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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Thursday, June 19, 1986

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Charles E. Gersch has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,372
Across
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Nobody's favorite child : BRAT
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"Blame It ___," 1984 film : ONRIO
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"___ a man . . . " : IMET
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Part of U.S.S.R. : LITH
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"___ pins . . . " : NEEDLESAND
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A.P.O., e.g. : OVERSEASADDRESS
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Hiawatha's craft : CANOE
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Tacitus's thing : RES
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Oft-required enc. : SASE
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Carpus : WRIST
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Fifth word of an anthem : SEE
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She played Mary Hartman : LASSER
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Kept score : TALLIED
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W.W. II agency : OPA
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Airport absentee : NOSHOW
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Obi attachment : INRO
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Part of the N.Y.C. economy : GARMENTINDUSTRY
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Wagnerian role : ERDA
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Really goes for, so to speak : EATSUP
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Unc., e.g. : REL
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A popular way to cook : STIRFRY
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Walked proudly : STRODE
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Clothing sizes for Mr. Big? : XLS
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Copycat's phrase : METOO
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Sutherland offering : ARIA
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Air, in compounds : AER
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Montcalm's foe at Quebec: 1759 : WOLFE
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Type of litigation : CLASSACTIONSUIT
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TV sitcom: 1985 : OFFTHERACK
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Bakery purchase : TART
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Dracula companions, sometimes : BATS
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Soft drinks or S.S. payments : COLAS
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Site of Darius I's winter palace : SUSA
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Political group : BLOC
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___ Ridge, famed race horse : RIVA
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Solar disk : ATEN
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Partakes in the javelin event : THROWS
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Only's companion : ONE
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Approaches : NEARS
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Bowling-alley button : RESET
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Slayer of Castor : IDAS
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Like a geezer : OLD
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About four million people : ISRAELIS
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West and Clark : MAES
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Part of Mass.'s motto : ENSE
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A.F.C. six-pointers : TDS
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Mistake made in Mich. : EDSEL
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Calm : SERENE
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Laundry workers : IRONERS
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Floor covering, in old saloons : SAWDUST
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Theater sections : LOGES
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Notwithstanding : APART
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Corsi neighbor : SARDI
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"Sixteen ___," Ernie Ford hit : TONS
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Musical passage, for short : INTRO
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Bobbled the ball : ERRED
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"The White Company" author : DOYLE
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"Don't go!" : STAY
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Batter's goal : HIT
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Karl's followers : MARXISTS
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Central Park, vis-à-vis Wall Street : UPTOWN
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Gordon of comics : FLASH
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Perches : ROOSTS
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Bismuth, e.g. : METAL
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Brier : ERICA
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Esparto grass : ALFA
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Finn's vessel : RAFT
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Kind of phobia : ACRO
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Maui bash : LUAU
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Sapins : FIRS
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Henri follower : ETTA
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Pen's mate : COB
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N.R.C. predecessor : AEC
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Approvals : OKS

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

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