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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

FACT AND FANCY

New York Times, Sunday, July 25, 1948

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.77, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 538 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 156, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 52
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 337
Across
1. Resident of Wistful Vista. : FIBBER
7. French poet (1812–83). : LAPRADE
14. Have funds for. : AFFORD
20. Reach stardom. : ARRIVE
21. Mexican General-President, assassinated 1928. : OBREGON
22. Lodger. : ROOMER
23. Blew. : TOOTED
24. Barrel makers. : COOPERS
25. Cylindrical. : TERETE
26. Not quite bull's-eyes. : INNERS
27. War's end. : ARMISTICE
29. Alter ___. : EGOS
30. With: German. : MIT
31. Carrot-topped comic. : SKELTON
33. Equal: Fr. : EGAL
34. Michigan-made items. : CARS
35. Radio's "Easy ___." : ACES
37. Small diagram in big one. : INSET
38. Eagles. : ERNS
39. Sallow. : PASTY
40. Metallic sound. : TING
42. Presidential candidate 1900–20. : DEBS
44. Convinces. : SELLS
46. Used in legal proceedings. : FORENSIC
50. Grate. : RASP
52. Boiled. : SEETHED
56. General locales. : AREAS
57. Opposite of yeah! : NAH
59. Outfit. : GEAR
61. Leather case. : VALISE
62. Wild carrot. : DILL
63. Spanish dollar. : PESO
64. Nouns that pronouns relate to. : ANTECEDENTS
66. Goddess. : DEA
67. Followers of Calvin. : PRESBYTERIANS
69. ___-borough Bridge. : TRI
70. Disjointedness. : INCOHERENCE
72. Burden. : ONUS
73. Lose hope. : FEAR
74. Cubic measures. : STERES
75. Take life easy. : LOLL
76. Rent. : LET
77. Betty ___, in original "Oklahoma." : GARDE
78. Town near Bahia Blanca, Argentina. : MEDANAS
80. Three stars in Orion. : BELT
82. Talking chanteuses. : DISEUSES
84. Italian composer in England. : TOSTI
86. Alligator ___. : PEAR
88. Augury. : OMEN
89. Playboy ex-king. : CAROL
92. This month: Abbr. : INST
94. Capital city, its emblem the bear. : BERNE
96. Arabian garments. : ABAS
100. Superior to. : OVER
101. Annular plate on a boiler. : SPUT
102. "Anna ___," of Broadway. : LUCASTA
104. Western Indian. : UTE
105. Half. : DEMI
106. Expressed allegorically. : PARABOLIC
108. UN-er from Brazil. : ARANHA
110. Mrs. George Burns. : GRACIE
112. Promote. : ELEVATE
113. Minister of Louis XVI; father of Mme. de Stael. : NECKER
114. Political class. : ESTATE
115. Rosie's profession. : RIVETER
116. Harmonize. : ATTUNE
117. Spun. : REELED
118. Secretary of Treasury and family. : SNYDERS
119. Cracked. : SEAMED
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1. Bluebeard's last wife. : FATIMA
2. Describing O. Henry stories. : IRONIC
3. Anne, Charlotte or Emily Jane. : BRONTE
4. Effectiveness. : BITE
5. Double-play middleman. : EVERS
6. The seven who bit the dust: Quincy Kilby. : REDSKINS
7. Union units. : LOCALS
8. Cut short. : ABORTED
9. Fistic impresario. : PROMOTER
10. Reattach. : REPIN
11. Rock of ___.—Toplady. : AGES
12. Dormitory in a monastery: Hist. : DORTER
13. One-stripe officers. : ENSIGNS
14. Russian-type union. : ARTEL
15. Opponent. : FOE
16. Part of a vessel where the sailors live. : FORECASTLE
17. Endings. : OMEGAS
18. "The ___ Courteous."—As You Like It. : RETORT
19. Somewhat formal. : DRESSY
28. Lawsuits. : CASES
32. Man at the controls. : ENGINEER
36. Gain by chance, in games. : STEAL
38. Member of Hebrew sect. : ESSENE
39. Supplicates. : PLEADS
41. Incumbents. : INS
43. Pin-ball game. : BAGATELLE
45. Lightnings: Obs. : LEVENS
46. Support of new-fangled ideas. : FADDISM
47. Large province of Cuba. : ORIENTE
48. Tied again. : RELACED
49. Prussian city on the Fulda. : CASSEL
51. Boy Scout unit. : PATROL
53. Cue-givers. : HINTERS
54. Dais. : ESTRADE
55. " . . . the huge army of the world's ___."—Love's Labors Lost. : DESIRES
58. Rub elbows. : HOBNOB
60. Held in check. : REINED
63. Musical signs. : PRESAS
65. Warns. : CAUTIONS
67. Carbolic acid. : PHENOL
68. Named: Humorous. : YCLEPT
71. Describing Senator Claghorn. : ORATORICAL
73. Animals of a region. : FAUNA
77. Gosh! : GEE
79. Large genus of grasses. : STIPA
81. Form into a synopsis. : TABULATE
83. "Bartered Bride" composer and family. : SMETANAS
85. Accustomers. : INURERS
87. Declaimer. : RECITER
89. Old fogy. : CODGER
90. Reluctant. : AVERSE
91. Wed again. : REMATE
93. Capital of the Donets area. : STALIN
95. Participants in a Garrison finish. : RACERS
97. Hooey. : BUNKUM
98. Goddess of wisdom: Fr. : ATHENE
99. Burned. : SEARED
101. Feller forte. : SPEED
102. Relished. : LOVED
103. Mountain spur. : ARETE
107. Flock. : BEVY
109. Proceedings. : ACTA
111. Follower: Suffix. : ITE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 42 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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