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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
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Hun. : ATTILA
7
Gulf of Greece. : ARTA
11
Futile. : VAIN
15
Vex. : CHAFE
20
Close ending. : PHOTOFINISH
22
Helper. : AIDE
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Multiple minutes. : HOURS
24
Downfall of many a man. : FASTWOMENANDSLOWHORSES
27
Diminutive suffixes. : ETS
28
Extra: Abbr. : SUP
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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
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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
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Apple. : PIPPIN
114
Also ran. : OUTOFTHEMONEY
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Indians. : OTOES
118
Awkward position. : SPRAWL
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Black bird. : ANI
120
Falter. : WAVER
124
China's neighbor. : USSR
125
Green shots. : PUTTS
126
Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Hair pad. : RAT
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Kind of rail. : MONO
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Prosperous. : FAT
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Romantic island. : BALI
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Chemical compound. : AMIDE
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___-Magnon. : CRO
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Prefix with bar or tope. : ISO
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Part of an adage for bettors. : BUTYOUCANTBEATTHERACES
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Dropped the ball. : ERRED
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Border on. : ABUT
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Tied. : INADEADHEAT
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Comb in a certain way. : TEASE
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Sally ___ (teacake). : LUNN
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Circus items. : NETS
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Skoals. : TOASTS
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Apples: Ger. : APFELE
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Explanatory phrase. : THATIS
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Flings. : TOSSES
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Concern like RCA. : ITT
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Some stock listings. : LOWS
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Tangled. : AFOUL
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Donkey, in France. : ANE
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Piece of jewelry. : RING
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Russian royalist. : TSARIST
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Divine: Ger. : AHNEN
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Sweeping. : VAST
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Be troubled. : AIL
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Words of assent. : IDO
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___ News. : NEWPORT
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Picked. : CHOSE
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Out of: Fr. : HORS
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Where Graz is: Abbr. : AUS
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Loser to Buchanan. : FREMONT
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Basic nature. : ESSENCE
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Misbehavers. : IMPS
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Night club act. : DANCETEAM
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Applause: Colloq. : HAND
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___-do-well. : NEER
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State: Abbr. : DEL
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Rip. : TEAR
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Wild ox. : ANOA
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Rope. : LASSO
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Twin of a sort. : DAILYDOUBLE
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Bilblical peak. : NEBO
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Atlas or Smoky: Abbr. : MTS
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"___ in the sun." : APLACE
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Gibbon. : LAR
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Iron: Prefix. : FERRO
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Lake source of the Nile. : TANA
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Torment. : HARRY
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___ who? : GUESS
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Cutting remark. : BARB
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Mixture. : OLIO
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Draws. : ATTRACTS
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Pine products. : CONES
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Encumberer. : HANDICAPPER
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Finally. : ATLAST
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Vital statistics. : BIRTHS
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Has reference (to). : PERTAINS
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Salem's state: Abbr. : ORE
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Longear. : ASS
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Author of "The Affair." : CPSNOW
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Aurora. : EOS
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Lethal Asian snakes. : KRAITS
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Type: Abbr. : ITAL
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This: Sp. : ESTA
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Work, in physics. : ERGON
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Greek letter. : PSI
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Article. : THE
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Soldier's lapse: Abbr. : AOL
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Citified. : URBAN
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Heretofore. : ERENOW
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Menu item. : LEGOFLAMB
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Dim. : FAINT
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Designating a world bloc. : ASIAN
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Part of a rookery. : NEST
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Belgian river. : YSER
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Man's name. : ELMO
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Burst of speed. : SPURT
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Ball of yarn. : CLEW
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Thirds of miles, in China. : LIS
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"Sing ___ we used to sing it . . . " : ITAS
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Biddy. : HEN
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Kabul title. : AMIR
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Kind of ottoman. : POUF
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"You're on." : ITSABET
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Stance. : POSTURE
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___ illusion. : OPTICAL
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English biologist and author. : HALDANE
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Vegetable. : YAM
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Sea off Mindanao. : SULU
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Utters. : VOICES
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Install. : ENSEAT
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Lodgings. : ROOSTS
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___ Açúcar, Rio's Sugar Loaf. : PAODE
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A type of sale. : TIEIN
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Yearning. : ACHE
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Entertain. : TREAT
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Passes, in some sports. : BYES
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Abbreviation on a memo. : ATTN
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State: Fr. : ETAT
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Church calendar. : ORDO
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Prefix with duce or verse. : TRA
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Part of many Arabic names. : ABU
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Prioress. : NUN
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Goal crossings. : TDS
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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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