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HEADLINERS AND BYLINERS

New York Times, Sunday, April 5, 1942

2-Down : Strategic territory in Africa.

Author:
J. C. Doesburg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 604 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 149 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
J. C. Doesburg has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 8
Across
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Cabinet member. : STIMSON
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Philippine province. : ISABELA
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Disheartens. : DEJECTS
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Name for Joan of Arc. : PUCELLE
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Exact. : LITERAL
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Private chapel. : ORATORY
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Nazis and Japs. : ENEMIES
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Receive as a patrimony. : INHERIT
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Washings. : LAVAGES
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Eyelash: rare. : CIL
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Worn by catcher. : MITT
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Department in France. : GERS
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Far East news service. : ANETA
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Burmese demon. : NAT
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River flowing through Munich. : ISAR
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1066 settlers in England. : NORMANS
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Mussolini's son. : BRUNO
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He said "Delenda est Carthago." : CATO
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Primitive Japanese. : AINUS
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Cuts grain. : REAPS
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Moved slowly. : CREPT
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Badgerlike animal. : RATEL
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Vessels for molten metal. : LADLES
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Recent: comb. form. : NEO
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European buzzard. : GLEDE
50
He took a ride in 1775. : REVERE
51
Play. : ENACT
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Morbid sounds. : RALES
55
Kitchen aid. : SIEVE
57
Charles Dodgson. : CARROLL
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Recites. : REPEATS
62
Bored into. : ATE
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"The ___ of Wonderful Nonsense"—Pegler. : ERA
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"Cakes and ___." : ALE
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Ferric oxide powder. : ROUGE
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Always: contr. : EER
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Unconquered seaport. : LENINGRAD
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Branch. : RAME
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"The song that ___ a nation's heart"—Tennyson. : NERVES
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Muang-Thai. : SIAM
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Added name. : AGNAME
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Serpent. : ABOMA
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Percolate. : SEEP
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He takes you up. : OTIS
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Supporting frame. : EASEL
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Far East naval base. : CAVITE
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She threw the Apple of Discord. : ERIS
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Short fish-lines. : SNELLS
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East Indian deer. : RUSA
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Recent arrivals in Australia. : AMERICANS
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Toe: Scot. : TAE
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Indian peasants. : RYOTS
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Portuguese coin: singular. : REI
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"The still, ___ music of humanity"—Wordsworth. : SAD
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Frantic. : MAD
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Snapping insects. : ELATERS
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Edna St. Vincent Millay. : POETESS
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Foreshowed. : BODED
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"Is he ___ at whose right side rides Courage?"—Anderson. : ALONE
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Rest house. : SERAI
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Tycoons. : BARONS
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Just clear, as an anchor. : ATRIP
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Revolver. : GAT
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Coals. : EMBERS
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Regions. : AREAS
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Of signal importance. : SIREN
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Stuck. : MIRED
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Antelope of Himalayas. : SEROW
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Devotees. : ISTS
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Spirits in the Koran. : PERIS
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Labor leader. : GOMPERS
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___ Bonheur. : ROSA
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Garland. : LEI
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Mother of Perseus. : DANAE
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Whimper. : PULE
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The Pope. : PAPA
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Chaucer's title. : DAN
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Insides: slang. : INNARDS
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What dressmakers do. : STYLING
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Repairmen. : MENDERS
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Diminutive fauna. : FAUNULE
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Italian port shelled by British. : TARANTO
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The "Merchant of Venice." : ANTONIO
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Acquires feathers. : FLEDGES
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Part of India's northern barrier. : EVEREST
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Lincoln's Secretary of War. : STANTON
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Noteworthy. : SPECIAL
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Strategic territory in Africa. : TUNISIA
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American base. : ICELAND
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Hebrew letter. : MEM
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Slender. : SLIM
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Liquid part of fat. : OLEIN
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Wisest man. : NESTOR
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River in Turkestan. : ILI
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City taken by Yamashita. : SINGAPORE
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City of famine. : ATHENS
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Fermented liquors. : BEERS
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Makes a slip. : ERRS
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Native of Burma. : LAI
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Provided with a place for worship. : ALTARED
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Sorrowful. : DOLENT
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One of the Muses. : ERATO
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Island of scorched-earth. : JAVA
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Class of Japanese outcasts. : ETA
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Allied. : COGNATE
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Negotiator. : TREATER
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Shortening of a syllable. : SYSTOLE
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Tributary of Humber River. : TRENT
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Negroes of Nigeria. : NUPES
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King. : RULER
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Western star. : MAE
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Nazi-held port. : BREST
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Ancient home of man. : CAVE
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Latin American. : SENOR
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Nets. : CLEARS
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Return in kind. : REVENGE
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Fashionable gathering. : SALON
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Delight. : GLEE
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Networks of nerves. : RETIA
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Indications. : CLUES
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"Ivory, and ___ and peacocks." : APES
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Character in Scott. : IAN
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Good neighbor capital. : CARACAS
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The Yellowhammer State. : ALABAMA
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Transferred. : REMOVED
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"Where is the medal without its ___?"—Marx. : REVERSE
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Severe critics. : SLATERS
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Obliteration. : ERASURE
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Name of 13 Egyptian Kings. : RAMESES
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English Queen, called "The Fair Maid of Brabant." : ADELAIS
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Labor leader. : GREEN
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One of the Brontës. : EMILY
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Growl. : GNAR
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Arabian chief. : EMIR
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Covering for roof-apex. : EPI
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Hero of Euripedes drama. : ION
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Philippine muskmelons. : ATIMONS
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Declivity. : SLOPE
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Habitat plants. : ECADS
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Dzugashvili. : STALIN
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Witnessed. : SEEN
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Available supply. : STORE
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Author of "Fables in Slang." : ADE
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Over. : ATOP
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Visible lines of junction. : SEAMS
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Deified ancestors. : LARES
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Units under colonels. : REGIMENTS
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Rome's river. : TIBER
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Crushers of Laocoön. : BOAS
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Estate of Egyptian khedive. : DAIRA
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What prices are. : STEEP
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Court officer. : BAILIFF
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What the U. S. is to the Allies. : ARSENAL
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Suite. : RETINUE
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Strategic seaport of Italy. : TRIESTE
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OCD unit. : ARP
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Caustic. : ERODENT
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Port on Parana River, Argentina. : ROSARIO
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Secretary of the Navy under F. D. R. : SWANSON
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Perceives. : SENSES
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Manufacturing city of Illinois. : MOLINE
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Plays. : DRAMAS
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Hoe: Scot. : PADLE
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Of the throat. : GULAR
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Exhausted. : SPENT
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Sulfanilamide. : DRUG
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Combustible heap. : PYRE
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Goddess worshiped by Rameses. : ANTA
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Conjunction. : AND
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Hebrew letter. : TAV
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Came by. : GOT
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1,300-mile Russian River. : DON

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 143 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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