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New York Times, Sunday, November 1, 1942

117-Across : Private warfare.

Author:
Helen Smathers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 662 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 126
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 38
Across
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West Pointer's headdress. : SHAKO
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Tall grass used for thatch in Philippines. : COGON
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Caldron of boiling water, used in ancient ordeals. : ALFET
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Head of Union of South Africa. : SMUTS
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Language spoken on "Roof of the World," Central Asia. : PAMIR
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Love: Ital. : AMORE
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___ plexus. : SOLAR
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Atlantic seaport in Panama. : COLON
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Giraffe-like animal. : OKAPI
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One of the Federated Malay States. : PERAK
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Fixed: comb. form. : STATO
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River in France. : AISNE
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Mr. Skelton. : RED
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Failure. : FAULT
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Pinch. : TWEAK
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Grate. : JAR
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Neurotic spasm. : TIC
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Fodder grass of Mexico. : TEOSINTE
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Capital of Western Australia. : PERTH
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Soft food. : PAP
41
A call or command. : BECK
42
Smudge. : SMUTCH
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Strait between Australia and New Guinea. : TORRES
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Baskets. : PANNIERS
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Emit vapor. : REEK
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Demolish. : RUIN
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Foolish. : MAD
51
Letter of the alphabet. : ESS
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Most westerly of the Aleutians. : ATTU
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Language of a Baltic people. : LETTIC
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U. S. Maritime Administrator. : LAND
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Flower extract. : ATTAR
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Stuff. : CRAM
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Jewish high priest. : AARON
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Her portrait was in the leaden casket. : PORTIA
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Transport. : LINER
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Meal. : REPAST
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Wooly-haired races, as Ethiopians. : ULOTRICHES
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National emblem of the United States. : EAGLE
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West Siberian gulf in Arctic. : OB
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Department of N. France in 1918 war zone. : OISE
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Substance from coal smoke. : SOOT
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To be: Latin. : ESSE
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Former manor court of England. : LEET
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Drag along. : LUG
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Canvas bed. : COT
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Dutch painter (1632-75). : VERMEER
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Arabian garment. : ABA
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Etruscan god. : LAR
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Twenty: comb. form. : ICOS
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Brood of pheasants. : NIDE
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Revolve: Scot. : TIRL
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Self-satisfied. : SMUG
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Therefore. : SO
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Strum. : THRUM
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Operated by striking. : PERCUSSIVE
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Portion of bacon. : RASHER
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Volcano in Iceland. : HEKLA
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Exasperate. : ENRAGE
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Athenian general (502-449 B. C.). : CIMON
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Strategic province in Transcaucasia. : KARS
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Roman emperor, conqueror of Jerusalem. : TITUS
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500-mile river, tributary of Volga. : SURA
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Motion pictures. : CINEMA
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Semicircular part of church. : APSE
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Insect. : ANT
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Make cold. : ICE
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Medieval musical instrument. : ROTE
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Male animal. : STAG
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Private warfare. : VENDETTA
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Algal cells in a lichen. : SOREDE
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Spanish-Portuguese peninsula. : IBERIA
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Tough covering of the brain. : DURA
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Movie actress. : LOY
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Variety of white beet. : CHARD
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Spurners. : SCORNERS
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German city on Danube. : ULM
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One-horse carriage. : CAB
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Decree of the Sublime Porte. : IRADE
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Quill. : SPINA
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Sound of gunfire. : POP
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Nevertheless. : STILL
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Floral emblem of England. : ROSES
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Genus of dog family. : CANIS
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Outlawed family of Blackmore novel (1869). : DOONE
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British colony in East Africa. : KENYA
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Menace to U. S. shipping. : UBOAT
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Negotiate. : TREAT
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Bombed German city. : ESSEN
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Shabby. : SEEDY
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Jap-occupied Aleutian island. : KISKA
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Closes the eyes. : SEELS
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Actions. : DEEDS
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Games. : SPORTS
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In India, a physician. : HAKEEM
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German tinder. : AMADOU
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Untanned calfskin. : KIP
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Perforation. : ORIFICE
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The head: Latin. : CAPUT
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Egg dish. : OMELET
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Commander in Chief of Malta. : GORT
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Mouths: Latin. : ORA
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Pertaining to marine organisms on or near surface of sea. : NEKTERIC
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Resources. : ASSETS
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Hindu drinking pot. : LOTAH
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Anti-aircraft fire. : FLAK
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Consume. : EAT
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One who shows endurance. : TROJAN
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Bare place on mountainside. : SCAR
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French pronoun. : MOI
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A. E. F. station. : ULSTER
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Bracers. : TONICS
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Click, as of a latch: Scot. : SNECK
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Shortness of breath. : ANHELATION
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Famous English architect. : WREN
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Suffocation. : APNEA
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Bulgarian river. : STRUMA
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Covered with whitish dust, as a plant. : PRUINOSE
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Irishmen. : PADDIES
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Inhuman. : BESTIAL
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Photographic developer. : ORTOL
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Puma. : PANTHER
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Tampico fiber. : ISTLE
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New Zealand parrot. : KEA
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Refuse from grapes. : MARC
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Greek statue with extremities of stone. : ACROLITH
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Military stoneslinger of Middle Ages. : TREBUCHET
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Draw off from. : TAP
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Of pure strain. : TRUE
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Saunters. : LOITERS
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Island in San Francisco Bay. : ANGEL
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Liberators. : RELEASERS
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Assure. : PROMISE
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Province in British India. : ASSAM
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Bent backward. : RETRORSE
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Jurisdiction: Old Eng. Law. : SOC
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Island in Caribbean Sea. : TORTUGA
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Stem of mushroom. : STIPE
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Condensation of bone structure to ivory hardness. : EBURNATION
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Russian fort in the Crimea. : GORKI
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Wart. : VERRUCA
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Brought to light. : ELICITED
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Turkish title. : AGA
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Seedless raisin of Smyrna. : SULTANA
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Ratio of mass to volume. : DENSITY
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Sprinkling, as a pattern of stars. : SEME
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Weight of India. : MAUND
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Solicitude. : CARE
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Covered with ivy. : VINED
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Northern point of Jutland, Denmark. : SKAGEN
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Luck. : HAP
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Hindu mystic words. : OMS
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Stone pillar. : STELA
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Rectifies. : CORRECTS
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Beaten path. : ROAD
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Worn away. : ABRADED
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American aircraft manufacturer. : VULTEE
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Stoat. : ERMINE
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Port taken by Rommel. : TOBRUK
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Mountain in California. : SHASTA
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Watching in secret. : ESPIAL
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Confide in. : REPOSE
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Pressed. : IRONED
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Trees. : ASPENS
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Evenings. : DUSKS
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Sharp squeak. : CREAK
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Sepulchral chests. : CISTS
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"The Great Pacificator." : CLAY
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Equal: comb. form. : ISOS
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Dirk. : SNEE
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Feminine nickname. : LYD
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Fetish. : OBI
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119.6 square yards. : ARE
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Full of: suffix. : OSE

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 113 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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