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New York Times, Sunday, November 29, 1942

105-Down : Chief harbor of Solomons.

Author:
Willard N. Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 107
Willard N. Jordan has 39 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 42
Across
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Disputed island group. : SOLOMON
8
They helped open our newest front. : RANGERS
15
World's largest naval arena. : PACIFIC
22
Strategic seaport in North Africa. : TRIPOLI
23
Tailless. : ACAUDAL
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Allied nation. : AMERICA
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Situation of hopeless doom. : RATTRAP
26
Town on Guadalcanal coast. : BERANDE
27
Swiss warbler. : YODELER
28
Had lunch. : ATE
29
Negroes of Western Nigeria. : NUPES
31
Seraglio chamber. : ODA
32
Official of Roman public works. : EDILE
34
Rhodesian Bantu language. : ILA
35
Moved with haste. : TORE
37
Disciple. : SON
38
Hawaiian intoxicant made from pepper. : AVA
39
"Do they so want peace ... that they've lost their ___?"—Page. : SPINE
40
Secular. : LAIC
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Russia's "Great Divide." : URALS
43
Regular. : NORMAL
45
Ringing sound. : PING
46
Chief town of Baranof Island. : SITKA
47
Forestlike or wooded. : SYLVAN
49
Prosecute. : SUE
50
Proofreader's mark. : CARET
52
Dogfights. : MELEES
53
In unbalanced state. : ALOP
55
Complaining person. : GROANER
57
Small medicine bottle. : VIAL
58
Performers of feats for showoff. : STUNTERS
62
French river, tributary of the Seine : YONNE
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Cushion. : PAP
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Make designs by corrosive agency. : ETCH
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Vessel. : ARK
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Buffets. : SLAPS
71
Jap's New Guinea base. : LAE
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Shanks. : CRURA
74
Gen. ___ Eaker. : IRA
75
Nocturnal lemur. : LORI
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Artistic or ingenious. : DAEDAL
79
Pasty food made from cocoroot. : POI
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Mangle. : IRONER
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Russia's Far Eastern stronghold. : VLADIVOSTOK
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Chief of the Commandos. : MOUNTBATTEN
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Genus of marsh herbs. : ALISMA
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Japanese family badge. : MON
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"No bandit ___, no tyrant mad with pride."—Pope. : FIERCE
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Triangular-shaped stamp of Good Hope Colony. : CAPE
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Military officer: abbr. : GEN
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Without embellishment. : PLAIN
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Samovar. : URN
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An opinion held as true. : TENET
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Uncivilized Brazilian Indians. : GES
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Britain's Foreign Minister. : EDEN
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Sealing wax ingredient. : LAC
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Pasture land. : GRASS
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Nonworkers. : STRIKERS
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Russian city in Black Earth area. : OREL
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Eccentric turn or vagary. : CRANKUM
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Fruit dots. : SORI
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Chief seaport of West India. : BOMBAY
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Free mailing privilege. : FRANK
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Prospective Boy Scout. : CUB
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Pretender. : SEEMER
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Object of FBI scrutiny. : ALIEN
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Coaster. : SLED
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Worked at husbandry. : FARMED
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A cubic meter. : STERE
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Money drawer. : TILL
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Postpone or forsake. : WAIVE
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"Books can never teach the ___ of books."—Bacon. : USE
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Lower edge of a mine dump. : TOE
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The enemy of freedom-loving people. : AXIS
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Farewell! : AVE
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Britain's mid-Mediterranean "Gibraltar." : MALTA
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Organized branch of national defense. : ARM
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Rapacious person. : HARPY
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Daughter of Cadmus. : INO
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An overwhelming flood. : NIAGARA
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Undergo sudden change. : SALTATE
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Body of men acting in advisory capacity. : COUNCIL
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Betrothed. : ENGAGED
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Country between Vladivostok and Urals. : SIBERIA
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Move or incite to action. : ACTUATE
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Sibyl. : SEERESS
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Birthstone for May. : EMERALD
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Kept clear of. : SHUNNED
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Low, widespreading cloud. : STRATUS
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Art of public speaking. : ORATORY
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Matter-of-fact. : LITERAL
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Make a choice of citizenship. : OPT
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Part of the day. : MORN
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Tenth-century king of Norway. : OLAUS
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Formerly, Honshu Island. : NIPPON
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Mortar mixing beaters. : RABS
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Air hero. : ACE
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Estonian river emptying into Gulf of Finland. : NAROVA
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Island, scene of American offensive. : GUADALCANAL
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Miss Millay. : EDNA
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Afraid in Scotland. : RAD
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More unwakeful. : SLEEPIER
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Profitable. : PAYING
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Soap plant. : AMOLE
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"The people must ___ some of their natural rights."—Jay. : CEDE
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Madden. : IRE
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Adopt or ally. : FILIATE
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Resembling frozen water. : ICELIKE
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Capital of Venezuela. : CARACAS
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Son of Seth. : ENOS
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A lasting impression. : DINT
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Granite porphyry. : ELVAN
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British Secretary of State for India. : AMERY
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Period of inebriation. : SPREE
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French industrial city. : LILLE
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Sodium chlorides. : SALTS
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Lap robe. : RUG
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The drink. : SEA
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Christmas carol. : NOEL
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Henry VIII cut her dead in public. : ANNE
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Central vein of leaves. : MIPRIB
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Fashionable boulevard in Madrid. : PRADO
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East Indian river freight boat. : OOLAK
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Sixth Hebrew letter. : VAU
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Work now being done on Normandie. : SALVAGE
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Spoke rapidly. : TROLLED
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Region of Little Russia. : UKRAINE
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Excitable. : SPASMIC
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Noblemen. : PRINCES
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Coloration. : TINTAGE
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Climbing iron. : CREEPER
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Dobbin's working gear. : HARNESS
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Famous English naturalist. : SETON
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"Guilt and misery ... ___ privacy and solitude."—De Quincey. : COURT
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Parrot. : ARA
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Hypothetical structural units. : IDS
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Red river. : DON
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John Allan's protégé. : POE
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Officers' Training Corps: abbr. : OTC
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Rogue. : IMP
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Forge associated with Washington. : VALLEY
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Capital of White Russia. : MINSK
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Portable substitutes for hotels. : TENTS
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Member of U. S. Supreme Court. : FRANKFURTER
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Indian mulberry. : AAL
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Monitor lizard. : URAN
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Figure of Cupid. : EROS
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Rationed items keeping our mechanized forces rolling. : TIRES
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Swedish chemist and inventor (1833-1896). : NOBEL
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Relative position or standing. : GRADE
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Ecuadorian gold coin. : SUCRE
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Chief harbor of Solomons. : KIETA
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Hank of twine. : RAN
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Glacial fissure. : CREVASSE
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"The citizens are ___, and speak not a word."—Shakespeare. : MUM
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Island group north of Luzon. : BATANES
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Chrysolite. : OLIVINE
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Distance left in your old auto tires. : MILEAGE
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Rove on the wing. : FLIT
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Letter written by Plato. : BETA
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Native of an Allied nation. : MEXICAN
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Emerald-green basic copper arsenate. : ERINITE
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Having new shoe bottoms. : RESOLED
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Cold vegetable dishes. : SALADS
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Capital of Eritrea. : ASMARA
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Shepherdess in "Winter's Tale." : DORCAS
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Merchandise. : WARES
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Fixed time. : EPOCH
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Necromancer. : MAGE
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Old Roman tablet for posting lists. : ALBE
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"Men who had lost both ___ and heart."—Macaulay. : HEAD
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Peruvian partridge. : YUTU
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Longnose. : GAR
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The line of sighting. : AIM
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Sesame. : TIL
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Breed of pigeons. : NUN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 100 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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