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Will Weng
Will Weng

THE PUN'S THE THING

New York Times, Sunday, September 1, 1968

Author:
Will Weng
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 631 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
Will Weng has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,959
Across
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Causes hardship : STRAPS
7
Louver part : SLAT
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Classifieds : ADS
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Racing shell : SCULL
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Baseball hit : TRIPLE
20
N. Y. suburb on L. I. Sound : MANHASSET
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Unmusical quality : TINEAR
25
Try again on the phone : REDIAL
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Walter's remark on the Presidency : IDREUTHERBERIGHT
28
Catkin : AMENT
29
Initials on Maris's cap : STL
30
Map abbreviation : RTE
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Phone book : DIRECTORY
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___ of the drinking classes, says Wilde : WORKISTHECURSE
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Marx : KARL
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Collegians: Abbr. : SRS
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Shoe : TIE
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"O wild West Wind . . . " : ODE
40
Fortas : ABE
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Feels : SENSES
47
Berliner's bait : WURM
48
Hoosier writer : ADE
49
" . . . strong ___ weakest link" : ASITS
51
Breakfast item : TOAST
52
Sorority girls : COEDS
54
Sky item : PIE
55
Lower : NETHER
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___ caper : CUTA
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Pickled food : SOUSE
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Striking animal : WILDCAT
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212, 201, etc. : AREACODES
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Book commentary: Abbr. : CRIT
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Leonine feature : MANE
66
Fly : AVIATE
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Pastry : DANISH
69
Vague : UNDEFINED
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Wad of cash : ROLL
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Pronouncement : EDICT
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Supporter of Nicholas : TSARIST
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Homegrown : LOCAL
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Life today : RATRACE
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Phenomenon of standing up : NOLAP
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Thick slice : SLAB
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Prime mover : INITIATOR
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Grown up : MATURE
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"Fourposter" version : IDOIDO
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Zero : NONE
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Arabian judge : CADI
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Plenty : ABUNDANCE
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Eastern port : NORFOLK
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Reference book : ATLAS
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French cookery word : ROTI
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Siouan Indian : DAKOTA
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Him: Fr. : LUI
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A de Mille : AGNES
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U.A.W. items : AUTOS
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Link : NEXUS
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Canine : CUR
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Tortosa's river : EBRO
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Tasks : STINTS
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Norse war god : TYR
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Weight : TON
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Sock knitter's finale : TOE
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : PSA
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Colorful gem : OPAL
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Advantages of having a shawl : FRINGEBENEFITS
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Excessively strict : OVERRIGID
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Very old: Abbr. : ANC
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Relatives of yrs. : MOS
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Philippine people : MOROS
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Counting-out words for George : EENYMEANYMINEYMO
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Garment of Sonora : SERAPE
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Form : RITUAL
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Times gone by : EARLYDAYS
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Merger : UNITER
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Spring times : LENTS
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Noises: Abbr. : SDS
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Formerly, old style : ERST
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Swear to : ATTEST
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Hats : STRAWS
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Earth vibration : TREMOR
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Unwelcome amendments : RIDERS
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"See ___ elephant" : APINK
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Orator's specialty : PLATITUDE
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Musical number: Abbr. : SEL
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Creator of "Topper" : SMITH
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Gravy scoop : LADLE
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One more: Abbr. : ANR
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"By ___ bridge that arched . . . " : THERUDE
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Residue : ASH
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Feat : DEED
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Trouble at G.M., after Ford and Chrysler : STRIKETHREE
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Guides : STEERS
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Round ornament : CIRCLET
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Basic group : UNIT
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___-mutton : LEGO
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Comedian Bert : LAHR
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Other, in France : AUTRE
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Jeanne, Marie, etc. : STES
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Unusual thing: Abbr. : RTY
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Bikini part : BRA
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Watch part : STEM
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"Dear" followers : SIRS
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Prepared a computer card : CODED
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Facility : EASE
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Went for the hook : BITAT
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This often precedes work : NOCONTRACTNO
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___ Arabia : SAUDI
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Part of "to be": Sp. : ESTES
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Squirrel (away) : STASH
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Pacific Coast labor group : WESTERNUNION
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Wasn't well : AILED
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Don't be this tomorrow : ANTILABOR
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Observe : SEE
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Does beef, in a way : CORNS
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Novelist's pseudonym : OUIDA
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Evergreen : PINE
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Beam forth : RADIATE
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Rabbit tail : SCUT
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"I ___ girl . . . " : WANTA
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Part of the South : CAROLINAS
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Salad delicacy : AVOCADO
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Spiny plants : CACTI
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Deceive : MISLEAD
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Entire : ALL
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Inlet : FIORD
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Respond to a toast : DRINK
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Navy specialist: Abbr. : LSO
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"___ told by an idiot . . . " : ATALE
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Musical endings : CODAS
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Goddess of discord : ERIS
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Fence rows : PICKETLINES
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Peace ___ time : INOUR
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___ me tangere : NOLI
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S. A. rodents : MARAS
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Stirring : ABOUT
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All, to musicians : TUTTI
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Short on oxygen: Prefix : DEOXY
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Miss Fabray, to friends : NAN
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Hurled : FLUNG
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Compact : AGREEMENT
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Divot : TURF
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___ marché (cheap): Fr. : ABON
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Display anger toward : STORMAT
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Admit : CONCEDE
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Vous ___ : ETES
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Voluble talks : SPIELS
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Shiny but cheap : TINNY
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Pittsburgh player : PIRATE
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Mine shafts : STOPES
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Declare : ASSERT
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Eastern title : AGA
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Corn crake : RAIL
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TV awards : EMMYS
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Give a lift : BOOST
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Be all ___ (be in favor) : FORIT
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Poetic contr. : OER
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Yashmak : VEIL
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Heraldic term : ENTE
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Miler of fame : RYUN
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Half a tetrad : DYAD
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Wife : MRS
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12 months, out West : YAR
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Latin possessive : SUA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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