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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

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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 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 91-Down clue had "Boblink"; corrected this to "Bobolink."

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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,651
Across
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Impressive. : HANDSOME
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Prizefighter's trainer. : HANDLER
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Composer Georg Friedrich. : HANDEL
22
One way to pitch a ball. : OVERHAND
23
On 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
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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
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Family member. : SIS
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Gathered. : REAPED
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___ 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
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Basketball plays. : HANDOFFS
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Early. : SOON
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Before Sep. : AUG
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Kind of cloth. : SUEDE
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Kind of verb: Abbr. : INTR
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Of the ear. : OTIC
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American painter. : SLOAN
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Habit of speech. : LISP
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Cutting tool. : ADZE
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Chart again. : REMAP
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Hercules was one. : ARGONAUT
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Hansom. : CAB
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Eponym of the Hebrews. : EBER
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American ___. : PLAN
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Duck the issue. : EVADE
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Long braid. : TAIL
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52. : LII
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Expressions of pleasure. : AHS
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Light blow. : TAP
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Forest debris. : SLASH
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Sierra ___. : MADRE
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Liniment. : ARNICA
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At reduced prices. : CUTRATE
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Submitted. : HANDEDIN
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Transmit. : HANDON
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Small areas. : AREOLAS
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Not part of a coalition. : UNALLIED
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Transmit again. : RESEND
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Bills: Colloq. : TENNERS
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Consultants. : ADVISERS
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Stagecoach stopover. : HOSTEL
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Lake in Southern Italy. : AVERNO
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Water nymph. : NEREIS
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Aired out. : DRIED
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Herring's relative. : SHAD
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Cereal grain. : OAT
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Helping the memory. : MNEMONIC
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Whirled about. : EDDIED
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Mays specialty. : HOMERUN
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Duck genus. : ANAS
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Book of Old Testament: Abbr. : NEH
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Indian garment. : DHOTI
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Symbol of honor. : LAUREL
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Covers, in philately. : ENTIRES
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Relatives of Blvds. : RDS
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Supporting bar on a stairway. : HANDRAIL
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Squirrel's find. : ACORN
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Army man: Abbr. : NCO
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TV first name. : DESI
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Selwyn Lloyd's chief. : EDEN
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For fear that. : LEST
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Western city. : TUCSON
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"___ still the woodlands ... " : FAIRER
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Patriotic organizations. : SAR
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1/100 of a mark. : PFENNIG
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The font. : ORIGIN
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South American cape. : HORN
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Fire: Fr. : FEU
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City in Texas. : LAREDO
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Color. : ORANGE
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Movie actor. : COTTEN
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Works dough. : KNEADS
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Admen's attention-getters. : BEARDS
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Regretful one. : RUER
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Rubber stamp for top-priority mail. : RUSH
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Stage group. : ANTA
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Talk: Slang. : CHIN
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Language: Abbr. : ITAL
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French painter. : MARCHAND
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Provincial official of Greece. : EPARCH
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Strewn about casually. : DRAPED
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Sings or whistles. : TWEEDLES
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Part of TV. : TELE
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German girl's name. : ILSA
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Time spans: Abbr. : HRS
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Vehement. : HEATED
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Third largest island in the world. : BORNEO
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Pursue. : SEEK
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Kings: Portuguese. : REIS
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Rialto sign. : SRO
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End a phone call. : HANGUP
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Tom Jones' sweetheart. : SOPHIA
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Under control. : INHAND
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Kansas City pitcher. : SHANTZ
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Here and there. : PASSIM
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Bobolink. : ORTOLAN
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Outstanding thing: Slang. : LULU
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Historic city. : ROME
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Flower: Colloq. : GLAD
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Of ___ (formerly). : YORE
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French girl's name. : ANDREE
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Mark Antony's friend. : EROS
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Dessert, in Britain. : AFTERS
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Popular comedienne. : CANOVA
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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Tennis serve. : FOREHAND
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Conjunction. : NOR
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Politician's welcome. : GLADHAND
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Apprehend. : CAPTURE
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Eternal. : AGELESS
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Electrical workers' union. : IUE
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Typewriter part. : PLATEN
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Turf star. : NASHUA
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Club carrier. : CADDIE
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More breezy. : AIRIER
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Mixes smoothly. : BLENDS
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Club sandwich addendum. : BACON
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Front part of a stage. : APRON
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Chinese units of weight. : TAELS
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Popular comedian. : LAHR
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"Dies ___." : IRAE
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Tabard and others. : INNS
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Castor or Pollux. : STAR
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When Elizabeth I was eighteen. : MDLI
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Chemical suffix. : IDE
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Bopster. : CAT
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Beverage. : ALE
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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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