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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Thursday, August 25, 1955

Author: Charles E. Gersch
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Charles E. Gersch has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,249
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1. TV comedian. : SIDCAESAR
10. TV role. : LUCY
14. TV emcee. : EDSULLIVAN
16. Semitic language: Abbr. : ARAM
17. Part of an initiation. : SECRETRITE
18. The wise men. : MAGI
19. Urgent message. : SOS
20. Aug. and Sept. : MOS
21. The Pequod, for instance. : WHALER
23. Actor Duryea. : DAN
24. More ignoble. : BASER
26. Number suffix. : TEEN
28. Alias Ed Norton. : ARTCARNEY
32. Olympians. : GODS
33. Incarnation of Vishnu. : AVATAR
34. Palm leaf: Var. : OLA
35. German man's nickname. : RUDI
36. Objects of affection. : LOVES
37. Commotion. : STIR
38. "___ on parle Français." : ICI
39. Most pleasant. : NICEST
40. Mr. Ames, star of "Life With Father." : LEON
41. "___ Song," popular Romberg opus. : THEDESERT
43. A multitude. : HOST
44. Shabby: Slang. : RATTY
45. Favorite. : PET
46. TV necessity. : CAMERA
49. Emcee March, of the "$64,000 Question." : HAL
50. Athlete's group : AAU
53. Exclamations of surprise. : OHOS
54. Conveyers of news. : INFORMANTS
58. Parts omitted. : CUTS
59. Movie and TV comic. : REDSKELTON
60. Island in Taiwan Strait. : AMOY
61. Sport on TV. : WRESTLING
1. Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
2. Thought: Comb. form. : IDEO
3. Army medals. : DSCS
4. Mongrel. : CUR
5. Miguel of Mexico. : ALEMAN
6. Salt lake near Stalingrad. : ELTON
7. Dear ___. : SIRS
8. Bird: Comb. form. : AVI
9. Rodent. : RAT
10. Actress born in Vienna. : LAMARR
11. Eurasian mountain range. : URAL
12. Hockey goal. : CAGE
13. Giant of Norse myth. : YMIR
15. Program by Ron Cochran. : NEWSCAST
22. What "oyez" means. : HEAR
23. First name of Cuban actor. : DESI
24. Valorous spirit. : BRAVERY
25. Bear witness to. : ATTEST
26. Something slight of its kind. : TOUCH
27. Bracken or Fisher. : EDDIE
28. Wading bird. : AVOCET
29. Aids to memory. : NOTES
30. Thomas Stearns ___. : ELIOT
31. Tall story. : YARN
32. Pluck. : GRIT
33. Emcee Cooke. : ALISTAIR
37. Groove. : SLOT
39. Narrow. : NEAR
42. Stylish. : DRESSY
43. Headgear. : HELMET
45. Quizmaster Bert. : PARKS
46. Singing comedienne. : COCA
47. Buzzing. : AHUM
48. Marquand's sleuth. : MOTO
49. Certain wearables. : HOSE
50. Against. : ANTI
51. "Like ___ of bricks." : ATON
52. Component of our Reserve system: Abbr. : USNG
55. Fresh. : NEW
56. Famous initials. : FDR
57. ___ but (nearly). : ALL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later.

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