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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

WORDS AND WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, May 30, 1965

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.65, Missing: { X Z }
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
JimH notes: Bernice Gorden is often credited with inventing the crossword rebus (this is her first) but there were predecessors in the 1950s.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,782
Across Down
1. Dull-red marble. : RANCE
6. As it were. : QUASI
11. Greco and Iturbi. : JOSES
16. Jade. : TIRE
20. City near Lisbon. : EVORA
21. Make timid. : UNMAN
22. Forward: Fr. : AVANT
23. Certain Asians. : IRANI
25. Mohammedan VIP's. : CADIS
26. Out of order. : AMISS
27. Gozo's neighbor. : MALTA
28. Certain Alps. : MONTS
29. "___ Lady," Willa Cather novel. : ALOST
30. Fabric of wool and goat's hair. : KASHA
31. On one's toes. : ALERT
32. "The ___ not yet." : ENDIS
33. Attire for men. : SOUP&FISH
35. Burmese. : TAI
37. Peter, ___ of folk song fame. : PAUL&MARY
39. Weights: Abbr. : TNS
40. Quick as a ___. : WINK
41. Around. : CIRCA
43. Vowel before an accented syllable. : PRETONE
44. TV name. : BERG
45. The floor of the ocean. : SEASAND
47. William Tell, Norse form. : EGIL
48. Short, pithy expression. : PHRASE
51. Taker of a test. : CONTESTEE
53. Went around and around. : EDDIED
57. Is affected by some event. : REACTS
58. In many instances. : OFTEN
59. Helmsman's course. : WBN
60. Lie sheltered. : NESTLE
61. Siberian city. : OMSK
62. Bone. : ULNA
64. A "little bit of heaven." : IRELAND
67. Time: Poet. : EVE
68. ___ up. : PEPPED
70. Indian arrow poison. : CURARI
71. Having fields. : ACRED
73. Old coin of Portugal. : DOBRA
75. Ingredients of a little girl. : SUGAR&SPICE
79. Wild animals. : BOARS
80. That is: Lat. : IDEST
81. Roman general. : SCIPIO
82. Part of H.H.H. : HUBERT
84. Ship: Abbr. : STR
85. Second hearing. : RETRIAL
86. Apteryx. : KIWI
87. Opinion. : VIEW
90. Decanter. : CARAFE
93. Scheherazade's place. : ODA
94. Nobelist in physics, 1912. : DALEN
97. Idle: Sp. : OCIOSO
99. Wimsey's creator. : SAYERS
100. New version of an old story. : RETELLING
102. ___ dernière (last year): Fr. : LANNEE
103. ___ precedent. : SETA
105. Presents. : DONATES
106. By ___. : ROTE
107. Regards. : ESTEEMS
110. Tore. : RACED
111. Solicits. : BEGS
112. Size of shot. : BBB
115. "___ are all as one."—Euripides. : RICH&POOR
117. Sea: Fr. : MER
118. Song made popular by Libby Holman. : BODY&SOUL
120. Path: Fr. : ALLEE
121. Make one. : UNITE
123. Heat: Lat. : CALOR
125. Tooth: It. : DENTE
126. "If a body ___ body." : MEETA
127. "Dombey and Son." : NOVEL
128. Kind of angle. : ACUTE
129. Newspaper notices. : OBITS
130. Marquette and others. : PERES
131. Vestige. : TRACE
132. Prongs. : TINES
133. Middle name of V. P. Dawes. : GATES
134. Inquisitive. : NOSY
135. Greens. : SALAD
136. ___ Park. : ESTES
137. Boutique. : STORE
1. Improve the form of. : RECAST
2. Isle of myth. : AVALON
3. Knotty. : NODOUS
4. Short, as pie crust. : CRISP
5. Maugham book of stories. : EAST&WEST
6. Aspen. : QUAKING
7. Expose. : UNMASK
8. Of a certain sect. : AMISH
9. Window part. : SASH
10. Very greedy. : INSATIATE
11. Relatives of Bermuda shorts. : JAMAICAS
12. Face shape. : OVAL
13. Tapioca-like tuber. : SALEP
14. Catch. : ENTRAP
15. Human development. : STATURE
16. Proverbial non-waiters. : TIME&TIDE
17. Rusty spots on cloth. : IRONMOLDS
18. Boat for three rowers. : RANDAN
19. Total. : ENTIRE
24. Part of Paris. : ISSY
34. Grows angry. : FIRESUP
36. Long-run play. : ARSENIC&OLDLACE
38. Inscription. : LEGEND
41. Per ___. : CENT
42. Bobbin-made lace. : ANTWERP
44. Angels of a sort. : BACKERS
45. Chesterfield. : SOFA
46. Excavation, as in a fort: Fr. : DEBLAI
48. Favorable. : PRO
49. Speaker's sound. : HEM
50. Fruit. : RASPBERRY
51. Ormandy, for example. : CONDUCTOR
52. Bending into a curve. : ENARCHING
54. Performance a second time. : ITERATION
55. Young eel. : ELVER
56. Exploits. : DEEDS
63. River into the Meuse. : LESSE
65. Muscovite. : RUS
66. ___ Amsterdam. : NIEUW
69. Timely. : PAT
71. Presidential nickname. : ABE
72. Like a raven. : CORVINE
73. Platters. : DISCS
74. Masefield novel, 1926. : ODTAA
76. Braced. : GIRDED
77. Beekeeper. : APIATOR
78. Creek. : RIA
83. Student's subject. : BIOLOGY
85. Perform a dance again. : RESTEP
86. Knows: Scot. : KENS
88. Native of: Suffix. : ESE
89. Grief. : WOE
91. Lovers of the beautiful. : AESTHETES
92. Unconventional. : FREE&EASY
95. Wrangle. : ALTERCATE
96. Emulated Ananias. : LIED
98. Great quantities: Colloq. : CATS&DOGS
101. Painted. : ENAMELED
104. Lots. : AMOUNTS
106. Set right. : REDRESS
107. "Wonderful Town" role. : EILEEN
108. Hard: Prefix. : SCLERO
109. Mexican state. : SONORA
111. Type of footwear. : BOOTEE
112. Skipjack. : BONITO
113. Bread spread. : BUTTER
114. Wounded one: Fr. : BLESSE
115. Incline. : RAMP
116. Be a match for. : RIVAL
118. Plain-spoken. : BLUNT
119. Jewish month: Var. : SEBAT
122. Case: It. : TECA
124. Galatea's beloved. : ACIS

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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