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New York Times, Saturday, May 10, 1969

50-Down : Taters.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,210
Across
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Spread thickly. : PLASTER
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He makes house calls. : POSTMAN
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A place for jewelry. : EARLOBE
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Far out. : EXTREME
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"Tempest in ___." : ATEAPOT
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Mocks. : DERIDES
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Mets or Pilots. : TEAM
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Word with cracker or hatch. : NUT
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Like lily pads. : NATANT
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Don Juan creator. : BYRON
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Matted fabrics. : FELTS
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Show of sorts. : RODEO
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Princess Anne to Margaret. : NIECE
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Kind of stance. : AKIMBO
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New Guinea port. : LAE
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"___ silly question ... " : ASKA
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Commended. : PRAISED
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Like a medium. : PSYCHIC
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Preservative. : SALT
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Vex. : IRK
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Hubbub. : TUMULT
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Desolate. : BLEAK
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Baltic people. : LETTS
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Highly flavored. : SPICY
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English admiral. : DRAKE
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Convict's goal. : PAROLE
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Famous Norwegian. : LIE
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Seaweed. : ALGA
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Astronomy muse and others. : URANIAS
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Of antimony. : STIBIAL
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Easing of world tensions. : DETENTE
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Solar phenomenon. : ECLIPSE
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Crystal-ball gazer. : SEERESS
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Balkan range. : RHODOPE
Down
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Fuel soil. : PEAT
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Better than never. : LATE
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Neighborhood. : AREA
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Bridge term. : SLAM
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Exceed. : TOP
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Cabinet wood. : EBONY
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Boomerang act. : RETURN
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Foot: Prefix. : PED
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Draft animals. : OXEN
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Attack with repeated fire. : STRAFE
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Stereotyped. : TRITE
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Award. : MEDAL
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Catkin. : AMENT
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Sets of boxes. : NESTS
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Struggle. : TOIL
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Jerking motions. : BOBS
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Wagon pole: Dial. : NEAP
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Strikes. : RAPS
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Soup ingredient. : OKRA
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Telephone tone. : DIAL
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Voice. : EMIT
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"L'état ___ ... " : CEST
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Eye: Fr. : OEIL
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Highest point. : ACME
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Close. : SHUT
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Skirt of sorts. : KILT
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Book of the Bible. : ACTS
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Scott. : DRED
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Holiday time. : YULE
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Marx. : KARL
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Signature on a news story. : BYLINE
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American industrialist. : KAISER
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Taters. : SPUDS
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Gay ___. : PAREE
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Disturbed. : IRATE
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Fur-fiber worker. : CONER
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Vessel similar to a yawl. : KETCH
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Has a bite. : EATS
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Make ___ for. : ABID
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Early Chinese poet. : LIPO
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Pant. : GASP
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Opposite of aweather. : ALEE
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French adjective. : SES
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World workers' group: Abbr. : ILO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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