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Will Weng
Will Weng

WELL-TEMPERED WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, May 26, 1968

Author: Will Weng
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 655 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,861
Across Down
1. Mainstay. : PILLAR
7. Asparagus unit. : SPEAR
12. Pear. : BOSC
16. Item on a G.I.'s locker. : PINUP
21. Isolate. : ENISLE
22. British coins. : PENCE
23. To venture, in France. : OSER
24. Place in Hersey title. : ADANO
25. Scrooge-like. : CANTANKEROUS
27. Exasperated. : OUTOFSORTS
29. Scottish one. : ANE
30. Hero. : IDOL
31. Large bird. : STORK
33. Be ___ blanket. : AWET
34. Sine ___. : DIE
35. Headland. : NESS
37. She, in Italia. : ELLA
39. Kind of school: Abbr. : ELEM
40. Backed. : ENDORSED
42. Moral tale. : PARABLE
45. Spirit. : ELAN
47. Confident. : SURE
48. Puts off. : DEFERS
51. Rowers. : OARS
53. Squeezes (out). : EKES
55. Rare zoo sights. : PANDAS
59. Zinc ___. : OXIDE
60. Sourpuss. : CURMUDGEON
62. Girl's name. : LEONA
63. Kind of cake. : NUT
64. Greek contest. : AGON
66. Fruit. : PEAR
67. Presidential nickname. : ABE
70. Sit tight. : WAIT
71. Utah resort. : ALTA
73. Aromatic. : REDOLENT
76. Flurry of activity. : SPASM
78. Duroc's home. : STY
79. Danced, in a way. : STOMPED
81. Heroic exploit. : GESTE
82. Neckwear for an angry man. : HOTCOLLAR
84. Simple. : BARE
85. French pronoun. : ILS
86. Fleming. : IAN
87. "You used to come ___ o'clock . . . " : ATIO
88. Takeoff point for some fliers. : THEHANDLE
91. Container of Prohibition days. : FLASK
94. Los Angeles trademark. : FREEWAY
97. Nonsense! : ROT
98. Board. : MEALS
99. Came in a hurry. : RUSHEDUP
101. Tennis for four: Abbr. : DBLS
102. Familiar affirmatives. : OUIS
104. Sandwich bread. : RYE
105. Direction. : WEST
106. Grate. : RASP
108. Diminutive suffix. : ULA
109. Tire part. : TREAD
111. Afflicted with migraine. : SOREHEADED
115. Finery. : ARRAY
117. Moves in a certain way. : SIDLES
119. Man's name, for short. : THOS
120. Ebro, Tajo, etc. : RIOS
121. Famous Canadian name. : DIONNE
122. Muscle. : THEW
124. Unpleasant person. : SNOB
126. Counterpoint melody. : DESCANT
128. Ugly objects. : EYESORES
132. ___ monster. : GILA
134. Depend (on). : RELY
135. Shem's son. : ARAM
139. Bulgarian money. : LEV
140. Army training group. : ROTC
141. Forest debris. : SLASH
143. Garment. : ROBE
145. Function: Suffix. : URE
146. "___ say" (no kidding). : IMEANWHATI
149. What Donald Ducks are long on. : SHORTTEMPERS
152. Compact. : DENSE
153. Electrical force. : ELOD
154. Lone Ranger's pal. : TONTO
155. Electron tubes. : DIODES
156. Inward: Anat. : ENTAD
157. Wall St. abbreviation. : NYSE
158. Brew. : STEEP
159. Inclement, hiemal style. : SLEETY
1. Hickory. : PECAN
2. Senseless. : INANE
3. Football "walls." : LINES
4. W.W. II craft. : LST
5. Turkish regiment. : ALAI
6. Melts down. : RENDERS
7. Enthralled. : SPELLBOUND
8. Apiece. : PER
9. Adam's grandson. : ENOS
10. Intense. : ACUTE
11. Fix pumps. : RESOLE
12. Gambling man. : BOOKMAKER
13. Columbus campus. : OSU
14. Bristles. : SETAE
15. Invests with regal power. : CROWNS
16. Rural. : PASTORAL
17. Half a musical title. : IDO
18. Ointments. : NARDS
19. Loosen. : UNTIE
20. Offered. : POSED
26. African nut tree. : KOLA
28. Disgusted: Slang. : FEDUP
32. Consign (to). : RELEGATE
36. Hurried. : SPED
38. Winglike. : ALAR
41. Keep on subscribing. : RENEW
43. Space. : AREA
44. Fine fur: Abbr. : ERM
46. Recent: Prefix. : NEO
48. Brazilian ladies. : DONAS
49. Crow. : EXULT
50. Ready for the roundup. : FITTOBETIED
52. Movie extras, familiarly. : SUPES
54. Append in a certain way. : SNAPON
56. Consume by degrees. : DOASLOWBURN
57. Santa ___. : ANITA
58. Sylvan deity. : SATYR
60. Campus figure. : COED
61. Parisian's tooth. : DENT
65. Describing grass elsewhere. : GREENER
68. Go to the plate. : BAT
69. Steep slopes. : ESCARPS
72. Oriental nurse. : AMAH
74. Flirtatious looks. : OGLES
75. French pronoun. : LES
76. Fountain order. : SHAKE
77. Particle. : MOTE
80. Buggy, in Soho. : PRAM
83. Deceived. : LIED
85. Most unlucky: Colloq. : ILLEST
86. Somewhat: Suffix. : ISH
88. Jogs. : TROTS
89. Nymph in Muslim paradise. : HOURI
90. "Life with Father" author. : DAY
91. Nonslave land in early U.S. : FREESOIL
92. Opulent. : LUSH
93. Flower. : ASTER
94. Egyptian king. : FUAD
95. Godfather of 151 Down. : ALLAN
96. Belgian violinist. : YSAYE
100. Bedroom catch-all. : DRESSERTOP
103. Sailors. : SALTS
105. Part of a bed. : WRONGSIDE
107. Trouble. : PAIN
110. Disarmed, in a way. : DEHORNED
112. Exclamations. : OHS
113. Help. : AID
114. Man of action. : DOER
116. Church court. : ROTA
118. Asian antelope. : SEROW
121. Furniture items. : DAYBEDS
123. Symbol of angry frustration. : WETHEN
125. Explosions. : BLASTS
127. Coagulate. : CLOT
128. Skip over. : ELIDE
129. Arabian republic. : YEMEN
130. Occasion. : EVENT
131. Rough. : SCALY
133. ___ in the dark. : ASHOT
136. ___ la Paix. : RUEDE
137. Court decree. : ARRET
138. Disordered. : MESSY
142. Sharpen. : HONE
144. Man's name. : EMIL
147. Red ___ beet. : ASA
148. Prepositions. : TOS
150. Road abbreviation. : RTE
151. Mystery story pioneer. : POE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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