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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, February 14, 1943

Author:
C. Hartley Mills
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 691 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 121
C. Hartley Mills has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 53
Across
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Springs. : LEAPS
6
Port on Shatt al Arab, Iraq. : BASRA
11
Auto trim. : CHROME
17
Women's flying unit. : WAFS
21
Lake near Leningrad. : ILMEN
22
Russian river, tributary of the Donets. : OSKOL
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Commando. : RAIDER
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Al ___, wall between heaven and hell in the Koran. : ARAF
25
Roman pound. : LIBRA
26
Vital war workers. : SHIPBUILDERS
28
Festive. : GALA
29
Fat: comb. form. : ADIP
30
Mother's brother. : UNCLE
31
Pressing machine for hay, cotton, etc. : BALER
32
Part of the body. : THORAX
34
Chinese. : CELESTIAL
36
Section of a wall. : PANEL
37
___ Stanley Mountains. : OWEN
38
Mountains of Central China, ___ Shan. : THIAN
39
Bluish-white metalic element. : ZINC
40
Subtly fallacious reasoning. : SOPHISTRY
45
Form of worship. : RITUAL
48
Drank: colloq. : SWIGGED
51
Whirl. : SPIN
52
Female ruff. : REE
53
Abashed. : ASHAMED
55
Pueblo Indian. : HOPI
56
Exemplar. : IDEAL
58
Sibilant sound. : HISS
59
He said, "Beauty is truth, truth beauty." : KEATS
60
River, 820 miles into North Sea. : RHINE
62
Ellipsoidal. : OVAL
63
Judicial writ of execution. : ELEGIT
65
Sea eagle. : ERNE
66
French commune. : LOOS
67
Gaseous body of stellar substance. : NEBULA
69
Wear away. : ERODE
70
Ten: comb. form. : DEK
71
Turns. : PIVOTS
73
Glade. : VALE
74
Purer. : CLEANER
76
Long tirade. : SCREED
78
Crash: aviator's slang. : PRANG
80
Ancient Jewish quarter. : GHETTO
81
Seat of French Imperial Council in Africa. : ALGIERS
83
Governor General of Philippines, 1921-27. : WOOD
84
English milk pails. : ESHINS
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Bad: comb. form. : MAL
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Cathedral city in France. : REIMS
90
Tap. : FAUCET
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750-mile river of Siberia. : YANA
93
Jap fighter plane. : ZERO
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Review. : REVISE
96
Morsels. : ORTS
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Mountain range in Utah. : UINTA
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39.37 inches. : METER
100
Commune of Brindisi Province, Italy. : ORIA
101
Scandinavian. : NORSE
103
Arm bone: comb. form. : ULNO
104
Struck with a lance. : SPEARED
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Fifty cents in Japan. : YEN
107
Eager. : AGOG
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Water wheel. : DANAIDE
111
Chemical radical from garlic and mustard. : ALLYLS
112
Systematizes. : ORGANIZES
115
Tributary of Moksha River, Black Earth region. : TSNA
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Ancient: comb. form. : PALEO
118
Past. : GONE
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Inscribed. : WROTE
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Soldiers quartered in private homes. : BILLETERS
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Colorless liquid from petroleum. : OCTANE
128
Mussolini's understudy. : CIANO
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Miss Dinsmore. : ELSIE
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Persia since 1935. : IRAN
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Food fish. : SHAD
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Freedom. : EMANCIPATION
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Ancient leather shields. : SCUTA
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Health: comb. form. : SANI
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East Indian cereal grass. : RAGGEE
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Round hand, in printing. : RONDE
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Court officer in Scotland. : MACER
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Hebrew month. : ADAR
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Manages. : STEERS
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South American mountain range. : ANDES
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He rode in the jeep with Roosevelt. : CLARK
Down
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Flowering plant. : LILAC
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Slide over. : ELIDE
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Island of Lubang group, Philippines. : AMBIL
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Preserve from extinction. : PERPETUATE
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Himalayan sheep. : SNA
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Part of Yugoslavia. : BOSNIA
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Depth bombs: Navy slang. : ASHCANS
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Aptitude. : SKILL
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Lasso. : ROPE
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Vestment. : ALB
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Fine line fastened to hawk's leash. : CRIANCE
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University city near Leipzig. : HALLE
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Side curtains of an altar. : RIDELS
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German river, 522 miles into Baltic Sea. : ODER
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The sea: comb. form. : MER
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Former. : ERSTWHILE
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Vehicles. : WAGONS
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Sandarac tree. : ARAR
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F.D.R.'s Scottie. : FALA
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Seaport on Gulf of Gabes. : SFAX
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River in Central Africa. : UBANGI
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Useful. : UTILE
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Exclamation of inquiry. : HEIN
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Humbugs. : SHAMS
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Abode of an animal. : PIGPEN
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Silesian river. : OPPA
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Mountain in Palestine. : ZION
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Venetian medal under the Doges. : OSELA
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Branch of mathematics. : TRIGONOMETRY
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Dwell. : RESIDE
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The day before: poet. : YESTER
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Enfiladed. : RAKED
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150-mile tributary of the Rhone. : ISERE
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American holiday celebrated in England. : THANKSGIVING
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Card game. : WHIST
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Publish. : DIVULGE
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Herds. : DROVES
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River valley. : DALE
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City in Northwest Afghanistan. : HERAT
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British battle cruiser sunk by the Bismarck. : HOOD
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Seaport in Argyll, Scotland. : OBAN
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Lists of candidates in Scotland. : LEETS
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One who is prostrate. : LIER
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Shun. : EVADE
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Squeeze. : PRESS
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Jetted. : SPOUTED
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Porcelains. : CHINAS
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3,114-mile river of Siberia. : LENA
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Band around shaft of a column: Var. : CIMIA
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Mythical birds. : ROCS
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Mountain pass in India. : GHAT
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Dry gully carved by water. : ARROYO
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Ogler. : LEERER
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Combats. : WARS
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Church council. : SYNOD
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Whirling. : AREEL
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Supreme court of appeal in Great Britain. : LORDS
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Valley ___. : FORGE
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Louisiana college. : TULANE
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Fanatically devoted. : ZEALOTICAL
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Bridge builders. : ENGINEERS
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Cetacean of the Amazon. : INIA
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Skirmish. : MELEE
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Exude. : OOZE
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Open. : UNSTOP
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Six balls employed as heraldic bearing by the Medici. : PALLE
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Soon. : ANON
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Weak accents on syllables. : ATONIES
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Incident. : EPISODE
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Seaport in Morocco. : AGADIR
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Hammer. : SWINGE
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Falls into line. : ALINES
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Snake. : RACER
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Screen. : BLIND
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Caterpillar. : ERUCA
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Assessor. : RATER
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Lewis Carroll's nonsense creature. : SNARK
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Mountain in Greece. : OSSA
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Lake in North Africa. : CHAD
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Source of the Blue Nile. : TANA
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Enclosure. : CAGE
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English school. : ETON
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Floor covering. : MAT
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Macaw. : ARA
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Printer's direction; small capitals. : SMC

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 107 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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