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Will Weng
Will Weng

THANKSGIVING FARE

New York Times, Sunday, November 23, 1969

51-Down : Drool

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: 20
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,407
Across
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Designation: Abbr. : APPT
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Between sum and fui : ESSE
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Tricks : FLAMS
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Lion : SIMBA
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Whimpers : PULES
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___ a million : ONEIN
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Creators of jams : AUTOS
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Shape in a way : KNEAD
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Holiday dining decor : PLASTICTABLECLOTH
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Plant fiber : ISTLE
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Columbus campus : OSU
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Get in the air : INHALE
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Of a body fiber: Prefix : NEURO
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Begins to work : SETSIN
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Limousines : SEDANS
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Ventured : DARED
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Girl's name : RHODA
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Controversial : ERISTIC
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Mom's baking standby : BISCUITMIX
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Words of disavowal : NOTI
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Officer of ___ : THEDAY
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Keen qualities of sense : ACUITIES
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Supporting bar : STRUT
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Coty : RENE
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Of a volcano : ETNEAN
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Frolics : CAPERS
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Young one : TAD
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Airstrips: Abbr. : RNWYS
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Day times: Abbr. : AMS
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Sandwich filler : BOLOGNA
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Football platoon : DEFENSE
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Atelier items : EASELS
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C.P.A. job : AUDIT
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U.S. composer : GROFE
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Yearly pay for a few : DOLLAR
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Foulard items : CRAVATS
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Derisive sound : SNORT
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Table decor : PAPERNAPKIN
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Roman halls : ATRIA
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Western smokes : STOGIES
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Social bore : EGOIST
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Fawn : TOADY
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Moslem prayer : SALAT
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Dark rock : BASALT
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Late-flowering tulip : BREEDER
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Soup seeds : LENTILS
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Man's nickname : LEM
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Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
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Caesar's but : SED
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City in Picardy : AMIENS
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Cubes and spheres : SOLIDS
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Hindu deity : RAMA
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Behaves well : MINDS
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Road menaces : SPEEDERS
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Parallel : ANALOG
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Novelist's problem : PLOT
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Sleigh for today's grandma : SNOWMOBILE
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Shooting in a way : SNIPING
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Bare the head, old style : UNHAT
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It's ___ thing : ASURE
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Scourge : TERROR
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Scott hero : ROBROY
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Some dogs : FIDOS
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Certain Italian, to French : ROMAIN
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Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
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Alert : AWAKE
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Repast topper : FREEZEDRIEDCOFFEE
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Nonconformist : REBEL
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Skin: Prefix : DERMO
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Ten: Lat. : DECEM
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Obtain repairs : REFIT
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___ work : ADAYS
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Tree secretion : RESIN
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Biblical tower : EDAR
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Scout groups : DENS
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Place in proximity : APPOSE
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Heartbeat control device : PULSER
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Strong approval : PLAUDIT
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Your: Fr. : TES
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Inward: Anat. : ENTAD
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Ocean research unit : SEALAB
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One source of salt : SIBERIA
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Kind of service man: Abbr. : ENL
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Prestige : FACE
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Standout: Slang : LULU
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Doer: Suffix : ATOR
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Subway workers : MOTORMEN
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Silence! : SSH
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Hit a high fly : SKIED
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Holiday menu item : INSTANTPOTATOES
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1969 champs : METS
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Famed island : BALI
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Arabian Sea gulf : ADEN
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Frugal one : STINTER
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Scot's alas : OCH
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Privileged people : INSIDERS
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Well-done part of a roast : ENDCUT
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Red or White : SOX
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Residue : ASH
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Verb suffix : ESCE
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Possessive : HIS
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Vegetable for mom's table : CANNEDPEAS
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Mayan month : UINAL
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News pieces : ITEMS
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Spanish relatives : TIAS
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State: Abbr. : OREG
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Slue : TURN
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___ deal : ITSA
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Evergreen : YEW
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Drool : SALIVATE
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Musical ending : CODA
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Sea birds : TERNS
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In progress : AFOOT
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Crux of a holiday meal : DEFROSTEDTURKEY
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Kennel sound : YELP
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Ad subject : SALE
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Home-cooked item : BURNTBEANS
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Metric units: Abbr. : DGS
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Tennis scores, in a way : NETGAINS
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Medit. island : SAR
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Eagles : ERNES
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Galatea's beloved : ACIS
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Kiln : OAST
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Craft : TRADE
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Agreed with : SIDED
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Khan : AGA
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Well-known Italian : POLO
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Small violins : KITS
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Scottish county : AYR
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Misfortunes : ILLS
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City of Brazil : BELEM
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Of an acid : AMIDO
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Like a moonlit night : ROMANTIC
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Bedside item : LAMP
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Ludwig : EMIL
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Spanish lad : NINO
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Name in movies : LOEW
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Refrain syllable : TRA
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Like a freshly-cleaned suit : SPOTFREE
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Lower : DEBASE
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Indian titles of respect : SRIS
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One who transfers property : ALIENOR
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Scottish precipitation : SNA
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Slipped over : SLURRED
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Girl with a headset: Abbr. : OPR
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Veld animal : GIRAFFE
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Short of : SHY
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Third of a famous nine : EROICA
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Stick one's ___ : NOSEIN
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Welcomes : GREETS
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Songs : NOELS
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Eastern V.I.P. : EMEER
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___ avis : RARA
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Was beholden to : OWED
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Cake : BABA
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Comparative suffixes : IERS
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Prefix for god or john : DEMI
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Oxygen prefix : OZON
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Navy V.I.P.: Abbr. : ADM
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New Deal man : FDR
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"Crusade" man : DDE
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G-man: Slang : FED

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

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