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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Friday, July 2, 1954

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 4.80, Missing: { W X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,830
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Indian game resembling backgammon. : PACHISI
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Chief who fought the English, 1763. : PONTIAC
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Shoulder décor. : EPAULET
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Where Santiago de Cuba is. : ORIENTE
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The Sphinx, Mona Lisa's smile, etc. : RIDDLES
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Prerequisites for stardom. : TALENTS
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Late resident of Doorn. : KAISER
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Satisfy. : SATE
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Sloths. : AIS
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The gold: French. : LOR
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Kismet. : FATE
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Black: Comb. form. : ATRO
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Rhine city: Ger. sp. : KOLN
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Equestrian sport. : POLO
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Unpleasant look. : SNEER
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Mr. Gershwin. : IRA
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Fountain youth. : JERK
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Project. : JUT
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Author of Jimmie Dale detective stories. : PACKARD
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Woman's page items. : RECIPES
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Make a scanty living. : EKE
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Master of intricate rhymes. : NASH
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Luxury has one. : LAP
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Evade. : DODGE
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Leave. : QUIT
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Dame Hess. : MYRA
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Enzymes. : ASES
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"___ Lang Syne." : AULD
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Manufacturers' group. : NAM
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Clear. : RID
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Actor Walter. : ABEL
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First white man to see the Mississippi. : DESOTO
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Young man at Ft. Dix. : TRAINEE
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Planet nearest the sun. : MERCURY
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Chicago park. : LINCOLN
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Fan. : DEVOTEE
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Hebrew sect. : ESSENES
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High-toned Smiths. : SMYTHES
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Become animated (with "up"). : PERK
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Samoan port. : APIA
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He founded Detroit, 1701. : CADILLAC
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He explored New York. : HUDSON
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Danube tributary. : ILLER
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Crystal gazer. : SEER
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Kind of race. : POTATO
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Talk pompously. : ORATE
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Cheops' river. : NILE
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Part of Burning Tree. : TEE
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Natural. : INNATE
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Clothing. : ATTIRE
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Tenant, in old England. : CESSOR
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Father of polio vaccine. : SALK
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Yankee pitcher. : FORD
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Opposing. : ANTI
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Clifton Fadiman's nickname. : KIP
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Pray: Latin. : ORA
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___ Marquette. : PERE
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Of the same sort. : SUCH
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Man's nickname in an expression. : JAKE
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Witticism. : JEST
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Beer barrels. : KEGS
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Midnight kitchen event. : RAID
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City in Devonshire. : PLYMOUTH
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War of Jenkins's ___, 1739-41. : EAR
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Hot Springs. : SPA
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Insignificant. : NULL
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Dickens' Rosa. : DARTLE
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Egyptian god. : OSIRIS
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Inside: Fr. : DEDANS
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Luxury liners. : QUEENS
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Mule or goat. : MASCOT
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Poplar. : ABELE
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Bold. : NERVY
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By and by. : ANON
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Consider. : DEEM
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Obstacle in lawn-mowing. : TREE
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Hear ye! : OYES
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"Rocks." : ICE
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Docs. : MDS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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