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

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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