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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

MEN OF MYSTERY

New York Times, Sunday, February 2, 1958

Author: Charles E. Gersch
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 4.99, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 688 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Charles E. Gersch has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,141
Across Down
1. Role for Ann Southern. : SUSIE
6. Actor Guitry. : SACHA
11. Bend or curve. : SINUS
16. Inclines. : RAMPS
21. Oriental sleuth. : CHARLIECHAN
23. Ridge. : CREST
24. ___ Yale. : ELIHU
25. Dannay-Lee pseudonym. : ELLERYQUEEN
26. Rower. : OARER
27. Indian holy man. : FAKIR
28. ___ C. P. : NAA
29. Hop kiln. : OAST
30. Compass point. : SSW
32. Pygmy antelope. : ORIBI
34. Guidonian note. : ELA
35. Finish. : ENDUP
37. Recede. : EBB
40. Type of hammer. : CLAW
42. Haphazard try. : POTSHOT
44. Mrs. Charles. : NORA
47. Role for Marie Wilson. : IRMA
49. Property. : MONEY
51. Former Army branch: Abbr. : CAV
52. Duplicate copy: Colloq. : STAT
55. Native of Bari. : APULIAN
57. Stain. : BLUR
58. First word of the Aeneid. : ARMA
59. ___ Arden. : TONI
60. Northerners. : YANKEES
61. Newts. : EFTS
62. Makes fail. : DAMNS
64. Stirs up. : ROILS
66. Greek letter. : RHO
67. Very: Fr. : TRES
68. Descendant of Cain. : LAMECH
69. An ocean: Abbr. : ATL
70. Sharp: Colloq. : CUTE
72. Suffixes meaning carriers. : PHERS
75. ___ José. : SAN
76. Spanish king. : REY
77. Ray Chandler's detective. : PHILIPMARLOWE
80. Fur. : RACOON
83. Ago: Scot. : SYNE
84. Belgian solver of crimes. : HERCULEPOIROT
86. Give off. : EMIT
90. List. : AGENDA
92. Jerry and Pamela. : MRANDMRSNORTH
94. Measure of speed: Abbr. : FPM
97. Final: Abbr. : ULT
98. Kind of feudal lord. : MESNE
99. Auxiliary verb. : BEEN
100. Month: Abbr. : MAR
101. Rented. : LEASED
103. Slayer of Castor. : IDAS
105. Type of resin. : LAC
106. Undivided. : WHOLE
108. Iris plant. : ORRIS
109. Narrow reef. : SPIT
110. College group. : SEMINAR
114. 1776 patriot. : OTIS
115. Thoroughfares: Abbr. : RTES
116. Polish-American author. : ASCH
117. Monday's job. : LAUNDRY
118. Genesis name. : NOAH
119. Puppy's bark. : YIP
120. Obscuring conditions. : SMOKE
121. The Gardner. : ERLE
122. Action. : DEED
124. Certain membranes. : AMNIONS
126. Stratagem. : TRAP
128. Age. : ERA
130. December songs. : NOELS
134. "Mighty ___ a Rose." : LAK
135. Jet's trail. : VAPOR
137. School group. : PTA
139. Portico. : STOA
142. Shelter. : LEE
143. Variety of orange. : OSAGE
145. Cab of the Near East. : ARABA
147. Chesterton's unique detective. : FATHERBROWN
151. Member of verbal trio. : HONOR
152. Scenery. : DECOR
153. Leblanc's picaresque hero. : ARSENELUPIN
154. Concerning. : ANENT
155. Where Memphis is. : EGYPT
156. H. C. Bentley's detective. : TRENT
157. Ancient city in Syria. : EMESA
1. ___ of the crime. : SCENE
2. Lancer. : UHLAN
3. Mixed greens. : SALAD
4. Dudgeon. : IRE
5. Comedian's term for a cigar. : ELROPO
6. Certain books: Abbr. : SEQS
7. Sharp. : ACUTE
8. Who: Ital. : CHE
9. Scottish verb. : HAE
10. Miss Blyth and others. : ANNS
11. Make a face. : SCOWL
12. David's aide. : IRA
13. Stout's creation. : NEROWOLFE
14. Employer. : USER
15. Tapering paint brushes. : STRIPERS
16. Make ready for use again. : REFIT
17. ___ Newburg. : ALA
18. Spillane's hard-boiled hero. : MIKEHAMMER
19. Van Dine's creation. : PHILOVANCE
20. City of Bombay. : SURAT
22. Oriental nurse: Var. : IYA
31. Glances over. : SCANS
33. Expression of surprise. : BOY
36. To the point that. : UNTIL
38. Nat Hiken creation. : BILKO
39. Cheese. : BRIE
41. Yellow hues. : AMBERS
43. Get out! : SCRAM
45. Skate. : RAY
46. Dwelling. : APARTMENT
48. Winnie ___. : MAE
50. Sundae garnish. : NUTS
52. Boot loops. : STRAPS
53. Describing a wide grin. : TOOTHY
54. Dyestuff. : ANILIN
56. ___ of (unprecedented). : UNHEARD
58. "Bell town" in Italy. : ADANO
63. Retiring. : SHY
65. Course of study: Abbr. : SCI
67. Boring tool. : TREPAN
68. Founder of Taoism. : LAOTSE
71. Maintained. : UPHELD
72. More than one: Abbr. : PLU
73. Mrs. Hudson's boarder. : HOLMES
74. Pitchers. : EWERS
75. Stadium purchase. : SCORECARD
78. Meadow. : LEA
79. Tall building in N. Y. C. : RCA
80. Free from. : RID
81. Brassard. : ARMBAND
82. New: Comb. form. : NEO
85. See 106 Across. : ONE
87. Marquand's sleuth. : MRMOTO
88. Where Livorno is. : ITALIA
89. Toss about. : THRESH
91. Think. : GUESS
93. Compass point. : NNW
94. Ziegfeld. : FLO
95. Man of many cases. : PERRYMASON
96. Private eye of radio. : MARTINKANE
98. Cotton ___. : MATHER
102. Basso at the Met. : SIEPI
103. ___ facto. : IPSO
104. Tec in the comics. : DICKTRACY
105. Ship. : LINER
107. Island of Japan: Var. : HONDO
109. Hammett's protagonist. : SAMSPADE
110. Napped. : SLEPT
111. Attention. : EAR
112. Small tractor. : MULE
113. Bread. : RYE
120. Scottish precipitation. : SNA
123. Empower. : ENABLE
124. Love, in Hawaii. : ALOHA
125. Public. : OVERT
127. To one side. : APART
129. Very pale. : ASHEN
131. Abscond. : ELOPE
132. Nobel Prize novelist. : LEWIS
133. Aromatic herb. : SENNA
136. State: Abbr. : OREG
138. ___ chance. : AFAT
140. Pavilion. : TENT
141. Stibnite. : ORE
144. Suffix in geometric figures. : GON
146. Hit: Slang. : BOP
148. Timetable abbreviation. : ARR
149. Part of Chinese name. : TSE
150. Card game. : RUM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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