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New York Times, Sunday, March 21, 1943

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.04, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 102 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 58
Across
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Battle site in Solomons. : TULAGI
7
Gold and silver alloy. : ASEM
11
Scattered, in art. : SEME
15
Long hunting weapons. : SPEARS
21
Unaccented syllable. : ATONIC
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Birthday of a great teacher of brotherly love. : CHRISTMAS
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Small kite. : ELANET
25
The last Japanese Ambassador to U. S. : NOMURA
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U. S. airfield at Guadalcanal. : HENDERSON
27
Aborigine. : NATIVE
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Edible Samoan mudworm. : IPO
29
Cornered. : TREED
31
A Tatar dynasty in China (4–6 A. D.). : WEI
32
"___ is a good handy figure."—Mann. : SEVEN
34
Wire measure. : MIL
35
Common contraction. : AINT
37
Poetic name of a country. : IND
38
U. S. airplane engines. : WASPS
40
Fall gradually. : SAG
41
Glen. : DALE
42
California sardines. : SADINAS
44
District in Luzon, P. I. : CAYAPAS
46
Hot Mexican dishes. : TAMALES
48
Cape in northeast Tunisia. : BON
49
___ de mer. : MAL
50
Lash wounds. : WELTS
52
Bulgarian coin. : LEV
53
With force. : AMAIN
56
Leopards. : PARDS
58
Red-beaked African weaver bird. : DIOCK
60
Mud volcano. : SALSE
64
Priest. : LAMA
65
Unloading port for the Burma Road. : RANGOON
67
Legs, in anatomy. : CRURA
69
Old law hearing. : OYER
70
Compass point. : ENE
71
Sun: comb. form. : HELIO
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Fleur-de-lis. : LIS
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Philippine Island knives. : ITACS
76
Three: prefix. : TRI
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Hidden from sight. : SCREENED
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Little hors d'oeuvres. : CANAPES
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Raccoon-like animals. : COATIS
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Author of a best seller. : HITLER
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Gold-woven cloths of India. : SONERIS
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Jap-controlled island in Malaysia. : BORNEO
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Treaty port in Kwangsi Province. : WUCHOW
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South America's George Washington. : BOLIVAR
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President of Argentine Republic. : CASTILLO
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River in Central Russia. : OKA
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Seaport in Middle Java. : TEGAL
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Ornamental ship-clock. : NEF
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"With ___ against the western hues."—Meredith. : MASTS
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Important war metal. : TIN
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Hurries. : RUNS
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Italians. : DAGOS
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Bandlike structures: Anat. : HABENAS
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Security. : BOND
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British oilfields in Irak. : MOSUL
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A river between Cornwall and Devonshire. : TAMAR
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Where Roosevelt stopped in South America. : NATAL
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Indian buffalo. : ARNEE
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Sailor: colloq. : GOB
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Cabbages. : COLES
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Individual person: Scot. : SEL
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Hasten. : HIE
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Principality in Borneo, Jap-held. : SARAWAK
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Delicious beverages. : NECTARS
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Seat of a pro-imperialist Japanese clan. : SATSUMA
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Transparent drop. : TEAR
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Cut off. : LOP
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Aleutian outer garment. : PARKA
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Etruscan tutelary god. : LAR
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Sovereign dethroned by Russian revolution. : TSAR
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Vase. : URN
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Central American trees. : EBOES
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Hawaiian wreath. : LEI
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Trading town in Mozambique. : ZUMBO
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Highly socialized insect. : ANT
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Emperor. : MIKADO
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Rommel line smashed in November, 1942. : ELALAMEIN
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Citrus fruit. : ORANGE
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Wine named after a Spanish province. : MALAGA
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Sumatran city overrun by Japs last Winter. : PALEMBANG
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Scamp. : RASCAL
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High quality Smyrna figs. : ELEMES
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Fighter plane of the last war. : SPAD
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Killer whale. : ORCA
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Mocks. : SNEERS
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Taro-yielding plants. : TANIAS
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Sir Thomas More's perfect land. : UTOPIA
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Much poetized Scottish lake. : LOMOND
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Babylonian god of the sky. : ANU
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Encircled. : GIRT
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Soaring too high for safety. : ICARIAN
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Hurt. : ACHED
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Moult. : SHED
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Sea bird. : ERN
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Scene of recent Jap naval defeat. : MIDWAY
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Peeled. : STRIPPED
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One-time resort in Prussia. : EMS
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Peacocks, in Kipling. : MAOS
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Serfs. : ESNES
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French possession in W. Africa. : SENEGAL
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Scheme. : PLAN
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Take food. : EAT
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"Man is a reasoning ___."—Seneca. : ANIMAL
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Reproach. : REVILE
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Upright stone slabs. : STELES
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Teeter. : SEESAW
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Abstract being. : ENS
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Large tub. : VAT
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Inner bone of the leg. : TIBIA
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Emerson's middle name. : WALDO
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Pertaining to law code of Germanic tribes. : SALIC
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City in Mindanao. : DAVAO
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Negative prefix. : NON
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Ship's freight. : CARGO
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Yarns. : STORIES
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Middle: comb. form. : MES
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Five-toed Asiatic pangolin. : MANID
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Rabbit-tails. : SCUTS
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Beverages. : ALES
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Where Henry Pu Yi is emperor. : MANCHUKUO
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Natives of two continents. : AMERICANS
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More ashen. : PALER
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A poisonous alkaloid from plants. : SOLANIN
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Long-tailed ape of India. : KRA
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British Minister of Production. : LYTTELTON
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Of a genus of fish: Zool. : SERIOLINE
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Goddess of discord. : ERIS
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Invigorated. : RENEWED
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Ancient city on the Tigris. : NINEVEH
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Besets. : ACCOSTS
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Slave. : HELOT
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Peasant woman's mantle in U. S. S. R. : SARAFAN
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Species. : SORTS
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Anglo-Saxon consonant. : ETH
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Mountain depression. : COL
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Hindu religious teacher. : PIR
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Cuckoo. : ANI
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Pacific Islands, crux of present battle. : SOLOMON
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Fundamental. : BASAL
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Small creeping animal. : WORM
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Town in Bataan Province. : BAGAC
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District in Egypt, including Port Said and Ismailia. : CANAL
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Wavy, in heraldry. : ONDE
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Gun: Slang. : GAT
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Allots. : METES
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Carbohydrate. : SUGAR
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Farinaceous meal. : SALEP
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Strategic oil port on Persian Gulf. : BASRA
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Nazi submarine base in France. : BREST
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Countries along the North Sea. : LOW
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Withdrew an official. : RECALLED
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Little river island. : AIT
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Silver dollars of Panama. : BALBOAS
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"Time is but a ___ I go a-fishing in."—Thoreau. : STREAM
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Landlocked bodies of water. : HARBORS
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Axis general recently killed in Africa. : STUMME
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Wireless antenna. : AERIAL
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Fester. : RANKLE
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China's Ambassador to Britain. : KOO
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With hands on hips. : AKIMBO
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___ Browne belt. : SAM
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Time fixed for bill of exchange payment. : USANCE
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Nepal tribe, source of British-Indian Gurkha regiments. : MANGAR
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Labor unions of the U. S. S. R. : ARTELS
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Chirps. : PEEPS
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Strategic point at Guadalcanal. : LUNGA
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"The perilous ___ of battle."—Milton. : EDGE
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Swat. : SLAP
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Vital bluish-white metal. : ZINC
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Scene of first A. E. F. victory in Africa. : ORAN
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Dutch measure. : AAM
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Winglike part. : ALA
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"A jest's prosperity lies in the ___."—Shakespeare. : EAR
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Mother of Peer Gynt. : ASE

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 85 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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