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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

THE GOBBLE-UNS'LL GIT YOU

New York Times, Sunday, November 1, 1959

Author:
Charles Gersch
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 674 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 17, XRef: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
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. 3,761
Across
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Poisonous shrub. : SUMAC
6
Musical sign. : PRESA
11
Hundred-eyed giant of myth. : ARGUS
16
Weather prediction. : SNOW
20
H. G. Wells' creation. : INVISIBLEMAN
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Relative of Loch Ness monster. : SEASERPENT
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Fictional nobleman. : COUNTDRACULA
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Lycanthropes. : WEREWOLVES
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Ship's deck. : ORLOP
27
Materials for 75 Across. : INKS
28
Beware: Lat. : CAVE
29
"___ Irish Rose." : ABIES
30
Law: Abbr. : STAT
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Fowl. : HEN
32
In unison. : ASONE
34
Moderate pace. : TROT
35
Odoriferous gum resins. : ASAFETIDAS
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German political unit. : STADT
41
"Mighty ___ a Rose." : LAK
44
South African hero. : SMUTS
46
Famed highwayman hanged at Tyburn. : DUVAL
47
___ de veau (sweetbread). : RIS
48
Major ___. : DOMO
49
Dividing. : SHARING
51
Clay creature in Jewish folklore. : GOLEM
53
State: Abbr. : DEL
54
Compare. : LIKEN
55
Cached. : HID
56
Part of R. S. V. P. : VOUS
58
Take a second spouse. : REMARRY
60
Trusting. : HOPING
61
"___ for news." : ANOSE
63
Track distances. : LAPS
65
Letter. : CEE
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Bid, double, or redouble. : CALL
67
Chamber of the heart. : VENTRICLE
69
See 128 Across. : BORISKARLOFF
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Locale of H. Mitgang's "The Return." : ETNA
75
"Dear, Dead Days" man. : CHARLESADDAMS
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Only. : MERE
79
"Turn of the Screw" scene. : HAUNTEDHOUSE
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River of the Fertile Crescent. : EUPHRATES
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Entre ___. : NOUS
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Timetable abbreviation. : ARR
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Legal term. : INRE
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Tamarisk salt trees. : ATLES
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Northern constellation. : BOOTES
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Football passes. : SPIRALS
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Angered. : IRED
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Part of I. O. U. : OWE
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Crude tartar. : ARGOL
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"What is it?" : YES
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Napoleon's fate. : EXILE
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Members of a Five Nations tribe. : SENECAS
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___ owl. : BARN
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Golfer's goal. : PAR
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Newspaper pieces. : ITEMS
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Governor's nickname. : ROCKY
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Pub drink. : ALE
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Painting. : MURAL
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Stiff fabrics. : HORSEHAIRS
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Final outcome. : FATE
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___ a dozen. : ADIME
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Suffix in chemistry. : OSE
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Mal de ___. : TETE
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Monte ___. : CARLO
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Saroyan hero. : ARAM
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Dress style. : SACK
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De Valera. : EAMON
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See 24 Across. : BELALUGOSI
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Mrs. Shelley's 1818 classic. : FRANKENSTEIN
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Creator of 24 Across. : BRAMSTOKER
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Noisy ghosts. : POLTERGEISTS
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Part of a rocket. : CONE
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Prickly. : SPINY
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Rose oil. : ATTAR
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Killer whales. : ORCAS
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Nasal sound. : SNORT
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Part of the palate. : UVULA
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Mythical man with bull's head. : MINOTAUR
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Training program of World War II. : ASTP
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Spanish hero. : CID
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Designed. : PLANNED
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Take heed (of): Archaic. : RECK
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Birds. : EMUS
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Pharmacist's term. : SAL
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Santa ___, Cal. : ANA
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Egyptian dam site. : ASWAN
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Old-time officials. : REEVES
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French depot. : GARE
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Avail. : USE
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"___ folly," 1867. : SEWARDS
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Spalato. : SPLIT
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Form of 16 Across. : NEVE
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Individuals. : ONES
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Lbs., tns., etc. : WTS
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Twenty: Comb. form. : ICOS
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Lawyer's document. : BRIEF
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Mechanical being, from Czech word. : ROBOT
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Variety of lettuce. : COS
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"The Pobble Who ___ Toes." : HASNO
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Allan ___. : ADALE
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Scene of witch trials, 1692. : SALEM
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Manx cat's lack. : TAIL
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Small Dutch coin. : STIVER
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Boat. : TUG
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Novello's namesakes. : IVORS
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Card. : TREY
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Hel's father. : LOKI
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Church response. : AMEN
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Anthropoid of the movies. : KONG
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"And the light ___ in darkness . . . " : SHINETH
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Former Italian title. : MADONNA
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Ben Franklin was one. : DIPLOMAT
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Narrow miss: Colloq. : SHAVE
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Deep ravines. : GULCHES
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Singer Gordon. : MACRAE
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Chinaware. : DRESDEN
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Lounge around. : LOLL
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Caesar or Waldorf. : SALAD
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U. S. Ambassador to Israel. : REID
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Severe. : HARSH
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City in Virginia. : STAUNTON
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By some chance. : PERHAPS
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Tent dwellers. : CAMPERS
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Metrical stress. : ICTUS
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Butter: Fr. : BEURRE
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1942 agency. : OSS
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New Zealand timber tree. : KAURI
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Joint above a horse's hoof. : FETLOCK
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Type of thoroughfare. : FREEWAY
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Lemur: Var. : LORI
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Double curves. : ESSES
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One of Byron's names. : NOEL
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County in Wales. : RADNOR
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The British ___. : ISLES
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Rum cake. : BABA
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Type of exam. : ORAL
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Blunderbore. : OGRE
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Evening, in Italy. : SERA
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Self-evident proposition. : AXIOM
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Metric weight. : LITRE
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Adjective for 79 Across. : EERIE
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Quick: Dial. : YARE
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Scotsman's relative. : EME
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Enraptured. : ECSTATIC
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Baseball plays. : PUTOUTS
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Penny dreadful. : SHOCKER
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Shaded walks. : MALLS
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Jack London's "Sea Wolf." : LARSEN
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Pronoun. : HIM
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Interrogator. : ASKER
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Division of bowling game. : FRAME
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Type of farm. : DAIRY
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City in Syria. : EMESA
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Roofs of French houses. : TOITS
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River into the Danube. : ENNS
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Fish. : CERO
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David Balfour's friend. : ALAN
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First Japanese Ambassador to U. S., 1905–09. : AOKI
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Old sailor. : SALT
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Theatre group. : ANTA
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Danish weights. : ESER
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British network. : BBC
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Party monogram. : GOP
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Famed "Conning Tower" columnist. : FPA
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Bosh! : ROT
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___ Dinh Diem, Premiere of South Vietnam. : NGO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 23 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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