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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, October 3, 1943

Author:
P. J. Lamanna
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 86
P. Joseph Lamanna has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 146-Down clue had "McArthur"; changed to "MacArthur."

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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 86
Across
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Capital of Crete. : CANEA
6
Philippe Etter's nationality. : SWISS
11
Metal mounting of a scabbard. : CHAPE
16
Wasteful openings. : LEAKS
21
Savors. : ODORS
22
Bean used for flavoring. : TONKA
23
Spiral. : HELIX
24
President of Harvard, 1869–1909. : ELIOT
25
Small bays. : COVES
26
Gunnery expert. : ARTILLERIST
28
Gulf on Libyan coast. : SIDRA
29
Papuan bay, an Allied base. : ORO
30
Good protein food. : EGGS
32
Drives nails slantingly. : TOES
33
Outward forms. : GARBS
35
Slippery customer. : EEL
36
Dried. : SERE
38
Supreme Court Justice from Kentucky. : REED
40
Made of cereal. : OATEN
42
Norwegian port on Skagerrak. : ARENDAL
44
Agreeable periods amid monotony. : OASES
46
Remove forcibly. : REND
48
Allied naval base. : MESSINA
50
Impart. : BESTOW
52
Drink. : TEA
53
President of Germany, 1919–25. : EBERT
55
Native of North Africa. : BERBER
59
U. S. aircraft carrier. : ESSEX
60
Underminer. : WEAKENER
62
Achieve mastery. : OVERCOME
64
Part of Saudi Arabia. : ASIR
65
Stuffer. : PADDER
66
Lines of no magnetic declination. : AGONES
68
Drop. : OMIT
69
Jap islands near New Guinea. : KEI
70
Council in former Orange Free State. : RAAD
71
Postal service: Abbr. : RFD
73
Man's name. : EBEN
74
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our ___." : STARS
75
Fixes snugly. : ENSCONCES
78
Heaven: Comb. form. : URANO
80
Surrealist painter. : DALI
82
Jap bay in central Solomons, repeatedly bombed. : REKATA
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Conferred again. : REGRANTED
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Protective coverings for knights. : VIZORS
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Songs. : LAYS
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Reapply a coat of metal. : RETIN
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Relating to medieval Moslems. : SARACENIC
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Brings to light. : BARES
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Allied. : AKIN
100
Cluster of fibers in wool staple. : NEP
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Sprang. : ROSE
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Combining form denoting a group. : OME
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Greedy. : AVID
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More futile. : VAINER
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Fielder's part in retiring batter. : ASSIST
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Egyptian sun god. : AMON
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Obtains by legal process. : RECOVERS
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Infringes. : VIOLATES
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Seaboard. : COAST
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Laundry worker. : IRONER
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Strongholds. : KEEPS
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Shade tree. : LIN
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National legislature of Portugal. : CORTES
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People governed by Wavell. : INDIANS
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Indian corn. : SAMP
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Former capital of Japan. : KYOTO
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"Semper ___," motto of Coast Guard. : PARATUS
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Winner of Nobel Prize in literature, 1930. : LEWIS
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Standard of Turkey. : ALEM
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Copied. : APED
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Islands near New Guinea. : ARU
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Cavities: Anat. : ANTRA
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Painter of "Laughing Cavalier" (1580–1666). : HALS
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Numbers. : ONES
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Enemy of inflation: Abbr. : OPA
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Part of a layer cake. : ICING
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Act of leaning. : RECLINATION
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Song of praise. : PAEAN
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Queen of Sarawak. : RANEE
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Impressions. : IDEAS
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Entrap. : NOOSE
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Roosevelt's daughter. : ALICE
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State flowers of Utah. : SEGOS
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Item of value. : ASSET
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U. S. Chief Justice, 1836–64. : TANEY
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Footwear. : SPATS
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Treasure island off Costa Rica. : COCOS
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Worship. : ADORE
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Strategic Black Sea port. : NOVOROSSIISK
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Previous to: Poet. : ERE
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African fox. : ASSE
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Scenes of action. : STAGES
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Inferior. : WORSE
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Deductible item on Form 1040: Abbr. : INT
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Playlet. : SKIT
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Ship's dining room. : SALOON
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Box. : CHEST
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Pronoun. : HER
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Arranger. : ALIGNER
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Italian city on the Arno. : PISA
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Supernumeraries. : EXTRAS
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Allayer. : LESSENER
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Mr. Yale. : ELI
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Supported. : AIDED
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Where Seoul is. : KOREA
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Stop. : STALL
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Spiritless. : LEADEN
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Former Ambassador to Tokyo. : GREW
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Rewards for corruption. : BRIBES
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Taker of sustenance. : EATER
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Awful. : DREAD
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Issuing forth. : EMERGENT
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Induce stupor. : NARCOTIZE
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Boston Red ___. : SOX
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Head of U. S. air forces in European theater. : EAKER
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U. S. Chief Justice. : STONE
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Large drinking cup. : BEAKER
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Member of ancient Hebrew order. : ESSENE
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Chief of air forces under Eisenhower. : TEDDER
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Miss Lillie. : BEA
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Former capital of Belgian Congo. : BOMA
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Arabian title. : EMIR
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Soaks. : RETS
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Corps authorized May 14, 1942. : WAAC
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City in Saxony Province, Prussia. : ERFURT
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Hawk. : VEND
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Where Iloilo is. : PANAY
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Wind instruments. : OBOES
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Rosters. : ROTAS
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Become exhausted. : DRAIN
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Golfer's bugbear. : SLICE
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New ___, on Allied supply line to Australia. : CALEDONIA
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European finch. : SERIN
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Heat and then cool slowly. : ANNEAL
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Cease: Naut. : AVAST
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Of a Swiss city. : GENEVESE
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Gulf between coasts of Colombia and Panama. : DARIEN
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Formation of words from natural sounds. : ONOMATOPOEIA
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Full of fissures. : RIMOSE
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Clues. : SCENTS
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Region under League of Nations, 1919–35. : SAAR
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Marine hero of Guadalcanal. : ROSS
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Adriatic port of Italy. : BARI
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Affirm. : AVER
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Puerto ___. : RICO
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One of the Rat Islands. : KISKA
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Hymn. : PSALM
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Scene of battle, 1916. : VERDUN
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Rush headlong. : RIP
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Large genus of grasses. : STIPA
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18-inch artery. : AORTA
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Finger holes in musical instruments. : VENTAGES
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Hero of Gaelic legend. : OSSIAN
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Murmuring note. : COO
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Tangles. : ENLACES
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Flower cluster. : CYME
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Italian peninsula on Adriatic. : ISTRIA
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Obliquely. : ASLANT
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Commander of Allied air forces, Southwest Pacific. : KENNEY
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Matches. : PAIRS
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Alms boxes. : ARCAE
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Regretting. : RUING
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Card game. : WHIST
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Set free. : LOOSE
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Excess of solar year. : EPACT
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Members of the Rigsdag. : DANES
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Joe's boys. : REDS
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Covered portico. : STOA
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Health resorts. : SPAS
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Advocate of the unconventional. : NEO
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Where MacArthur's men annihilated Japs. : LAE
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___ Antonescu, Rumanian Premier. : ION
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Peak. : ALP

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 78 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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