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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

DO-IT-YOURSELF

New York Times, Sunday, September 30, 1956

Author: Charles E. Gersch
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 659 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Charles E. Gersch has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 91-Down clue had "Boblink"; corrected this to "Bobolink."
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,651
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1. Impressive. : HANDSOME
9. Prizefighter's trainer. : HANDLER
16. Composer Georg Friedrich. : HANDEL
22. One way to pitch a ball. : OVERHAND
23. One the ___. : ONEHAND
24. Give in. : ACCEDE
25. Arrange in sequence. : SERIATED
26. Elephant drivers. : MAHOUTS
27. Slipknots. : NOOSES
28. Trapped. : TREED
29. Arachnids. : MITES
31. Numerical prefix. : TRI
32. Presidential initials. : FDR
33. Item in a bankbook: Abbr. : INT
34. Actress Markey. : ENID
35. Relative of 86 Across: Fr. : SOEUR
36. Part of the waterfront. : PIER
37. Popular cartoonist. : ARNO
39. Victoria De ___ Angeles. : LOS
40. Fetter. : HANDCUFF
42. George Sand novel. : LELIA
44. Symbol of stability. : ROCK
48. Opera singer of former years. : BORI
49. Grimace. : SNEER
51. Garment. : SARI
52. ___ hand. : IRON
53. Blacksnake. : RACER
56. Part of a recent merger. : CIO
58. Word in U. S. motto. : UNUM
60. Banish. : RELEGATE
62. Release. : UNHAND
64. Trinitrotoluene. : TNT
66. More orderly. : NEATER
68. One of a historic trio. : PINTA
69. Hubbub. : STIR
70. River mouth: Span. : RIA
72. Made a buzzing sound. : WHIRRED
74. Suspended. : HANGED
75. Popular sport. : HANDBALL
77. C. G. S. unit. : ERG
78. More intimate. : CLOSER
80. Naval rank: Abbr. : ENS
81. Conciliatory gifts. : SOPS
82. Legal matter. : RES
83. Novel title. : SHE
84. For every. : EACH
86. Family member. : SIS
89. Gathered. : REAPED
91. ___ et labora. : ORA
92. Indifference. : LETHARGY
96. Available. : ONHAND
98. Airplane wing section. : AILERON
100. Four-stringed instrument. : UKE
101. Defendant's plea, for short. : NOLO
102. Alike: Comb. form. : PHANE
103. Declare. : ASSERT
104. 7th century date. : DCL
106. Actress Egnor. : DAGMAR
108. Basketball plays. : HANDOFFS
110. Early. : SOON
112. Before Sep. : AUG
114. Kind of cloth. : SUEDE
115. Kind of verb: Abbr. : INTR
116. Of the ear. : OTIC
118. American painter. : SLOAN
120. Habit of speech. : LISP
122. Cutting tool. : ADZE
123. Chart again. : REMAP
125. Hercules was one. : ARGONAUT
127. Hansom. : CAB
130. Eponym of the Hebrews. : EBER
132. American ___. : PLAN
134. Duck the issue. : EVADE
135. Long braid. : TAIL
136. 52. : LII
139. Expressions of pleasure. : AHS
140. Light blow. : TAP
141. Forest debris. : SLASH
142. Sierra ___. : MADRE
143. Liniment. : ARNICA
145. At reduced prices. : CUTRATE
147. Submitted. : HANDEDIN
149. Transmit. : HANDON
150. Small areas. : AREOLAS
151. Not part of a coalition. : UNALLIED
152. Transmit again. : RESEND
153. Bill: Colloq. : TENNERS
154. Consultants. : ADVISERS
1. Stagecoach stopover. : HOSTEL
2. Lake in Southern Italy. : AVERNO
3. Water nymph. : NEREIS
4. Aired out. : DRIED
5. Herring's relative. : SHAD
6. Cereal grain. : OAT
7. Helping the memory. : MNEMONIC
8. Whirled about. : EDDIED
9. Mays specialty. : HOMERUN
10. Duck genus. : ANAS
11. Book of Old Testament: Abbr. : NEH
12. Indian garment. : DHOTI
13. Symbol of honor. : LAUREL
14. Covers, in philately. : ENTIRES
15. Relatives of Blvds. : RDS
16. Supporting bar on a stairway. : HANDRAIL
17. Squirrel's find. : ACORN
18. Army man: Abbr. : NCO
19. TV first name. : DESI
20. Selwyn Lloyd's chief. : EDEN
21. For fear that. : LEST
30. Western city. : TUCSON
32. "___ still the woodlands . . . " : FAIRER
35. Patriotic organizations. : SAR
36. 1/100 of a mark. : PFENNIG
38. The font. : ORIGIN
40. South American cape. : HORN
41. Fire: Fr. : FEU
43. City in Texas. : LAREDO
45. Color. : ORANGE
46. Movie actor. : COTTEN
47. Works dough. : KNEADS
48. Admen's attention-getters. : BEARDS
50. Regretful one. : RUER
53. Rubber stamp for top-priority mail. : RUSH
54. Stage group. : ANTA
55. Talk: Slang. : CHIN
57. Language: Abbr. : ITAL
59. French painter. : MARCHAND
61. Provincial official of Greece. : EPARCH
63. Strewn about casually. : DRAPED
65. Sings or whistles. : TWEEDLES
67. Part of TV. : TELE
71. German girl's name. : ILSA
73. Time spans: Abbr. : HRS
74. Vehement. : HEATED
76. Third largest island in the world. : BORNEO
79. Pursue. : SEEK
82. Kings: Portuguese. : REIS
83. Rialto sign. : SRO
85. End a phone call. : HANGUP
86. Tom Jones' sweetheart. : SOPHIA
87. Under control. : INHAND
88. Kansas City pitcher. : SHANTZ
90. Here and there. : PASSIM
91. Bobolink. : ORTOLAN
92. Outstanding thing: Slang. : LULU
93. Historic city. : ROME
94. Flower: Colloq. : GLAD
95. Of ___ (formerly). : YORE
97. French girl's name. : ANDREE
99. Mark Antony's friend. : EROS
103. Dessert, in Britain. : AFTERS
105. Popular comedienne. : CANOVA
107. Aide: Abbr. : ASST
109. Tennis serve. : FOREHAND
111. Conjunction. : NOR
113. Politician's welcome. : GLADHAND
117. Apprehend. : CAPTURE
119. Eternal. : AGELESS
121. Electrical workers' union. : IUE
124. Typewriter part. : PLATEN
126. Turf star. : NASHUA
127. Club carrier. : CADDIE
128. More breezy. : AIRIER
129. Mixes smoothly. : BLENDS
131. Club sandwich addendum. : BACON
133. Front part of a stage. : APRON
135. Chinese units of weight. : TAELS
136. Popular comedian. : LAHR
137. "Dies ___." : IRAE
138. Tabard and others. : INNS
141. Castor or Pollux. : STAR
142. When Elizabeth I was eighteen. : MDLI
144. Chemical suffix. : IDE
145. Bopster. : CAT
146. Beverage. : ALE
148. Of ships: Abbr. : NAV

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 23 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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