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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Wednesday, April 24, 1991

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Charles E. Gersch has 31 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 17 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,142
Across
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Fuses : WELDS
6
Deride : MOCK
10
Derek and Jackson : BOS
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"Love Story" author Segal : ERICH
14
Storage spot : CACHE
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Form follower : ULA
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Singer who played a secretary in "9 to 5" : DOLLYPARTON
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Modern office machine : FAX
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Healthful bean : SOY
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Winter-hat extension : EARLAP
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Tops : AONE
22
Italian motor city, to an Italian : TORINO
24
Very softly, in music : PPP
26
Like two peas in ___ : APOD
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Where to find Secretary Island : NEWZEALAND
33
Truckers' rigs : SEMIS
35
Gael's land : EIRE
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Eur. land : NOR
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Gateway City : STLOUIS
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Actor Armand : ASSANTE
42
Jackie's second : ARI
43
Medical comb. form : EMIA
45
Sigmas : ESSES
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Secretary in Bond novels : MONEYPENNY
50
"Bonanza" role : HOSS
51
Baton Rouge inst. : LSU
52
Singer Robert : GOULET
54
Soda ___ : JERK
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Casual drawing : DOODLE
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Cable-TV service : HBO
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Binet-Simon measures : IQS
63
Perry Mason's secretary : DELLASTREET
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Schisgal play : LUV
66
Ryan or Tatum : ONEAL
67
Cuban patriot-hero : MARTI
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An O'Neill : TIP
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Jacket or collar : ETON
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Heating lamps : ETNAS
Down
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Ties the knot : WEDS
2
Slangy suffix : EROO
3
Comedienne who played a secretary in "9 to 5" : LILYTOMLIN
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XIII x L : DCL
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More diffident : SHYER
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Chandler's detective : MARLOWE
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Numerical prefix : OCTA
8
Whirlybirds : CHOPPERS
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Author Kesey : KEN
10
Type of toad : BUFO
11
Buck heroine : OLAN
12
Grayish blue : SAXE
14
Chili con ___ : CARNE
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French bread : PAIN
21
Spring mo. : APL
23
Hate, in Honduras : ODIO
25
Bel ___ (soft cheese) : PAESE
26
State of India : ASSAM
27
Of the oil industry : PETRO
29
President of Pakistan: 1978-88 : ZIA
30
"Private Secretary" star of 50's TV : ANNSOTHERN
31
Some are in shorthand : NOTES
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___ up (go formal) : DRESS
34
Chop ___ (Chinese dishes) : SUEYS
38
Sassy : IMPUDENT
39
She, in Stuttgart : SIE
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Wimbledon name of fame : ASHE
44
Luanda resident : ANGOLAN
47
B.P.O.E. member : ELK
48
Knotlike : NODAL
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Namesakes of actor Brynner : YULS
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"___ Entertain You" : LETME
54
Throw over : JILT
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Lateral predecessor : EQUI
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Invitation inits. : RSVP
58
Spread in a tub : OLEO
60
VHS competitor : BETA
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Elevator name : OTIS
63
Anonymous John : DOE
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Squealer : RAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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