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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 Down
1. Ensigns : FLAGS
6. Gadget : DOODAD
12. Fish with chopped bait : CHUM
16. Greek letters : PSIS
20. Fabric : LISLE
21. List of corrections : ERRATA
22. Dress style : ALINE
23. Demolish : RAZE
24. Loosen : UNTIE
25. Birth-control pioneer : SANGER
26. Unitas's team : COLTS
27. Inkling : IDEA
28. Famous last words : IDIDNTKNOWITWASLOADED
32. Be presumptuous : DARETO
33. Short football kick : ONSIDE
34. Uproar : BEDLAM
37. Punch's advice to those about to marry : DONT
39. Inebriate : SOT
40. Start a voyage : SETSAIL
43. Man's name : ELI
44. Air: Abbr. : ATM
47. Not lay ___ (leave untouched) : AHANDON
50. Subjunctive, for one : MOOD
51. Borneo people : IBAN
52. Canoeists' last words: "Let's ___" : SWAPPLACES
55. 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
64. Way out : EGRESS
66. Untwisted : RAVELED
69. Role in "Siegfried" : ERDA
70. Caesar's relative : CZAR
71. Krazy ___ : KAT
73. German article : DER
74. Adriatic city : VENICE
76. Shade of green : PEA
79. Gourmets' last words : LETSPICKOUROWNMUSHROOMS
84. Direction : ESE
85. Bring to ___ (add up) : ATOTAL
86. Pester : NAG
87. Ship's mailroom: Abbr. : SPO
88. Miscue : SLIP
89. In a line : AROW
90. Anarchist's opposite : STATIST
93. ___ thought : LOSTIN
95. Contract nonreader's last words : ILLSIGNIT
99. Theater area : PIT
100. Part of IOU : OWE
102. Wigs, old style : TETES
104. ___ the town (popular ones) : TOASTSOF
105. Abbreviation in grammar : FEM
106. Position : STANDPOINT
108. Relative of ain't : AMNT
109. Yugoslav name : TITO
111. Coalition of nations : ENTENTE
113. Parts of dols. : CTS
114. Young one : LAD
115. Phone users : DIALERS
118. Connectives : ORS
119. Tubers : YAMS
122. Ashore : ONLAND
124. Singer Julius : LAROSA
126. Combs wool : TEASES
130. Horseplayer's last words : ITSLIKEMONEYINTHEBANK
136. Mrs., in Poland : PANI
138. Take out : ERASE
139. In the same place: Lat. : IBIDEM
140. Highlander : KILTY
141. Low German lang. : FLEM
142. Paid a casual visit : RANIN
143. To sing: Lat. : CANERE
144. Chou ___ : ENLAI
145. Situation : CASE
146. 6-4, 6-2, etc. : SETS
147. Incites : EGGSON
148. Cattails : REEDS
1. In a changeable state : FLUID
2. Actress Lavin : LINDA
3. Up and about : ASTIR
4. Slid over : GLIDED
5. Taken care of : SEENTO
6. Hotel lobby feature : DESK
7. Algerian port : ORAN
8. Whether ___ : ORNO
9. Big sandwiches : DAGWOODS
10. Consumed partly : ATEINTO
11. Target game : DARTS
12. Near : CLOSETO
13. Elevation : HILL
14. Until: Poet. : UNTO
15. Iron range : MESABI
16. Nosed into : PRIED
17. Container of a kind : SADDLEBAG
18. Verb suffix : IZE
19. Vast amount : SEA
22. Seat of learning : ACADEMY
29. Of musical sounds : TONAL
30. State: Abbr. : WIS
31. Of the: Sp. : DEL
35. ___ Dale : ALANA
36. Obeys : MINDS
38. Picnicker's last words: "___ bull" : THATSACOWNOTA
39. Be contemptuous : SNEER
41. Wherewithal in Lima : SOLS
42. Tipper's last words : ADIMEISPLENTY
44. Noun suffix : AST
45. Does eyebrows : TWEEZES
46. City in Kent : MARGATE
48. Hot shot : ACE
49. Bus-catcher's last words: "It's ___" : NEVERONTIME
51. Mallorca, for one : ISLA
53. Young salmon : PARRS
54. Layer cake of a kind : PIE
56. Of a certain size: Dial. : LIL
58. Sneezing sound : KERCHOO
59. Churchman : ELDER
62. Word with land or sea : OVER
63. The same: Lat. : IDEM
65. Alpine wear : SKITOGS
67. Grownup : ADULT
68. Times of day: Abbr. : EVNGS
70. Little one: Suffix : CLE
72. Broadway buy: Abbr. : TKT
75. Greek letters : NUS
76. Expedient : POLITIC
77. Renowned : EMINENT
78. Uraeus : ASP
80. Advice to golfer starting a hole : PARIT
81. Kiln : OAST
82. Interval : WAIT
83. Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
89. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
91. Imitate : APE
92. Handbags : TOTES
94. Postal item: Abbr. : STP
95. Of a part of Europe: Prefix : ITALO
96. Miller hero : LOMAN
97. Transcontinental wires : LANDLINES
98. P.I. tree: Var. : IFIL
101. Faint : WAN
103. Address abbreviations : STS
105. Orifice, as in a bone : FORAMEN
106. Errant : STRAYING
107. Bored to ___ : DEATH
110. Reaching of a desired end : TELESIS
112. Equine lunchbox : NOSEBAG
115. Epsom or Churchill: Abbr. : DNS
116. Time passers : IDLERS
117. Theater sign : SRO
120. More docile : MEEKER
121. Anc. Italian : SABINE
123. Many ___ : ATIME
125. All fixed up : ONICE
127. ___ à manger : SALLE
128. Inward: Anat. : ENTAD
129. "The ___ falling": Chicken Little : SKYIS
131. Dies ___ : IRAE
132. 18th-c. metaphysician : KANT
133. Ancient date : IDES
134. Symbol of iniquity : NERO
135. Certain agents : TMEN
136. Soldier: Abbr. : PFC
137. ___ 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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