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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

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New York Times, Sunday, August 7, 1955

Author: Harold T. Bers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.09, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 704 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,231
Across Down
1. Englishman in India. : SAHIB
6. My lady. : MADAM
11. Ems. : PICAS
16. Like ___ (quickly). : ASHOT
21. Humble. : ABASE
22. Canape item. : OLIVE
23. "Chew the scenery." : EMOTE
24. Tropical vine. : LIANA
25. June headgear. : MORTARBOARD
27. It offers golfdom's richest prize. : TAMOSHANTER
29. Double possessive. : OURS
30. King-toppers. : ACES
31. Disappearing tongs-toter. : ICEMAN
33. Enchantress in "Peer Gynt." : ANITRA
34. Piggery. : STY
35. Amo, ___, amat. : AMAS
36. Isolated rock. : SCAR
37. Enumerate. : TELL
39. Sibilant sound. : SISS
40. Cousin of a balop, TV title technique. : TELOP
42. House of York symbol. : WHITEROSE
44. Sault ___ Marie. : STE
45. Beautiful: Ger. : SCHOEN
47. Glass containers for fire-fighting. : GRENADES
48. Harasses. : MOLESTS
52. Pre-adulthood. : TEENS
53. Beer mug. : SEIDEL
54. Felt cap. : FEZ
56. Headdress. : TURBAN
57. Stadium noises. : RAHS
58. Type box. : FONY
59. Successor to Little Mo. : HART
61. Relative of the bassoon. : OBOE
63. Where: Latin. : UBI
64. "Right ___ trivet." : ASA
65. Knight's wife. : DAME
66. Welles role. : KANE
67. Kefauver's colleague. : GORE
68. At the ___ of a hat. : DROP
69. Four-legged school-goer. : PETLAMB
71. Bouncing ___. : BET
72. Whence comes spaghetti cheese. : PARMA
74. Western flowers. : SEGOS
75. Extend beyond. : OVERLAP
77. Guided ___. : MISSILE
79. Headgear of British hussars. : BUSBY
82. Unearthly. : EERIE
84. Kind of hat. : TOP
85. Moved swiftly. : SCUDDED
89. Blackbirds. : ANIS
90. Nudge. : PROD
91. Light gray. : ASHY
93. Dear: Fr. : CHER
94. Agency 1948–51. : ECA
95. Pleas for silence. : SHS
96. Lout. : BOOR
97. Spontaneous. : FREE
98. TV's Jack. : PAAR
99. Dutch wife. : FROW
100. Nicknames for Hepburn and others. : KATIES
102. Tool. : AWL
104. Horrified. : AGHAST
106. Faulkner's "A ___." : FABLE
107. Bronx mastermind. : STENGEL
109. Cricket equivalent of a no-hitter. : HATTRICK
111. "She Didn't ___." : SAYYES
112. Privileges: Abbr. : RTS
113. Most insignificant. : SLIGHTEST
115. Small mammal. : SHREW
116. Cause for balm. : ACHE
118. Entrance. : ADIT
119. Rubber trees. : ULES
120. Filly. : MARE
121. Like: Prefix. : ISH
124. "By the ___ of Gitche Gumee . . . " : SHORES
126. Trabert, Hoad, Seixas. : NETMEN
128. Parlor: Span. : SALA
129. Quechuan. : INCA
130. Currently popular headgear. : COONSKINCAP
132. Long-time Ambassador from France. : HENRIBONNET
135. Priscilla Mullens ___. : ALDEN
136. 19th-century diplomat. : DEANE
137. Moreover. : AGAIN
138. Col. Galloway of WAC. : IRENE
139. Law-and-order group. : POSSE
140. Worth the face value. : ATPAR
141. Tropical headgear. : TOPEE
142. Spaces between birds' eyes and bills. : LORES
1. Where Aesop lived. : SAMOS
2. Here and there. : ABOUT
3. Eddie The Brat's successor. : HARRYTHEHAT
4. Followers of: Suffix. : ISTS
5. Girl in "Main Street." : BEA
6. Ear-covering headgear. : MOBCAP
7. Spiny plants. : ALOES
8. Rounder of Good Hope, 1488. : DIAS
9. French month: Abbr. : AVR
10. Alberta city. : MEDICINEHAT
11. Dwindled (with "out"). : PETERED
12. Moslem priest. : IMAM
13. Torpid. : COMATOSE
14. Makes reparation. : ATONES
15. French pronoun. : SES
16. Actor Bunce. : ALAN
17. Ominous. : SINISTER
18. City in Mississippi. : HATTIESBURG
19. Unique persons: Slang. : ONERS
20. "Now hangs as mute ___ walls . . . " : TARAS
26. Giants' Monzant. : RAMON
28. Dancer Leroy. : HAL
32. Spaniard. : CATALAN
35. Dark brews. : ALES
36. Hangar. : SHED
38. Col. Stoopnagle. : LEM
41. Ages and ages. : EONS
42. Court order. : WRIY
43. Deprived: Arch. : REFT
44. Swing around. : SLUE
45. Addendum to a bearskin cap. : STRAP
46. Call a halt. : CEASE
47. Pitcher Conley, All-Star winner. : GENE
49. Indian. : OTOE
50. Forbid. : TABOO
51. Trims. : SNIPS
53. Relative of a ten-gallon hat. : SOMBRERO
55. TV camera actions. : ZOOMS
58. Celebrity. : FAME
60. Political party: Abbr. : REP
62. VIP. : BRASSHAT
65. Wearer of 130 Across. : DAVY
66. French Army hat. : KEPI
67. Satchel. : GRIP
68. Vault item. : DEED
70. Tennis strokes. : LOBS
71. Swan of Avon. : BARD
73. Neighbor of Quemoy. : AMOY
74. Potential libel. : SLUR
76. Mrs. Arrowsmith. : LEORA
78. Cooler. : ICER
79. Luxuriates. : BASKS
80. Doff. : UNHAT
81. Sororal societies. : SISTERHOODS
83. ___ muffs. : EAR
84. Miss Cornell's first hit. : THEGREENHAT
86. Swaps. : DERBYWINNER
87. Relative of a lycée. : ECOLE
88. Pipe-smoking V. P. : DAWES
90. Put forth. : POSE
92. Northwestern metropolis. : SEATTLE
93. Butt. : CASK
96. Beseeches. : BEGS
97. Taximeter adjunct. : FLAG
98. Contract. : PACT
99. Skitch's Mrs. : FAYE
101. "Not as a Stranger" characters. : INTERNES
103. Wave crest. : WHITECAP
105. Express disapproval. : HISS
106. Token item. : FARE
108. English currency. : LSD
110. Rabbit in "Bambi." : THUMPER
111. Wine in India. : SHRAB
114. Finch. : LINNET
115. Salt lick. : SALINE
116. J. C. Handy, Cole Porter, etc. : ASCAP
117. Spanish-Indian. : CHOLO
118. Expect. : ASK
120. Berlin tune. : MARIE
122. Setting. : SCENE
123. Aversions. : HATES
125. Relative of a helot. : ESNE
127. River in Norway. : TANA
128. Kind of hat brim. : SNAP
129. Japanese box. : INRO
131. Gov. Smylie's state: Abbr. : IDA
133. I: Latin. : EGO
134. Abadan export. : OIL

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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