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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 Down
1. Realities. : FACTS
6. Actor Paul. : MUNI
10. NL champions. : BRAVES
16. Steel beam. : IBAR
20. Expect. : AWAIT
21. Evil: Ger. : UBEL
22. Former Hungarian actor. : LUGOSI
23. Imparts. : GIVES
25. Riotous affair. : DONNYBROOK
27. Spud prepared a certain way. : OBRIENPOTATO
29. Double-ripper. : SLED
30. River bordering Brazil. : APA
31. Jackal-headed god. : ANUBIS
33. ___ gas. : NATURAL
34. Playing cards. : EIGHTS
37. A ___ Able. : ASIN
38. Continent: Abbr. : AFR
39. Repair. : MEND
40. Smooth talk. : BLARNEY
43. Bindings. : TAPES
45. Sever. : CLEAVE
47. Tiny: Dial. : LIL
48. Author Moravia. : ALBERTO
50. Rowdy behavior. : HOOLIGANISM
55. Where Bountiful is. : UTAH
57. The fair ___. : SEX
58. Crowd around. : MOB
60. Uprights. : PIANOS
61. Excessively. : TOO
62. Legendary twin. : REMUS
64. State: Abbr. : DEL
66. ___ things! : OFALL
68. Relative. : NEPHEW
70. Shoe. : BROGUE
72. Former Queen. : SORAYA
75. Coin of Peru. : SOL
77. Trim closely. : SHAVE
78. Certain paintings. : OILS
80. Political get-togetheer. : CAUCUS
82. Cashew. : NUT
84. Refrigerant. : ICER
85. Hebrew letter. : MEM
88. Skeptic's expression. : TELLITTOSWEENEY
92. ___ gratia artis. : ARS
93. Golf club. : IRON
95. Avril, ___, Juin. : MAI
96. Describing T. Williams' "roof." : HOTTIN
97. Part of Ovid's name. : NASO
99. Busybody. : SNOOP
101. 2100. : MMC
103. Star in Draco. : ETAMIN
105. Scene in "Ten Commandments." : REDSEA
109. Capital of ancient Lydia. : SARDIS
111. ___ Cologne. : EAUDE
113. Flounder. : DAB
115. Annoys: Colloq. : RILES
116. Up: Prefix. : ANO
117. Type of fruit. : CITRUS
119. U. N. name. : DAG
122. ___ de plume. : NOM
124. Bark of an oak tree. : CORK
125. Bed of roses. : LIFEOFRILEY
128. Used an atomizer. : SPRAYED
131. Even score. : TIE
132. Onslaught. : ATTACK
133. Early sword. : ESTOC
135. Was amused. : LAUGHED
137. Maple genus. : ACER
140. Cuttlefish's product. : INK
141. Friend of Pompey. : CATO
142. Exact satisfaction for. : AVENGE
144. Boring tools. : TREPANS
146. Global area. : EUROPE
148. Body of land: Abbr. : ISL
149. Choir member. : ALTO
153. Hobo's menu. : MULLIGANSTEW
155. Color. : KELLYGREEN
158. French scent. : ODEUR
159. Term in trigonometry. : COSINE
160. She: Span. : ELLA
161. Type of show. : REVUE
162. Irritable. : EDGY
163. General directions. : TRENDS
164. Set aslant. : SKEW
165. Works on galleys. : EDITS
1. Ephemeral customs. : FADS
2. Military truant. : AWOL
3. Source of sugar. : CANE
4. Flint's companion. : TINDER
5. Barnyard home. : STY
6. Piece of furniture. : MURPHYBED
7. Sub. : UBOAT
8. Recent: Comb. form. : NEO
9. Each: Scot. : ILKA
10. Middy. : BLOUSE
11. Nonsense. : RUBBISH
12. Smiling. : AGRIN
13. Je ___ (I see): Fr. : VOIS
14. Compass point. : ESE
15. It means "we ourselves." : SINNFEIN
16. "___ Plenty of Nuttin'." : IGOT
17. Mineral asphalt. : BITUMEN
18. "L'___," Molière play. : AVARE
19. Process leather again. : RETAN
24. Traded. : SOLD
26. Hard rolls. : BAGELS
28. Ideal. : PARAGON
32. Nothing doing: Brit. slang. : NAPOO
35. ___ nutshell. : INA
36. Ship: Abbr. : STR
38. Early Berlin song. : ALLALONE
40. Publisher's ad. : BLURB
41. Metric quart. : LITER
42. Poplar. : ALAMO
44. Pressure unit in physics: Abbr. : ATM
45. Twists. : COILS
46. Jardinieres. : VASES
49. Crosses out. : EXES
51. Wartime agency. : OPA
52. Ionian island. : ITHACA
53. In any time. : SOEVER
54. Reapers. : MOWERS
56. Famous 19th-century figure. : HUGO
59. Refused to deal with. : BOYCOTTED
63. Fit. : SUIT
65. Geometric paths. : LOCI
67. Wife of Constantine the Great. : FAUSTA
69. Greek letter. : PHI
71. Type of school: Abbr. : ELEM
73. The "man in the gray flannel suit." : RATH
74. Went by car: Colloq. : AUTOED
76. Sally ___ (tea cake). : LUNN
79. Banging noise. : SLAM
81. Take a dip. : SWIM
83. Wrench. : TEAR
85. Prayer book. : MISSAL
86. Opera of 1844. : ERNANI
87. "The ___ Venice." : MOOROF
89. Type of poem. : LIMERICK
90. Oklahoma city. : ENID
91. Flanders river. : YSER
94. Land of ___. : NOD
98. Of a poetic form. : ODIC
100. Loop of a lace edging. : PICOT
102. Stop up crevices. : CAULK
104. Novel of 1880. : NANA
106. Tree-dwelling mammal. : SLOTH
107. Ghostly. : EERIE
108. Invited. : ASKED
110. Examining minutely. : SIFTING
112. Function. : USE
114. Basic concept in physics. : BOYLESLAW
118. Negotiate. : TRANSACT
120. Come to ___ (halt). : ASTOP
121. Government building: Abbr. : GPO
123. Stingily. : MEANLY
126. Radio addendum. : EARPLUG
127. Of the latter part of December. : YEAREND
129. Sarnoff's corp. : RCA
130. Excavated. : DUG
134. Kin of the Beechers. : STOWES
136. Equipped. : GEARED
137. Vapor: Comb. form. : ATMO
138. Unrefined. : CRUDE
139. Fished for congers. : EELED
141. Interrupt. : CUTIN
143. Town: Fr. : VILLE
145. Light and gay. : AIRY
146. Latin infinitive. : ESSE
147. ___ out. : EKES
150. Italian author. : LEVI
151. German: Abbr. : TEUT
152. Individuals. : ONES
154. And not. : NOR
156. Shoe leather. : ELK
157. Liking: Fr. : GRE

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