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WITH WORDS THE WORLD OVER

New York Times, Sunday, February 4, 1945

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 649 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 76
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Quote in 99-Across clue was split into six lines in the original, probably to fit the column, but online source indicates there are only two lines, with break appearing where the slash mark (which was not in the original) appears.

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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 156
Across
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War of attrition. : BOMBING
8
Onset. : ATTACK
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Expanding. : GROWING
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Tenement yard. : AREAWAY
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Toil. : TRAVAIL
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Rhea family, ostriches. : RHEIDAE
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Gov. Griswold's capital. : LINCOLN
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Italian village, ancient symbol of humiliation. : CANOSSA
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Dail ___, Eire's lower house. : EIREANN
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Was chief. : LED
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Candle. : DIP
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___ accompli. : FAIT
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Snake charmer's clarinet. : BEEN
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Padlocked. : SHUT
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Again. : ANEW
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The new republic. : ICELAND
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Armies. : FORCES
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Former province, central Honshu. : OMI
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Subway standee's standby. : STRAP
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Met in Milan. : SCALA
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Indefinable somethings. : AURAE
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Asahel in Douai version. : ASAEL
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Took on a shakedown cruise. : TESTED
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Is first to attack. : AGGRESSES
52
Backbones: Anat. : SPINAE
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Mr. Tutt. : TRAIN
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Lighter. : AIRIER
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Author unknown. : ANON
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I love: Latin. : AMO
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Nourished. : FED
61
Late sage of Paducah. : IRVIN
62
Isle invaded by MacArthur. : SAMAR
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Harden. : CONDITION
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Eye: Fr. : OEIL
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Fiber-cluster in wool. : NEP
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Okay as it was. : STET
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Three of a kind. : TRIAD
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Disadvantages. : ODDS
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Strategists. : SNARERS
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Counterweight for the container. : TARE
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Novice. : ROOKY
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Funny faces. : MOUES
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Bass note by Guido. : ELAMI
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Mazo de la Roche scene. : JALNA
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Where St. Bernard hospice is. : ETNA
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Vegetable. : PARSNIP
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Auditory. : OTIC
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Believer in God's oneness. : ARIAN
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Irish tenant. : SAER
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Corroded. : ATE
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French girl friend. : AMIE
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Without a keel: Zool. : ECARINATE
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Be in session. : SIT
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Grates. : GRIDS
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"Achilles' wrath, to Greece the direful spring/Of woes unnumber'd, heavenly goddess, sing!" : ILIAD
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Naught. : NIL
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Eddie. : NED
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Mr. Johnson. : ERIC
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Least ruddy. : PALEST
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Got an edge on. : HONED
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Lively Bohemian dances. : POLKAS
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AWOL. : CIGARETTE
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Scraping tool. : GRATER
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British Burma victory. : AKYAB
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Stern old schoolmaster. : CANER
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Much-bombed phosphate isle. : NAURU
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Zestless. : STALE
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Confining force: Colloq. : LID
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Urgency. : STRESS
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Jap island on the Inland Sea. : SHIKOKU
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Top skyfighters. : ACES
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Indigo. : ANIL
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Byron's friend (1784–1859). : HUNT
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Founded by Henry VI about 1440. : ETON
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Man's nickname. : NAT
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Siamese. : TAI
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Sprinkled. : WATERED
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Gifted. : ENDOWED
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Lamenting. : SIGHING
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Fearfully grand. : AWESOME
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Sealery. : ROOKERY
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Military formation on an angle. : ECHELON
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More vicious. : NASTIER
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Emerge from water. : EMERSE
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Boats spreading canvas. : SAILERS
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Steady. : BALLAST
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Cuba's easternmost province. : ORIENTE
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Fixers. : MENDERS
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Vat. : BAC
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Volcano isle, bomber target. : IWO
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Nita ___, silent screen actress. : NALDI
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Knowledge concerning women. : GYNICS
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U. S. military airline. : ATC
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Spanish cape, N. W. of Gibraltar. : TRAFALGAR
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Madagascar capital. : TANANARIVO
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Sidestep. : AVOID
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Dramatis personae. : CAST
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Ti palms. : KIS
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Unhappy land. : GREECE
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River of blood. : RHINE
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Above: Poetic. : OER
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Y's. : WIES
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Sun Valley native. : IDAHOAN
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Northernmost Ellice I. : NANUMEA
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Crack U. S. ace. : GENTILE
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Heavy workers. : LABORERS
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Hickory. : PECAN
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Times. : ERAS
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Inventor of the governor (1736–1819). : WATT
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Delay between news and report. : LAG
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Unite. : FUSE
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Flavor. : SAPOR
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Treachery. : PERFIDY
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Ridiculous. : ASININE
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Moral error. : SIN
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North-shore town of Luzon. : DAET
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Lake Indians. : ERIES
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Sinecures. : SNAPS
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Colloquial. : IDIOMATIC
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A Yank in Mexico. : AMERICANO
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Mummer in skirts. : ACTRESS
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Airport off Halmahera. : MOROTAI
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Small vegetable. : ONIONET
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Kashmir's river. : INDUS
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Lifeless. : ANEMIC
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Heartbreak front. : ITALIAN
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Spice island. : TERNATE
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Lined a well. : STEANED
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Capital of French W. Africa. : DAKAR
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Fragrant. : ODORED
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French composer of Spanish symphony. : LALO
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Shetlands starling. : STARN
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Town of great bridge over the Zambezi. : SENA
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Ranked. : RATED
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Alike. : SIMILAR
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Keepers. : JAILERS
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SHAEF headquarters. : PARIS
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Heaper. : PILER
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Maker of momentous decisions. : EISENHOWER
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Cordon. : RING
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Seizes. : GRABS
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Lady in waiting. : SPINSTER
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Achievers. : ATTAINERS
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Provisional prefix for chemical element. : EKA
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Lincoln, man of the ___. : AGES
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Water bird. : HERON
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Facts. : DATA
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Western isle of Philippines. : PALAWAN
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Largest Ryukyu isle. : OKINAWA
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Touchstones. : LYDITES
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French invasion town. : CAEN
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Took: Dial. : TUK
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Tangible. : TACTILE
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Mother of Richard Coeur de Lion. : ELEANOR
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Quits. : RESIGNS
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Less refined. : CRUDER
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Decrees. : UKASES
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Topic. : THEME
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Feed the flames. : STOKE
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City on the Mohawk. : UTICA
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For fear that. : LEST
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Esau. : EDOM
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Isle of Kwajalein atoll. : ROI
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Biblical sailor, Douai version. : NOE
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Change color. : DYE
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Melted butter used in India. : GHI
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Norse queen of underworld. : HEL

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 65 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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