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HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES

New York Times, Sunday, March 8, 1942

Author:
Mabel Daggett
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 633 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 167 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Mabel C. Daggett has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 4
Across
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Make suitable. : ADAPT
6
Pine tree of China and Japan. : MATSU
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Burns. : CHARS
16
Despiser. : HATER
21
Japan's news service. : DOMEI
22
Person subject to internment. : ALIEN
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Pandora's box, modern style. : RADIO
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King Carol's friend. : ELENA
25
Proponderant weight. : OVERBALANCE
27
Visionary. : IDEAL
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Cloths of fifteenth century. : LIRES
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Budget item. : RENT
30
Entangles. : MATS
31
An oppressed people. : DANES
33
Disfigures. : DEFORMS
35
Defensive work of stakes. : ESTACADE
37
Recoils. : KICKS
38
Animals. : DEER
39
Optic. : EYE
40
Beloved by Glaucus in "Last Days of Pompeii." : IONE
41
Specks "that people sunbeams."—Milton. : MOTES
42
Falcons. : MERLINS
44
Unbroken pony. : BRONCO
47
They "fold their tents like the Arabs." : CARES
48
Our Army in Ireland. : AEF
49
Harm. : SCATHE
52
Play about robots. : RUR
53
Foretold. : AUGURED
55
Hero of Dec. 9, 1941. : COLIN
57
Engages. : HIRES
58
English painter (1761–1807). : OPIE
60
Where Stevenson spent his last years. : SAMOA
61
Medical officer. : CORONER
63
Geologic division. : LIAS
64
Clears of noxious growth. : WEEDS
66
Philippine peasant. : TAO
67
Enthusiast. : FAN
68
Stair-post. : NEWEL
70
Auxiliary verb. : ARE
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Head of war production. : NELSON
73
Augment. : ENHANCE
76
Establishes again. : REBUILDS
78
Geraint's wife. : ENID
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Most pathetic. : SADDEST
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Smallest of a litter. : RUNT
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Points where sky and sea seem to meet. : SEALINES
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National guard. : MILITIA
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Set firmly in place. : SEATED
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Flame between two electrodes. : ARC
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Book requiring frequent changes. : ATLAS
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Source of Saturday broadcast. : MET
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Railroad timber. : TIE
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Bad shot at golf. : SLICE
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Port of Maine coast. : SACO
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Part of a carriage. : HORNBAR
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F. D. R.'s best friend. : FALLA
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Manageable, as a ship. : YARE
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Mushroom stem. : STIPE
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Blemish. : STAIN
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Rummage. : RANSACK
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Liquor from fermented molasses. : RUM
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Warbles. : YODELS
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Military supplies: abbr. : ORD
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Daughter of King of Italy. : MARIA
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Worry by continuous attacks. : HARASS
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Take by craft. : ENSNARE
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Devastation. : HAVOC
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Hera's rival. : LETO
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Preserve. : CAN
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Charged atoms. : IONS
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Names. : CITES
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Fondled. : CARESSED
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Follows. : ATTENDS
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Where Rosalind and Celia masqueraded. : ARDEN
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Lake of North Italy. : COMO
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Short for Henrietta. : ETTA
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Well done! : BRAVO
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Contended. : WAGED
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Wickedness. : ABOMINATION
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Engineer's helper. : OILER
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Fill with confidence. : ELATE
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South American. : LATIN
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Extend: Scot. : STENT
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Cup in France. : TASSE
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Been successful. : RISEN
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Genus of Malaysian palms. : ARECA
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Old fashioned. : PASSE
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Worship. : ADORE
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Tumblers. : DOVES
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Flower spike of the willow. : AMENT
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Belong. : PERTAIN
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End of a cart: Prov. : TIB
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Ill Frenchman. : MALADE
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Winged, as a maple-key. : ALATE
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Food receptacles. : TINS
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Dry, as wine. : SEC
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Not prepared for publication. : UNEDITED
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Crackles. : CRINKS
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Pluto's kingdom. : HADES
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Sweet drinks. : ADES
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Inlet. : RIA
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Metallic alloy. : SOLDER
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Pacific naval commander. : HELFRICH
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To another place: Lat. : ALIO
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Inhabiting the land. : TERRESTRIAL
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Germany, Italy and Japan. : ENEMY
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Civet. : RASSE
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Without hands. : AMANOUS
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Air heroes. : ACES
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Food fish. : EELS
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Dried leaves chewed by South American Indians. : COCA
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Peninsula annexed by Japan. : KOREA
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Explainer. : DEFINER
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Abandons. : MAROONS
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Fruit. : MELON
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Clinch. : NAIL
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He seized Harper's Ferry. : BROWN
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About 30 cents in British India. : RUPEE
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Overhanging window. : ORIEL
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Cave from which Sibyl gave her prophecies. : CUMAE
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Greek tense: abbr. : AOR
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Listened. : HEARD
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S-shaped worms. : ESSES
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Revolver. : GAT
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Fanciful idea. : CONCEIT
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More recent. : NEWER
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He makes tanks in Detroit (first name). : EDSEL
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Tester of eggs. : CANDLER
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Picture puzzle. : REBUS
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Russian name. : SONIA
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He stumps the experts. : FADIMAN
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Geometric figures. : LUNES
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Beethoven's last symphony. : NINTH
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Popular food. : HAM
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Sum, es, ___. : EST
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Junior partner in a desperate enterprise. : ITALY
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Floating island, birthplace of Apollo and Diana. : DELOS
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Her maiden voyage was in 1912. : TITANIC
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Impertinent. : SASSY
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Muse of love. : ERATO
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Sharps or flats in certain measures. : ACCIDENTALS
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Tailors. : SARTORS
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Daughter of Andrew Mellon. : AILSA
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Pope's triple crown. : TIARA
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Light tans. : ECRUS
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Mr. Taylor, music critic. : DEEMS
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String across a drum head. : SNARE
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Note in Guido's scale. : ELA
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The ___ door. : OPEN
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Enjoin. : BID
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Philippine lighthouses. : FAROS
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River in Hades. : ACHERON
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Scene of "Hamlet." : ELSINORE
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Traveler's tree, whose cup-like stalks hold the rain. : RAVENALA
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Queen of radio. : KATE
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Scottish snood. : SNOD
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South American beverage. : MATE
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Key to hieroglyphics. : ROSETTA
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Solution. : ANSWER
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Mysterious. : HIDDEN
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Thin scale. : LAMINA
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The Lowells talk only to him. : CABOT
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Entrance halls to Roman houses. : ATRIA
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Strategic Mediterranean island. : CRETE
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Funny. : COMIC
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Pens. : STIES
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Reefers. : ETONS
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City magistrate of Florence, he wrote "La Commedia." : DANTE
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Twilights. : EVES
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Turkish gentlemen. : AGAS
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Shed for small animals. : COTE
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Stepbrother of Fatima. : ALI
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Insignia of second lieutenant. : BAR
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"Pretty worm of Nilus." : ASP

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 157 debuted here and reused later.

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