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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

New York Times, Wednesday, September 21, 1988

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Charles E. Gersch has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,197
Across
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Chore : TASK
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Heroic poetry : EPOS
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"By the ___ early light . . . " : DAWNS
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"The Time Machine" race : ELOI
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Part of Boone's gear : TRAP
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Indian, e.g. : OCEAN
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C. ___ Parkinson, of Parkinson's Law : NORTHCOTE
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Famed hostess of yore : MESTA
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Parlor piece : SETTEE
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"___ but known . . . " : HADI
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"You're the ___," Porter tune : TOP
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Inside: Comb. form : ENTO
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Extend a subscription : RENEW
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Prince Charles's in-laws : SPENCERS
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Swampy area : MORASS
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Half or third of a dance : CHA
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Author Segal : ERICH
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Subway rider's aid : STRAP
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___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
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"___ Last Night." 1986 film : ABOUT
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Defeat narrowly, with "out" : EDGE
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Loosen a lacet : UNTIE
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Menachem Begin's one-time group : IRGUN
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"Turn left, Dobbin!" : HAW
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Bailey of comics : BEETLE
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Nine-sided figures : NONAGONS
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Attain : REACH
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Cpls.' bosses : SGTS
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October beverage : ALE
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Hoppe's game : POOL
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Systematic design : SCHEME
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Corporate ID's : LOGOS
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Pakistan's locale : SOUTHASIA
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Mode : VOGUE
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Dashiell contemporary : ERLE
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Carry on : RANT
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Orbital point : APSIS
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Arabian gulf : ADEN
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Jeux de mots : PUNS
Down
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Hamilton bills : TENS
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Tub plant : ALOE
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Kind : SORT
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Mitten loser of rhyme : KITTEN
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The King of Siam's sentence ender : ETCETERA
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P.G.A. man : PRO
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Inaugural highlight : OATH
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Opera supe's prop : SPEAR
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Ball masks : DOMINOS
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Casino one-pointer : ACE
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Charles Kingsley novel : WESTWARDHO
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Western alliance : NATO
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Ginger follower : SNAP
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Therefore : HENCE
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Rep.'s opposite : DEM
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Klipspringer's cousin : ORIBI
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Modern artist-designer : ERTE
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Second-stringer : SCRUB
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Ring up : PHONE
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Bunny's largess : EASTEREGGS
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Disdain : SCORN
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"Cosmos" author : SAGAN
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Gushes forth : SPEWS
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Sci-fi writers' awards : HUGOS
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Writer Shere ___ : HITE
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At. no. 74 : TUNGSTEN
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Slips by : ELAPSES
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"Of course!" : NATCH
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"The Name of the Rose" author : ECO
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Scale note : GSHARP
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Book before Joel : HOSEA
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Part of T.A.E. : ALVA
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Chicago area : LOOP
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Parliament member : LORD
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Birthright seller : ESAU
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Sen. Boschwitz's state : MINN
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Diner sign : EATS
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Armand's affirmative : OUI
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Diminutive suffix : ULE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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