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CURRENT EVENTS

New York Times, Sunday, April 15, 1945

Author:
Lester Keene
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 537 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 68
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 166
Across
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Japanese vine, fastest growing plant. : KUDZU
6
The Brazilian Venice. : RECIFE
12
Capital of Camarines Norte, Luzon. : DAET
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President Harding's home city. : MARION
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Breadwinner. : EARNER
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City on Rhone estuary. : ARLES
20
British steamship line. : FURNESS
21
Crevice. : CRANNY
22
Third largest city, British India. : MADRAS
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___ Bull, Norwegian violinist (1810–80). : OLE
25
Manufacturing city on Grand Canal, China. : TSINING
27
Of a cupola. : DOMAL
29
Guardian of the Law: Slang. : COP
30
Misfortunes. : ILLS
32
Related on mother's side. : ENATE
33
Fail. : RENIG
34
Germany's glass manufacturing city. : JENA
35
Garapan is its capital. : SAIPAN
37
Heroine of "The Scarlet Letter." : HESTER
39
Nullifies. : NEGATES
41
Heroine of Massenet's opera, 1894. : THAIS
42
Long-range gun named after Frau Krupp. : BERTHA
43
Strategic city on the Lippe, N. W. of Essen. : WESEL
44
Manufacturing city near Milan. : LODI
46
Thin. : SLENDER
48
It reveals obscured targets. : RADAR
52
Topography of North German plain. : FLATLAND
56
Followers of Hindu philosophy. : YOGIS
57
Electric unit. : AMPERE
58
Revitalizes. : RECHARGES
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Apartment dwellers. : RENTERS
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Roulette wager at base of column. : BAS
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Eras. : AGES
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Hero of Iwo Jima. : LEATHERNECK
66
Russian oil center on Caspian Sea. : BAKU
67
Correlative of neither. : NOR
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Prussian local official, representing the central government. : LANDRAT
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Relating to trees. : ARBORICAL
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___ City, Nevada's capital. : CARSON
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Strategic bay N. of Bataan. : SUBIC
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Resonant. : SONORANT
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Bombed seaport on Honshu. : OSAKA
77
Demitasse. : SEMICUP
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Head of WSA. : LAND
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Port of Rome. : OSTIA
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Capital, northern territories, Gold Coast. : TAMALE
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Phonograph records. : DISCS
88
Commanders in chief of Anglo-Egyptian armies. : SIRDARS
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Type of velvet. : VELURE
92
Irish. : GAELIC
93
Sector. : AREA
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Relieved. : EASED
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Norwegian Nobel peace prize winner, 1921. : LANGE
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Small island near Guadalcanal. : SAVO
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Prussian title of distinction. : VON
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Gallantry. : VALOR
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Propelled. : PADDLED
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Basis of decimal notation. : TEN
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Step-ins. : UNDIES
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Form impressions of. : IDEATE
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Variety of fine talc. : AGALITE
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Former name of Honshu capital. : YEDDO
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Vessel with four-sided sail. : LUGGER
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Canarylike finches. : SERINS
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Horse of special color. : ROAN
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Hair nets. : SNOODS
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City on the Tisza River, N. Yugoslavia. : SENTA
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Russian republic E. of Finland. : KARELIA
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"Ode to a Grecian ___"—Keats. : URN
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Imperial ___ of Japan. : DIET
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Nazi "secret" headquarters, bombed March 15, 1945. : ZOSSEN
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Render sinless. : UNSIN
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Declaimers. : RECITERS
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Seriously. : EARNESTLY
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Jagged rock. : CRAG
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Lodging place. : INN
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Splashboard. : FENDER
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Genus of fossil crustaceans. : ERYON
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Reparation for injury. : DAMAGES
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26,160 sq. mi. inland sea. : ARAL
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Antiquity. : ELD
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Group of three notes performed in time of two: Music. : TERCET
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Expounder of the dogmas of Islam. : MULLAH
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300 mi. river joining Rhone at Lyon. : SAONE
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Pass off as genuine. : FOIST
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Health springs. : SPAS
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Rhine tributary, crossed by Patton's men March 18, 1945. : NAHE
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Sapper. : MINER
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Things freely poured out. : SPILTHS
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Provoke anew. : REANGER
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Medicinal root of Mexican plant. : JALAP
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City in Lombardy. : ASOLA
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Given to speculative thinking. : THEORETICAL
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Microbes. : GERMS
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Hesse city on the Rhine, captured March 18, 1945. : BINGEN
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Turns toward setting sun. : WESTERS
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Navy Minister in Pétain's Cabinet. : DARLAN
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Common Scottish contraction. : DINNA
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New Mexico county, Fort Sumner the seat. : DEBACA
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Invaded district of Lower Burma. : ARAKAN
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Issue. : RESULT
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European ruler, came to power Feb. 27, 1939. : FRANCO
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3.85 mi. in Portugal. : LEGOAS
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Town 10 mi. N. E. of Naples. : ACERRA
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Salt lake near Jerusalem, 1,292 ft. below level of Mediterranean. : DEADSEA
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Cape on Rugen Island, Baltic Sea. : ARKONA
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Thrum. : STRUM
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Introducing another's words in discourse: Rhet. : ECBOLE
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Arrayed. : HABITED
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Golf scores, one below par. : BIRDIES
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Tropical American prickly herb. : LOASA
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Spanish city near Gibraltar. : RONDA
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Great armament works at Pilsen. : SKODA
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Heaped together. : CUMULATED
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West Indian rope fiber. : SISAL
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Marchers. : PARADERS
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Overt act against one's country. : TREASON
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Grant use of. : LEND
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Capital of Muntenia, Rumania. : SLATINA
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Bush cats. : CIVETS
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Quadrant-shaped biscuit. : SCONE
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Island S. W. of Timor, Dutch E. I. : SAVU
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Sarcasm. : IRONY
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Melt down. : RENDER
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Battleground on the Meuse, World War I. : VERDUN
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Horse: Slang. : GEEGEE
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Stains. : SOILS
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Virginia's senior Senator. : GLASS
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Sacred literature of the Hindus. : VEDA
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Yugoslav island in the Adriatic. : PAGO
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Mend. : DARN
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Modified Esperanto. : IDO
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Self. : EGO
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Ignited. : LIT

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 53 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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