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Will Weng
Will Weng

A STUDY IN CONTRASTS

New York Times, Sunday, July 25, 1965

8-Down : Off-kilter circles.

Author:
Will Weng
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 95, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 610 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 17, 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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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,838
Across
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Two. : TWINS
6
One. : ACE
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Played safe in betting. : HEDGED
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Burning. : AFLAME
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Get the ___ (gain attention). : EAROF
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Unpropitious. : ILL
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Bright bird. : ORIOLE
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Porch item. : GLIDER
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Persona ___. : GRATA
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___ de mer. : MAL
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Green. : INEXPERIENCED
32
"Arma virumque ___." : CANO
33
Taste. : SIP
34
Verse unit. : TRIPLET
35
Hay, oats, etc. : FEED
37
Ransack. : RIFLE
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Macaw. : ARA
44
Glacial ridge. : OSAR
45
Native ___. : SONS
46
A kind of descendant. : LINEAL
47
S. A. plains. : PAMPAS
50
Type of income. : NET
51
Noble. : EARL
52
Make-believe. : FANTASY
53
Danish hero. : OGIER
54
Basic entry. : ESSENTIA
56
Frivolous. : LIGHT
57
Poet Colum. : PADRAIC
59
Hamlet. : DORP
60
Dinner course. : MEAT
62
Sounds of inquiry. : EHS
64
Hindu titles. : SRIS
65
Recipe word. : STIR
68
Brine distillation. : SEASALT
70
Saint-___. : SAENS
72
Science course. : GEOLOGY
74
Composition for nine. : NONET
75
Personnel man. : HIRER
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Pink. : SLIPORPILL
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Yellow. : FEVERORSEA
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Its capital is Kaifeng. : HONAN
83
French composer and others. : LALOS
85
Bet. : WAGERED
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Edge along. : SIDLE
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Espouser. : ADOPTER
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Oklahoma city. : ENID
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Romantic island. : BALI
94
Never: Ger. : NIE
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Y.M. or Y.W.C.A. : ASSN
96
Bull-ring cheeers. : OLES
98
Slips away. : ESCAPES
100
What old MacDonald had. : AFARM
102
Offsets. : COUNTERS
105
"It's ___." : ADEAL
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Flies. : AVIATES
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Bridge fee. : TOLL
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White yam. : UVE
110
Creator of Uncle Toby. : STERNE
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Cuts up. : MINCES
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Old French coins. : SOLS
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Greek halls. : ODEA
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Prefix with skid or stop. : NON
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Actor Theodore. : BIKEL
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Vapor: Prefix. : ATMO
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Have ___ (intend). : AMINDTO
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Reptile. : BOA
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New Rochelle college. : IONA
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Scarlet. : HESTERSLETTER
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Holiday time. : EVE
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Exemplar. : IDEAL
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Be ambitious. : ASPIRE
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Hub area in Paris. : ETOILE
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Grasp. : SEE
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Paper units. : REAMS
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Importance. : STRESS
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Toxic conditions. : SEPSES
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Certain classmen. : SRS
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Over. : ENDED
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Young doe. : TEG
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"___ hell." : WARIS
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Asian people. : IRANI
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Memo sheets. : NOTEPAPERS
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Tunisian port. : SFAX
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To love, in France. : AIMER
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Old trumpets. : CLARIONS
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Off-kilter circles. : ELLIPSES
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Little Jack. : HORNER
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Build. : ERECT
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Gainer. : DIVE
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___ laugh (amusing). : GOODFORA
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Building wing. : ELL
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Twos. : DEUCES
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Opposed, Western style. : AGIN
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Linoleum, for example. : FLOORING
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Writer Yutang. : LIN
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Actress Rehan. : ADA
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Debussy's "La ___." : MER
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Noun suffix. : ERY
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A Lincoln. : TAD
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School groups. : PTAS
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Overjoyed. : ELATED
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Abbreviation in photography. : ENL
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Up. : INTHEAIR
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Down. : FEATHERS
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___ Vegas. : LAS
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Isle in E. England. : ELY
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___ avis. : RARA
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Island near Guam. : SAIPAN
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Café au ___. : LAIT
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Concert of a kind. : POPS
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Gelatinous substance. : AGAR
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Where the Riviera is. : MIDI
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French verb. : ETRE
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Soft soapings. : FLATTERIES
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Seance products. : ECTOPLASMS
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Snoopy. : NOSY
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Czech river. : ISER
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Riding academy. : MANEGE
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Soccer team. : ELEVEN
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Koko's weapon. : SNEE
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Long narratives. : ILIADS
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Poet's advice to waves. : ROLLON
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Living-room item. : SOFA
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Booted. : SHOD
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Spanish lady. : SRA
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Part of "GWTW." : GONE
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Gooey, sticky stuff. : GLOP
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Sounds for quiet. : SHS
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Cut of meat. : LOIN
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Black. : INDIAINK
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White. : PALEFACE
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Roulette bets. : REDS
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Fountain seats. : STOOLS
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Noted English architect. : WREN
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Jewish month. : ELUL
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German city. : BADENBADEN
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Mimic. : APER
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Spare. : LEAN
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Avalon. : ISLE
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Brother of Eris. : ARES
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Artist's workshop. : STUDIO
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Roman statesman. : CATO
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Artists' workshops. : ATELIERS
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Wheel used to blend hues. : COLORTOP
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Consistency. : EVENNESS
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Scan. : READOVER
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Envoy: Abbr. : AMB
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Sundial number. : VII
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One of the Wolfes. : TOM
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Tufthunter. : SNOB
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Becomes wearisome. : STALES
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Fabrics with shaded designs. : OMBRES
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Reply: Abbr. : ANS
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Poplar. : ABELE
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Poplars. : TREES
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Echo. : OREAD
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"There is nothing like ___ ... " : ADAME
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Galena et al. : ORES
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"As ___ in heaven." : ITIS
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Where Kildare is. : EIRE
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Takes. : HAS
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Non ___. : EST
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Spraying device: Abbr. : SPR
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0-0 or 1-1. : TIE
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French season. : ETE
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British money. : LSD

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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