Will Weng

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Will Weng (February 25, 1907 – May 2, 1993) was an American journalist and crossword puzzle constructor who served as crossword puzzle editor for New York Times from 1969-1977.

Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, he attended Indiana State Teachers College. Weng came to New York City in 1927. He got a master's degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism and joined the Times in 1930 as a reporter. He served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy during World War II.

He succeeded Margaret Farrar and was succeeded by Eugene T. Maleska. Weng died of throat cancer in Manhattan.