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Will Weng
Will Weng

THANKSGIVING FARE

New York Times, Sunday, November 23, 1969

Author:
W. W.
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 639 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,407
Across
1. Designation: Abbr. : APPT
5. Between sum and fui : ESSE
9. Tricks : FLAMS
14. Lion : SIMBA
19. Whimpers : PULES
21. ___ a million : ONEIN
22. Creators of jams : AUTOS
23. Shape in a way : KNEAD
24. Holiday dining decor : PLASTICTABLECLOTH
27. Plant fiber : ISTLE
28. Columbus campus : OSU
29. Get in the air : INHALE
30. Of a body fiber: Prefix : NEURO
31. Begins to work : SETSIN
32. Limousines : SEDANS
34. Ventured : DARED
36. Girl's name : RHODA
38. Controversial : ERISTIC
40. Mom's baking standby : BISCUITMIX
44. Words of disavowal : NOTI
48. Officer of ___ : THEDAY
50. Keen qualities of sense : ACUITIES
51. Supporting bar : STRUT
52. Coty : RENE
53. Of a volcano : ETNEAN
54. Frolics : CAPERS
55. Young one : TAD
58. Airstrips: Abbr. : RNWYS
61. Day times: Abbr. : AMS
62. Sandwich filler : BOLOGNA
63. Football platoon : DEFENSE
65. Atelier items : EASELS
68. C.P.A. job : AUDIT
69. U.S. composer : GROFE
70. Yearly pay for a few : DOLLAR
72. Foulard items : CRAVATS
75. Derisive sound : SNORT
76. Table decor : PAPERNAPKIN
80. Roman halls : ATRIA
82. Western smokes : STOGIES
84. Social bore : EGOIST
85. Fawn : TOADY
86. Moslem prayer : SALAT
87. Dark rock : BASALT
89. Late-flowering tulip : BREEDER
91. Soup seeds : LENTILS
94. Man's nickname : LEM
95. Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
97. Caesar's but : SED
98. City in Picardy : AMIENS
99. Cubes and spheres : SOLIDS
102. Hindu deity : RAMA
104. Behaves well : MINDS
105. Road menaces : SPEEDERS
107. Parallel : ANALOG
110. Novelist's problem : PLOT
111. Sleigh for today's grandma : SNOWMOBILE
113. Shooting in a way : SNIPING
116. Bare the head, old style : UNHAT
118. It's ___ thing : ASURE
120. Scourge : TERROR
121. Scott hero : ROBROY
124. Some dogs : FIDOS
128. Certain Italian, to French : ROMAIN
130. Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
131. Alert : AWAKE
132. Repast topper : FREEZEDRIEDCOFFEE
135. Nonconformist : REBEL
136. Skin: Prefix : DERMO
137. Ten: Lat. : DECEM
138. Obtain repairs : REFIT
139. ___ work : ADAYS
140. Tree secretion : RESIN
141. Biblical tower : EDAR
142. Scout groups : DENS
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1. Place in proximity : APPOSE
2. Heartbeat control device : PULSER
3. Strong approval : PLAUDIT
4. Your: Fr. : TES
5. Inward: Anat. : ENTAD
6. Ocean research unit : SEALAB
7. One source of salt : SIBERIA
8. Kind of service man: Abbr. : ENL
9. Prestige : FACE
10. Standout: Slang : LULU
11. Doer: Suffix : ATOR
12. Subway workers : MOTORMEN
13. Silence! : SSH
14. Hit a high fly : SKIED
15. Holiday menu item : INSTANTPOTATOES
16. 1969 champs : METS
17. Famed island : BALI
18. Arabian Sea gulf : ADEN
20. Frugal one : STINTER
21. Scot's alas : OCH
25. Privileged people : INSIDERS
26. Well-done part of a roast : ENDCUT
31. Red or White : SOX
33. Residue : ASH
35. Verb suffix : ESCE
37. Possessive : HIS
39. Vegetable for mom's table : CANNEDPEAS
41. Mayan month : UINAL
42. News pieces : ITEMS
43. Spanish relatives : TIAS
45. State: Abbr. : OREG
46. Slue : TURN
47. ___ deal : ITSA
49. Evergreen : YEW
51. Drool : SALIVATE
54. Musical ending : CODA
55. Sea birds : TERNS
56. In progress : AFOOT
57. Crux of a holiday meal : DEFROSTEDTURKEY
59. Kennel sound : YELP
60. Ad subject : SALE
62. Home-cooked item : BURNTBEANS
63. Metric units: Abbr. : DGS
64. Tennis scores, in a way : NETGAINS
66. Medit. island : SAR
67. Eagles : ERNES
68. Galatea's beloved : ACIS
71. Kiln : OAST
73. Craft : TRADE
74. Agreed with : SIDED
77. Khan : AGA
78. Well-known Italian : POLO
79. Small violins : KITS
81. Scottish county : AYR
83. Misfortunes : ILLS
87. City of Brazil : BELEM
88. Of an acid : AMIDO
90. Like a moonlit night : ROMANTIC
91. Bedside item : LAMP
92. Ludwig : EMIL
93. Spanish lad : NINO
94. Name in movies : LOEW
96. Refrain syllable : TRA
99. Like a freshly-cleaned suit : SPOTFREE
100. Lower : DEBASE
101. Indian titles of respect : SRIS
103. One who transfers property : ALIENOR
105. Scottish precipitation : SNA
106. Slipped over : SLURRED
108. Girl with a headset: Abbr. : OPR
109. Veld animal : GIRAFFE
111. Short of : SHY
112. Third of a famous nine : EROICA
114. Stick one's ___ : NOSEIN
115. Welcomes : GREETS
117. Songs : NOELS
119. Eastern V.I.P. : EMEER
121. ___ avis : RARA
122. Was beholden to : OWED
123. Cake : BABA
125. Comparative suffixes : IERS
126. Prefix for god or john : DEMI
127. Oxygen prefix : OZON
129. Navy V.I.P.: Abbr. : ADM
132. New Deal man : FDR
133. "Crusade" man : DDE
134. G-man: Slang : FED

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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