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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

WORDS ON PARADE

New York Times, Sunday, March 8, 1959

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 687 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Charles E. Gersch has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,523
Across
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Realities. : FACTS
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Actor Paul. : MUNI
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NL champions. : BRAVES
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Steel beam. : IBAR
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Expect. : AWAIT
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Evil: Ger. : UBEL
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Former Hungarian actor. : LUGOSI
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Imparts. : GIVES
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Riotous affair. : DONNYBROOK
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Spud prepared a certain way. : OBRIENPOTATO
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Double-ripper. : SLED
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River bordering Brazil. : APA
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Jackal-headed god. : ANUBIS
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___ gas. : NATURAL
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Playing cards. : EIGHTS
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A ___ Able. : ASIN
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Continent: Abbr. : AFR
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Repair. : MEND
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Smooth talk. : BLARNEY
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Bindings. : TAPES
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Sever. : CLEAVE
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Tiny: Dial. : LIL
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Author Moravia. : ALBERTO
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Rowdy behavior. : HOOLIGANISM
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Where Bountiful is. : UTAH
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The fair ___. : SEX
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Crowd around. : MOB
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Uprights. : PIANOS
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Excessively. : TOO
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Legendary twin. : REMUS
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State: Abbr. : DEL
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___ things! : OFALL
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Relative. : NEPHEW
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Shoe. : BROGUE
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Former Queen. : SORAYA
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Coin of Peru. : SOL
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Trim closely. : SHAVE
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Certain paintings. : OILS
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Political get-togetheer. : CAUCUS
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Cashew. : NUT
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Refrigerant. : ICER
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Hebrew letter. : MEM
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Skeptic's expression. : TELLITTOSWEENEY
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___ gratia artis. : ARS
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Golf club. : IRON
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Avril, ___, Juin. : MAI
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Describing T. Williams' "roof." : HOTTIN
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Part of Ovid's name. : NASO
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Busybody. : SNOOP
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2100. : MMC
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Star in Draco. : ETAMIN
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Scene in "Ten Commandments." : REDSEA
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Capital of ancient Lydia. : SARDIS
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___ Cologne. : EAUDE
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Flounder. : DAB
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Annoys: Colloq. : RILES
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Up: Prefix. : ANO
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Type of fruit. : CITRUS
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U. N. name. : DAG
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___ de plume. : NOM
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Bark of an oak tree. : CORK
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Bed of roses. : LIFEOFRILEY
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Used an atomizer. : SPRAYED
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Even score. : TIE
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Onslaught. : ATTACK
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Early sword. : ESTOC
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Was amused. : LAUGHED
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Maple genus. : ACER
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Cuttlefish's product. : INK
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Friend of Pompey. : CATO
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Exact satisfaction for. : AVENGE
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Boring tools. : TREPANS
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Global area. : EUROPE
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Body of land: Abbr. : ISL
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Choir member. : ALTO
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Hobo's menu. : MULLIGANSTEW
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Color. : KELLYGREEN
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French scent. : ODEUR
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Term in trigonometry. : COSINE
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She: Span. : ELLA
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Type of show. : REVUE
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Irritable. : EDGY
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General directions. : TRENDS
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Set aslant. : SKEW
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Works on galleys. : EDITS
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Ephemeral customs. : FADS
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Military truant. : AWOL
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Source of sugar. : CANE
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Flint's companion. : TINDER
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Barnyard home. : STY
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Piece of furniture. : MURPHYBED
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Sub. : UBOAT
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Recent: Comb. form. : NEO
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Each: Scot. : ILKA
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Middy. : BLOUSE
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Nonsense. : RUBBISH
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Smiling. : AGRIN
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Je ___ (I see): Fr. : VOIS
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Compass point. : ESE
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It means "we ourselves." : SINNFEIN
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"___ Plenty of Nuttin'." : IGOT
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Mineral asphalt. : BITUMEN
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"L'___," Molière play. : AVARE
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Process leather again. : RETAN
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Traded. : SOLD
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Hard rolls. : BAGELS
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Ideal. : PARAGON
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Nothing doing: Brit. slang. : NAPOO
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___ nutshell. : INA
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Ship: Abbr. : STR
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Early Berlin song. : ALLALONE
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Publisher's ad. : BLURB
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Metric quart. : LITER
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Poplar. : ALAMO
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Pressure unit in physics: Abbr. : ATM
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Twists. : COILS
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Jardinieres. : VASES
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Crosses out. : EXES
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Wartime agency. : OPA
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Ionian island. : ITHACA
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In any time. : SOEVER
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Reapers. : MOWERS
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Famous 19th-century figure. : HUGO
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Refused to deal with. : BOYCOTTED
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Fit. : SUIT
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Geometric paths. : LOCI
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Wife of Constantine the Great. : FAUSTA
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Greek letter. : PHI
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Type of school: Abbr. : ELEM
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The "man in the gray flannel suit." : RATH
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Went by car: Colloq. : AUTOED
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Sally ___ (tea cake). : LUNN
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Banging noise. : SLAM
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Take a dip. : SWIM
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Wrench. : TEAR
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Prayer book. : MISSAL
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Opera of 1844. : ERNANI
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"The ___ Venice." : MOOROF
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Type of poem. : LIMERICK
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Oklahoma city. : ENID
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Flanders river. : YSER
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Land of ___. : NOD
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Of a poetic form. : ODIC
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Loop of a lace edging. : PICOT
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Stop up crevices. : CAULK
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Novel of 1880. : NANA
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Tree-dwelling mammal. : SLOTH
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Ghostly. : EERIE
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Invited. : ASKED
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Examining minutely. : SIFTING
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Function. : USE
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Basic concept in physics. : BOYLESLAW
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Negotiate. : TRANSACT
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Come to ___ (halt). : ASTOP
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Government building: Abbr. : GPO
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Stingily. : MEANLY
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Radio addendum. : EARPLUG
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Of the latter part of December. : YEAREND
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Sarnoff's corp. : RCA
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Excavated. : DUG
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Kin of the Beechers. : STOWES
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Equipped. : GEARED
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Vapor: Comb. form. : ATMO
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Unrefined. : CRUDE
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Fished for congers. : EELED
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Interrupt. : CUTIN
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Town: Fr. : VILLE
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Light and gay. : AIRY
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Latin infinitive. : ESSE
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___ out. : EKES
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Italian author. : LEVI
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German: Abbr. : TEUT
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Individuals. : ONES
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And not. : NOR
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Shoe leather. : ELK
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Liking: Fr. : GRE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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