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Alvin Ashby
Alvin Ashby

ARMS AND THE MEN

New York Times, Sunday, October 11, 1942

Author:
Alvin Ashby
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 689 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 118
Alvin Ashby has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 35
Across
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Air fleet. : SQUADRON
9
Ancestor of the tank. : TRACTOR
16
Aggregations of officers. : STAFFS
22
Buy. : PURCHASE
23
The travelers-joy of Europe, genus of Clematis : HAGROPE
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Hydrangea pink. : AURORE
25
Victims of Nazi vengeance. : HOSTAGES
26
Pertaining to dreams. : ONEIRIC
27
Former president of World Bank. : FRASER
28
Silk producer. : ERI
29
Ribbed edging. : WELTING
31
Post exchange. : CANTEEN
33
Bambi's mother in her second year. : TEG
34
Magic. : RUNE
36
Struck with a heavy hammer. : SLEDGED
38
Irish tribes. : SIOLS
39
Surrender. : CEDE
40
Remove errors. : EMEND
42
Before. : ERE
43
Italian local Fascist leader. : RAS
45
Mouths. : ORA
46
Brazilian fiber plant. : CAROA
47
Russian river in the battle zone. : DON
49
Make unstable. : SAP
51
Polished. : SHINY
53
"No human outlook so ___ as that from an infant's eyes."—Fitzgerald. : SOLEMN
54
Nimitz's rank. : ADMIRAL
58
Zones of military action. : SECTORS
60
Rebreak suddenly. : REBURST
61
Soldiers. : PRIVATES
63
Pearl-fishing bay of Western Australia. : SHARK
64
Dutch island west of New Guinea, held by Japan. : CERAM
65
Equipped with glass. : PANED
66
Tip. : NEB
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Exist. : ARE
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Leaf of a water lily. : PAD
70
Type of machine gun. : LEWIS
74
Newts. : EFTS
75
Axis ally. : FINLAND
77
Exclamation used in drilling soldiers. : HEP
78
Offense. : ATTACK
79
Suffix forming plural nouns. : ATA
80
Paris armament works bombed by R. A. F. : RENAULT
81
Bomb throwers. : MORTARS
83
Turn to the off side. : GEE
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Having limbs. : LEGGED
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"I am glad I was not born before ___."—Sydney Smith. : TEA
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German terror agency. : GESTAPO
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Bargained. : SOLD
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Scryers. : SEERS
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Bronze money. : AES
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Foster brother of King Arthur. : KAY
92
Haunch. : HIP
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Annoy again. : RENAG
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Roman roads. : ITERS
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Naval supply depots. : BASES
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Christian. : NAZARENE
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Diatribes. : SCREEDS
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Possible Japanese objective. : SIBERIA
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Reptiles. : LIZARDS
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Plateau north of Verdun, scene of battles in first World War. : WOEVRE
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Receiving set. : RADIO
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Degree of angular measurement. : ARC
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Energy: slang. : PEP
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Rumanian river, tributary of Danube. : ARGES
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Egyptian earth god. : GEB
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Russia. : RUS
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Cut down. : MOW
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Fished. : EELED
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County in Slovakia. : SPIS
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Fruits of gourd family. : PEPOS
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Visionary projects. : SCHEMES
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Spanish dining hall. : SALA
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Siberian river, tributary of Ob. : TOM
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Weak. : DILUTED
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Plunderers. : HARPIES
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"Arms and the ___, I sing."—Dryden. : MAN
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English general under Cromwell (1611–1651). : IRETON
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Testator. : LEGATOR
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Assenting. : AGREEING
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Long narrow rug. : KANARA
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Australian singing bird. : SUNBIRD
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Projectile containing bullets. : SHRAPNEL
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Shrines. : ALTARS
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Unevenly. : EROSELY
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Ornament with historic subjects. : STORIATE
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Scene of action. : SPHERE
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Specially select body. : QUORUM
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Pertaining to bears. : URSINE
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"___ in the living present."—Longfellow. : ACT
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Billhook. : DHAW
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Prevails because beyond control. : RAGES
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Venetian medals. : OSELLE
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Homesteaders. : NESTERS
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Strap. : THONG
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American Commando. : RANGER
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Period of time. : AGE
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Ring for condensing lamp flame. : CRIC
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East African hartebeests. : TORAS
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"I have bought golden ___ from all sorts of people."—Macbeth. : OPINIONS
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Parsonage. : RECTORY
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Metal boxes. : SAFES
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Revolve. : TURN
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Brazilian macaw. : ARA
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Encourager. : FOSTERER
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The Four ___. : FREEDOMS
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Noncommissioned officer. : SERGEANT
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Notions. : IDEAS
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Anything high flown. : ELA
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Chicory-like annual herbs. : ENDIVES
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Arrant coward. : DASTARD
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Indian peace pipe. : CALUMET
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South American catfish. : DORAD
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Prop. : SHORE
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Blue pigments. : COBALTS
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Burmese demon. : NAT
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Footlike part. : PES
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Annoy. : IRK
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Italian gentleman. : SER
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Calls forth. : APPEALS
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One selected for the army. : DRAFTEE
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"Unmolded reason's ___."—Milton. : MINTAGE
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Russian leader. : LENIN
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Song. : CHANT
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A political color. : RED
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Upper houses. : SENATES
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Army officer. : CAPTAIN
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Type of folksong. : BLUES
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British cruiser. : PERTH
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Charles's Wain. : WAGONER
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U. S. island base. : ICELAND
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Common privets. : SKEDGES
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Supplied. : FED
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Winglike part. : ALA
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Chinese measures. : HOS
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Negro people in Nigeria. : ARO
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Reposers. : RESTERS
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Swiss poet (1825–1898). : MEYER
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Dismay. : APPAL
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Laments. : GRIEVES
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Tenuous. : GASEOUS
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Spanish shawls. : SERAPES
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Measures of area. : ARS
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Hindu mystic and poet (1450–1518). : KABIR
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Cut down decks of a ship. : RAZEE
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Province in Netherlands. : EDE
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Order. : BID
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Indian of New Mexico. : SIA
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Speed: colloq. : ZIP
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Hakenkreuz. : SWASTIKA
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Noncommissioned officer. : CORPORAL
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A body of soldiers. : REGIMENT
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Quarry of the F. B. I. : SABOTEUR
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Furnisher of weapons. : ARMER
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British warship sunk in East. : REPULSE
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Important airplane equipment. : COMPASS
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Coagulate. : GEL
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Tourmaline. : SCHORL
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Importance. : WEIGHT
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Flake. : LAMINA
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Genus of kite. : ELANET
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Swing. : DANGLE
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Pineapples. : PINAS
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Musical sign. : SEGNO
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English poet. : HARDY
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Municipality in Brazil. : SERRO
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American politician (1805–1854). : DORR
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Flatfishes. : DABS
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Brand. : SEAR
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Chinese pagoda. : TAA
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Shackle. : TIE
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Finial. : EPI

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 105 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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