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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Saturday, March 16, 1991

23-Across : Insistence

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Charles E. Gersch has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,103
Across
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First name of 47 Down : BORIS
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Strong Tahitian drinks : AVAS
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"___ along, little dogie" : GIT
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A heavy in "The Maltese Falcon" : GREENSTREET
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Plaintiff in a 1970 case : ROE
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Revolutionary War general : NATHANAELGREENE
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Slow one : SNAIL
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Hindu goddess : KALI
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Mother lode : VEIN
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Confirmation, e.g. : RITE
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Insistence : URGENCY
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Waiting area for TV guests et al. : GREENROOM
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Early Dadaist : ARP
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Schisgal play : LUV
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Long, long times : EONS
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Fall bloomers : ASTERS
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Salt Lake City team : UTES
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Hounds' sounds : YELPS
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Writer Bellow : SAUL
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Pulsates : THROBS
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"Cubic" Rubik : ERNO
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Half of a dance : CHA
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J. Jones heroes : GIS
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Hank : GREENBERG
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Tell a story : NARRATE
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Kilmer subject : TREE
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Dueling sword : EPEE
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Virgil opener : ARMA
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High points : ACMES
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V. Lombardi's team: 1959-68 : GREENBAYPACKERS
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Author Kovic : RON
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"Bonanza" actor : LORNEGREENE
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Switch positions : ONS
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Chaser in a bar : SODA
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Pomme de ___ (potato) : TERRE
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Fiber source : BRAN
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Greek mountain chain : OETA
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Take back a hand : REHIRE
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Arow : INALINE
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Important digits on an I.R.S. form : SSN
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Type of code : AREA
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Calfskin parchment : VELLUM
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Norse sea god : AEGIR
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Riv. boat : STR
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Environmentalist group : GREENPEACE
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Architectural style : IONIC
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Type of bopper : TEENY
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R.E.L., D.D.E. et al. : GNS
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Sign on a giveaway : TAKEONE
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Turns inside out : EVERTS
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Cities in Mich., N.Y. and Ohio : TROYS
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Highway sign : GAS
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Overabundance : GLUT
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Biblical book : RUTH
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Ocotes, sapins, etc. : EVERGREENS
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Famed Canadian physician : OSLER
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Lou Grant portrayer : ASNER
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Essen's area : RUHR
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Cinder : SLAG
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Evening affair : SOIREE
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Record beforehand : PRETAPE
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Beard's org. : BSA
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What 160 square rods add up to : ONEACRE
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Poet ___ Manley Hopkins : GERARD
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A three-time Wimbledon champ : BECKER
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Amazon feeder : NEGRO
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Front part of a stage : APRON
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No-no : TABOO
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Talking bird : MYNA
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Dutch painter Jan van der ___ : MEER
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Irish lake : ERNE
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Dublin-to-Madrid dir. : SSE
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Certain telegrams of yesteryear: Abbr. : NLS
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H'wd. ten-percenter : AGT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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