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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 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,761
Across Down
1. Poisonous shrub. : SUMAC
6. Musical sign. : PRESA
11. Hundred-eyed giant of myth. : ARGUS
16. Weather prediction. : SNOW
20. H. G. Wells' creation. : INVISIBLEMAN
22. Relative of Loch Ness monster. : SEASERPENT
24. Fictional nobleman. : COUNTDRACULA
25. Lycanthropes. : WEREWOLVES
26. Ship's deck. : ORLOP
27. Materials for 75 Across. : INKS
28. Beware: Lat. : CAVE
29. "___ Irish Rose." : ABIES
30. Law: Abbr. : STAT
31. Fowl. : HEN
32. In unison. : ASONE
34. Moderate pace. : TROT
35. Odoriferous gum resins. : ASAFETIDAS
39. 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
66. Bid, double, or redouble. : CALL
67. Chamber of the heart. : VENTRICLE
69. See 128 Across. : BORISKARLOFF
74. Locale of H. Mitgang's "The Return." : ETNA
75. "Dear, Dead Days" man. : CHARLESADDAMS
77. Only. : MERE
79. "Turn of the Screw" scene. : HAUNTEDHOUSE
81. River of the Fertile Crescent. : EUPHRATES
83. Entre ___. : NOUS
84. Timetable abbreviation. : ARR
85. Legal term. : INRE
86. Tamarisk salt trees. : ATLES
87. Northern constellation. : BOOTES
90. Football passes. : SPIRALS
93. Angered. : IRED
95. Part of I. O. U. : OWE
96. Crude tartar. : ARGOL
97. "What is it?" : YES
98. Napoleon's fate. : EXILE
100. Members of a Five Nations tribe. : SENECAS
102. ___ owl. : BARN
103. Golfer's goal. : PAR
104. Newspaper pieces. : ITEMS
106. Governor's nickname. : ROCKY
107. Pub drink. : ALE
108. Painting. : MURAL
110. Stiff fabrics. : HORSEHAIRS
112. Final outcome. : FATE
113. ___ a dozen. : ADIME
115. Suffix in chemistry. : OSE
116. Mal de ___. : TETE
120. Monte ___. : CARLO
122. Saroyan hero. : ARAM
123. Dress style. : SACK
125. De Valera. : EAMON
126. See 24 Across. : BELALUGOSI
128. Mrs. Shelley's 1818 classic. : FRANKENSTEIN
131. Creator of 24 Across. : BRAMSTOKER
132. Noisy ghosts. : POLTERGEISTS
133. Part of a rocket. : CONE
134. Prickly. : SPINY
135. Rose oil. : ATTAR
136. Killer whales. : ORCAS
1. Nasal sound. : SNORT
2. Part of the palate. : UVULA
3. Mythical man with bull's head. : MINOTAUR
4. Training program of World War II. : ASTP
5. Spanish hero. : CID
6. Designed. : PLANNED
7. Take heed (of): Archaic. : RECK
8. Birds. : EMUS
9. Pharmacist's term. : SAL
10. Santa ___, Cal. : ANA
11. Egyptian dam site. : ASWAN
12. Old-time officials. : REEVES
13. French depot. : GARE
14. Avail. : USE
15. "___ folly," 1867. : SEWARDS
16. Spalato. : SPLIT
17. Form of 16 Across. : NEVE
18. Individuals. : ONES
19. Lbs., tns., etc. : WTS
20. Twenty: Comb. form. : ICOS
21. Lawyer's document. : BRIEF
23. Mechanical being, from Czech word. : ROBOT
28. Variety of lettuce. : COS
31. "The Pobble Who ___ Toes." : HASNO
32. Allan ___. : ADALE
33. Scene of witch trials, 1692. : SALEM
34. Manx cat's lack. : TAIL
36. Small Dutch coin. : STIVER
37. Boat. : TUG
38. Novello's namesakes. : IVORS
40. Card. : TREY
41. Hel's father. : LOKI
42. Church response. : AMEN
43. Anthropoid of the movies. : KONG
44. "And the light ___ in darkness . . . " : SHINETH
45. Former Italian title. : MADONNA
48. Ben Franklin was one. : DIPLOMAT
49. Narrow miss: Colloq. : SHAVE
50. Deep ravines. : GULCHES
52. Singer Gordon. : MACRAE
53. Chinaware. : DRESDEN
54. Lounge around. : LOLL
57. Caesar or Waldorf. : SALAD
59. U. S. Ambassador to Israel. : REID
60. Severe. : HARSH
62. City in Virginia. : STAUNTON
64. By some chance. : PERHAPS
66. Tent dwellers. : CAMPERS
68. Metrical stress. : ICTUS
69. Butter: Fr. : BEURRE
70. 1942 agency. : OSS
71. New Zealand timber tree. : KAURI
72. Joint above a horse's hoof. : FETLOCK
73. Type of thoroughfare. : FREEWAY
76. Lemur: Var. : LORI
78. Double curves. : ESSES
80. One of Byron's names. : NOEL
82. County in Wales. : RADNOR
85. The British ___. : ISLES
87. Rum cake. : BABA
88. Type of exam. : ORAL
89. Blunderbore. : OGRE
90. Evening, in Italy. : SERA
91. Self-evident proposition. : AXIOM
92. Metric weight. : LITRE
94. Adjective for 79 Across. : EERIE
97. Quick: Dial. : YARE
99. Scotsman's relative. : EME
101. Enraptured. : ECSTATIC
103. Baseball plays. : PUTOUTS
105. Penny dreadful. : SHOCKER
108. Shaded walks. : MALLS
109. Jack London's "Sea Wolf." : LARSEN
110. Pronoun. : HIM
111. Interrogator. : ASKER
112. Division of bowling game. : FRAME
114. Type of farm. : DAIRY
117. City in Syria. : EMESA
118. Roofs of French houses. : TOITS
119. River into the Danube. : ENNS
120. Fish. : CERO
121. David Balfour's friend. : ALAN
122. First Japanese Ambassador to U. S., 1905–09. : AOKI
123. Old sailor. : SALT
124. Theatre group. : ANTA
125. Danish weights. : ESER
126. British network. : BBC
127. Party monogram. : GOP
128. Famed "Conning Tower" columnist. : FPA
129. Bosh! : ROT
130. ___ Dinh Diem, Premiere of South Vietnam. : NGO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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