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Will Weng
Will Weng

LIFE'S LITTLE PROBLEMS

New York Times, Sunday, November 3, 1963

Author: Will Weng
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 633 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,208
Across Down
1. ___ Saud. : IBN
4. Shower time. : APRIL
9. Symbolic garb. : PANTS
14. Hoppers. : TOADS
19. Crow. : GLOAT
22. Old English lawn game. : TROCO
23. Brewing. : AFOOT
24. Bucolic. : RURAL
25. Hamlet reflection on life. : OUTRAGEOUSFORTUNE
28. Impatiently eager. : ITCHY
29. Compensating forces. : REACTIONS
30. Assumed. : TAKEN
31. TNT, etc. : AMMO
33. A degree. : NTH
34. Old instruments. : LUTES
36. Dolce ___ niente. : FAR
37. Nice friend. : AMI
38. Blend. : FUSE
42. Hebrew name meaning "priest." : COHEN
44. Civil suit bases. : TORTS
46. Canadian area: Abbr. : NWT
48. Pitting device. : STONER
50. Kyushu peak. : ASOSAN
52. Makes sure. : SEESTOIT
55. California resort near Reno. : NORDEN
56. Treasure. : GEM
57. Bore. : TIRE
60. "Angel." : PATRON
61. N.J. and S.C. cities. : CAMDENS
62. River to North Sea. : YSER
64. French VIP. : CHEF
66. Result of dialing. : WRONGNUMBER
68. Outlook for movie seats, etc. : ASHORTWAIT
71. Br. decoration. : OBE
72. Like a June day. : RARE
75. Math ratio. : COSINE
78. Frolic. : LARK
79. Take a stock off board. : DELIST
82. Wisecrack. : GAG
83. U. of Maine home. : ORONO
84. End-of-month notation. : PLEASEREMIT
87. The last. : OMEGA
89. SMU's rival. : TCU
90. Beyond ___. : BELIEF
92. Low-caste Hindu. : TELI
93. Gardened. : SPADED
94. Variety of quartz. : SARD
96. Relative of call, on Wall Street. : PUT
97. Flimflams. : SHELLGAMES
100. Downtown sign. : NORIGHTTURN
104. Mitigate. : EASE
105. Linden tree. : TEIL
109. Elsa, for example. : LIONESS
111. Gallic wear. : BERETS
113. Hudson R. specialty. : SHAD
115. ___ nutshell. : INA
116. Entirely. : INTOTO
117. Silliness. : FALDERAL
119. Fasten over. : RESNAP
121. Cut out sweets. : DIETED
122. ___ king. : ERL
123. Crop term. : YIELD
126. Pears. : BOSCS
127. Group of kilns. : OAST
128. Cybernetics initials. : IBM
130. Chinese Red. : MAO
133. Sometime castle site. : SPAIN
135. Indian. : OTO
136. It's enough. : ONCE
138. Casaba. : MELON
140. Lightning devices. : ARRESTERS
143. Lone elephant. : ROGUE
146. Macbeth reflection on life. : SIGNIFYINGNOTHING
149. Put in force. : ENACT
150. Not true: Abbr. : ERRON
151. Behaved. : ACTED
152. Civet's relative. : GENET
153. Spas. : BATHS
154. Discernment. : TASTE
155. Anglo-Saxon freeman. : CEORL
156. Class men: Abbr. : SRS
1. Stravinsky. : IGOR
2. Killjoys. : BLUENOSES
3. Out. : NOTATHOME
4. Went in a cafe. : ATEOUT
5. In a jiffy. : PRONTO
6. Humdingers. : ROUSERS
7. Suffix meaning "study." : ICS
8. Golf shot. : LOFT
9. Hooded pullover. : PARKA
10. Time for a faun. : AFTERNOON
11. Parsing word. : NOUN
12. Style: Fr. : TON
13. A type of bath. : STEAM
14. Set a sail. : TRIM
15. Vending machine sign. : OUTOFORDER
16. Bow. : ARC
17. Relative of dit. : DAH
18. Shifty. : SLY
20. Fallen ___. : ARCHES
21. Part of a drum roll. : TAT
26. Le Sage hero. : GIL
27. Blockhead. : OAF
32. Identifies wrongly. : MISNAMES
35. Short distance. : STEP
37. Law man: Abbr. : ATT
39. Like some wines. : UNDERAGED
40. Recognized. : SEEN
41. Sea birds. : ERNS
42. Sly: Slang. : CAGY
43. Baseball league: Abbr. : NAT
45. What Alfred Thayer Mahan wrote about. : SEAWARS
47. Political component. : WING
49. Pyramid, for instance. : TOMB
51. Recess. : NICHE
53. Sad news from the ump. : STRIKETHREE
54. Dog ___. : TROT
58. Greek letter. : RHO
59. Poetic word. : EER
61. 18 inches. : CUBIT
63. Picnic hazard. : RAIN
65. Jersey Palisades town. : FTLEE
67. ___ me tangere. : NOLI
69. Snooty one. : SNOB
70. Br. air unit: Abbr. : WAAF
73. Fad. : RAGE
74. Old oath. : EGAD
75. Tent items. : COTS
76. Whale: Lat. : ORCA
77. Products of Benny's violin. : SOURNOTES
79. Vale. : DELL
80. Zola. : EMILE
81. Buddhist shrine. : TOPE
84. Publicity items: Colloq. : PLUGS
85. Baltic land: Abbr. : LITH
86. Orbiter's critical stage. : REENTRY
88. Pole. : MAST
91. Incidental. : EPISODIC
93. Daub. : SMEAR
95. Museum sign. : DONOTTOUCH
97. A number like pi. : SURD
98. Tank contents. : GAS
99. Bat wood. : ASH
101. Network: Anat. : RETE
102. Beam. : TBAR
103. "___, in mournful numbers . . . " : TELLMENOT
106. Brainy people. : EINSTEINS
107. Trapped. : INACORNER
108. Circuits. : LAPS
109. Italian resort. : LIDO
110. Amazon dolphin. : INIA
112. Je ne ___ quoi. : SAIS
114. Social bud. : DEB
117. Gender: Abbr. : FEM
118. Gulf, now Corinth. : LEPANTO
120. Calm. : SOOTHE
124. Bulkier. : LARGER
125. Full-skirted dress. : DIRNDL
129. Harry. : BESET
131. Penny ___ (cheap). : ALINE
132. Impatient exclamation. : OOF
134. Recent: Prefix. : NEO
137. Clear profits. : NETS
138. Heads of nines: Abbr. : MGRS
139. Gotham club, since 1868: Abbr. : NYAC
141. Silver abbreviation. : STG
142. NCO's. : SGTS
143. Johnny ___. : REB
144. ___ bet. : ONA
145. Pistol: Slang. : GAT
147. "Ca ___," 1790 French song. : IRA
148. Break the ___. : ICE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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