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New York Times, Sunday, March 7, 1943

73-Down : Menuhin's instrument.

Author:
P. Joseph Lamanna
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 629 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 93
P. Joseph Lamanna has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 56
Across
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Pale. : ASHY
5
Where World War I started. : BOSNIA
11
Director of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation. : LEHMAN
17
"The coward does it with a ___."—Wilde. : KISS
21
Nonbelligerent democracy. : SWITZERLAND
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Stimulate. : AROUSE
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To the inside of. : INTO
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Italian island stronghold between Sicily and Tunisia. : PANTELLERIA
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Diacritical signs in Spanish. : TILDES
27
New leader of House of Commons. : EDEN
28
Senior. : ELDER
29
Singular. : ODD
30
Fastened. : LACED
32
Inhabitant of Europe's "under belly." : ITALIAN
34
Structural units of nervous system. : NEURONS
36
People of non-belligerent country. : IRISH
38
Set down in writing. : ENTER
40
Preacher McPherson. : AMY
41
Fabre's subject. : BEE
42
Move stealthily. : SNEAK
43
Airport near London. : CROYDON
45
Somewhat aged. : OLDISH
48
Umbrella-shaped finial. : TEE
49
Orientate. : EAST
50
Mongolian. : MOGUL
54
Lady of Fort Des Moines. : WAAC
55
President Carlos Arroyo Del ___ of Ecuador. : RIO
57
Advanced area of military operations. : FRONT
60
Piece of iron joining poles of magnet. : ARMATURE
63
Wander. : ERR
64
Arsenal city pounded by block-busters. : TURIN
66
Rara ___. : AVIS
67
Beverages. : TEAS
68
Officer in former Turkish empire. : AGA
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Slight push. : NUDGE
71
Bearing nuts, as an oak. : ACORNED
73
Medicine bottle. : VIAL
74
Important gulf, arm of Arabian Sea. : ADEN
75
Improve in appearance. : SMARTEN
77
Shift. : VEER
78
Shipwrecked lady in "Twelfth Night." : VIOLA
79
Soviet news agency. : TASS
80
___ Coward. : NOEL
81
A cutting or paring off. : RESECTION
83
Outcry. : YELL
85
Ruminate. : CHEW
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Tipped to one side. : ATILT
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Russian city on battle line. : OREL
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Capital of Venezuela. : CARACAS
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Cabinet member. : HULL
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Appendages. : TAGS
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Chemical compound. : AMIDIDE
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River in Missouri. : OSAGE
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Entirely. : ALL
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Ten: comb. form. : DEKA
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Proceeding. : STEP
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Nostrils. : NARES
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Nothing. : NIL
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Pierced. : SKEWERED
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Defeat. : WORST
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Turn and spread to dry, as hay. : TED
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Projectile of old firearm. : BALL
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Bombed capital of Ruhr area. : ESSEN
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Southern Asiatic gulf. : OMAN
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Lyric poem. : ODE
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Magistrates of ancient Rome. : EDILES
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Man's overcoat. : SURTOUT
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Incited. : EGGED
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Russian local commmunity. : MIR
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Wine vessel. : AMA
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University officials. : DEANS
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Leader in French Revolution. : MARAT
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Form of protection against bombs. : SANDBAG
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Small streams. : RILLETS
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Seaport opposite Gibraltar. : CEUTA
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Very: comb. form. : ERI
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Girl's name. : ALINE
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American statesman (1777-1852). : CLAY
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Annular islands common in Pacific. : ATOLLS
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Leathernecks trained for aerial invasion. : PARAMARINES
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Preposition. : UNTO
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Noisy feasts. : REVELS
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Deep interest. : ENGROSSMENT
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Perceived. : SEEN
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Worthless. : DROSSY
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Stone urns: Dial. : STEENS
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Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
Down
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Tremulous. : ASPEN
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Piece of low marshy ground. : SWALE
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Native of India. : HINDU
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Pertaining to a rare metallic element. : YTTERBIC
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Babylonian god of earth. : BEL
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Narrow fillets, in architecture. : ORLOS
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Pung. : SLED
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Relating to aromatic plant used by ancients. : NARDINE
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Termination indicating order of animals. : INI
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Gulf on south coast of Turkey. : ADALIA
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Fastening device. : LATCH
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Canal in Eastern United States. : ERIE
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Payees of notes. : HOLDERS
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Fluid-to-plastic mixture. : MUD
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Self-originated existence. : ASEITY
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Lodged. : NESTED
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U-boat base in Northern Germany. : KIEL
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Question mark of Asia. : INDIA
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Energy. : STEAM
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Boy. : SONNY
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Ciphers. : ZEROES
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Petition. : ASK
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Savors. : AROMAS
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Indian political leader. : NEHRU
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The Great Barrier of Australia. : REEF
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System of signs. : NOTATION
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Unimpassioned person. : STOIC
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Tackles for hoisting anchors. : CATS
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Negative. : NOT
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River and lake in California. : OWENS
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Alarm: poet. : LARUM
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Strait connecting Sea of Marmora with Aegean. : DARDANELLES
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Lady of Arthur's court. : ENID
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Stepping-stone to Tokyo. : GUADALCANAL
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Constrains. : URGES
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Tends. : LEANS
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United Nation. : IRAN
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Hindu princess. : RANEE
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Conqueror. : OVERCOMER
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Authentic. : REAL
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Asiatic region overrun by Japs. : MALAYA
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Books for soldiers. : NOVELS
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Rumble. : GROWL
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Support. : REST
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Menuhin's instrument. : VIOLIN
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Mountain system in North Africa. : ATLAS
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Elastic filament associated with plant spores. : ELATER
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Contended. : VIED
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Brisk dance. : RIGADOON
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Steps lightly. : TRIPS
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God of love. : EROS
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Dispel. : CHASE
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Bodies of ships. : HULKS
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Convey. : TAKE
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Cover with wax. : CERE
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Spry. : AGILE
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Betrays for a reward. : SELLS
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The sun's disk: Egyp. myth. : ATON
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Noted the time of. : DATED
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Strip. : DENUDE
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Moslem of Northwest frontier province, India. : SWAT
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Dropsy. : EDEMA
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Masculine nickname. : WES
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Ancient garment. : TOGA
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Substance to catch small birds. : BIRDLIME
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Coordinated bundles of tissue fibers. : MUSCLES
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Cleanse. : DETERGE
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Gold coins of medieval Arabia. : DINARS
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Defer. : RETARD
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One who tests liquors. : TASTER
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Corrode. : EAT
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Fruit. : GRAPES
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Archway. : ARCUS
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Bay at southeast tip of New Guinea. : MILNE
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Winged. : ALATE
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Disarranged. : MUSSY
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British Foreign Secretary, 1931-35. : SIMON
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Author of famous test. : BINET
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About. : ANENT
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Beau ___. : GESTE
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Silk-center of Europe. : LYON
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Measures of length. : ELLS
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Choice. : RARE
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Egg: comb. form. : OVO
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"Go to the ___, thou sluggard." : ANT
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Dolt. : ASS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 85 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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