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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, October 17, 1943

Author:
Harriot T. Cooke
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 625 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 89
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 88
Across
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Glass used in jewelry. : STRASS
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Strait between Scylla and Charybdis. : MESSINA
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Captured Italian air base. : FOGGIA
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Scene of brilliant action by USAFF in Rumania. : PLOESTI
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Globe-trotter. : ELEANOR
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Italian poet (1474–1533). : ARIOSTO
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Airplane steering gear. : RUDDERS
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There are twenty-two in Switzerland. : CANTONS
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Famous sporting event at Henley on the Thames. : REGATTA
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Sustains. : AIDS
28
Indonesian tribesman. : ATA
30
River flowing into English Channel at Havre. : SEINE
31
Birds that ranged in size from turkey to ostrich. : MOAS
32
Depression. : RUT
33
Here: French. : ICI
34
Character in Henry IV. : PETO
36
White-tailed animal. : GNU
37
Long poem by Tennyson. : MAUD
38
Phonetic term. : LENE
39
Percolates. : SEEPS
42
Given name of British Prime Minister, 1929–35. : RAMSAY
44
Hogshead. : CASK
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Wars that brought Tudors British throne, 1455–85. : ROSES
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Ancient devotee of austere life. : ESSENE
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Cereal grain. : MEAL
49
U. S. President during Mexican War, 1846–48. : POLK
50
Help! : SOS
51
Large region of Russia. : TARTARY
53
Misses. : ERRS
54
Obscured. : BLOTTED
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Constellation partly in the Milky Way. : SCORPION
61
Glitter. : SHEEN
63
Italian heavy-duty bomber. : FIAT
64
Arabian caliph, died 661. : ALI
65
Fire: Comb. form. : PYRO
66
Part of a celestial body. : ANSA
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Transforming. : ALTERING
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Suffer: Scot. : DREE
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Marking. : TAGGING
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Employers of unfair methods: Slang. : CHISELERS
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Fills more than full. : HEAPS
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Unguents. : NARDS
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Red ___, Soviet newspaper. : STAR
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Danish-American journalist (1849–1914). : RIIS
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Senator from Massachusetts. : WALSH
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Ras ___, headland on west side of Red Sea. : BENAS
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Native of a Southern State. : FLORIDIAN
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Enchanting. : MAGICAL
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Surrounded. : AMID
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Band instrument. : CLARINET
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Disturbance. : STIR
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Strobile of pines. : CONE
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Norse goblin: Var. : NIS
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French name for Syrian city. : ALEP
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American chemist, born in Canada. : KEYES
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Redecorates. : REPAINTS
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City at foot of Mount Etna. : CATANIA
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Strait between Australia and Tasmania. : BASS
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South American cowboy. : LLANERO
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Dibble. : DAP
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Peltry. : FURS
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Ibn ___, ruler of Arabia. : SAUD
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Playing cards. : DEUCES
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Heights. : ACMES
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Norse god of evil. : LOKI
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Rationed food. : BUTTER
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Town in northern Sweden. : ASELE
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Arrive. : GAIN
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Italian port on the Adriatic. : POLA
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Ruined installation at Dnepropetrovsk. : DAM
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Historical periods. : ERAS
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Work with a shuttle. : TAT
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Receptacle. : URN
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Coil or loop. : HANK
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Seaport on Cape Verde. : DAKAR
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Be in session. : SIT
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He fought in Africa and Sardinia, died 149 B. C. : CATO
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Part of a strategic island. : ENGLAND
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Soldier when meeting an officer. : SALUTER
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The Crusaders' enemy. : SARACEN
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Italian battle-ground. : SALERNO
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Former Italian colony on Red Sea. : ERITREA
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Bafflers. : EVADERS
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F. D. R.'s special assistant. : LEHMAN
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Unassigned soldiers. : CASUALS
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Pigments. : SEPIAS
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Flumes. : SLUICES
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Hot drinks. : TODDIES
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Nazi chasers. : REDS
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An enzyme. : ASE
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Shoulder insigne. : STRAP
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"Never praise a ___ to a ___."—Kipling. : SISTER
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Length: Comb. form. : MEC
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High notes. : ELAS
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Colony of French West Africa. : SENEGAL
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Soft and smooth. : SATINY
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Head of Turkish Government. : INONU
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"___ but the lonely heart." : NONE
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"___ longa, vita brevis." : ARS
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King of Egypt. : FAROUK
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Nymph. : OREAD
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Ship's boats reserved for commanding officers. : GIGS
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Portuguese district south of Bombay. : GOA
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City in southern France. : ISTRES
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Harmonize. : ATTUNE
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Encomium. : PRAISE
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___ Land, part of Antarctic continent. : OATES
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Hetmans. : ATAMANS
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Camouflage. : MASK
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Hebrew measure. : OMER
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Ills: French. : MALS
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Bewildered. : LOST
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Russian capital under the Czars. : PETROGRAD
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Sinecure: Colloq. : SNAP
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Utters. : SAYS
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Miss ___ Otis Skinner. : CORNELIA
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Secretary of State under Roosevelt. : ROOT
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Residents of Pennsylvania city. : ERIANS
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Past tense. : PRETERITE
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Metallic dross. : SLAG
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Chinese secret society. : TONG
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Scourges: Term used by Pepys. : EELS
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Yawning receptacles. : BINS
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Commune near mouth of Rhone River. : TARASCON
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Political symbol. : ELEPHANT
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Congressman from Texas. : DIES
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Harbor: Abbr. : SPT
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Blue condition of the blood. : CYANEMIA
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Musical performer. : ORGANIST
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Hirsuteness. : HAIRINESS
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Conifers. : FIRS
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Thespian. : ACTOR
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Guides. : REINS
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High quality apple. : DELICIOUS
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Fresh-water fishes. : IDS
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Result of losing face: Var. : HARIKARI
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She demon. : HAG
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Cuff. : SLAP
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Distorted. : WARPED
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Judge's bench. : BANC
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Insect. : FLEA
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Former Governors of Algiers. : DEYS
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Bearing. : MIEN
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French article. : LES
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Shear. : CLIP
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Merchants. : TRADERS
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Genus of ducks. : ANAS
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Piece of wood for pencil making. : SLAT
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Region. : AREA
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British possession in Middle East. : ADEN
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Island north of Bougainville. : BUKA
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Musical instrument. : LUTE
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Kindred people. : FOLK
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Island southeast of Singapore. : SUMATRA
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Dolphins. : CETACEA
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Click beetles. : ELATERS
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Surgical threads. : SETONS
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Malarial fevers. : AGUES
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Corporeal. : CARNAL
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Blend. : MINGLE
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Where Ambassador Winant resides. : LONDON
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African tribesman. : BAKUTU
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Increases the bet. : RAISES
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Miss: Polish title of address. : PANNA
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Tropical American trees. : DALIS
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Iron band. : STAVE
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Wrong. : HARM
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Son of Zerah: Bible. : DARA
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Spool. : REEL
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Magistrate. : CADI
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Town of north India. : LEH
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Dry. : SEC
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Ethiopian title. : RAS
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Strike sharply. : RAP

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 83 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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