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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, March 28, 1943

Author:
Helen Smathers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 661 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 118
Helen Smathers has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 59
Across
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Director of the Waves. : MCAFEE
7
Russian log dwelling. : ISBA
11
City in Northern Portugal. : BRAGA
16
1,400-mile river flowing into Lake Chad. : SHARI
21
Fervent. : ARDENT
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Time of day. : NOON
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Allude. : REFER
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Giving a ghastly light. : LURID
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Pungent root eaten as relish. : RADISH
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Citizen of President Inonu's country. : TURK
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Moslem religion. : ISLAM
28
Crude tartar. : ARGOL
29
A shield. : EGIS
30
Come into view. : EMERGE
32
Portals. : DOORS
33
Ending. : CLOSE
34
Fighter on the seas. : SAILOR
36
Montevideo is its capital. : URUGUAY
38
Piece out. : EKE
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Small shore bird. : PHALAROPE
42
Small sandpiper. : STINT
43
German inventor of needle gun (1787-1867). : DREYSE
46
Deprive of. : ROB
47
Oil from the bitter orange. : NEROLI
49
Extremity. : END
50
Famous manufacturer. : FORD
51
Suffix forming adjectives. : ENT
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One of an Arab people. : IBAD
55
Roosevelt family name. : DELANO
57
Unusual mental power. : GENIUS
59
One of the Solomon Islands. : SAVO
60
Declined. : EBBED
62
Office of the Roman Curia. : DATARY
64
Sound of a bell. : DING
65
Expand. : WIDEN
66
Of two parts. : DYADIC
68
A boy's game. : TIPCAT
70
Blind channel leading out from a river in Australia. : BILLABONG
72
Nutriment. : ALIMENT
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Disease of sheep. : ROT
76
Ancient capital of Lower Egypt. : SAIS
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Portuguese district in India. : GOA
78
The flying lemur. : COLUGO
80
Happier. : GLADDER
83
A division in the church. : SCHISM
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Jutting crag. : TOR
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Join on at the end. : TAIL
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Affirmative vote. : YEA
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Pripet ___, in Poland and White Russia. : MARSHES
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British Ambassador to Germany under Chamberlain. : HENDERSON
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An iced mixture. : FRAPPE
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Wound. : TRAUMA
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Medleys. : OLIOS
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Spruce. : TRIG
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Profession. : METIER
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More rational. : SANER
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A solemn observance. : RITE
107
Bulgarian Gulf, inlet of Black Sea. : BURGAS
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Region in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. : SENNAR
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Mohammedan magistrate. : CADI
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Exclamation of disgust. : PAH
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Murderous. : GORY
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Filthy habitation. : STY
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Microscopic alga: Bot. : DESMID
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Recent: prefix. : NEO
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Important Central and South American palm. : COHUNE
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"___ of Diamonds"; famous speech by R. H. Conwell. : ACRES
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One of a Nazi-dominated people. : SLOVAKIAN
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One: Scot. : ANE
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Made turgid. : BLOATED
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Biblical races of giants. : ANAKIM
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Air raid test. : ALERT
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Laughing. : RIANT
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Of the stage of an insect. : LARVAL
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Except. : SAVE
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Merit. : WORTH
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First year's revenue of Bishops. : ANNAT
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Mountains in Kirghiz Republic, U. S. S. R. : ALAI
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Apportioned. : LOTTED
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Rouget de ___, author of "Marseillaise." : LISLE
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Former name of Tokyo. : YEDDO
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Spare or save: Scot. : HAIN
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Group of nine. : ENNEAD
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Grimace of contempt. : SNEER
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Bombed German city. : ESSEN
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Hymn. : SING
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Mortal. : DEADLY
Down
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California island naval base. : MARE
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Rugged cliff. : CRAG
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Capital of Ethiopia. : ADDISABABA
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King of Iraq. : FEISAL
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Abstract being. : ENS
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King of England (968?-1016). : ETHELRED
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Make insertions. : INTERPOLATE
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Ferment. : SOUR
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Region in Nigeria. : BORGU
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Old Dutch liquid measures. : ANKERS
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Spanning. : BRIDGING
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Reverberated. : RESOUNDED
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Aboard ship. : AFLOAT
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U. S. general in Civil War (1819-1873). : GEARY
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Weapons. : ARMS
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Relaxed. : SLACKED
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U. S. Minister to New Zealand. : HURLEY
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Jason's ship. : ARGO
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President of Chile. : RIOS
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Not occupied. : IDLE
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Anchored. : MOORED
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Man's name. : IAN
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Indian of Shoshonean tribe. : UTE
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Blunders. : ERRS
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Raised with a lever. : PRIED
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Director of the Waacs. : HOBBY
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Raising the spirits of. : ELATING
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American Negro reformer and diplomat (1817-1895). : DOUGLASS
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Old sailors: colloq. : SEADOGS
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Poison. : ENVENOM
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Unskillfully. : INAPTLY
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The end. : FINIS
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British island-group in South Pacific. : TONGA
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Variegated. : DEDAL
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The grampus. : ORC
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Point. : NIB
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Related by blood. : SIB
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Makes weaker. : DILUTES
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Either end of a square-rigged vessel's yard. : YARDARM
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Scrubbers. : WASHERS
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Churchill's constant companion. : CIGAR
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Fox. : TOD
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Light: Scot. : LICHT
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Humidity. : MOISTURE
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Induced. : TEMPTED
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Pertaining to the abdomen. : COELIAC
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Bird: comb. form. : ORNITHO
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American troops abroad. : AEF
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Pillages. : RAPINES
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Father of Esau. : ISAAC
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Group of houses in the country. : THORP
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Truck. : LORRY
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Putting in bondage again. : REENSLAVING
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Female kangaroo. : DOE
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Cut off the edges, as a coin. : NIG
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Roman bronze. : AES
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Not inspired. : UNANIMATED
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Enchantress who helped Jason. : MEDEA
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Greek poet of Lesbos, seventh century B. C. : ARION
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Boastful talk. : GASCONADE
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Novel by Helen Hunt Jackson, 1885. : RAMONA
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Algerian seaport occupied by Allies. : BONE
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Director of the Spars. : STRATTON
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Stood in competition. : RIVALLED
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Author of "Inside Asia." : GUNTHER
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Eventually. : YET
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East Indian mail. : DAK
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U. S. major general in European service. : HARTLE
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Finnish islands in Gulf of Bothnia. : ALANDS
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Words of unknown meaning in the Psalms. : SELAHS
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Indian river, 800 miles to Bay of Bengal. : KISTNA
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Stems of hops. : BINES
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___ Lama at Lhasa. : DALAI
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Pointed tools. : AWLS
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Part of the body. : LOIN
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Language of Scottish Highlanders. : ERSE
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Actress, recent USO entertainer in Africa. : RAYE
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Shower. : RAIN
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Rationed meat. : VEAL
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American baritone. : EDDY
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Single. : ONE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 106 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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