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New York Times, Sunday, December 9, 1945

21-Across : Confession.

Author:
Willard N. Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 184, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 703 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 59
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 97-Across clue had "genius"; changed to "genus."

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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 200
Across
1
Jap steel center. : YAWATA
7
French artist (1833-83). : DORE
11
City on N Honshu. : OITA
15
King's successor. : NIMITZ
21
Confession. : AVOWAL
22
Britain's youngest field marshal. : ALEXANDER
24
Ibn Saud's kingdom. : ARABIA
25
Raid and plunder. : MARAUD
26
Head of American China forces. : WEDEMEYER
27
Georgetown is its capital. : PENANG
28
United Nation. : ALLY
29
Earth goddess. : ERDA
31
Corn crake. : RAIL
32
Due. : OWED
34
Turnout. : RIG
35
Thick shrub. : TOD
36
Periodic. : ERAL
37
Public disturbance. : STIR
38
Unfledged bird. : EYAS
39
Knisteneaux. : CREE
40
Assault. : ONSET
42
Leyte's western neighbor. : CEBU
44
Japan's official name. : NIPPON
46
Entrain. : BOARD
47
Greed of gain. : CUPIDITY
50
Q. : CUE
51
Gossip. : TALK
53
Vogue. : FASHION
56
Destination. : GOAL
58
Turmeric. : REA
60
Village. : PUEBLO
64
Genus of freshwater mussels. : UNIO
65
3,114-m. Siberian river. : LENA
67
Sulk. : MOPE
69
Peduncle. : STEM
71
Book of Old Testament. : JOB
72
Girl's name. : ANN
73
Thereby. : ALSO
74
___ bomb, Jap suicide rocket plane. : BAKA
75
Potato. : SPUD
76
Spring-activated stilt. : POGO
77
Philistine god. : DAGON
79
Yugoslavia's Foreign Minister. : SUBASITCH
82
Sister of Regan. : GONERIL
84
Bear cat. : PANDA
86
Yugoslav city. : NISH
87
Captured. : TOOK
89
Dawns. : MORNS
90
Having bulging orbs. : POPEYED
92
Newborn hair seal. : WHITECOAT
95
Ejects. : OUSTS
97
Swan genus. : OLOR
98
Spanish painter. : GOYA
100
Native of Istanbul. : TURK
101
Caroline fortress. : TRUK
103
Slight taste. : SIP
104
Village. : MIR
105
Go by aircraft. : AERO
106
Red news agency. : TASS
107
Change. : VEER
108
Crazy: Slang. : LOCO
109
Spurious. : PSEUDO
111
Bride of Redcross Knight. : UNA
113
Port on Inland Sea. : KOBE
115
Upon. : AGAINST
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Chinese dynasty. : TANG
119
Britain's warden service. : ARP
121
Kyushu city. : NAGASAKI
123
Its capital is Catbalogan. : SAMAR
126
Lucy ___, bride of Lammermoor. : ASHTON
129
Chevrotain. : NAPU
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Entrance. : INLET
134
Oriental nurse. : AMAH
135
Istle fiber. : PITA
136
Adult toe biter. : TOAD
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College ball. : PROM
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Rubber tree. : ULE
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Container. : BIN
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Hired mourner. : MUTE
143
Husband of Sif. : THOR
144
South African of Dutch descent. : BOER
145
Arab living between Euphrates and Arabian desert. : IBAD
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Star of constellation Eridanus. : ACAMAR
148
Industrial slackers. : ABSENTEES
151
Genius of 300 B. C. : EUCLID
153
Times of greatest depression. : NADIRS
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Carrier launched May 6, 1945. : KEARSARGE
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Resembling the wild ox. : ANOINE
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Lustrous. : GLOSSY
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Native of Belgrade. : SERB
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Not so much. : LESS
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Banquet. : DINNER
Down
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Sunk April 6, 1945. : YAMATO
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Arthurian abode. : AVALON
3
Spheres of life. : WORLDS
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Gone. : AWAY
5
Greek letter. : TAU
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Tree. : ALDER
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Lingered idly. : DAWDLED
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Olive genus. : OLEA
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Stalinite. : RED
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Act vigorously. : EXERT
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Of dreams. : ONEIRIC
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Theocritean poem. : IDYL
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Target in curling. : TEE
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President Ibarra's predecessor. : ARROYO
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Scruffs. : NAPES
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Enraged. : IRED
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Isle of ___. : MAN
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President of Ecuador. : IBARRA
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Comparatively small. : TINIER
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Having an angular outline. : ZAGGED
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Violently. : AMAIN
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Pungency. : RACINESS
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Destitution. : WANT
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Vanity case. : ETUI
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Bantu tribesman. : SUTO
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Dueling blade. : EPEE
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Carboniferous by-product. : COKE
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Replication. : ECHO
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Two-horse Greek chariot. : BIGA
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Innocent. : PURE
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Liberated ex-Premier of France. : BLUM
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Crown of a hat. : POLL
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Captor of Singapore, loser of Philippines. : YAMASHITA
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Simian realm. : APEDOM
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King of Egypt, 1922-36. : FUAD
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Vice Admiral Fitch's new post. : ANNAPOLIS
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Island off Malay peninsula. : SINGAPORE
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God killed by Heimdall. : LOKI
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Ophidian. : ASP
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Iceland's President. : BJORNSSON
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Chief Allied problem in Pacific. : LOGISTICS
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Minor Greek coin. : OBOL
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Substantive. : NOUN
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Secy. Stimson's successor. : PATTERSON
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Hard struggle. : TUG
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C. J. Correll's radio name. : ANDY
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Hit: slang. : BASH
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Exclamation. : SHOO
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Ambassador Beltran's country. : PERU
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Rare thing: Slang. : ONER
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Large Honshu lake NE of Kyoto. : BIWA
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Chanticleer. : COCK
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In. : NOOK
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Merchant in Comedy of Errors. : AEGEON
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Goldsmith heroine. : KATE
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Splendor. : POMP
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Drumbledore. : DOR
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Tooth. : TUSK
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R. L. S.'s island. : TREASURE
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Macule. : SPOT
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Thou. : YOU
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Capital of Mongolia. : URGA
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Jewish month. : ADAR
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Pielet. : TART
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Harp star. : VEGA
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Estonian unit of length. : LIIN
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Governor Maw's State. : UTAH
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Okinawa capital. : NAHA
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Surcingle. : BAND
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Gold Coast tribesman. : AKIM
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Single-foot. : GAIT
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Spinach. : POTHERB
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Places side by side. : APPOSES
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Base off N. Sumatra. : SABANG
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Friendly. : AMICAL
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Base on N. tip of Celebes. : MANADO
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Menu items. : STEAKS
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Middays. : NOONS
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City in central Poland. : LUBLIN
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Lily maid. : ELAINE
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Britain's famed air strategist. : TEDDER
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Obese. : PURSY
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Rotis. : ARTAL
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Mountain nymph. : OREAD
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Largest flying boat. : MARS
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Ruler. : TSAR
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Petitions. : BEGS
145
Statue. : ICON
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Marquis: Abbr. : MIS
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Plato, the Athenian ___. : BEE
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Rather than. : ERE
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Etruscan goddess. : UNI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 53 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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