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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Monday, January 11, 1954

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: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Charles E. Gersch has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,658
Across Down
1. 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
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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