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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

HAVING WONDERFUL TIME

New York Times, Sunday, June 7, 1953

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,449
Across
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Short-ender. : LOSER
6
Flat section. : PANE
10
Swordsmen. : BLADES
16
Rawboned person. : SCRAG
21
Clio's sister. : ERATO
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Its capital is Muscat. : OMAN
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First aid item. : IODINE
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Town in Kansas. : PAOLA
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Vacation spot in "Season in the Sun." : FIREISLAND
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Vacation spot favored by artists. : PROVINCETOWN
29
Iced ___. : TEA
30
Slightest. : LEAST
31
Soothsayer. : SEER
32
Stonehamite. : GIANTFAN
33
Preposition. : INTO
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Made certain. : ENSURED
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Goethe-Beethoven subject. : EGMONT
39
Doubtful passage for a camel. : EYE
40
Vacation spoiler. : STORM
42
Pass away. : DECEASE
44
Fat. : LARD
45
Old "formerly." : ERST
46
Followed closely. : TAGGED
48
Revue item. : SKIT
49
Dodger hurler. : LOES
51
Household god. : LAR
53
Parts of cakes. : LAYERS
55
Interlock. : ENTWINE
57
Ballerina Hayden. : MELISSA
61
Unspoken. : TACIT
63
Load. : LADE
64
Resort village just west of the Hudson. : NEWPALTZ
65
Historic ship. : MERRIMAC
69
Ten: Prefix. : DECI
70
Sun and moon circles. : HALOS
71
Constellation. : ARA
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Sidney Howard's "___ Corn." : ALIEN
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A fruit. : PEPO
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Lake for Rochester folks. : ONTARIO
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Grandparental. : AVAL
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Lay waste. : RAVAGE
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Permanent, as a color. : FAST
82
Cricket. : GRIG
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Invent. : DEVISE
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On the end. : ATIP
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Certain business men. : VEEPEES
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Writer Hatch. : ERIC
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Beethoven's "___ Solemnis." : MISSA
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She: German. : SIE
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Yankee backstop. : BERRA
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Rest spot for swimmers. : RAFT
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Squanders. : LAVISHES
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Gallery to visit in Washington. : CORCORAN
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Little Princess. : ANNE
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S. A. dictator. : PERON
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Corresponding words: Ref. sp. : ANALOGS
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Sightseer's mecca. : NIAGARA
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S'il vous plait. : PLEASE
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1949 Nobel prizewinner. : ORR
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Fermenting agent. : WORT
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Wastes away. : ROTS
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Turbine. : ENGINE
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Encircle. : GIRD
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Yale men. : ELIS
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Achievements. : EFFORTS
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Camping equipment. : TENTS
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Kin Hubbard's spokesman. : ABE
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More acute. : KEENER
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Authoress Welty and others. : EUDORAS
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Go away! : SCAT
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Detroit's hockey team. : REDWINGS
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Base. : EVIL
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Trailer-dweller. : NOMAD
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Chemical suffix. : ENE
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Resort area in N. C. and Tenn. : GREATSMOKIES
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New York resort area. : LAKEGEORGE
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City near Spa. : LIEGE
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N. Y. town leading to the Berkshires. : AMENIA
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Venerable. : AGED
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Engulf. : WHELM
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Modern chair designer. : EAMES
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He's known for "The Hole Book." : NEWELL
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Lucille's hubby. : DESI
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Tender spots. : SORES
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Pinko. : LEFTIST
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Kirman rug. : ORIENTAL
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Popular vacation spot in August. : SARATOGA
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Juillet et Août. : ETE
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Agitate. : ROIL
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___ Spring, Me. : POLAND
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Gathers. : AMASSES
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Island vacation spot. : NANTUCKET
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"Journeys ___ in lovers meeting." : END
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Men and apes. : BIPEDS
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Folk tales. : LORE
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Idolize. : ADORE
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General's command: Abbr. : DIV
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Puzzlers. : ENIGMAS
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Older child at camp. : SENIOR
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Passed, as time. : SPENT
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Suffragist Carrie. : CATT
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Man on a ladder. : ROOFER
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Berlin hit of the '20's. : ALWAYS
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Kin of the booby. : GANNET
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Visit. : SEE
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Connecticut lake resort. : CANDLEWOOD
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HQ for a visit to Mt. Rainier. : SEATTLE
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Wild time. : ORGY
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Relative of a martingale. : REIN
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Part song. : GLEE
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Chatauqua event. : MEETING
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Skipping over. : ELIDING
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Silkworm. : ERIA
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Small quantity. : DRAM
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A "wee small hour." : ONE
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European vacationland. : ALPS
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Ridgway's 1951-52 title. : SCAP
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City on the Brazos River. : WACO
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Honey: Comb form. : MELI
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Ignoble. : SLAVISH
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Relative of an autobahn. : STRASSE
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Specialty of Charleston April festival. : AZALEAS
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Jack Frost artistry. : ICEFERN
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Hookah. : NARGILE
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Sour cherry. : MARASCA
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Joy. : ELATION
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French vacationland. : RIVIERA
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Get as a result. : REAP
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Unpleasant portion. : DOSE
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Crowning glory. : HAIR
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Hero of June 21. : PAPA
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Waste allowance. : TRET
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Bird or girl. : AVIS
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Maine is full of them. : EVERGREENS
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Island of Dutch East Indies. : TERNATE
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Leading. : EMINENT
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Paleozoic, Christian, etc. : ERAS
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Composed verse. : SANG
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Fish that live to a great age. : CARP
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Unpleasant fellow. : BOOR
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Trepidant. : FEARFUL
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Meadowmouse. : VOLE
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Kin of 93 Down. : CLOD
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Country ___. : AIR
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Political prerogative. : PATRONAGE
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Where sunburn strikes. : NOSE
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40 square rods. : ROOD
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Forever, almost. : AGES
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More forthright. : SINCERER
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Snarl. : ENTANGLE
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Engaging. : WINSOME
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Golf count. : STROKES
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Prizes. : ESTEEMS
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Kin of a mouthwash. : GARGLE
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Ancient Spain. : IBERIA
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Make up for. : REDEEM
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Reporter. : LEGMAN
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King of Iraq. : FEISAL
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Saturday: Fr. : SAMEDI
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Moves rapidly: Colloq. : KITES
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Queen: Fr. : REINE
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Buckle. : SAG
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Salary. : WAGE
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Chic headgear. : VEIL
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Morning phenomena. : DEWS
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A "must" on a London visit. : KEW
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Space cadet. : LAD
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Sound of amused surprise. : OHO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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