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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
1. Causes hardship : STRAPS
7. Louver part : SLAT
11. Classifieds : ADS
14. Racing shell : SCULL
19. Baseball hit : TRIPLE
20. N. Y. suburb on L. I. Sound : MANHASSET
23. Unmusical quality : TINEAR
25. Try again on the phone : REDIAL
26. Walter's remark on the Presidency : IDREUTHERBERIGHT
28. Catkin : AMENT
29. Initials on Maris's cap : STL
30. Map abbreviation : RTE
31. Phone book : DIRECTORY
32. ___ of the drinking classes, says Wilde : WORKISTHECURSE
36. Marx : KARL
37. Collegians: Abbr. : SRS
38. Shoe : TIE
39. "O wild West Wind . . . " : ODE
40. Fortas : ABE
42. 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
57. ___ caper : CUTA
58. Pickled food : SOUSE
59. Striking animal : WILDCAT
62. 212, 201, etc. : AREACODES
64. Book commentary: Abbr. : CRIT
65. Leonine feature : MANE
66. Fly : AVIATE
68. Pastry : DANISH
69. Vague : UNDEFINED
71. Wad of cash : ROLL
72. Pronouncement : EDICT
74. Supporter of Nicholas : TSARIST
75. Homegrown : LOCAL
76. Life today : RATRACE
80. Phenomenon of standing up : NOLAP
82. Thick slice : SLAB
83. Prime mover : INITIATOR
85. Grown up : MATURE
88. "Fourposter" version : IDOIDO
90. Zero : NONE
91. Arabian judge : CADI
92. Plenty : ABUNDANCE
94. Eastern port : NORFOLK
96. Reference book : ATLAS
97. French cookery word : ROTI
98. Siouan Indian : DAKOTA
100. Him: Fr. : LUI
101. A de Mille : AGNES
102. U.A.W. items : AUTOS
104. Link : NEXUS
105. Canine : CUR
106. Tortosa's river : EBRO
107. Tasks : STINTS
109. Norse war god : TYR
110. Weight : TON
111. Sock knitter's finale : TOE
112. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : PSA
115. Colorful gem : OPAL
117. Advantages of having a shawl : FRINGEBENEFITS
122. Excessively strict : OVERRIGID
127. Very old: Abbr. : ANC
128. Relatives of yrs. : MOS
129. Philippine people : MOROS
130. Counting-out words for George : EENYMEANYMINEYMO
133. Garment of Sonora : SERAPE
134. Form : RITUAL
135. Times gone by : EARLYDAYS
136. Merger : UNITER
137. Spring times : LENTS
138. Noises: Abbr. : SDS
139. Formerly, old style : ERST
140. Swear to : ATTEST
Down
1. Hats : STRAWS
2. Earth vibration : TREMOR
3. Unwelcome amendments : RIDERS
4. "See ___ elephant" : APINK
5. Orator's specialty : PLATITUDE
6. Musical number: Abbr. : SEL
7. Creator of "Topper" : SMITH
8. Gravy scoop : LADLE
9. One more: Abbr. : ANR
10. "By ___ bridge that arched . . . " : THERUDE
11. Residue : ASH
12. Feat : DEED
13. Trouble at G.M., after Ford and Chrysler : STRIKETHREE
14. Guides : STEERS
15. Round ornament : CIRCLET
16. Basic group : UNIT
17. ___-mutton : LEGO
18. Comedian Bert : LAHR
21. Other, in France : AUTRE
22. Jeanne, Marie, etc. : STES
24. Unusual thing: Abbr. : RTY
27. Bikini part : BRA
29. Watch part : STEM
33. "Dear" followers : SIRS
34. Prepared a computer card : CODED
35. Facility : EASE
41. Went for the hook : BITAT
43. This often precedes work : NOCONTRACTNO
44. ___ Arabia : SAUDI
45. Part of "to be": Sp. : ESTES
46. Squirrel (away) : STASH
47. Pacific Coast labor group : WESTERNUNION
48. Wasn't well : AILED
49. Don't be this tomorrow : ANTILABOR
50. Observe : SEE
52. Does beef, in a way : CORNS
53. Novelist's pseudonym : OUIDA
54. Evergreen : PINE
56. Beam forth : RADIATE
58. Rabbit tail : SCUT
59. "I ___ girl . . . " : WANTA
60. Part of the South : CAROLINAS
61. Salad delicacy : AVOCADO
63. Spiny plants : CACTI
65. Deceive : MISLEAD
67. Entire : ALL
70. Inlet : FIORD
73. Respond to a toast : DRINK
75. Navy specialist: Abbr. : LSO
77. "___ told by an idiot . . . " : ATALE
78. Musical endings : CODAS
79. Goddess of discord : ERIS
81. Fence rows : PICKETLINES
83. Peace ___ time : INOUR
84. ___ me tangere : NOLI
85. S. A. rodents : MARAS
86. Stirring : ABOUT
87. All, to musicians : TUTTI
89. Short on oxygen: Prefix : DEOXY
93. Miss Fabray, to friends : NAN
95. Hurled : FLUNG
96. Compact : AGREEMENT
99. Divot : TURF
101. ___ marché (cheap): Fr. : ABON
103. Display anger toward : STORMAT
105. Admit : CONCEDE
106. Vous ___ : ETES
108. Voluble talks : SPIELS
110. Shiny but cheap : TINNY
112. Pittsburgh player : PIRATE
113. Mine shafts : STOPES
114. Declare : ASSERT
116. Eastern title : AGA
118. Corn crake : RAIL
119. TV awards : EMMYS
120. Give a lift : BOOST
121. Be all ___ (be in favor) : FORIT
122. Poetic contr. : OER
123. Yashmak : VEIL
124. Heraldic term : ENTE
125. Miler of fame : RYUN
126. Half a tetrad : DYAD
131. Wife : MRS
132. 12 months, out West : YAR
133. 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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