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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, December 13, 1942

Author:
Charles Erlenkotter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 114 Grid has mirror symmetry.
Charles Erlenkotter has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 39-Across clue had period after "Highness"; removed it and put colon after end quotation mark.

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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 44
Across
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Sea on which Baku lies. : CASPIAN
8
Canadian peninsula where U-boats are active. : GASPE
13
Food czar. : WICKARD
20
Islands in the Caribbean. : ANTILLES
22
Strategic point on the Russian front. : RZHEV
23
Mr. McNutt's problem. : MANPOWER
24
"The ___ at eve ... " : STAG
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Busby. : CAP
26
Mexican mush. : ATOLE
27
Where fliers contend for supremacy. : AIR
28
Pumice. : LAVA
29
Nickname of a President. : CAL
30
Boat. : DORY
31
American physician in "Martin Chuzzlewit." : BEVAN
32
Form of dancing. : CLOG
34
Author of our national anthem. : KEY
35
Japanese folding fan. : OGI
36
Organization which distributes religious pamphlets: abbr. : RTS
37
Gives way. : RECEDES
39
"His Royal Highness": Fr. abbr. : SAR
40
Initials of lend-lease administrator. : ERS
41
Beginning. : ONSET
43
Belgian city captured by Canadians in 1918. : MONS
44
Sweep. : AREA
46
Famous hymn-writer. : DOANE
48
Distressed with grief. : ANGUISHED
50
Contending against evil. : CRUSADING
53
Miss Hokinson's name for dowagers. : GIRLS
54
The last. : OMEGA
57
Oriental guitar. : SITAR
59
Present time. : NONCE
60
Christmas floral gifts. : AZALEAS
62
Bereft offspring. : ORPHANS
64
Torpedo plane. : AVENGER
66
Shot out again. : REDARTED
68
Make up for. : ATONE
69
Richardson's "Miss Harlowe." : CLARISSA
70
Teraphim. : IDOLS
72
Resting place. : ROOST
74
German city frequently bombed. : BREMEN
79
Made merry. : DISPORTED
83
Sheathe. : INCASE
89
War vessel of heroic name. : LEXINGTON
91
Former capital of Burma. : AVA
92
Holystoned again. : RESCOURED
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Mormon church officials. : APOSTLES
95
Diagram. : GRAPH
97
Thronging. : SWARMING
98
Scotchmen. : SANDIES
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More pale-colored. : MEALIER
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All together: French. : ENMASSE
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Kind of bran: Eng. : TREET
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Salad days. : TEENS
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Desiccated. : DRIED
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Mummer. : ACTOR
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Contract. : STRAITEN
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Becomes fair again. : RECLEARS
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Toward the sheltered side. : ALEE
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Noted marionette player. : SARG
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Monarch. : TSAR
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Wing shaped. : ALAR
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Take steps. : ACT
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Short time: colloq. : SEC
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Sea monster. : SERPENT
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Swinery. : STY
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Government agency established 1933. : CCC
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Usually served with agneau. : POIS
133
Chinese pagoda. : TAA
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Scottish firth forming channel between Mull Island and mainland. : LORNE
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Wonder. : AWE
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Scorch. : CHAR
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Alarm clocks. : AROUSERS
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Bluish pungent gas. : OZONE
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Laggard. : TORTOISE
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Passes severely upon. : CENSURES
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Small star. : ANSER
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Marked out by network. : AREOLATE
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"The ___ Way." : EASIEST
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Stainers. : DYERS
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Flowed off: Dial. : DREENED
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Bay on the Maine coast. : CASCO
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Oppose. : ANTAGONIZE
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Russian city long besieged. : STALINGRAD
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Mass of metal. : PIG
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The: Italian. : IL
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Prototypes of the "Little Women." : ALCOTTS
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Impends. : NEARS
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Geological depression. : GRABEN
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Prehistoric Mexicans. : AZTECS
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Jostle. : SHOVE
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Baldness. : PELADA
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Doubletree. : EVENER
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Plaintive cries. : WAILS
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Predatory raids. : INROADS
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Coast to coast Canadian railway. : CP
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Primitive race of Bengal. : KOL
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Realizations. : AWAKENINGS
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Bows. : REVERENCES
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Heavy vehicles. : DRAYS
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Secret agent. : SPY
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Nickname of one of our leading generals. : MAC
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American author. : DREISER
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Complainer. : GROANER
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Cattle market. : RODEO
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Orders. : SECTS
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Roman dictator (B. C. 138-78) : SULLA
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Letter in the Hebrew alphabet. : MEM
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Greek goddess of retribution. : ARA
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Town in Madras. : ADONI
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Seaweed gelatine. : AGAR
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Watered. : HOSED
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Mountains between Europe and Asia. : URALS
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Manufacturing city in Thuringia. : GERA
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Herbage. : GRASS
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Disposed. : APT
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River in Poland, 280 miles to Vistula. : SAN
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Apathetic. : INERT
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Prickling. : ATINGLE
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"Westward ___." : HO
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Papal seat. : VATICAN
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Simpletons: colloq. : DODOS
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Formularies. : CODES
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Early pseudonym of Mrs. Gertrude Atherton. : LIN
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Above. : OER
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Destroys. : BLASTS
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Disunite again. : REPART
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Acquittals. : EXONERATIONS
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Distribute wrongly. : MISDEAL
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Individual facts. : ENTITIES
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Turkish coins. : PARAS
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Elliptical. : OVAL
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Cursory. : RAPID
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Ordinarily. : NORMALLY
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Order of shrimp-like crustaceans. : CUMACEA
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Pertaining to government by best men. : ARISTARCHIAN
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Conveying nerve impulses. : SENSOR
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Circular saws. : EDGERS
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Clause in a royal writ. : TESTE
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Neutral European. : SWEDE
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Hypothetical particle. : GEN
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Pronoun. : HER
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Pronoun. : ME
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New England state: abbr. : RI
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Type measures. : ENS
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Slip. : ERR
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Sways. : TEETERS
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Purveyor. : CATERER
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Thus. : AS
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Get ready to shoot again. : RELOAD
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Locale of Caucasian oil wells. : GROZNY
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$10: slang. : TENNER
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Flouts. : SNEERS
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Preposition. : AT
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Eagerly. : APACE
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Chosen: var. : COREA
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Sign used in proofreading. : CARET
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Speak tediously. : PROSE
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Plowshare material. : SWORD
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Social standing. : CASTE
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Persuasion. : CREED
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Hindu striped fabric. : SUSI
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Brayer. : ASS
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Hindu meal. : ATA
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Cabbage. : COLE
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Author of "The Wandering Jew." : SUE
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Hallux : TOE

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 98 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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