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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Monday, January 11, 1954

18-Across : Dull sounds.

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { K Q X }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 3, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Charles E. Gersch has 31 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 17 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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N
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,658
Across
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Deep, hollow sound. : BOOM
5
Mary Martin's leading man. : BOYER
10
New President of France. : COTY
14
Utter incoherently. : RAVE
15
Make up for. : ATONE
16
Hero of a long-run play. : ABIE
17
Attention-getting sound. : AHEM
18
Dull sounds. : THUDS
19
Baby girl: Span. : NENA
20
Well-known name in baseball. : DUROCHER
22
Business man. : TRADER
24
Regretful ones. : RUERS
25
Co-star of 7 Down. : SID
26
Understood. : TACIT
29
A ship or a lady. : SHE
31
Israeli political party. : MAPAM
35
Causes great surprise. : AMAZES
37
Where Mt. Hood is: Abbr. : ORE
39
Actress Merkel. : UNA
40
New man in Gracie Mansion. : ROBERTFWAGNERJR
44
Snow: Scot. : SNA
45
Saturday sign at the Met. : SRO
46
Balzac's "Pere." : GORIOT
47
Where Nanook lived. : IGLOO
50
Opposite of fore. : AFT
52
Branch, in biology. : RAMUS
53
Girl in uniform. : WAC
55
Hits at flies. : SWATS
57
One reward of early rising. : HEALTH
60
Solemn church ceremony. : HIGHMASS
64
Drive. : URGE
65
Actress Massey. : ILONA
67
Marie Wilson's alter ego. : IRMA
68
Uproar. : RIOT
69
Dampen again. : REWET
70
In a jiffy. : ANON
71
Millepede's pride. : LEGS
72
Ingredient of a Western. : POSSE
73
Wooden blocks. : NOGS
Down
1
Finishing nail. : BRAD
2
Where Pearl Harbor is. : OAHU
3
Finished. : OVER
4
Learn by heart. : MEMORIZE
5
Cover, as if with liquid. : BATHE
6
Important word in the Golden Rule. : OTHERS
7
Popular TV program. : YOURSHOWOFSHOWS
8
Last word in a movie. : END
9
Relaxes. : RESTS
10
Where the Redwater oil field is. : CANADA
11
Son of Ruth. : OBED
12
Prong of a tuning fork. : TINE
13
Subject of scrutiny by calendar experts. : YEAR
21
More attractive. : CUTER
23
Outer edge. : RIM
26
Ankles. : TARSI
27
"Down ___ the Sheltering Palms." : AMONG
28
Secret intrigue. : CABAL
30
Time in history. : ERA
32
Feast of Lots. : PURIM
33
Old province of Western France. : ANJOU
34
Stores. : MARTS
36
Thoroughfares: Abbr. : STS
38
A person, good or bad: Slang. : EGG
41
Monastic brother. : FRA
42
Zero on a compass. : NORTH
43
Follower of a famed Dutch humanist. : ERASMIAN
48
Young birds. : OWLETS
49
Wild ___. : OAT
51
Interlaces. : TWINES
54
Speak in a lively, shrill fashion. : CHIRP
56
Marble. : AGATE
57
Fling. : HURL
58
Lake port of Pennsylvania. : ERIE
59
Full of excitement. : AGOG
61
Popular cartoonist. : ARNO
62
Relative of smaze. : SMOG
63
Without: French. : SANS
66
First name of 20 Across. : LEO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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