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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
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Herring, Jr. : SPRAT
6
Bandleader Nelson. : OZZIE
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Laminated rock. : SHALE
16
High relish. : GUSTO
21
Huston made a movie from his novel. : CRANE
22
Slot machine fodder. : COINS
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A mouth to feed. : EATER
24
Questioner. : ASKER
25
They record "blips." : RADARSCOPES
27
It's all the rage in drugstores. : CHLOROPHYLL
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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
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Kind of compass. : GYRO
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___ board. : BRISTOL
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Carbine. : GUN
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Whodunit ingredient. : MOTIVE
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United. : ONE
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Condemn. : DOOM
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Scenic views. : SCAPES
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Famous name in golf. : SARAZEN
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He moved from the Browns to the Tigers. : NEDGARVER
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Burr. : KNAR
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Table tennis noise. : PONG
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Querying sounds. : EHS
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Phone company workers. : LINEMEN
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They're used in fishing. : DROPLINES
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Penalties. : FINES
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Verses. : RIMES
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Of the ear. : AURAL
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Fixed over. : REDID
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Cyclops' distinction. : ONEEYE
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Head man of Hyderabad. : NIZAM
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Editor's comment. : SIC
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Ambition of 59 Across. : BYLINE
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Bad day for Caesar. : IDES
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Leave with being fired. : QUIT
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Marble. : MIB
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Scene in Westerns. : MESA
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Ex-tennis star. : LOTT
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Caesar of 1952. : SID
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What Zatopek does. : RUNS
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Canada's highest mountain. : LOGAN
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Douglas' successor. : MARK
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___ spring. : CEE
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Phrase unpopular with Labor. : TAFTHARTLEY
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They like "I Love Lucy" best. : TELEVIEWERS
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Accustom. : ENURE
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Flatbush favorite. : REESE
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Woman from Shangri-La. : CRONE
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Assert. : POSIT
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French actor: "Grand Illusion." : DALIO
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"___ to the teeth." : ARMED
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Things of no value. : HOOTS
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Pours. : TEEMS
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Lived hand to mouth. : SCRAPED
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Nuts in syrup. : PRALINE
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French party, not what its name implies. : RADICAL
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No longer in the news in Bucharest. : ANA
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Four years. : TERM
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Crop up. : OCCUR
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Lamarck, for instance. : ZOOLOGIST
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Song in "Pal Joey." : ZIP
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Spanish girl's name. : INEZ
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To eat: Ger. : ESSEN
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Diary entries. : SECRETS
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Expression of triumph. : HAHA
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An ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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A leading light of the Met. : LEONARDWARREN
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Misplayed. : ERRED
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Passes through mountains. : GAPS
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Show in: Slang. : USH
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Wondrous sight of Gotham. : SKYLINE
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Male figure in architecture. : TELAMON
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City on the Loire. : ORLEANS
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Spanker. : SAIL
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Norse name. : OLAV
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Lady Peel. : BEA
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Joel, ___, Obadiah. : AMOS
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Literary Captain. : NEMO
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Natives of Aarhus. : DANES
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Preen. : PRINK
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Ghosts: Fr. : ESPRITS
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Buyers and sellers. : MERCHANTS
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Large cask. : TUN
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Abrasive. : EMERY
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Two-year-old Princess. : ANNE
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Overpriced. : DEAR
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Messy. : ASMEAR
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Dory requirements. : OARS
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Realm of fancy. : DREAMLAND
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Prussian city. : HAMM
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It has 10 sides. : DECAGON
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Pain reliever. : ANODYNE
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Took out a young lady. : SQUIRED
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Actor Andrews. : DANA
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Reduce to a spray. : ATOMIZE
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Ruins on the Tigris. : NINEVEH
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Numbs. : DEADENS
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"Do ___ others . . . " : UNTO
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Parties. : TEAS
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On ___ ground. : DANGEROUS
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Robert Gordon Menzies. : PRIMEMINISTER
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Brindled beasts. : GNUS
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Result of research. : DATA
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Presidential middle name. : GROVER
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Where you'll find N.M.U. men. : DOCK
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Bane of art dealer or banker. : FORGERY
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Translation of 39 Across. : BORN
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He wrote "Buddenbrooks." : MANN
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Symbol of N.C. : DAISY
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Belem, Brazil. : PARA
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Glebe. : SOIL
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Choral groups sing them. : GLEES
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Forgive. : REMIT
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Good shot by "Little Mo." : PLACEMENT
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Cap Gris ___. : NEZ
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Overprecise. : PRIM
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What drummers do. : SELL
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Palmed off. : FOISTED
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Its Governor nominated Stevenson. : INDIANA
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Requiring. : NEEDFUL
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A Siberian or his dog. : SAMOYED
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Bishop's care. : DIOCESE
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Betweentime. : INTERIM
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Abhors. : DETESTS
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A mare: Lat. : EQUA
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Alley fighter. : MIG
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Adriatic port. : BARI
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Lehman headed it. : UNRRA
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A baking. : BATCH
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Puts by. : SAVES
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Current: Comb. form. : RHEO
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___ majesté. : LESE
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"Quo Vadis" role. : NERO
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Retained. : KEPT
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Three: Prefix. : TRI
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Nickname for Gen. Shepherd. : LEM
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Card game. : LOO
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Heartache. : WOE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 24 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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