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Will Weng
Will Weng

READERS' GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, March 3, 1968

Author:
Will Weng
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 670 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 31
Will Weng has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,777
Across
1. Food from heaven. : MANNA
6. Weight. : CARAT
11. Chatter. : PRATE
16. Slangy exclamation. : RATS
20. Over. : AGAIN
21. Primitive cell. : AMEBA
22. Cho-___, Puccini role. : CHOSAN
23. Theater sign. : EXIT
24. What loose art prints are. : SUITABLEFORFRAMING
27. Utah ski resort. : ALTA
28. Asian sheep. : CARACUL
29. Speech sounds. : GUTTURALS
30. "___ a Grecian Urn." : ODEON
31. Famous cat. : ELSA
33. Dick Deadeye. : TAR
34. Black bird. : ANI
35. Buchman's group. : MRA
36. Toward the mouth. : ORAD
40. After "5th Printing: Sold Out." : BACKINSTOCK
43. Monastery heads. : ABBOTS
47. Space-capsule rockets. : RETROS
49. Biddy. : HEN
50. Resembling a sail. : SHEETY
52. Crocus. : IRID
53. Men of Fyn. : DANES
54. Blabs. : TATTLES
57. City just E of Front Range. : BOULDER
59. Tending to wear away. : EROSIVE
62. Mets' home. : SHEA
63. Obstructions. : BARRIERS
64. Sicilian strait. : MESSINA
66. Sounds of hesitation. : ERS
67. Winglike. : ALAR
69. Liner: Abbr. : STR
70. Squarish. : BOXY
71. Auctioneer's word. : SOLD
73. Metal artist. : ETCHER
75. Assent. : SAYYES
78. Suffix for a doer. : AST
79. Books in a trash can, perhaps. : COLLECTORSITEMS
82. Chemical prefix. : OXA
83. Tune or air. : STRAIN
85. Make less dense. : RAREFY
86. Golf term. : FORE
87. Donald. : DUCK
88. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
89. Honey: Prefix. : MELI
90. Coxcomb. : FOP
92. Movie doctor. : KILDARE
94. Enlarged bit by bit. : ACCRETED
97. Geographical prefix. : EURO
99. Batters' positions. : STANCES
101. Jeered. : BOOEDAT
102. Like too many lands. : WARTORN
105. Electron tube. : DIODE
106. Handle: Lat. : ANSA
107. Equipped with poles. : MASTED
110. Letter. : VEE
111. Wyoming's second city. : CASPER
112. Prepares. : SETSUP
114. Book club rookie. : TRIALMEMBER
118. London park. : HYDE
119. Initials in the news. : USA
120. Equipment. : RIG
121. Initials in the news. : OAS
122. Range part. : OVEN
124. Tire. : SPARE
127. Kittens' relative. : MOTHERCAT
130. Of an Egyptian god. : OSIRIDE
135. Prefix for gon or glot. : POLY
136. "Available by mail or ___." : ATBETTERBOOKSTORES
138. Medley. : OLIO
139. Dissertations. : THESES
140. Kukla's friend. : OLLIE
141. Perch. : ROOST
142. Stylish chap. : TOFF
143. Relative of inc. or ltd. : ASSTD
144. Dickens girl and others. : NELLS
145. ___ vincit amor. : OMNIA
Down
1. Gender. Abbr. : MASC
2. Water: Sp. : AGUA
3. Indian otter. : NAIR
4. Girl of song. : NITA
5. Within ___ of (nearly). : ANACE
6. ___ halt. : CALLSA
7. Soul: Fr. : AME
8. Kitchen item: Abbr. : REFG
9. Come ___ wind. : ABOUTINTHE
10. Cloth. : TARTAN
11. Important Egyptians. : PHARAOHS
12. Kind of novel. : ROMANCE
13. "I do ___." : ASILIKE
14. Some shoes. : TANS
15. A lang. : ENG
16. Relative of "Couldn't put it down." : READABILITY
17. Part of a car. : AXLE
18. Belgrade figure. : TITO
19. "The Man." : STAN
22. Vineyard: Fr. : CRU
25. Corms. : BULBS
26. Boxers: Abbr. : FTRS
30. Sphere. : ORB
32. After sieben, in Berlin. : ACHT
35. City official. : MAYOR
36. General Wingate. : ORDE
37. Last. : REARMOST
38. After "You will also receive." : ATNOEXTRACOST
39. Ornate. : DRESSY
41. N. Z. parrots. : KEAS
42. Part of Mao's name. : TSE
44. What to do now, bookwise. : ORDERYOURCOPY
45. Row. : TIER
46. Teleg. men. : SDRS
48. Condition: Suffix. : OSIS
51. Metal piece. : TBAR
55. Cylindrical. : TERETE
56. Book club ultimatum. : LASTOFFER
58. Sky bears. : URSAS
60. American mink. : VISON
61. Lab term. : ENOL
63. Hungarian composer. : BARTOK
65. Britain, on British maps. : ALLRED
67. Sounds of appreciation. : AHS
68. Eric's son. : LEIF
70. Degrees. : BAS
72. Transaction. : DEAL
74. Exclaim. : CRYOUT
75. Small fish. : SMELT
76. Outdid. : EXCEEDED
77. Egyptian cotton. : SAK
79. Decorated. : CITED
80. Dernier ___. : CRI
81. Ares's sister. : ERIS
84. Part of $19.95 book titles. : ATREASURYOF
87. Pastry. : DANISH
89. After: Prefix. : META
91. Evinces talent. : PROVESABLE
93. Art form. : DADA
94. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
95. Solid: Geom. : CONE
96. Cigar city. : TAMPA
98. Utah town. : OREM
100. Parched. : SERE
102. Proportioned, as statistics. : WEIGHTED
103. Polit. group. : ADA
104. Biblical peak. : NEBO
108. Speed-flash tubes. : STROBES
109. Thrice-told and more. : TRITEST
111. Salad plant. : CRESS
113. Apply. : USE
115. Knowledge. : LORE
116. Vowel mark. : MACRON
117. Calls forth. : EVOKES
123. Explosive. : NITRO
124. Canine name. : SPOT
125. Marco. : POLO
126. Arabic letter. : ALIF
127. Feb. and Oct. : MTHS
128. Latin "ands." : ETS
129. Turnpike fee. : TOLL
131. Space. : ROOM
132. Smooth out. : IRON
133. Mr. Arnaz. : DESI
134. This: Sp. : ESTA
136. ___ loss. : ATA
137. Cosmetic. : OIL

Answer summary: 21 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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