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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Wednesday, March 31, 1954

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Charles E. Gersch has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,737
Across
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Middle East resident. : ARAB
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Popular gambling-type card game. : STOPS
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107. : CVII
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Fairly low card. : FOUR
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Variety of three-handed Bridge. : TOWIE
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Make over. : REDO
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Character in Norse myth. : ATLI
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Dutch news agency. : ANETA
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Cleek. : IRON
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Gambling game. : REDDOG
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Popular board game. : SCRABBLE
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Laughing matters. : GAGS
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Comedian Shriner. : HERB
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Predicts. : FORESEES
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Starts a card game. : DEALS
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Top of a suit. : ACE
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One of thirteen. : TRICK
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Open-mouthed in surprise. : AGAPE
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Congressman from New York. : REED
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Slow player. : SNAIL
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Israeli diplomat. : EBAN
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Caravan stopover. : OASIS
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Write down. : ENTER
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Canadian province: Abbr. : ONT
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Certain tides. : NEAPS
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"___ and the Dragonet," popular satirical record. : STGEORGE
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Mickey and family. : MICE
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Sweet potatoes. : YAMS
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Game akin to bezique. : PINOCHLE
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What the deuce is. : LOWEST
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Arabian seaport. : ADEN
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Make cloth. : WEAVE
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Bootlegger's commodity. : ALKY
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Dizzy Dean's famous past tense of "slide." : SLUD
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Pays the pot. : ANTES
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Falsifier. : LIAR
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Defeats a Bridge contract. : SETS
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Moisten with drippings. : BASTE
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Be old-fashioned. : DATE
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From a distance. : AFAR
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Memory-work. : ROTE
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"Should ___ acquaintance be forgot . . . " : AULD
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Game of Levantine or Russian origin. : BRIDGE
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Makes zigzag in arrangement. : STAGGERS
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2,240 lbs. is a long one. : TON
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Is in debt to. : OWES
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Popular card game. : PITCH
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Burned slightly. : SEARED
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Popular card game. : CRIBBAGE
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Play, for instance. : VERB
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Revered one. : IDOL
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Bulwer Lytton heroine. : IONE
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Type of oven. : OAST
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Specified space. : AREA
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Le Havre's river. : SEINE
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Game named for Egyptian king. : FARO
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Spit-in-the-___, a variety of Poker. : OCEAN
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Popular Dodger. : REESE
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Looks over. : SCANS
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Sec. Mitchell's Department. : LABOR
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Right away: Colloq. : SPANG
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The pot, in cards. : KITTY
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Grafted: Heraldry. : ENTE
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A suit. : DIAMONDS
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Jargon of the bar: Colloq. : LEGALESE
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Span's partner. : SPIC
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San ___, resort town in Italy. : REMO
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Former steel magnate. : SCHWAB
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Bridge expert Jacoby. : OSWALD
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Italian girl's name. : ELENA
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Go by. : PASS
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Pointless. : IDLE
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One of the genders: Abbr. : NEUT
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Nibbles. : EATS
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Famous pen name. : ELIA
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Game for three, with 32 cards. : SKAT
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Ancient city. : TYRE
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Experienced person: Colloq. : VET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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