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Harold T. Bers
Harold T. Bers

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New York Times, Sunday, September 7, 1952

Author: Harold T. Bers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 728 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 32
Harold T. Bers has 138 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,176
Across Down
1. Herring, Jr. : SPRAT
6. Bandleader Nelson. : OZZIE
11. Laminated rock. : SHALE
16. High relish. : GUSTO
21. Huston made a movie from his novel. : CRANE
22. Slot machine fodder. : COINS
23. A mouth to feed. : EATER
24. Questioner. : ASKER
25. They record "blips." : RADARSCOPES
27. It's all the rage in drugstores. : CHLOROPHYLL
29. He said "Sesame!" : ALI
30. Heavy hammer. : MAUL
31. London street crossing, from its marking. : ZEBRA
33. Norse name. : NELS
34. New Guinea port. : LAE
35. An em. : PICA
37. Tuesday appliance. : IRON
39. Word in birth notices. : NEE
40. Cult in art. : DADA
41. A shirting cloth. : PIMA
42. Shiny surface. : ENAMEL
44. Sparkler. : GEM
46. ___ of roses. : ATTAR
48. Charles Major's Dorothy. : VERNON
50. Legendary floating island. : DELOS
51. Pointed. : AIMED
53. Malay island chain. : SUNDA
55. Aspects. : MIENS
56. Answered for. : SPONSORED
59. Lady of the Press: Humorous. : NEWSHEN
61. First word from Marx. : DAS
64. Fustian. : RANT
65. Union member must. : CARD
67. Tamerlane's capital. : SAMARKAND
71. Seek information, in Britain. : ENQUIRE
73. Train of thought. : THREAD
75. Apostle of the Franks. : REMY
76. Hand-painted item. : TIE
77. Tallies. : COUNTS
78. Garden vine. : PEA
79. Dilatory to idolatry. : ANAGRAM
81. Lady of Spain. : DONA
82. Mine passages. : ADITS
83. An elevated style: 2 wds. : GRANDMANNER
85. Well-known. : FAMED
86. Kind of compass. : GYRO
87. ___ board. : BRISTOL
88. Carbine. : GUN
89. Whodunit ingredient. : MOTIVE
90. United. : ONE
91. Condemn. : DOOM
92. Scenic views. : SCAPES
94. Famous name in golf. : SARAZEN
95. He moved from the Browns to the Tigers. : NEDGARVER
98. Burr. : KNAR
99. Table tennis noise. : PONG
100. Querying sounds. : EHS
101. Phone company workers. : LINEMEN
103. They're used in fishing. : DROPLINES
106. Penalties. : FINES
109. Verses. : RIMES
111. Of the ear. : AURAL
112. Fixed over. : REDID
116. Cyclops' distinction. : ONEEYE
118. Head man of Hyderabad. : NIZAM
120. Editor's comment. : SIC
121. Ambition of 59 Across. : BYLINE
122. Bad day for Caesar. : IDES
123. Leave with being fired. : QUIT
125. Marble. : MIB
127. Scene in Westerns. : MESA
129. Ex-tennis star. : LOTT
130. Caesar of 1952. : SID
131. What Zatopek does. : RUNS
132. Canada's highest mountain. : LOGAN
134. Douglas' successor. : MARK
136. ___ spring. : CEE
137. Phrase unpopular with Labor. : TAFTHARTLEY
140. They like "I Love Lucy" best. : TELEVIEWERS
143. Accustom. : ENURE
144. Flatbush favorite. : REESE
145. Woman from Shangri-La. : CRONE
146. Assert. : POSIT
147. French actor: "Grand Illusion." : DALIO
148. "___ to the teeth." : ARMED
149. Things of no value. : HOOTS
150. Pours. : TEEMS
1. Lived hand to mouth. : SCRAPED
2. Nuts in syrup. : PRALINE
3. French party, not what its name implies. : RADICAL
4. No longer in the news in Bucharest. : ANA
5. Four years. : TERM
6. Crop up. : OCCUR
7. Lamarck, for instance. : ZOOLOGIST
8. Song in "Pal Joey." : ZIP
9. Spanish girl's name. : INEZ
10. To eat: Ger. : ESSEN
11. Diary entries. : SECRETS
12. Expression of triumph. : HAHA
13. An ocean: Abbr. : ATL
14. A leading light of the Met. : LEONARDWARREN
15. Misplayed. : ERRED
16. Passes through mountains. : GAPS
17. Show in: Slang. : USH
18. Wondrous sight of Gotham. : SKYLINE
19. Male figure in architecture. : TELAMON
20. City on the Loire. : ORLEANS
26. Spanker. : SAIL
28. Norse name. : OLAV
32. Lady Peel. : BEA
36. Joel, ___, Obadiah. : AMOS
38. Literary Captain. : NEMO
40. Natives of Aarhus. : DANES
41. Preen. : PRINK
43. Ghosts: Fr. : ESPRITS
45. Buyers and sellers. : MERCHANTS
47. Large cask. : TUN
49. Abrasive. : EMERY
51. Two-year-old Princess. : ANNE
52. Overpriced. : DEAR
54. Messy. : ASMEAR
57. Dory requirements. : OARS
58. Realm of fancy. : DREAMLAND
60. Prussian city. : HAMM
61. It has 10 sides. : DECAGON
62. Pain reliever. : ANODYNE
63. Took out a young lady. : SQUIRED
66. Actor Andrews. : DANA
68. Reduce to a spray. : ATOMIZE
69. Ruins on the Tigris. : NINEVEH
70. Numbs. : DEADENS
72. "Do ___ others . . . " : UNTO
73. Parties. : TEAS
74. On ___ ground. : DANGEROUS
78. Robert Gordon Menzies. : PRIMEMINISTER
80. Brindled beasts. : GNUS
81. Result of research. : DATA
83. Presidential middle name. : GROVER
84. Where you'll find N.M.U. men. : DOCK
85. Bane of art dealer or banker. : FORGERY
87. Translation of 39 Across. : BORN
89. He wrote "Buddenbrooks." : MANN
91. Symbol of N.C. : DAISY
93. Belem, Brazil. : PARA
94. Glebe. : SOIL
96. Choral groups sing them. : GLEES
97. Forgive. : REMIT
99. Good shot by "Little Mo." : PLACEMENT
102. Cap Gris ___. : NEZ
104. Overprecise. : PRIM
105. What drummers do. : SELL
106. Palmed off. : FOISTED
107. Its Governor nominated Stevenson. : INDIANA
108. Requiring. : NEEDFUL
110. A Siberian or his dog. : SAMOYED
113. Bishop's care. : DIOCESE
114. Betweentime. : INTERIM
115. Abhors. : DETESTS
117. A mare: Lat. : EQUA
119. Alley fighter. : MIG
121. Adriatic port. : BARI
124. Lehman headed it. : UNRRA
126. A baking. : BATCH
128. Puts by. : SAVES
131. Current: Comb. form. : RHEO
132. ___ majesté. : LESE
133. "Quo Vadis" role. : NERO
135. Retained. : KEPT
138. Three: Prefix. : TRI
139. Nickname for Gen. Shepherd. : LEM
141. Card game. : LOO
142. Heartache. : WOE

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