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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, April 9, 1944

Author:
Willard N. Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 671 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 72
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 113
Across
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Author of latest Nazi fairy tales. : GOEBBELS
9
Language of the Falangists. : SPANISH
16
Capital of our nearest ally. : OTTAWA
22
Battlefield in Maryland. : ANTIETAM
23
Country opposite Italian Heel. : ALBANIA
24
Des ___, U. S. Ambassador to Costa Rica. : PORTES
25
Become inactive. : STAGNATE
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Planes destroyed at Brunswick. : MESSERSCHMITTS
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Indian tribe. : SAC
29
Seaport between Anzio and Naples. : GAETA
31
Small boy. : BUB
32
Vanity case. : ETUI
33
Genus of S. Am. curassows. : MITU
34
Color endive blue. : IRIS
36
Popular game. : CRAPS
38
One of the Cinque Ports, in Sussex. : RYE
40
Roguish. : ARCH
42
Narrow inlet. : RIA
43
Friend of Euryalus in Aeneid. : NISUS
45
Eminent. : NOTED
47
Pear-shaped instrument. : LUTE
49
Asiatic palm tree. : ARENG
51
Rail city between Smolensk and Kiev. : GOMEL
52
Worn out. : JADED
53
Half gainer. : DIVE
54
Structural unit built by Sea Bees. : BRIDGE
55
Signora Checchi, died in U. S., 1924. : DUSE
57
Sanction. : ENDORSE
59
French baby. : TOTO
60
War production slacker. : ABSENTEE
64
Mah-jongg piece. : TILE
65
From a distance. : AFAR
67
Lieut. Comdr. Stratton. : SPAR
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The back: Comb. form. : NOT
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City between Orel and Kharkov. : KURSK
74
Minced oath. : EGAD
76
Doomed enemy combine. : AXIS
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Light Horse Harry. : LEE
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Muscle. : THEW
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Essentials. : NECESSARIES
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The common sassafras. : SALOOP
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Devastated Jap-held New Guinea base. : WEWAK
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Jap base in the Marianas. : ROTA
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Major geological division. : ECCA
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African antelope. : PEELE
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Legal purchaser. : EMPTOR
94
Japan's "Pearl Harbor of the North." : PARAMUSHIRU
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Area conquered by Genghis Khan. : ASIA
100
Variety of coffee. : RIO
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Tire casing. : SHOE
103
New ___. : DEAL
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The Blue Nile drains this lake: Var. : TSANA
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Block-buster filler. : TNT
107
Muscovy duck. : PATO
109
Scraps. : ORTS
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Encircled. : GIRT
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Beautiful feet: Slang. : TRILBIES
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Jutlander. : DANE
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One of the heaviest substance known. : IRIDIUM
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God believed progenitor of man: Polynesia. : ATEO
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Mother of Carnivals. : MOBILE
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Squirrel fur. : VAIR
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Moved slowly. : CREPT
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Head of U. S. Bureau of Censorship. : PRICE
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Red-haired ape. : ORANG
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Ruhr city hit by Allied bombs. : HAMM
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Person accepting wagers. : TAKER
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Chinese province west of Nanking. : HONAN
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Particle. : RAY
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Border on. : ABUT
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Minor bronze coin of Timor. : AVO
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Heavy-footed dance of jazz era. : STOMP
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Voiceless. : SURD
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Redskin. : OTOE
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"Strategic withdrawal" in Russia. : ROUT
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General Eaker. : IRA
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Booth. : STALL
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Marble. : TAW
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City once known as Byzantium. : CONSTANTINOPLE
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Lands in Central Pacific war zone. : OCEANICA
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Native of Axis-held Great Sea island. : CRETAN
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Language of Benedetto Croce. : ITALIAN
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River port on the Irrawaddy. : MANDALAY
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Belgian seaport. : OSTEND
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Mass drownings during French Reign of Terror. : NOYADES
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Absence. : AWAYNESS
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Use of chlorine. : GASSING
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Province touching four Great Lakes. : ONTARIO
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Erasmian pronunciation of seventh Greek letter. : ETACISM
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Magnanimous. : BIG
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Evil Gypsy spirit. : BENG
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Blaubok of South Africa. : ETAAC
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Subsequently. : LATER
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Bohemian composer of The Bartered Bride. : SMETANA
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Man's name. : SAM
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Lower clansman at West Point: Slang. : PLEB
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Incongruous. : ABSURD
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Pseudonym of humorist David Ross Locke, 1833–88. : NASBY
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Feminine suffix. : INE
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Title of respect. : SIRE
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Spear-shaped. : HASTATE
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Pertaining to serpents. : OPHIC
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River flowing through Stalinsk. : TOM
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Corporal in Sterne's Tristam Shandy. : TRIM
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Dressed. : ATTIRED
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Small drink of liquor. : WETTING
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Comfort. : ASSUAGE
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Parish priest. : CURE
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Footless animal. : APODE
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Leather. : SUEDE
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Tax. : STENT
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Ancient site of Olympian games. : ELIS
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U. S. admiral. : HART
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Crept furtively away. : SLUNK
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Whirlpools. : EDDIES
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The colored layer of the iris. : UVEA
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President of second largest copper-producing country. : RIOS
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Scoffer. : JEERER
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Melancholy. : DREAR
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Late King of Bulgaria. : BORIS
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Benumb. : STUN
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Russian name. : OLGA
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Excise. : TAX
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City bombed to paralyze Erla airplane works. : ANTWERP
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Where Prague is. : BOHEMIA
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Kettle. : STEWPOT
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Short rifle or carbine. : ESCOPET
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Blackshirt. : FASCIST
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Oil target blasted by Ninth U. S. Air Force. : PLOESTI
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Mouth harmonica. : AEOLINE
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Battologizes. : REPEATS
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Dog salmon. : KETA
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Head of un-American Activities probers. : DIES
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Trench. : SAP
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Siamese temple. : WAT
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Native of large Great Sea island. : SARD
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Commune in Limburg province, Netherlands. : ECHT
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Meadow. : LEA
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Pentapolis city of Asia Minor. : KOS
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High mountain in eastern Turkey. : ARARAT
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River flowing through Lake Geneva. : RHONE
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Teuton sea dog. : AEGIR
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Home front scarcity. : MAID
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Hideous old woman in Ivanhoe. : ULRICA
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Military force. : UNIT
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Smelting material. : ORE
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Hebrew letter. : ALEPH
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King of Men. : ODIN
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Jap ally since Dec. 21, 1941. : SIAM
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President Inonu's people. : TURKS
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Indians of northern Peru. : BOROS
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Seaweed. : ALGA
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Cleft or fissure: Biol. : RIMA
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Athletic assemblages. : MEETS
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Where fourth Roosevelt-Churchill meeting was held. : MOROCCO
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Elocutionists. : ORATORS
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Weapon. : BAYONET
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Celebrated Red general. : VATUTIN
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Decorative animal bust used in architecture. : PROTOMA
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Unprofitable. : INUTILE
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Capital of Orinoco-drained country. : CARACAS
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Lengthwise. : ENDWAYS
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Allied-dominated gulf off New Guinea coast. : HUON
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Apathetic. : TORPID
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Hero of 1866 Ibsen play. : BRAND
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Orsino's bride in Twelfth Night. : VIOLA
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Parrot. : MACAW
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Joint assemblies. : PLENA
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Famous princely house of Italy. : ESTE
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Nom de guerre of General Brozovich. : TITO
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Winglike parts. : ALAE
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Female harlequin duck. : LADY
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The color adjust. : TAN
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Moslem flute. : NAY
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Alchemic essence. : ENS
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Masefield heroine. : NAN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 65 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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