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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

LONGS AND SHORTS

New York Times, Sunday, June 8, 1952

Author: Harold T. Bers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 174, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,085
Across Down
1. Home team. : HOST
5. Nursery noise. : BAWL
9. Floyd and Ethel M. : DELLS
14. Sweepstakes tickets. : CHANCES
21. Noun suffix. : ENCE
22. Celebes ox. : ANOA
23. Of Troy. : ILIAC
24. Packaged news item. : RELEASE
25. His 5th Centennial was this year. : LEONARDODAVINCI
28. Operatic song. : ARIETTA
29. Bureau under fire. : INTERNALREVENUE
30. Handy cutting device. : BANDSAW
31. Terra ___. : COTTA
32. Churchillian. : TORY
33. Dignify. : ENNOBLE
35. City and river in U. S. S. R. : UFA
36. Inventor Elisha. : OTIS
37. Hardhearted. : STONY
39. Made a photoprint. : STATTED
40. Scottish river. : SPEY
41. Born. : NEE
42. Lead-and-tin plate. : TERNE
43. Dwarf god of Egypt. : BES
44. Comparative suffix. : IOR
45. Gavalan's assets. : FISTS
46. Hero of June 15. : PAPA
47. Alone on the stage. : SOLA
49. Ibsen character. : ASE
50. Completely melded hand. : GIN
51. Famous monument in Whitehall. : CENOTAPH
55. Sad song. : LAMENT
57. Senator from West Virginia. : KILGORE
61. Without ethics. : AMORAL
62. Any place of instruction: Poet. : ACADEME
64. He created Horatio. : FORESTER
65. Not at all. : NEVER
66. Huxley novel, 1932. : BRAVENEWWORLD
68. Child's word for stomach. : TUM
69. ___ Scott. : DRED
70. Decide irrevocably. : SEAL
71. Retired Chairman of U. S. Steel. : OLDS
72. Singer Arden. : TONI
73. What Singapore is: Abbr. : ISL
74. Popular libation. : WHISKYANDSODA
80. Child of the streets. : GAMIN
81. They entertain people on cruises. : DOLPHINS
83. Needle-shaped. : ACEROSE
84. Too fancy. : ORNATE
85. The perpetrator never hears it. : SNORING
86. Not neat. : UNTRIM
87. Estates. : DEMESNES
89. Formality. : ICE
90. India ___. : INK
91. Letters. : VEES
93. French girl's name. : GABY
94. Tilly ___ of the Band Wagon. : LOSCH
97. Tributary of the Danube. : INN
98. Pronoun. : HER
99. Mrs. Smith's state. : MAINE
101. Rock layer. : BED
104. Feminine suffix. : ETTE
105. Gets through the Iron Curtain. : ESCAPES
107. Fire worshiper of India. : PARSI
108. Vault. : HOME
109. Best seller of 1887. : SHE
110. Part of Tito's realm. : CROATIA
111. Suits. : FITS
112. She marries Oliver de Boys. : CELIA
113. What meerschaum means. : SEAFOAM
115. Mrs. Carson's other best seller. : UNDERTHESEAWIND
119. Shape of a planet's orbit. : ELLIPSE
120. McCormack, Priest, Martin, Arends, etc. : REPRESENTATIVES
121. Ingratiater. : PLEASER
122. Spring. : ARISE
123. The Ucayali and the Magdalena. : RIOS
124. Part of a tuning fork. : TINE
125. Classifiers. : SORTERS
126. Independent person: Slang. : LONER
127. Go away! : SCAT
128. Tot's word. : TATA
1. Home of the Muses. : HELICON
2. Rodgers and Hart's "Johnny." : ONENOTE
3. Hyde Park pet. : SCOTTIE
4. Precepts. : TENETS
5. Large, bare dwelling. : BARN
6. "A word ___ blow." : ANDA
7. One of Churchill's right hand men, Lord ___. : WOOLTON
8. Former name of the Marianas Islands. : LADRONES
9. Share: Slang. : DIVVY
10. Author Faure. : ELIE
11. Finches. : LINNETS
12. Empty space. : LACUNA
13. Oppenheimer or Urey. : SCIENTIST
14. Crustacean catcher. : CRABBER
15. Gabriel. : HERALD
16. Miss MacMahon. : ALINE
17. Require. : NEED
18. Hamburger garnishes. : CATSUPS
19. Courier. : ESTAFET
20. Ocean routes. : SEAWAYS
26. A constellation. : ARA
27. Lofty: Poet. : AERY
34. Sioux. : OTOE
37. Calyx leaf. : SEPAL
38. Golf course hazard. : TRAP
39. N. M. U. or S. I. U. members. : SEAMEN
40. Emulates Trilby. : SINGS
42. Tamerlane was one. : TATAR
43. Dashing fellow. : BLADE
45. Did office work. : FILED
46. Studied. : PORED
48. Scandinavian name. : OLAV
49. Over again. : ANEW
50. "Sugar and spice." : GIRLS
51. Unposed photos. : CANDIDS
52. Vermont's Governor. : EMERSON
53. Late author of "Keep the Homefires Burning." : NOVELLO
54. Badger. : HARASS
56. Uncle: Scot. : EME
57. British movie producer. : KORDA
58. Turk. : OTTOMAN
59. Bring together again. : REUNITE
60. Royal furs. : ERMINES
63. Make watertight. : CALK
64. Closed down, as a play. : FOLDED
66. Creature. : BEING
67. Courts. : WOOS
70. Fair weather. : SHINE
72. A common weed. : TANSY
74. Pet word of the indecisive. : WHICH
75. G. I. magazine. : YANK
76. Behave. : ACT
77. War of ___. : NERVES
78. Laundry machine. : DRIER
79. A few. : SOME
80. Diving bird. : GREBE
82. Message on a tag. : PRICE
84. Arabian. : OMANI
86. Affected. : UNNATURAL
88. Shield. : EGIS
90. Early Peruvian. : INCA
92. Senator from Florida. : SMATHERS
94. He engineered the Suez Canal. : LESSEPS
95. Brabantio's son-in-law. : OTHELLO
96. Pilferer. : STEALER
97. Chemical compounds of similar structure. : ISOMERS
98. Bowler's target. : HEADPIN
100. Medicine or poison. : ARSENIC
101. Ballivian's country. : BOLIVIA
102. Signal. : EMINENT
103. Famous lake in Palestine. : DEADSEA
105. Useful in crosswords. : ERASER
106. Creator of Trelawny and Quex. : PINERO
107. Where miners work. : PITS
108. ___ Clinton. : HEWITT
110. Thicket. : COPSE
111. Less inhibited. : FREER
112. Witch's "familiar." : CAT
114. Sanction. : FIAT
116. Gaelic. : ERSE
117. Attachment to a building. : STOA
118. Near or Far. : EAST

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 26 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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