : MOTE
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Photo. : SNAP
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Western Indian. : OTOE
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They: Fr. : ILS
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A votre ___: French toast. : SANTE
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Worn by Edward VII and George V. : BEARDS
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Crinkled fabric. : CRAPE
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It's personified as a dame. : RUMOR
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City west of the Crazy Mountains. : BUTTE
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Breakwater. : MOLE
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Piece of meat. : CHOP
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First word of Order of the Garter motto. : HONI
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Bulwer Lytton heroine. : IONE
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John Masefield's work. : ODES
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Where Britain is always pink. : MAP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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