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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, March 14, 1943

Author:
Charles Erlenkotter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 634 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 93
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 57
Across
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Port on coast of Tunisia. : GABES
6
U. S. Lt. General in North Africa. : CLARK
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Head of Vichy regime. : PETAIN
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Former Premier of France. : BLUM
21
Outstanding work of the poet Gray. : ELEGY
22
Device of enemy propaganda. : RUMOR
23
Point in the Russian advance. : ELISTA
24
Water-course. : YORA
25
Confidential. : BOSOM
26
Unpopular person after Pearl Harbor. : ISOLATIONIST
28
Mountain between lakes Lucerne and Zug. : RIGI
29
Compass point: abbr. : ENE
30
Dark-brown color. : BISTRE
32
Part of a shoe. : UPPER
33
Beat: colloq. : TANNED
35
One who has returned to his old creed. : RETROVERT
37
Hooks used in angling. : FLIES
38
Half of a slaughtered animal. : SIDE
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Feminine name. : ELISE
40
Coarse chaff of grain. : BRAN
41
Exceed. : OVERSTEP
45
Golf club. : MASHIE
48
Part of the Philharmonic Orchestra. : STRINGS
51
Flat-topped hill. : MESA
52
Bitter draft. : RUE
53
Cul-de-sac. : IMPASSE
55
Choler. : RAGE
56
Fortified city in the Tyrol. : TRENT
58
Playing-marbles. : MIGS
59
Monkey-shines. : APISM
60
"___, clown, ___." : LAUGH
62
The elder Boucicault. : DION
63
King of France, 987–996. : CAPET
64
Convent of a Hindu order. : MATH
65
Hub. : NAVE
66
Beverage-scented flower. : TEAROSE
69
Expiate. : ATONE
70
Where Sonja shines. : ICE
71
Carriers. : TOTERS
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Lie unnoticed. : LURK
74
Asperser. : REVILER
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More unyielding. : FIRMER
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West Point freshman. : PLEBE
80
Opera by Verdi. : ERNANI
81
More gimcrack. : GAUDIER
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Alienate. : WEAN
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Go off the tracks. : DERAIL
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Aglet. : TAB
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Waterway. : INLET
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Symmetrical. : SPHERAL
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"The Swedish Nightingale." : LIND
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Wife, in the Bronx. : MAMA
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Frogs. : RANAE
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Opera by Verdi. : AIDA
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Drawn-out narration. : ILIAD
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Integrity. : HONOR
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Fades. : AGES
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Sheep-like. : OVINE
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Integer. : UNIT
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Fricasseeing. : STEWING
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Us: German. : UNS
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The affair between Hamilton and Burr. : DUEL
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Swings loosely. : DANGLES
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Incense. : ENRAGE
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Bickers. : DISPUTES
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Native of the Grampians. : SCOT
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Craft. : TRADE
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"It was a lover and his ___." : LASS
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Where Alexander defeated Darius. : ISSUS
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Non-rationed foodstuffs. : PRESERVES
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Peak in Colorado, 11,906 ft. : BASALT
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Ripple: Eng. : ACKER
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Besetter. : SIEGER
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Given name of noted Norwegian violinist. : OLE
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Where Pahlevi is Shah. : IRAN
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Author of "Fighting the Flying Circus." : RICKENBACKER
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Mud. : SLIME
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Wash. : LAVE
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Firmly directed. : INTENT
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Holiness: Fr. : PIETE
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Boat which would be welcomed in N. Y. Bay. : OILER
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Electric od. : ELOD
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Defiles. : PASSES
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___ Wessel. : HORST
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Verges. : NEARS
Down
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Arabian chemist of 8th century. : GEBER
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Isolated. : ALONE
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Blockade. : BESET
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Self. : EGO
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The giving of fanciful meanings to prosaic objects. : SYMBOLISM
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Turning-points. : CRISES
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Glitters. : LUSTRES
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Dejected. : AMORT
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Part. : ROLE
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Isthmus connecting Malay Peninsula and Thai. : KRA
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Former capital of China. : PEIPING
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What they do to Gretna Green. : ELOPE
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Prongs. : TINES
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Principate, subject to Saudi Arabia. : ASIR
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Most tidy. : NATTIEST
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Director of Economic Stabilization. : BYRNES
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Cut of pork. : LOIN
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Compel. : URGE
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Domestic. : MAID
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University in New Orleans. : TULANE
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Climbing-plants. : IVIES
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Seaport in Granada, Spain. : ADRA
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Old matter under a new name. : REHASH
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Scare. : FRIGHT
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Mr. Hedin, the explorer, to his friends. : SVEN
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Talk conceitedly. : BRAG
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Harbingers. : OMENS
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Division of Libya. : TRIPOLITANIA
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Scene of recent floods in Oregon. : EUGENE
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Annoy. : PESTER
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Where the President almost lost his life. : MIAMI
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Fragrant East Indian tree. : AMPAC
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Petty ill will. : SPITEFULNESS
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More faithful. : TRUER
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Moved. : STIRRED
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Click beetles. : ELATERS
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Swindle. : ROOK
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Belonging to early day. : MATIN
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Assert. : AVER
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Mud plastering. : DAUB
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Large and hollow. : CAVAL
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City in Alaska. : NOME
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Given name of Italy's queen. : ELENA
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Commissions. : ERRANDS
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Hackneyed. : TRITE
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Helped onward. : SPEEDED
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Lady of Arthur's court. : ENID
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Formulated thoughts. : IDEAS
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State in Venezuela. : LARA
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Castor silk. : ERIA
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French high commissioner in North Africa. : GIRAUD
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Birthplace of 4 Popes. : ANAGNI
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Furze. : WHIN
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The Four Hundred. : ELITE
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Surrounded by. : AMONG
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Large rowboat. : BARGE
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Part of fire-extinguishing equipment. : PAILS
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Dialects: slang. : LINGOS
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Noted foreign correspondent. : MOWRER
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Cadence. : LILT
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Prentiss Brown's predecessor. : HENDERSON
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Go beyond. : OUTSTRIP
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Five-dollar bills. : VEES
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Release from restraint. : UNCURB
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Badger. : TEASE
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Twofold. : DUAL
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Subscribes. : ASSENTS
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Ways. : STREETS
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Made smooth. : PLANED
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Penitence. : REGRET
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Petroleum Coordinator. : ICKES
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Early Irish dagger: var. : SKENE
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Timid gambler: slang. : PIKER
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Behold!: French. : VOILA
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Given name of head of OWI. : ELMER
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Spectators. : SEERS
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Ill-humor. : BILE
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Asian lake, larger than Lake Michigan. : ARAL
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Volcanic island off Guadalcanal. : SAVO
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Demeans. : ACTS
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Birthplace of Homer. : SCIO
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Feminine name. : INA
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Aphorism: abbr. : APH
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Stretch out. : LIE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 88 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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