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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, October 8, 1944

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 633 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 170, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 70
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 139
Across
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City on the Tigris. : BAGDAD
7
Vault. : LEAP
11
City on the Dnieper. : KIEV
15
Allied air base, Italy. : FOGGIA
21
Festung ___. : EUROPA
22
River dividing Caen. : ORNE
23
Wings. : ALAE
24
Full-rigged. : ATAUNT
25
Draughtsman. : DRAWER
26
Capital of Latvia. : RIGA
27
Without kindred. : LORN
28
River of S. India. : KISTNA
29
Danish weight. : LOD
30
Race course official. : STARTER
32
Producing motion. : KINETIC
34
"___ o' Shanter." : TAM
35
Native of Yemen. : ARAB
37
Shining. : STARRY
38
Measure of capacity. : LITER
39
Greek letter. : BETA
40
Lake near Stockholm. : MALAR
42
Insignia of English schools. : TIES
43
Youth beloved by Venus. : ADONIS
45
Air-raid warner. : SIREN
46
Gov. Ford's capital. : HELENA
48
Away from. : FRO
49
Infer. : GATHER
51
Uneasy occupants of Davao. : JAPANESE
54
Gum resin. : ELEMI
56
Time of the new moon. : NEOMENIA
60
Formerly, the diamond. : ADAMANT
61
Running second: Horse racing. : PLACING
63
Home-town fans. : ROOTERS
64
Unoccupied. : VACANT
65
Allied commander in Italy. : ALEXANDER
67
Inventor of shorthand system (1813–97). : PITMAN
68
City in Iowa. : AMES
69
Mohammedan religion. : ISLAM
71
Land-grabber: Oklahoma. : SOONER
73
River joining Rhone at Lyon. : SAONE
74
He plays Dr. Gillespie. : LIONEL
76
Roman shield. : SCUTUM
78
Sac. : BURSA
83
Basked. : SUNNED
85
Gape: Rare. : HIATE
86
Verdi's princess. : AIDA
90
Baltimore baseball player. : ORIOLE
92
Briefing before an air mission. : DETAILING
94
Roderick ___, by Smollett. : RANDOM
96
Mountains in S. China. : NANLING
98
Small tarred rope. : RATLINE
99
Philippine island. : MINDORO
100
Gathering. : GLEANING
102
Capital of Tibet. : LHASA
103
Upper Burma city. : MANDALAY
104
Tall trees. : CEDARS
106
Greek letter. : ETA
107
A cry of politicians. : REFORM
108
Ancient Greek name for Chinese. : SERES
111
Verdun plateau, scene of U. S. victories, 1918. : WOEVRE
113
Unwilling to listen. : DEAF
114
De Valera. : EAMON
118
Tools. : AXES
119
River flowing by Reims. : VESLE
120
City on French Riviera. : CANNES
122
City in W. Honshu. : NARA
123
Just a taste. : SIP
124
Ida Minerva ___, American author (1857–1944). : TARBELL
126
Man rebuked by Peter. : ANANIAS
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Japanese coin. : RIN
129
___ Wylie, American novelist (1887–1928). : ELINOR
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Malicious grudging. : ENVY
132
Chills and fever. : AGUE
133
Esophagus. : GULLET
135
Gracious. : BENIGN
136
Dyeing apparatus. : AGER
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Bengal quinces. : BELS
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"The lily maid." : ELAINE
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Russian seaport. : ODESSA
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___ Smith, radio star. : KATE
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Branches of learning. : ARTS
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Holy persons. : SAINTS
Down
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Incoherent uproar. : BEDLAM
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City W. of Chicago. : AURORA
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Of a degree in rank. : GRADAL
4
Dutch painter (1613–75). : DOW
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Simians. : APES
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Seams in dress-making. : DARTS
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Cross on de Gaulle's banner. : LORRAINE
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Asmara is its capital. : ERITREA
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City taken by Patton. : ANGERS
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Man of the hour, 1909. : PEARY
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Town in Rhine Province. : KALK
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Province of S. Panay. : ILOILO
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Acquiring by labor. : EARNING
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Nationality of Tintoretto. : VENETIAN
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Mohammedan ascetic. : FAKIR
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Auricular. : OTIC
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Poison ___. : GAS
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Channel. : GUTTER
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Inborn. : INNATE
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Cossack commander. : ATAMAN
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Certify. : ATTEST
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Bed canopy. : TESTER
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British islands N. E. of Cuba. : BAHAMAS
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Priest's cap. : BIRETTA
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French Orientalist (1823–92). : RENAN
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Betel nuts. : ARECAS
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Half masks. : DOMINOS
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River in Belgium and France. : SEMOIS
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Legume. : LENTIL
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Plant fiber. : FLAX
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Finger ring. : HOOP
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Japanese-occupied Dutch island. : JAVA
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___ Bede. : ADAM
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Control of racing speed. : PACE
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Pertaining to great natural forces. : ELEMENTAL
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Vichy's contribution to Asiatic co-prosperity. : INDOCHINA
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Jules Verne's captain. : NEMO
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Where Teheran is. : IRAN
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Lake in Sweden. : ASNE
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Strategist. : PLANNER
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Authentic. : GENUINE
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Audibly. : ALOUD
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Label again. : RETAG
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Diminutive of Cecilia. : SIS
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Wheel track. : RUT
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Hypothetical neck of a Marine. : LEATHER
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Breed of sheep. : MERINO
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Ace from Poplar, Wisconsin. : BONG
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Great river E. of Volga. : URAL
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Russian hemp. : RINE
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Consoles. : SOLACES
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Dresses militarily. : ALINES
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Enlarge. : DILATE
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Key island group, Bay of Bengal. : ANDAMAN
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Worshiped object. : IDOL
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Wife of David Copperfield. : DORA
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Treaty port in S. E. China. : AMOY
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Wife of Geraint. : ENID
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Wife of del Giocondo. : LISA
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Clinton's emissary to Benedict Arnold, 1780. : ANDRE
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Rodent. : GNAWER
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Italian author, 1675–1755. : MAFFEI
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Cardinal bird. : GROSBEAK
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Baseness. : MEANNESS
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780 mi. river in N. W. Mongolia. : SELENGA
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Arrested French industrialist. : RENAULT
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Bombed Japanese seaport. : SASEBO
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Banished. : EXILED
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Complain of. : REPINE
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Silk fabric. : VELVET
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Jeopardy. : DANGER
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Big game fish. : MARLIN
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The countries of Asia. : ORIENT
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Freed city on the Loire. : NANTES
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Bulgarian port on Black Sea. : VARNA
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Building containing Black Stone of Mecca. : CAABA
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The seven ___ of Greece. : SAGES
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Clothes. : TOGS
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Ancient Greek instrument. : LYRE
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Island group off Celebes. : SULA
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Yugoslav city threatened by Tito. : NIS
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Mongol of Chin Hills, Burma. : LAI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 64 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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