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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Friday, January 9, 1987

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Charles E. Gersch has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,576
Across
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Young seals : PUPS
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Nemesis of "that wascally wabbit" : FUDD
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Matelotes : STEWS
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W.W. II rations : SPAM
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Baseball family name : ALOU
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Actress Shire : TALIA
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Town in Chad : ADRE
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Pilgrimage site : CANTERBURY
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Hot ___ (overly eager) : TOTROT
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Kind of phobia : ACRO
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One of Ghent's rivers : LYS
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Wrestling maneuver : SCISSORSHOLD
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Slide : CHUTE
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Ai and unau : SLOTHS
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Violinist Kavafian : ANI
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Part of the eye : UVEA
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Like a Stephen King work : EERIE
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Asian shade trees : PAPERMULBERRIES
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Dieter's loss : BULGE
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Play tug-of-war : PULL
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Prefix with fix : PRE
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Certain stocks : STEELS
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Motown mistake : EDSEL
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Mod music fans : ROCKNROLLERS
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Oft-sighted obj. : UFO
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TV actress Williams : CARA
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He takes a gambol : ROMPER
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Oldest city in Colombia : SANTAMARTA
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"___ a Song Go . . . " : ILET
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A Yugoslav : CROAT
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Shot the puck too far : ICED
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Tabula ___ (clean slate) : RASA
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Overeat : GORGE
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Matador's quarry : TORO
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Legislators' votes : AYES
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H.S. juniors' tests : PSATS
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"What's ___?": Streisand film : UPDOC
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Verb form : PARTICIPLE
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James Bond foe : SMERSH
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Mr. Do-All : FACTOTUM
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Diminutive suffix : ULA
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Portuguese ladies : DONAS
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What not to get in : DUTCH
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Go-cart : STROLLER
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What a sport picks up : TAB
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Month after Ab : ELUL
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Lean and tough : WIRY
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"Simon ___," popular game : SAYS
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Piccadilly statue : EROS
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Columbus inst. : OSU
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Gun an engine : REVUP
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Active one : DOER
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Diamond thriller : TRIPLEPLAY
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Day before aujourd'hui : HIER
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Mobutu ___ Seko, Zaire's President : SESE
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N.Y.P.D. circulars : APBS
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Astro or argo follower : NAUT
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Chosen, in Chartres : ELU
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More capable : ABLER
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River in Bavaria : EGER
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Move elsewhere : RELOCATE
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Legendary S.A. king : ELDORADO
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Con game : SCAM
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Sign near a sch. : SLO
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Site of Twain's remains : ELMIRA
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Asian snake : KRAIT
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Numbness: Comb. form : NARCO
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Ebbets Field star : REESE
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Sp. lasses : SRTAS
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Dept. of Transp. branch : USCG
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Casino game : FARO
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___ about (date phrase) : ONOR
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Barrie's "Der ___" : TAG
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Painter Gerard ___ Borch : TER

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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