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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Friday, February 22, 1963

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Charles E. Gersch has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Puzzle and solution in paper completely wrong. Solution was to 2/21/63 puzzle, and puzzle was the 2/8/63 puzzle.

The book from which this puzzle came presented the puzzles in mostly sequential order, and this one was sandwiched in between the ones that actually ran in the paper on days preceding and following 2/22/63. There was no record of this puzzle anywhere in the PDFs or the PSPP records, so this puzzle by Charles E. Gersch was almost certainly published on that date.

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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,960
Across
1. Jots. : ACES
5. ___ one's fences. : MEND
9. James Baldwin's forte. : ESSAY
14. Rodgers and Hart musical. : BYJUPITER
16. Permission. : LEAVE
17. Not of this world. : UNEARTHLY
18. Morning song: Poet. : MATIN
19. Thus. : SIC
20. Gangland threat. : ORELSE
22. Rumple. : MUSS
23. Outer: Prefix. : ECTO
25. English isle. : ELY
26. Maple genus. : ACER
28. Library treasures. : MSS
30. Ancient Irish lake dwelling. : CRANNOG
33. Entertainer. : COMIC
36. Footrest. : STOOL
38. Feminine suffix. : INE
39. 1943 divertissement. : ONETOUCHOFVENUS
42. Norse war god. : TYR
43. Ordinary. : USUAL
44. Latin phrase, usually abbreviated. : IDEST
45. On the edge of one's seat, so to speak. : EXCITED
47. Babylonian sky god. : ANU
48. Sputnik land. : USSR
49. Fellow, good or bad. : EGG
51. Cut of meat. : CHOP
55. Philippine Moslem. : MORO
57. F-86 jets. : SABRES
60. State: Abbr. : ALA
61. ___ a minute. : AMILE
63. Popular song. : MOONRIVER
65. Railways: Colloq. : ROADS
66. Cousin of Croesus. : PLUTOCRAT
67. Cobblers' concerns. : SOLES
68. Tastes. : SIPS
69. Counting-out word. : EENY
Down
1. Treat without fairness. : ABUSE
2. Believer in the worst. : CYNIC
3. Throw out. : EJECT
4. ___ sponte (of his own will): Lat. : SUA
5. Certain headgear. : MITRES
6. Merman. : ETHEL
7. Nice ___ (prude). : NELLY
8. Teetotalers. : DRYS
9. Tree. : ELM
10. Conrad characters. : SEAMEN
11. Gloomy. : SATURNINE
12. Rara ___. : AVIS
13. Deep desires: Colloq. : YENS
15. Favoring. : PRO
21. ___ corn. : EAROF
24. Leave out. : OMIT
27. Presidential middle name. : CALVIN
29. Treats with ridicule. : SCOUTS
30. Composed. : COOL
31. Task. : ONUS
32. Deed or exploit. : GEST
33. Sheltering structure. : COTE
34. Variety of quartz. : ONYX
35. Volatile. : MERCURIAL
36. Glide swiftly. : SCUD
37. Thou: Dial. : THA
40. Employers. : USERS
41. Schooling: Abbr. : EDUC
46. Opera role. : ISOLDE
47. Actors' helpers. : AGENTS
49. "Christ Stopped at ___." : EBOLI
50. Collection. : GROUP
52. French seaport. : HAVRE
53. Town in New York. : OLEAN
54. Festivity. : PARTY
55. Small planet. : MARS
56. Melville novel. : OMOO
58. Electrical units: Abbr. : AMPS
59. "Met" sign. : SRO
62. Letter. : ESS
64. Sometime road surface. : ICE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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