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WITH A FLAVOR OF NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, March 1, 1942

51-Down : Venomous arachnid.

Author:
Charles Cross
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 168
Charles Cross has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 3
Across
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Church for seamen. : BETHEL
7
Mountain in Thessaly. : OSSA
11
Malaysian boat with outrigger. : PROA
15
American admiral. : KIMMEL
21
Disinter. : EXHUME
22
Horse's foreheads. : CHANFRINS
24
Sharp corner in mining passage. : ARRAGE
25
Anchorite. : HERMIT
26
Groundhog day. : CANDLEMAS
27
Adhesives. : PASTES
28
Poem to be sung. : ODE
29
Tap monotonously. : THRUM
31
Hear ye! : OYES
32
Urchins. : IMPS
34
Art: Latin. : ARS
35
Anglo-Saxon coins. : ORAS
37
Norse goddess of healing. : EIR
38
Precisely. : EVEN
39
17 million square miles. : ASIA
40
Cream cheese. : BRIE
41
Stupid person. : FATHEAD
43
In any case. : EVER
44
Plays. : ACTS
45
Bellowing. : AROAR
46
Giver. : RENDERER
48
Primitive. : PRISTINE
50
Plagiarize. : STEAL
53
German field marshal. : LIST
54
Administered. : GAVE
55
13-line poem. : RONDEAU
59
Native of Moroccan city. : TANGERINE
61
Interfere for some end. : INTERVENE
63
"Love ___, trust a few."—Taming of the Shrew. : ALL
64
Refuse. : ORT
65
Finnish poem. : RUNE
66
The pintail. : SMEE
67
Hawaiian milkfish. : AUAS
68
Fiord on Zealand Island, Denmark. : ISSE
69
Division. : PARTING
71
Pith helmet for jungle fighters. : TOPI
72
Let it stand. : STET
73
Philippine children. : BATAS
74
Nostrils. : NARES
75
Women's garments. : CAMISOLES
77
Attain again. : REGET
78
Spirit lamps. : ETNAS
79
Sheath. : CASE
80
First women. : EVES
81
Botanical change. : PELORIA
83
She believed in maiden names. : LUCY
84
Forgotten. : LOST
85
Recognized. : KNEW
86
South African Dutch. : TAAL
87
Town in Northeastern Thailand. : NAN
88
"And drink of Adam's ___."—Prior. : ALE
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Native of a Slavonic province. : RUTHENIAN
91
Constituent part. : COMPONENT
93
Hindu atheist. : NASTIKA
95
Beaut. : LULU
96
Indian corn. : SAMP
97
More serious. : WORSE
98
Positive affirmation. : AVERMENT
100
He thinks he can do business with Hitler. : APPEASER
102
First Englishman to sail around the globe. : DRAKE
105
Headland. : NESS
106
Woe! : ALAS
107
Accepted rules. : NORMALS
111
Talk incoherently. : RAVE
112
Junior ___. : MISS
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Protuberances. : NUBS
114
"It was a mighty while ___."—Jonson. : AGO
115
Isles off Ireland. : ARAN
116
Salutation. : AVE
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Rampart. : LINE
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Magistrate of Genoa. : DOGE
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Vulgarism. : SLANG
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Japanese statesman, 1858-1934. : ITO
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Our ally in Russia. : WINTER
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Tell. : ENUMERATE
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Instrument for obliterating. : ERASER
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Machine. : ENGINE
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American hero. : MACARTHUR
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Strait between Isle of Wight and England. : SOLENT
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Wavered. : REELED
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Helped. : SPED
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Tante. : AUNT
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Turns. : TWISTS
Down
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That which benefits. : BEHOOF
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Window recess. : EXEDRA
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What the Axis is to U. S. : THREAT
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Sound of an airplane motor. : HUM
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Utter. : EMIT
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Inducing oblivion. : LETHEAN
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Happen. : OCCUR
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Kind of battles we used to have. : SHAM
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Tributary of the Vistula. : SAN
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School town in Massachusetts. : ANDOVER
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Trim and oil. : PREEN
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Put new tires on these. : RIMS
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S. A. linguistic stock. : ONA
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Efforts to put men out on bases. : ASSISTS
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Greek letter. : KAPPA
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Cleopatra's maid. : IRAS
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Mistress. : MRS
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Seaport near Barcelona. : MATARO
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Fountain nymph. : EGERIA
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Inferior. : LESSER
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Pilot. : FLYER
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Perforating by machine-gun fire. : RIDDLING
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Handle badly. : MISTREAT
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Ragged piece. : SHRAG
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Newt. : EVET
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Turns into steel. : ACIERATES
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Reared. : BRED
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Places where congers are caught. : EELERIES
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Tributary of the Rhone. : ARVE
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Mrs. Lindbergh. : ANNE
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One: German. : EINE
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Top of the head. : PATE
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Atoms plus electrons. : IONS
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Discontinue. : STOP
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Venomous arachnid. : TARANTULA
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Charms. : ENTRANCES
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German battleship. : GNEISENAU
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New Yorker. : EASTERNER
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Residents of Strasbourg. : ALSATIANS
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Mexican rubber trees. : ULES
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Journeys. : RUNS
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Body of armed Zulus. : IMPI
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Helmet openings. : VUES
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Portion. : SOME
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Othello's "ancient." : IAGO
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Ammunition holder. : TRAY
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Insipid. : TASTELESS
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Destroyed. : SLEW
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Bull. : BELLOWER
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Small change. : CASH
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Furnace. : OVEN
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Gather. : REAP
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Dash. : ELAN
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A drug, transposal of narcotin. : COTARNIN
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Captured province in Luzon; capital Bacolor. : PAMPANGA
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Put up one chip. : ANTE
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Book of New Testament. : LUKE
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Filibeg worn by Lady from Hell. : KILT
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Volume. : TOME
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Cleave. : RIVE
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Domestic pigeons. : NUNS
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Surpasses. : CAPS
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Miss Shearer. : NORMA
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Capture by force. : TAKE
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Springs. : SPAS
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It seems to me. : MESEEMS
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Canadian province; capital, Edmonton. : ALBERTA
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Most quickly. : SOONEST
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Sliding receptacle. : DRAWER
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Trench. : RAVINE
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Vindicate. : AVENGE
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Tool. : AUGER
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Begins to act. : ARISES
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Unapparent. : LATENT
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Contemptuous sounds. : SNORTS
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Involved in trouble. : MIRED
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Pasture seeker. : NOMAD
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Warning lacking at Pearl Harbor. : ALERT
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Smooth breathing. : LENE
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Hitler's "merest utensil." : DUCE
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Astound. : STUN
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Wax. : GROW
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"___ Eulenspiegel." : TIL
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Be unprepared. : NAP
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Persian gazel. : AHU
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Oriental name. : ALI

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 153 debuted here and reused later.

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