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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Saturday, March 9, 1963

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { H J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Charles E. Gersch has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,973
Across
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Sharpen in a certain way. : STROP
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Blemish. : SCAR
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Shakespeare's "seven." : AGES
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Lady of lyrics. : LAURA
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British composer. : ARNE
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Of gold color. : GILT
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Great name in the theater. : IBSEN
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Costume for Zero Mostel. : TOGA
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Phrase connotating an estimate. : ORSO
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Hollywood name. : TUESDAYWELD
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College in Brooklyn. : LIU
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Region: Abbr. : TERR
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Hassock, old style. : TUFFET
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Dr. Schweitzer. : ALBERT
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Kitchen gadget. : STONER
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One answer in a type of exam. : FALSE
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Name in lights. : STAR
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Finish line. : WIRE
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Old French coin. : ECU
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Varied. : DIVERSE
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New Year's Eve sound effect. : DIN
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Type of musical instrument. : REED
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Russian river. : NEVA
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To one side. : APART
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Sousa, for one. : MARINE
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Ave. : PRAYER
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German toast. : PROSIT
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City official: abbr. : COMR
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A thousand ages. : EON
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Figure of 50 years ago. : BILLYSUNDAY
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Robert ___ Lincoln. : TODD
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Affirm. : AVER
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Iron: prefix. : FERRO
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Biblical twin. : ESAU
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Stead. : LIEU
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One of the Forsytes. : FLEUR
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Mythical river. : STYX
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Salutation on a formal letter. : SIRS
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Move furtively. : SLINK
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Vent, in tailoring. : SLIT
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Forbidden. : TABU
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Trick. : RUSE
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Greek tragic hero. : ORESTES
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Catered to common tastes. : PANDERED
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Nymph's pursuer. : SATYR
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Diet akin to "humble pie." : CROW
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French heavenly being. : ANGE
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Dealers in lots. : REALTORS
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Make ___ of. : AGO
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Busy executive's treasure. : GIRLFRIDAY
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Juvenile heroine. : ELSIE
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Courageous. : STOUT
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Poetic verb form. : ART
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Brown color. : DUN
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Companion of "far between." : FEW
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Southwest wind. : AFER
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Decorative fabric. : LACE
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Weekly phenomenon. : BLUEMONDAY
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One of the Allens. : STEVE
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"Gone With the Wind" locale. : TARA
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Swedish man's name. : SVEN
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To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
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___'acte. : ENTR
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J.F.K., for instance. : INITIALS
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Winter wear. : EARMUFFS
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Figures in trial scenes. : DAS
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Irish patriot, : PARNELL
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Curved piece in an arch. : RIB
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Type of photographic print: abbr. : POS
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"For ___ sake." : PETES
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Perch. : ROOST
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Famous king of Persia. : CYRUS
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Third year of Nero's reign. : LVII
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Knowing look. : LEER
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German number. : DREI
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___ for one's money. : ARUN
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House of the White Rose. : YORK
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Leader: Lat. : DUX

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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