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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Saturday, May 23, 1953

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.75, Missing: { F Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 1, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid is asymmetric.
Charles E. Gersch has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,434
Across
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Relative of a fall guy. : SCAPEGOAT
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Refrain of a once-popular war song. : SMILE
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State of being domineering. : ARROGANCY
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Impatiently longing. : EAGER
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Artilleryman. : CANNONEER
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To each of. : AMONG
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Contract, as one's brows. : KNIT
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Adjective for the business man. : TIRED
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Cleopatra's handmaiden. : IRAS
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Bishopric. : SEE
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Part of a farmhouse. : ELL
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Famous nickname. : IKE
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A dramatic incident in Lord Byron's life. : DUEL
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"Agnus ___," beginning of an invocation. : DEI
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Broadway abbreviation. : SRO
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Baby coach. : GOCART
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Unsuitably paired. : MISMATED
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Large city in Turkey. : ADANA
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The opposite of strict. : LAX
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Bar X, for instance. : BRAND
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Pertaining to religious life. : MONASTIC
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Paraphernalia for Eisenhower and Churchill. : PAINTS
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Before: Prefix. : PRE
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Choler. : IRE
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Pretty but unintelligent woman. : DOLL
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___ alai, Cuban handball. : JAI
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Shaft for stairs. : WELL
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A degree in philosophy. : PHB
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Interoffice item. : MEMO
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Native Dancer's Derby finish. : PLACE
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26,166 sq. mi. of water. : ARAL
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Equally. : ALIKE
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It began on August 6, 1945. : ATOMICAGE
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Word from the multiplication tables. : TIMES
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Treats. : MEDICATES
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Filaments. : HAIRS
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Decision serving as a pattern for the future. : PRECEDENT
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Bases. : SACKS
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Device for handling cargo. : CRANE
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Man's nickname. : ARNIE
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Bridge across the Seine. : PONT
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Subject of Freudian research. : EGO
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Any obstacle course. : GANTLET
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His middle name is Gladstone. : ONEILL
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Maple trees. : ACER
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Automobile accessory, in Britain. : TYRE
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One of seven. : SEA
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Her middle name is Geneva. : MAMIE
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Composer Stravinsky. : IGOR
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River through the Yakut Republic. : LENA
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Relatives of joules. : ERGS
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Former Congressman from Texas. : DIES
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The world's largest land mass. : EURASIA
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Navy Secretary under Truman. : KIMBALL
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Actor Andrews. : DANA
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New Jersey Fort. : DIX
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Musial of the Cards. : STAN
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Part of the overhead. : RENT
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Balance of probability. : ODDS
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An umbrella, from a Dickens character. : GAMP
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Lavender or violet. : ODOR
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Hollow stem. : CANE
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Famous nickname. : MAC
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Part of a seed. : ARIL
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Dag's predecessor. : LIE
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Step lightly. : TRIP
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A controversial argument. : POLEMIC
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Solve a cipher. : DECODE
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Hidden clause in a bill, nullifying its meaning. : JOKER
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Where polo is played. : WATER
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Talk foolishly. : PRATE
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Famous name in golf. : HAGEN
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Consecrated: Poetic. : BLEST
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High school course: Colloq. : MATH
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Famous nom de plume. : ELIA
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Rudolph's girl. : MIMI
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Bridge ___. : LAMP
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Place of instruction: Abbr. : ACAD
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Letter. : ESS
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Formality. : ICE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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