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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, January 7, 1945

Author:
Lester Keene
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.48, Missing: { J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 604 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 65
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 152
Across
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Peninsula, E. side Kerch strait, U.S.S.R. : TAMAN
6
Island in the Cyclades. : DELOS
11
Nazi-held Aegean island. : SAMOS
16
Herr Goebbels' theme song. : BOAST
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Lively. : AGILE
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Hitler's guard. : ELITE
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Il Duce's last victim. : CIANO
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Dutch news agency. : ANETA
25
Invasion coast. : PASDECALAIS
27
Famous town near Lille. : ARMENTIERES
29
Possessor of first-hand information. : INSIDER
30
Chiaroscuro of Jap art. : NOTAN
32
Simon's collaborator (1857–1911) : BINET
33
Cereal. : OAT
34
A shower-downer. : RAINER
35
Surveyor of a famous line. : MASON
36
Karlsruhe is its capital. : BADEN
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Madam Queen's gay deceiver. : ANDY
38
Serious. : SEDATE
40
Ignore. : ELIDE
42
Ancient town of Osci, Italy. : ATELLA
44
Heyward-Gershwin heroine. : BESS
46
Informed. : TOLD
48
Babylonian deity. : ETANA
50
Appendage at base of a leaf: Bot. : STIPULE
53
The fourth caliph (600–63). : ALI
54
Where Sarajevo is. : SERBIA
56
Clever. : ADEPT
58
Striker. : SMITER
59
The Dog Star. : SEPTI
61
Outmoded. : PASSE
63
Tremulous. : ASPEN
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Masculine name, meaning fiery. : INIGO
66
Dominions. : EMPIRES
68
Despotic rulers. : TSARS
70
Burst out. : ERUPT
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Spain's revered hero. : CID
73
Nets. : SEINES
74
Oil cup. : CRUSE
75
Threshing device. : FLAIL
76
Commune near Padua, Italy. : ESTE
77
Means for winning the war. : INSTRUMENTALITIES
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City in Parana, Brazil. : LAPA
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Irregular and uneven. : EROSE
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"The harp that once through ___ halls." : TARAS
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Mr. Milquetoast. : CASPAR
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River between Brazil and N Paraguay. : APA
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Demand. : EXACT
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Spartan serf. : HELOT
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City near Mount Etna. : PATERNO
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A people of Uganda. : GANDA
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Civies. : MUFTI
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___ Galvani, Italian inventor (1737–98). : LUIGI
100
Hero of 1864. : ENOCH
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Soldiers' decorations. : ORDERS
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More infallible. : SURER
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The Japs' first victim. : KOREAN
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Ancient city near Joppa, Palestine. : LOD
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More severe. : STERNER
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Ghastly. : LURID
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Port N E of Toulon. : NICE
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___ of Anjou. : RENE
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The proletariat. : MASSES
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Chief of USAAF in Italy. : EAKER
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A triplet: Music. : TERCET
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Deer track. : SLOT
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Republic of the U.S.S.R. : TATAR
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Modified plants. : ECADS
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Bow-shaped. : ARCATE
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___ Hay, British writer. : IAN
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Decoration. : MEDAL
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Hackneyed. : TRITE
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Directed. : STEERED
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Commune near Apulia, Foggia. : TRINITAPOLI
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Traveling in a bomber just for the ride. : DEADHEADING
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Fevers. : AGUES
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Advocate. : PLEAD
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Winner of "The best war correspond" award. : ERNIE
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Harass. : TEASE
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Plays noisily. : ROMPS
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Irascible. : TESTY
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Medicined. : DOSED
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Park in Colorado. : ESTES
Down
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Ungulate. : TAPIR
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Principal port in Guam. : AGANA
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Rep. Rankin's State. : MISSISSIPPI
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Elegant editions of English works. : ALDINES
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Required. : NEEDED
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Sweetheart. : DEAR
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45 in. in England. : ELL
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Wild grape vine. : LIANA
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Useless. : OTIOSE
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Sextuplet: Music. : SESTOLE
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Examine closely. : SCAN
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Capt. Gentile's element. : AIR
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Venomous snake. : MAMBA
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City of the silversmiths. : ONEIDA
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"___ from the Portuguese." : SONNETS
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Temptation. : BAIT
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United. : ONE
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Gen. Doolittle's forte. : AERONAUTICS
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Founder of "Review of Reviews" (1849–1912). : STEAD
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Savory. : TASTY
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Unguent. : CERATE
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Doctrines. : TENETS
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___ Louise. : ANITA
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Stage name of Helen Porter Mitchell (1861–1931). : MELBA
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Signer of pact with Stalin, 1944. : BENES
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Of a mountain range: Fr. sp. : ALPIN
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Swiss farms. : TORPS
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Papas. : DADAS
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Utmost extent. : LIMIT
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Our profit on fifty destroyers. : BASES
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Type of Smyrna figs. : ELEME
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Not confident. : DISTRUSTFUL
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Name. : APPELLATION
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Referring to the spoken drama: Slang. : LEGIT
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City near Madras. : ERODE
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Pin-up girl. : SIREN
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Feign. : ASSUME
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Wide-brimmed ventilated felt hats of India. : TERAIS
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Etruscan god, identified with Zeus. : TINIA
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Facility. : EASE
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Night: French. : NUIT
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Reborn flat-top. : ESSEX
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In France, annual income. : RENTE
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A fold. : PLICA
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Sign of spring. : CROCUS
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The richest man in Egypt. : FAROUK
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Rhine city N. of Dueren. : ESSEN
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Mine car. : TRAM
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Incredible: Colloq. : TALL
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Corroded. : EATEN
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Bay, N. Aegean Sea. : LAGOS
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Aside. : APART
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Wild uproar. : PANDEMONIUM
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Wage earners. : PROLETARIAT
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Panama suburb. : ANCON
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Pre-war Minister to Denmark. : ROHDE
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Merits. : EARNS
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Ancient name of Vulcano, Lipari islands. : HIERA
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Coin. : PIECE
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Rid of rodents. : DERAT
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More steadfast. : TRUER
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Coarse hominy. : GRITS
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Six-line stanza. : SESTET
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Inventor of locomobile (1868–1930). : RIKER
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Charge with gas. : AERATE
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Make over. : READAPT
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Determined. : DECIDED
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Withdraws. : RECEDES
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Chief item. : STAPLE
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Madrid pickpocket. : RATERO
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Produce. : CREATE
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Hindu guitar. : SITAR
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Slow: Music. : LARGO
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Lily plants. : ALOES
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Cowherd in Scott's "Heart of Midlothian." : DEANS
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Rapt. : TENSE
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Sharpens. : EDGES
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Lose. : MISS
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Orderly. : TIDY
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Farm building. : SHED
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The catnip. : NEP
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19c in Latvia. : LAT
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Gaming cube. : DIE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 53 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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