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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Friday, February 22, 1963

37-Down : Thou: Dial.

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 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 17 Shortz Era crosswords 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
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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
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Morning song: Poet. : MATIN
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Thus. : SIC
20
Gangland threat. : ORELSE
22
Rumple. : MUSS
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Town in New York. : OLEAN
54
Festivity. : PARTY
55
Small planet. : MARS
56
Melville novel. : OMOO
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Electrical units: Abbr. : AMPS
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"Met" sign. : SRO
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Letter. : ESS
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Sometime road surface. : ICE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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