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Alvin Ashby
Alvin Ashby

HEADLINES FROM FAR-AWAY PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, April 26, 1942

Author:
A. A. Webster
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.04, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 658 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 150 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Alvin Ashby has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 11
Across
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Surrounded by. : AMIDST
7
Merry adventure. : LARK
11
Sharp retort. : SNAP
15
Japanese base in French Indochina. : SAIGON
21
Captured Pacific capital. : MANILA
22
Famous race horse. : EQUIPOISE
24
Embellished. : ORNATE
25
Location of an A. E. F. unit. : ULSTER
26
Japanese objective. : AUSTRALIA
27
Young girl. : LASSIE
28
Posed. : SAT
29
Island off Sumatra having tin mines. : BANKA
31
Crowning tuft. : TOP
32
Steel plating on ships. : ARMOR
34
Danish weight. : LOD
35
Nestling. : EYAS
37
Lever on a piano. : KEY
38
He said, "Give me liberty, or give me death!" : HENRY
40
Lower lever of a loom. : LAM
41
Claylike building material. : PISE
42
British protectorate taken by Japanese. : SARAWAK
44
Anchor point of Burma Road. : RANGOON
46
Bestowed. : DONATED
48
Fortify. : MAN
49
Shan tribesman. : TAI
50
Genus of shrews. : SOREX
52
Likewise not. : NOR
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Dutch and Portuguese island. : TIMOR
56
Prospect. : VISTA
58
Conical tent. : TEPEE
60
Narrow fabrics for trimming. : GIMPS
64
"Essays of ___." : ELIA
65
The ___ Legion. : FOREIGN
67
Short-billed rails. : SORAS
69
Public disposal of goods. : SALE
70
Each one of. : ALL
71
Angled for certain fish. : EELED
72
Fiber knot in wool staple. : NEP
74
For all voices. : TUTTI
76
Mongrel. : CUR
77
Recompensed. : REWARDED
79
Chinese towerlike temples. : PAGODAS
81
Clothe. : ENGARB
83
Upper story. : GARRET
84
Fortress. : CITADEL
85
Island off Java, bombed by Japanese. : MADURA
86
Dish. : SAUCER
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Spanish Army officer. : CAPITAN
88
Disparage. : BELITTLE
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Family. : ILK
91
Defier. : DARER
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Pass between mountain peaks. : COL
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Cuban measure. : TAREA
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Means of getting to first base. : HIT
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Mirth. : GLEE
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European dormouse. : LEROT
100
One who does justice. : RIGHTER
102
Squall. : GUST
103
Carnivorous animal. : HYENA
105
Postmaster's implement. : DATER
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Masses. : CLOTS
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Where the Irrawaddy flows. : BURMA
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Newt. : EFT
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Explosive charges. : MINES
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Like beer. : ALY
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Tapuyan. : GES
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Island in Pacific war zone. : SUMATRA
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Slip down. : DELAPSE
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Pursuit plane. : FIGHTER
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Avails oneself of. : USES
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As well as. : AND
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Bulrushes. : TULES
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One of the Aesir in Norse Myth. : ULL
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Eastern university. : YALE
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Bread. : BUN
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Stakes. : ANTES
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Conveyance. : CAB
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Shelled oil island. : ARUBA
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Feminine name. : MAB
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Astronomical. : URANIC
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Captured capital of Sumatra. : PALEMBANG
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Writing mistakes. : ERRATA
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Bring to terms. : REDUCE
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Change completely. : TRANSLATE
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Yarn winder. : REELER
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Thin soups. : BROTHS
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Remote allusion. : HINT
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Goddess of discord. : ERIS
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Diminishes. : TAPERS
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Entertains. : AMUSES
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Taking of this led to capture of Singapore. : MALAYA
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Adorn with shining figures. : INSTAR
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Commonly called. : DIT
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Nomadic Arabian. : SLEB
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Island off Borneo where Dutch destroyed oil wells. : TARAKAN
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Exuding water. : LEAKY
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Public fountain: Roman Antiq. : AQUA
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Russia. : RUS
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Young animal. : KITTEN
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The sand lily. : SOAPROOT
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Nihil. : NIL
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Theatre of war. : ASIA
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Harbor to be long remembered. : PEARL
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Islands occupied by Japan in January. : SOLOMON
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Sandarac tree. : ARAR
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Those holding office. : INS
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Illuminated by a combustible aerifluid. : GASLIT
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Unemployed. : OTIOSE
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Lacked. : NEEDED
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Points of an antler. : PRONGS
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Saddle of land in So. Africa. : NEK
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In ill temper. : MAD
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U. S. naval base. : SAMOA
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Island of West Indies. : HAITI
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Times long past. : YORES
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City bombed by R. A. F. : PARIS
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"Coin is the sinews of ___."—Rabelais. : WAR
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Destroyed. : RASED
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Like a relative. : NEPOTAL
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Wooden peg. : NOG
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Weary. : TIRED
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African ground squirrel. : XERUS
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"Ay, ___ her tattered ensign down."—Holmes. : TEAR
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Unlawfully. : ILLEGALLY
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U. S. cruiser. : MILWAUKEE
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Flowing veil of Middle Ages. : VOLET
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Related through males. : AGNATIC
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Devour. : EAT
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He's a four-starred headliner. : MACARTHUR
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The holding by one person of two or more offices at once. : PLURALISM
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Balkan native. : SERB
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Pertaining to a national government. : FEDERAL
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Denier. : NEGATOR
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Thief. : STEALER
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Sinned. : ERRED
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Pertaining to the feet. : PODALIC
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A key theatre of the war. : INDIA
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Rainbow. : ARC
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Hero of "Great Expectations." : PIP
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Room in a house. : DEN
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Damage by fire. : GUT
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Neck artery. : CAROTID
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Lakes. : MERES
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Lament. : SIGH
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Dutch island taken by Japan. : CERAM
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Insane: slang. : BATTY
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Feminine name. : ETTA
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"The ___ laugh of war."—Noyes. : RED
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Peg or pin. : THOLE
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Masculine name. : ENEAS
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Any opinion held to. : TENET
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Veteran Senator. : GLASS
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Sentimental. : GUSHY
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Abaft. : AFT
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Shining. : RELUCENT
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Beseech. : BEG
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Stupors. : TRANCES
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Moslem salutations. : SALAMS
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Jap island base raided by U. S. Navy. : GILBERT
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Outlying part of city. : SUBURB
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Moneylender. : USURER
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Seaport of Celebes captured by Japan. : MENADO
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Emmet. : ANT
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Rock crystal. : PEBBLE
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Disease: Colloq. : FLU
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Mexican dish. : TAMALE
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Exalter. : ELATER
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Changes position of lines in music. : REBARS
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___ bombs. : DEPTH
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Presses on. : URGES
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Yellow alloy of copper, zinc, and iron. : AICH
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Principal garment of Hindu women. : SARI
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Opposed: colloq. : ANTI
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Expanse. : AREA
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Cashew. : NUT
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Chinese weight. : LAN
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Tributary of Rhine. : AAR
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Corded fabric. : REP

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 139 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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