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WORDS FROM THE WAR ZONES

New York Times, Sunday, October 1, 1944

Author:
Agnes Cook
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 150, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 4.91, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 519 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 51
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 138
Across
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Gen. Chennault. : CLAIRE
7
City NE of Minsk. : BORISOV
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U. S. victory N of Guam. : SAIPAN
20
Baltic state. : LATVIA
21
Noted Russian woman flier. : IVANOVA
22
City near Via Casilina. : ARTENA
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Puts a head covering on. : ENHATS
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Thrusting weapon. : JAVELIN
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___ Carrie. : SISTER
26
Late American humorist. : ADE
27
Toward. : AT
28
Native of: Suffix. : OTE
29
Began. : OPENED
31
Consequence. : END
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Indian guitar-like instrument. : VINA
34
Heat producers. : FUELS
36
Fixed star. : ADIB
37
Crafts. : ARTS
38
Endeavorer. : ESSAYER
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Equality. : PAR
43
Simmer. : BOIL
45
Founder of “Comintern.” : LENIN
47
Riom was the scene of these. : TRIALS
49
Recrown. : RECAP
53
Card game. : PAM
56
Speck. : MOTE
57
Valley on the moon. : RILLE
58
Winner at Eutaw Springs, 1781. : GREENE
59
The Dioscuri. : ANACES
61
U. S. Chief Justice, 1874–88. : WAITE
63
Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
65
Illuminated. : LIT
66
Javanese xylophone. : SARON
67
Sharp-witted. : ACUTE
68
Polish commune W of Russian Minsk. : LIDA
69
Calcium oxide. : LIME
70
Acrimonious. : ACID
71
Smoothing tool. : PLANE
72
Striped. : BANDY
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General Bradley. : OMAR
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Two-wheeled cart. : DRAY
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Hop-drying kiln. : OAST
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High pitched sounds. : TINGS
77
Eats sparingly. : DIETS
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Even: Contr. : EEN
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Fruit decay. : BLET
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Inciter. : URGER
81
Large Malay island. : BORNEO
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Alaskan river, 290 mi. to Kotzebue Sound. : NOATAK
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Lake on Mindanao. : LANAO
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Hebrew month. : ADAR
88
Sea eagle. : ERN
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Genus of graylag goose. : ANSER
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Offense: Law. : DELICT
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Daughter of Oceanus. : DORIS
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Sandarac tree. : ARAR
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Wager. : BET
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King of Rumania. : MICHAEL
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Coast Guard member. : SPAR
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Seaport of Spanish Guinea in Rio Muni. : BATA
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Ship’s temporary cross timber. : SPALE
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Christmastide. : YULE
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Senescent. : OLD
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Silencing. : MUTING
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The Rail Splitter. : ABE
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Two fifths of an inch. : CM
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Road surface. : TAR
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Captured air base, Netherlands New Guinea. : NUMFOR
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More substantial. : MEATIER
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Rail terminus in Upper Burma. : LASHIO
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City on the Somme. : AMIENS
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Strait at Italian heel. : OTRANTO
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Consecrate. : ANOINT
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Make a new experiment. : RETEST
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Without beams. : RAYLESS
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Brawls. : MELEES
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Cut through. : CLEAVE
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Baseball czar. : LANDIS
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Piraeus is its port. : ATHENS
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Herb eve. : IVA
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Miss Hayworth. : RITA
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Chennault’s area of operations. : EAST
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Trinket. : BIJOU
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Egg-shaped. : OVATE
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French composer. : RAVEL
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Saxon king. : INE
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Unaccompanied. : SOLO
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Producing eggs. : OVIPARAL
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Having Weathercocks. : VANED
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Jap city blasted by B-29’s. : SASEBO
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Waterless. : ARID
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Yugoslavia’s king. : PETER
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In respect to. : ANENT
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Ointments. : NARDS
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Pen points. : NIBS
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Indian mulberry. : AAL
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Fuse partly. : FRIT
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Goblin. : SPRITE
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To the sheltered side. : ALEE
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Sana is its capital. : YEMEN
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Son of Seth. : ENOS
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Winged, as birds: Her. : AILE
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Babylonian god of war. : IRRA
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Australian port north of Sydney. : NEWCASTLE
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Threadbare. : TRITE
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Famous Russian victory. : LENINGRAD
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Coquette in “Le Misanthrope.” : CELIMENE
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Vivifier. : ANIMATER
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GI Joe’s Inspector General. : PETERSON
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Seat of Rose Bowl. : PASADENA
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Greek poet. : ANACREON
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Saipan is in this group. : MARIANAS
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Discoverer of Columbia River (1755–1806). : GRAY
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Buffalo Bill. : CODY
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“Charley’s ___.” : AUNT
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Unequal conditions. : ODDS
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Wings. : ALAE
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Secretary of Interior, 1913–20. : LANE
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French river, 185 mi. to Sarthe. : LOIR
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“Dark horse” of 1844. : POLK
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Prejudiced person. : BIGOT
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Regions. : TRACTS
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Uncouth. : DORIC
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Deputy Chief, U. S. Armored Forces. : BARR
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Italian island w. of Lussino. : UNIE
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Port above Italian heel. : BARI
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Disrupt. : TEAR
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Mount ___, Allied victory near Cassino. : ALBANETA
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Cupola. : DOME
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Mild oath. : DRAT
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Unobtrusive. : SHY
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Exploding. : ABURST
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City w. of Caen. : AUTHIE
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John Barrymore’s widow. : ELAINE
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European dormice. : LEROTS
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Hindu goldsmith. : SONAR
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Pen: French. : PLUME
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Acknowledge. : ADMIT
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Strategic Malay island. : TIMOR
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He wrote “Age of Reason.” : PAINE
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Seconds. : ABETS
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Bombed Aegean island. : LEROS
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Belgian city. : MONS
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Mr. Cooper. : GARY
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Quahog. : CLAM
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Hair. : MANE
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Payment. : FEE
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Palmyra palm. : TAL
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The sun. : SOL

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 42 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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