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Alvin Ashby
Alvin Ashby

WITH A TOUCH OF GEOGRAPHY

New York Times, Sunday, March 29, 1942

97-Across : Slow-going.

Author:
Alvin Ashby
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 670 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 161
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 7
Across
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The arsenal of democracy. : AMERICA
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Beguiles. : AMUSES
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Strait between Borneo and Celebes. : MACASSAR
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Strategic island on the Equator. : CELEBES
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Monastic. : MONKLY
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Agreement between nations. : ALLIANCE
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Smallness: archaic. : EXILITY
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Observation. : ESPIAL
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Untidy woman. : SLATTERN
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Sprightly. : TID
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Forced to cease firing. : SILENCED
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Unsuccessful fighters. : LOSERS
33
Nephew of Abraham. : LOT
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Desserts. : ICES
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Captured Chinese city. : CANTON
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Vehicle shed. : GARAGE
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Danish Alice. : ELSE
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Signal systems. : CODES
41
Bird's cry. : CAW
42
Pipes, collectively. : TUBAGE
43
Naval supply points. : BASES
44
Market again. : RESELL
47
Screen. : GRILLE
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Contains. : HAS
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U. S. battleship. : COLORADO
52
Saline solutions. : BRINES
53
"A virtue not often found among poets."—Cervantes. : MODESTY
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Verily. : AMEN
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Tapuyan tribes. : GES
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Gave nourishment again. : REFED
60
Rationed item. : CAR
61
20 cents in Italy. : LIRA
62
Mr. Big. : BEN
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A good neighbor. : VENEZUELA
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The C in ABCD. : CHINA
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Fiber knot. : NEP
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Brutes. : ANIMALS
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One time only. : ONCE
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Island 1595 miles from Manila. : GUAM
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Catchers' masks. : CAGES
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Our first line of defense. : NAVY
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Stake. : ANTE
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Youngest of a group. : BABY
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Good mixer. : SODA
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Settled opinion. : DOGMA
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God of brute strength. : ARES
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Exhibit anger. : FUME
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Stanza. : STROPHE
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"Art may ___, but nature cannot miss."—Dryden. : ERR
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Opened. : UNDID
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Where Axis subs are operating. : CARIBBEAN
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"I wait the muffled ___."—Whittier. : OAR
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Delude. : FLAM
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Heroine of "Bleak House." : ADA
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Wrap fishing line with wire. : GANGE
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Clumsy ship. : ARK
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"All nature wears one universal ___"—Fielding. : GRIN
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Slow-going. : TEDIOUS
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Yarn winder. : PIRNER
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First showing. : PREMIERE
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Spider's web. : NET
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Creditor. : DEBTEE
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Where football games are played. : STADIA
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Faulty. : AMISS
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Trained. : REARED
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Greek letter. : PHI
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Grind the teeth. : GNASH
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Frame for stretching. : RACK
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Liquor made from pulque. : MESCAL
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Racket used in an Indian game. : CROSSE
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Small monkey. : TITI
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Biblical name. : ONO
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Drum call to arms. : RAPPEL
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Machines for making mortises. : SLOTTERS
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Cupid's title. : DAN
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Japanese-held island of Philippines. : MINDANAO
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Aptitude. : TALENT
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Inciter: rare. : AGITANT
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Psychiatrist. : ALIENIST
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Operate a plane. : AVIATE
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Story. : ROMANCE
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Sextons. : SACRISTS
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Clearing implement for small arms. : RAMROD
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Stretching device for fabrics. : STENTER
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Like vinegar. : ACETIC
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A good neighbor. : MEXICO
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Struck out. : ELIDED
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Electrical unit. : REL
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Sacred bird. : IBIS
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Pertaining to whales. : CETIC
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Places of refuge: Latin. : ASYLA
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Bearing catkins, as the poplar. : AMENTAL
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Uncaptured city in Russia. : MOSCOW
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Release. : UNPEN
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Sideslip. : SKID
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Guido's note. : ELA
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Uttered: poet. : SYLLABLED
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Remedial treatment. : MASSAGE
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Charge. : ALLEGE
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County in Ireland. : CLARE
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Inland islands. : AITS
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Assembled. : SAT
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Parts of fish lines. : SNELLS
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Chemical sugar. : ACROSE
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French securities. : RENTES
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Surround. : ENCLOSE
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Verbal tests. : ORALS
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Spanish fruit blade. : SERON
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African gulf. : GUINEA
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Picture stand. : EASEL
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Italian title. : SER
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Light confection. : TRIFLE
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"This bold ___ man."—King Henry VIII. : BAD
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Judiciously. : SAGELY
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Delightful regions. : EDENS
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Starving country. : GREECE
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Region of South America. : HORN
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Lady's handbag. : CABA
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Foretoken. : OMEN
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Uncaptured Russian city. : LENINGRAD
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Shocks. : BRUNTS
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Disable. : MAIM
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Island city in enemy hands. : SINGAPORE
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Shoe stretcher. : TREE
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Barks. : YAPS
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Dye-yielding plant of East Indies. : CHAY
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District in Tonga Islands. : VAVAU
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Divided into regions. : ZONED
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Berry smoked in cigarettes. : CUBEB
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Oak nut. : ACORN
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Indian of Mexico. : MAM
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Pluckier. : GAMIER
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Pother. : ADO
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What Lily Pons sings. : ARIA
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Navy's swallow-tailed flag. : BURGEE
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Wagered. : STAKED
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Expert. : DEFT
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Heraldic bearing. : ORLE
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Goes on to say. : ADDS
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Stimulated. : FANNED
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Sawlike organ. : SERRA
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Minute measure. : HAIR
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Bird. : ERNE
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Sea mile. : NAUT
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Agreement to exchange prisoners. : CARTEL
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John the ___. : BAPTIST
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Russian city. : MINSK
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Strategic fortress. : GIBRALTAR
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Cyclops. : GIANT
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Plural of O. : OES
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Time between wars. : PEACE
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Marble. : MIG
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Rulers without constitutions. : DESPOTS
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Loaded with pellets. : SHOTTED
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Spicy perfumes. : AROMAS
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City lost to Japan. : MANILA
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Petaining to an image. : ICONIC
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Meal. : REPAST
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Quick. : PRONTO
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Helpful. : AIDANT
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Posture. : STANCE
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Alluder. : HINTER
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Asiatic penguin. : MANIS
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"As ___ as a whistle"—Byron. : CLEAR
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Parches. : SEARS
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Fungus used in medicine. : ERGOT
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Hindu queen. : RANI
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Meager. : SLIM
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Monkey. : SIME
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___ Fuehrer. : DER
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Former capital of Burma. : AVA
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Beat. : TAN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 152 debuted here and reused later.

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