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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
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,830
Across Down
1. Indian game resembling backgammon. : PACHISI
8. Chief who fought the English, 1763. : PONTIAC
15. Shoulder décor. : EPAULET
16. Where Santiago de Cuba is. : ORIENTE
17. The Sphinx, Mona Lisa's smile, etc. : RIDDLES
18. Prerequisites for stardom. : TALENTS
19. Late resident of Doorn. : KAISER
20. Satisfy. : SATE
21. Sloths. : AIS
22. The gold: French. : LOR
23. Kismet. : FATE
24. Black: Comb. form. : ATRO
25. Rhine city: Ger. sp. : KOLN
27. Equestrian sport. : POLO
28. Unpleasant look. : SNEER
29. Mr. Gershwin. : IRA
30. Fountain youth. : JERK
31. Project. : JUT
32. Author of Jimmie Dale detective stories. : PACKARD
34. Woman's page items. : RECIPES
38. Make a scanty living. : EKE
39. Master of intricate rhymes. : NASH
40. Luxury has one. : LAP
41. Evade. : DODGE
44. Leave. : QUIT
45. Dame Hess. : MYRA
46. Enzymes. : ASES
47. "___ Lang Syne." : AULD
48. Manufacturers' group. : NAM
49. Clear. : RID
50. Actor Walter. : ABEL
51. First white man to see the Mississippi. : DESOTO
54. Young man at Ft. Dix. : TRAINEE
56. Planet nearest the sun. : MERCURY
57. Chicago park. : LINCOLN
58. Fan. : DEVOTEE
59. Hebrew sect. : ESSENES
60. High-toned Smiths. : SMYTHES
1. Become animated (with "up"). : PERK
2. Samoan port. : APIA
3. He founded Detroit, 1701. : CADILLAC
4. He explored New York. : HUDSON
5. Danube tributary. : ILLER
6. Crystal gazer. : SEER
7. Pronoun. : ITS
8. Kind of race. : POTATO
9. Talk pompously. : ORATE
10. Cheops' river. : NILE
11. Part of Burning Tree. : TEE
12. Natural. : INNATE
13. Clothing. : ATTIRE
14. Tenant, in old England. : CESSOR
20. Father of polio vaccine. : SALK
23. Yankee pitcher. : FORD
24. Opposing. : ANTI
25. Clifton Fadiman's nickname. : KIP
26. Pray: Latin. : ORA
27. ___ Marquette. : PERE
28. Of the same sort. : SUCH
30. Man's nickname in an expression. : JAKE
31. Witticism. : JEST
33. Beer barrels. : KEGS
34. Midnight kitchen event. : RAID
35. City in Devonshire. : PLYMOUTH
36. War of Jenkins's ___, 1739–41. : EAR
37. Hot Springs. : SPA
39. Insignificant. : NULL
41. Dickens' Rosa. : DARTLE
42. Egyptian god. : OSIRIS
43. Inside: Fr. : DEDANS
44. Luxury liners. : QUEENS
45. Mule or goat. : MASCOT
47. Poplar. : ABELE
48. Bold. : NERVY
50. By and by. : ANON
51. Consider. : DEEM
52. Obstacle in lawn-mowing. : TREE
53. Hear ye! : OYES
55. "Rocks." : ICE
56. 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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