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WITH NAMES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, March 19, 1944

Author:
Lester Keene
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 168, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 78
Lester Keene has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 110
Across
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One end of the flight over the "hump." : ASSAM
6
Marsh marigold. : CAPER
11
Likely to topple: slang. : TOPPY
16
Venomous krait. : ADDER
21
"Filthy ___"—St. Paul. : LUCRE
22
City on west coast of Japan. : OTARU
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Commune south of Venice. : ADRIA
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Seaport in Libya on Rommel's retreat route. : DERNA
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At the bottom of the Barents Sea. : SCHARNHORST
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Uncle Sam's fightingest nephew. : LEATHERNECK
29
100 square meters. : ARE
30
Weaving devices. : LOOMS
31
Comet discoverer (1656–1742). : HALLEY
33
Attorney General in Tyler's Cabinet, 1841. : LEGARE
34
Inclination. : BENT
36
Essayed. : TRIED
38
Require. : NEED
39
Stripped. : DENUDED
40
Substitute. : ERSATZ
42
Graze at a fixed rate. : AGIST
44
The leper priest (1840–1901). : DAMIEN
45
Acclivity. : ASCENT
47
Admiral King. : ERNEST
49
French painter (1841–1901). : CAZIN
50
Office of Strategic Services. : OSS
53
A kind of mahogany. : RATTEEN
55
Actual being. : ESSE
56
Southern cornbreads. : PONES
57
Govern. : RULE
58
Liquidate. : ERASE
59
Military sieges. : INVESTMENTS
62
Engender. : BEGET
63
Ampersand. : AND
64
Mr. Montague. : ROMEO
66
Futile. : OTIOSE
67
Scent bag. : SACHET
68
The wonder bean. : SOYA
70
Coins of Morocco, 43c. : RIALS
72
To empty: Dial. : EMPT
73
Shrine on the Adriatic. : LORETTO
74
Harmonize again. : REATTUNE
77
Exaltations. : ELATIONS
79
Nazi Admiral, Heroes' Day. : DOENITZ
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Tax. : TOLL
84
Make into law. : ENACT
85
Cicatrix. : SCAR
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Overlook. : IGNORE
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Vitality, life: Biol. : BIOSIS
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Salvers. : TRAYS
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Repent. : RUE
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Insignia of U. S. Army colonel. : EAGLE
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Leading character. : PROTAGONIST
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Arabian military commanders. : EMIRS
100
Sideslip. : SKID
101
Reaches. : GAINS
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"Once ___ a midnight dreary"—Poe. : UPON
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Slot-machine food vender. : AUTOMAT
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Product of the Malay States. : TIN
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Forays. : RAIDS
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Investigator. : PROBER
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Dangers. : PERILS
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Forever: Poet. : ETERNE
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Watered silk. : MOIRE
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Bone: Comb. form. : OSTEON
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Pulp-mold plates used in printing: short form. : STEREOS
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___ blanca. : CASA
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Italian poet (1503–84). : LASCA
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Coarse Indian hominy. : SAMP
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Shameless. : ARRANT
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He fought with John Paul Jones. : MARINE
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Apt to disclose secrets: Colloq. : LEAKY
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Gehrig. : LOU
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Biggest job of our Service of Supply. : MAINTENANCE
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Attackers of Truk. : BATTLESHIPS
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Snow leopard. : OUNCE
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Attack. : ONSET
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Egg-shaped. : OVATE
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Relieves. : EASES
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Choler. : ANGER
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Heroine of "Twelfth Night." : VIOLA
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Water nymph. : NAIAD
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Prosecute again. : RETRY
Down
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Mrs. Sabbath's money-winning 3-year-old. : ALSAB
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One capital of Bolivia. : SUCRE
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Electric munitions city in eastern New York. : SCHENECTADY
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Brazilian macaw. : ARA
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European blackbird. : MERL
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Body of soldiers. : COHORT
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Reduce to minute particles. : ATOMIZE
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Scan a sentence. : PARSE
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Bitter vetch. : ERS
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"The Sultan of Swat." : RUTH
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Loftiest. : TALLEST
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Short lyric poem. : ODELET
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English lawyer and poet (1802–39). : PRAED
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Compassion. : PITY
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Exclamation of defiance. : YAH
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Heart stimulant: Pharm. : ADRENIN
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Pacific island fever. : DENGUE
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Famous British battleship. : DREADNOUGHT
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Ink: French. : ENCRE
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Hit from stem to stern. : RAKED
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Make observation. : NOTATE
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Fragrant oleoresins. : ELEMIS
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French liqueur. : ANISETTE
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Allowances for waste. : TRETS
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___ caracteristique. : DANSE
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Bewilders. : DAZES
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Scoff. : SNEER
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Gypsum. : GESSO
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Great Italian poet (1265–1321). : DANTE
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War theatres. : AREAS
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Town near Salerno. : SARNO
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Political upheavals. : REVOLUTIONS
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Gen. ___ Rokossovsky. : CONSTANTINE
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Frozen rain. : SLEET
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Boxing match: Colloq. : SETTO
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Admiral at Pearl Harbor. : NIMITZ
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For whom this war is fought. : PEOPLE
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Time out for Congress. : RECESS
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Trig. : NEAT
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Actor. : MIME
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Farm building. : BARN
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Make a speech. : ORATE
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"The ___ flag of Acheron"—Milton. : SOOTY
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USAAF chief. : ARNOLD
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Grimaces: Colloq. : SNOOTS
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Seaport near Agrigento, Sicily. : LICATA
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North Atlantic neutral. : EIRE
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Heroine of "Lohengrin." : ELSA
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Seamen. : TARS
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Commune in Brabant Province, Belgium. : DIEST
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Town near Kyoto, Japan. : OGAKI
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The big job of the Seabees. : ENGINEERING
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Sea between Tuscany and Corsica. : LIGURIAN
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Hoover's profession. : CRIMINALIST
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Of the ear. : AURAL
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Takes a furlough. : RESTS
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Bonnet string. : BRIDE
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Stupor. : SOPOR
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Long seat with a back: Var. : SETEE
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Toilsome effort. : PAINS
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Inventor of dynamite (1833–96). : NOBEL
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Mindanao natives. : MOROS
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Strangle: Var. : GAROTE
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Comprehension. : UPTAKE
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Re-enlist. : REENTER
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Bay at southern tip of Far East Russia. : POSIETA
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Egyptian town at mouth of Nile. : ROSETTA
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Enrapture. : TRANCE
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Type of hair-do. : MARCEL
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Climbed. : SCALED
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Pacific island where Marines train. : SAMOA
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River in Austria, 100 miles to Danube. : TRAUN
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Cape, N. E. tip of Nova Scotia. : CANSO
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Mountains between Mongolia and Sinkiang. : ALTAI
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Dispirited person. : MOPER
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Pet name. : PUSSY
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Spanish peanut. : MANI
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Black. : EBON
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River on which Dixmude lies. : YSER
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Month of Scorpio: Abbr. : NOV
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Hawaiian pepper plant. : AVA
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"Some ___ meat, but canna eat." : HAE

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 65 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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