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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Friday, March 17, 1989

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Charles E. Gersch has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,374
Across
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"When Irish ___ Are Smiling" : EYES
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Festive : GALA
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Org. founded in 1920 : ACLU
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Fold-up furniture : MURPHYBED
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Colleen's name : MAEVE
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"Wild" flower of songdom : IRISHROSE
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Fencing stance : APPEL
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Material in T. Williams's roof : TIN
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Some tic-tac-toe winners : OOOS
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Gluck works : OPERAS
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Prepare corn for eating : HUSK
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What plungers go for : BROKE
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It's sometimes last : RESORT
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S.F. tourist attraction : CABLECAR
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Mountaineer's possible response : ECHO
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___ Islands off the Irish coast : ARAN
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Province of China : ANHUI
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Be hot under the collar : BOIL
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Copper-alloy coating : TERNE
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One of the leagues: Abbr. : NATL
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"___ Takes Is Love," 1987 song : ALLIT
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Handle, in old Rome : ANSA
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River of France : EURE
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European capital : BELGRADE
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Down Under metropolis : SYDNEY
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___ Cologne : EAUDE
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Like Swiss cheese : EYEY
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"Liliom" author : MOLNAR
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Penn, etc. : STAS
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Teaching deg. : EDM
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Type of reaction : CHAIN
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Shunned, in a big way : BOYCOTTED
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Ill-at-ease feeling : ANGST
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Five-liners named for an Irish county : LIMERICKS
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Electrical-resistance measures : OHMS
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Faculty functions : TEAS
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"Of ___ I Sing" : THEE
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Give out : EMIT
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Cosmonaut Gagarin : YURI
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Hibernia : ERIN
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U.S.N. policemen : SPS
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Ship's stabilizer : GYROSTAT
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Desi Arnaz autobiography : ABOOK
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Subtraction word : LESS
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Lemon's end : ADE
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Jimmy Dorsey song hit: 1941 : AMAPOLA
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Canaveral, once : CAPEKENNEDY
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Og of "Finian's Rainbow," e.g. : LEPRECHAUN
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Part of the eye : UVEA
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Attack time : HHOUR
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Former Third Ave. trains : ELS
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Sphere : ORB
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Rowdy behavior : HOOLIGANISM
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Marriage announcement : BANNS
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Middle East fiddle : REBAB
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Where an élève studies : ECOLE
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Type of club : SHILLELAGH
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Chili companion : CARNE
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Other, in Oise : AUTRE
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Man with an easy life : RILEY
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Aptly named novelist : READE
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Old radio show, with "The" : EASYACES
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Young AWOL's of a sort : TRUANTS
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Sea between It. and Yugo. : ADR
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"Give me a straight ___ no answer!" : YESOR
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Root words : ETYMA
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Entertainment industry initials : MCA
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Reaction of surprise or dismay : OHNO
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Peau de ___ (wedding-dress material) : SOIE
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Do aquatints : ETCH
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Hockey ploy : DEKE
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Warehouse gds. : MDSE
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Diner order, for short : BLT
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___ for tat : TIT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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