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New York Times, Friday, May 9, 1969

18-Across : Disarray.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,209
Across
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Thick piece. : SLAB
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Rosters. : ROTAS
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Retired. : ABED
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Kind of dancer. : TAXI
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In ___ (hurrying.) : ARUSH
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Mud puddle. : MIRE
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Indigo source. : ANIL
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Disarray. : DISHABILLE
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Pruning tool. : BILLHOOK
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Like some castles. : WALLED
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___ Peter Dunne. : FINLEY
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Old auto. : REO
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"R.U.R." character. : ROBOT
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Periods. : ERAS
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Cereal bristles. : AWNS
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With bad intent. : EVILLY
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Vehicle. : SLED
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Chit of a sort. : IOU
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Most nervy. : BOLDEST
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Lettuce type. : ICEBERG
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Building wing. : ELL
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Court-case figure: Abbr. : RESP
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Grain appendage. : ARISTA
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Timber wolf. : LOBO
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Hard to find. : RARE
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Change. : ALTER
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Exist. : ARE
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Post again. : REMAIL
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Narcotic. : OPIATE
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Game shot. : BILLIARD
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Business paper. : BILLOFSALE
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A tide. : NEAP
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Words of understanding. : ISEE
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Dervish. : FAKIR
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Nerve. : GRIT
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Enunciates. : SAYS
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Candy. : SWEET
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Scions. : SONS
Down
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Try: Colloq. : STAB
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Woo1: Prefix. : LANI
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Leaf angle, in botany. : AXIL
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Wallet. : BILLFOLD
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Gaseous element. : RADON
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Baltimorean. : ORIOLE
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Pachyderms. : TUSKERS
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Residue. : ASH
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Playwright. : SHAW
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___ minute. : AMILEA
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Most wavy. : BILLOWIEST
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Gardner. : ERLE
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Action. : DEED
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Legal group. : BAR
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Putsch leader. : HITLER
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Summer mansion in Turkey. : YALI
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Insurgent. : REBEL
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Convex molding. : OVOLO
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Object of a homecoming plea. : BILLBAILEY
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Dry season: Sp. : SECA
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Type of Americano. : NORTE
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Table item. : SUGAR
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River into North Sea. : YSER
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Throw off course. : DERAIL
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Peter, for one. : TSAR
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Humorist Josh. : BILLINGS
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Cook before. : PREBAKE
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Papal capes. : ORALES
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Girl's name. : EMILIE
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W. W. II area: Abbr. : ETO
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Warning. : ALERT
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Geisha garb. : OBIS
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Italian city. : PISA
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Belongings: Abbr. : EFFS
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Gas: Prefix. : AERO
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Ark weather. : RAIN
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Store divisions: Abbr. : DPTS
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Adage. : SAW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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