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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
Will Weng has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,861
Across
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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
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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
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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
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Heroic exploit. : GESTE
82
Neckwear for an angry man. : HOTCOLLAR
84
Simple. : BARE
85
French pronoun. : ILS
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Fleming. : IAN
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"You used to come ___ o'clock . . . " : ATIO
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Takeoff point for some fliers. : THEHANDLE
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Container of Prohibition days. : FLASK
94
Los Angeles trademark. : FREEWAY
97
Nonsense! : ROT
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Board. : MEALS
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Came in a hurry. : RUSHEDUP
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Tennis for four: Abbr. : DBLS
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Familiar affirmatives. : OUIS
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Sandwich bread. : RYE
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Direction. : WEST
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Grate. : RASP
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Diminutive suffix. : ULA
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Tire part. : TREAD
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Afflicted with migraine. : SOREHEADED
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Finery. : ARRAY
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Moves in a certain way. : SIDLES
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Man's name, for short. : THOS
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Ebro, Tajo, etc. : RIOS
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Famous Canadian name. : DIONNE
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Muscle. : THEW
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Unpleasant person. : SNOB
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Counterpoint melody. : DESCANT
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Ugly objects. : EYESORES
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___ monster. : GILA
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Depend (on). : RELY
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Shem's son. : ARAM
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Bulgarian money. : LEV
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Army training group. : ROTC
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Forest debris. : SLASH
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Garment. : ROBE
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Function: Suffix. : URE
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"___ say" (no kidding). : IMEANWHATI
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What Donald Ducks are long on. : SHORTTEMPERS
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Compact. : DENSE
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Electrical force. : ELOD
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Lone Ranger's pal. : TONTO
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Electron tubes. : DIODES
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Inward: Anat. : ENTAD
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Wall St. abbreviation. : NYSE
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Brew. : STEEP
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Inclement, hiemal style. : SLEETY
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Hickory. : PECAN
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Senseless. : INANE
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Football "walls." : LINES
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W.W. II craft. : LST
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Turkish regiment. : ALAI
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Melts down. : RENDERS
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Enthralled. : SPELLBOUND
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Apiece. : PER
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Adam's grandson. : ENOS
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Intense. : ACUTE
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Fix pumps. : RESOLE
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Gambling man. : BOOKMAKER
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Columbus campus. : OSU
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Bristles. : SETAE
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Invests with regal power. : CROWNS
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Rural. : PASTORAL
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Half a musical title. : IDO
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Ointments. : NARDS
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Loosen. : UNTIE
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Offered. : POSED
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African nut tree. : KOLA
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Disgusted: Slang. : FEDUP
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Consign (to). : RELEGATE
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Hurried. : SPED
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Winglike. : ALAR
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Keep on subscribing. : RENEW
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Space. : AREA
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Fine fur: Abbr. : ERM
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Recent: Prefix. : NEO
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Brazilian ladies. : DONAS
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Crow. : EXULT
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Ready for the roundup. : FITTOBETIED
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Movie extras, familiarly. : SUPES
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Append in a certain way. : SNAPON
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Consume by degrees. : DOASLOWBURN
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Santa ___. : ANITA
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Sylvan deity. : SATYR
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Campus figure. : COED
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Parisian's tooth. : DENT
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Describing grass elsewhere. : GREENER
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Go to the plate. : BAT
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Steep slopes. : ESCARPS
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Oriental nurse. : AMAH
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Flirtatious looks. : OGLES
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French pronoun. : LES
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Fountain order. : SHAKE
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Particle. : MOTE
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Buggy, in Soho. : PRAM
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Deceived. : LIED
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Most unlucky: Colloq. : ILLEST
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Somewhat: Suffix. : ISH
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Jogs. : TROTS
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Nymph in Muslim paradise. : HOURI
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"Life with Father" author. : DAY
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Nonslave land in early U.S. : FREESOIL
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Opulent. : LUSH
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Flower. : ASTER
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Egyptian king. : FUAD
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Godfather of 151 Down. : ALLAN
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Belgian violinist. : YSAYE
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Bedroom catch-all. : DRESSERTOP
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Sailors. : SALTS
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Part of a bed. : WRONGSIDE
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Trouble. : PAIN
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Disarmed, in a way. : DEHORNED
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Exclamations. : OHS
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Help. : AID
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Man of action. : DOER
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Church court. : ROTA
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Asian antelope. : SEROW
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Furniture items. : DAYBEDS
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Symbol of angry frustration. : WETHEN
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Explosions. : BLASTS
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Coagulate. : CLOT
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Skip over. : ELIDE
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Arabian republic. : YEMEN
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Occasion. : EVENT
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Rough. : SCALY
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___ in the dark. : ASHOT
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___ la Paix. : RUEDE
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Court decree. : ARRET
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Disordered. : MESSY
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Sharpen. : HONE
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Man's name. : EMIL
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Red ___ beet. : ASA
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Prepositions. : TOS
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Road abbreviation. : RTE
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Mystery story pioneer. : POE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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