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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

FITTING AND PROPER

New York Times, Sunday, September 18, 1960

1-Across : Pakistan's third city.

Author:
Harold T. Bers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 705 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original clue for 83-Down had "Madison Ave's. customers." Corrected this to "Madison Ave.'s customers."

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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,083
Across
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Pakistan's third city. : DACCA
6
Mae of Ngaio. : MARSH
11
Shadow. : UMBRA
16
Sixth minor prophet. : MICAH
21
Kind of squash. : ACORN
22
Astaire's birthplace. : OMAHA
23
Oral. : PAROL
24
Soap plant. : AMOLE
25
Sort of snob. : NAMEDROPPER
27
Almost any Merman number. : SHOWSTOPPER
29
Bureau. : DRESSER
30
I.e. : IDEST
32
Apparel. : WEAR
33
Uncloses: Poet. : OPES
34
What Koko has. : LIST
35
Alençon, Brussels, etc. : LACES
37
Saroyan's alter ego. : ARAM
39
Marble city. : BARRE
41
Girl's name. : EDA
42
Severity. : RIGOR
43
Titania's spouse. : OBERON
45
Brahman precepts. : SUTRAS
48
Henry VIII's fourth's home. : CLEVES
50
Discarded. : SCRAPPED
52
Dividing walls. : SEPTA
53
Predicaments. : SCRAPES
55
Clan symbol. : TOTEM
56
Airborne soldier. : PARATROOP
58
Called. : PHONED
59
Marquand character. : MOTO
60
Fair friend: Fr. : BELAMI
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Townships: Abbr. : TPS
62
Buttonhole site. : LAPEL
63
Relatives of flippers. : PAWS
64
Pentacle. : STAR
66
Retainers. : FEES
68
Matterhorn. : ALP
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Where Neunkirchen is: Fr. : SARRE
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N. C. cape. : FEAR
72
Movement of a ship backward. : STERNWAY
76
Yorkshire river. : TEES
78
Lies shamelessly. : TELLSAWHOPPER
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Split. : RIVE
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Rigorously. : STRICTLY
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Frankfurt's river. : ODER
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Jute leader. : HORSA
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Nothing. : NIL
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___ in one's ear. : FLEA
89
Fed lines to. : CUED
90
Champ de ___, Paris. : MARS
91
Author of "The Best Man." : VIDAL
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Spanish Mrs. : SRA
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Opening bars. : INTROS
98
Proper. : JUST
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Consecrate. : DEVOTE
100
Bill or Cora Baird. : PUPPETEER
102
Flash flood. : SPATE
104
Made strong again. : RENEWED
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Colorado resort. : ASPEN
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Soft job. : SINECURE
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Thoughtless. : REMISS
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Bermudas. : SHORTS
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Inquires: Scot. : SPEERS
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Prepare food. : CATER
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Common verb. : HAS
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Hemp. : SISAL
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Ancient wine pitcher. : OLPE
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Foxier. : SLYER
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Caesar's former consort. : COCA
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Calculating device: Var. : ABAC
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Lather. : SOAP
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Electrical inventor. : TESLA
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Heart beat. : PITAPAT
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Café society peripatetic. : TABLEHOPPER
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Thorne Smith creation. : COSMOTOPPER
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British ___. : ISLES
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Annoyance: Colloq. : PEEVE
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Creator of Happy Hooligan. : OPPER
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Chaperon: Span. : DUENA
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Game. : CHESS
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Violin, for short. : STRAD
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Seed covering. : TESTA
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Shoulder ___. : STRAP
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Knee-bounce. : DANDLE
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Mite or lick. : ACARID
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Falls headlong. : COMESACROPPER
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Ridge. : CREST
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Connectives. : ANDS
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Places for boat stopovers. : MOORAGES
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Electrical unit: Abbr. : AMP
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Sword. : RAPIER
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Hangars. : SHEDS
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Run fast. : HARE
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Against the current. : UPSTREAM
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Part of Chinese game name. : MAH
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Word for a hard worker. : BROWMOPPER
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"Schoolboy" pitcher. : ROWE
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Great horse of 1942. : ALSAB
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Chinese name. : MAO
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International businessman. : IMPORTER
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Kitchen item. : COPPERPOT
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Nautical term. : ALEE
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Towel embroidery. : HERS
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Went through again. : RELIVED
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Refrain syllables. : TRAS
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Jet plane. : SABRE
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___ Cob, Conn. : COS
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London wartime sign. : ARP
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Stiffer in action. : RUSTIER
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Forces back. : REPELS
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Numerical prefix. : OCTO
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Man's name. : NEAL
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Sleep like ___. : ATOP
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Weakens. : SAPS
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Thruway unit. : LANE
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Tipplers. : SOTS
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Makers of plans. : DRAFTERS
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Chair parts. : SPLATS
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Alpine abode. : CHALET
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Second's accessory. : TOWEL
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Moslem's rulers. : AMEERS
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Clayey. : MARLY
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Weight: Comb. form. : BARO
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Important clerics. : PRELATES
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Stitched. : SEWED
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Asiatic goat. : TAHR
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Portuguese Mr. : SNR
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Heedful: Archaic. : ATTENT
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Wane. : FADE
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Wear: Colloq. : SPORT
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Uncommitted prospect. : WINDOWSHOPPER
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Fly. : AVIATE
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Howled. : YELLED
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Wife of Thor. : SIF
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Under: Fr. : SOUS
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Transitory state. : PHASE
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Madison Ave.'s customers. : CLIENTS
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Future: Fr. : AVENIR
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Utensil of a sort. : CORNPOPPER
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Silent. : MUTE
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Insuranceman-composer. : IVES
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Watering places. : SPAS
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Busyness. : RUSH
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Descriptive of the human thumb. : APPOSABLE
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Former Brazilian money. : REIS
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Cupboard items. : JARS
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Adverse point. : DEMERIT
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VIP of 450 B.C. : PERICLES
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Invested with royal power. : SCEPTRED
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Smooth food. : PUREE
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Coral-like animals: Zool. : RETEPORA
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Fish. : EEL
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Glimmer. : RAY
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Obi. : SASH
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Fastenings. : CLASPS
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Shrub genus. : ACAENA
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Despotic subordinate. : SATRAP
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Closed curves. : LOOPS
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Skiing site. : SLOPE
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Head. : CAPUT
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Of the kind of: Suffix. : ATIC
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Hit: Colloq. : BASH
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Egyptian goddess. : APET
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Bobbie Burns. : SCOT
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Clumps. : TODS
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Letter. : ESS
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Little ___. : EVA
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B'way at 39th. : MET

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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