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Will Weng
Will Weng

SPORTING CHANCE

New York Times, Sunday, April 5, 1964

Author: Will C. Weng
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Will Weng has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,362
Across Down
1. Hun. : ATTILA
7. Gulf of Greece. : ARTA
11. Futile. : VAIN
15. Vex. : CHAFE
20. Close ending. : PHOTOFINISH
22. Helper. : AIDE
23. Multiple minutes. : HOURS
24. Downfall of many a man. : FASTWOMENANDSLOWHORSES
27. Diminutive suffixes. : ETS
28. Extra: Abbr. : SUP
29. Epithet of some kings. : GREAT
30. Col. : PASS
31. Crew. : MEN
33. German song. : LIED
35. Tank carrier. : LST
37. Longfellow locale. : INN
38. Incomparable. : ALONE
40. Ready, as dinner. : DONE
41. Ruhr city. : ESSEN
43. German river. : EMS
45. Hoax. : CANARD
47. Spear. : LANCE
48. Stranded. : LEFTATTHEPOST
52. Spat. : GAITER
53. Neckpiece. : BOA
56. Wall Street phenomena. : BEARS
57. Reference book. : ATLAS
58. Hair decor. : CURL
59. Band instrument. : ALTHORN
61. Extent. : AREA
62. Clarinet's cousin. : OBOE
64. Paraguay's largest lake. : YPOA
68. Girl's name. : RITA
69. Outdoor casino. : RACETRACK
73. People in the know. : INSIDERS
75. Barnum's favorite island. : BORNEO
77. Word in plastics. : POLYMER
78. Works on damaged art. : RESTORES
79. Billboards. : ADS
80. It, in Italy. : ESSA
81. Flats: Abbr. : APTS
83. Self: Prefix. : AUT
84. Reserved. : TACITURN
87. Greedy. : SELFISH
91. Saratoga's neighbor. : ALBANY
94. A struck shipment, in union argot. : HOTCARGO
95. Expositions. : TREATISES
97. Golf positions. : LIES
98. Wagnerian role. : ELSA
99. Weapons of a sort. : BOWS
101. Auspices. : EGIS
102. Hunter's need. : LICENSE
104. Outline. : PLAN
106. Western nut tree. : PINON
108. House man, in India. : HAMAL
110. Musical group: Abbr. : STR
111. Apple. : PIPPIN
114. Also ran. : OUTOFTHEMONEY
117. Indians. : OTOES
118. Awkward position. : SPRAWL
119. Black bird. : ANI
120. Falter. : WAVER
124. China's neighbor. : USSR
125. Green shots. : PUTTS
126. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
128. Hair pad. : RAT
131. Kind of rail. : MONO
132. Prosperous. : FAT
133. Romantic island. : BALI
134. Chemical compound. : AMIDE
136. ___-Magnon. : CRO
138. Prefix with bar or tope. : ISO
139. Part of an adage for bettors. : BUTYOUCANTBEATTHERACES
145. Dropped the ball. : ERRED
146. Border on. : ABUT
147. Tied. : INADEADHEAT
148. Comb in a certain way. : TEASE
149. Sally ___ (teacake). : LUNN
150. Circus items. : NETS
151. Skoals. : TOASTS
1. Apples: Ger. : APFELE
2. Explanatory phrase. : THATIS
3. Flings. : TOSSES
4. Concern like RCA. : ITT
5. Some stock listings. : LOWS
6. Tangled. : AFOUL
7. Donkey, in France. : ANE
8. Piece of jewelry. : RING
9. Russian royalist. : TSARIST
10. Divine: Ger. : AHNEN
11. Sweeping. : VAST
12. Be troubled. : AIL
13. Words of assent. : IDO
14. ___ News. : NEWPORT
15. Picked. : CHOSE
16. Out of: Fr. : HORS
17. Where Graz is: Abbr. : AUS
18. Loser to Buchanan. : FREMONT
19. Basic nature. : ESSENCE
21. Misbehavers. : IMPS
25. Night club act. : DANCETEAM
26. Applause: Colloq. : HAND
32. ___-do-well. : NEER
34. State: Abbr. : DEL
36. Rip. : TEAR
38. Wild ox. : ANOA
39. Rope. : LASSO
40. Twin of a sort. : DAILYDOUBLE
42. Bilblical peak. : NEBO
44. Atlas or Smoky: Abbr. : MTS
46. "___ in the sun." : APLACE
47. Gibbon. : LAR
49. Iron: Prefix. : FERRO
50. Lake source of the Nile. : TANA
51. Torment. : HARRY
52. ___ who? : GUESS
53. Cutting remark. : BARB
54. Mixture. : OLIO
55. Draws. : ATTRACTS
58. Pine products. : CONES
60. Encumberer. : HANDICAPPER
61. Finally. : ATLAST
63. Vital statistics. : BIRTHS
65. Has reference (to). : PERTAINS
66. Salem's state: Abbr. : ORE
67. Longear. : ASS
70. Author of "The Affair." : CPSNOW
71. Aurora. : EOS
72. Lethal Asian snakes. : KRAITS
74. Type: Abbr. : ITAL
76. This: Sp. : ESTA
80. Work, in physics. : ERGON
82. Greek letter. : PSI
84. Article. : THE
85. Soldier's lapse: Abbr. : AOL
86. Citified. : URBAN
88. Heretofore. : ERENOW
89. Menu item. : LEGOFLAMB
90. Dim. : FAINT
91. Designating a world bloc. : ASIAN
92. Part of a rookery. : NEST
93. Belgian river. : YSER
96. Man's name. : ELMO
100. Burst of speed. : SPURT
103. Ball of yarn. : CLEW
105. Thirds of miles, in China. : LIS
107. "Sing ___ we used to sing it . . . " : ITAS
108. Biddy. : HEN
109. Kabul title. : AMIR
111. Kind of ottoman. : POUF
112. "You're on." : ITSABET
113. Stance. : POSTURE
114. ___ illusion. : OPTICAL
115. English biologist and author. : HALDANE
116. Vegetable. : YAM
118. Sea off Mindanao. : SULU
121. Utters. : VOICES
122. Install. : ENSEAT
123. Lodgings. : ROOSTS
125. ___ Açúcar, Rio's Sugar Loaf. : PAODE
127. A type of sale. : TIEIN
129. Yearning. : ACHE
130. Entertain. : TREAT
133. Passes, in some sports. : BYES
134. Abbreviation on a memo. : ATTN
135. State: Fr. : ETAT
137. Church calendar. : ORDO
140. Prefix with duce or verse. : TRA
141. Part of many Arabic names. : ABU
142. Prioress. : NUN
143. Goal crossings. : TDS
144. Exulting cry. : AHA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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