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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, December 26, 1943

Author:
I. Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 80
Isaac Kert has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 98
Across
1
Base no longer tenable by Japs. : RABAUL
7
Peninsula between Yellow Sea and Sea of Japan. : KOREA
12
Make soft. : PULP
16
The beeches. : FAGUS
21
Port near mouth of Dniester River. : ODESSA
22
Flower spike of the willow. : AMENT
23
Scene of Wallenstein's assassination, 1634. : EGER
24
Laughing. : RIANT
25
Song of 1792. : MARSEILLAISE
27
Days before Ash Wednesday. : SHROVETIDE
29
Seniority. : AGE
30
Become exhausted. : DRAIN
31
Miscellaneous collections. : OLIOS
33
Front rank. : VAN
34
Middle calk of horseshoe. : TOE
35
Island west of Sumatra. : NIAS
37
Moon-god of Babylon. : SIN
38
Hamburg-Berlin-Cologne. : RUINS
39
Number in a repeating decimal. : REPETEND
41
Utilizing sound waves. : SONIC
43
Figures of speech. : SIMILES
45
Hero of Kipling poem. : DIN
46
Staff officer. : AIDE
47
Ineffective person: Slang. : DUD
49
Not in the least. : NEVER
50
Commonplace. : HUMDRUM
52
Where Oran is. : ALGERIA
56
Academic degree. : MED
57
African bird. : QUELEA
58
Soup herb. : OCRA
62
Schnapps. : GIN
63
Air Force Commander with Eisenhower. : TEDDER
65
Science of flight of projectiles. : GUNNERY
66
___ States, East Burma. : SHAN
67
Iowa city. : AMES
69
Instrument. : TOOL
70
Brown kiwi. : ROA
71
Shaped molding. : ESS
72
Chinese dynasty. : SHANG
73
Defender of London and Malta. : SPITFIRE
75
Reparation. : REDRESS
77
The ___ Queene. : FAERIE
78
Mud volcano. : SALSE
79
Removes. : DELETES
80
Current. : GOING
81
Small aperture. : EYELET
83
Renaissance. : REVIVAL
84
AP correspondent in Egypt. : CROCKETT
87
Character in "Aladdin." : GENIE
88
Thrust. : JAB
89
Wine: French. : VIN
90
Product of Ruhr. : COAL
91
The Tentmaker. : OMAR
92
The slave in "The Good Earth." : OLAN
93
Confection. : CARAMEL
95
Wallace's predecessor. : GARNER
97
Adam's ___. : ALE
98
Bullet. : SLUG
99
Vegetable caterpillars. : AWETOS
100
One of the Carolines. : YAP
101
Device to gather things. : DRAGNET
103
Reclassify. : RELABEL
105
Harassed, in initiations. : HAZED
107
Wild sheep. : SNA
108
Monotonous. : DRAB
110
Secreted. : HID
111
Egyptian king. : RAMESES
113
Supreme being among Moslems. : ALLAH
117
Exhausted. : DEADBEAT
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Kiel ___. : CANAL
120
Large vessel. : VAT
122
New Zealand evergreen. : TAWA
123
Statute. : ACT
124
Gibbon. : LAR
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City destroyed by fire. : SODOM
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Ascends. : RISES
128
Melted. : RAN
129
Land of one's ancestors. : MOTHERLAND
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Recaptured city north of Rostov. : VOROSHILOVSK
135
Suppositions. : IDEAS
136
South African plant. : ALOE
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Musical composition. : ETUDE
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Woolly. : LANATE
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Transmits. : SENDS
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Customs. : LAWS
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O.K., aboard a bomber. : ROGER
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More rancid. : STALER
Down
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Residents of bombed city. : ROMANS
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Slowly: Music. : ADAGIO
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Native of ancient city. : BEREAN
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Beast. : ASS
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Worn. : USED
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Resting places. : LAIRS
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President of U.S.S.R. : KALININ
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State of Arabia. : OMAN
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Biblical name. : REI
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Animated. : ENSOULED
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Studio. : ATELIER
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Spanish dollars. : PESOS
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Exclamations of disgust. : UGHS
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Gaelic sea god. : LER
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Provides cattle with food. : PROVENDERS
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First outstanding American poet (1752–1832). : FRENEAU
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Inlet. : AIT
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Trained to a certain pace. : GAITED
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Neglected. : UNDONE
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Pegasus. : STEED
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Name of two Greek courtesans. : LAIS
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Wine lacking flavor: Obs. : VAP
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Incumbents. : INS
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Border. : SIDE
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Natural stream. : RIVER
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Without edging. : RIMLESS
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Genius of Russian warfare. : TIMOSHENKO
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Bluff. : CURT
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Port on the Baltic. : MEMEL
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Becomingness. : DUENESS
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Food expert. : DIETIST
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Enemy of World War I. : HUN
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Skate. : RAY
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Turkish commanders. : AGAS
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Lacking strength. : LIMP
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German warship damaged by bombs. : GNEISENAU
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Reverence. : ADORE
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Occurring every fourth day. : QUARTAN
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Overseer. : CHARGEMAN
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Hindu princess. : RANI
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Heavenly being: Fr. : ANGE
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Fictitious name. : DOE
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Dynamite cartridge exploder for oil wells. : GODEVIL
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The Sword of ___. : STALINGRAD
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Experiences anew. : RELIVES
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Ketch common in the Levant. : SAIC
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Forsake. : FLEE
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Propeller turn. : REV
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Fish. : EEL
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Clowns. : FOOLERS
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Discussed. : DEBATED
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___ Coulee, Washington. : GRAND
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Selves. : EGOS
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Call loudly. : YELL
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Cheese dish. : RAREBIT
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Brightest star. : COR
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Yarn. : TALE
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Waste allowance. : TRET
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___ Nehru, leader of Indian Congress party. : JAWAHARLAL
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Points of land. : CAPES
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President's nickname. : CAL
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Minor: Music. : MOL
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Arabian melody. : GAZEL
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Genus of frogs. : RANA
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Deceased Commander in Chief of Jap Fleet. : YAMAMOTO
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Former name of Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. : GALT
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Without decrease. : EBBLESS
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City 116 miles south of Hamburg. : HANOVER
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Contriver. : DEVISER
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Decipher. : DECODE
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Persecute. : RATTEN
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Proposed photometric unit. : RAD
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Window part. : SASH
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Immature, as an insect. : LARVAL
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Wearing out. : AWASTE
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Crave. : HANKER
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Character in Molière's "Tartuffe." : DAMIS
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Box containing weather report. : EAR
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Bodies of laws. : CODES
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European limes. : TEILS
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Prerequisite of a white Christmas. : SNOW
126
Floated. : RODE
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Lath. : SLAT
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Owned. : HAD
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Winglike. : ALA
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Blanket. : RUG
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South American Indian. : ONA

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 64 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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