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Will Weng
Will Weng

THE PUN'S THE THING

New York Times, Sunday, August 6, 1967

Author:
Will Weng
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 694 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, 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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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,567
Across
1
Terre Haute's river. : WABASH
7
Tropical root plant. : IPECAC
13
Beaten-around locale. : BUSH
17
Animal sound. : BRAY
21
Slow part, in music. : ADAGIO
22
City in New Hampshire. : NASHUA
23
Within: Prefix. : ENTO
24
Ascend. : RISE
25
Large, tiresome animals. : COLOSSALBOARS
27
Decree. : FIAT
28
B'way group. : ANTA
29
Music drama, in Berlin. : OPER
30
Of an epoch. : ERAL
31
Subway for Bugs Bunny, perhaps. : RABBITTRANSIT
34
Hanger's item. : STRAP
36
Nile denizen, for short. : CROC
38
Fancy. : ARTY
39
Waiter's concern. : ORDERS
40
Chilled. : ICED
42
End ___ line. : OFTHE
45
Spread. : OLEO
46
Moved out. : VACATED
50
Summonses to a dessert. : MOUSSECALLS
53
Pooh's cousin. : BAH
56
Los ___. : ALAMOS
57
Starchy tubers. : SALEP
58
Time areas. : ZONES
59
Middle: Prefix. : MESO
60
Napery. : LINEN
61
Kind of train. : LOCAL
62
Odd money. : CENTS
63
Gay tunes. : LILTS
64
Man's name. : IVAN
65
Indian metropolis. : DELHI
66
Headliner of 1898. : MAINE
67
Despite: Fr. : MALGRE
68
Consecrated: Abbr. : DED
69
Rodent's cussword. : BEAVERDAMN
71
Jungle wire to Moscow. : HOTLION
72
Immediately. : ATONCE
74
Ever: Poet. : AYE
75
___ lot (is concerned). : CARESA
76
Relative of an auto laundry. : HOGWASH
78
Where some animals play golf. : PUBLICLYNX
81
Indefinite degree. : NTH
84
Plaza Hotel girl. : ELOISE
85
Ring feature. : STONE
87
Shouts. : CRIES
88
Nickname like Ted. : THEO
89
"___ mind if I do." : IDONT
90
Pogo stick's predecessor. : STILT
91
Horn sounds. : BEEPS
92
Intone. : CHANT
93
Headland. : NESS
94
Take care of. : SEETO
95
Mountain country. : TIBET
96
___ longue. : CHAISE
97
Direction. : ENE
98
Large, untrustworthy animals. : HIPPOCRITES
100
Spat. : QUARREL
101
Beatnik quarters. : PADS
102
Horse opera. : OATER
103
Game trio. : OUTS
104
Sock pattern. : ARGYLE
107
Resort off Georgia, for short. : SEAI
109
One of the Kellys. : GENE
111
Large sharks. : MAKOS
116
What author Virginia got as a girl. : WOOLFWHISTLES
120
Sinew: Fr. : NERF
122
Fish and chips. : MENU
123
Sedan. : AUTO
124
Atoms. : IONS
125
"Gladly the ___." (Child's version of hymn line.) : CROSSEYEDBEAR
128
Restraint. : REIN
129
Mint plant. : SAGE
130
Weapon. : AIRGUN
131
Meteoric shower star. : LEONID
132
Danube tributary. : ENNS
133
Former spouses. : EXES
134
Tattled, gangwise. : RATTED
135
Pieces of cake. : LAYERS
Down
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Early Texans. : WACOS
2
Take as one's own. : ADOPT
3
Farm machine. : BALER
4
Feature of anc. Athens. : AGORA
5
Family member. : SIS
6
Water, as a lawn. : HOSE
7
How doughnuts are fried. : INLARD
8
Casals. : PABLO
9
Inner: Prefix. : ESO
10
Burn partly. : CHAR
11
Subtle atmosphere. : AURA
12
Native sections, as in Algiers. : CASBAHS
13
Suit. : BEFIT
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Oneness. : UNITY
15
Office copy, for short. : STAT
16
Items from the oven. : HOTROLLS
17
Marlon. : BRANDO
18
Wash lightly. : RINSE
19
Active. : ASTIR
20
Abbey Theater name. : YEATS
26
Shaped in a curve. : ARCED
32
Enter with a flourish. : BREEZEIN
33
War god. : ARES
35
Alp-climbing gear. : PITON
37
Occasional import from Canada. : COOLAIR
41
These, in France. : CES
43
Coal or gas. : FUEL
44
Cooking meas. : TSP
45
Bullfight cheers. : OLES
46
Effective. : VALID
47
Vibrant. : ALIVE
48
Silly Ottawan, maybe. : CANADAGOOSE
49
So be it. : AMEN
50
Papier ___. : MACHE
51
Nautical term. : CONN
52
Before bellum. : ANTE
53
What a Liege barber cuts. : BELGIANHAIR
54
Houston player. : ASTRO
55
Trousers, in Berlin. : HOSEN
57
Get the answer. : SOLVE
59
Industrial plants. : MILLS
61
Dissolve by percolating. : LEACH
62
Beast of burden. : CAMEL
63
Rubber source. : LATEX
65
Impenetrable. : DENSE
66
Iffy answer. : MAYBE
67
Poetic times. : MORNS
69
Vaunt. : BOAST
70
Intimidate. : DAUNT
71
President 90 years ago. : HAYES
73
Ball players. : TWINS
75
Curtailed. : CLIPT
76
German poet and critic. : HEINE
77
Times of yore. : OLDEN
78
What a ten-goal man wears. : POLOCOAT
79
Arctic sight. : ICEBERG
80
Early Canadians. : CREES
82
On edge. : TENSE
83
Stopping place. : HOTEL
85
Short distance. : STEP
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Famous Croat. : TITO
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" . . . in them ___ hills." : THAR
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Old World lizard. : SEPS
91
Small meal. : BITE
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Abyss. : CHASM
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Laterally. : SIDEWISE
95
Small bird. : TIT
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Fashion. : CUT
98
30 minutes of football. : HALF
99
Self-propelled coach. : RAILCAR
100
Raise doubt. : QUERY
101
Air-race markers. : PYLONS
103
Where the filter goes. : ONEEND
104
Mindful (of). : AWARE
105
French city. : ROUEN
106
___ on the ground floor. : GOTIN
107
Slight burn. : SINGE
108
Sigmas. : ESSES
110
Result. : ENSUE
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Perth ___, N.J. : AMBOY
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City in N.H. : KEENE
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Walking ___ (happy). : ONAIR
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Irrational numbers. : SURDS
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Mislead. : HOAX
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Silkworm. : ERIA
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Ilk. : SORT
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Subsided. : FELL
126
NCO. : SGT
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Goddess: Lat. : DEA

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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