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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 Down
1. 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
72. 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
82. Wool carrier. : SHEEP
84. Prepares, as gifts. : WRAPS
85. Poet Ogden. : NASH
87. To be, in Latin. : ESSE
88. Fur coat. : PARKA
89. German one. : EIN
90. Hospital aide. : INTERN
92. Soap base. : LYE
93. Companion of "Please Pay Cashier." : THANKYOUCALLAGAIN
101. Residue. : ASH
102. Bobber. : CORK
103. Sea bird. : ERN
104. Bombard, as hail. : PELT
105. Direction. : NNE
106. Grow molars. : TEETHE
108. Like women's gloves. : LOSABLE
111. "I haven't got ___ to wear." : ATHING
113. Lazy Susan. : SERVER
114. Amorous poems. : EROTICS
115. What a flop show does. : CLOSES
116. Cynical word for brats. : DEARS
117. Black-ink item. : CREDIT
118. A Paris underground. : SEWER
1. Historic Greek island. : CORFU
2. Lesage. : ALAIN
3. Twice. : BIS
4. Shoe-buckle countdown. : ONETWO
5. Baltimore delicacy. : TERRAPIN
6. Cause ___. : CELEBRE
7. Neighbor of Fla. : ALA
8. Rail networks: Abbr. : SYSTS
9. English racetrack. : ASCOT
10. Troublemakers. : LIARS
11. Prefix in chemistry. : SUL
12. France's longest river. : LOIRE
13. Milky Way domain. : OUTERSPACE
14. ___ standstill. : ATA
15. Companion of "No Smoking." : FASTENSEATBELTS
16. Companions of hammers. : SICKLES
17. Golda of Israel. : MEIR
19. Polo sticks. : MALLETS
21. Part of a Chinese name. : MAOTSE
27. Oglers. : EYERS
30. Spanish rahs. : OLES
33. You ___. : ALL
34. London's dock area. : EASTEND
35. Australian statesman. : EVATT
40. Short drama. : IACT
41. Where Nassau is. : BAHAMAS
42. Salad fruit. : AVOCADO
43. Companion of "X marks our room." : WISHYOUWEREHERE
45. Do-it-alls. : FACTOTUMS
46. Between "a rose" and "rose." : ISA
49. Commercials. : ADS
51. Do the honors in poker. : OPEN
52. Boggy. : MIRY
54. Noun suffixes. : EES
55. Skater Brinker. : HANS
56. Charges. : DUES
57. Cuff links' mates. : TIEPINS
58. Handshake between nations. : ENTENTE
60. Network. : MESH
61. Housemaid's ___. : KNEE
64. Direction in music: Abbr. : SOST
65. Coal pit. : MINE
66. Branch of chemistry. : ORGANIC
67. Gaucho's land: Abbr. : ARG
69. Railroad man. : DISPATCHER
71. ___ homme (this man). : CET
73. Give off steam. : REEK
74. Boyish trick. : PRANK
75. Sass. : LIP
78. Rustling sound. : CRINKLE
79. Cordage fiber. : ISTLE
80. Furniture finishes. : SHELLACS
82. Parts of chair backs. : SPLATS
83. Yokel. : HAYSEED
84. Tear's partner. : WEAR
86. 2 short, 1 long, in poetry. : ANAPEST
87. Etcher: Abbr. : ENG
91. Recite glibly (with "off"). : RATTLE
94. Gardeners. : HOERS
95. Vote ___ no. : YESOR
96. Declaim. : ORATE
97. Kind of suit often led in bridge. : UNBID
98. Absinthe flavor. : ANISE
99. Exclusive kind of circle. : INNER
100. Unprinted films: Abbr. : NEGS
107. 30-year-old U. S. corpn. : TVA
109. Grampus. : ORC
110. W.W. II craft. : LCI
112. 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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