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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, February 7, 1943

Author:
Willard N. Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 663 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 105
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 52
Across
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Friendly neighbor. : VENEZUELA
10
Holy Mother of Russians. : MOSCOW
16
Major Jap base on New Britain. : RABAUL
22
Commander of British forces in Middle East. : ALEXANDER
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Turkish capital. : ANKARA
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Our strategic northern outpost. : ALASKA
25
Translucence. : LIMPIDITY
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Exquisitely tasteful. : DAINTY
27
Be on one's guard. : BEWARE
28
Stout Japanese herb. : UDO
29
Spider's web. : NET
30
Proverbial sayings. : ADAGES
32
Jap-held Asian kingdom. : SIAM
34
Wood used by carvers in India. : DAR
35
Emanation. : AURA
37
A political color. : RED
39
Maturing agent. : AGER
40
Girl: Australia. : BINT
41
Mine entrance. : ADIT
42
Journey on foot. : TRAMP
44
Price of ten war stamps. : DOLLAR
46
Commander of the U. S. Second Air Force. : OLDS
47
Vital Allied-held Papuan bay. : MILNE
48
Place for catching congers. : EELERY
50
Annoys by petty fault finding. : NAGS
51
Drug-yielding plant. : ALOE
52
Thickened soups. : PUREES
53
Sturgeon eggs. : ROES
55
Vast Allied-Jap naval arena. : PACIFIC
57
Brazilian estuary and seaport. : PARA
58
Sec. Knox's responsibility. : NAVY
61
Soldier of Timoshenko. : RUSS
63
Ship carrying "Golden Fleece" hunters. : ARGO
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Christian appellation. : FORENAME
68
Palm leaf: var. : OLA
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Second. : ABET
70
Minor Malayan pewter coin. : TRAH
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Whined. : PULED
72
Hindu goddess personifying speech. : VAC
73
Capital of Madagascar. : TANANARIVE
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Officer in charge of table linen. : NAPERER
78
Friendly neighbor. : PERU
79
Better or correct. : AMEND
80
Variable star. : MIRA
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One of the Weird Sisters. : NORN
83
Layer of the skin. : DERMA
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"Actions ___ discover man."—Pope. : BEST
85
Hitler's secret terrorist gang. : GESTAPO
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Scene of the "Red Verdun." : STALINGRAD
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Fleur-de-___. : LIS
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U. S. Pacific island. : SAMOA
93
Polish unit of length, 4.72 yds. : PRET
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A slope or bevel. : CANT
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Nigerian Negro people. : ARO
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Statute or decree. : ENACTION
99
Mountains located in Kirghiz. : ALAI
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"With fern beneath to ___ the bitter cold."—Dryden. : FEND
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Winglike. : ALAR
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Cabinet member. : HULL
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Pertaining to marriage. : SPONSAL
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Part of a radio. : DIAL
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Lustrous. : SATINY
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Woody fiber used in rope making. : BAST
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Arabian military commander. : EMIR
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Imitative actions of mimics. : APISMS
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Hypothetical structural unit: Biol. : IDANT
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"___ is lord of truth and loyalty."—Spenser. : LOVE
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Maternal relatives. : ENATES
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Booby. : IDIOT
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Cold Adriatic wind. : BORA
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Arrived. : CAME
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Nazi industrial center. : RUHR
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Drinking cup with two or more handles. : TYG
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Old Roman handle. : ANSA
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Epoch. : ERA
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Nazi general. : LEEB
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Vegetable pepsin. : CAROID
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Farmer of Central India. : MEO
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A proselyte to Judaism. : GER
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U. S. aircraft carrier. : RANGER
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Heretofore. : ERENOW
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R. A. F. target in Nazi-occupied France. : ABBEVILLE
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Speak in sonorous manner. : INTONE
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Refurnish with metal tubing. : REPIPE
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Co-signer of Atlantic Charter. : ROOSEVELT
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Makes amends. : ATONES
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Type of prairie harrow. : SPADER
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Puts up with. : TOLERATES
Down
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Appraise. : VALUATE
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Legendary king of Britain. : ELIDURE
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Pertaining to a wood or grove. : NEMORAL
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Ex parte: abbr. : EXP
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Horse of uniform dark color. : ZAIN
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"Ah luckless babe, born ___ cruel star."—Spenser. : UNDER
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Revised for publication. : EDITED
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Hire out. : LET
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An Indo-Iranian. : ARYA
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French island in Indian Ocean. : MADAGASCAR
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Kind of military catapult. : ONAGER
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Participant in a Winter sport. : SKIER
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Vessels being replaced with glass jars. : CANS
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Scrap. : ORT
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Border of a road or patch. : WAYSIDE
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Moroccan seaport taken by Rangers. : RABAT
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Imperial standard of Ottoman Empire. : ALEM
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Contemptuous interjection. : BAW
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On the seat of a motorcycle. : ASADDLE
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Area formerly governed from Kharkov. : UKRAINE
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Ophelia's brother in "Hamlet." : LAERTES
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Town of Upper Egypt. : DALGA
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Those in office. : INS
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British Secretary for India. : AMERY
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Red river. : DON
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Political group. : BLOC
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Turkish drink of fermented milk. : AIRAN
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Affirmative voter. : PRO
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Places over. : LAPS
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Hodgepodge. : OLIO
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Incarcerated. : MURED
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Paraguay tea. : YERBA
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Turkoman carpet of geometric design. : AFGHAN
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Peeling device. : PARER
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Litigant. : SUER
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Near East nation. : IRAN
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Still-fighting native of a conquered nation. : POLE
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Extraordinary. : NOTABLE
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Starting place of Rommel's retreat. : ALAMEIN
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Butterfly genus. : VANESSA
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Cabinet member. : STIMSON
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Heating unit. : FURNACE
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Positive assertion. : AVERRAL
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Sea between Bosporus and Dardanelles. : MARMARA
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Friendly neighbor. : ECUADOR
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Conjunction. : AND
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Buddhist monastery in Japan. : TERA
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Forward. : PERT
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Formicary denizen. : ANT
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Brief autobiographical sketch. : VITA
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Foremost advocate of good manners. : POST
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Treenail. : PEG
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Divide into parts. : APPLOT
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Dinitrotoluene: abbr. : DNT
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In mirthful manner. : GAILY
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Block of salt used as an Abyssinian money. : EMOL
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Algerian seaport captured by Allied forces. : ORAN
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Head of War Shipping Administration. : LAND
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Land of Regrets. : INDIA
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Feat. : STUNT
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U. S. commander of Allied invasion forces. : EISENHOWER
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Country Chennault's "Flying Tigers" are aiding. : CHINA
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Bishop's throne. : APSE
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To rove on the wing. : FLIT
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Feminine name. : ALIDA
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Hoard. : SAVE
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Italian historian. : AMARI
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High Himalayan mountain. : API
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Stalin's "back yard." : SIBERIA
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Worshiper. : ADORANT
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Italian seaport bombed by Allies. : TARANTO
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Flying Fortresses. : BOMBERS
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Injure by exposure. : RET
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Cotton undershirt. : SINGLET
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Kind of Rhine wine. : MOSELLE
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Russian teacher. : STARETS
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Jap base on New Guinea. : LAE
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Continental battleground. : EUROPE
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An emblem. : SYMBOL
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Roman goddess. : CERES
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Froglike. : RANID
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Ganders. : GEESE
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Smooth breathing. : LENE
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An onion. : CEPA
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Short lance or javelin. : DART
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Finished. : OVER
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Annamese unit of cloth measure. : GON
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Corded fabric. : REP
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Expression of disapproval. : BOO
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The herb, eve. : IVA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 93 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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