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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Friday, January 2, 1953

Author: Charles E. Gersch
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { H J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Charles E. Gersch has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,293
Across Down
1. "The boys from Boston." : BOBANDRAY
10. Original MC of amateur shows. : BOWES
15. Absolve. : EXONERATE
16. "Samson et Delila," for instance. : OPERA
17. Where to "trip the light fantastic." : SIDEWALKS
18. Relic in Red Square. : LENIN
19. "To a Nightingale," "To a Skylark," etc. : ODES
20. A gross, plus 7. : CLI
21. Secured by a mortgage. : BONDED
22. The healing art: Abbr. : MED
23. The "Man in the White Suit," etc. : GUINNESS
25. Region in central Europe, now mostly in Poland. : SILESIA
26. Suit of underwear: Colloq. : BVD
29. Winter melons. : CASABAS
32. Wrestled with. : TUSSLED
35. Resembling a sheep. : OVINE
36. County in N. Y. : TIOGA
37. Relative of rummy. : CANASTA
40. Historic Yukon mining town. : SKAGWAY
42. Seek to obtain. : ASK
43. Bring into court. : ARRAIGN
45. Following the sun. : WESTERLY
47. Very loud, in music. : FFF
50. Michaelmas daisies. : ASTERS
53. Stripling. : LAD
54. "Ballad of Reading ___." : GAOL
55. Pledge sacredly. : SWEAR
56. Managua is its capital. : NICARAGUA
58. Burst of shouts or cheers. : SALVO
59. Finding the mean of. : AVERAGING
60. President who had four Secretaries of State. : TYLER
61. Buildings along 17 Across. : TENEMENTS
1. A broom of birch twigs. : BESOM
2. Chemical compound. : OXIDE
3. Foreshadowed. : BODED
4. Donkeys: French. : ANES
5. What 1953 is. : NEW
6. Fictional member of the vampire set. : DRACULA
7. Popular meetings. : RALLIES
8. British Tommy. : ATKINS
9. "I do." : YES
10. Heavy knives for hacking in the jungle. : BOLOS
11. Starts the bidding. : OPENS
12. Make one's way. : WEND
13. "Clinton's Ditch." : ERIE
14. Famous literary pseudonym. : SAND
21. Boy friend. : BEAU
23. Scornful remarks. : GIBES
24. Insect egg. : NIT
25. "Mens ___ in corpore sano." : SANA
26. The spouting of a whale. : BLOW
27. A brilliant hydrogen star in Lyra. : VEGA
28. June 6, 1944. : DDAY
29. Comedienne Imogene. : COCA
30. Actresses Gardner and Norring. : AVAS
31. Kitchen necessity. : SINK
33. Theatrical. : STAGY
34. "Walk," or "Don't Walk," for instance. : SIGN
38. Drinking cup: Scot. : TASS
39. Grandma Moses' field. : ART
40. Medieval Arab. : SARACEN
41. Popular doctor of radio. : KILDARE
44. Experience again. : RELIVE
45. Spin a web. : WEAVE
46. Nemesis of the baseball player. : ERROR
47. Trainer of pickpockets. : FAGIN
48. A spring of water. : FOUNT
49. Decorations for the U. N. Plaza. : FLAGS
50. A helper: Abbr. : ASST
51. Sovereign power. : SWAY
52. Legendary Swiss hero. : TELL
54. A greenish-yellow plum. : GAGE
56. Man's nickname. : NAT
57. Mascot of Fordham. : RAM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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