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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Tuesday, February 22, 1955

Author:
Charles Gersch
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J X }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Charles E. Gersch has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,065

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Across
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Forbidden. : TABU
5
The adventurous Miss Carberry. : TISH
9
Anthropoids. : APES
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Not round. : OVAL
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Numerical suffix. : PENTA
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Nod. : DOZE
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Celebrity. : NAME
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Greek city. : ARGOS
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Where the Ob flows. : ASIA
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The Rock: Abbr. : GIB
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Crawler. : ANT
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Noun suffix. : ITY
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Man's nickname. : TOM
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M. C. on TV. : ALISTAIRCOOKE
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Mountains of Asia. : ALTAIS
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Geoffrey and John. : KERRS
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Workshops. : ATELIERS
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Describing a trapeze act. : AERIAL
36
Girl's name. : DORA
37
Breaking one of the Commandments. : LYING
39
A greater number. : MORE
40
One of a well-known trio. : ZSAZSA
42
Was next to. : BORDERED
44
Magazine piece. : ESSAY
45
Sacristans care for them. : ALTARS
46
Cause of disaster in 1871. : MRSOLEARYSCOW
51
Finial. : EPI
53
Diogenes' home. : TUB
54
Poetic contraction. : TIS
55
Al Jolson's first name. : ASA
56
Boggy ground. : QUAG
58
Light brown. : SEPIA
60
Norse god. : ODIN
61
Coffee containers. : URNS
62
Have a fitting. : TRYON
63
Ich ___ (I serve): Prince of Wales' motto. : DIEN
64
German girl's name. : ILSA
65
British gun. : STEN
66
Book of the Old Testament. : EZRA
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Group of South Sea islands. : TONGA
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Profit. : AVAIL
3
Felix Salten's hero. : BAMBI
4
Tree yielding caucho. : ULE
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Of the third order. : TERTIARY
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Verbal suffix. : ING
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Impassive ones. : STOICS
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___ do with (is related to). : HASTO
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Political group. : ADA
10
Subsequent. : POSTERIOR
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First name of star of "Fanny." : EZIO
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Thread line. : SEAM
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Short slender cigar. : PANATELA
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Husband of Gudrun. : ATLI
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Part of a dress. : YOKE
25
Dictator in Lisbon. : SALAZAR
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Provoking laughter. : RISIBLE
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Indoor or outdoor fair or carnival. : KERMESS
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Not dense. : RARE
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Toboggan. : SLED
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Cutting tool. : ADZE
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Buffet. : TOSS
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Followers of a Dutch philosopher. : ERASMIANS
35
Pertaining to land. : AGRARIAN
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Memorandum. : NOTATION
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A method: Abbr. : SYST
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Advocates of the 18th Amendment. : DRYS
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Dr. Schweitzer. : ALBERT
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Dispossesses. : OUSTS
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Atlantic port of Spain. : CADIZ
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Willow shoot. : OSIER
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___ bet? : WANNA
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Of the same size: Comb. form. : EQUI
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Inversion of stitches in knitting. : PURL
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Girls' group. : GSA
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English engraver of landscapes. : PYE
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Poem. : ODE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later.

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