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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, January 3, 1943

Author:
Bert Storey
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { F J W X }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 105
Bert Storey has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 52-Across clue had period after "Ecuador"; replaced it with comma.

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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 47
Across
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Axis base in Libya retaken by Allies. : BENGASI
8
Allied objective in North Africa. : TUNISIA
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Strategic Tunisian seaport. : BIZERTE
22
South American nation. : ECUADOR
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Big Brother of the democracies. : AMERICA
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One of our friendly neighbors. : URUGUAY
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Vegetable gelatine from seaweed. : NORGINE
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Refurnish with wainscoting. : REPANEL
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Nazi industrial target of R. A. F. : COLOGNE
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Reply: abbr. : ANS
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Ringworm. : TINEA
31
Blue dye. : ANIL
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Miss Turner. : LANA
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Weapon of war. : GAS
34
Impersonation. : ROLE
36
Chemical radical from cinnamon. : CINNYL
38
Eagle's claws. : TALONS
40
Atlantic seaport of Spain. : VIGO
41
Correct. : EMEND
43
Roman sage (95–46 B. C.). : CATO
44
Bombed Italian city. : GENOA
45
More sensible. : SANER
46
Largest Australian seaport. : SYDNEY
48
Enemy capital. : TOKYO
50
Clang. : DING
52
River in Ecuador, 350 miles to Amazon. : TIGRE
53
Long-continued practice. : USAGE
55
Affected with fear. : EERY
57
"Neither rhyme nor ___." Comedy of Errors. : REASON
59
Concise statement. : ARTICLE
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Symbol of Chinese Emperor. : DRAGON
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Nazi region often bombed. : RUHR
65
Squat. : SIT
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The Celtic Neptune. : LER
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Spanish cowcatcher. : REATA
71
Creator of "The Thinker." : RODIN
73
Series of races. : REGATTA
75
"To live on terms of ___with vice."—Cowper. : AMITY
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Quality. : SORT
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Mole. : NEVUS
81
Cover with lachrymal effusion. : BETEAR
82
Former heavyweight champion. : BAER
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Brightly colored mollusk. : AEOLID
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Largest lake in Europe. : LADOGA
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Far off: comb. form. : TELE
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Archbishop of Canterbury (1033–1109). : ANSELM
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Russian peninsula in Kerch strait. : TAMAN
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Friendly neighbor capital. : LIMA
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Bombed Italian city. : TURIN
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Fiery. : METTLED
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The back of an insect. : NOTUM
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French river. : SEINE
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"To ___ is human; to digest, divine."—Copeland. : EAT
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Misshapen hag in "Faerie Queene." : ATE
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Genus of freshwater ducks. : ANAS
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Experiment anew. : RETEST
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Dormer window. : LUCARNE
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Shin or tibia: Zool. : CNEMIS
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Journalist editor of N. Y. Sun (1819–1897). : DANA
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Loose robe for women. : CYMAR
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Headquarters of Gen. Alexander. : CAIRO
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Ore loading platform. : PLAT
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Nape of the neck. : NUCHA
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Found fault with. : BLAMED
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Jerusalem ponies. : ASSES
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Limestone plateau on Adriatic coast. : KARST
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Electric catfish. : RAAD
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Native of country ruled from Baghdad. : IRAQI
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"What mighty contests ___ from trivial things."—Pope. : RISE
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Ordained minister. : CLERIC
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Turkish unit of length. : PARMAK
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Ancient Roman hairpin. : ACUS
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Babylonian sky god. : ANU
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Rhine tributary. : MAIN
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Brazilian estuary and seaport. : PARA
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Sir Walter Raleigh's legendary El Dorado. : MANOA
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Belonging to the other fellow. : HIS
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Ending. : CEASING
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Country successfully invaded by Allies. : MOROCCO
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Area occupied by Hitler. : UKRAINE
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Additional honorary Roman name. : AGNOMEN
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Rommel's "Waterloo." : ALAMEIN
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Fortified pass between Axis countries. : BRENNER
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Blunder: Fr. : SOTTISE
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Goal of anti-Axis nations. : LIBERTY
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Least severe. : EASIEST
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Sacred Indian city. : BENARES
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War necessity. : ECONOMY
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Brought up. : NURSLED
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Tongue-tier. : GAG
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Mining tunnel. : ADIT
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Of sound waves. : SONIC
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Conciliatory. : IRENIC
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Italian city bombed by Allies. : TARANTO
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Japanese apricot. : UME
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Kingdom of south Tibet. : NEPAL
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Middle East Kingdom. : IRAN
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Member of pre-Israelite race. : SINITE
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Strategic Allied outpost. : ICELAND
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Indian mulberry. : AAL
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Place where meat is smoked: var. : BUCAN
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"Man is born free, and everywhere he is in ___."—Rousseau. : IRONS
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Eritrean seaport town. : ZULA
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The entire man. : EGO
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Coarse cloth for blanketing. : RUGGING
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Oscine bird. : TANAGER
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Something offensive to sight. : EYESORE
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Growing out. : ENATE
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Uncle Sam's role as lend-leaser. : LOANER
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Languor of spirits. : ENNUI
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Worker on frames for bells. : YOKER
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Large European dormouse. : LOIR
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Futile. : VAIN
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Behold. : DESCRY
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One of the snaky sisters of Greece. : GORGON
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Parental affection of animals. : STORGE
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University partly taken over by Army. : YALE
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Period of time. : YEAR
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Species of wild East Indian cattle. : GAUR
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An enzyme. : GEASE
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Type of song. : YODEL
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Country of Biblical queen. : SHEBA
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The Yellowhammer State. : ALABAMA
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Postponed law case. : REMANET
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Italian seaport on Adriatic. : TRIESTE
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Our newest ally. : DARLAN
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Snowy. : NIVAL
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Helmsman. : STEERER
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Fascist. : ITALIAN
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Lizard of Europe found among old ruins. : TARENTE
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Trumpet blast. : TOOT
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Adamite. : NUDIST
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One of the strategic Aleutians. : ATTU
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Waste allowance. : TRET
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Jap-held base west of Papua. : TIMOR
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"Into each life ___ rain must fall." : SOME
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Agreeable. : AMENE
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Designated the time. : DATED
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With mirth. : GAILY
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Lowlands bordering Orinoco. : LLANOS
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Drooping. : NUTANT
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Mexican onyx. : TECALI
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Humidity. : DAMP
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Housewives' problem. : MENU
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Torpid. : NUMB
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Soft and lustrous. : SILKEN
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Roman religious rites. : SACRA
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Macaw. : ARARA
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Canadian Indian. : CREE
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One source of Hitler's coal and iron. : SAAR
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Hartebeest. : CAAMA
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South American capital. : CARACAS
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Fool. : ASINEGO
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Proceeding. : ISSUANT
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Libyan city. : TRIPOLI
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Agreement. : HARMONY
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___ gun. : MACHINE
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Cavalry mounts. : EQUINES
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Argue. : DISSERT
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Beetle-shaped talisman. : SCARAB
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Balkan river. : DANUBE
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Sticks. : CANES
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One-tenth of an inch in Russia. : LIGNE
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Leading contestant in a race. : PACER
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Wood used for flutes. : KOKRA
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Heroine of Puccini's "La Bohème." : MIMI
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Axis capital. : ROME
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Son of Zeus and Hera. : ARES
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Guzzler. : SOT
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Member of low Sudra caste. : MAL
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Townsman. : CIT
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Jewbird. : ANI

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 91 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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