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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Monday, July 20, 1959

Author:
Charles P. Gersch
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Charles E. Gersch has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,657

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Across
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Home places. : TOWNS
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Guide to wisdom. : PROVERB
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Bay windows. : ORIELS
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Hawaiian volcano. : MAUNALOA
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River in South Carolina. : SANTEE
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Hair shirt wearers. : ASCETICS
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Resident of: Suffix. : ITE
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Apparitions. : WRAITHS
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One kind of tow. : SKI
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Sixes and sevens: Abbr. : NOS
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Colored flare for railroad signal: Var. : FUZEE
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Legal right. : LIEN
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Takes illegal possession of. : GRABS
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___ canto. : BEL
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Aquatic birds. : COOTS
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Aid to housecleaning. : SPONGE
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Wearing apparel. : JEANS
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Where gorse grows. : MOOR
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Type of pitch. : WILD
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Wooden shoe. : SABOT
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French cathedral city. : AMIENS
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Small herring. : SPRAT
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Shred. : RAG
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Mine entrances. : ADITS
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Jackson or Jacksonville. : CITY
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Seaport on Isle of Wight. : COWES
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Cheer. : RAH
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One: Prefix. : UNI
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Be greatly mistaken. : BLUNDER
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Through. : VIA
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Framework of a plane. : FUSELAGE
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Giants. : TITANS
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Made palatable. : FLAVORED
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Pugnacious insect. : HORNET
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Legislative bodies. : SENATES
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Coronet. : TIARA
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"The birds began ___ . . . " : TOSING
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Webster and Clay. : ORATORS
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Good apple. : WINESAP
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Relative of cheesecloth. : NET
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Large number: Colloq. : SLEW
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Aqua or peach. : PASTEL
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Frill. : RUCHE
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Dollar bills. : ONES
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Container. : VAT
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Omission of a vowel. : ELISION
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Part of the missile program. : ROCKETS
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Yacht anchorages. : BASINS
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Vassal's servitor. : SERF
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Important crop in Pilgrim days. : MAIZE
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French composer of "Fra Diavolo." : AUBER
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Weighed down. : LOADED
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State in India. : BOMBAY
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Grimace: Colloq. : SNOOT
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Poetic name for Elizabethan ladylove. : CELIA
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Prepared. : GOT
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"Lord ___." : JIM
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Carried on. : WAGED
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Small thorn. : SPINULE
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Paul Revere, for instance. : ARTISAN
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Passionless peace, in Buddhism. : NIRVANA
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English composer of church music. : STAINER
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Slippers. : SCUFFS
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Reddens. : ROUGES
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Having beards. : AWNED
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Peak in the Cascade Range. : SHASTA
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County in Eire. : CLARE
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Son of Adam. : SETH
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Obscure (with "out"). : BLOT
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Public disturbance. : RIOT
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Miss Ophelia's little relative. : EVA
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Numerical prefix. : TRI

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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