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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

New York Times, Wednesday, September 17, 1958

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 322 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 29-Down had "strategem"; corrected it to "stratagem." Original 40-Down had two underscores; removed one.

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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,368
Across
1
It follows Lundi. : MARDI
6
Parking place. : CURB
10
Gamecock's weapon. : SPUR
14
In the vicinity. : ABOUT
15
Water: Span. : AGUA
16
Hawaiian port. : HILO
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Part of a locomotive. : COWCATCHER
19
Generations. : AGES
20
Seed covering. : HUSK
21
Appreciative sounds. : AHS
22
By name: Lat. : NOMINE
24
Prudent. : SAFE
26
Periander, Nero, etc. : TYRANTS
27
Gangster, Asiatic style. : DACOIT
30
Girl's name. : JOANNA
31
Audibly. : ALOUD
32
A predecessor of de Gaulle. : FAURE
33
Boy with "Great Expectations." : PIP
36
Subject of the Mock Turtle's song. : SOUP
37
Cha-cha instrument. : GOURD
38
Advance. : MOVE
39
Fowl. : HEN
40
Islands of Ireland. : ARANS
41
Card. : JOKER
42
Mexican fare. : TAMALE
44
Genuine. : HONEST
45
Kind of holiday. : BUSMANS
47
Father of "introvert," "extrovert." : JUNG
48
Close by. : ATHAND
49
Crone. : HAG
50
Bear: Ital. : ORSO
54
British gun. : STEN
55
Cousins of fall guys. : SCAPEGOATS
58
Cattail. : REED
59
Leak slowly. : OOZE
60
___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
61
Harp: Ital. : ARPA
62
Negatives. : NOES
63
Social name in Washington. : MESTA
Down
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Unit of speed/sound ratio. : MACH
2
He awoke from a "dream of peace." : ABOU
3
Knitting units. : ROWS
4
Anything very easy. : DUCKSOUP
5
Diminutive suffix in Spanish names. : ITA
6
Hiding place. : CACHE
7
Grunts. : UGHS
8
___ de Rivoli. : RUE
9
Habitat of farm animals. : BARNYARD
10
Medicine man of Asia. : SHAMAN
11
Blind purchase. : PIGINAPOKE
12
Full of: Suffix. : ULENT
13
Hybrid tea ___. : ROSES
18
Big name in Cincinnati. : TAFT
23
Normandy river. : ORNE
25
Foreign ___. : AID
26
City of Balzac's birth. : TOURS
27
Spirited quality. : DASH
28
Plant with useful juice. : ALOE
29
Use an insomniac's stratagem. : COUNTSHEEP
30
Yellow: Fr. : JAUNE
32
Young horses. : FOALS
34
Retiring Senator. : IVES
35
Forward. : PERT
37
Adlai in relation to Cleveland's V.P. : GRANDSON
38
Cobra adversary. : MONGOOSE
40
To ___ (everyone). : AMAN
41
Man's name. : JON
43
Character in "Private Lives." : AMANDA
44
Giant. : HUGE
45
Seaport in Iran. : BASRA
46
Complete. : UTTER
47
Jokes or jibes. : JAPES
49
Film. : HAZE
51
Desert ___. : RATS
52
Proof mark. : STET
53
Ancient mountain. : OSSA
56
Sound from the cote. : COO
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Kind of muffin. : GEM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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