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New York Times, Sunday, April 18, 1943

Author:
J. C. Doesburg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 662 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 94
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 62
Across
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Sea between Australia and New Guinea. : ARAFURA
8
Turning point of North African campaign. : ALAMEIN
15
Strategic Tunisian seaport. : BIZERTE
22
Men under Lieut. Gen. Holcomb. : MARINES
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Capital of Sicily. : PALERMO
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Safe places for monkeys. : APERIES
25
River and lake in Northeast Ontario. : ABITIBI
26
More than likely. : OVERAPT
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Long speeches. : TIRADES
28
Brain membrane. : PIA
29
Scatters. : TEDS
31
Outlets. : EXITS
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Glory. : HALO
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Unfold: Poet. : OPE
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Brazilian tree yielding oil. : ANDA
36
Mother of Apollo and Artemis. : LETO
38
Town division in Philippines. : ATO
39
Dutch river flowing into North Sea. : HAAS
40
Solar disk. : ATEN
41
Vladimir Ilich Ulianov. : LENIN
43
Scandinavian geese. : SOLANS
45
Famous Quaker. : PENN
46
Prehistoric Mexican. : AZTEC
47
Genus of spider-monkeys, having no thumb. : ATELES
49
Lillian D. ___, noted social worker (1867–1940). : WALD
50
Dickey's left hand. : MITT
51
"I do not ___ to run."—Coolidge. : CHOOSE
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Corn mush. : SAMP
54
Island ceded to Japan by China, 1895. : FORMOSA
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Central European. : SLAV
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River in Northern Spain. : CEA
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Constellation, the Harp. : LYRA
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The moon. : DIANA
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Tribes in Burma. : TAIS
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English festival. : ALE
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City of Palestine, taken by British in 1918. : ACRE
69
Red-yellow. : RUST
71
Seaport in Eastern Sicily. : ACI
72
River on which Florence is situated. : ARNO
73
Narrow bar. : SLAT
74
Cabinet member. : MORGENTHAU
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Nova Scotia: French name. : ACADIA
79
Sloping channel. : CHUTE
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Conundrum. : ENIGMA
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Japanese objective. : AUSTRALIA
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Lithuanian Diet. : SEIMAS
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Ranges. : ROVES
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Meaning. : IMPORT
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Majority of Russian Social Democrats, 1903–1912. : BOLSHEVIKI
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St. ___, French town near Calais. : OMER
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Run. : FLEE
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Wakashan Indian. : AHT
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Foreign quarter in London. : SOHO
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Cradle of the human race. : ASIA
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Masculine nickname. : NED
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German nemesis in Russia. : COLD
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Curved lines in music. : SLURS
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Point in battle of New Guinea. : GONA
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Chinese dynasty. : HAN
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Tree of a plow, in India. : ALUS
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Needle-shaped. : ACERATE
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Lake in Ethiopia. : TANA
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First President of Panama, 1904–08. : AMADOR
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Woodwind. : OBOE
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Commune near Naples. : NOLA
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Regular. : NORMAL
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Was dull. : MOPED
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Eat away. : FRET
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Book of the Bible. : PSALMS
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Climbing plant. : LIANE
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Ardor. : ELAN
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Society: colloq. : FRAT
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Hint. : TIP
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French city on Yonne River. : SENS
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Devil's-tree of India. : DITA
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Gypsy husband. : ROM
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Beveridge ___. : PLAN
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Part of a shirt. : BOSOM
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Local position. : SITE
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Scene of fierce Russian battles. : DON
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Campaigner in North Africa. : ITALIAN
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Roman palace. : LATERAN
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Betoken. : PORTEND
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Like a heavenly body. : COMETIC
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Orestes's sister. : ELECTRA
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Wife of Napoleon III. : EUGENIE
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Incarnations. : AVATARS
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First Indian to visit the Pilgrims, 1621. : SAMOSET
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Godfather. : SPONSOR
Down
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Pacific seaport of Honduras. : AMAPALA
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17th-century piece of ordnance. : RABINET
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She helped Theseus escape the Cretan labyrinth. : ARIADNE
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Ready. : FIT
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Military force. : UNIT
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Resist by force. : REBEL
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Stage remarks. : ASIDES
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Highest mountain of Philippines. : APO
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Flow along. : LAVE
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Rommel's lost objective. : ALEXANDRIA
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Marks of excellence. : MERITS
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Muse of lyric poetry. : ERATO
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Small devils. : IMPS
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"The rules of ___ too much."—Milton. : NOT
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Place of outstanding American heroism. : BATAAN
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Hardwood trees of Philippines. : IPILS
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Jap fighter plane. : ZERO
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Stage of history. : ERA
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Italian masquerade. : RIDOTTO
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Indian lodges. : TEEPEES
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Substance. : ESSENCE
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Fill with cargo. : STOW
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Ghost: Humorous. : HANT
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Becomes ill. : AILS
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Patron saint of Norway. : OLAF
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River of Colombia, 625 miles into Orinoco. : HETA
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Sea between Caucasus and Ukraine. : AZOV
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Masculine name. : NEAL
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Land owned outright: Law. : ALOD
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Birthplace of Galileo. : PISA
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Stage laughs. : AHAS
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Turkish seaport, now called Izmir. : SMYRNA
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Santa ___, city in California. : MONICA
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Muse of history, Addison's pseudonym. : CLIO
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Sound of a bullet. : PRUT
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American hero. : MACARTHUR
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Capital of Yemen, Arabia. : SANA
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Secretary of War under Lincoln. : CAMERON
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Financial manager, in the ancient church. : ECONOME
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Attained success. : ARRIVED
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Confused by guilt. : ASHAMED
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Colloquy of three: Rare. : TRIALOG
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Resembling an astringent. : ALUMISH
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Seaport of Syria, north of Tripoli. : LATAKIA
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Annual. : ETESIAN
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Instigator. : EGGER
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Dark gray. : TAUPE
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Farewell. : ADIOS
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Hindu god of arts and dancing. : SHIVA
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River in Prussia, 160 miles to North Sea. : EMS
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Give to the ___. : USO
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Church vestment. : ALB
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Letter of alphabet. : CEE
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Irish Free State seaport. : TRALEE
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Singapore under the Japs. : SHONAN
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Misfortunes. : ILLS
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Fired. : SHOT
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___ Power Treaty, 1921. : FOUR
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Important ships in a convoy. : TRANSPORTS
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Dull fellow. : CLOD
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Caledonian. : SCOT
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Portico. : STOA
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Phenol derivative. : ANOL
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Coaling station for Suez ships. : ADEN
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Support. : ABET
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Elbow-shaped pipe fittings. : ELLS
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Condition of Libyan terrain. : ARID
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Enemy of the Axis. : AMERICA
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Russian Vice Premier. : MOLOTOV
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One of the Gilbert Islands. : APAMAMA
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Where Britain attacked French fleet, July 3, 1940. : ORAN
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City in Iowa. : AMES
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"___ fair are commonly fortunate."—Lyly. : MAIDENS
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The Merchant of Venice. : ANTONIO
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He swam the Dardanelles. : LEANDER
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French money. : FRANCS
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Lake in Hamilton County, N. Y. : PISECO
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Shoots from ambush. : SNIPES
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Discriminating sense. : FLAIR
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Indian symbol. : TOTEM
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Basin for holy water. : STOUP
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Istle fiber. : PITA
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Lake in Wales. : BALA
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California island, site of U. S. navy yard. : MARE
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Hence. : ERGO
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Suffer. : LET
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French article. : LES
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Genie of Thailand. : NAT
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Half a score. : TEN

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 84 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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