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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Thursday, May 10, 1951

Author: Charles E. Gersch
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Charles E. Gersch has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 690
Across Down
1. New TV personality. : KEFAUVER
9. Target of many investigations. : CRIME
14. Too big for comfort. : OVERSIZED
16. Parts of a golf course. : HOLES
17. Popular singer. : LENAHORNE
18. Sub. : UBOAT
19. ___ gratis artis. : ARS
20. Feeling high. : ELATED
22. Grafted: Heraldry. : ENTE
23. Greater: Prefix. : PRE
24. Arthur and Phil, for instance. : MURRAYS
26. Seven-card melds. : CANASTAS
31. Nevada's capital was named for him. : KIT
32. Aid by approval, especially in bad conduct. : ABET
33. Blushing. : SHAMEFACED
38. Comes into sight. : LOOMS
40. Ginger ___. : ALE
41. Piece of music. : ETUDE
42. Charles Laughton's wife, Elsa ___. : LANCHESTER
45. Solar disk. : ATEN
46. Mongrel. : CUR
47. He wrote "Sailor on Horseback." : STEFFENS
49. Country behind the Iron Curtain. : ALBANIA
53. Convene. : SIT
54. Dress designer famous for the "New Look." : DIOR
55. Equalized. : EVENED
58. A thick head of hair. : MOP
61. Love, as in "con ___." : AMORE
63. Refreshing beverage. : ORANGEADE
65. Where La Scala is. : MILAN
66. Trees recently associated with Helen Hayes. : WISTERIAS
67. Witness's place. : STAND
68. Popular comedian. : COSTELLO
1. Ingredient of certain soft drinks. : KOLA
2. At any time. : EVER
3. Boglands. : FENS
4. Southern constellation. : ARA
5. Groom's helpers. : USHERS
6. Signs of spring. : VIOLETS
7. Mr. Stone, alias Henry Aldrich. : EZRA
8. Item under Federal control. : RENT
9. 600-mile river in Central Asia. : CHU
10. His middle name is Alphonso. : ROBERTATAFT
11. Miss Massey, actress. : ILONA
12. Substantial. : MEATY
13. First name of 1 Across. : ESTES
15. Judge. : DEEM
21. Edward VIII's present title. : DUKE
23. Author of the Internal Security Act of 1950. : PATMCCARRAN
25. Rampant. : RIFE
26. Short visit. : CALL
27. Imogene Coca's neckwear: 2 wds. : ABOA
28. The light of Broadway. : NEON
29. Exclamations of triumph. : AHAS
30. Seasons. : SALTS
34. "___ the Press." : MEET
35. Winning. : CUTE
36. British statesman. : EDEN
37. Small, snug rooms. : DENS
39. Keep away from. : SHUN
43. Where Put in Bay is. : ERIE
44. Takes offense at. : RESENTS
48. Squirm. : FIDGET
49. Information Please expert. : ADAMS
50. Point not to be passed. : LIMIT
51. Half of the title of a popular college song. : BOOLA
52. Acknowledge. : AVOW
56. Man's name. : ERIC
57. Nose: Comb. form. : NASO
58. Jesse Donaldson's concern. : MAIL
59. East Indian woody vine. : ODAL
60. Mexican money. : PESO
62. Outcome. : END
64. Before. : ERE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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