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New York Times, Sunday, February 27, 1944

Author:
James E. Kisner
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 88
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 107
Across
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B-25, used by Doolittle over Tokyo. : MITCHELL
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Radio songstress. : SHORE
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Location of major U. S. Army proving grounds. : ABERDEEN
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Recent signer of lend-lease pact with U. S. : ETHIOPIA
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Island in Malay Archipelago. : TIMOR
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Patrol-bomber, helped sink the Bismarck. : CATALINA
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Greek letter. : RHO
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Noted authority on etiquette. : POST
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Grape conserve. : UVATE
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Inkling. : HINT
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The constellation Aries. : RAM
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Auricles. : EARS
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Lancers. : SPEARERS
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Shoe-making operation. : RELAST
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Symbol for German plane. : ME
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Scenic view. : SCAPE
39
Blockbusters: Slang. : EGGS
40
Gets up. : RISES
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Co-inventor of cordite (1827-1902). : ABEL
43
Bitter poisonous alkaloid. : TAXIN
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Ginglymus joint. : KNEE
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Profound sleep. : SOPOR
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Ship's temporary cross-timber. : SPALE
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Dog: Greek comb. form. : CYNO
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German physicist: 1845-1923. : ROENTGEN
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Flings. : TOSSES
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Tavern. : TAPHOUSE
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Closer. : NEARER
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Lessees. : RENTERS
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To the Sheltered side. : ALEE
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Goddess of navigation, sixth century Rome. : ISIS
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Prevaricator. : LIAR
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Man's name. : SERGE
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Helpful food for night fliers. : CARROT
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Suitable to a duchess' husband. : DUKELY
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Contend. : COPE
69
Syncopated melody: Colloq. : RAG
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Far Eastern authority. : ABEND
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New arrival. : COMER
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Swiss commune. : MORAT
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Crisp cookie. : SNAP
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Stigmatic point of mango fruit. : NAK
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Pertaining to feasting. : EPULARY
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Black Irish cattle. : KERRIES
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Owing. : DUE
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Pilot of "Fresh Air Taxicab." : AMOS
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Roosevelt's daughter. : ALICE
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Bespeak. : UTTER
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Directors. : HEADS
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Likely. : APT
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Jap sound indicating politeness. : SISS
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Tilt. : CAREEN
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Soldier's bullet deflector. : HELMET
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Famed English racecourse. : EPSOM
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Teia ___, Jap exchange ship. : MARU
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Nautical wire rope. : STAY
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Top of the head. : PATE
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Burmese river, 1,750 miles to Gulf of Martaban. : SALWEEN
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Swamp, : MORASS
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Predestiner. : ORDAINER
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Catholic Armenians. : UNIATS
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Bombed war-factory city in the Ruhr. : DORTMUND
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Senator from New York. : MEAD
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Put away. : STORE
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River flowing past Verdun. : MEUSE
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Atmospheric. : AIRY
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Large beans. : LIMAS
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Be undecided. : PEND
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Failing in duty. : LAPSE
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Examine. : OGLE
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Barrel side. : STAVE
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Parenthetical sound. : ER
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Wine from Jerez, Spain. : SHERRY
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Legerdemainists. : JUGGLERS
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Geraint's patient wife. : ENID
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Opposite of tabu, in Hawaii. : NOA
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Perry's battle site, 1813. : ERIE
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Student. : PUPIL
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Plunder. : LOOT
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Game. : TAG
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South Pacific base. : SOLOMONS
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Over. : ABOVE
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Rough calculation. : ESTIMATE
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Ornaments with raised work. : EMBOSSES
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Decreased. : WANED
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Loathes. : DESPISES
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Barest. : MEREST
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Seat of Cornell University. : ITHACA
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Part of body below the neck. : THORAX
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Roman 101. : CI
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Hedge-___ : HOP
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Epic poetry. : EPOS
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Speak falteringly. : LISP
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Mediterranean vessel. : LATEEN
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Origin of Russian caviar. : STURGEON
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Busy places. : HIVES
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Lieut. Gen. ___ Bradley. : OMAR
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Putrefies. : ROTS
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Before. : ERE
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American inventor of carborundum. : ACHESON
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Useful utensil in a rubber boat. : BAILER
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Heating devices. : ETNAS
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Hair pads. : RATS
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Roman 550. : DL
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Norse goddess of healing. : EIR
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Painter. : ENAMELER
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Indescribable. : NAMELESS
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Saar basin battle-site, Aug. 6, 1870. : SPICHERN
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Maturer. : AGER
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Mellower. : RIPER
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Bartenders. : TAPSTERS
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Greek goddess of war. : ENYO
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O. K., in pilot's slang. : ROGER
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Bomber's operational point. : BASE
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1.5 to 3 miles, in India. : KOSS
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Deviate. : STRAY
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"___ of Bernadette." : SONG
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Night: Fr. : NUIT
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Lamprey fishing area. : EELERY
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Fasten. : NAIL
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Cylindrical. : TERETE
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Guatemalan volcano near Mexican border. : TACANA
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Giant U. S. battleship. : ALABAMA
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Village on Crimean isthmus, where trap was sprung. : PEREKOP
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Belief in ghosts. : EIDOLISM
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Mend. : REPAIR
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Laurels. : SUMACS
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City on Bay of Naples. : SORRENTO
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Pindaric ___. : ODE
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Literally, read: Bib. : KERE
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Former Spanish Legislature. : CORTES
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Island group 300 miles southwest of Rangoon. : ANDAMAN
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Third Sunday of Advent. : GAUDETE
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Island north of Palawan of the Calamian group. : CULION
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Deal out. : METE
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Worry. : PESTER
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Military permits. : PASSES
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Saburo ___, guest of Hull, Nov. 26, 1941. : KURUSU
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Female. : SHE
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Ships' culinary chiefs. : STEWARDS
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Sodium zirconium silicate. : ELPIDITE
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Bill of fare. : CARTE
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Ancient country from Lebanon Mountains to beyond Euphrates. : ARAM
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___ Park. : HYDE
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Man's nickname. : PETE
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Ridiculed inventor (1791-1872). : MORSE
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Marshall's men. : ARMY
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Mental uncertainty. : SUSPENSE
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Vestibule. : ANTEROOM
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M. G. M.'s mascot. : LION
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Resembling a small animal. : MOUSY
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Markedly uneven. : SNAGGLED
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Indian mulberries. : AALS
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Discourage. : DEPRESS
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Pickle herb. : DILL
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"First on land, sea and air." : MARINE
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Staggered. : REELED
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Shawls. : MANTAS
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Fly. : AVIATE
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Grasslike herbs. : SEDGES
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Nazi-held island south of Smyrna, Turkey. : LEROS
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Gothic arch. : OGIVE
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Surrounds. : HEMS
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River in Somaliland, 1,000 miles to Indian Ocean. : JUBA
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On top. : UPON
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___ Bampton, operatic star. : ROSE
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Topers. : SOTS
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Baptismal gown. : ALB
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Strike wildly with hands. : PAW
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Dumping-ground. : TIP
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Hawaiian bird. : OO
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Musical note. : MI

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 74 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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