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New York Times, Sunday, December 20, 1942

Author:
Mrs. Hedley V. Cooke
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 609 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 104 Grid is asymmetric.
Mrs. Hedley V. Cooke has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 45
Across
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Strategic city in Russia. : ROSTOV
7
Slattern. : SLUT
11
High rock. : CRAG
15
Layers. : STRATA
21
Stick. : ADHERE
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Northern province of Libya. : CYRENAICA
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Professed opinions. : CREDOS
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Trimmed with passementerie. : BEADED
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Get rid of. : ELIMINATE
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Tankers. : OILERS
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Reptile. : ASP
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Pertaining to a bishop (because of his sleeves). : LAWNY
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Conspire. : PLOT
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Native of Northern Scandinavia. : LAPP
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Saint: Fr. abbr. : STE
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Imposes on. : USES
37
Scottish negative. : NAE
38
City near Bombay. : POONAH
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Jealous king in "The Winter's Tale." : LEONTES
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Ropes. : LARIATS
44
Herbs. : WORTS
45
"Holds the ___ of science by the tail."—Pope. : EEL
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Claims on property. : LIENS
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By way of. : VIA
49
Greek letters. : BETAS
50
The whole of North Asia. : SIBERIA
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Port of French West Africa. : DAKAR
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Bird. : OUSEL
56
Capital of British Solomon Islands. : TULAGI
57
Strike-breaker. : SCAB
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125-mile river between Brazil and Paraguay. : APA
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Any American, to a foreigner. : YANKEE
64
"Over my head his ___ he flung against the world."—Browning. : ARM
65
Beaks. : NEBS
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Blackbird. : ANI
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Thick cotton material. : FELT
70
Imbibe knowledge. : LEARN
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Paris subway. : METRO
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Thin out vegetation. : PRUNE
75
Betrayer of his country. : TRAITOR
77
Headgear worn by tropical troops. : TOPEES
78
Fruit-eating bird. : TOUCAN
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"Stella ___": star of the sea. : MARIS
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Italian city famous for marble. : CARRARA
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Strategic seaport of Libya. : DERNA
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Mythological aviator. : ICARUS
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Restrain again. : REREIN
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Vouches for. : ATTESTS
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Beggar afflicted with disease. : LAZAR
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Prince of Troy. : AENEAS
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Rhythm. : METRE
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Monarch's title. : SIRE
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___ Africanus, famous Moorish traveler. : LEO
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Food. : OATS
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Pewter coin of Thailand. : ATT
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The way out. : EGRESS
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Aged: Lat. abbr. : AET
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"Superior" person. : SNOB
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Noise made by an animal. : WHINNY
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Hard worker. : PLYER
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General Grants. : TANKS
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Pack with cargo again. : RELADE
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Abscond. : ELOPE
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Silly person: slang. : SAP
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Province of India, northeast of Bengal. : ASSAM
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Gen. ___ Wallace, author of "Ben Hur." : LEW
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Factory. : PLANT
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Captured city in French Africa. : ALGIERS
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City in Albania, now called Shkodra. : SCUTARI
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Geese. : SOLANS
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Fuss. : ADO
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Stationary: comb. form. : STAT
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"A ___ to Cerberus." : SOP
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Negative votes. : NOES
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Ready. : RIPE
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Nickname of Mr. Early. : STEVE
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Dutch town. : EDE
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Pertaining to the rainbow. : IRIDAL
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Home of Zionism in Middle East. : PALESTINE
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City just south of Nepal Province, India. : ARARIA
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One of our governing bodies. : SENATE
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Gorged. : OVEREATEN
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City on the Nile famous for its temple. : KARNAK
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Hydrocarbons. : IRENES
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Russian news agency. : TASS
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Dregs. : LEES
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Vital metals. : STEELS
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Strategic city in New Britain. : RABAUL
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Russian seaport. : ODESSA
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Mechanical device. : SHAPER
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Spread hay. : TED
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Russian city in battle area. : OREL
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Hindu philosophy. : VEDANTA
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"I do not ask to see the distant ___."—Newman. : SCENE
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English dramatist of Elizabethan era. : LYLY
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Swiss canton, its capital Altdorf. : URI
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Pertaining to the present life. : TEMPORAL
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Laws. : CANONS
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Rope. : RIATA
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Statute. : ACT
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Highlander. : GAEL
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Opportunity for free outlook. : SCOPE
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City in Libya. : TRIPOLI
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Electrical term. : REL
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___ fideles. : ADESTE
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Rich cakes. : TORTEN
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Evaluate. : ASSESS
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Natives of Upper Nile. : NILOTS
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Existed. : WAS
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Assert to be true. : ALLEGE
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Hindu deity and cosmic dancer. : SIVA
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Whisky privately made in Ireland. : POTEEN
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Nazi greeting. : HEIL
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Island west of Sumatra. : NIAS
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Well-ventilated. : AIRY
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German river, 280 miles to North Sea. : WESER
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Mexican timber trees. : EBANOS
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Solomon Island, at northern tip of Bougainville. : BUKA
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Site of first shot of Civil War. : SUMTER
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Knit two, purl two. : RIB
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Imbecile. : DAFT
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Servile imitator. : APER
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"The girl from ___." : KALAMAZOO
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Holes in one stroke. : ONERS
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Surgical instrument. : TREPAN
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Native of region between Black and Caspian Seas. : CAUCASIAN
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About two cents in India. : ANNA
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Good: French. : BIEN
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Masculine name. : ALOIS
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A gallant. : AMORIST
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Pastime. : SPORT
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Head ornament. : TIARA
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Aromatic rootstock of Pacific Islands. : REA
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Old Norse poems. : RUNES
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Seaport of Nova Scotia. : TRURO
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Pact between nations. : TREATY
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Heads: Fr. : TETES
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Period of years: abbr. : CEN
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Relating to Mars. : AREAN
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Venturesome person. : DARER
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"Desperate cures must be to desperate ___ applied."—Dryden. : ILLS
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Seaport of Normandy. : CAEN
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Live. : RESIDE
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Migration. : TREK
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Groups of games. : SETS
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Drama by Racine. : ATHALIE
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Gourd-like fruits. : MELONS
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Scene of military action by Allies. : EGYPT
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"The ___ of liberty."—Jefferson. : TREE
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Cobbler's tool. : AWL
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Male caribou. : STAG
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Troublesome child. : BRAT
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Man bites dog. : NEWS
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Pertaining to the solar system. : PLANETAL
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Sacred bull of the Egyptians. : APIS
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Arise. : EMANATE
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Pass. : ELAPSE
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People of part of Czechoslovakia. : SLOVAKS
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City in Perugia Province, Italy. : ASSISI
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Recorder. : SCORER
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Lacking backbone. : SUPINE
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Tool. : PLIERS
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American author. : ADE
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Timeless: poet. : ETERNE
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Diverging from a center. : RADIAL
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Meats to be rationed. : STEAKS
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Parts. : ROLES
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Heraldic bearings. : ORLES
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Solar disks. : ATENS
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"This dim ___ which men call earth."—Milton. : SPOT
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"He drew his snicker ___."—The Mikado. : SNEE
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Part of the Latin verb, esse. : ERAT
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"From ___ to Beersheba." : DAN
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The kava. : AVA
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Bolivian Indian. : ITE
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Auxiliary verb. : ARE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 98 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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