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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
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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
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Direct. : RULE
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1917 Army. : AEF
81
Conciliator. : PEACEMAKER
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Paint. : ENAMEL
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Revenue law of 1765. : STAMPACT
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Oh, dear! : ALAS
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Introduction. : PREFACE
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He officiated, July 4th, 1776. : HANCOCK
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"Prince ___." : IGOR
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Taxi stands. : CABRANKS
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Bear witness. : ATTEST
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Greek letter. : PSI
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___ patriae. : AMOR
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Winter symbol. : ICE
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Beverage. : ALE
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Navy ___. : BEANS
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Noun ending. : ENCE
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Lehman's colleague. : IVES
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Bid. : WISH
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Directed. : LED
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Georgia signer. : GWINNETT
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Large bird. : EMU
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Giant hurler. : ANTONELLI
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An un-American feeling. : INTOLERANCE
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Okay again. : REINITIAL
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Any one of 13 originals. : STATE
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Sonnet part. : OCTET
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Makes eccentric. : DECENTERS
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Sank a putt. : HOLED
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Harvard's president. : PUSEY
Down
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Composers' group. : ASCAP
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Fellow: Slang. : BLOKE
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Moving spirit of 45 Across. : SAMUELADAMS
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Theory. : ISM
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Owner of a magic hammer. : THOR
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Honors. : RESPECTS
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Surface decoration. : OVERLAY
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Drops. : MINIMS
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Go. : PASS
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Curled up. : SNEER
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___ Madison. : JAS
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Texas city. : ELPASO
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What Roman candles do. : FLARE
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___ Necessity, 1754 battle. : FORT
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___ lamb. : EWE
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Chervil. : RATSBANE
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Clever retorts. : SNIPSNAPS
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Pod plant. : OCRA
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Obligation. : NEED
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : NEH
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When Washington crossed the Delaware. : DECEMBER
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Free democracy. : REPUBLIC
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Countless years. : EON
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Tradesman. : GROCER
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Husband of a countess. : EARL
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Faneuil or Independence. : HALL
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Island of Mt. Ida. : CRETE
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Miss Kett. : ETTA
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Actor Arnaz. : DESI
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Golf starters. : TEERS
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Boredom. : ENNUI
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Kentucky jurist. : REED
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___ Glacier in Alaska. : MUIR
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Jabbers. : PRATES
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Watch out! : BEWARE
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Schoolbook. : PRIMER
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Extract by boiling. : DECOCT
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Schools: Fr. : ECOLES
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Put in a new container. : REPACK
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Leading N. Y. golf amateur. : STRAFACI
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Injuring. : DAMAGING
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6th and 7th words of the Declaration. : HUMANEVENTS
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Smart ___. : ALECK
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Takes out. : DELES
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Withstand. : OPPOSE
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Respond. : REACT
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French composer. : LALO
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European. : SERB
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East African people. : ASHA
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Coup d'___. : ETAT
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Unbelievable. : FANTASTIC
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Arctic sea. : KARA
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Italian saint. : NERI
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TV's Eloise. : MCELHONE
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Apportioned. : PARCELED
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Actress Miranda. : ISA
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Imply. : CONNOTE
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Hawker: Var. : PEDLAR
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Of the intellect. : MENTAL
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Prove false. : BELIE
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Sound made by a sky rocket. : SWISH
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Summer: Fr. : ETE
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Cooke or Daly. : EMCEE
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Fatty. : SUETY
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Artemas ___, Revolutionary general in Boston siege. : WARD
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Dart poison. : INEE
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Baltic native. : LETT
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Preposition. : INTO
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Too much: Fr. : TROP
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None: Dial. : NIN
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French pronoun. : ILS
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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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