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CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, April 30, 1944

Author:
Alexis P. Boodberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 182, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 4.91, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 672 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 70
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 116
Across
1
April 9, 1942. : BATAAN
7
King of Israel, married Jezebel. : AHAB
11
Lithuanian or Lett. : BALT
15
Lower Volga area, capital Elista. : KALMUK
21
Red dyestuff. : ANATTO
22
Maliciously destroys. : SABOTAGES
24
Capital of Panay. : ILOILO
25
"The oil spigot of Russia." : ROSTOV
26
Il Duce's lost empire. : ABYSSINIA
27
Great airfield 125 miles north of Vladivostok. : SPASSK
28
Kipling novel. : KIM
29
Gandhi's place of imprisonment. : PATNA
31
Hitlerite. : NAZI
32
Grassland: India. : RAKH
34
100, in Russian. : STO
35
Zoological suffix. : INAE
37
Product of Ceylon. : TEA
38
Dreadful. : DIRE
39
Hindu god. : SIVA
40
Yellow fever conqueror (1851–1902). : REED
41
Legislator. : SENATOR
43
They are seven. : SEAS
44
Scandinavian. : DANE
45
Port of Irak. : BASRA
46
Great Arctic convoy port. : MURMANSK
48
Irish expletive: Var. : ARRA
49
1,300-mile river to Sea of Azov. : DON
50
Claw. : TALON
53
Where Baghdad is. : IRAK
54
Island northwest of Truk. : GUAM
55
Egyptian tomb. : MASTABA
59
Land of the Lion and the Sun. : IRAN
60
Red deer. : STAG
61
Its temporary name is Shonan. : SINGAPORE
63
Flee: Slang. : LAM
64
Tree. : ELM
65
Canal, 61 miles through Schleswig isthmus. : KIEL
66
Obligation. : DEBT
67
Native of Istanbul. : TURK
68
Eskimo hut. : IGLU
69
Bits of toast in broth. : SIPPETS
71
Leader of R. I. revolt, 1842. : DORR
72
Neutral country. : EIRE
73
In the rear. : AREAR
74
Indian nationalist. : NEHRU
75
October 21, 1805. : TRAFALGAR
77
Slippery. : SLICK
78
Second largest city in Utah. : OGDEN
79
Seize. : GRAB
80
Slender. : LEAN
81
Shell. : MISSILE
83
Make senseless. : STUN
84
Commit mayhem. : MAIM
85
Speech sound in Danish. : STOD
86
Island northwest of Malta. : GOZO
87
Jewish title. : RAB
88
The: Spanish. : LOS
89
Native of East Adriatic coast. : DALMATIAN
91
Seaport in North Africa. : BONE
92
Island between Guadalcanal and Florida. : SAVO
93
Catapults. : ONAGERS
95
Thunder god. : THOR
96
Captured base on New Guinea. : BUNA
97
Seaport on east shore of Korea. : FUSAN
98
King. : REX
99
Manner. : MIEN
100
Strait between Borneo and Celebes. : MAKASSAR
102
Captured May 7, 1943. : TUNIS
105
Famous Italian actress. : DUSE
106
Great munition center south of Moscow. : TULA
107
Seaport in the Heel. : TARANTO
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Sky: Comb. form. : URAN
112
Run. : BOLT
113
Cabinet member. : HULL
114
Pronoun. : HIM
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Returned to Germany, 1935. : SAAR
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Infold. : LAP
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Suffer: Scot. : DREE
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Girl's name. : SARA
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Stupid person. : MORON
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Light carriage. : GIG
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Absence of ears. : ANOTIA
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Stalingrad, 25 years ago. : TSARITSYN
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Great Italian arsenal. : VERONA
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Tribesman of Siberia. : GILIAK
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Home of Ramirez and Rawson. : ARGENTINA
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Native of Chinese port. : AMOYAN
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Frozen drip. : ICICLE
133
Where Bangkok is. : SIAM
134
Seaport in Algeria. : ORAN
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Residents of bombed city. : ROMANS
Down
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"Willin'" Dickens character. : BARKIS
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Resembling a wild ox. : ANOINE
3
Dutch discoverer of South Pacific island. : TASMAN
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Pewter coin. : ATT
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On high. : ATOP
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Maker of changes: Rare. : NOVATOR
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Manner of sitting in Orient. : ASANA
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Lima bean: Sp. : HABA
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Endure. : ABY
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Pertaining to a part of Yugoslavia. : BOSNIAK
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Coarse fabric. : BAIZE
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God of altar fire. : AGNI
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20c pieces in Rumania. : LEI
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Queen ___. : TSARINA
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Base in North Pacific. : KISKA
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River in Kubla Khan. : ALPH
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River in North Chile. : LOA
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Fails to hit. : MISSES
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General Montgomery's country. : ULSTER
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Captured base near Port Moresby. : KOKODA
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Rulers, 1547–1917. : TSARS
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Social insects. : TERMITES
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Prayer. : AVE
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de Valera. : EAMON
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Pulpit. : DESK
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Native of ancient Poland. : SARMATIAN
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Talk noisily. : RANT
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Cask. : TUN
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Obstacle. : SNAG
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Obstacle. : DRAG
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Indian Quisling. : BOSE
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Sea in Turkestan. : ARAL
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Charley's ___. : AUNT
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Blacked out. : DARK
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Articles of clothing. : TIES
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Village near Washington. : ARLINGTON
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Island between Malta and Tunisia. : LAMPEDUSA
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"The Rock." : GIBRALTAR
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"Utopia" author, 1516. : MORE
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Opposite "The Rock," in Spain. : ALGECIRAS
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Strategic seaport of the Crimea. : BALAKLAVA
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River bordering Manchukuo. : AMUR
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Place: Latin. : SITU
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Slave. : SERF
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Low murmur. : PURR
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"Ol' Man River" composer. : KERN
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Land between rivers: India. : DOAB
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Flag. : IRIS
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Benzine: Comb. form. : PHEN
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Playwright. : DRAMATIST
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Mild oath. : EGAD
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Moreover. : ALSO
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Defeat: Colloq. : TRIM
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Mr. Henderson. : LEON
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Magnitude. : SIZE
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Fiord, arm of Skagerrak. : OSLO
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Dames. : GALS
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City of Yugoslavia, officially Bitolj. : MONASTIR
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Black. : EBON
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"Das Kapital" author (1818–83). : MARX
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Swiss city. : SION
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Captured New Guinea base. : GONA
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Flunking marks. : DEES
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Pronoun. : THEE
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Island north of Bougainville. : BUKA
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Chapters of the Koran. : SURAS
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Smile. : GRIN
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Dance. : BALL
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By many degrees. : FAR
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Matador's assistants. : MULETAS
100
Person of mixed Caucasian and Negro blood. : MULATTO
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Urn for making tea. : SAMOVAR
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Capital of British Solomons. : TULAGI
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Celestial. : URANIC
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Occupied city, Italian name. : NAPOLI
105
Doats animal. : DOE
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Royal Arsenal of Italy bombed here. : TURIN
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City bombed April 18, 1942. : NAGOYA
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Capital of Formosa. : TAINAN
110
Wind instruments. : ORGANS
112
Retarder. : BRAKE
113
Group of females. : HAREM
114
Where Kaifeng is. : HONAN
117
Radio part. : DIAL
118
Long story. : SAGA
119
Bird of Asia. : MYNA
120
Verne hero. : NEMO
123
Twitch. : TIC
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Title, in India. : SRI
126
Title. : SIR
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Gypsy. : ROM

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 58 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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