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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, October 14, 1945

Author:
Lester Keene
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.70, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { K Q W }, Scrabble score: 627 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 60
Lester Keene has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 133-Across clue appears to be incomplete, with just "___ Arunca, Fifth Army." at bottom of column (including the period). But top of next column has "capture near Naples.", even with the period after "Army." Deleted period after "Army" and merged both parts into one clue.

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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 192
Across
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Chairman of Potsdam conference. : HARRY
6
Newport News river. : JAMES
11
Conferee at Potsdam. : JOSEF
16
Golf club. : MASHIE
17
Makes tardy. : BELATES
19
Tiny. : ATOMIC
21
Elizabeth. : BETTINA
22
Where Roosevelt Dam is. : ARIZONA
23
Village on Thames near Runnymede. : STAINES
25
Draws out. : EXTENDS
26
Number symbol. : NUMERAL
27
Porch. : PORTICO
28
Row. : TIER
29
Turns informer: Slang. : STAGS
31
Twirls. : ROTATES
33
Caudal appendage. : TAIL
34
Pungent. : ACRID
36
Flat chair backs. : SPLATS
38
River, Germany's new eastern border. : ODER
39
Musical instrument. : CELLO
40
Rose garden. : ROSARY
42
City in land of Moab: Is. 16-1. : SELA
43
Headstone inscription: hic requiescit in pace. : HRIP
44
University scholarships. : BURSES
45
Maiden won in archery contest. : IOLE
47
Hamburg's river. : ELBE
49
Sodium nitrate. : NITER
51
Withdraw from political body. : SECEDE
54
Daubs. : SMEARS
56
Feared. : DREADED
60
Deterioration. : DECADENCE
62
American plums. : SLOES
64
Enunciator. : UTTERER
66
Presently. : ANON
67
Composer of 1905 hit. : LEHAR
69
Island w. of Halmahera. : TIDORE
71
Works: Latin. : OPERA
72
Infants. : MINORS
74
Hot dogs, griddle cakes and doughnuts. : AMERICANA
76
Containing bromine. : BROMIC
77
Solo. : ALONE
78
Garland: Poet. : ANADEM
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Undershot water wheel. : NORIA
81
Split. : RIVE
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Transferred legally. : REMISED
84
Man of great wealth. : NABOB
86
___ day. : REDLETTER
88
Mother of Caliban. : SYCORAX
90
Genus of marine snails. : NERITA
92
Shamed. : ABASED
93
Theatre guide. : USHER
95
Strategic town, E. Flanders. : LEDE
96
Youngest god. : EROS
97
Mr. Yorick (1713–68). : STERNE
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Fabrics with downy surfaces. : NAPS
103
Ardor. : ELAN
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Fill with air. : AERATE
110
Fortified. : ARMED
111
French department, Beauvais the capital. : OISE
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Dropsical. : EDEMIC
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Capstan bar. : LEVER
115
Margins. : LIPS
116
Citizen of Gov. Gossett's State. : IDAHOAN
118
Movie director. : VIDOR
120
Noted general who retires Oct. 16. : LEAR
121
Disquiet. : AGITATE
123
Strange. : ERRATIC
125
Waltzing movement. : REVERSE
127
Syllogisms: Logic. : SORITES
128
Citizens of Bangkok. : SIAMESE
129
Operated a plane. : AVIATED
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City on the Loire. : NEVERS
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Supplied with claws. : TALONED
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___ Armenia, scene of Turkish massacres. : LESSER
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___ Arunca, Fifth Army capture near Naples. : SESSA
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Irrational numbers: Math. : SURDS
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Spirited mount. : STEED
Down
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Chapeau vendors. : HATTERS
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The star sapphire. : ASTERIA
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Strategic river between s. w. Germany and France: Fr. Sp. : RHIN
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Hard peels. : RINDS
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Leavens. : YEASTS
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Where Viscount Gort rules. : JERUSALEM
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Mohammedan religious teacher. : ALIM
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Hard wood bowls. : MAZERS
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Largest of the Kuriles. : ETORO
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Legislator. : SENATOR
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___ Park, Canada's great Rocky Mt. game preserve. : JASPER
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Four Holy Roman Emperors. : OTTOS
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Fly. : SOAR
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Discharger. : EMITTER
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Ornamental pinnacles. : FINIALS
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Where Chapultepec is. : MEXICO
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Bracelet. : BANGLE
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Sultan who opposed Crusaders (1137–93). : SALADIN
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One of the Quints. : CECILE
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Smear with pitch. : BETAR
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Lone-eagle flights. : SOLOS
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Part of a church. : APSE
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Moderately warm. : TEPID
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Evaporated. : DRIED
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Stories. : TALES
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Custodian. : CURATOR
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Sings like a Switzer. : YODELS
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Valiant. : HEROIC
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Garden vegetable. : BEET
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Nonaspirate. : LENE
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Where the Hawaii Mars was built. : BALTIMORE
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Steadfast. : TRUE
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Old people. : SENILES
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Thrift. : ECONOMY
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Orthodox. : CANONIC
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Sailor. : SEAMAN
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Embattled city, 1870, 1918, 1940. : SEDAN
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Expels. : DEPORTS
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Hermit. : EREMITE
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Deduced. : DERIVED
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Dutch islands in Banda Sea. : DAMAR
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Earl Derr Biggers' detective. : CHAN
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Mexican State, adjoining Arizona. : SONORA
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Gundar Haegg. : RACER
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Type of fort. : REDAN
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Uncommon. : RARE
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Reverberate. : RESOUND
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Insurgents. : REBELS
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City in Canal Zone. : BALBOA
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Feminine name. : ADAH
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Native Bombay State, Br. India. : IDAR
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Irish. : ERSE
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Awaited. : BIDED
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Artist's frame. : EASEL
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Munitions city, Green Co., Ohio. : XENIA
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Transmits by light waves. : TELEVISES
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Most reckless. : RASHEST
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Where Phillips University is. : ENID
97
Spanish city near Oviedo. : SALAS
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Triangle. : TRIGON
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Domains. : EMPIRES
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Impatient. : RESTIVE
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Illinois Indians. : PEORIAS
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Clad in an almuce: Eccl. : AMICED
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Free. : RELEASE
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Prevented. : AVERTED
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Heckler. : TEASER
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Slipped. : ERRED
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Black Sea port. : ODESSA
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Captivate. : ENAMOR
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Skeletonized masses of millepores. : CORALS
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Roman roads. : ITERS
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Babylonian underworld. : ARALU
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Build a retaining wall. : REVET
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Stuttering comedian. : ATES
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Look after. : TEND
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Clamping device. : VISE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 52 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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