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New York Times, Sunday, April 1, 1945

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 670 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 62
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 164
Across
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Most judicious. : WISEST
7
War-scarred Dutch river. : MAAS
11
Booty. : SWAG
15
Marianas base. : SAIPAN
21
Opening course. : ENTREE
22
Happy day. : ARMISTICE
24
Lacking nothing. : ENTIRE
25
Scattered about. : STREWN
26
Port on the Maas. : ROTTERDAM
27
Difficult questions. : POSERS
28
Party. : TEA
29
Light fabric. : SCRIM
31
Symbol of strength. : STEEL
32
Province, in Sweden. : LAN
33
Macerate. : RET
34
An order under law. : WRIT
36
Where Changsha is. : HUNAN
38
Saint-Louis is its capital. : SENEGAL
40
Winglike parts. : ALAE
41
Disagreeing parties. : ANTIS
43
Cast iron. : METAL
45
Kind of dwelling. : TEPEE
46
Symbol of war. : SWORD
47
Storm wind of Greek myth. : LELAPS
49
Dice throws. : SIXES
51
Greek letter. : RHO
52
Stimulates. : WHETS
53
Nazi labor administrator. : LEY
54
Dutch measure. : AAM
56
More reserved. : COYER
58
Swirled. : EDDIED
60
Attach. : ANNEX
62
Blemish. : STAIN
64
Free State since 1922. : EIRE
65
Aries. : RAH
68
Placard-bearing striker. : PICKETER
71
Anglo-Saxon serfs. : ESNES
73
Rewrite job for 1946 World Almanac. : GERMANY
75
Soapstone. : TALC
76
Early violin. : REBEC
78
___ of the Sea, Scotland. : ISLES
80
Minister's assistant. : DEACON
81
Evergreen plants. : ALOES
83
Refresher division of troops. : REPLACEMENT
86
Sava tributary, W. Yugoslavia. : DRINA
87
Chemical compounds. : IMIDES
89
Airfield near Manila. : CLARK
90
African trees. : AKEES
92
Oriental pagodas. : TAAS
93
Marine-conquered Caroline base. : PELELIU
95
Departments of the Kuomintang Government. : YUANS
97
Traveling bags. : SATCHELS
99
Province in S. W. Ecuador. : ORO
100
Governor of Oklahoma. : KERR
102
Night. : SLEEP
104
Mohammedan scriptures. : KORAN
105
Paid attention to. : MINDED
107
Employers. : USERS
109
Henpeck. : NAG
110
It's rationed. : HAM
113
Brilliantly colored macaw. : ARARA
115
Symbol of freshness. : DEW
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Train reservation. : SPACE
119
City near Gibraltar. : MALAGA
121
Fighting spirit. : PLUCK
122
Chance: Comb. form. : TYCHO
124
Author of "State Fair." : STONG
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Come again. : RECUR
127
___ Duck. : LAME
128
Swimming stroke. : OVERARM
130
Fungous disease of wheat. : ERGOT
132
Modern Siam. : THAI
133
Wine chalice. : AMA
134
Arabian camel-hair garment. : ABA
135
South African blaubok. : ETAAC
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Interweave. : PLAIT
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Department in Peru. : ICA
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Period of legal immaturity. : NONAGE
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Victim of Jap aggression, 1931. : MANCHURIA
144
Missouri's pride. : TRUMAN
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Roman officials. : EDILES
147
Anti-internationalism. : ISOLATION
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Gold-colored gilt-head fish. : AURATA
149
Builder of airfields. : SEABEE
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Upper tone, in old Greek music. : NETE
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Literary friend of Chopin. : SAND
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City of Brittany. : RENNES
Down
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Crumbling Nazi defense line. : WESTWALL
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Prisoner in a military camp. : INTERNEE
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In a narrow manner. : STRAITLY
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Before. : ERE
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What a sailmaker does. : SEWS
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European freshwater fish. : TENCH
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All capital ships carry them. : MARINES
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Redolent. : AROMATIC
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Danish county. : AMT
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Is sedentary. : SITS
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Main ___. : STREET
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Carpenter's reaming tool. : WIDENER
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Type of jellyfish. : ACALEPHE
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Work of art. : GEM
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Flower part. : SEPAL
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Presently. : ANON
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Ex-Premier of Belgium. : PIERLOT
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Unpaid bills. : ARREARS
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Built a home. : NESTED
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Declines. : SETS
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West Indian import. : RUM
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New Guinea base. : LAE
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Theezan tea. : TIA
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Largest of the Cyclades. : NAXOS
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Stone nodule with crystal-lined cavity. : GEODE
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Reverential. : AWED
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Chastise. : SPANK
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Tacloban is its capital. : LEYTE
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Deviated from proper course. : SHEERED
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More mentally lucid. : SANER
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Mal de mer. : SEASICKNESS
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Cabled. : WIRED
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Measuring device. : METER
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Hair coloring. : RINSE
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Burrow. : DIG
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Give in. : ACCEDE
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Mediterranean vessel. : XEBEC
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Large Siberian fish. : NELMA
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Of a biological group. : RACIAL
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Custard-apple trees. : ANONAS
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Asiatic starlings. : HYNAS
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U. S. Attorney General (1919–1921). : PALMER
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Capital of Panay. : ILOILO
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Other side of a question. : REPLY
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Hunts. : SEEKS
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Sable. : MARTEN
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Capital of New Territories, China. : TAIPO
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German name. : CLAUS
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Furtive move. : SNEAK
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Sailor who inspired Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe." : SELKIRK
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Babylonian hell. : ARALU
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Spur range of the Rockies in W. Wyoming. : TETON
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Province in Tuscany. : SIENA
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Vamoose. : SCRAM
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Bean of India. : URD
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Penetrates by degrees. : SEEPS
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Sarah's handmaid. : HAGAR
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Stain again. : REDYE
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Babble. : PRATE
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Emblem of authority. : MACE
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Moderate. : DECREASE
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Arachnid with venomous sting. : SCORPION
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Shinto war god. : HACHIMAN
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Alligator pear. : AGUACATE
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Where Guam is. : MARIANAS
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Thin silk. : ALAMODE
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German foe since August, 1944. : RUMANIA
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Nondescript object. : WHATNOT
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Core of the British Empire. : ENGLAND
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Rent. : LET
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Stormoviks. : PLANES
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Rural electrification project. : TVA
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Revelation. : ORACLE
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Portuguese city in India. : GOA
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Corpulent. : OBESE
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Long-tailed monkey. : MAHA
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Gray East Indian partridge. : TITAR
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Off-track, awry. : AGEE
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Notches. : CUTS
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Faithful. : TRUE
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Church vestment. : ALB
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River in Fukien Province. : MIN
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Sea inlet. : RIA
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Greek vase. : URN

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 51 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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