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Will Weng
Will Weng

CALLING ALL CLICHES

New York Times, Sunday, May 12, 1963

Author:
William Weng
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,033
Across
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Whom a Lowell talks only to. : CABOT
6
Famous name in music. : CASALS
12
Acts like a drone. : LOAFS
17
Illinois Quad City. : MOLINE
18
Paradise of Greek myth. : ELYSIUM
20
Excel at target practice. : OUTAIM
22
Desk necessity. : ERASER
23
Famed opera house. : LASCALA
24
Lake source of Mississippi River. : ITASCA
25
"___ Had a Million." : IFI
26
Eucalyptus. : TREE
28
Craggy hill. : TOR
29
Poe's "volume of forgotten ___." : LORE
31
Boxing outcome. : TKO
32
Companion of "Fifth Big Printing." : RUNAWAYBESTSELLER
36
Knead: Dial. : ELT
37
Paris's Place de ___. : LOPERA
38
Victory sign. : VEE
39
Ratios in math. : SINES
41
Tongue-lash (with "out"). : BAWL
44
Engages, à la Cockney. : IRES
45
Decrees. : FIATS
47
Old-hat. : PASSE
48
Grandfathers: Lat. : AVI
49
Reply: Abbr. : ANS
50
Brown breads. : TOASTS
52
Heavy staff. : MACE
53
Used the sprinkler. : HOSED
55
Jazz lover. : HEPCAT
56
Do an office job. : DICTATE
59
Heart and head afflictions. : ACHES
60
Painter of "Olympia." : MANET
61
Seaport near Hiroshima. : KURE
62
Bolivia's mainstay. : TIN
63
Figure in baseball. : MAYS
64
Companion of "Free Trial Offer." : SENDNOMONEY
67
"It's ___." : ABET
68
Fuss. : ADO
69
London flophouse. : DOSS
70
Four and a spare. : TIRES
71
Type of paper. : CREPE
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Having a certain taste. : SOURISH
74
Go off the deep end. : PLUNGE
76
Florida missile base. : EGLIN
77
Where Hesperus appears. : WEST
78
Balaklava locale. : CRIMEA
79
Cult follower. : IST
81
Explosive. : TNT
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Wool carrier. : SHEEP
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Prepares, as gifts. : WRAPS
85
Poet Ogden. : NASH
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To be, in Latin. : ESSE
88
Fur coat. : PARKA
89
German one. : EIN
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Hospital aide. : INTERN
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Soap base. : LYE
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Companion of "Please Pay Cashier." : THANKYOUCALLAGAIN
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Residue. : ASH
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Bobber. : CORK
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Sea bird. : ERN
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Bombard, as hail. : PELT
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Direction. : NNE
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Grow molars. : TEETHE
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Like women's gloves. : LOSABLE
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"I haven't got ___ to wear." : ATHING
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Lazy Susan. : SERVER
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Amorous poems. : EROTICS
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What a flop show does. : CLOSES
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Cynical word for brats. : DEARS
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Black-ink item. : CREDIT
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A Paris underground. : SEWER
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Historic Greek island. : CORFU
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Lesage. : ALAIN
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Twice. : BIS
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Shoe-buckle countdown. : ONETWO
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Baltimore delicacy. : TERRAPIN
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Cause ___. : CELEBRE
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Neighbor of Fla. : ALA
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Rail networks: Abbr. : SYSTS
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English racetrack. : ASCOT
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Troublemakers. : LIARS
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Prefix in chemistry. : SUL
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France's longest river. : LOIRE
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Milky Way domain. : OUTERSPACE
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___ standstill. : ATA
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Companion of "No Smoking." : FASTENSEATBELTS
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Companions of hammers. : SICKLES
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Golda of Israel. : MEIR
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Polo sticks. : MALLETS
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Part of a Chinese name. : MAOTSE
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Oglers. : EYERS
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Spanish rahs. : OLES
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You ___. : ALL
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London's dock area. : EASTEND
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Australian statesman. : EVATT
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Short drama. : IACT
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Where Nassau is. : BAHAMAS
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Salad fruit. : AVOCADO
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Companion of "X marks our room." : WISHYOUWEREHERE
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Do-it-alls. : FACTOTUMS
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Between "a rose" and "rose." : ISA
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Commercials. : ADS
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Do the honors in poker. : OPEN
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Boggy. : MIRY
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Noun suffixes. : EES
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Skater Brinker. : HANS
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Charges. : DUES
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Cuff links' mates. : TIEPINS
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Handshake between nations. : ENTENTE
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Network. : MESH
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Housemaid's ___. : KNEE
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Direction in music: Abbr. : SOST
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Coal pit. : MINE
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Branch of chemistry. : ORGANIC
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Gaucho's land: Abbr. : ARG
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Railroad man. : DISPATCHER
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___ homme (this man). : CET
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Give off steam. : REEK
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Boyish trick. : PRANK
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Sass. : LIP
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Rustling sound. : CRINKLE
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Cordage fiber. : ISTLE
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Furniture finishes. : SHELLACS
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Parts of chair backs. : SPLATS
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Yokel. : HAYSEED
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Tear's partner. : WEAR
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2 short, 1 long, in poetry. : ANAPEST
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Etcher: Abbr. : ENG
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Recite glibly (with "off"). : RATTLE
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Gardeners. : HOERS
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Vote ___ no. : YESOR
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Declaim. : ORATE
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Kind of suit often led in bridge. : UNBID
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Absinthe flavor. : ANISE
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Exclusive kind of circle. : INNER
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Unprinted films: Abbr. : NEGS
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30-year-old U. S. corpn. : TVA
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Grampus. : ORC
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W.W. II craft. : LCI
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Greeting for an Indian. : HOW

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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