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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Saturday, March 17, 1990

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Charles E. Gersch has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,739
Across
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Jack-in-the-pulpit or calla : AROID
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Czech river : OHRE
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Recedes : EBBS
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Og of "Finian's Rainbow," e.g. : LEPRECHAUN
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Rose Murphy, e.g. : ROLE
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"When Irish Eyes ___" : ARESMILING
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Month after Nisan : IYAR
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Part of un édifice : MUR
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Bakery workers : ICERS
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Like most films on cable : UNCUT
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He owned "Dem Bums" : OMALLEY
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Wells's partner : FARGO
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"___ Know," song from "Guys and Dolls" : ILL
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Imply by extension : CONNOTE
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Dublin's river : LIFFEY
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Kemp's Dept. : HUD
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Flashlight need, for short : BTRY
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Works diligently : PLIES
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"Buck Rogers" actor Gerard : GIL
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Tide of events : TREND
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Chinese: Prefix : SINO
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"___ Joey," Sinatra film : PAL
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Sunglasses, slangily : SHADES
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N.H., Ill. or N.C. town : ENFIELD
43
Beer barrel : KEG
44
One of the dryads : ERATO
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Discovered : SIGHTED
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Israeli statesman : BEGIN
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Part of an opera : SCENA
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"It's not eggs till it's ___" : OVA
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Wings for 49 Across? : ELAL
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Start of a popular Irish ballad : OHDANNYBOY
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IX : NINE
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Slightly yellowish color : KELLYGREEN
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Like 23 Down : EASY
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Sale-tag legend : ASIS
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Verbal authority : SAYSO
Down
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Texas shrine : ALAMO
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"De ___ Natura," Lucretian opus : RERUM
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Barry McCauley's forte : OPERA
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Bur. busy in April : IRS
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Agnes and Cecil : DEMILLES
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Town in W. Va. : OHLEY
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Extremely small margin : HAIR
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___ of (collides with) : RUNSFOUL
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Chang's close twin : ENG
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Ancient Irish war cry : ERINGOBRAGH
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Shunned, Irish style : BOYCOTTED
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Blue, in Bonn : BLAU
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Famed muralist : SERT
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Actress Tyson : CICELY
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Vase : URN
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Comfortable existence : LIFEOFRILEY
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Pat ___ Mike jokes : AND
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TV chef : CHILD
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River in Ireland : ERNE
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Stack for a deejay : LPS
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Netman Nastase : ILIE
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"___ Wake": Joyce : FINNEGANS
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Measures larger than ft. : YDS
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Rainy-day wear : GALOSHES
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"Hail, hail, ___ all here!" : THEGANGS
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Irish terrier, e.g. : PET
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___ dip (swim naked) : SKINNY
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Author Fleming : IAN
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Crofts's partner in music : SEALS
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U.S. painter Mark ___: 1890-1976 : TOBEY
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Bacchantes' cries : EVOES
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"A ___ Pigs Would Die," Robert N. Peck novel : DAYNO
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Part of N.B. : BENE
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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Year in the life of St. Patrick : CDLI
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Russian river : OKA
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Sailing gp. : YRA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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