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LEADERS AND BATTLEGROUNDS

New York Times, Sunday, March 15, 1942

Author:
Marie C. French
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 166
Marie C. French has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 5
Across
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A British leader. : CRIPPS
7
Strategic island east of Borneo. : CELEBES
14
Head on the Aegis of Athena. : MEDUSA
20
Persian. : IRANIAN
21
Mean rate. : AVERAGE
22
Monument in Central Park. : OBELISK
24
Islands off south coast of Australia. : NEPTUNE
25
One of 96 in Washington. : SENATOR
26
Bow. : ROSETTE
27
Met in assembly. : SAT
28
Wide battleground. : SEA
29
Got up. : AROSE
30
Caper. : PRANK
32
Swiss canton. : URI
33
Australian birds. : EMUS
35
Wide battlefield. : SKY
37
Before. : ERE
38
Farinaceous. : MEALY
39
Annoy. : BAIT
40
Monster. : TERAS
42
Mud-volcano. : SALSE
44
Horizontal distance of the target. : RANGE
45
Sentry. : WATCH
46
Return to mind. : RECUR
48
Former French Air Minister. : COT
49
Musical direction. : LENTO
50
Mark of omission. : CARET
51
German negative. : NICHT
53
Passing fashion. : FAD
54
Lying on the back. : SUPINE
56
Every movie needs one. : STAR
60
Came by. : GOT
61
Condiment jar. : CRUET
63
Social progress. : TELESIS
66
Contradictory phenomenon. : PARADOX
68
Fauntleroy's mother. : DEAREST
70
Clear. : RID
71
Marble. : MIB
73
Nuisance remover. : ABATOR
74
Guns: abbr. : ORD
75
"Half-brother of the world."—Bailey. : AMERICA
77
Altar end. : APSE
78
Suggested objective of he. : HIMER
79
The Sangreal. : GRAIL
81
Line of the Bible. : STICH
82
Dill seeds. : ANETS
83
Brain cavity. : ITER
84
Stalin's citadel. : KREMLIN
86
Right to choose. : SAY
87
Elan. : SPIRIT
88
Chinese fabric. : SHA
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Plain. : LEA
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Changed. : ALTERED
92
Base of dyes. : ANILINE
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Radio aerial. : ANTENNA
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Titan. : ATLAS
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Away from. : FRO
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Carrier in Russia. : SLED
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Manipulate. : HANDLE
101
College tree. : ELM
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God of revelry. : COMUS
104
He wrote "Natural History." : PLINY
106
Shirer's journal. : DIARY
108
Mean person. : CUR
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Strategic island east of Java. : TIMOR
113
Germ of decay. : TAINT
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"For evil news ___ post."—Milton. : RIDES
115
"The universal vanquisher."—Sophocles. : SLEEP
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Surfaced. : PAVED
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Applicant for insurance. : RISK
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Giver. : DONOR
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Sorceress of 1887. : SHE
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Tongue. : TAB
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Half: prefix. : DEMI
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Being. : ENS
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Structure built to reach heaven. : BABEL
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Idaho statesman. : BORAH
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Extremely. : TOO
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Sindbad's P-40. : ROC
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Capacity for holding goods. : STOWAGE
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Pearly. : OPALINE
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Carve upon. : ENGRAVE
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Yellow alloy. : SEMILOR
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Aboriginals. : NATIVES
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Refers. : RELATES
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Color anew. : RETINT
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Digging machines. : SPADERS
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Mountain spurs. : ARETES
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Pitcher. : CREAMER
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"The first fine careless ___!"—Browning. : RAPTURE
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Fruit of investment: abbr. : INT
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Name meaning dutiful. : PIUS
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Pieces of glass. : PANES
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Cowards. : SNEAKS
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Spanish house. : CASA
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29,141 feet high. : EVEREST
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Poe heroine. : LENORE
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Expunge. : ERASE
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Diminish. : BATE
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I: Latin. : EGO
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Zigzag fireworks. : SERPENTS
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A wartime necessity. : MORALE
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Black heartwood. : EBONY
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Something to pound on. : DESK
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Rubber tree. : ULE
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Placed. : SITUATE
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Limited the use of: Scot. : ASTRICT
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Small map in a larger one. : INSET
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The K in R. K. O. : KEITH
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Stew. : RAGOUT
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River in Missouri. : SAC
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Pleasure craft. : YACHT
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"Is ___ an ape or an angel?"—Disraeli. : MAN
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Reveals. : BARES
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Motif of Japan's flag. : SUN
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His wife is famous. : LOT
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Repurchases. : REDEEMS
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Diminished. : WANED
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Austerity. : RIGOR
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Poet's inspiration. : LAURA
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Eyelashes. : CILIA
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He ran for President. : COX
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Brother. : FRA
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Fish. : PERCH
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Algerine cavalrymen. : SPAHIS
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She was "full of good works." : TABITHA
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Ancient Syrian. : ARAMEAN
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Assessor. : RATER
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Pronunciation mark. : CEDILLA
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African flies. : TSETSES
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Endanger. : IMPERIL
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Famous chapel. : SISTINE
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Insect. : DOR
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Tonight at 8:30. : DRAMA
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A common chord. : TRIAD
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Defeated. : BESTED
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Crude mineral. : ORE
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Describing Winter roads. : ICY
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West Indian shrubs. : ANILS
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Inspiring. : GRAND
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Scatters straw for bedding. : LITTERS
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Bee: comb. form. : API
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He sings on the radio. : KENNY
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Helen's nickname. : NELLY
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Muzzle. : SNOUT
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Depended. : LEANT
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Aries. : RAM
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Branch of military service. : ARM
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Believe. : THINK
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A famous press. : ALDINE
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French woodland. : FORET
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Phantoms. : EIDOLONS
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Catchword. : CUE
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Taste. : SIP
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Artist. : PAINTER
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Nimble. : LISSOME
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Gas: comb. form. : AER
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Renovator. : CLEANER
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Rash. : MAD
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Gormandized. : OVERATE
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Displaces. : REMOVES
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Curl. : TRESS
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He wrote "Rules of Order." : ROBERT
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Give absolution. : SHRIVE
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Libation-vessel of Romans. : PATERA
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Cuts up. : DICES
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Fish god worshiped at Gaza. : DAGON
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Stable. : SOLID
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Humorous blunder. : BONER
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Beautiful isle ravaged by war. : BALI
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Philippine child. : BATA
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"Guest" of Winston Churchill. : HESS
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Flirt. : OGLE
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Humor. : WIT
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Mush. : PAP
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Carrier of typhus. : RAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 162 debuted here and reused later.

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