Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch 

New York Times, Wednesday, September 21, 1988

Author: Charles E. Gersch
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Charles E. Gersch has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Chore : TASK
5. Heroic poetry : EPOS
9. "By the ___ early light . . . " : DAWNS
14. "The Time Machine" race : ELOI
15. Part of Boone's gear : TRAP
16. Indian, e.g. : OCEAN
17. C. ___ Parkinson, of Parkinson's Law : NORTHCOTE
19. Famed hostess of yore : MESTA
20. Parlor piece : SETTEE
21. "___ but known . . . " : HADI
23. "You're the ___," Porter tune : TOP
24. Inside: Comb. form : ENTO
26. Extend a subscription : RENEW
28. Prince Charles's in-laws : SPENCERS
32. Swampy area : MORASS
35. Half or third of a dance : CHA
36. Author Segal : ERICH
38. Subway rider's aid : STRAP
39. ___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
41. "___ Last Night." 1986 film : ABOUT
43. Defeat narrowly, with "out" : EDGE
44. Loosen a lacet : UNTIE
46. Menachem Begin's one-time group : IRGUN
48. "Turn left, Dobbin!" : HAW
49. Bailey of comics : BEETLE
51. Nine-sided figures : NONAGONS
53. Attain : REACH
55. Cpls.' bosses : SGTS
56. October beverage : ALE
58. Hoppe's game : POOL
60. Systematic design : SCHEME
64. Corporate ID's : LOGOS
66. Pakistan's locale : SOUTHASIA
68. Mode : VOGUE
69. Dashiell contemporary : ERLE
70. Carry on : RANT
71. Orbital point : APSIS
72. Arabian gulf : ADEN
73. Jeux de mots : PUNS
1. Hamilton bills : TENS
2. Tub plant : ALOE
3. Kind : SORT
4. Mitten loser of rhyme : KITTEN
5. The King of Siam's sentence ender : ETCETERA
6. P.G.A. man : PRO
7. Inaugural highlight : OATH
8. Opera supe's prop : SPEAR
9. Ball masks : DOMINOS
10. Casino one-pointer : ACE
11. Charles Kingsley novel : WESTWARDHO
12. Western alliance : NATO
13. Ginger follower : SNAP
18. Therefore : HENCE
22. Rep.'s opposite : DEM
25. Klipspringer's cousin : ORIBI
27. Modern artist-designer : ERTE
28. Second-stringer : SCRUB
29. Ring up : PHONE
30. Bunny's largess : EASTEREGGS
31. Disdain : SCORN
33. "Cosmos" author : SAGAN
34. Gushes forth : SPEWS
37. Sci-fi writers' awards : HUGOS
40. Writer Shere ___ : HITE
42. At. no. 74 : TUNGSTEN
45. Slips by : ELAPSES
47. "Of course!" : NATCH
50. "The Name of the Rose" author : ECO
52. Scale note : GSHARP
54. Book before Joel : HOSEA
56. Part of T.A.E. : ALVA
57. Chicago area : LOOP
59. Parliament member : LORD
61. Birthright seller : ESAU
62. Sen. Boschwitz's state : MINN
63. Diner sign : EATS
65. Armand's affirmative : OUI
67. Diminutive suffix : ULE

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