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New York Times, Sunday, February 21, 1943

Author:
I. Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 652 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 96
Isaac Kert has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 134-Across clue had "Postoffice"; changed to "Post office."

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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 54
Across
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Cemetery of French fleet. : TOULON
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Naval force. : FLEET
12
Sank. : SCUTTLED
20
Where Oran is. : ALGERIA
22
Founder of Texas (1793-1836). : AUSTIN
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Born 1901, became emperor 1926. : HIROHITO
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Recounted. : RELATED
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City on Lake Michigan. : RACINE
27
Island county in Wales. : ANGLESEY
28
Cebine monkey. : SAI
29
Strike-breaker. : SCAB
31
Bishop of New York (1835-1908). : POTTER
33
Coagulate. : GEL
34
Prior to: prefix. : PRE
35
Indians. : UTES
37
Obliteration. : ERASURE
39
Transactions. : DEALS
41
Founder of American colony. : PENN
42
Town in Greece. : SERES
44
Shore-bird. : STILT
45
Portion. : SLICE
46
A-shaped vehicles for skidding logs. : TODES
47
Complicated fabrication. : WEB
49
Anglo-Saxon money of account. : ORA
50
Essay. : THEME
51
Exist. : ARE
52
Blood-money, in Early Scots Law. : CRO
55
Nellie Tayloe Ross's headache. : COINS
57
Yellowish volcanic earth. : TRASS
58
U. S. Secretary of War : STIMSON
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Poor ___ Almanack. : RICHARDS
64
Rightful future recipients. : HEIRS
65
Viennese fine gold cloth. : BALASTRE
66
Geographical division of islands in South Pacific. : OCEANIA
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Irene ___, singing screen star. : DUNNE
68
Jars. : OLLAS
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Self. : EGO
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Recites musically. : CHANTS
71
French name for North African colony. : MAROC
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"If I have done ___, impute it not."—Addison. : AMISS
73
Indian title of respect. : MIAN
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Son of Seth who lived 905 years. : ENOS
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Black Sea port at mouth of Kuban. : NOVOROSSISK
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Nobel prize winner, 1929. : MANN
78
152. : CLII
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Small finch. : SERIN
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Spars. : MASTS
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Injurer. : MAIMER
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River island. : AIT
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"How the heavens and earth rose out of ___."—Milton. : CHAOS
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River of Virginia, 450 miles to Chesapeake Bay. : JAMES
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Tropicopolitan fish. : CORNETA
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Utensils for boiling. : SEETHERS
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Slave. : HELOT
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Musical farce. : BURLETTA
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Members of Britain's 8th Army. : AUSSIES
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Chosen. : COREA
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Human trunk. : TORSO
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Letter of alphabet. : ZED
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County in Denmark. : AMT
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British statesman. : HOARE
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Brazilian title. : DOM
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Sheep. : EWE
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Army chaplain. : PADRE
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Dot. : DOWRY
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Besmears. : DAUBS
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___ Unis. : ETATS
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Principal goddess of Egyptian mythology. : ISIS
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Bound with adhesive. : TAPED
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Sidi ___, strategic North African port. : BARRANI
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Oriental nurse. : AMAH
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"The fair, the chaste, the unexpressive ___."—As You Like It. : SHE
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Part of a wheel. : RIM
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River in West England, 210 miles to Bristol Channel. : SEVERN
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Christmas. : YULE
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Previously. : ERE
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Deposed king of Spain. : ALPHONSO
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Irritated. : ROILED
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Bombed city in Tunisia. : BIZERTE
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Famous Corsican. : NAPOLEON
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Honeyed. : SUGARY
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Mohammedan who fought against the Crusaders. : SARACEN
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Spanish discoverer of Amazon River (1500-1549). : ORELLANA
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"Chance is a word devoid of ___."—Voltaire. : SENSE
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Post office implements. : DATERS
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Birthplace of St. Paul. : TARSUS
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Salt of oleic acid. : OLEATE
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More unsightly. : UGLIER
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Meadow. : LEA
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Morsels. : ORTS
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Relative. : NIECE
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Long. : FAR
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Headstream of the Congo River. : LUAPULA
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Convoy. : ESCORT
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Eaglestone. : ETITE
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Color. : TINT
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Wild sheep of India. : SHA
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Girth or belt. : CINGLE
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"Hope ever ___ on."—Tibullus. : URGES
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Tax. : TOLL
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Article. : THE
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Spoke imperfectly. : LISPED
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Everlasting: poet. : ETERNE
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Deans: Fr. : DOYENS
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Hebrew months. : ADARS
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Not required. : NEEDLESS
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Wands. : BATONS
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Where kings of France were crowned. : REIMS
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Suture. : SEW
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Gentlemen. : SIRS
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Aviator. : ACE
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Metrical compositions. : POEMS
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Straight lines cutting a curve. : SECANTS
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"Light is the task when many ___ the toil."—Homer. : SHARE
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The old German Empire, regarded as a triplicity. : TRIAS
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Pushkin's hero. : BORIS
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Naval station in Northeast Ceylon. : TRINCOMALEE
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Mountains in Northern Africa. : ATLAS
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Mugger's humorous name. : CROC
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French battleship at Dakar. : RICHELIEU
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Mother Carey's chickens. : OCEANITES
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Mrs. Eddie Cantor. : IDA
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Male voice. : TENOR
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Railroad center southeast of Rostov. : SALSK
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American inventor born in Germany (1865-1923). : STEINMETZ
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Large accordion. : ORGANETTE
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Sign prohibited by dimout. : NEON
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Capital of Indo-China. : HANOI
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One of the Great Lakes. : HURON
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American general, Chief of Staff in 1917. : BLISS
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Director of OWI. : DAVIS
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Overlooks. : OMITS
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Malayans. : MOROS
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Property item. : ASSET
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The Lumber State. : MAINE
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Approaches. : NEARS
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Group of islands in Southwest Pacific. : SAMOA
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English dramatist, author of "Dr. Faustus" (1564-1593). : MARLOWE
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Italian house. : CASA
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Superficial expanse. : SHEET
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American artist and inventor (1791-1872). : MORSE
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South African legislative assembly. : RAAD
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"As some soft ___ had stroked the air."—Johnson. : CHIME
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German soldier. : JERRY
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Worthless fellow. : CUR
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Former rulers. : TSARS
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Ration law violators. : HOARDERS
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Chief seaport of Western India. : BOMBAY
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Seaport on Isle of Wight. : COWES
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Circuit. : TOUR
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Airplane flight. : HOP
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Menders. : DARNERS
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Italian sculptor (1220?-1278). : PISANO
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Masonwork of squared stones. : ASHLAR
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Scene of raid by Canadians. : DIEPPE
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Small plum. : DAMSON
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Former French Minister. : DARLAN
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Slights. : SNUBS
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Fine. : AMERCE
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More acidulous. : TARTER
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Glosses. : SHEENS
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Moth. : TINEA
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Wool-colored. : BEIGE
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Poem by Homer. : ILIAD
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Revolve. : ROLL
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You: French. : VOUS
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Book of the Old Testament. : EZRA
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Whole: comb. form. : HOL
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South American Indian. : ONA
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Tinge. : DYE
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"He was a bold man that first ___ an oyster."—Swift. : EAT

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 85 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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