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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
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___ 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
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Entirely. : INTOTO
117
Silliness. : FALDERAL
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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
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Indian. : OTO
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It's enough. : ONCE
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Casaba. : MELON
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Lightning devices. : ARRESTERS
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Lone elephant. : ROGUE
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Macbeth reflection on life. : SIGNIFYINGNOTHING
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Put in force. : ENACT
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Not true: Abbr. : ERRON
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Behaved. : ACTED
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Civet's relative. : GENET
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Spas. : BATHS
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Discernment. : TASTE
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Anglo-Saxon freeman. : CEORL
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Class men: Abbr. : SRS
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Stravinsky. : IGOR
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Killjoys. : BLUENOSES
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Out. : NOTATHOME
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Went in a cafe. : ATEOUT
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In a jiffy. : PRONTO
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Humdingers. : ROUSERS
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Suffix meaning "study." : ICS
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Golf shot. : LOFT
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Hooded pullover. : PARKA
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Time for a faun. : AFTERNOON
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Parsing word. : NOUN
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Style: Fr. : TON
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A type of bath. : STEAM
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Set a sail. : TRIM
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Vending machine sign. : OUTOFORDER
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Bow. : ARC
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Relative of dit. : DAH
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Shifty. : SLY
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Fallen ___. : ARCHES
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Part of a drum roll. : TAT
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Le Sage hero. : GIL
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Blockhead. : OAF
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Identifies wrongly. : MISNAMES
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Short distance. : STEP
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Law man: Abbr. : ATT
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Like some wines. : UNDERAGED
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Recognized. : SEEN
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Sea birds. : ERNS
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Sly: Slang. : CAGY
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Baseball league: Abbr. : NAT
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What Alfred Thayer Mahan wrote about. : SEAWARS
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Political component. : WING
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Pyramid, for instance. : TOMB
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Recess. : NICHE
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Sad news from the ump. : STRIKETHREE
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Dog ___. : TROT
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Greek letter. : RHO
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Poetic word. : EER
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18 inches. : CUBIT
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Picnic hazard. : RAIN
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Jersey Palisades town. : FTLEE
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___ me tangere. : NOLI
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Snooty one. : SNOB
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Br. air unit: Abbr. : WAAF
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Fad. : RAGE
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Old oath. : EGAD
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Tent items. : COTS
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Whale: Lat. : ORCA
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Products of Benny's violin. : SOURNOTES
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Vale. : DELL
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Zola. : EMILE
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Buddhist shrine. : TOPE
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Publicity items: Colloq. : PLUGS
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Baltic land: Abbr. : LITH
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Orbiter's critical stage. : REENTRY
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Pole. : MAST
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Incidental. : EPISODIC
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Daub. : SMEAR
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Museum sign. : DONOTTOUCH
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A number like pi. : SURD
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Tank contents. : GAS
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Bat wood. : ASH
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Network: Anat. : RETE
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Beam. : TBAR
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"___, in mournful numbers . . . " : TELLMENOT
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Brainy people. : EINSTEINS
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Trapped. : INACORNER
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Circuits. : LAPS
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Italian resort. : LIDO
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Amazon dolphin. : INIA
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Je ne ___ quoi. : SAIS
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Social bud. : DEB
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Gender: Abbr. : FEM
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Gulf, now Corinth. : LEPANTO
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Calm. : SOOTHE
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Bulkier. : LARGER
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Full-skirted dress. : DIRNDL
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Harry. : BESET
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Penny ___ (cheap). : ALINE
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Impatient exclamation. : OOF
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Recent: Prefix. : NEO
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Clear profits. : NETS
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Heads of nines: Abbr. : MGRS
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Gotham club, since 1868: Abbr. : NYAC
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Silver abbreviation. : STG
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NCO's. : SGTS
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Johnny ___. : REB
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___ bet. : ONA
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Pistol: Slang. : GAT
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"Ca ___," 1790 French song. : IRA
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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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