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WITH CLUES FROM THE WAR MAPS

New York Times, Sunday, October 25, 1942

Author:
Alexis P. Boodberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.02, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 121
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 37
Across
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Island of Dutch East Indies. : MADURA
7
Starch from a palm tree. : SAGO
11
Highway. : ROAD
15
Malay of Central Luzon. : TAGALA
21
The pineapple. : ANANAS
22
Largest river of Far East Russia. : AMUR
23
Westernmost of the Aleutian Islands. : ATTU
24
Island province of Portugal. : AZORES
25
Ukrainian river, tributary of Don. : DONETS
26
Warlike. : BELLONIAN
28
American Indian. : MOHAVE
29
Narrow inlet. : RIA
30
The number of the oceans. : SEVEN
32
Bombs: slang. : EGGS
33
Capital of Ukraine. : KIEV
35
Herd of whales. : GAM
36
Babylonian sky god. : ANAT
38
Pikelike fish. : GAR
39
Open. : GAPE
40
British prisoner since May 10, 1941. : HESS
41
"___ soit qui mal y pense." : HONI
42
French colony in Western Africa. : SENEGAL
44
Indigenous race of Japan. : AINU
45
Earth. : DIRT
46
Horse blanket. : MANTA
47
Donate these for scrap. : RAILINGS
49
Soothing. : BALSAMIC
51
Old German liquid measure. : ANKER
54
God of love. : EROS
55
Japanese invasion base at New Guinea. : BUNA
56
One of China's capitals. : NANKING
60
Great region of Central Asia. : TURKESTAN
62
Nizam's dominions, India. : HYDERABAD
64
Bishopric. : SEE
65
Isthmus north of Singapore. : KRA
66
Rebukes. : TUTS
67
Meals for service men. : MESS
68
Hawaiian pits for baking. : IMUS
69
Struck. : SMIT
70
London precinct, refuge for criminals. : ALSATIA
72
Spare piece. : PART
73
Instrument for manual operation. : TOOL
74
Repasts. : MEALS
75
Orderly. : MEAT
76
Uncivilized. : BARBAROUS
78
Lofty reputation. : FAME
79
Apertures. : SLOTS
81
Hinders. : BARS
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Temple of ancient Rome. : NADS
83
Aged persons. : SENILES
86
Heroine of Verdi opera. : AIDA
87
About 2 pounds in Greece. : MINA
88
Revise. : EDIT
89
Hog plum of India. : AMRA
90
Mountain near site of ancient Troy. : IDA
91
Brig. Gen. Eaker. : IRA
92
Hero of various German legends. : SIEGFRIED
94
The naval shield of Leningrad. : KRONSTADT
96
Building for street railway equipment. : CARBARN
98
Furrow: var. : FURR
99
Gas. : FUEL
100
Biblical mountain. : SINAI
101
One of the Seven Hills of Rome. : AVENTINE
103
Forerunner of the Zeppelins. : PARSEVAL
105
Alaskan town on Baranof Island. : SITKA
108
Gaelic names. : IANS
109
Great Siberian river, to Arctic Ocean : LENA
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Hindu atheist. : NASTIKA
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___ Ben Adhem. : ABOU
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Poison. : BANE
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Famous Turkish fortress taken by Russians. : KARS
117
Interjection enjoining silence. : HSN
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Break suddenly. : SNAP
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Fortify. : MAN
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Perceived by sensation. : FELT
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Old French measure. : AUNE
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Moslem judge. : HAKIM
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___ polloi. : HOI
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Capital of Turkey. : ANKARA
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Great commercial city on Lower Volga. : ASTRAKHAN
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Little lump. : NODULE
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Grower. : RAISER
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Edges. : RIMS
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Grain. : OATS
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Pertaining to deserts. : EREMIC
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Relatives through male line. : AGNATS
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In a murderous frenzy. : AMOK
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Propound. : POSE
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Moon goddess. : SELENE
Down
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One of three principal sea ports of British India. : MADRAS
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Of the wild ox of Celebes. : ANOINE
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Pertaining to the Greeks. : DANAAN
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One: French. : UNE
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Rodents. : RATS
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Javelin of South Africa. : ASSEGAI
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Weapon. : SABER
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Word of hearty approval. : AMEN
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Persian rose. : GUL
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City of Joan of Arc. : ORLEANS
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Place for shooting practice. : RANGE
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Inventor of elevator brake. : OTIS
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Tribesman of Mindanao. : ATA
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Doughnut-dippers. : DUNKERS
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Domesticates. : TAMES
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Sea between North Caucasus. : AZOV
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Bengal lizard. : GOH
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Ancient province of Spain. : ARAGON
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Countries washed by Eastern Mediterranean. : LEVANT
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Loss of power to recognize symbols. : ASEMIA
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Soviet secret service. : OGPU
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Capital of Malta. : VALLETTA
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Present name of Constantinople. : ISTANBUL
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River of North Caucasus, to Caspian Sea. : TEREK
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Light one-horse carriages. : GIGS
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Mirthful. : HILARIOUS
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Chop. : HACK
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Italian sentry boxes. : GARETTAS
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In a little while. : ANON
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Native of Copenhagen. : DANE
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Intellect. : MIND
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Cleopatra's maid. : IRAS
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Undeveloped shoots. : BUDS
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Dutch name of Meuse River. : MAAS
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Largest of Andreanof group of Aleutians. : ATKA
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Knot in wood: var. : NURL
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Capital of Adigey area, N. Caucasus. : KRASMODAR
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One present but not taking part. : BYSTANDER
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One of a Moslem sect. : ISMAELIAN
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Masculine name. : NEIL
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Obtains. : GETS
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Complete outer costume. : SUIT
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Medicinal plant. : HERB
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Hebrew prophet. : AMOS
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Roman war god. : MARS
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Half: prefix. : SEMI
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Dwarf negrito of Philippines. : AETA
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Waxy substance. : PARAFFINE
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Sound of a horn. : TODT
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Place of Battle of Bull Run. : MANASSAS
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Thump. : BANG
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Sudden attack. : RAID
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Flowerless plant. : FERN
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Mediterranean vessel. : SAIC
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A nickel in Italy. : LIRA
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Happening once in two years. : BIENNIAL
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Battle center of Soviet front in 1941. : SMOLENSK
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Old Norse songs. : EDDA
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Egyptian queen of gods. : SATI
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Deep mud. : MIRE
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Ireland. : EIRE
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Greek war god. : ARES
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Yugoslav river, flowing into Danube. : SAVA
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Ladders in hosiery. : RUNS
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Largest river of Transcaucasia. : KURA
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Inclines. : TILTS
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Principal oil center of Soviet Russia. : BAKU
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Winnows. : FANS
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Blare of a trumpet. : TANTARA
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Isthmus of Crimean peninsula. : PEREKOP
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New Zealand women. : VANINES
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Former name of Kuibyshev. : SAMARA
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One of the chief Philippine dialects. : IBANAG
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French protectorate in Indo-China. : TONKIN
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Miss Turner of the films. : LANA
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Inter. : INHUME
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Pure white clay. : KAOLIN
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For each. : APIECE
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Short sellers. : BEARS
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Base of German offensive on Russia in 1942. : KURSK
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Former guild of Hamburg. : HANSE
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Chafe. : FRET
121
Steam: comb. form. : ATMO
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Head coverings. : HATS
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Greater quantity. : MORE
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King of Judah. : ASA
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Diminutive of Timoshenko's first name. : SIM
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Chinese weight. : HAO
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State of U. S.: abbr. : DEL

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 106 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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