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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
Across Down
1. Factory noises. : HUMS
5. Expression. : VOICE
10. Cookbook direction. : STIR
14. Old word for dill. : ANET
15. Examine the books. : AUDIT
16. Homer's musical instrument. : LYRE
17. Office machine. : MIMEOGRAPH
19. Zoo attractions. : APES
20. Pit remover. : STONER
21. Outgoing order. : SHIPMENT
23. Type of examination. : ORAL
25. College course: Colloq. : ECO
26. Miler Santee. : WES
27. Standard. : FLAG
30. Story-teller. : NARRATOR
33. Adm. Strauss' group. : AEC
34. Village in France. : STLO
35. Bill of ___. : LADING
38. Papier-___. : MACHE
40. Sailor's "yes." : AYE
42. Form of 22 Down. : TATER
43. First word of New Year's Eve song. : SHOULD
45. Field: Comb. form. : AGRO
47. Rather than. : ERE
48. Be at the base of. : UNDERLIE
50. Forehead. : BROW
51. It follows Sun. : MON
53. Initials of a British decoration. : OBE
54. Time spent in a place. : STAY
56. Rough calculation. : ESTIMATE
59. Food made from fermented milk. : YOGURT
63. Look over. : SCAN
64. They now come in colors. : TELEPHONES
66. Sherman or Patton. : TANK
67. Follow logically. : ENSUE
68. One of a famous trio of ships. : NINA
69. Part of many college degrees. : ARTS
70. Insignia. : STARS
71. At any time. : EVER
1. Smoked meats. : HAMS
2. Single part. : UNIT
3. Interoffice communiqué. : MEMO
4. Girl with a notebook. : STENOG
5. Moving at random. : VAGRANT
6. Pronoun. : OUR
7. Miss Lupino's namesakes. : IDAS
8. Solve by arithmetic. : CIPHER
9. In keeping with moral laws. : ETHICAL
10. Twelve or thirteen tricks. : SLAM
11. Office machine. : TYPEWRITER
12. Girl's name meaning peace. : IRENE
13. Musical pauses. : RESTS
18. Poetic "over." : OER
22. Maine or Idaho product. : POTATO
24. "___ Lucille," Gershwin musical. : LALA
27. Related groups of people: Abbr. : FAMS
28. Laban's daughter. : LEAH
29. Essential business employe. : ACCOUNTANT
31. Shade of blue. : ROYAL
32. Harem room. : ODA
34. Hardly ever. : SELDOM
36. Emperor Claudius' successor. : NERO
37. Former U. S. Ambassador to Japan. : GREW
39. Attila, for example. : HUN
41. Sponsorship. : EGIS
44. Indulges in forensics. : DEBATES
46. Uses 11 Down again. : RETYPES
49. Capacity for remembering. : RETENT
50. Past. : BYGONE
51. Famed Washington hostess. : MESTA
52. Pianist Levant. : OSCAR
55. Irish-American fraternal society. : AOH
57. The red and the black. : INKS
58. Mme. Schiaparelli. : ELSA
60. Columbia, for instance: Abbr. : UNIV
61. M. Coty. : RENE
62. Relative of a tycoon. : TSAR
65. 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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