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PEOPLE, PLACES, PLANES

New York Times, Sunday, December 5, 1943

96-Across : Vast plains.

Author:
Louis Shields
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 657 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 79
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 95
Across
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Chief Justice of United States, 1921-1930. : TAFT
5
Eleven. : TEAM
9
Distance. : SPACE
14
Concession. : FAVOR
19
Filipino Revolutionary general. : AGUINALDO
21
Hardships. : TRIALS
23
Blot out. : DELETE
24
Under Secretary of War. : PATTERSON
25
Relating to physicians. : IATRIC
26
Female figurines. : ORANTS
27
Equal. : EMULATE
28
Tocsins. : GONGS
30
Coaling station for Suez ships. : ADEN
32
Surpass. : TOP
33
Venturer. : DARER
34
Region in Nigeria. : BORGU
35
Part of Great Britain. : WALES
37
Language of the Yaruros. : PUME
38
United States Navy scout-observation plane. : SEAGULL
41
Capital of Soviet Republic of Armenia. : ERIVAN
43
Glacial ice. : SERAC
44
Hideki Tojo. : JAP
47
Mass meetings. : RALLIES
49
Fabled demon: Var. : OGER
50
President of Harvard. : CONANT
51
Single. : UNAL
53
Gulf between Estonia and Latvia. : RIGA
54
Molloson's plane on transatlantic flight, 1932. : MOTH
56
Minute groove. : STRIA
58
Metrical recantation. : PALINODE
60
Spatulate. : LYRATE
62
Newest Navy fighter plane. : HELLCAT
66
Girl's name. : EMELINE
67
Wading birds. : SORAS
68
Swing around. : SLUES
70
Capital of Anam. : HUE
71
Toothful. : SIP
72
Counter-irritants. : SETONS
74
Sideslips. : SKIDS
75
Turkish title. : BABA
76
Vilipend. : DETEST
79
Devil's tree. : DITA
80
The nearer of two things. : THIS
81
Cathedral city in southwest England. : EXETER
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The enemy. : AXIS
84
Drying chambers. : OVENS
86
Wanders aimlessly. : TRAMPS
88
High, in music. : ALT
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Attach. : PIN
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Commander of United States Naval Forces, Europe. : STARK
91
Largest city in Africa. : CAIRO
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Toggles. : COTTERS
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Vast plains. : STEPPES
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Member of Navy construction group. : SEABEE
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Conversational criticism. : CAUSERIE
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Fruit. : LIMES
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Above zero. : PLUS
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Manager: Abbr. : SUPT
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Handy. : DEFT
106
Districts in Yugoslavia. : BANATS
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Container. : PAIL
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Wigs. : TOUPEES
114
Herb used in curry powder. : REA
115
Rosaceous herbs. : AVENS
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Bay on north coast of Spain. : BISCAY
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City 110 miles south of Berlin. : DRESDEN
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Appetite. : ZEST
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Upholds. : BACKS
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Recessed window. : ORIEL
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Sleeping platforms in Siberian prisons. : NARES
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Province north of Great Lakes: Abbr. : ONT
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Where Pearl Harbor is. : OAHU
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Utopias. : EDENS
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Bunting-like fabric. : ETAMINE
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Coquettes. : OGLERS
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Town in Orne department, France. : LAIGLE
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Transact. : NEGOTIATE
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Brewers' vats. : KEEVES
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Swirled. : EDDIED
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Focal point. : EPICENTER
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Setting of "As You Like It." : ARDEN
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African cony. : DASSY
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Glossy fabric. : SILK
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Needlefish. : GARS
Down
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Measured. : TAPED
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Lizard. : AGAMA
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Time to come: Fr. : FUTUR
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Rights. : TITLES
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Bitter. : TART
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Instead. : ELSE
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Bustle. : ADO
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Outer ___, capital, Urga. : MONGOLIA
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Pique. : STING
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City on Moldau River. : PRAGUE
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River islands. : AITS
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Balloon basket. : CAR
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High priest. : ELI
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Curly grass. : FERN
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Where Montgomery is: Abbr. : ALA
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United States medium bomber. : VENTURA
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___ Empire. : OTTOMAN
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Deference. : RESPECT
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Stingier. : NEARER
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Pure numbers. : SCALARS
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Female kangaroos. : DOES
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Heraldic fillet. : ORLE
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Snuggery. : DEN
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Projection. : BULGE
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Island in English Channel. : WIGHT
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Salutation. : AVE
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Threatening punishment. : PENAL
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Brother of Moses. : AARON
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Flies without power. : GLIDES
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Rosters. : ROTAS
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Native lands. : SOILS
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Heavy jacket: Scot. : JUPE
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Kingdom of southeast Asia. : ANAM
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British mandate in Asia Minor. : PALESTINE
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Seaport of western Turkey. : SMYRNA
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Malay dagger: Var. : CREESE
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Showy flowers. : LILIES
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Danish money. : ORAS
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Dull sound. : THUD
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Foe on New Guinea: Slang. : NIPS
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Army officers: Slang. : LOOTS
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North American native. : ESKIMO
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Voluble talker. : CHATTERER
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River flowing into Seine. : AUBE
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Rip. : TEAR
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Is offensive. : STINKS
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Sibilant sound. : LISP
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Bombed German dam. : EDER
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Plow blade. : SHARE
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Flogged. : BELTED
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Dibbles. : DAPS
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Door. : EXIT
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Symbolic shafts. : TOTEMS
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Italian seaport: Ger. : TRIEST
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Carved memorial posts. : XATS
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Decorative vessel. : VASE
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Forbid. : TABU
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Flower stalks. : SCAPES
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Points of land. : SPITS
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Arum plant. : CALLA
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Expelled. : OUTED
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Plentiful. : RIFE
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Aciculum. : SETA
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Factory. : PLANT
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Sagas. : EPICS
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Assaying vessel. : CUPEL
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Spikelet. : SPICULE
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French commune near Paris. : SURESNES
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United States anti-tank gun. : BAZOOKA
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United States Navy torpedo bomber. : AVENGER
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Took shelter. : NESTLED
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Petition. : ASK
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Norse god. : ODIN
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Council. : SENATE
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Nonsense! : BAH
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Warbles. : YODLES
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Denominating. : NAMING
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Singing voice. : BASS
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Harsh in tone. : REEDY
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Lariat. : RIATA
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Invade. : ENTER
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Oracles. : SEERS
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Descendant of Judah. : OREN
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Sponsorship. : EGIS
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Brother of Volund: Norse myth. : EGIL
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African hornbill. : TOCK
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Twilight. : EVE
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Accrete. : ADD
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Highest mountain in Crete. : IDA
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Finial. : EPI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 73 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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