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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

WORDS ON PARADE

New York Times, Sunday, March 17, 1991

Author: Charles E. Gersch
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 146, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 22, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Charles E. Gersch has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,104
Across Down
1. Ashen : PALE
5. Linen fabrics : TOILES
11. New Testament book : ACTS
15. Cher's former partner : BONO
19. Old Irish war cry : ERINGOBRAGH
21. Fold-up furniture : MURPHYBED
23. Easy existence : LIFEOFRILEY
24. Shunned, in a big way : BOYCOTTED
25. Franciscan abbr. : OSF
26. "Ah! je ___ seule," Massenet aria : SUIS
27. Composer Ned : ROREM
29. Becomes sunny : CLEARS
30. Enforcement, figuratively : TEETH
32. Expressions of inquiry : EHS
34. Commotion : FUROR
36. "Do as I say, not ___" : ASIDO
37. "___ sow, . . . " : ASYE
38. M.I.T., R.P.I., et al. : INSTS
40. Lamb product : ESSAY
42. Nantes negative : NON
43. ___ Lingus, Irish airline : AER
45. "Holy" city? : TOLEDO
47. Irish terriers, e.g. : PETS
50. Actor Hayakawa : SESSUE
53. Noted : EMINENT
55. Huarache, e.g. : SANDAL
59. Urge forward : IMPEL
60. Attacks flies : SWATS
61. Fast plane : SST
63. Fast's companion : LOOSE
64. "___ Blu, Dipinto di Blu" : NEL
65. Pismire : ANT
67. J. C. Oates book : THEM
69. Ireland, poetically : HIBERNIA
71. Silk from Assam : ERIA
73. "We're off ___ the Wizard" : TOSEE
75. Coward's "To Step ___" : ASIDE
77. Vols' home : TENN
78. Popular Irish ballad : DANNYBOY
80. Like Croesus : RICH
82. Tree in an O'Neill title : ELM
84. Donate, in Dundee : GIE
85. ___ France, famed liner : ILEDE
86. Pastoral paths: Abbr. : LNS
88. Monoskis : SLEDS
90. Islands off the Irish coast : ARANS
92. Lincolns' unpopular kin : EDSELS
94. Loire valley attraction : CHATEAU
96. Ocellus : EYELET
97. Prunelle flavoring : SLOE
99. Engross : ABSORB
100. Ade's "___ Horne" : DOC
101. A Yugoslav: Abbr. : SLO
104. Synge or O'Casey work : DRAMA
106. Probe deeply : DELVE
108. Late, in Lyon : TARD
112. Game-show group : PANEL
115. Ex-astronaut on the Hill : GLENN
117. Twice CCLI : DII
118. Type of power : SOLAR
119. Start : OUTSET
121. Ragged Dick's creator : ALGER
123. Son of Lamech : NOAH
125. Latin I verb : AMO
126. "My Wild ___" : IRISHROSE
128. Vehicle for Molly Malone : WHEELBARROW
131. Five-liners named for an Irish port : LIMERICKS
132. Wee hoarders of legend : LEPRECHAUNS
133. Observed : SEEN
134. Sch. groups : PTAS
135. Bakers' needs : YEASTS
136. " . . . thrive as best ___": Shak. : IMAY
1. Jai-alai ball : PELOTA
2. Originates : ARISES
3. River of Ireland : LIFFEY
4. Cork-to-Kilkenny dir. : ENE
5. Health food also called bean curd : TOFU
6. ___ potatoes (certain home fries) : OBRIEN
7. Meat-and-vegetables combo : IRISHSTEW
8. Former Indian P.M. Shastri : LAL
9. Historic Hungarian city : EGER
10. Fight ___ (avoid) : SHYOF
11. Tarkington's "The Magnificent ___" : AMBERSONS
12. First Family at Albany : CUOMOS
13. Hear a case : TRY
14. Anti-child-abuse org. : SPCC
15. Computer units : BYTES
16. Acquire : OBTAIN
17. ___-well (idler) : NEERDO
18. Heavily favored : ODDSON
20. "Gee whiz!" : GOSH
22. Spaniard's greeting : HOLA
28. ___ la Paix, Paris thoroughfare : RUEDE
31. Rib : TEASE
33. Having tiny openings, as leaves : STOMATE
35. Modern music form : RAP
38. St. Patrick's land, for short : IRE
39. Move like a snake : SLITHER
41. "Certainly!" : YES
44. Faulkner female : EULA
46. First word in Mass. motto : ENSE
48. O'Flaherty product : TALE
49. Laugh in derision : SNORT
50. Indefinitely, in legal lingo : SINEDIE
51. The ___ Isle : EMERALD
52. Slats : SPLINES
54. A West African language : TSHI
56. Heavy Irish tweed : DONEGAL
57. Silly : ASININE
58. Most suitable for Sprat : LEANEST
60. Bar seat : STOOL
62. High and low phenomena : TIDES
66. Norw. news service : NTB
68. Actor Gavin of "The Love Boat" : MACLEOD
70. ___ canto : BEL
72. Llamas' locale : ANDES
74. Out of ___ (disjointed) : SYNC
76. Sliced off sharply : SHEARED
79. Scream : YELL
81. Followers of: Suffix : ISTS
83. County in NW Ireland : MAYO
87. Disgraceful : SHAMELESS
89. James Joyce collection of short stories : DUBLINERS
91. Right-hand page : RECTO
93. The old ___ (Ireland) : SOD
95. "Not with ___ . . . ": T. S. Eliot : ABANG
96. Dutch commune : EDE
98. Energy unit : ERG
101. Loot : SPOILS
102. "Annie ___," 1838 song : LAURIE
103. Prompt : ONTIME
105. Where to find McCarthy, McKinley and McGrath : ALASKA
107. N.Y.U.'s hue : VIOLET
109. Tocsin : ALARUM
110. Helen Hunt Jackson novel : RAMONA
111. Ready for Morpheus : DROWSY
113. Big Bertha's birthplace : ESSEN
114. Oven for annealing glass : LEHR
116. In recent days : NEWLY
118. Riza Pahlevi, once : SHAH
120. Scenery changer : TRIP
122. S. Korean president: 1948-60 : RHEE
124. Basics : ABCS
127. Fall mo. : OCT
129. Environmental watchdog agcy. : EPA
130. Wheel spoke: Fr. : RAI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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