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New York Times, Sunday, February 13, 1944

85-Down : Spartan bondmen.

Author:
Louis Shields
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 675 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 76
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 105
Across
1
Respond. : REACT
6
Largest western tributary of Volga. : OKA
9
Native of European democracy. : CZECH
14
Symbols of Egypt. : SCARABS
21
Port at mouth of Dvina. : ARCHANGEL
23
Capital of Tonkin. : HANOI
24
Seaport at foot of Mount Etna. : CATANIA
25
Champion of Italian unity (1807-82). : GARIBALDI
26
Subordinate. : UNDER
27
City on the Scheldt. : ANTWERP
28
Equal: Comb. form. : ISO
29
Colorado Indians. : UTES
30
Fine ___. : ARTS
31
Earthen pots. : OLLAS
33
Electrical unit. : REL
34
Protuberances. : NUBS
36
Corporal's guard. : FILE
37
Invention of Bronze Age. : WHEEL
38
Adore. : DOTE
39
Chalice. : GRAIL
41
Personal property. : GOODS
43
Seven bright stars in Ursa Major. : WAIN
44
Small spars. : SPRITS
46
Where St. Bernard Hospice is. : ETNA
47
Jap rations. : RICE
48
Strongest parts. : FORTES
50
Legislative bodies of Ukraine. : RADAS
51
Spatter. : SPLASH
53
Bird. : VIREO
54
Strategic city on the Dnieper. : KIEV
56
Custom: Latin. : MOS
59
Route. : LANE
60
Watches over. : TENDS
61
Anatomizes. : DISSECTS
65
Emote. : OVERACT
67
Shake. : PALSY
68
Mr. Marner. : SILAS
69
Hematite. : ORE
70
Part of joint in carpentry. : TENON
71
Spatial: Chem. : STERIC
73
Volcano in southwest Iceland. : HECLA
74
Cream cheese. : BRIE
75
Parts of automobile tires. : TREADS
77
Armorial bearing of deceased person. : HATCHMENT
79
Puts to flight. : CHASES
81
Moves slowly. : LAGS
82
Acidities. : ACORS
84
Canopied seat on elephant's back. : HOWDAH
86
Destroy. : ERASE
87
Greek letter. : ETA
88
One of the Brontë sisters. : EMILY
89
Shell coverings, made of waste paper. : CASES
90
Variety of amphibole. : EDENITE
92
Proxy. : DELEGATE
94
Cookie. : WAFER
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Excessive hyperbole: Slang. : BLAH
96
Legal point. : RES
97
North point, Isle of Man. : AYRE
98
Leporids. : HARES
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Denoting extent of warfare. : GLOBAL
101
Knave. : SCAMP
104
Abstracted. : STOLEN
106
Hard drawn. : TAUT
107
Excrescence. : WART
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Bottles. : CRUETS
112
Fills with fear. : AWES
113
Liturgies. : RITES
114
Plaintiffs. : SUERS
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Murines. : RATS
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Cathedral city on the Seine. : PARIS
119
Anchor holsters. : CATS
120
Induce. : DRAW
121
Central American tree. : EBO
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Attack. : BESET
123
Melange. : OLIO
124
Reticule. : ETUI
128
Biblical name. : EVI
129
Fund-raising campaigns. : APPEALS
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Quarry of the Flying Tigers. : ZEROS
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Important city on the Kuban. : KRASNODAR
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French river flowing into Rhine. : MOSELLE
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Flaring out. : EVASE
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Commander of U. S. Atlantic fleet. : INGERSOLL
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Fashioner. : STYLIST
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Breathing sounds. : RALES
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Footlike part. : PES
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Bases in Tunisian campaign. : OASES
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Fretting. : RAGING
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Obliteration. : ERASURE
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Tumbler. : ACROBAT
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Greek letter. : CHI
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Forbid. : TABU
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Eye. : OGLE
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Sheep ticks. : KEDS
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Oriental name. : ALI
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Peasants. : CHURLS
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One of the Ionian Islands. : ZANTE
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Wind-ups. : ENDS
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College of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. : COE
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Object of worship in Japan. : HIROHITO
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Reduce by paring. : SCALE
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Kiel, Caledonian, Welland, etc. : CANALS
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Siamese coins. : ATTS
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Abraded. : RAW
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Fluidless barometer. : ANEROID
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Ecclesiastic square cap. : BIRETTA
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Dry. : SAPLESS
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Rope dancer of India. : NAT
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Adjutant. : AIDE
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Unaspirated. : LENE
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Peccancies. : SINS
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Commander of British, French and U. S. Armies, 1918. : FOCH
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Articles. : WARES
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Yugoslav river 450 miles to Danube. : DRAVE
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Northern region of Norway, Sweden and Finland. : LAPLAND
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Subsidies. : GRANTS
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River of Belgium and France. : OISE
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Prolix. : WORDY
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Urgency. : PRESS
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Captured port of New Guinea, north of Huon gulf. : FINSCHHAFEN
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Ingenuity. : SKILL
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Varnish ingredient. : LAC
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Of a ship's sail. : VELIC
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Sir ___ Newton. : ISAAC
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Variegated. : MOTTLED
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Gormandized. : OVERATE
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St. Louis is its capital. : SENEGAL
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Fruit desserts. : TARTS
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Apothegms. : DICTA
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U. S. fighter plane. : CORSAIR
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Strategic port, northeast corner of Adriatic. : TRIESTE
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Asiatic partridges. : SEESEES
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Brown kiwis. : ROAS
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Man of the year, 1909. : PEARY
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Delegates. : SENDS
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Fulcrum pin. : THOLE
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Lumber cutter. : HEWER
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Stable. : BARN
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Philippine island. : SAMAR
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Younger son of Amram and Jochebed. : MOSES
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Makes a sound like an animal. : HEEHAWS
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Arraigns. : CITES
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Spartan bondmen. : HELOTS
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Site of recent conference. : EGYPT
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Feels concern. : CARES
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Flounder. : DAB
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American singer. : EAMES
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Where Cardiff is. : WALES
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___ Legion, Spanish soldiers in Nazi army. : BLUE
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Light cannon for high-angle fire. : HOWITZER
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Ship channels. : GATS
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Extol. : LAUD
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Roars. : SCREAMS
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Basketlike trap for certain crustaceans. : CRABPOT
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Necropsy. : AUTOPSY
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Common vetch. : TARE
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Yugoslav leader. : TITO
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Altar screen. : REREDOS
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Tambourine vibrant effect. : TRAVALE
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Short periods. : SPELLS
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Aggrandizes. : RAISES
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Moves in eddies. : SWIRLS
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Resource. : ASSET
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Niggardly. : CLOSE
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One of the Sunda Isles, Jap-held. : BALI
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Sonant. : ORAL
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Eagle. : ERNE
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Follows closely. : TAGS
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Exercise. : USE
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Jap girdle ornament. : INRO
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Anguillid. : EEL
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Miss Tanguay. : EVA
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Untanned calf-skin. : KIP
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Girl's name. : OSA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 72 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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