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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, April 8, 1945

Author:
Harriot T. Cooke
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { K Q X }, Scrabble score: 653 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 74
Harriot T. Cooke has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 42-Across clue had acute accent over first "e" in "Liège"; corrected it to grave.

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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 165
Across
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Rubble city on Western Front. : AACHEN
7
Interpret in an ethical sense. : MORALIZE
15
Mounting. : ASCENT
21
Simple lipides. : CERIDES
23
Tropical fruit. : AVOCADOS
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Australian shrub. : CORREA
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Self-centered person. : EGOTIST
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Point of union. : JUNCTION
27
President of the Senate. : TRUMAN
28
Responders. : REACTORS
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Pope. : LEO
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Rationed food. : OLEO
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Mine passages. : ADITS
34
Chariot used to carry statue of a god. : RATH
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Alas: Rare. : OIME
37
Musical syllable. : MI
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European capital, changed its name, 1925. : OSLO
41
Poison used on weapons. : INEE
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Commune in Liège Province, Belgium. : ANS
43
Islands in Molucca Archipelago. : BANDA
45
Straight, directly: Colloq. : SPANG
47
Ascendancy. : MASTERY
49
Mountains crossed by 7th Army. : VOSGES
50
Australian Governor of Bengal. : CASEY
51
Sojourn. : STAY
52
Large wooden drinking bowls. : MAZERS
55
Where oilfields were first bombed by USAAF. : ROMANIA
57
Irish ___. : STEW
58
"Father of the Republican party," nickname. : ABE
61
Catkin. : AMENT
62
Military opponents. : ENEMY
63
Relative grades. : RATES
65
Rouses the temper. : IRES
66
Area at base of bird's beak: Zool. : CERE
67
Increase by degrees. : AMASS
69
Two-wheeled chariot of Gaul. : ESSED
70
Swell up with vanity. : BLOAT
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Of a sensual nature. : EROTICAL
73
Spectacles fitter. : OCULIST
76
Rumanian city on the Danube. : GALATI
77
___ Vernon, Scott heroine. : DI
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Promissory notes. : IOUS
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Leafy vegetable: Var. : SPINAGE
80
Former Italian titles. : SERS
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Roman numeral. : IV
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Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Antarctic. : OCEANS
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Unintelligent. : FOOLISH
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What "Oklahoma" is. : OPERETTA
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Wife of Balder. : NANNA
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Famous Italian palace. : PITTI
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Brown color. : TOPAZ
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Complete defeat. : ROUT
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___ of Chancery, London. : INNS
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Oasis in Tunisia. : GAFSA
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Firearm. : PIECE
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Shirk. : EVADE
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Name meaning healer. : ASA
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___ Town, South African city. : CAPE
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Winding river in Phrygia. : MEANDER
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Paid attention to. : HEEDED
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Political party. : NAZI
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Island in Sulu Archipelago, P. I. : SIASI
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Revers. : LAPELS
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Scene of life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. : BENARES
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Magna ___. : CARTA
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Eared seal. : OTARY
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Dutch measure. : AAM
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St. ___, Pas de Calais city. : OMER
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Portico. : STOA
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Greek letter. : NU
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Symbol of an Egyptian religion. : ATEN
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Spanish seaport across from Oran. : ADRA
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Rapidly. : APACE
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Dining hall. : SALA
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Freshman at V. M. I. : RAT
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Dollar. : SIMOLEON
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Sweet liquids: Fr. : SIROPS
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Permits to publish at a specified time. : RELEASES
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City N. of Syracuse. : CATANIA
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Tube for depositing concrete under water. : TRENIE
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Potential forces. : ENERGIES
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Lapidation. : STONING
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Pinnacles of ice. : SERACS
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Grow smaller. : DECREASE
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Dignified. : SEDATE
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City N. E. of Naples. : ACERRA
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"The Isles of Greece"—Byron. : AEGEAN
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Dwellers along the Drava. : CROATS
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Impediment. : HITCH
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Revise. : EDIT
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Of an island: Prefix. : NESO
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Joppolo's title. : MAJ
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Seed. : OVULE
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Rain spout: Scot. : RONE
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Go with. : ACCOMPANY
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Buddhist column. : LAT
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One's own: Comb. form. : IDIO
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Science treating of animals. : ZOOLOGY
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Old English domestic slaves. : ESNES
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Behave. : ACT
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Marsh bird. : SORA
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Lack of refinement. : CRUDITY
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Heraldic fur. : ERMINE
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Less disorderly. : NEATER
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Bitter yellow herb: Var. : TANSEY
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Having great resources. : STRONG
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Starry. : SIDEREAL
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American landscape gardener and writer. : OLMSTED
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Members of a secret society. : MASONS
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Rumanian city, called Jassy by Germans. : IASI
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Contriver of sham "Popish Plot." : OATES
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Carbon diamond. : BORT
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Kiang. : ASS
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Spot, stain: Scot. : SCAM
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Myopic. : NEARSIGHTED
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Cut kerfs. : SAW
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Natives of famous Italian city. : VENETIANS
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Region which includes part of Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. : MACEDONIA
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Sponsors of Chapultepec Conference. : AMERICANS
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Enemy plane. : ZERO
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Where great oilfields lie. : MESOPOTAMIA
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Nickname of Secretary of State. : STET
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Copper town in Venezuela. : AROA
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Consummate bliss. : BEATITUDE
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Remained torpid during summer. : ESTIVATED
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Hartebeest. : ASSE
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Does a bad turn. : ILLSERVES
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Roman hair ornament. : ACUS
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Festival: Comb. form. : MAS
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Leftist Greek Army. : ELAS
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Make the cry of an elephant. : BARR
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One of the Hebrides. : IONA
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Like eyelashes: Comb. form. : CILI
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Etruscan Juno. : UNI
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Archaic Semitic dialect. : GEEZ
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Boozers. : SOTS
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What Karlsbad is. : SPA
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Central Sicilian city. : ENNA
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Transverse flute. : FIFE
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Deals on the Stock Market. : OPERATES
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Natterjack. : TOAD
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Partisans of the Vatican; used disparagingly. : PAPISTS
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Large spotted cat. : OCELOT
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Looks steadily. : GAZES
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Feeding place for cattle. : PASTURAGE
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Cetacea. : INIA
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Wriggly. : EELY
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Jeep. : CAR
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Gain by work. : EARN
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Pronoun. : HER
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Stupor induced by drugs. : NARCONA
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Triangle. : SCALENE
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Hysteria caused by rumors. : PANICS
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Crows. : BOASTS
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What Churchill intends to preserve. : EMPIRE
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Easier of access. : NEARER
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Glandular disease. : ADENIA
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Begone!—Shakespeare. : AROINT
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Control. : MANAGE
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Rowed. : OARED
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Monkshood plants: Var. : ATEES
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Islands near Turku. : ALAND
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Heroic. : EPIC
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Mr. Templeton. : ALEC
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A theatre of war. : ASIA
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Tangles. : MATS
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Indian. : OTOE
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Their: Fr. : SES
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Be mistaken. : ERR
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Compass point. : SSE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 64 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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