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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, February 28, 1943

Author:
Bert Storey
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 180, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 4.93, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 87
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 55
Across
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U. S. manpower chief. : MCNUTT
7
Tool. : DUPE
11
Othello's villainous ensign. : IAGO
15
Strategic city on the Don. : ROSTOV
21
Peninsular area bordering Iraq. : ARABIA
22
Allied "ground force" commander. : ALEXANDER
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Turkish capital. : ANKARA
25
Birthplace of Hitlerism. : MUNICH
26
Franco's Mediterranean Air and Naval base. : BARCELONA
27
Recently bombed capital of Cochin China. : SAIGON
28
Egyptian god. : MIN
29
Osculate. : KISS
31
One of earliest rationed items. : TIRE
32
Bar of a soap frame. : SESS
34
Ancient Persian "wise men." : MAGI
35
Subglacial sand ridges. : ASAR
37
Girl's nickname. : NITA
39
The grivet monkey. : TOTA
41
"Laugh then at any but fools or ___."—Pope. : FOES
43
Rent. : LET
44
European dormouse. : LEROT
46
Assistant Secretary of State. : BERLE
48
Regional source of Nazi coal and iron. : SAAR
50
Prized African wood. : EBONY
52
Social circle. : COTERIE
54
Public disturbance. : STIR
56
Russian city in Black Earth area. : OREL
58
A gabbling goose. : CACKLER
61
Author of "Sorrell and Son." : DEEPING
63
West African river. : SENEGAL
67
Cigar residue. : ASH
68
Deposited. : LAID
70
Land of the White Elephant. : SIAM
71
Pertaining to the ear. : OTIC
73
Papuan town wrested from Nipponese. : BUNA
74
Bunch of bananas. : STEM
76
U. S. Secretary of Interior (1913–20). : LANE
78
Grecian portico. : STOA
80
Secondhand. : USED
82
Babylonian sky god. : ANU
83
Wild female buffalo of India. : ARNEE
85
Wall recess for statues. : NICHE
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"Sweet ___ of Avon."—Jonson. : SWAN
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Pertaining to the seventh. : SEPTAN
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Texas shrub or tree. : ANAMA
93
Ireland. : ERIN
94
Pueblo Indian. : HOPI
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Food similar to tapioca. : SALEP
96
Performed at the Ice Follies. : SKATED
97
Military offensive. : PUSH
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Feminine name. : ELISA
100
Report that aids the Axis. : RUMOR
102
Common Asian gazelle. : AHU
103
Family. : RACE
105
Disrupted. : TORN
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Threshold. : SILL
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A lively celebration. : GALA
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Valley. : DALE
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Nocturnal lemur. : LORI
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Arose from slumber. : WOKE
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Eagerly expecting. : ATIP
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A fairy fort. : LIS
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Toronto-governed Canadian province. : ONTARIO
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Italian fort city on Po River. : CREMONA
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Mythical one-eyed man of Scythia. : ARIMASP
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Volplane. : SOAR
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Officially, Ireland. : EIRE
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One of biblical three thrown into fiery furnace. : SIDRACH
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Worn out. : JADED
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Part of a pedestal. : DADO
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Of wax. : CERAL
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Former Asian kingdom taken by Japs. : KOREA
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The self. : EGO
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Britain's Foreign Minister. : EDEN
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Begone! : SHOO
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Ogling person. : EYER
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Miserable wretch. : WORM
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African river, 500 miles to Indian Ocean. : TANA
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Vital war necessity. : IRON
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Inspired with reverence. : AWED
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Sojourn. : STAY
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Old Jap province on Honshu island. : OMI
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Resembling a pillar. : STELAR
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Co-signer of Atlantic Charter. : ROOSEVELT
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Bottled European sea. : BALTIC
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Clothing. : ATTIRE
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Allied nation. : AUSTRALIA
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Insane: Fr. : ALIENE
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Military assemblage for roll call. : MUSTER
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Joint. : KNEE
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Glassware annealing oven. : LEER
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"The smell of grain or ___ grass."—Milton. : TEDDED
Down
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Milk-fed animal. : MAMMAL
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Casual trip, as by sea. : CRUISE
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Babylonian moon-god of Ur. : NANNAR
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Where: Lat. : UBI
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Moment. : TICK
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The ground pulp of sesame seeds. : TAHIN
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An unskilled hand: Colloq. : DABSTER
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The gums: Anat. : ULA
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Lively. : PERT
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Stimulate. : EXCITE
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Creek. : INLET
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Fuss. : ADO
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The clan of Roman History. : GENS
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Iceland's highest mountain. : ORAEFA
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Javanese tree-climbing civet. : RASSE
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Fuegian Indian. : ONA
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Ricochet. : SKIM
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Native of Luzon. : TAGALO
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Region of mountain-making disturbance: Geol. : OROGEN
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Conceit. : VANITY
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Aircraft. : AERO
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Russian. : SIBERIAN
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A woman's club. : SOROSIS
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The foundation of Gibraltar. : ROCK
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Barren. : ARID
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Hindu month. : ASIN
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Visible. : SEEN
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Long-distance telephone charge. : TOLL
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Emptings. : LEES
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Ship of the Golden Fleece seekers. : ARGO
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Water bubble. : BLEB
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River duck. : TEAL
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Young oyster. : SPAT
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Famous Red general. : TIMOSHENKO
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Short intermission. : RECESS
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Italian house. : CASA
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Red city in Lower Volga region. : ASTRAKHAN
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U. S. Air Chief in China. : CHENNAULT
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Allied commander in North Africa. : EISENHOWER
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Central American country. : GUATEMALA
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U. S. Naval Academy. : ANNAPOLIS
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Potter's sieve. : LAUN
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Important Russian river. : DNIEPER
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Current North African battleground. : TUNISIA
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Scarce item of food. : MEAT
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Unbleached. : ECRU
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Unofficial military vacation. : AWOL
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Precious. : DEAR
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Cuchulainn's wife. : EMER
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Exclamation enjoining attention. : HIST
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Sacred Egyptian bull. : APIS
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Stopper. : PLUG
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Gulf off South Turkey, now Antalya. : ADALIA
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Jap island noted for its gold mines. : SADO
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Small sacrificial stand. : ALTARLET
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Grater. : RASP
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Adjust. : COORDER
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Axis capital. : ROME
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5c. in Rome. : LIRA
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Comfort. : EASE
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Glacé. : ICED
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Else: Scot. : ENSE
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Choice. : PICK
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Traveled on horseback. : RODE
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President of Chile. : RIOS
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Tributary of Aisne River. : AIRE
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Indian town near Indore. : MHOW
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Luminary seen in morning. : DAYSTAR
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Ship goods washed ashore. : JETSAM
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Strategic Aleutian island. : AGATTU
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Vital area of Russia, capital Stalino. : DONETS
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Arctic sweater-like jacket. : ANORAK
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Of the same age. : COEVAL
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Firmly implanted. : ROOTED
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Valuable fur. : ERMINE
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Wearing a priestly scarf. : AMICED
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More terrible. : DIRER
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Speed. : HASTE
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Debtor. : OWER
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Important Moroccan seaport. : RABAT
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Dismounted. : ALIT
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Part of speech. : NOUN
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Printer's omission mark. : DELE
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Famed Eastern college. : YALE
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Exist. : ARE
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A simple sugar. : OSE
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D. N. B. report. : LIE
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Cover. : LID

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 78 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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