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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, July 4, 1954

Author: Harold T. Bers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 63, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 582 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,832
Across Down
1. Pupil's absence permit. : ABSIT
6. Pillow fights. : ROMPS
11. Author of the Declaration. : JEFFERSON
20. Forest debris. : SLASH
21. Spa on Lake Geneva. : EVIAN
22. Junior's income. : ALLOWANCE
23. Paine's famous pamphlet, 1776. : COMMONSENSE
25. Car necessity. : SPARETIRE
26. Hawaiian fish. : AKU
27. Played as an encore. : REPRISED
29. Creative work. : ART
30. Nail. : SPAD
31. Equal. : PEER
33. Tiller. : HELM
34. Dodger star. : REESE
36. Shaw. : GBS
37. Name of two signers from Virginia. : LEE
39. Haym Salomon's Revolutionary contribution. : CASH
41. Expression of surprise: Brit. slang. : COO
42. Moved with a derrick. : CRANED
45. Boston event, 1773. : TEAPARTY
48. Verily. : AMEN
50. Bent. : PRONATE
51. Remains firm. : ENDURES
52. French socialist. : BLUM
53. Rules of moral conduct. : PRECEPTS
54. Make possible. : ENABLE
55. Weigh in the mind. : DELIBERATE
57. Monkey. : SAI
58. Father of the Withholding Tax. : RUML
59. Elicited. : DREW
61. Speakers of set pieces. : RECITERS
63. What they say in Spain. : SISI
64. Modified plant. : ECAD
66. European art center. : ROME
67. Man's nickname. : THAD
71. Two-chevron man. : CORPORAL
75. Fewer. : LESS
77. Direct. : RULE
78. 1917 Army. : AEF
81. Conciliator. : PEACEMAKER
83. Paint. : ENAMEL
85. Revenue law of 1765. : STAMPACT
87. Oh, dear! : ALAS
88. Introduction. : PREFACE
89. He officiated, July 4th, 1776. : HANCOCK
90. "Prince ___." : IGOR
91. Taxi stands. : CABRANKS
92. Bear witness. : ATTEST
93. Greek letter. : PSI
94. ___ patriae. : AMOR
96. Winter symbol. : ICE
97. Beverage. : ALE
98. Navy ___. : BEANS
100. Noun ending. : ENCE
102. Lehman's colleague. : IVES
105. Bid. : WISH
107. Directed. : LED
108. Georgia signer. : GWINNETT
111. Large bird. : EMU
112. Giant hurler. : ANTONELLI
115. An un-American feeling. : INTOLERANCE
117. Okay again. : REINITIAL
118. Any one of 13 originals. : STATE
119. Sonnet part. : OCTET
120. Makes eccentric. : DECENTERS
121. Sank a putt. : HOLED
122. Harvard's president. : PUSEY
1. Composers' group. : ASCAP
2. Fellow: Slang. : BLOKE
3. Moving spirit of 45 Across. : SAMUELADAMS
4. Theory. : ISM
5. Owner of a magic hammer. : THOR
6. Honors. : RESPECTS
7. Surface decoration. : OVERLAY
8. Drops. : MINIMS
9. Go. : PASS
10. Curled up. : SNEER
11. ___ Madison. : JAS
12. Texas city. : ELPASO
13. What Roman candles do. : FLARE
14. ___ Necessity, 1754 battle. : FORT
15. ___ lamb. : EWE
16. Chervil. : RATSBANE
17. Clever retorts. : SNIPSNAPS
18. Pod plant. : OCRA
19. Obligation. : NEED
24. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : NEH
28. When Washington crossed the Delaware. : DECEMBER
32. Free democracy. : REPUBLIC
35. Countless years. : EON
36. Tradesman. : GROCER
38. Husband of a countess. : EARL
40. Faneuil or Independence. : HALL
42. Island of Mt. Ida. : CRETE
43. Miss Kett. : ETTA
44. Actor Arnaz. : DESI
45. Golf starters. : TEERS
46. Boredom. : ENNUI
47. Kentucky jurist. : REED
49. ___ Glacier in Alaska. : MUIR
50. Jabbers. : PRATES
52. Watch out! : BEWARE
53. Schoolbook. : PRIMER
55. Extract by boiling. : DECOCT
56. Schools: Fr. : ECOLES
60. Put in a new container. : REPACK
62. Leading N. Y. golf amateur. : STRAFACI
65. Injuring. : DAMAGING
68. 6th and 7th words of the Declaration. : HUMANEVENTS
69. Smart ___. : ALECK
70. Takes out. : DELES
72. Withstand. : OPPOSE
73. Respond. : REACT
74. French composer. : LALO
76. European. : SERB
78. East African people. : ASHA
79. Coup d'___. : ETAT
80. Unbelievable. : FANTASTIC
82. Arctic sea. : KARA
84. Italian saint. : NERI
86. TV's Eloise. : MCELHONE
88. Apportioned. : PARCELED
90. Actress Miranda. : ISA
91. Imply. : CONNOTE
93. Hawker: Var. : PEDLAR
95. Of the intellect. : MENTAL
98. Prove false. : BELIE
99. Sound made by a sky rocket. : SWISH
101. Summer: Fr. : ETE
103. Cooke or Daly. : EMCEE
104. Fatty. : SUETY
105. Artemas ___, Revolutionary general in Boston siege. : WARD
106. Dart poison. : INEE
107. Baltic native. : LETT
109. Preposition. : INTO
110. Too much: Fr. : TROP
113. None: Dial. : NIN
114. French pronoun. : ILS
116. Needle: Comb. form. : ACU

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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