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WORDS AROUND THE WORLD

New York Times, Sunday, March 5, 1944

Author:
Waldo Ranson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 627 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 69
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 108
Across
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Rationed meat. : LAMB
5
Aug. 12, 1942. : GUADALCANAL
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Skills. : ARTS
20
Kupang is its capital. : TIMOR
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Claude R. Wickard's department. : AGRICULTURE
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Form of glacier ice. : SERAC
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Capital of Guam. : AGANA
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Actress Dunne. : IRENE
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Fished for morays. : EELED
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Sing in honor of. : TROLL
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Southern Argentina. : PATAGONIA
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Norse god of war. : TYR
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In Louisiana, a trifle given customers by tradesmen. : LAGNIAPPE
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University city of Oklahoma. : ENID
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Dry, as of wines. : SEC
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Finland, to the Finns. : SUOMI
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Advocate of new ideas. : NEO
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Regardless. : DEAF
40
Promontory. : NESS
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Instruments for cleaning small arms. : RAMRODS
44
Mountain near Lucerne, 5,905 feet. : RIGI
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Europe's largest lake, between Finland and Russia. : LADOGA
49
Democrat Hannegan. : BOB
50
Adroitness. : KNACK
52
Rented. : LEASED
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Great ___, one of the Bahamas. : ABACO
57
Mountain south of Capetown, 3,550 feet. : TABLE
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Opera by Massenet, 1894. : THAIS
61
Liquid used in making rayon. : ETHER
62
Make trim. : PERK
63
U-boat base between Brest and St. Nazaire. : LORIENT
65
Underwater device for severing mines. : OTTER
67
Balle Atha Cliath is its capital. : EIRE
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Dejected. : SAD
69
Mature. : RIPEN
70
Herd of whales. : GAM
72
Hurled. : THREW
74
Twice. : BIS
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Flows out. : EMANATES
77
Sea cow. : MANATEE
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Ancient city on the Nile. : THEBES
81
Marine-captured island of Kwajalein. : NAMUR
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Lavish entertainer. : REGALER
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Scene of Allied conference. : CAIRO
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German sharpshooter. : JAEGER
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Where St. Louis is. : SENEGAL
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Circular fort used in Corsica, 1794. : MARTELLO
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The whole. : ALL
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Land of Farouk I. : EGYPT
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Tunisian ruler. : DEY
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French general (1621–1686). : CONDE
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Spike of grain. : EAR
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Italian seaport, Nazi supply base for Yugoslavia. : POLA
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Desire. : YEARN
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Conqueror of Ethiopia, circa 1300 B. C. : RAMESES
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Holy Roman emperor (962–973). : OTTO
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Concerning. : ANENT
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Navigate. : STEER
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Knots. : NODES
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Kingdom of northern Sumatra. : ACHIN
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Oldest and wisest member. : NESTOR
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Ardent. : EAGER
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"Light ___ first."—Caedmon. : WAS
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City in central California. Pop. 60,685. : FRESNO
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Caliph. : IMAM
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Short film. : TRAILER
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Jewish December. : ELUL
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___-garou. : LOUP
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Drinking vessel. : CUP
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Greer Garson won it. : OSCAR
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East Indian sheep. : SNA
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Whip. : LASH
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Malay Archipelago. : INDONESIA
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Group. : SET
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Land of John Curtin. : AUSTRALIA
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Stage whisper. : ASIDE
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Rotary shaping machine. : LATHE
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Geometric lines. : RADII
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Japanese seaport on Hokkaido Island. : OTARU
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Regenerate. : RENEW
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Additional material for warmth. : INTERLINING
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Nut chewed by Asiatics. : BETEL
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Examination. : TEST
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Commander in Chief of Allied forces in S. E. Asia. : MOUNTBATTEN
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Robert A. ___, English statesman. : EDEN
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Goods sunk in sea with buoy attached. : LIGAN
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Violin maker. : AMATI
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Peak in S. W. New Hampshire, 3,186 ft. : MONADNOCK
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Boast. : BRAG
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American general (1777–1849). : GAINES
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Finnish language. : UGRIC
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Sunken court. : AREA
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Gunga ___. : DIN
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Vinegar. : ACETUM
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Game of cards. : LU
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Fulton's steamboat, 1807. : CLERMONT
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Consumed. : ATE
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Of no avail. : NULL
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Martian. : AREAN
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Account book. : LEDGER
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Town near Turin. : ASTI
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Give off solar heat. : RERADIATE
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Irony. : TROPE
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Tunicate. : SALPA
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Narrow ribbon. : TAPE
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Musical sign. : CLEF
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Mountain near Olympus. : OSSA
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English county. : YORK
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Knot of wool. : NOIL
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Island S. W. of Nova Scotia, scene of many shipwrecks. : SABLE
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U. S. battleship, commissioned 1919. : IDAHO
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Self. : EGO
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Sign of spring. : ROBIN
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Dispel. : SCATTER
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Turn to the right! : GEE
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Neglect. : LAPSE
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At right angles to a vessel's keel. : ABEAM
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The Hellespont. : DARDANELLES
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Reveals. : BARES
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Recognize: Obs. : KITHE
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Watchwords. : SHIBBOLETHS
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Weird. : EERIE
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Attire. : DRESS
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Sot. : TOPER
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Began a conflict. : ENGAGED
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Indian weight, 80 tolas. : SER
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Ritual. : LITURGY
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Unmusical bird. : TANAGER
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Hinders. : RETARDS
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Ouida. : RAMEE
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Native of Oceania. : MALAYAN
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Late beloved editor of Emporia Gazette. : WHITE
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Pony. : NAG
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Humans. : MEN
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___ Aviv, Jewish city in Palestine. : TEL
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Earlier than. : ERE
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Retire. : RETREAT
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Thrashes. : CANES
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Cipango. : JAPAN
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Matchless. : ALONE
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Rush of words. : SPATE
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Governor of North Dakota. : MOSES
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South American. : LATIN
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Seat of University of Maine. : ORONO
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Affirmative. : YES
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Fragrant durable wood. : CEDAR
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Islands S. E. of New Zealand. : ANTIPODES
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River in Argentina, 600 miles from Andes to Atlantic. : NEGRO
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Grass cutter. : MOWER
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Spotted, as a peacock. : OCELLATED
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Mr. Connally, from Texas. : TOM
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Restate. : REASSERT
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Islands near New Guinea. : ARU
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Cape on S. E. coast of Newfoundland. : RACE
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Sports columnist. : RICE
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___ -top. : FLAT
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Mohammedan: var. : MUSLIM
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Highest kind of worship. : LATRIA
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Naval officer. : ENSIGN
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Prevaricator. : LIAR
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Attack. : ONSET
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Fortified town north of Venice. : UDINE
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Soft: Music. : PIANO
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Butter substitute. : SUINE
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Winged. : ALATE
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Lorelei. : SIREN
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Transport. : HAUL
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Small amphibian. : NEWT
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Base in north Pacific. : ATTU
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Mine entrance. : ADIT
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Mantle. : ROBE
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Fowl. : HEN
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Original communist. : ANT
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Libra: Abbr. : LB

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 62 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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