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Will Weng
Will Weng

CATCH PHRASES

New York Times, Sunday, October 2, 1966

Author:
Will Weng
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 651 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Will Weng has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,259
Across
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Hurls. : CASTS
6
___-à-brac. : BRIC
10
Stanch. : STEM
14
Top-notch. : GRADEA
20
Beaches, in old Rome. : ACTAE
21
Money, in new Rome. : LIRA
22
Rhone tributary. : SAONE
23
Having new spirit. : REBORN
24
Eye. : PRIVATEDETECTIVE
27
Witchery. : ALLURE
28
Famed sleeper. : RIP
29
Transgressions. : SINS
30
Tooth. : SWEETITEM
32
Black. : EBON
33
Suited. : ADAPTED
35
Put out. : SPEND
36
Tennis stroke. : SMASH
38
Honorary degree. : LLD
39
Bern's river. : AAR
40
Part. : SHARE
41
Scotsman's "has." : HAES
42
Look at. : EYE
44
Sylvan deity. : SATYR
47
Pack away. : STOW
48
Eel: Dial. : SNIG
50
Lectures of a kind. : TIRADES
54
Whilom. : ERST
55
Glum. : MOROSE
57
Vous ___. : ETES
59
Amy or James. : LOWELL
60
One of Jacob's wives. : LEAH
61
Came down. : ALIT
62
State: Abbr. : WISC
64
Kind of car. : USED
66
Riviera friend. : AMI
67
Time of day. : FORENOON
69
Distort. : MISSHAPE
71
Ballet bend. : PLIE
72
Manhattan, for one: Abbr. : BOR
73
Polo Grounds ghost. : GIANT
75
Take on hands. : HIRE
76
Active ones. : DOERS
77
Scanty costumes. : BIKINIS
81
Out of ___ out of mind. : SIGHTIS
83
Rodent. : PACKRAT
85
Early job for Caesar. : EDILE
86
Word of a kind. : NOUN
88
Brands. : MAKES
90
Contend. : VIE
91
Army VIP: Abbr. : GENL
92
Hand. : APPLAUSE
94
Words of adoration. : PRAISEBE
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Triste. : SAD
100
Vogue. : RAGE
102
Old partner of Hung. : AUST
103
Shensi capital. : SIAN
104
Commuter item. : FARE
105
Go ___ (overstep bounds). : TOOFAR
107
Prohibition. : DONT
109
Vivacity. : ESPRIT
111
Customer. : USER
112
Business places. : OFFICES
114
One looked up to. : IDOL
116
Desertlike. : ARID
117
January, in Spain. : ENERO
118
Word to a horse. : GEE
119
Adjective endings. : IALS
121
Brilliancy. : ECLAT
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Nicklaus's org. : PGA
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Norse goddess. : EIR
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Cum grano ___. : SALIS
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Sea arm. : INLET
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Early schoolgirl's coif. : PIGTAIL
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Scope. : AREA
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Arms. : FORTIFIES
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Points of convergence. : FOCI
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Snake. : BOA
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Spouted vessel. : TEAPOT
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Ears. : LOANTOMARCANTONY
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Hesitant. : UNSURE
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Pester. : ANNOY
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Aleutian isle. : ADAK
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Lamp slave. : GENIE
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Young bird. : PEEPER
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Occident. : WEST
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Fishing items. : NETS
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Daub. : SMEAR
Down
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Genus of goats, etc. : CAPRA
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Bitterly pungent. : ACRID
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Type of grass. : STIPA
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Hebrew letter. : TAV
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Marsh pink. : SEASTAR
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Harmonize. : BLEND
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Clears (of). : RIDS
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Choler. : IRE
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Dupes. : CATSPAWS
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Glutted. : SATED
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Roof: Fr. : TOIT
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View mentally. : ENVISAGE
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What to do in St. Louis. : MEETME
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Metric weights. : GRAMS
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Electrical unit. : REL
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Qualified. : ABLE
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Heel. : DOUBLEDEALER
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Actor Flynn. : ERROL
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Put ___ to. : ANEND
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Locales. : SCENES
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Layer. : TIER
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Jug. : EWER
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Atlantic coast. : EAST
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Foot. : PAYTHEBILL
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Launching of a rocket. : SHOOT
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King of Judaea. : HEROD
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Sequence. : STRING
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Thumb. : HITCHHIKE
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Go off course. : YAW
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Ego. : SELF
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Mars: Prefix. : AREO
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Ruler. : TSAR
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Aria. : SOLO
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Suffix with tall or small. : NESS
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Oléron, for one. : ILE
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City in N.Y. : ELMIRA
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Most cunning. : SLIEST
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N.Z. tribesman. : MAORI
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Stevenson's middle name. : EWING
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Highest in rank: Abbr. : SUPR
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Neck. : ISTHMUS
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Small spring. : SEEP
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Zero. : NONE
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Continents. : MAINLANDS
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Comfort: Fr. : AISE
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Ribs. : POKESFUNAT
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The jig ___. : ISUP
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7th-cen. date. : DCII
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___ differ (takes exception). : BEGSTO
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Have an ___ (have an inkling). : IDEAOF
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Elbow. : KINDOFGREASE
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Catch: Colloq. : SNAG
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Sampling. : TASTE
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Before: Fr. : AVANT
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Unclosed: Poet. : OPED
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Something of St. Louis. : SPIRIT
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Prefix with crat or mation. : AUTO
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Foray. : RAID
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Facilitate. : EASE
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A rabbit. : BRER
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Architect Saarinen. : EERO
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Sports events. : RACES
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Common verb. : ARE
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Small herring. : SPRAT
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Cry of disgust. : FIE
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Whetting device. : OILSTONE
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Buyer's contact. : SALESMAN
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Storage place of a kind. : SILO
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Mildness. : LENITY
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Proddings. : EGGINGS
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Code governing flying. : AIRLAW
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A queen, for short. : CLEO
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Type size. : PICA
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Consume utterly. : EATUP
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One of the Dunnes. : IRENE
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Following. : AFTER
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Words of contingency. : IFNOT
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Small blemishes. : POCKS
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Mother Hubbard's quest. : ABONE
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Old Aegean district. : IONIA
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Type of cake. : LAYER
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"Since Hector was ___." : APUP
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Fleming and others. : IANS
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College club. : FRAT
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Miner's quest. : ORE
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U.S. writer. : ADE
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Pro ___. : TEM

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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