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Will Weng
Will Weng

AFTER THE FEAST IS OVER

New York Times, Sunday, November 26, 1967

Author: Will Weng
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 641 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Will Weng has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Many missing periods at ends of clues in original; added them. Missing ellipsis in original clue for 97-Across; added it. Replaced period with colon in original clues for 112- and 140-Across; added colons in 9- and 37-Down; left clue for 98-Across as it was rather than change it to "Tsk-tsk!"—seemed to be onomatopoeic spelling of actual clucking noise and was also clearly the clue; changed punctuation of 101-Across; changed 64-Down "Regions Abb" to "Regions: Abbr."; added umlaut over "o" in "Koln"; added period to "Atl" in 70-Down.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,679
Across Down
1. Duffle holder. : SEABAG
7. Possible purse contents. : TRASH
12. Popular dance in Rio. : SAMBA
17. Resorts. : SPAS
21. Fermi. : ENRICO
22. Nouveau ___. : RICHE
23. Like a whistle. : CLEAN
24. Under way. : ASEA
25. Thanksgiving dinner, in a sense. : WEIGHTLIFTER
27. "But is ___?" : ITART
28. Husband: Fr. : MARI
29. River of Yorkshire. : URE
30. Color to be out of. : THEBLUE
31. Hamlet's flesh. : TOOTOOSOLID
33. Feasible: Abbr. : POSS
35. Chill. : AGUE
36. Answers to some dances. : RAINS
38. Effluvia. : MIASMAS
39. Saki. : HHMUNRO
42. Good times. : UPS
43. Confined. : PENT
44. Traffic sign. : SLO
45. Part of a sentry's challenge. : ORFOE
48. Cacti. : MESCALS
50. "___ the Hunter," by Gann. : FATEIS
52. Makes notches. : SERRATES
54. Musical sounds. : TRAS
55. Hera's son. : ARES
56. Sounds of inquiry. : EHS
59. Lacking uniformity. : SPOTTY
60. Command to a dog. : BEG
61. Give special attention (to). : CATER
63. Construct. : ERECT
65. Woe ___! : ISME
66. Ant. : EMMET
69. Pike's cousin. : LANCE
70. Nonsense! : PIFFLE
71. Explosive. : TNT
73. Peanut product. : OIL
74. Word in Psalms. : SELAH
75. Comic. : GAGSTER
76. Dash, in Morse code. : DAH
78. Finish first, as a big meal. : BEATTOTHEPAUNCH
82. A.D. times: Abbr. : YRS
83. Ignore one's diet. : OVEREAT
85. Limerick man and others. : LEARS
86. Skating group. : NSA
87. Shooter. : TAW
89. Give new consideration. : REHEAR
90. Whirring sounds. : BIRRS
91. Cool-weather wear. : SCARF
93. Indian title. : RANA
96. Crystal form. : PRISM
97. "Thou ___ not then be false . . . " : CANST
98. Tck-tck! : FIE
99. Indians. : OSAGES
101. N. Y. or Balt. : SPT
102. Peeved. : SORE
103. Dinner ___. : ISON
105. One kind of diet. : SALTLESS
107. Tempters. : SATANS
109. Sounds of marching feet. : THRUMPS
111. ___ as a beet. : ASRED
112. Him: Fr. : LUI
115. Aggregate. : MASS
116. Scottish snow. : SNA
117. Guess. : SURMISE
119. Parvenu. : UPSTART
121. Packs away. : STOWS
123. French marshal. : NEIL
124. Not on ___! : ABET
128. Nondieter. : STOUTFELLOW
130. Mississippi explorer. : LASALLE
133. Purpose. : USE
134. Type of fee. : TOLL
135. Ultimate goal. : IDEAL
136. Only two helpings of pie. : JUSTDESSERTS
138. Concepts, in Greek philosophy. : EIDE
139. Declare. : STATE
140. Bone: Prefix. : OSTEO
141. Fish trap. : EELPOT
142. Map entries. : RTES
143. Sharpens. : HONES
144. Anything annoying. : THORN
145. Girl's name. : ELISSA
1. Monopolize. : SEWUP
2. January, in Ponce. : ENERO
3. Zodiac sign. : ARIES
4. One of the dippers. : BIG
5. Eight, Berlin time. : ACHT
6. New York. : GOTHAM
7. Public defenders. : TRIBUNES
8. Burglars. : RIFLERS
9. In ___ (in reality): Lat. : ACTU
10. Steep. : SHEER
11. Pronoun. : HER
12. Descendants. : SCIONS
13. Choristers. : ALTOS
14. Dinner dish. : MEAT
15. Forecaster's aid. : BAROMETER
16. "Dinner at ___." : ANTOINES
17. Aesop's island. : SAMOS
18. Bible book. : PSALMS
19. Housetop feature. : AERIAL
20. Affirmed. : SAIDSO
26. Pea or bean. : LEGUME
31. Gets the bad news, diet-wise. : TIPSSCALES
32. Egyptian goddess. : SATI
34. Add butter. : SHORTEN
37. Court: Lat. : AULA
40. What calories measure. : HEAT
41. Choral group. : OCTET
43. Gay ___. : PAREE
45. Bone: Prefix. : OSSI
46. Party men: Abbr. : REPS
47. Where to shoot calories. : FROMTHEHIP
49. Silver: Abbr. : ARG
50. Opportunity for dieters. : FATCHANCE
51. Bondmen. : SERFS
53. Ship's rope. : TYE
57. Nondieter's risk. : HEFTYWAGER
58. Hard: Prefix. : SCLER
60. Expanding items for eaters. : BELTLINES
62. What to take after dinner. : ANAP
63. "Dinner at ___." : EIGHT
64. Regions: Abbr. : TERS
67. Castle area. : MOAT
68. With, in Köln. : MIT
69. Glass ovens. : LEHRS
70. Relative of Atl. : PAC
72. Type of bar. : TBEAM
74. What to do about a diet. : STARTITNOW
75. Growl. : GNAR
76. Village. : DORP
77. Claims. : AVERS
79. Piece of corn. : EAR
80. Poetic words. : OERS
81. Land of Thanksgiving. : USA
84. Pauses. : RESTS
88. Lake NW of Tashkent. : ARALSEA
90. In-gathering places. : BARNS
91. Cavity. : SINUS
92. Page no. : FOL
94. Nose: Scot. : NESE
95. Chosen for a task: Abbr. : ASSD
97. ___ a stop. : COASTEDTO
98. In honor of. : FOR
100. Penn and others. : STAS
102. Asteroid, sea version. : STARFISH
104. Author of "The Apple Cart." : SHAW
105. Apply, as butter. : SPREADON
106. "With ___ and a song . . . " : ASMILE
108. Relative of amo. : AMAT
110. Where Cork is. : MUNSTER
112. Radiance. : LUSTER
113. Not ___ (incapable). : UPTOIT
114. Opera role. : ISOLDE
116. Fur pieces. : STOLES
118. "___ you again . . . " : ILLSEE
120. Bulrushes. : TULES
121. Shade of blue. : SLATE
122. Fund of a sort. : SLUSH
125. Thanksgiving sounds. : BURPS
126. These: Sp. : ESTOS
127. Seed part. : TESTA
129. Sprat's choice. : LEAN
131. Concerning. : ASTO
132. Donkey: Ger. : ESEL
136. Write hurriedly. : JOT
137. Ivy Leaguer. : ELI

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 18 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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