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New York Times, Sunday, March 18, 1945

Author:
L. K. Peters
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 71
L. K. Peters has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 162
Across
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Islands north of Iwo. : BONINS
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Region comprising N. Africa and S. W. Asia. : AFRASIA
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Where Intramuros is. : MANILA
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Noah's main objective. : ARARAT
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Most prostrate. : PRONEST
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Island abode of Arthur and Oberon: Br. legend. : AVALON
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French city in Dept. Rhone. : TARARE
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10,000 square meters in France. : HECTARE
25
River, S. E. Venezuela, 400 mi. to Orinoco. : CARONI
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Blackbird. : ANI
27
Refugee from Manila. : YAMASHITA
29
Makes hostile invasions. : HARRIES
30
MacArthur crossed it in January. : AGNO
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Usual bingo prizes. : DISHES
33
Wife of Cuchulainn: Ir. Saga. : EMER
35
Member of United Nations. : ALLY
36
East Indian margosa trees. : NEEMS
38
Ex-head of un-American activities committee. : DIES
39
Nonskidding devices. : CLEATS
41
Popeye's sweetheart. : OYL
42
Born. : NEE
44
Early American merchant (1763-1848). : ASTOR
46
Inflammable liquid. : ETHER
48
Egged on. : INCITED
52
River in Scotland, tributary to the Tweed. : TEVIOT
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___ Nations. : UNITED
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German city near Aachen. : WURSELEN
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Rheims was named for him (437-533). : REMI
61
Former Finnish Ambassador to U. S. : PROCOPE
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Leave out. : OMIT
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Bad. : EVIL
65
Annual income in France. : RENTE
67
Incarnations of Vishnu: Hindu myth. : RAMAS
68
New fighter plane propulsion. : JET
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Asseverations. : PROTESTATIONS
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Vagabond. : BUM
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Sea between Liverpool and Dublin. : IRISH
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Trifler. : TOYER
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Blood fluid: Comb. form. : SERO
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Alone. : SOLO
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Ex-President of Cuba. : MACHADO
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Tank ___. : TRAP
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Where MacArthur landed, Jan. 9, 1945. : LINGAYEN
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Genus of chickweeds. : ALSINE
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River of North and South Carolina, 415 mi. to Winyah Bay. : PEEDEE
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Ear specialists. : AURISTS
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Punter. : POLER
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Moderator on Town Hall of the Air. : DENNY
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Large lake in Karelia republic. : SEG
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Short for aide-de-camp. : ADC
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Tutor of Nero, 49 A. D. : SENECA
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Islands: Fr. : ILES
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Wave. : WOMAN
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King of Sodom (Gen. 14-2). : BERA
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Barbarian. : GOTH
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Slackenings of the blood current. : STASES
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Identify. : NAME
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Islands between Malaya and Borneo. : ANAMBAS
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Belong. : APPERTAIN
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Chester Bowles' bureau. : OPA
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Local government body. : SOVIET
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Adjust. : ARRANGE
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Flyer. : SOARER
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For ever: Poet. : ETERNE
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Rarer. : SCARCER
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Greatly desire. : ASPIRE
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Perceptions. : SENSES
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Shipbuilding wizards. : KAISERS
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Rented. : LEASED
Down
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Where no living Japs are. : BATAAN
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Dutch radio station in England. : ORANGE
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Of the nostrils. : NARINE
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Bong's middle name. : IRA
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Not any: Colloq. : NARY
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Place of another. : STEAD
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Loss of power to understand speech. : APHASIA
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Newest. : FRESHEST
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Cruiser named for a New York city. : ROCHESTER
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Those opposed. : ANTIS
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Resting device. : SEAT
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Jacob's descendants (Gen. 35-10). : ISRAEL
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Greek goddess of infatuation. : ATE
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Arkansas' favorite son. : MACARTHUR
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North Caucasian language. : AVAR
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Beautiful hardwood of Luzon. : NARRA
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Main port on Panay, Philippines. : ILOILO
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Desolate. : LONELY
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Synthetic peppermint. : ANISYL
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Among. : MID
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Exasperation. : HEAT
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Believer in all religions. : OMNIST
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Confer. : MEET
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Town in Department Herault, France. : SETE
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Where Yalta is. : CRIMEA
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Spanish gentleman. : SENORS
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Kind of fisherman. : EELER
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Operate on insufficient capital. : OVERTRADE
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Costa ___, first to declare war on Japan. : RICA
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Where the flag flies on Mt. Suribachi. : IWOJIMA
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Expressing a number. : NUMERAL
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Judges. : CRITICS
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He wrote "The Literacy Fallacy." : DEVOTO
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Anoints: Dial. : OINTS
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Hoydens. : TOMBOYS
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Officer's shoulder ornament. : EPAULET
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Immune bodies. : DESMONS
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Climbing fern. : NITO
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Munitions center in central Illinois. : PEORIA
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Oct. 19, 1944. : LEYTE
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Dutch town on the Waal. : TIEL
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Fanons: Eccl. : PHANOS
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Industrial town near Ivanovo, U. S. S. R. : SEREDA
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Ninth: Latin. : NONUS
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Transport. : SHIP
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Port and capital of Cochin-China. : SAIGON
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Representatives. : DELEGATES
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Contrition. : PENITENCE
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New Under-Secretary of State. : GREW
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Ready: Fr. : PRET
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Expander. : ENLARGER
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Son of Seth (Gen. 4-26). : ENOS
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Days gone by: Poet. : YESTERS
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Degrades. : ABASES
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Signify. : DENOTE
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Coward. : CRAVEN
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Indian of Bolivia. : CHARCA
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___ of Okhotsk. : SEA
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Civilized natives of New Zealand. : MAORIS
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French physicist (1775-1836). : AMPERE
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Approached. : NEARED
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Princes of Afghanistan. : AMIRS
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Ladies of the sea. : SPARS
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Cordage fiber. : SISAL
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Nota ___. : BENE
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Seaport, Penang, Straits Settlement. : PRAI
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Proboscis. : NOSE
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Request. : ASK
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River between Brazil and Paraguay. : APA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 57 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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