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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Monday, March 5, 1956

Author:
Charles Gersch
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Charles E. Gersch has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,442

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Across
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Factory noises. : HUMS
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Expression. : VOICE
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Cookbook direction. : STIR
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Old word for dill. : ANET
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Examine the books. : AUDIT
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Homer's musical instrument. : LYRE
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Office machine. : MIMEOGRAPH
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Zoo attractions. : APES
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Pit remover. : STONER
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Outgoing order. : SHIPMENT
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Type of examination. : ORAL
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College course: Colloq. : ECO
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Miler Santee. : WES
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Standard. : FLAG
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Story-teller. : NARRATOR
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Adm. Strauss' group. : AEC
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Village in France. : STLO
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Bill of ___. : LADING
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Papier-___. : MACHE
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Sailor's "yes." : AYE
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Form of 22 Down. : TATER
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First word of New Year's Eve song. : SHOULD
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Field: Comb. form. : AGRO
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Rather than. : ERE
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Be at the base of. : UNDERLIE
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Forehead. : BROW
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It follows Sun. : MON
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Initials of a British decoration. : OBE
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Time spent in a place. : STAY
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Rough calculation. : ESTIMATE
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Food made from fermented milk. : YOGURT
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Look over. : SCAN
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They now come in colors. : TELEPHONES
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Sherman or Patton. : TANK
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Follow logically. : ENSUE
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One of a famous trio of ships. : NINA
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Part of many college degrees. : ARTS
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Insignia. : STARS
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At any time. : EVER
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Smoked meats. : HAMS
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Single part. : UNIT
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Interoffice communiqué. : MEMO
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Girl with a notebook. : STENOG
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Moving at random. : VAGRANT
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Pronoun. : OUR
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Miss Lupino's namesakes. : IDAS
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Solve by arithmetic. : CIPHER
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In keeping with moral laws. : ETHICAL
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Twelve or thirteen tricks. : SLAM
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Office machine. : TYPEWRITER
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Girl's name meaning peace. : IRENE
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Musical pauses. : RESTS
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Poetic "over." : OER
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Maine or Idaho product. : POTATO
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"___ Lucille," Gershwin musical. : LALA
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Related groups of people: Abbr. : FAMS
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Laban's daughter. : LEAH
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Essential business employe. : ACCOUNTANT
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Shade of blue. : ROYAL
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Harem room. : ODA
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Hardly ever. : SELDOM
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Emperor Claudius' successor. : NERO
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Former U. S. Ambassador to Japan. : GREW
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Attila, for example. : HUN
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Sponsorship. : EGIS
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Indulges in forensics. : DEBATES
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Uses 11 Down again. : RETYPES
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Capacity for remembering. : RETENT
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Past. : BYGONE
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Famed Washington hostess. : MESTA
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Pianist Levant. : OSCAR
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Irish-American fraternal society. : AOH
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The red and the black. : INKS
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Mme. Schiaparelli. : ELSA
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Columbia, for instance: Abbr. : UNIV
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M. Coty. : RENE
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Relative of a tycoon. : TSAR
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A continent: Abbr. : EUR

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

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