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HAPPY NEWS YEAR!

New York Times, Sunday, January 2, 1944

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 678 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 80
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 99
Across
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"Thy ___ and templed hills." : WOODS
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Japanese island group in the Pacific. : CAROLINE
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Spanish city on Tagus River. : TOLEDO
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Strong Eastern distilled liquor. : ARRACK
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Drinkables. : BEVERAGES
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Dishonors. : ABASES
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Site of notorious Nazi concentration camp. : DACHAU
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Mountain nymph. : OREAD
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Day breeze on Lake Garda, Italy. : ORA
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Seat of important Allied oil fields. : PERSIA
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Class of Japanese outcasts. : ETA
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Form of miners' lead poisoning. : BELLAND
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Reddened. : ROUGED
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Early life stage. : EGG
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"Too much ___ is rust."—Scott. : REST
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South African fox. : CAAMA
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Negro people of Nigeria. : ARO
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Bay on Attu Island. : ETIENNE
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Different. : OTHER
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Slowed-up lightning war. : BLITZKRIEG
46
American operatic soprano born in Leipzig. : HEMPEL
49
Family of eminent violin makers. : AMATI
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Old Dutch liquor measure. : AAM
52
Town in Somme, France. : NESLE
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Swiss canton, capital Altdorf. : URI
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Ten-angled, ten-sided figure. : DECAGON
60
Half: Prefix. : SEMI
62
Nazi dive-bombers. : STUKAS
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Feeler of an insect. : PALP
65
Tale of adventure. : ROMANCE
67
Stupor: Comb. form. : NARCO
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Species. : SORT
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Extinct South African antelope, the blaubok. : ETAAC
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Enclosure about the altar. : BEMA
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Second judicial examinations. : RETRIALS
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Time. : AGE
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Largest island of Japan, capital Tokyo. : HONSHU
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Ornamental Turkish water pipe. : NARGILE
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German sociopolitical philosopher, whose writings greatly influenced Hitler. : SPENGLER
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Male red deer. : HART
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Panoramic natural view. : SCENERY
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Pintail duck. : SMEE
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Betrayer of Christ. : ISCARIOT
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Wicker receptacle. : HANAPER
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Great English admiral (1758–1805). : NELSON
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Heard in the Orange Bowl. : RAH
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The rulers in a democracy. : MAJORITY
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Jungle cry. : ROAR
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Continued endeavor to gain possession. : SIEGE
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Tagalog term for river. : ILOG
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Rounded projecting parts. : LOBES
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Cabinet member. : STIMSON
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Fall in drops. : DRIP
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Silk refuse in skein making. : STRASS
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Macerates flax. : RETS
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Crystalline compound of apiol and sodium ethylate. : ISAPIOL
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Miss Tanguay. : EVA
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Nine-headed serpent slain by Hercules. : HYDRA
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Arctic diving bird. : AUK
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Her abduction caused a war. : HELEN
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The people. : MASSES
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One of the Fascisti in Mussolini's day. : BLACKSHIRT
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American philanthropist, home now a museum in NY. : FRICK
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J. P. Morgan yacht, now serving in Navy. : CORSAIR
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Ornamental spire peak. : EPI
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Bed of shell and limestone deposits. : FALUN
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Steers wildly, as a ship. : YAWS
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U. S. bomber base, bay in New Guinea. : ORO
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Hebrew name for God. : ADONAI
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Student research group. : SEMINAR
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Denoting a woman's maiden name. : NEE
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Name added to ordinary name and surname. : AGNAME
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Unit of work. : ERG
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Pertaining to the large forearm bone. : ULNAR
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Pacific island taken by Marines. : TARAWA
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Means of ascension. : LADDER
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Germany's desuperized war machine. : WEHRMACHT
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Noble and heroic. : EPICAL
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Hairnets. : SNOODS
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Overgratifies. : SATIATES
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Vexatious and difficult employments. : TASKS
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Long-legged water bird. : WADER
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Make a lengthy address. : ORATE
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Killer whales. : ORCAS
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Knife used by Burmese peasants. : DAH
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Crust. : SCAB
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Jap-occupied Dutch Pacific island. : CERAM
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Genus of the oat. : AVENA
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"Learn to ___ slow."—Walker. : READ
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U. S. army camp. : ORD
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Musical note. : LA
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Primitive Malay tribesman. : IGOROT
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___ Deep, submarine depression near Guam. : NERO
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Eldest son of Rebecca and Isaac. : ESAU
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Small South American rabbit. : TAPETI
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Submissive to authority. : OBEDIENT
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White-handed Malay gibbon. : LAR
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Greatly bombed German industrial city. : ESSEN
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Condescend. : DEIGN
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Siouan Indian. : OSAGE
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Axis commander in action on Russian front. : KUECHLER
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Claylike. : BOLAR
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Base taken by MacArthur. : LAE
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Rudiment. : GERM
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Apex. : TOP
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High, in music. : ALT
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Danish-born American social worker (1849–1914). : RIIS
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Father of Hermia in "Midsummer Night's Dream." : EGEUS
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Turn new-mown grass for drying. : TED
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Judicial bench. : BANC
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Nile catfish. : ZAMAR
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Japanese nautical miles. : KAIRIS
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Chinese agricultural province, Japanese objective. : HUPEH
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Greek muse of poetry. : ERATO
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Italian city bombed by Allies. : MILAN
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Bright-colored Old World lizards. : AGAMAS
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Advocate of restoration of royalty in Europe. : MONARCHIST
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Drinking toast. : SKOAL
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"As ___ as life and twice as natural."—Carroll. : LARGE
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Ether compound derived from an oxygenated acid. : ESTER
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Male of the swan. : COB
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So be it. : AMEN
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Famous U. S. aircraft carrier, saw action in Pacific arena. : ENTERPRISE
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Gravely formal. : SOLEMN
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High Turkish official. : PASHA
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In Greek religion, an avenging spirit: Var. : ERINNYS
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Overseas ___. : CAPS
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Delight the senses. : CHARM
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Home of the philosophers Parmenides and Zeno. : ELEA
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Slender daggers. : SNEES
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Reddish-brown sheep of India. : URIALS
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Spout of typecasting ladle. : GEAT
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Intensely cold. : GELID
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Hitler's oriental partner. : TOJO
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Petty officer in U. S. Navy. : YEOMAN
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What Colin Kelly was. : IRISH
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Flavored. : SALTY
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Notes in harmony. : CHORD
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Scene of vivid action in African campaign. : TOBRUK
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Kind of file. : RASP
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Silk-making people of ancient Asia. : SERES
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Pointed molding. : OGIVE
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Water scorpions. : NEPAS
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Steams. : REEKS
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King: Fr. : ROI
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Costumes. : GARBS
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Tip. : TILT
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Propose for office. : NOMINATE
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Bowed in oriental manner. : SALAAMED
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Member of a convoy. : SHIP
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Anglo-Indian money of account. : LAC
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High: Comb. form. : ACRO
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Silkworm. : ERI
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Celestial vault. : SKY
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Auxiliaries. : AIDERS
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Distance off an assumed base. : HEIGHT
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Coquette. : FLIRT
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Oversee. : RUN
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Lumps of mineralized vegetable matter fuel. : COALS
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Bach's favorite instrument. : ORGAN
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Musical composition. : RONDO
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Engage with a rapier. : FENCE
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Oriental female servants. : AMAHS
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Tagalog sons. : ANACS
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An Allied objective in New Guinea. : WEWAK
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Carnivorous marine animals. : SEALS
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Intelligence. : NEWS
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Given territory. : AREA
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Bed-rail. : SLAT
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Carried away with lofty emotion. : RAPT
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Unnecessary activity. : ADO
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Goddess Devi personified as "Light." : UMA
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Narrow arm of sea. : RIA
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Japanese measure, 2.44 miles. : RI

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 71 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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