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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 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,141
Across
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Role for Ann Southern. : SUSIE
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Actor Guitry. : SACHA
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Bend or curve. : SINUS
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Inclines. : RAMPS
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Oriental sleuth. : CHARLIECHAN
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Ridge. : CREST
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___ Yale. : ELIHU
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Dannay-Lee pseudonym. : ELLERYQUEEN
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Rower. : OARER
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Indian holy man. : FAKIR
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___ C. P. : NAA
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Hop kiln. : OAST
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Compass point. : SSW
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Pygmy antelope. : ORIBI
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Guidonian note. : ELA
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Finish. : ENDUP
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Recede. : EBB
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Type of hammer. : CLAW
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Haphazard try. : POTSHOT
44
Mrs. Charles. : NORA
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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
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Makes fail. : DAMNS
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Stirs up. : ROILS
66
Greek letter. : RHO
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Very: Fr. : TRES
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Descendant of Cain. : LAMECH
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An ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Sharp: Colloq. : CUTE
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Suffixes meaning carriers. : PHERS
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___ José. : SAN
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Spanish king. : REY
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Ray Chandler's detective. : PHILIPMARLOWE
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Fur. : RACOON
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Ago: Scot. : SYNE
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Belgian solver of crimes. : HERCULEPOIROT
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Give off. : EMIT
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List. : AGENDA
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Jerry and Pamela. : MRANDMRSNORTH
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Measure of speed: Abbr. : FPM
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Final: Abbr. : ULT
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Kind of feudal lord. : MESNE
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Auxiliary verb. : BEEN
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Month: Abbr. : MAR
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Rented. : LEASED
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Slayer of Castor. : IDAS
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Type of resin. : LAC
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Undivided. : WHOLE
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Iris plant. : ORRIS
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Narrow reef. : SPIT
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College group. : SEMINAR
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1776 patriot. : OTIS
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Thoroughfares: Abbr. : RTES
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Polish-American author. : ASCH
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Monday's job. : LAUNDRY
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Genesis name. : NOAH
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Puppy's bark. : YIP
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Obscuring conditions. : SMOKE
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The Gardner. : ERLE
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Action. : DEED
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Certain membranes. : AMNIONS
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Stratagem. : TRAP
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Age. : ERA
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December songs. : NOELS
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"Mighty ___ a Rose." : LAK
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Jet's trail. : VAPOR
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School group. : PTA
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Portico. : STOA
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Shelter. : LEE
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Variety of orange. : OSAGE
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Cab of the Near East. : ARABA
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Chesterton's unique detective. : FATHERBROWN
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Member of verbal trio. : HONOR
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Scenery. : DECOR
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Leblanc's picaresque hero. : ARSENELUPIN
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Concerning. : ANENT
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Where Memphis is. : EGYPT
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H. C. Bentley's detective. : TRENT
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Ancient city in Syria. : EMESA
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___ of the crime. : SCENE
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Lancer. : UHLAN
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Mixed greens. : SALAD
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Dudgeon. : IRE
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Comedian's term for a cigar. : ELROPO
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Certain books: Abbr. : SEQS
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Sharp. : ACUTE
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Who: Ital. : CHE
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Scottish verb. : HAE
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Miss Blyth and others. : ANNS
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Make a face. : SCOWL
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David's aide. : IRA
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Stout's creation. : NEROWOLFE
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Employer. : USER
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Tapering paint brushes. : STRIPERS
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Make ready for use again. : REFIT
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___ Newburg. : ALA
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Spillane's hard-boiled hero. : MIKEHAMMER
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Van Dine's creation. : PHILOVANCE
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City of Bombay. : SURAT
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Oriental nurse: Var. : IYA
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Glances over. : SCANS
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Expression of surprise. : BOY
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To the point that. : UNTIL
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Nat Hiken creation. : BILKO
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Cheese. : BRIE
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Yellow hues. : AMBERS
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Get out! : SCRAM
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Skate. : RAY
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Dwelling. : APARTMENT
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Winnie ___. : MAE
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Sundae garnish. : NUTS
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Boot loops. : STRAPS
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Describing a wide grin. : TOOTHY
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Dyestuff. : ANILIN
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___ of (unprecedented). : UNHEARD
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"Bell town" in Italy. : ADANO
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Retiring. : SHY
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Course of study: Abbr. : SCI
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Boring tool. : TREPAN
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Founder of Taoism. : LAOTSE
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Maintained. : UPHELD
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More than one: Abbr. : PLU
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Mrs. Hudson's boarder. : HOLMES
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Pitchers. : EWERS
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Stadium purchase. : SCORECARD
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Meadow. : LEA
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Tall building in N. Y. C. : RCA
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Free from. : RID
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Brassard. : ARMBAND
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New: Comb. form. : NEO
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See 106 Across. : ONE
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Marquand's sleuth. : MRMOTO
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Where Livorno is. : ITALIA
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Toss about. : THRESH
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Think. : GUESS
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Compass point. : NNW
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Ziegfeld. : FLO
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Man of many cases. : PERRYMASON
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Private eye of radio. : MARTINKANE
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Cotton ___. : MATHER
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Basso at the Met. : SIEPI
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___ facto. : IPSO
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Tec in the comics. : DICKTRACY
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Ship. : LINER
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Island of Japan: Var. : HONDO
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Hammett's protagonist. : SAMSPADE
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Napped. : SLEPT
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Attention. : EAR
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Small tractor. : MULE
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Bread. : RYE
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Scottish precipitation. : SNA
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Empower. : ENABLE
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Love, in Hawaii. : ALOHA
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Public. : OVERT
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To one side. : APART
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Very pale. : ASHEN
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Abscond. : ELOPE
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Nobel Prize novelist. : LEWIS
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Aromatic herb. : SENNA
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State: Abbr. : OREG
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___ chance. : AFAT
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Pavilion. : TENT
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Stibnite. : ORE
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Suffix in geometric figures. : GON
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Hit: Slang. : BOP
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Timetable abbreviation. : ARR
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Part of Chinese name. : TSE
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Card game. : RUM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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