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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
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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
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Too fancy. : ORNATE
85
The perpetrator never hears it. : SNORING
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Not neat. : UNTRIM
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Estates. : DEMESNES
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Formality. : ICE
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India ___. : INK
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Letters. : VEES
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French girl's name. : GABY
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Tilly ___ of the Band Wagon. : LOSCH
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Tributary of the Danube. : INN
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Pronoun. : HER
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Mrs. Smith's state. : MAINE
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Rock layer. : BED
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Feminine suffix. : ETTE
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Gets through the Iron Curtain. : ESCAPES
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Fire worshiper of India. : PARSI
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Vault. : HOME
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Best seller of 1887. : SHE
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Part of Tito's realm. : CROATIA
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Suits. : FITS
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She marries Oliver de Boys. : CELIA
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What meerschaum means. : SEAFOAM
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Mrs. Carson's other best seller. : UNDERTHESEAWIND
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Shape of a planet's orbit. : ELLIPSE
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McCormack, Priest, Martin, Arends, etc. : REPRESENTATIVES
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Ingratiater. : PLEASER
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Spring. : ARISE
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The Ucayali and the Magdalena. : RIOS
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Part of a tuning fork. : TINE
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Classifiers. : SORTERS
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Independent person: Slang. : LONER
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Go away! : SCAT
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Tot's word. : TATA
Down
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Home of the Muses. : HELICON
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Rodgers and Hart's "Johnny." : ONENOTE
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Hyde Park pet. : SCOTTIE
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Precepts. : TENETS
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Large, bare dwelling. : BARN
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"A word ___ blow." : ANDA
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One of Churchill's right hand men, Lord ___. : WOOLTON
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Former name of the Marianas Islands. : LADRONES
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Share: Slang. : DIVVY
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Author Faure. : ELIE
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Finches. : LINNETS
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Empty space. : LACUNA
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Oppenheimer or Urey. : SCIENTIST
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Crustacean catcher. : CRABBER
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Gabriel. : HERALD
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Miss MacMahon. : ALINE
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Require. : NEED
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Hamburger garnishes. : CATSUPS
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Courier. : ESTAFET
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Ocean routes. : SEAWAYS
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A constellation. : ARA
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Lofty: Poet. : AERY
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Sioux. : OTOE
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Calyx leaf. : SEPAL
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Golf course hazard. : TRAP
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N. M. U. or S. I. U. members. : SEAMEN
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Emulates Trilby. : SINGS
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Tamerlane was one. : TATAR
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Dashing fellow. : BLADE
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Did office work. : FILED
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Studied. : PORED
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Scandinavian name. : OLAV
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Over again. : ANEW
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"Sugar and spice." : GIRLS
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Unposed photos. : CANDIDS
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Vermont's Governor. : EMERSON
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Late author of "Keep the Homefires Burning." : NOVELLO
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Badger. : HARASS
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Uncle: Scot. : EME
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British movie producer. : KORDA
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Turk. : OTTOMAN
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Bring together again. : REUNITE
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Royal furs. : ERMINES
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Make watertight. : CALK
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Closed down, as a play. : FOLDED
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Creature. : BEING
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Courts. : WOOS
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Fair weather. : SHINE
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A common weed. : TANSY
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Pet word of the indecisive. : WHICH
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G. I. magazine. : YANK
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Behave. : ACT
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War of ___. : NERVES
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Laundry machine. : DRIER
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A few. : SOME
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Diving bird. : GREBE
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Message on a tag. : PRICE
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Arabian. : OMANI
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Affected. : UNNATURAL
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Shield. : EGIS
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Early Peruvian. : INCA
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Senator from Florida. : SMATHERS
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He engineered the Suez Canal. : LESSEPS
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Brabantio's son-in-law. : OTHELLO
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Pilferer. : STEALER
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Chemical compounds of similar structure. : ISOMERS
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Bowler's target. : HEADPIN
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Medicine or poison. : ARSENIC
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Ballivian's country. : BOLIVIA
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Signal. : EMINENT
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Famous lake in Palestine. : DEADSEA
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Useful in crosswords. : ERASER
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Creator of Trelawny and Quex. : PINERO
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Where miners work. : PITS
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___ Clinton. : HEWITT
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Thicket. : COPSE
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Less inhibited. : FREER
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Witch's "familiar." : CAT
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Sanction. : FIAT
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Attachment to a building. : STOA
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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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