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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 Down
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
1. 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
14. 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
86. Famous Croat. : TITO
88. " . . . in them ___ hills." : THAR
90. Old World lizard. : SEPS
91. Small meal. : BITE
92. Abyss. : CHASM
94. Laterally. : SIDEWISE
95. Small bird. : TIT
96. 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
112. Perth ___, N.J. : AMBOY
113. City in N.H. : KEENE
114. Walking ___ (happy). : ONAIR
115. Irrational numbers. : SURDS
117. Mislead. : HOAX
118. Silkworm. : ERIA
119. Ilk. : SORT
121. Subsided. : FELL
126. NCO. : SGT
127. 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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