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New York Times, Sunday, December 10, 1944

Author:
L. K. Peters
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.70, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 73
L. K. Peters has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 148
Across
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Italy's elder statesman. : CROCE
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Key city N of Pripet Marshes. : MINSK
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Strategic town near Cherkasy. : SMELA
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Lithuanian capital on the Niemen. : KAUNAS
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Capital of the Marianas. : GARAPAN
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Town in Tuscany. : PELAGO
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Normandy town near St. Lo. : PERIERS
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Inspire. : ANIMATE
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Descendant of Esau. : EDOMITE
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Victim of SRO. : STANDEE
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Girl's name. : LISETTE
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Hearer. : AUDITOR
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Lifted. : HOVE
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Gum shoe. : SNEAKER
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Scents. : ODORS
33
Nose: Comb. form. : NASO
34
Warnings. : ALERTS
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The nearer. : THIS
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Filled with fear. : AWED
38
Fort of felled trees. : ABATIS
40
Nationality of Lloyd George. : WELSH
41
Lament. : MOAN
42
Air-borne troop carrier. : GLIDER
44
American poetess (1856-1935). : REESE
45
80 islands in Gulf of Bothnia. : ALAND
47
Courage. : GRIT
48
Italian painter (1575-1642). : RENI
50
Climbers. : SCALERS
53
Stabilize prices. : FREEZE
55
Eye-shades. : VISORS
59
Triangle of unequal sides. : SCALENE
60
Song of praise. : PAEAN
61
Rumor capital of Europe. : STOCKHOLM
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Chamber: Spanish. : CAMARA
65
French Impressionist (1840-1926). : MONET
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Porridge: Sp. Amer. : ATOLE
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Mental image. : IDEA
68
Ibn Saud's subjects. : ARABS
69
Where Acadia National Park is. : MOUNTDESERT
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Bronx cheerer. : BOOER
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East mouth of the Amazon. : PARA
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Tralee is its county seat. : KERRY
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City of fine porcelains, Kyushu island. : IMARI
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Once Russian part of U. S. : ALASKA
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Loathe. : ABOMINATE
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Misfortunes. : EVILS
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Sweethearts: French. : AMANTES
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Trapped. : SNARED
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Member, Mormon secret band, about 1837. : DANITE
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Backer. : SPONSOR
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One of the Cyclades. : KEOS
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Fathers. : DADS
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Canteen. : FLASK
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Unburnt brick. : ADOBE
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Battleground near Verdun, World War I. : WOEVRE
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Streetcar. : TRAM
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Is in need of. : LACKS
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Drinking vessels. : GOURDS
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Self-governing. : FREE
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Manner of walking. : GAIT
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District, SW Assam, India. : SYLHET
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Inner: Comb. form. : ENTO
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Interpreter of Japan to Western World (1850-1904). : HEARN
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Cabinet advisor. : CORDELL
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Curse. : BANE
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Dwells. : RESIDES
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Where Oglethorpe University is. : ATLANTA
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Town near Los Angeles. : LAVERNE
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Grass runners: Bot. : STOLONS
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D-day. : TUESDAY
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Prevented. : AVERTED
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Heavy tool. : SLEDGE
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Debts. : ARREARS
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Relented. : MELTED
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Refuse. : DROSS
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White House secretary. : EARLY
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Zeal. : ARDOR
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Turkish man-of-war. : CARAVEL
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Ravagers. : RUINERS
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United. : ONED
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Embrace. : CARESS
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City in path of British Second Army. : ESSEN
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Pygmy. : MANIKIN
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Fleurs-de-lis. : IRISES
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Nominator. : NAMER
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Young oyster. : SPAT
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Coal city in Silesia. : KATTOWITZ
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Pike. : SPEAR
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Gorgon, killed by Perseus. : MEDUSA
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Electric od. : ELOD
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Layers. : LAMINAE
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Excite. : AGITATE
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Indigo derivative. : KETOLE
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Symbol of purity. : GALAHAD
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Required. : NEEDED
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Mishearing of spoken sounds. : OTOSIS
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Oh, fudge! : PSHAW
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Appearing as if gnawed. : EROSE
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Short jackets. : ETONS
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River flowing past Stettin. : ODER
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German silver coins. : THALERS
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Foreigner. : ALIEN
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Lively. : BRISK
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___ Island Navy Yard. : MARE
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Rocky Mountains. : GREATDIVIDE
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Mutiny. : REVOLT
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River on which Yakutsk lies. : LENA
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Salute. : GREET
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City taken by General Patch. : NICE
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Egyptian beetles. : SCARABS
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Cape, N coast of Honduras. : CAMARON
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Mighty U. S. battleship. : ALABAMA
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Baby Snooks : FANNY
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Ethereal salts. : ESTERS
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The Wright brothers. : OHIOANS
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Turkish port on Marmora sea: Greek sp. : RODOSTO
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Glossier. : SLEEKER
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___ Flow. : SCAPA
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Decanted. : POURED
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Large moldings. : TORI
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Town S central Turkey, Asia. : MARAS
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Le ___ Homme, Hill 295, Verdun 1916. : MORT
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On sale. : ASALE
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Low land. : MEADOW
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Exudes. : EMITS
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Vacantly. : BLANKLY
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Leg joint. : KNEE
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Old Testament book. : AMOS
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Vexed. : IRKED
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Lake SW of Petsamo. : ENARE
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Pulque town in Mexico. : APAM
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Daring feat. : ADVENTURE
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Designate. : SLATE
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Divan. : SOFA
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Week days : FRIDAYS
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Maturing devices. : AGERS
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Ukraine coal basin. : DONETS
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Surpassed in selling. : OUTSOLD
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Gridiron. : BROILER
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List of mistakes. : ERRATA
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Region from Japan Sea to Dnieper. : TARTARY
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Man's name. : ALBERTO
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Hire. : CHARTER
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Knew. : KENNED
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Mount. : STEED
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Chinese states. : SHENGS
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Native state Kathiawar peninsula, India. : GONDAL
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Old-time ship. : SLAVER
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English letters. : ESSES
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Box maker. : CASER
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Pack animal. : LLAMA
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Extinct bird of Mauritius island. : DODO
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Old name of the Ile Ste. Marguerite, off Cannes. : LERA
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S African grassland. : VELD

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 62 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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