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HAPPY NEWS YEAR!

New York Times, Sunday, December 31, 1944

22-Across : Secretary of State, 1851.

Author:
Agnes Cook
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 619 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 159, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 69
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 151
Across
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Captured airfield S. of Mindanao. : MOROTAI
8
Nazi commander in "truce" at Calais. : SCHROEDER
17
Roots used as thread by Indians. : WATAP
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Secretary of State, 1851. : EVERETT
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Archipelago in Coral Sea. : LOUISIADE
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Famous Hollywood designer. : IRENE
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Order. : MANDATE
26
Strength. : IRON
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Cornice part. : DRIP
28
Dull in color: Fr. : TERNE
29
U. S. submarine. : OTTER
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Corvus. : RAVEN
32
Vegetable. : BEET
33
Islands N. E. of Leyte. : SAMAR
34
Mystic. : SEER
35
Malta dwellings. : CAVES
36
Gulf receiving Shatt-el-Arab. : PERSIAN
39
Mrs. Welles. : RITA
40
Supped. : EATEN
41
Beetles. : DORS
42
Seaweeds. : ORES
44
Dress: Colloq. : TOG
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Allied victory between Le Mans and Paris. : CHARTRES
49
Portray. : LIMN
50
City S. of Poitiers. : ANGOULEME
52
Of a people. : RACIAL
53
U. S. First Army victory N. of Trier. : MOMPACH
55
Preposition. : ONTO
56
Tenor violin. : ALTO
57
___-Power Treaty, 1922. : NINE
58
Levigate. : DUST
60
Grimaces: Colloq. : SNOOTS
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Slight knowledge. : SMATTERING
68
Noting the hours. : HORARY
70
To pieces. : APART
71
State: Abbr. : PA
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Moon goddess. : SELENE
73
Rebellious. : MUTINOUS
75
Greek portico. : STOA
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Queries. : EHS
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Rhine tributary. : MAIN
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All: Comb. form. : PANTO
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Ground site. : PLAT
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Belgian commune on Meuse. : HUY
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Snuggeries. : DENS
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Silver mineral. : SMITHITE
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Legal claimant. : LIENOR
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Forty-five. : VL
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Hunter slain by Artemis. : ORION
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Finches. : SERINS
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Its capital is Kishinev. : BESSARABIA
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Occupied Oct. 1, 1943. : NAPLES
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Large numbers. : SEAS
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Islet: Var. : EYOT
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Soapstone. : TALC
100
Acidity: Lat. : ACOR
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Arabian philosopher, died 1038. : ALHAZEN
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Charles Darwin's ship, 1831-36. : BEAGLE
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Blasted city on the Oder. : FRANKFURT
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Is mistaken. : ERRS
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Plagues. : HARASSES
113
Road hazard. : RUT
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Without: Lat. : SINE
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Seat of great bridge over Zambesi River. : SENA
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Indian dagger. : KATAR
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General Bradley. : OMAR
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Gov. Hartsfield's capital. : ATLANTA
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Played. : GAMED
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Disposition. : MOOD
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Navy personnel. : WAVES
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River in Armenia, 635 mi. to Kura : ARAS
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Island group on road to Tokyo. : BONIN
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Small drink: S. Africa. : SOPIE
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Aromatic seed. : ANISE
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Roman highway. : ITER
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Under: Fr. : SOUS
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Unprofitable. : INUTILE
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Up. : RISEN
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Navy's new cargo plane. : CONESTOGA
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Tranquilized. : SERENED
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Valuable food. : DATES
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Shoots forth : ERADIATES
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Vacillates. : TEETERS
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Notes. : MEMOS
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Egg-shaped. : OVATE
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French bond. : RENTE
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Dispose. : ORDER
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Heatdrop. : TEAR
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Pewter coin. : ATT
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Repeat. : ITERATE
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Bulgarian town near Burgas. : SLIVEN
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Hearts. : CORES
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Gulf inlet of North Coral Sea. : HUON
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___ Tin Tin. : RIN
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Bone : OS
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Ducks. : EIDERS
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Boxer companion of Aeneas. : DARES
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Version. : EDITION
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Twilled fabric. : REP
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Common sense. : WITS
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In the back. : AREAR
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Tropical pest. : TERMITE
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Island in New Hebrides group. : ANNATOM
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Nobility. : PEERAGE
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The birds. : AVES
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Soldier of distinction under Napoleon. : BERNADOTTE
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Rustic. : CARL
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Brilliant display. : POMP
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Mythical ship. : ARGO
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Signs. : NEONS
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Japanese outcasts. : ETA
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Coin. : DIME
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Town in Central India. : SUTNA
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Velum of a jelly fish. : CRASPEDON
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Southern guardian of MacArthur objective. : HALMAHERA
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Official acts. : ACTA
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Uprisings. : RIOTS
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"Kingfish." : LONG
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Mohammedan divorce procedure. : AHSAN
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Circles. : LOOPS
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Paravane quarry. : MINE
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Oddity. : CURIO
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Simpletons. : NINNIES
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User of certain figures of speech. : TROPIST
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Vow. : OATH
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Coastal town S. of Le Havre. : TROUVILLE
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Corset strings. : STAYLACES
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Sungod, Atmu. : TEM
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Spearhead of EAM. : ELAS
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City N. E. of Paris. : REIMS
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Pursues. : HUNTS
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Christmastides. : YULES
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Nautical ropes. : MAINSHEETS
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Yemen's capital. : SANA
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Shred. : SNIP
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Bottle. : PHIAL
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Rocky pinnacle. : TOR
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Common gannet. : SOLAN
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Entertain. : TREAT
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Mr. Henderson. : LEON
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Polynesian chestnuts. : RATAS
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Straits. : NECKS
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Unplayed golf holes. : BYES
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Catches. : BAGS
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Simeon's capital. : SOFIA
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Famous Hebrew scribe. : EZRA
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Small cow. : RUNT
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Wild buffalo of India. : ARNA
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Slender nail. : BRAD
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Spike of corn. : EAR
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Cape at S. tip of Chile. : FROWARD
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Where the Prut flows. : RUMANIA
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Reverter to primitive type. : ATAVIST
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Story-teller. : RELATOR
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Town in E. Sinkiang. : HAMI
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Egyptian cultist. : ATENIST
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Caught. : SNARED
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Ike's home, sweet home. : KANSAS
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Observe anew. : RESEE
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Theatre. : ARENA
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Chisel. : GOUGE
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Choral composition. : MOTET
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Think. : OPINE
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Cargo ship. : OILER
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Written contracts. : DEEDS
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Cathedral town, central France. : SENS
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Rookie. : BOOT
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Reliable. : SURE
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Dessert. : ICE
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Santa: Abbr. : STA
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Born. : NEE
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Note of scale. : SI

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 50 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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