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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, November 5, 1944

Author:
Elizabeth Patterson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 641 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 76 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Elizabeth Patterson has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 143
Across
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Liberated European port. : ANTWERP
8
Battle town near Caen. : FALAISE
15
North Holland capital. : HAARLEM
22
Capital, Michoacan state, Mexico. : MORELIA
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Liberated city, S. France. : AVIGNON
24
Island S. of Ceram. : AMBOINA
25
Animal outcry. : BRAYING
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Treaty port, Kwangsi capital. : NANNING
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Garden tools. : WEEDERS
28
Twenty-year sleeper. : RIP
29
Liberated capital of Guam. : AGANA
31
___ Plaines River, Wisconsin. : DES
32
Let up. : EASED
34
Sum up. : TOT
35
Wood sorrels. : OCAS
37
Scythe handle. : SNATH
39
Unkind gossip. : SLANDER
41
Underground. : TUBE
42
Early morn. : SUNUP
44
Present Vatican head. : PIUS
46
Work in Old Norse. : EDDA
47
City known as "Key to England." : DOVER
48
___ Zola. : EMILE
49
Greek geometric genius. : EUCLID
51
Heraldic green. : VERT
53
Hampton ___, Chesapeake Bay. : ROADS
54
Italian nickel. : LIRA
56
Delighter-in. : SAVORER
58
McKinley's Secretary of War, 1899. : ROOT
60
Saucy person. : MALAPERT
64
British crown colony, Arabia. : ADEN
65
Liberated town on Aisne River. : SOISSONS
69
Arabian garment. : ABA
70
Interweave. : INLACE
73
Superlative suffix. : EST
74
Bohemian religious reformer (1369-1415). : HUSS
75
Low creature. : RAT
76
Canton where Locarno is. : TICINO
78
The summer flounder. : PLAICE
80
Boatswain's whistle. : PIPE
81
Province in N. Luzon. : ABRA
82
Lengthwise of. : ALONG
83
On far side of a European mountain group. : TRANSALPINE
85
Eddy. : SWIRL
86
Famous English Quaker. : PENN
87
Projecting part of hill. : BROW
88
Ancient dagger. : ANLACE
89
Brain-affecting. : MENTAL
90
Cuckoo. : ANI
91
600-mi. Manchurian river. : LIAO
92
Honest ___. : ABE
93
Frémont's guide, 1842. : CARSON
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Nibbled. : ATE
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Countries of S. W. Asia. : NEAREAST
98
Mexican dollar. : PESO
100
Formed into stacks for hay: Eng. : STADDLED
102
Jumble. : HASH
103
Strait between Celebes and Halmahera. : MOLUCCA
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___ Ben Adhem, poem by Hunt. : ABOU
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Island W. of Turkey. : SAMOS
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Period of time. : YEAR
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Fireman. : STOKER
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Genus of cats. : FELIS
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Beldame. : CRONE
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Sunbow. : IRIS
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Noachian vessels. : ARKS
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Part of battle line. : FRONT
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Underdone. : RARE
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Minutely grooved. : STRIATE
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Where Nairobi is. : KENYA
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Yellow variety of the ide. : ORFE
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Swedish name for Turku. : ABO
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Coeducational college in Kentucky. : BEREA
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Doctrine. : ISM
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Fiddlers' favorites. : REELS
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___ Maclaren, Scottish novelist. : IAN
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City on the Arkansas. : WICHITA
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Vacation between court sessions. : NONTERM
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Sustenance. : ALIMENT
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Bundles of muscular fibers. : LACERTI
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French colony, North Africa. : ALGERIA
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Italian naval base. : TARANTO
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Highest mountain in Wales. : SNOWDON
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Meeting. : SESSION
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Home, during air raids. : SHELTER
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Channel across Sandy Hook. : AMBROSE
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Modern Lower Austria. : NORICUM
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Seaport city of Sicily. : TRAPANI
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40 bushels, in Scotland. : WEY
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Essayist. : ELIA
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Circlets. : RINGS
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Small isle N. of Saipan. : PAGAN
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Followers of Nazism, Fascism, etc. : FANATICS
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Humming bird. : AVA
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Swedish singer. : LIND
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"The Eve of St. ___," poem by Keats. : AGNES
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Form into isolated section. : INISLE
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The Prodigal ___. : SON
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Call forth. : ENGENDER
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Distance forward from bow to anchor. : HAWSE
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Mohammedan title. : AMEER
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Sleeping. : ABED
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Pistol: Slang. : ROD
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Lithuania. : LIETUVA
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Invested. : ENROBED
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Edgar Lee ___. : MASTERS
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The deerlet. : NAPU
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6th Jewish month. : ADAR
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Roman dictator. : SULLA
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Native Hawaiian dance. : HULA
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Period preceding Christmas. : ADVENT
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Short blasts. : TOOTS
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Capital of Hopeh province : PEIPING
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Supreme Hindu deity. : SIVA
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Scoria. : DROSS
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Noble. : EARL
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Twelve-island group in Aegean: Var. : DODECANESUS
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Company. : TROUPE
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City on the Truckee. : RENO
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Dispose of again. : RESELL
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French-Belgian river. : OISE
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Cape at S. point of Peloponnesus. : MATAPAN
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City W. of Fort Worth. : ABILENE
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Ancient Greek country. : LACONIA
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Underground plant growth. : TAPROOT
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Fresh-water fishes. : SHINERS
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Of a planet's path. : ORBITAL
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Give an account. : NARRATE
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Unable to move. : STALLED
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Scratch. : CLAW
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To lamb. : EAN
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Tabard ___. : INN
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Island in the Solomons. : ISABEL
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Size of type. : PICA
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Slender bristle. : AWN
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Worthless. : TRASHY
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Moccasin. : PAC
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Farewell party. : SENDOFF
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Diagonal line. : BIAS
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Biblical country, home of Ruth. : MOAB
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Legal contract. : LEASE
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Figure of speech, denoting doubt. : APORIA
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Destiny. : STAR
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Swiss-French river. : RHONE
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Eight: Prefix. : OCTA
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Spanish river, 485 mi. to Atlantic: Sp. : DUERO
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Saipan, Tinian, Guam, etc. : MARIANAS
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Irish city on Lee River. : CORK
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City of Besserabia, now Cetatea Alba. : AKKERMAN
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Hieroglyphics. : SCRAWLS
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Native of Oman. : ARABIAN
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Where Fez is. : MOROCCO
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Where the Foyle flows. : EIRE
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Thrall. : ESNE
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Seaport in Brittany. : LORIENT
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Spanish or Portuguese princely title. : INFANTE
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Herald in the Iliad. : STENTOR
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Incites. : STINGS
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Bout. : SETTO
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Mr. Tutt's creator. : TRAIN
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Colorado park, Rocky Mts. : ESTES
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Founder of Abbey Theatre. : YEATS
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Mohammedan deity. : ALLAH
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Shooting target. : BIRD
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New Zealand war club. : MERI
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Address to king. : SIRE
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Shape roughly. : HEW
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___ Bull. : OLE
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Vargas's capital: Colloq. : RIO
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Badly: Comb. form. : MAL

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 66 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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