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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

WORD ALMANAC

New York Times, Sunday, August 12, 1951

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 31
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 784
Across
1. Medical center in Maryland. : BETHESDA
9. International trump card. : ABOMB
14. Denouement. : PAYOFF
20. Tenuous. : ETHEREAL
21. Red-eyed bird. : VIREO
22. N. Y. gateway to Berkshires. : AMENIA
23. Where St. Lo is. : NORMANDY
24. Company much in the news. : ANGLOIRANIAN
26. Metal block. : DIE
27. "The Twelve Pound" and "The New." : LOOKS
29. Shoots forth repeatedly. : DARTLES
30. East: Ger. : OST
31. Susa was its capital. : ELAM
33. Actress of the Gay Nineties. : REHAN
35. ___ prosequi. : NOLLE
36. Atahualpa was one. : INCA
37. Cover with more pitch. : RETAR
39. Ex-tennis star Wayne ___. : SABIN
41. His: Fr. : SES
42. Baseball immortal, Cap ___. : ANSON
43. Society lass. : DEB
45. Legal minorities. : NONAGES
47. It's vented. : IRE
48. Queen Mary, for instance. : DOWAGER
52. Ornamental hair-do: Hist. : TETE
53. Wrote a TV scenario. : SCRIPTED
58. He gives drivers' tests. : EXAMINER
60. Fine art of Hogan. : PUTT
62. Unfriendly. : HOSTILE
63. Golf cries. : FORES
64. Animal of the tropics. : TAPIR
66. Remagen Bridge crosses it. : RHINE
68. Bookie's item. : BET
69. Scraps. : ENDS
70. Layers. : LAMINATIONS
72. Ornamental sprinkling. : SEME
73. Never: Ger. : NIE
74. City south of Peoria. : PEKIN
75. Ecuador's President, recently in U. S. : LASSO
76. Nona, Decuma, and Morta. : FATES
77. Import from Portugal. : SARDINE
79. Window decor. : TRIM
81. Bane of lispers. : SIBILANT
83. Storing fodder. : ENSILING
85. Daughter of Geb and Nut. : ISIS
87. Know-alls. : SAVANTS
88. Army rank: Abbr. : GEN
89. New-fangled coffee. : INSTANT
92. Pince-___. : NEZ
93. Flavorful. : SAPID
96. Adam's ___. : ALE
97. Mud-sling. : SMEAR
99. Spark plug special. : RACER
103. Aid and ___. : ABET
104. Hair: Bot. : PILUS
106. Leningrad's lake. : ILMEN
108. Talk overenthusiastically. : RAVE
109. Gibbon. : LAR
110. Late movie comic, Henry ___. : ARMETTA
112. Washed. : LAVED
114. London's "Old ___." : VIC
115. Run, as a Washington agency. : ADMINISTRATE
118. Chemical warfare weapon. : LEWISITE
120. House: Fr. : MAISON
121. Aunt: Fr. : TANTE
122. Recluses. : EREMITES
123. Eager. : INTENT
124. He wrote "Pomp and Circumstance." : ELGAR
125. Dryness. : SERENESS
Down
1. Old pitching star, Chief ___. : BENDER
2. Where the Arc de Triomphe is. : ETOILE
3. Ace in the hole. : THREAT
4. Part of a garment. : HEM
5. Of an epoch. : ERAL
6. Madrileño. : SENOR
7. Lower parts of walls. : DADOES
8. International playboy in the news. : ALYKHAN
9. A star of "Show Boat." : AVA
10. Wrap tightly. : BIND
11. Cesar Franck's instrument. : ORGAN
12. Boston suburb. : MELROSE
13. Futile. : BOOTLESS
14. Gay place. : PAREE
15. Candlenut trees. : AMAS
16. Tokio cash. : YEN
17. Cocktail garnishes. : ONIONS
18. Mighty flop. : FIASCO
19. Card game. : FANTAN
25. Woes. : ILLS
28. Shoe in Holland. : SABOT
32. Ladies. : MADAMES
34. In the back row, in bowling. : NINEPIN
36. Fumbling. : INEPT
38. Lyme ___, in Dorset. : REGIS
40. Darwin, Audubon, etc. : NATURALISTS
42. "And Phoebus 'gins ___." : ARISE
44. FDR's Mr. Cohen. : BEN
46. Retrieve. : GET
47. Golf clubs. : IRONS
48. New Cabinet post. : DEFENSE
49. English collegian. : OXONIAN
50. Guards. : WARDERS
51. Won back. : RETAKEN
54. Natives of Hupeh: Fr. : CHINOIS
55. Native of Yatung. : TIBETAN
56. Part of a mechanism. : ELEMENT
57. Abhors. : DETESTS
59. Branches. : RAMI
61. Little Mr. Shandy. : TRIS
65. Unit for blood donors. : PINT
67. Ridden by a cowpoke. : HOSS
70. He founded "Pravda," 1912. : LENIN
71. Famed Florida Trail. : TAMIAMI
72. Portugal's strong man. : SALAZAR
74. Stacked. : PILED
76. A bill. : FIVER
78. Number. : DIGIT
80. ___ de veau. : RIS
82. Interdict. : BAN
84. Hickenlooper's Democratic colleague. : GILLETTE
86. Fishing line part. : SNELL
90. Non-warring nation. : NEUTRAL
91. Food wrapped in corn husks. : TAMALES
93. Italian sausage. : SALAMI
94. Site of great oil refinery. : ABADAN
95. License. : PERMIT
96. Objectives. : AIMS
98. Horseman and metal worker. : REVERE
100. Guardian of Manila. : CAVITE
101. Avoids: Fr. : EVITES
102. Congressional layoff. : RECESS
104. Fabric. : PRINT
105. Morgan's friend, Arnold ___. : STANG
107. More modern. : NEWER
110. In a while. : ANON
111. ___ boy. : ATTA
113. U. S. coin. : DIME
116. Bay of Honshu. : ISE
117. Poetic contraction. : EER
119. Denounced by Billy Graham. : SIN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 25 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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