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HINTS FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, November 7, 1943

Author:
Zelma Masters
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 628 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 166, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 84
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 91
Across
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Coast along southwest tip of India. : MALABAR
8
Holder. : SAFE
12
Where Massacre Bay is. : ATTU
16
Recaptured city between Kiev and Smolensk. : GOMEL
21
Ignorant. : UNAWARE
22
Winged child. : AMOR
23
Brownish horse. : ROAN
24
Unaccompanied. : ALONE
25
Currents. : STREAMS
26
Momson ___. : LUNG
27
Where Patton landed, Nov. 11, 1942. : CASABLANCA
29
Bushy clump. : TOD
30
British Minister of Production. : LYTTELTON
33
Minute channel. : STRIA
34
Wine cask. : TUN
35
Indigo. : ANIL
37
Vital native metals. : ORES
38
In the month preceding the present. : ULTIMO
40
Old World lizard. : SEPS
41
Climbing fern. : NITO
42
Move aside. : SHUNT
44
Gradual outflow. : DRAIN
45
Accordingly. : THEN
47
Proceeds. : GOES
48
"Partisan" general in Yugoslavia. : TITO
49
Demolishing. : RASING
50
Betel palm. : ARECA
53
Ringlet. : TRESS
55
Uncovering. : BARING
56
Target for ___. : TONIGHT
58
Coordinator of government films. : MELLETT
61
Grumble. : REPINE
62
Axis-occupied nation. : BULGARIA
63
Side-steps. : AVOIDS
64
Piercing. : BORING
65
Disposed of. : SOLD
66
Things taken collectively. : LOTS
67
Circular. : ROUND
68
Malayan fan palm. : GEBANG
69
Waxed straw used in trimmings. : STRASS
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Small anchor. : KEDGE
72
Mountain crest. : ARETE
73
Chinese weight, tael. : LIANG
74
Missouri bushwhacker. : PAPAW
79
Essence. : NATURE
81
Commune in Napoli province. : POMPEI
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Make reparation. : ATONE
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Carpenter's tools. : SAWS
87
German general. : LIST
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Paid dancing partner. : GIGOLO
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Sacrosanct. : SACRED
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___ Bay, anchorage at Angola, W. Africa. : ELEPHANT
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U. S. soldier, first on Attu. : MARINE
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English actor and playwright: 1803–1878. : MATHEWS
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Coiling. : ROLLING
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Official residence of a sovereign. : PALACE
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European evergreen shrub. : FURZE
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Slander. : BELIE
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Length measures, 18 inches. : CUBITS
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City on the Arno. : PISA
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Crust. : SCAB
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___-China. : INDO
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Anoint. : ANELE
107
Wet ground. : MARSH
108
Killer whale. : ORCA
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Champion boxer in uniform. : GENE
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Cloak. : MANTLE
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Taunt. : MOCK
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Rare gas. : NEON
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Unit of work. : ERG
116
West Indies island, capital Port-au-Prince. : HAITI
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Self-centered. : EGOTISTIC
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Massachusetts cape. : ANN
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Fixed. : MOTIONLESS
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Fixed star in Pegasi. : ENIF
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Genus of sea anemones. : ADAMSIA
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Scents. : ODORS
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Bristle. : SETA
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Son of Jacob: Bib. : LEVI
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German-held sub base between Brest and St. Nazaire. : LORIENT
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Doctrine. : TENET
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Handle. : ANSA
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Fish sauce. : ALEC
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Castes. : CLASSES
Down
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North American P-51 single-seat fighter, used at Dieppe. : MUSTANG
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___ Carmona, President of Portugal. : ANTONIO
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Figure stone, carved by Chinese. : LARDITE
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Fear. : AWE
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Ancient Semitic deity. : BAAL
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Forces. : ARMY
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Balance. : REST
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Target for Sept. 23, 1943. : SALERNO
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Charm. : AMULET
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Assortments of type in printing. : FONTS
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Therefore. : ERGO
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Part of circle. : ARC
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Parching by heat. : TOASTING
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Sampling. : TASTING
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Deprive of weapons. : UNARM
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Festive. : GALA
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Norse name. : OLA
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Where Mikhailovitch's headquarters are. : MONTENEGRO
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Place in a small bowl. : ENCUP
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Inclines. : LEANS
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French philosopher (1774–1862). : BIOT
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Horse race tipsters. : TOUTS
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Profession of the A. N. C. : NURSING
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Thing mislaid. : LOSTLING
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French statesman (1767–1835). : LAINE
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Horse opera. : SERIAL
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Allows to remain, in printing. : STETS
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Exclamation to attract attention. : HIST
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Challenging. : DARING
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Pend. : HANG
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Spoliation. : RAPINE
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Memo of a small debt: India. : CHIT
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Luzon savages. : ATAS
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Flush. : REDDEN
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Reprove. : BERATE
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Capital of British Solomon Islands. : TULAGI
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Aged persons. : OLDS
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His symbol is the lion. : MARK
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Bacchanals' cry. : EVOE
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Boisterous. : LOUD
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Ousted head of Martinique. : ROBERT
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Where Sarawak is. : BORNEO
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Cover with rust. : BERUST
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Raw material. : STAPLE
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Lock tumbler opening. : GATING
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French actress in Hollywood. : SIMONE
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Commander of Northwest African Air Forces. : SPAATZ
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Treatise on reasoning. : LOGICS
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U. S. diplomat at Chungking. : ATCHESON
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Gaze intently. : PORE
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Afresh. : ANEW
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Espouses. : WEDS
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Man's name. : ALAN
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Corsair. : PIRATE
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Guerrilla fighter. : SERB
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Drug-yielding plant. : ALOE
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British bomber plane. : WELLINGTON
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Wood strip used in building. : SPLINE
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Sea through which Jordan River flows. : GALILEE
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Abraham's wife: Bib. : SARAH
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Ran. : HIED
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Girl's name. : MABEL
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Disarrange. : MUSS
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Boaters on the Thames. : PUNTISTS
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Smart strokes. : FIRKS
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Post Exchange. : CANTEEN
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Allied-Japanese naval arena. : PACIFIC
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Wrinkles. : CREASES
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Colorless amorphous alkaloid. : ACONINE
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Yugoslav provinces: Var. : BANNATS
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Gulf of ___, arm of Arabian Sea. : OMAN
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Stimulus. : MOTIVE
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Anglo-Saxon court. : GEMOT
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Eat away. : ERODE
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___ Craig, island at mouth of Firth of Clyde. : AILSA
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Metal resembling nickel. : MONEL
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Multitude. : HOST
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Where Yanks landed July 12, 1943. : GELA
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Soft mineral. : TALC
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Image. : IDOL
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Girl's name, meaning dear one. : CARA
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Wrath. : IRE
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Ancient Arabian measure. : SAA
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Wrong: Prefix. : MIS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 72 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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