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Will Weng
Will Weng

WHITE COLLAR JOB

New York Times, Sunday, August 11, 1963

Author:
Will Weng
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 637 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,124
Across
1. Fish. : OPAH
5. Strike, in a way. : SLAP
9. Cordage source. : HEMP
13. "What ___?" : OFIT
17. These: Fr. : CES
20. Nerve: Prefix. : NEUR
21. Helper. : AIDE
22. She of the disputed apple. : ERIS
23. Order for Gridley. : FIRE
24. Line in a batter's record. : RBI
25. Information centers. : WATERFOUNTAINS
28. Hazard for people on the go. : FLATFEET
30. Prefix of the atom age. : ISO
31. Birds. : ERNS
32. Guinness. : ALEC
33. Stenog's neighbor. : FILECLERK
34. "___ is an island." : NOMAN
36. Co-op. : STORE
38. "Beowulf," etc. : EPICS
40. Part of a Toledo adieu. : HASTA
41. Cautious. : GUARDED
43. Relative of hoe cake. : CORNPONE
45. Prestwick's county. : AYR
46. Certain cities: Abbr. : SPTS
47. What's left. : REST
49. Breeze. : AIR
50. Rolls, for instance. : CAR
52. Subsides. : EBBS
56. Element from the sea. : IODINE
58. Punching items. : TIMECLOCKS
62. Neighbor of Brazil: Abbr. : URU
63. Summer standby. : PICNIC
65. Hag. : CRONE
67. To the ___ (fully). : HILT
68. Outcome. : ISSUE
70. Nuclear blast. : ATEST
71. Noise (about). : BRUIT
72. Gain acceptance for. : SELL
73. Toasting items. : STEINS
74. Kinsman: Abbr. : REL
75. Describing a sharp mind. : STEELTRAP
78. Place for sermon notes. : LECTERN
80. Response of approval. : AMEN
82. Craft: Sp. : ARTE
83. "___ No Hooks." : USE
84. Andes grass. : ICHU
85. Foundations. : BEDS
88. Coats of former headlines. : VICUNAS
90. Laying down the law. : DICTATING
93. Madrid Mrs. : SRA
94. Where to yodel. : CHALET
96. Steak order. : RARE
98. Type of column. : IONIC
99. Detroit name. : EDSEL
101. Made of cereal. : OATEN
102. Pinta's partner. : NINA
103. Unsupported statement. : SAYSO
104. Weakness. : ANEMIA
105. Nicklaus, for one. : PRO
106. Symbols of frustration. : TREADMILLS
109. Vex. : NETTLE
111. Flying prefix. : AERO
113. Bird. : OWL
114. 11th cen. date. : MLI
115. "There ___ justice." : ISNO
116. Handle: Fr. : ANSE
119. Where: Lat. : UBI
121. Lacks air-conditioning. : SWELTERS
125. A stanza is named for him. : SPENSER
127. Alpine formation. : ARETE
130. Creator of Heidi. : SPYRI
131. Indian city. : DELHI
133. White hydrocarbon. : TOLAN
134. Shopper's standby. : DIMESTORE
136. Ingenuous: Var. : NAIF
138. Olive genus. : OLEA
140. River of Sweden. : UME
141. Certain hours of work. : OVERTIME
142. Frequent features of 53 Down. : DOUBLEMARTINIS
145. Fled. : RAN
146. Vergil word. : ARMA
147. Kind of pickle. : DILL
148. Utah's flower. : SEGO
149. Vinegar: Prefix. : ACET
150. Days of yore. : ELD
151. Oboe, for one. : REED
152. House of Italy. : ESTE
153. ___ bien. : TRES
154. Broker's abbreviation. : SHRS
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1. Mendelssohn's "___ of Song." : ONWINGS
2. Fog: Slang. : PEASOUP
3. Do-it-yourself item. : AUTOMATICELEVATOR
4. Box-score initials. : HRE
5. Pretoria's land: Abbr. : SAFR
6. Inner sanctum of a sort. : LIONSDEN
7. "Raise ___ about nothing." : ADUST
8. Sword's master. : PEN
9. Faith ___. : HEALER
10. Lackawanna's county. : ERIE
11. Dessert. : MINCEPIE
12. Afterthoughts: Abbr. : PSS
13. Variation of death and taxes. : OFFICECOLLECTIONS
14. Occupies. : FILLS
15. Dies ___. : IRAE
16. Irritable. : TETCHY
17. Indians. : CREES
18. Hindenburg succeeded him. : EBERT
19. Alaskan town. : SITKA
26. Split. : REND
27. Root. : TARO
29. Spread outward. : FLARE
33. Fiver. : FIN
35. Crimes of fire. : ARSONS
37. Month: Abbr. : OCT
39. Veranda, in Nice. : PORCHE
42. "Red" man. : ERIC
44. Appoint. : NAME
45. State: Abbr. : ARK
48. Hazard for the chairborne. : SECRETARIALSPREAD
51. Work. : ACT
53. Menu entry. : BUSINESSMENSLUNCH
54. Dark: Fr. : BRUN
55. Pleads. : SUES
57. Morse code dahs and ___. : DITS
58. Roof, in Paris. : TOIT
59. Barge in on. : INTRUDE
60. Namesakes of Miss Russell. : LILLIANS
61. Piece of land. : SITE
63. Rubber. : PARA
64. Particular. : ITEM
66. ___ regulations. : RULESAND
69. Slav. : SERB
71. City on the Aar. : BERN
72. Menu word. : SPECIAL
73. Overwhelm. : STUN
76. Snug. : TAUT
77. "___ was saying . . . " : ASI
79. Stylish. : CHIC
81. Taylor's river. : NILE
86. After zwei. : DREI
87. Casa unit. : SALA
89. Coin. : CENT
91. Xmas items. : TOYS
92. Guy. : GENT
94. Rio's beach. : COPA
95. Harvey's cousin. : HARE
97. Old warship's weapon. : RAMMER
100. Hyde Park name. : DELANO
102. Kind of look. : NEW
103. Cut. : SLIT
104. On. : ATOP
107. Rex's relative. : ROI
108. Cairo's locale. : ILLINOIS
110. Fodder. : ENSILAGE
112. External. : OUTER
115. Ire. or Icel. : ISL
117. Comparatively less pleasant. : SEAMIER
118. Truex, et al. : ERNESTS
120. Put spangles on. : BESTAR
122. River into the Severn. : WYE
123. Mushroom variety. : EDIBLE
124. Image: Abbr. : REFL
126. Equivalent of "moi." : ETAT
127. Idolize. : ADORE
128. Competing. : RIVAL
129. Correct. : EMEND
130. French department. : SOMME
132. One-sided referee: Slang. : HOMER
135. Spare. : TIRE
137. French Channel village. : AULT
139. Cupid. : EROS
142. Before JFK. : DDE
143. Time abbreviation. : EST
144. Noun suffixes. : IAS

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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