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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, March 12, 1944

Author:
Betty C. Crisman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 669 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 88
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 109
Across
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Italian river crossed by Allies. : RAPIDO
7
Stretch across. : SPAN
11
Work. : OPUS
15
Rears. : RAISES
21
Burmese site of Jap retreat. : ARAKAN
22
Determine needed corrections in a firearm. : CALIBRATE
24
Dignified. : AUGUST
25
New arrivals. : COMERS
26
Allied commander in Italy. : ALEXANDER
27
Fence-sitting dictator verbally spanked by Hull. : FRANCO
28
Joint. : HIP
29
Seaport southeast of Anzio. : TERRACINA
31
Life-saving drug. : SULFA
33
British Minister of State. : LAW
34
Arrow poison. : INEE
36
Heel over. : TILT
37
Devours. : EATS
39
Wire measure. : MIL
40
Rub dry. : WIPE
41
Play a stringed instrument. : STRUM
43
Extremity. : NEED
45
Free from admixture. : NEAT
47
Removed. : DELETED
49
Pièce de résistance. : ROAST
51
Phillippine negrito. : ITA
53
Thing; Latin. : REM
55
Adage. : SAW
56
Obliquely. : ASKANCE
59
Greek letter. : PSI
60
Insect: Comb. form. : ENTOM
62
Mediterranean Air Force Commander. : EAKER
66
Capital of Yukon Territory. : DAWSON
67
Adapted for leaping. : SALTATORIAL
70
Military cap. : KEPI
71
Turkish regiment. : ALAI
72
One of two in the upper jaw. : EYETOOTH
74
British submarine detection device. : ASDIC
76
G. C. S. unit of fluidity. : RHE
77
Hindu prince. : RAJAH
79
Somewhate painful. : ACHY
80
Number. : EIGHT
82
Nazi chief in southern Europe. : ROMMEL
84
Algonquian Indian spirit. : MANITO
86
Strike out. : FAN
88
English letter. : CEE
89
Recover as pledged. : REDEEM
90
Commanding Admiral in South Pacific. : HALSEY
91
Hairy. : PILAR
93
Egyptian skink. : ADDA
95
Short fishing line. : ORSEL
97
Ace. : ONE
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Worried neutral country. : SPAIN
100
Take into custody again. : REARREST
103
Neutral country. : EIRE
104
Sour. : ACID
106
Extirpation. : ERADICATION
108
Wickerwork material. : RATTAN
110
Indian princess. : RANEE
112
Little: Comb. form. : STENO
113
Tavern. : INN
114
Pieces. : MORSELS
115
100,000 rupees. : LAC
117
Reverend: India. : SRI
118
Spaded. : DUG
119
Color design method. : BATIK
120
Red Commander on Leningrad front. : GOVOROV
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Certain portion. : SOME
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East Indian sheep. : SNAS
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Gives narcotics to. : DOPES
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Flower. : IRIS
133
Free. : RID
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Camouflage devices. : NETS
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In addition. : ALSO
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Vein: Latin. : VENA
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Spasm. : FIT
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Air raid warning. : ALERT
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Débâcle. : CATACLYSM
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Edible mollusk of Samoa. : ASI
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Muscular. : TOROSE
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Army fighter plane. : AIRACOBRA
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Very unpleasant. : HORRID
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Draw forth. : ELICIT
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Turned oars. : FEATHERED
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Twin of Artemis. : APOLLO
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Pour off water. : DECANT
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Forest denizen. : TREE
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Soldier's ticket to fun. : PASS
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Incense burner. : CENSER
Down
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The spine: Anat. : RACHIS
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Begone!—Shakespeare. : AROINT
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Treat indulgently. : PAMPER
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Eisenhower. : IKE
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Primitive weapon. : DART
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Assault. : ONSET
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Companion of Robin Hood. : SCARLET
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Mental relish. : PALATE
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Pianist Templeton. : ALEC
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Watersprite. : NIXIE
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Overembellished. : ORNATE
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Tablet. : PAD
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American Indians. : UTES
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Protective shot. : SERUM
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The Amateur Cracksman, 1899. : RAFFLES
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Emanation. : AURA
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Old Japanese Province of Honshu. : IGA
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Full of sunshine. : SUNLIT
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War prisoner's hope. : ESCAPE
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Packed. : STOWED
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Plantain. : BANANA
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Swish in water. : RINSE
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Eye protection. : LID
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Natives of large part of U.S.S.R. : EURASIANS
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Manufacturing city in Salerno Province. : SARNO
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Allied objective in North New Guinea. : WEWAK
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Island south of Bougainville. : MONO
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Treacherous. : DISLOYAL
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Four-faced geometric figure. : TETRAHEDRON
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Allied-held New Guinea port. : LAE
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Skin disturbance. : ACNE
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Yugoslav leader. : TITO
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Humid. : MOIST
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Hebrew June. : ADAR
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Spanish city west of Madrid. : SALAMANCA
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Japanese main naval base east of Truk taken by Allies. : KWAJALEIN
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Allied air raiders' guides to accurate bombing. : PATHFINDERS
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Moral. : ETHIC
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Choleric. : MAD
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Antimony oxysulphide. : KERMESITE
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Transient. : EPHEMERAL
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Canadian agitator, executed 1885. : RIEL
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Dry. : SEC
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Messed. : ATE
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Italian nickels. : LIRE
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Native of Kwangtung. : YAO
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Spanish cubit, 16.5 in. : CODO
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Hurries. : HIES
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Motive mechanisms. : GEARINGS
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Red general commanding ski forces around Novgorod. : MERETSKOV
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Kind. : TYPE
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Stupor: Comb. form. : NARCO
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Short-napped fabric. : RAS
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Gray with age. : HOAR
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New British anti-tank guns. : PIATS
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Herb of Pacific Islands. : REA
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Cozy room. : DEN
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Important part of a camera. : LENS
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___ artium. : ARS
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One of the Cook Islands, near New Zealand. : ATIU
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Jog along. : TROT
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Island in Cyclades group. : DELOS
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Bump at base of skull. : INION
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Parched. : ARID
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Cereal spike. : EAR
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Bulky. : MASSY
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One of our officers at Kwajalein, a Major General. : CORLETT
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Sever. : DETACH
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Songs. : BALLADS
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Brilliant. : GIFTED
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Colorful bird. : ORIOLE
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Glasslike. : VITRIC
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Compete. : VIE
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Twenty-two yards in Honduras. : MECATE
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Pearly shellfishes. : NACRES
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Jewels. : PEARLS
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Store fodder. : ENSILE
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New Guinea rubber-producing land taken by United States. : SAIDOR
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Select. : DRAFT
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African veranda. : STOEP
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Ammoniac plant. : OSHAC
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Hindu month, Sept.–Oct. : ASIN
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Rank. : TIER
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Luzon river flowing into China Sea. : ABRA
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Be depressed. : MOPE
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Edible tuber. : OCA
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Scottish explorer (1813–1893). : RAE
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King Arthur's sword. : RON

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

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