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New York Times, Sunday, January 9, 1944

Author:
Lester Keene
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 612 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 183, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 90
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 100
Across
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Discoverer of Nazi plot. : STALIN
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The flat-top that war stamps built. : SHANGRILA
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"That master of intuition."—F. D. R. : HITLER
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Island south of Makin. : TARAWA
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Yap, Truk, Ponape and 700 others. : CAROLINES
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Make angry. : ENRAGE
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Where Noah's ark landed. : ARARAT
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Bond-buyers. : AMERICANS
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Barrel strips. : STAVES
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India's most important harvest. : RABI
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Boney partner of the radius. : ULNA
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Little: Comb. form. : STEN
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Comfort. : EASE
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Macaw. : ARA
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Assam silkworm. : ERI
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Hurry. : TROT
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39.37 inches. : METRE
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U. S. Army officer. : GENERAL
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Obtained. : SECURED
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___ Square. : TIMES
43
Greek letter. : PSI
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Place of action. : SCENE
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South: Fr. : SUD
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Querulous weakling. : PULER
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Biblical district on the Euphrates. : CHALDEA
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Audacity: Colloq. : CHEEK
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Monitor lizard. : VARAN
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Palanquin of East Indies. : DOOLIE
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Grapnel. : DRAG
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Libyan port, east of Tripoli. : HOMS
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Canarylike finch. : SERIN
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Imply secondarily. : CONNOTE
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"___ Secret Weapon."—Rex Stout. : OUR
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River in Yugoslavia, 110 miles to the Sava. : UNA
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His tomb is in Red Square. : LENIN
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Theft. : LARCENY
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The European shad. : ALOSE
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Musical compositions. : RONDEAUS
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Ball players. : BATTERS
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Pure. : CHASTE
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Former small trading vessels. : CRAYERS
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Money makers. : MINTERS
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Rear gate. : POSTERN
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Despisers. : HATERS
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Exemplar. : PATTERN
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Of the Middle Ages. : MEDIEVAL
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Gladioli. : IRIDS
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Block ___, RAF calling cards. : BUSTERS
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___ Rouge, La., where they make synthetic rubber. : BATON
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Highest note in music. : ELA
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The linden. : LIN
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Pantry. : BUTTERY
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Thin metal disk. : PATEN
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2.06 feet in Iceland. : ALIN
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Falls behind. : LAGS
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Toward the rear. : ASTERN
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Chair repairer. : CANER
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Group of eight. : OCTAD
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The most active war front. : EASTERN
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Virago: Scot. : RANDY
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Lyric poem. : ODE
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Tangle. : SNARL
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Nazi labor leader. : LEY
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___ Arunca, Italian city near Naples and Salerno. : SESSA
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England's great inland port, on Avon River. : BRISTOL
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Diameter of a bullet. : CALIBRE
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Tempestuous. : GUSTY
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Chaff. : BRAN
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Brew. : ALE
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Islands southwest of New Guinea. : ARU
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Famous American boat and bridge builder (1820–87). : EADS
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Status quo ___. : ANTE
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Division of Algeria. : ORAN
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On the ocean. : ASEA
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Squirrel. : RODENT
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"Sawdust Caesar." : MUSSOLINI
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Soldier still advancing backward. : GERMAN
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Retaliate. : AVENGE
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Cape on northwest tip of Guadalcanal. : ESPERANCE
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Enclose in a box. : ENCASE
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Trees yielding extremely light wood. : BALSAS
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Californian. : WESTERNER
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Pelted with missiles. : STONED
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Looks. : STARES
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City, Rhone Dept., France. : TARARE
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Prevailing language of Syria. : ARABIC
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Town in Pisa province, Italy. : LARI
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Frigate bird of Hawaii. : IWA
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Good-___. : NATURED
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Short. : SCANT
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City in Syria. : HAMA
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100 square meters. : ARE
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Scandinavians. : NORSEMEN
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Sparkle. : GLITTER
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Kitchen utensils. : RICERS
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Fatuous. : INANE
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Boy's nickname. : LEN
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South African fox. : ASSE
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State in southwest Germany. : HESSE
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Expressive of strong emotion. : INTENSE
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Coin of small value: Malay States. : TRA
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Comedy by Molière: 1668. : LAVARE
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Brown Bohemian, vesuvianite. : EGERAN
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Second disposal. : RESALE
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Small weight of Denmark. : LOD
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Nimbleness. : AGILITY
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Island 1,485 miles from Makin. : TRUK
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Badly mauled northern Italian city. : MILAN
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Modified plant. : ECAD
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U. S. employment agency. : USES
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Bomb-shattered Italian city. : TURIN
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Soldiers after seven: Colloq. : PHONERS
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Drawing rooms. : SALONS
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City awaiting deliverance. : PARIS
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Business establishment. : CONCERN
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River in England and Wales. : DEE
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Famous orator. : CHURCHILL
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Payments. : HONORARIA
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Arising. : EMANATING
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Mother of Aeneas. : VENUS
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Monastic dormitories: Hist. : DORTERS
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Assistant Sec'y U. S. Navy in World War I. : ROOSEVELT
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Canberra is its capital. : AUSTRALIA
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Danish island. : GREENLAND
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Brands. : SEARS
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Feline stock farm. : CATTERY
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Looks askance. : LEERS
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Portable lamp. : LANTERN
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Bret Harte's tricky Chinaman. : AHSIN
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Tardy. : LATE
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Impregnated with color. : DYED
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Nocturnal swamp bird. : BITTERN
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Mouth of a trumpet. : CODON
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Ascendancy. : MASTERY
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The Rome cathedral is named for him. : PETER
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Soldier's leather legging. : PUTTEE
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Sailor's pal: Navy slang. : MATEY
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Moved with fussy activity. : BUSTLED
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Sea west of New Guinea. : BANDA
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A bet at bottom of column: roulette. : BAS
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Lil' Abner's mammy. : PANSY
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Five-victory airmen. : ACES
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Mexican Indian of Sonora. : SERI
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Spanish statesman and man of letters (1832–99). : CASTELAR
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God of war: Norse myth. : ODIN
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Italian seaport near Genoa. : ALBENGA
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Replace. : RESTORE
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The ___, a cluster of New Jersey towns. : ORANGES
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Egyptian beetle. : SCARAB
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Estonian river, Lake Peipus to Gulf of Finland. : NAROVA
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Chemical pot open at both ends. : ALUDEL
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Evening. : SUNSET
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Commune in Piedmont, Italy. : BRA
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Dutch navigator (1602–59); island named for him. : TASMAN
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Enzyme found in fresh olives. : OLEASE
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Inclined. : LEANED
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Scolds. : RATES
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Pants violently. : GASPS
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Pipe material. : BRIER
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Merganser. : SMEW
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At a former time. : ONCE
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Resort town in northern Italy. : ARCO
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Junior naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
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Employ. : USE
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Guest house. : INN
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U. S. general who took part in the Ploesti raid. : ENT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 82 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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