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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

HORSE OPERA

New York Times, Sunday, August 19, 1956

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 702 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original PDF missing clues after 83-Down; clues are from reprint of puzzle in a book. Original 117-Across clue had "B. A."; changed this to "S. A." Original 122-Across clue had "Identation"; corrected this to "Indentation."

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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,609
Across
1. Reveal unintentionally. : BETRAY
7. Bored. : BLASE
12. City on the Caspian. : BAKU
16. Essential. : BASAL
21. Inspirer of the Parthenon. : ATHENA
22. Judges's attire. : ROBES
23. Work animals. : OXEN
24. Papal fanon. : ORALE
25. Operatic riders. : THEVALKYRIES
27. In some versions, one of the Four Horsemen. : PESTILENCE
29. Present. : HERE
30. Proffered. : TENDERED
32. Task assigned. : STINT
33. Grand Bank catch. : COD
34. English cathedral city. : ELY
35. Alerts. : WARNS
36. Logging term. : SNIB
38. Kind of verb: Abbr. : REG
39. ___ Addams. : CHAS
40. Cutting tool. : DIE
42. Col. Sosthenes ___, former I. T. and T. chief. : BEHN
44. School: Fr. : ECOLE
46. Continental prefix. : AFRO
48. Picturesque. : SCENIC
51. Trial town in France. : RIOM
53. Little hill. : KNOLL
55. Reindeer drivers. : LAPPS
58. Carpenter or mason. : WORKMAN
60. Capital of Lancashire. : PRESTON
62. Cousin of a paradox. : ANOMALY
64. Interstate agency. : ICC
65. On the crest of. : ATOP
67. Gray: Ger. : GRAU
68. For whom Bert Lahr waited. : GODOT
70. Miss Fabray. : NAN
71. He rode out with Dawes and Prescott. : PAULREVERE
74. Aids for athletes. : TRAINERS
76. Go at an angle. : ZIG
77. See. : ESPY
78. Not quite obsolete. : RARE
79. His statue was one of Seven Wonders. : JUPITER
80. Winged. : ALATE
82. Legal thing. : RES
84. Grain: Comb. form. : SITO
86. Founder of city famed for a horse. : ILUS
87. ___ Chiang. : MME
88. Mr. Gallagher's pal. : SHEAN
91. Broadway's first "St. Joan." : LENIHAN
93. ___-dos. : DOSA
95. Air opening. : VENT
99. ___ Aviv. : TEL
100. M or G. : THOUSAND
102. Substitute ballplayer: Slang. : BENCHRIDER
104. Aries. : RAM
105. Pessimist's expectation. : WORST
106. Star basketballer. : GOLA
108. Gust. : GALE
109. Animal. : DOE
110. Madrid street. : AVENIDA
112. City north of Agra. : ALIGARH
115. Cheap golf ball. : REPAINT
117. Exile from S. A. : PERON
118. South African province. : NATAL
120. Big bird: Var. : EMEU
122. Indentation. : RECESS
123. Light-Horse Harry's family. : LEES
125. Largo, adagio, presto, etc. : TEMPI
127. Played in opera. : SANG
129. Meadow. : LEA
130. A saurel. : SCAD
132. Frequently. : OFT
134. White ___. : PINE
136. Lateen-rigged boats. : DHOWS
138. Bob and ___. : RAY
141. Compensate. : PAY
142. Creator of Flicka. : OHARA
144. Knotty or knobby. : NODULOSE
146. 43,560 sq ft. : ACRE
147. Equestrian figure of legend. : LADYGODIVA
150. Novelist Sir Henry ___. : RIDERHAGGARD
152. Eastern official. : EMEER
153. Windsor's neighbor. : ETON
154. Hallow. : BLESS
155. Gave a look. : LEERED
156. French aunt. : TANTE
157. Fender flaw. : DENT
158. Meaning. : SENSE
159. Notable conquistador. : DESOTO
Down
1. Envelop. : BATHE
2. Peg Lynch role. : ETHEL
3. An international team golf match. : THERYDERCUP
4. French dream. : REVE
5. Literary collection. : ANA
6. Black Sea spa. : YALTA
7. Celluloid king of Siam. : BRYNNER
8. Title of peers. : LORDSHIP
9. Miss Murphy's spouse. : ABIE
10. Oracles. : SEERS
11. Dweller by the Dead Sea. : ESSENE
12. Music of the Fifties. : BOP
13. Choppers. : AXES
14. Falcon. : KESTREL
15. Loosen. : UNTIE
16. Golfer Tommy ___. : BOLT
17. Common verb. : ARE
18. He rode Dapple. : SANCHOPANZA
19. Town in Tennessee. : ALCOA
20. British industrial city. : LEEDS
26. Street edge, in Britain. : KERB
28. Germanic girl's name. : INGA
31. He rode Black Bess. : DICKTURPIN
35. Republic overthrown in 1933. : WEIMAR
37. Pro ___ publico. : BONO
39. Stuff. : CRAM
41. Artist's medium. : INK
43. Native name of Lie's land. : NORGE
45. E or W from Greenwich. : LONGITUDE
47. Driftage. : FLOTSAM
48. Plagiarize: Slang. : SWIPE
49. Shrubs with chewable leaves. : COCAS
50. Provides food, service, etc. : CATERS
52. Sea: French. : MER
54. Freight handler. : LADER
56. Braid. : PLAIT
57. He wrote "Riders to the Sea." : SYNGE
59. ___ Scotia. : NOVA
61. ___ Mare, city of Rumania. : SATU
63. It accentuates the negative. : NOR
66. He rode Pegasus to save Andromeda. : PERSEUS
69. Number from "Snow White." : ONESONG
72. Vega's constellation. : LYRA
73. Take off probation. : REINSTATE
75. Bother. : AIL
79. Cowper's famous ride. : JOHNGILPIN
81. Son of Jacob. : LEVI
83. Wreathe. : ENTWINE
85. ___ Juana. : TIA
87. He wrote ten symphonies. : MAHLER
88. Belt. : STRAP
89. Toss. : HEAVE
90. One of ND's "Four Horsemen." : ELMERLAYDEN
91. Navigation aid. : LORAN
92. "When ___ bites a man . . . " : ADOG
94. Rocky eminence. : SCAR
96. Rider of Derby winners. : EDDIEARCARO
97. Gaudy lights. : NEONS
98. Waste allowances. : TRETS
101. Mason's utensil. : HOD
102. Yeasts. : BARMS
103. Wards off. : REPELS
107. New Guinea port. : LAE
111. Denied. : NOED
113. Furniture store item. : LAMP
114. Ichabod Crane's horseman. : HEADLESS
116. Hole-in-one. : ACE
119. Opposite of contrite. : ATTRITE
121. Overthrow. : UNHORSE
124. Part of London. : SOHO
126. Enspheres. : INORBS
128. Euphemistic exclamation. : GOSH
130. Chair part. : SPLET
131. Hartebeest. : CAAMA
133. Passé. : FADED
135. Roman official. : EDILE
137. The ___, area of S. England. : WEALD
139. Court decree. : ARRET
140. Former name of Tokyo. : YEDDO
142. Monster. : OGRE
143. Bristol's river. : AVON
145. Town near Hertogenbosch. : UDEN
146. Times. : AGES
148. However. : YET
149. White ___. : ANT
151. Letter. : GEE

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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