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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, November 22, 1942

Author:
Isaac Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { W }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 108
Isaac Kert has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 95-Across clue had comma before end quote; changed to period.

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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 41
Across
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Criminals rounded up by the F. B. I. : SABOTEURS
10
Egyptian salt bogs depression. : QATTARA
17
Philippine city conquered by Japs. : CEBU
21
Malediction. : EXECRATION
23
Anonymous. : UNNAMED
24
Birds of a feather. : AVES
25
Square meters. : CENTARES
26
Culminate in some result. : EVENTUATE
28
63,360 inches. : MILE
29
Canticles. : ODES
30
Something captured. : PRIZE
31
Horrifies. : APPALLS
33
Assailed. : MOBBED
36
Egyptian capital. : CAIRO
37
Pertaining to Shem's descendants. : SEMITIC
40
Succulent plants. : ALOES
41
Early inhabitant of Southwest England. : SARSEN
42
Drudgery. : TOIL
43
The mediant: Mus. : THIRD
47
Drop of saline fluid. : TEAR
48
Assay again. : RETEST
49
A German. : HANS
50
Pelter. : STONER
51
___ Islands, part of the Aleutians. : RAT
52
Part of the name of a Spanish-Irish statesman. : VALERA
53
Fundamental element. : KEYSTONE
55
View: Fr. : VUE
56
First note in Guido's scale. : UT
57
Becomes serious. : SOBERS
58
Bunkers. : BINS
59
Pay regard to. : HEAR
60
Football player. : END
61
Greek city-states exercising leadership. : HEGEMONS
63
Particles of the desert. : SAND
64
Speaks imperfectly. : LISPS
65
Equip. : RIG
66
Mountain spur. : ARETE
67
Native of Moroccan seaport near Gibraltar. : TANGERINE
69
Poker stake. : ANTE
70
Packers. : BALERS
72
Swiss canton, its capital Lausanne. : VAUD
73
Chess piece. : ROOK
74
Calling. : CAREER
76
Armenian river, 635 miles to the Kura. : ARAS
77
He drafted the Declaration of Independence. : JEFFERSON
79
Family residences. : HOMES
80
Radio company. : NBC
81
Abbreviated. : SHORT
83
Fight. : RIOT
84
Set free. : RELEASED
87
Small horse. : TIT
88
Japanese admiral. : TOGO
89
Stupid person: slang. : GOON
90
Originates. : BEGINS
91
Kings: abbr. : KI
92
Japanese Minister of Propaganda. : ITO
93
German bombers. : HEINKELS
95
"If you wish to converse with me, ___ your terms."—Voltaire. : DEFINE
96
Inlet. : RIA
97
Lodged. : NESTED
99
Ireland. : EIRE
100
American engraver. : REVERE
101
Repair. : MEND
102
President of the A. F. of L. : GREEN
103
Egyptian alloy of gold or silver. : ASEM
104
Species. : GENERA
105
Scorch. : SINGE
106
Small square moldings. : LISTELS
108
Transportation essentials. : RAILS
109
Consecrated oil. : CHRISM
110
Skunk. : POLECAT
113
New Zealand trees. : RATAS
114
Operatic solo. : ARIA
115
Javanese poisonous tree. : UPAS
116
Engaged in pelagic depredation. : PIRATICAL
120
Deluge. : INUNDATE
124
German. : NAZI
125
Hoot. : ULULATE
126
Russian city taken by Germans. : SEVASTOPOL
128
Beverages. : ALES
129
Indigenes. : NATIVES
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Reclaimers. : RESTORERS
Down
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Dry, as wine. : SEC
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Cutting implement. : AXE
3
Famous timepiece. : BEN
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Important month in Russian history. : OCTOBER
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Customary pursuits. : TRADES
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Auriculate. : EARED
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North American Indians. : UTES
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Japanese measures. : RIS
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"And ___ to bed." : SO
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Exiled Eastern President. : QUEZON
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The last of the Stuart sovereigns. : ANNE
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Shell-filling. : TNT
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Greek letter. : TAU
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Wine vessel. : AMA
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Peddle or carry about. : RETAIL
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Proficient. : ADEPT
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President of Mexico. : CAMACHO
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"___ perpetually tends to disappear."—Spencer. : EVIL
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Famous Scottish-American inventor. : BELL
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Consumes. : USES
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Portia's waiting maid. : NERISSA
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Swiss Protestant Reformer (1511–1571). : VIRET
30
Peelers. : PARERS
32
Fruit-stoners. : PITTERS
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Contested Mediterranean port. : MATRUH
34
Salt of oleic acid. : OLEATE
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Watercraft. : BOAT
36
Purveys. : CATERS
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Props. : STAYS
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Geologic cycles. : EONS
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Consider wrongly. : MISTHINK
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Moon goddess. : SELENE
44
"Capital of the Highlands." : INVERNESS
45
Reconcile. : REUNITE
46
Mine sweeper. : DREDGER
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Marble polishing blocks. : RABOTS
49
Airfield on Guadalcanal. : HENDERSON
50
Offhand. : SNAP
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Facial bone. : VOMER
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Canadian Prime Minister. : KING
54
Platinum looped wire. : OESE
57
Dries up. : SERES
58
Small military flag. : BANDEROLE
62
Glucose obtained from milk-sugar. : GALACTOSE
63
___ conduit: Fr. : SAUF
64
Symbol of England's strength. : LION
67
Twenty-seventh President. : TAFT
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American statesman, a founder of the World Court, 1920. : ROOT
69
Districts. : AREAS
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Discoverer of insulin. : BANTING
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A judge. : ARBITER
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Native of an Italian province. : VERONESE
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Growing in: suffix. : COLINE
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Agreeable. : AMENE
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An ascetic: var. : JOGI
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Spanish rivers. : RIOS
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The journey of Mohammed from Mecca. : HEGIRA
81
Having power to animate. : STHENIC
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Tilled. : HOED
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Alludes. : REFERS
85
Augmentations. : EKINGS
86
Crown. : DIADEM
89
Bacteria. : GERMS
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Slants off. : BEVELS
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German seaport, target of R.A.F. : KIEL
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Disavowals. : DENIALS
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Italian painter (1575–1642). : RENI
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Social or individual progress. : TELESIS
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Spanish lasso. : REATA
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Bay window. : MIRADOR
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King of the Huns. : ATTILA
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Charms. : GRACES
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Primitive cult of Japan. : SHINTO
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Strategic heights near Sevastopol. : SAPUN
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Hard, thin coating. : CRUST
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Military capital of the Dekkan, India. : PUNA
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Girasol. : OPAL
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Waste in sloth. : LAZE
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Formal practice. : RITE
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Genus of ducks. : ANAS
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Wheel track. : RUT
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The Fourth Caliph. : ALI
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Hebrew letter. : TAV
120
I have: contr. : IVE
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Quadrumane. : APE
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Rugged hill. : TOR
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Powerful deities. : ELS
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Norse war god. : ER

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 95 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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