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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

WEATHER VEIN

New York Times, Sunday, September 15, 1957

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 669 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,001
Across
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___ Heights, scene of 1777 battle. : BEMIS
6
Wide strip. : SWATH
11
Legislative groups: Abbr. : COMMS
16
Director of "Mr. Deeds." : CAPRA
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By itself. : ALONE
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City across river from Memphis. : CAIRO
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"Garden of ___." : ALLAH
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Yearned. : ACHED
25
Itinerant actor. : BARNSTORMER
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Regardless of the weather. : RAINORSHINE
29
Miss Kett. : ETTA
30
Sound of activity. : HUM
31
Printed guides. : MAPS
33
Macaws. : ARAS
34
Envelop. : LAP
35
Burst. : SHATTER
37
See 21 Across. : SOLO
38
Dare not: Dial. : DASNT
40
Marquee. : TENT
41
Role in classic drama. : LEAR
42
___-de-sac. : CUL
43
Bakers' shovels. : PEELS
45
Place in Erin. : TARA
47
Man's name: Abbr. : JAS
49
Hopkinson hymn, 1798. : HAILCOLUMBIA
52
"Miller's Tale" character. : ALISON
55
Sum: Abbr. : AMT
56
Kind of ship. : OILER
57
Size of type. : ELITE
58
Bridle bit. : SNAFFLE
59
Geological epoch. : NEOCENE
61
Writer on Asia. : EDGARSNOW
64
Ski terrain. : SLOPE
65
Spanish river. : EBRO
66
Six years before First Crusade. : MXC
68
Soak. : RET
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Old card game. : PAM
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Old oath. : EGAD
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Key fruit. : SAMARA
74
Be ___ mind (agree). : OFONE
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Type of spring. : SPIRAL
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Tapuyan Indians. : GES
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Florida resort. : LAKELAND
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Fictional county. : RAINTREE
84
Initials in entertainment. : ABC
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Stealthy. : FELINE
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Trace. : TINGE
89
Pervaded. : IMBUED
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Pen ___. : PALS
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : ROM
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"___ Got a Secret." : IVE
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Mrs. Alan Ladd. : SUE
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Sin. : ENVY
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Indian nursemaids. : AYAHS
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Movie-TV actress. : GALESTORM
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Star's alter ego. : STANDIN
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Spirit. : COURAGE
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Star in "Tunnel of Love." : EWELL
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To love: Fr. : AIMER
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Greek letter. : ETA
115
Novelist Welty. : EUDORA
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Bromfield novel. : THERAINSCAME
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Hydraulic ___. : RAM
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Kind of eye. : EVIL
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Thinner. : RARER
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Endorses. : OKS
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Short-tailed rodent. : PACA
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Help for abroad. : CARE
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Double-dealers. : LIARS
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Docking's state: Abbr. : KANS
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Mediterranean sailboat. : FELUCCA
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A Joe Louis victim. : OMA
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500,000 sq. mi. of Asia. : GOBI
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Egyptian goddess. : ISIS
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City transport. : BUS
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Draft. : PLAN
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Subject of Eliza Doolittle song. : RAININSPAIN
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Certain military forces. : STORMTROOPS
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Deciding. : FINAL
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German metropolis. : ESSEN
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Man's nickname. : LOUIE
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Gallery: Hist. : ALURE
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Not ready. : UNSET
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Is at hand. : NEARS
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Great works. : EPICS
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Low point. : NADIR
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Naïve persons. : BABES
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Israeli port. : ELATH
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Phyllis Bottome novel (with "The"). : MORTALSTORM
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Natural. : INNATE
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His, hers: Fr. : SES
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Range over, as in search. : SCOUR
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Close. : WARM
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Point. : AIM
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Musical effect. : TREMOLO
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Hourly. : HORAL
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Prizes in many contests. : CARS
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Wave: Span. : OLA
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Middle of the 11th century. : MLI
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Part of Dempsey's nickname. : MANASSA
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Crew-cut. : SHORN
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Loser in 1848 campaign. : CASS
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German "oh!" : ACH
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Fictional world traveler. : PHILEASFOGG
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French religious writer. : RENAN
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Proficient. : ADEPT
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Play and Hepburn movie. : THERAINMAKER
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Bamboo. : RATTAN
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People. : POPULATE
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Lake resort out West. : TAHOE
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Nominal capital of Bolivia. : SUCRE
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Obligations. : DEBTS
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Extrinsic. : ALIEN
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British dessert. : TRIFLE
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Diminutive suffix. : CLE
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Eastern title. : EMIR
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Too bad! : ALAS
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Seymour and Grey. : JANES
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One-celled animals. : AMEBA
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Holly tree. : ILEX
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Sleepy Hollow story. : LEGEND
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Greek flasks. : OLPAE
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Wants. : NEEDS
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Dark. : SWART
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Ember. : COAL
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Pilotless airplane. : DRONE
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Deems. : OPINES
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Mexican state on the Pacific. : COLIMA
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Star associated with Frohman. : MARIETEMPEST
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Churchill's "few." : RAF
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Stir up. : FAN
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Less rash. : SANER
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Domesticated animal. : PIG
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Gulliver's nickname. : LEM
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Eulogy. : ELOGE
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A Paris Rue. : RIVOLI
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One of the Holdens. : EBEN
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Quickly. : APACE
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Marshy inlet. : BAYOU
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British-born actor. : CLAUDERAINS
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Pipits. : TITLARKS
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In disgrace. : UNDERACLOUD
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Diminutive of a girl's name. : EVITA
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Power: Comb. form. : DYNAM
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___ Tuesday. : SHROVE
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West Point. : USMA
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Garb along the Ganges. : SARI
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Hungarian composer. : LEHAR
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Pitchers. : EWERS
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Dry. : SERE
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Conceals. : MASKS
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Of a district. : AREAL
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Jug size. : GALLON
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Noun suffix. : ICS
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Gad: Colloq. : TRAIPSE
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Express. : NONSTOP
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Dome. : CUPOLA
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Large Ionian island. : CORFU
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Forcefully: Poet. : AMAIN
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Creator of Hedda. : IBSEN
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Part of a church. : AISLE
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Is angry. : FUMES
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Island off Naples. : CAPRI
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Goose genus. : ANSER
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Book binding décor. : GILT
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Tabard and others. : INNS
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___-a-brac. : BRIC
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Scot's denial. : NAE
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Cool ___ cucumber. : ASA
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Noun suffix. : IER
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Parisian assent. : OUI
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Fled. : RAN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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