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Will Weng
Will Weng

HAVING THE LAST WORD

New York Times, Sunday, November 10, 1968

Author:
Will Weng
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
Will Weng has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,029
Across
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Ensigns : FLAGS
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Gadget : DOODAD
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Fish with chopped bait : CHUM
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Greek letters : PSIS
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Fabric : LISLE
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List of corrections : ERRATA
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Dress style : ALINE
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Demolish : RAZE
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Loosen : UNTIE
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Birth-control pioneer : SANGER
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Unitas's team : COLTS
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Inkling : IDEA
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Famous last words : IDIDNTKNOWITWASLOADED
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Be presumptuous : DARETO
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Short football kick : ONSIDE
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Uproar : BEDLAM
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Punch's advice to those about to marry : DONT
39
Inebriate : SOT
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Start a voyage : SETSAIL
43
Man's name : ELI
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Air: Abbr. : ATM
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Not lay ___ (leave untouched) : AHANDON
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Subjunctive, for one : MOOD
51
Borneo people : IBAN
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Canoeists' last words: "Let's ___" : SWAPPLACES
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Ancient city of England : ELY
57
___ dislikes : LIKESAND
60
Double felt sun hat : TERAI
61
Links locale : TEE
62
Egg: Prefix : OVI
63
Match-lighter's last words : ISMELLGAS
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Way out : EGRESS
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Untwisted : RAVELED
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Role in "Siegfried" : ERDA
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Caesar's relative : CZAR
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Krazy ___ : KAT
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German article : DER
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Adriatic city : VENICE
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Shade of green : PEA
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Gourmets' last words : LETSPICKOUROWNMUSHROOMS
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Direction : ESE
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Bring to ___ (add up) : ATOTAL
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Pester : NAG
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Ship's mailroom: Abbr. : SPO
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Miscue : SLIP
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In a line : AROW
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Anarchist's opposite : STATIST
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___ thought : LOSTIN
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Contract nonreader's last words : ILLSIGNIT
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Theater area : PIT
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Part of IOU : OWE
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Wigs, old style : TETES
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___ the town (popular ones) : TOASTSOF
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Abbreviation in grammar : FEM
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Position : STANDPOINT
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Relative of ain't : AMNT
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Yugoslav name : TITO
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Coalition of nations : ENTENTE
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Parts of dols. : CTS
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Young one : LAD
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Phone users : DIALERS
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Connectives : ORS
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Tubers : YAMS
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Ashore : ONLAND
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Singer Julius : LAROSA
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Combs wool : TEASES
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Horseplayer's last words : ITSLIKEMONEYINTHEBANK
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Mrs., in Poland : PANI
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Take out : ERASE
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In the same place: Lat. : IBIDEM
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Highlander : KILTY
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Low German lang. : FLEM
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Paid a casual visit : RANIN
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To sing: Lat. : CANERE
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Chou ___ : ENLAI
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Situation : CASE
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6-4, 6-2, etc. : SETS
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Incites : EGGSON
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Cattails : REEDS
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In a changeable state : FLUID
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Actress Lavin : LINDA
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Up and about : ASTIR
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Slid over : GLIDED
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Taken care of : SEENTO
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Hotel lobby feature : DESK
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Whether ___ : ORNO
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Big sandwiches : DAGWOODS
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Consumed partly : ATEINTO
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Target game : DARTS
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Near : CLOSETO
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Elevation : HILL
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Until: Poet. : UNTO
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Iron range : MESABI
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Nosed into : PRIED
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Container of a kind : SADDLEBAG
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Verb suffix : IZE
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Vast amount : SEA
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Seat of learning : ACADEMY
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Of musical sounds : TONAL
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State: Abbr. : WIS
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Of the: Sp. : DEL
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___ Dale : ALANA
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Obeys : MINDS
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Picnicker's last words: "___ bull" : THATSACOWNOTA
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Be contemptuous : SNEER
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Wherewithal in Lima : SOLS
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Tipper's last words : ADIMEISPLENTY
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Noun suffix : AST
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Does eyebrows : TWEEZES
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City in Kent : MARGATE
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Hot shot : ACE
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Bus-catcher's last words: "It's ___" : NEVERONTIME
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Mallorca, for one : ISLA
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Young salmon : PARRS
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Layer cake of a kind : PIE
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Of a certain size: Dial. : LIL
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Sneezing sound : KERCHOO
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Churchman : ELDER
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Word with land or sea : OVER
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The same: Lat. : IDEM
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Alpine wear : SKITOGS
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Grownup : ADULT
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Times of day: Abbr. : EVNGS
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Little one: Suffix : CLE
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Broadway buy: Abbr. : TKT
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Greek letters : NUS
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Expedient : POLITIC
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Renowned : EMINENT
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Uraeus : ASP
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Advice to golfer starting a hole : PARIT
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Kiln : OAST
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Interval : WAIT
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Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Imitate : APE
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Handbags : TOTES
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Postal item: Abbr. : STP
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Of a part of Europe: Prefix : ITALO
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Miller hero : LOMAN
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Transcontinental wires : LANDLINES
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P.I. tree: Var. : IFIL
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Faint : WAN
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Address abbreviations : STS
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Orifice, as in a bone : FORAMEN
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Errant : STRAYING
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Bored to ___ : DEATH
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Reaching of a desired end : TELESIS
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Equine lunchbox : NOSEBAG
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Epsom or Churchill: Abbr. : DNS
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Time passers : IDLERS
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Theater sign : SRO
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More docile : MEEKER
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Anc. Italian : SABINE
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Many ___ : ATIME
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All fixed up : ONICE
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___ à manger : SALLE
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Inward: Anat. : ENTAD
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"The ___ falling": Chicken Little : SKYIS
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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18th-c. metaphysician : KANT
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Ancient date : IDES
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Symbol of iniquity : NERO
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Certain agents : TMEN
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Soldier: Abbr. : PFC
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___ reine : ALA

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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