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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
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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
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Followers of Calvin. : PRESBYTERIANS
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___-borough Bridge. : TRI
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Disjointedness. : INCOHERENCE
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Burden. : ONUS
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Lose hope. : FEAR
74
Cubic measures. : STERES
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Take life easy. : LOLL
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Rent. : LET
77
Betty ___, in original "Oklahoma." : GARDE
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Town near Bahia Blanca, Argentina. : MEDANAS
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Three stars in Orion. : BELT
82
Talking chanteuses. : DISEUSES
84
Italian composer in England. : TOSTI
86
Alligator ___. : PEAR
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Augury. : OMEN
89
Playboy ex-king. : CAROL
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This month: Abbr. : INST
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Capital city, its emblem the bear. : BERNE
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Arabian garments. : ABAS
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Superior to. : OVER
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Annular plate on a boiler. : SPUT
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"Anna ___," of Broadway. : LUCASTA
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Western Indian. : UTE
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Half. : DEMI
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Expressed allegorically. : PARABOLIC
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UN-er from Brazil. : ARANHA
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Mrs. George Burns. : GRACIE
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Promote. : ELEVATE
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Minister of Louis XVI; father of Mme. de Stael. : NECKER
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Political class. : ESTATE
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Rosie's profession. : RIVETER
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Harmonize. : ATTUNE
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Spun. : REELED
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Secretary of Treasury and family. : SNYDERS
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Cracked. : SEAMED
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Bluebeard's last wife. : FATIMA
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Describing O. Henry stories. : IRONIC
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Anne, Charlotte or Emily Jane. : BRONTE
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Effectiveness. : BITE
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Double-play middleman. : EVERS
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The seven who bit the dust: Quincy Kilby. : REDSKINS
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Union units. : LOCALS
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Cut short. : ABORTED
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Fistic impresario. : PROMOTER
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Reattach. : REPIN
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Rock of ___.—Toplady. : AGES
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Dormitory in a monastery: Hist. : DORTER
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One-stripe officers. : ENSIGNS
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Russian-type union. : ARTEL
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Opponent. : FOE
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Part of a vessel where the sailors live. : FORECASTLE
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Endings. : OMEGAS
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"The ___ Courteous."—As You Like It. : RETORT
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Somewhat formal. : DRESSY
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Lawsuits. : CASES
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Man at the controls. : ENGINEER
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Gain by chance, in games. : STEAL
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Member of Hebrew sect. : ESSENE
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Supplicates. : PLEADS
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Incumbents. : INS
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Pin-ball game. : BAGATELLE
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Lightnings: Obs. : LEVENS
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Support of new-fangled ideas. : FADDISM
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Large province of Cuba. : ORIENTE
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Tied again. : RELACED
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Prussian city on the Fulda. : CASSEL
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Boy Scout unit. : PATROL
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Cue-givers. : HINTERS
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Dais. : ESTRADE
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" . . . the huge army of the world's ___."—Love's Labors Lost. : DESIRES
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Rub elbows. : HOBNOB
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Held in check. : REINED
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Musical signs. : PRESAS
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Warns. : CAUTIONS
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Carbolic acid. : PHENOL
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Named: Humorous. : YCLEPT
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Describing Senator Claghorn. : ORATORICAL
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Animals of a region. : FAUNA
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Gosh! : GEE
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Large genus of grasses. : STIPA
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Form into a synopsis. : TABULATE
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"Bartered Bride" composer and family. : SMETANAS
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Accustomers. : INURERS
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Declaimer. : RECITER
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Old fogy. : CODGER
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Reluctant. : AVERSE
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Wed again. : REMATE
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Capital of the Donets area. : STALIN
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Participants in a Garrison finish. : RACERS
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Hooey. : BUNKUM
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Goddess of wisdom: Fr. : ATHENE
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Burned. : SEARED
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Feller forte. : SPEED
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Relished. : LOVED
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Mountain spur. : ARETE
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Flock. : BEVY
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Proceedings. : ACTA
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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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