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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

ENTOMOLOGICAL

New York Times, Sunday, February 19, 1956

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.02, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Charles E. Gersch has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,427
Across
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Lou Little, for instance. : COACH
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Governing bodies. : BOARDS
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Drag along. : HAUL
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Halt. : STEM
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Earthenware jars: Lat. : OLLAE
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Establish. : ORDAIN
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Wine district of Portugal. : PORTO
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___ way. : THRU
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Comic-strip soldier. : BEETLEBAILEY
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Prior to. : ANTECEDENT
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Symbol of trouble. : HORNETSNEST
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See 102 Across. : DYE
30
Dine. : SUP
31
For shame! : FIE
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Limitation. : STINT
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Mild rebuke. : TUT
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___ Christians, former star. : MADY
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Annual sports event. : SERIES
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Stake. : PALE
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Natives of East Africa. : SOMALIS
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Ranch animal. : STEER
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Mortarboard. : CAP
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Animal. : ELK
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Low point. : NADIR
48
Sound from the cote. : BAA
49
Ocean: Poet. : DEEP
52
Alter, as the Constitution. : AMEND
55
Blackbird. : ANI
57
Type of oven. : OAST
58
Gaelic. : ERSE
60
Retainer. : FEE
61
Hold back. : RETARD
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Embrace. : INARM
65
Moslem title. : AGA
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Halloos. : YELLS
68
Punishment visited upon Egypt: Exodus 8. : PLAGUEOFFLIES
71
Flaw in an invention: Colloq. : BUG
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Rendezvous. : TRYST
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Is the trouble with. : AILS
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Folksy poet. : GUEST
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Huge animals mentioned in Job. : BEHEMOTHS
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___ Vegas. : LAS
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It follows Fri. : SAT
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Entertain. : AMUSE
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Appeal to. : SUE
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A season: Abbr. : SPR
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Feature of a slender figure. : WASPWAIST
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Part of the arm. : WRIST
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River of the Belgian Congo. : UELE
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Start of an anthem. : OHSAY
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Over: Poet. : OER
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"___, and swallow a camel." : STRAINATAGNAT
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Famous diarist. : PEPYS
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Printers' necessity. : INK
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Acid-base indicator. : EOSIN
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Midwest football team. : ILLINI
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"Unaccustomed ___ am . . . " : ASI
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Certainly not! : OHNO
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Sailors. : TARS
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One of 96: Abbr. : SEN
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Harrison, ___, Polk. : TYLER
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Certain trains: Abbr. : LTDS
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Lawyer: Abhr. : ATT
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Man's nickname. : ALFIE
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Church title: Abbr. : REV
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Almost due east. : ESE
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Countesses' husbands. : EARLS
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Four-stringed instrument. : UKULELE
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Request. : WISH
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Beauty ___. : PARLOR
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Depend upon. : RELY
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Statistical figure: Abbr. : AVG
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Capital of a divided country. : SEOUL
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Utmost effort: Colloq. : ALL
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Out: Scot. : OOT
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2,350,281 girls. : GSA
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School competition. : SPELLINGBEE
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Famous Parisian shopping center. : FLEAMARKET
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Small naval craft. : MOSQUITOBOAT
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Barrels. : KEGS
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Mussolini's son-in-law. : CIANO
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Natives of Fox Island. : ALEUTS
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Seize: Arch. : REAVE
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Greek mountain. : OSSA
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Knuckleballer Wilhelm. : HOYT
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Most comprehensive. : WIDEST
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Pays up. : ANTES
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Port on Great Island. : COBH
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Grocery items. : OLEOS
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Nimble. : ALERT
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Relative of mint. : CATNIP
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Western capital. : HELENA
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Hair-dos. : BOBS
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Praying figure. : ORANT
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Farewells. : ADIEUS
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Actress Vera. : RALSTON
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Japanese parliament. : DIET
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Bend in timber. : SNY
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Darlings. : HONEYS
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Comical Carney. : ART
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Utah was named for them. : UTES
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Spikelets, in botany. : LOCUSTAS
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Ministerial degree. : STD
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Friml opus. : THEFIREFLY
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"Sixteen Tons" singer. : ERNIE
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Sourdines. : MUTES
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A rich find: Colloq. : PAYDIRT
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Endeavor: Scot. : ETTLE
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Between a foil and a saber. : EPEE
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Examples of surrealism. : DALIS
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Role Mary Martin yearns to play. : MADAMEBUTTERFLY
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___ Desert, the Nefud. : RED
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Guidonian creation. : ELA
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Polynesian. : MAORI
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City on the Ebro. : SARAGOSSA
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Pertaining to 89 Across. : CARPAL
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Menotti heroine. : AMELIA
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Rays. : PETALS
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Item of tableware. : KNIFE
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Moslem princess. : BEGUM
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Seafood delicacy. : EELS
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Bothersome insect. : PEST
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Ponies. : NAGS
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Actress Joanne. : DRU
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Verb forms: Abbr. : INFS
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Actor William. : EYTHE
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Painter of dancers. : DEGAS
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Siberian mountain range. : ALTAI
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Producer Burrows. : ABE
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Vocalized pauses. : ERS
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Scores more than. : OUTPOINTS
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His: French. : SES
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"___ a good man . . . " : HEWAS
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For all: Mus. : TUTTI
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Dictum: Colloq. : SAYSO
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Manuscripts: Abbr. : MSS
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Of old age. : SENILE
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Carpentry tools. : PLANES
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Move back. : RETIRE
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Manner. : WAY
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"If you tickle us, do ___ laugh?"—Shylock. : WENOT
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State: Abbr. : ARK
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Danish-American philanthropist. : RIIS
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The ___ man. : INNER
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Disagreeable: Colloq. : UGLY
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Gem. : OPAL
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Bidding: Arch. : HEST
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Descriptive term for a gangling person. : SPIDERLEGS
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Girl in an old song. : ROSIE
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High: Mus. : ALT
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Well-known movie producer. : HALROACH
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___ task (scolds). : TAKESTO
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Part of a bird's wing: Zool. : ALULA
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Renovated. : NEW
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___ soda. : SAL
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Slipped by. : ELAPSED
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Friendly chat. : VISIT
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Breathing space. : ROOM
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Pressing. : URGENT
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Pont-l'___, town in Normandy. : EVEQUE
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Lady of Spain. : SENORA
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English scientist and writer. : HOGBEN
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Andy of the Braves. : PAFKO
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Part of a German slogan. : ALLES
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Overstuffs. : GLUTS
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Submarine. : UBOAT
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A soldier's dream. : LEAVE
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Three of a kind. : TRIO
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Operatic pieces. : SOLI
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Enumerate. : LIST
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Summers: Fr. : ETES
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Deep ___ well. : ASA
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Capt. Queeg's interjection. : KAY
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Gullet. : MAW

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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