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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, May 14, 1944

Author:
G. O. Butler
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 667 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 81
G. O. Butler has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 118
Across
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Rice in China. : STAPLE
7
Much-bombed New Guinea base. : WEWAK
12
U. S. Fifth Army general. : CLARK
17
Rudiments. : ABCS
21
Famous Middlesex school. : HARROW
22
New Britain peninsula. : ARAWE
23
Prosecute again. : RESUE
24
Saucy. : PERT
25
Land. : ARRIVE
26
Uttered through nose. : NASAL
27
He says "Public opinion wins wars." : EISENHOWER
29
Workers who ring casks. : HOOPERS
31
Convoy vessel. : SHIP
32
Peer Gynt's mother. : ASE
33
Gilbert island. : TARAWA
34
Proselyte to Judaism. : GER
35
Heavenly body. : COMET
37
Airplane caper. : STUNT
39
Vest. : GILET
40
Beat it, pussy! : SCAT
42
Genus of the mulberry. : MORUS
43
Ophelia's brother. : LAERTES
45
Other: Comb. form. : ALLO
46
Favorite. : PET
47
East African hartebeests. : TORAS
48
Wax: Comb. form. : CER
49
Fishermen. : EELERS
51
Meteor radiant from near Taurus. : ERIDANID
53
Investments. : BONDS
55
Mature. : RIPE
56
Mortarboard. : CAP
59
Yugoslav district. : CROATIA
60
Island reoccupied by Fighting French. : CORSICA
62
Dumas heroine. : CAMILLE
64
Native of Naga Hills, Burma. : KONYAK
65
___ force. : TASK
66
Religious women. : NUNS
68
Lake between Russian and Finland. : LADOGA
69
Résumé. : REHASH
71
Admiral in command of Pacific strategy. : NIMITZ
73
Town near White Russian border. : NEVEL
74
Catch the breath. : GASP
78
Tire holders. : RIMS
79
Hawk parrot. : HIA
80
Assemble. : MEET
82
Weights of India. : SERS
83
Remove the top. : UNCAP
85
Faucet. : SPIGOT
87
Seaport on "Rocket Coast." : CALAIS
89
Scopes lawyer, 1925. : DARROW
91
Again. : ANEW
92
Tree trunk. : BOLE
93
Magic images. : SIGILS
98
Outer layer of pericarp. : EPICARP
100
Sinister. : OMINOUS
102
General Nikolai F. ___ : VATUTIN
103
Siesta. : NAP
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Pronounce imperfectly. : LISP
106
Supreme Court justice. : STONE
107
Pertaining to South American quail. : TINAMINE
108
Girl in "The Raven." : LENORE
110
Angle of a trench. : ZIG
111
U. S. flier under Chennault. : TIGER
112
Born. : NEE
113
American author (1877–1932). : MACY
116
Greedy person. : GRASPER
118
Oil-yielding Philippine tree. : BETIS
119
German title. : HERR
120
Palm cockatoo. : ARARA
122
Star. : ACTOR
123
Island near Mindanao. : BOHOL
124
By. : PER
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Infirm. : SENILE
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Sanskrit school. : TOL
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Dry. : SERE
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Safekeeping. : STORAGE
133
Musical instrument. : CONCERTINA
135
African city. : CAIRO
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Harangued. : ORATED
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Genus of olives. : OLEA
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Ingredient of soap. : ROSIN
140
Toward forearm's inner bone. : ULNAD
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Genus of pinks. : SILENE
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Relate. : TELL
143
Place. : STEAD
144
High school years. : TEENS
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Depress. : SADDEN
Down
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Persian ruler's title. : SHAH
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South Seas food. : TARO
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Usurpation. : ARROGATION
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Polish marshes. : PRIPET
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Romeo. : LOVER
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Pitcher. : EWER
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Pale. : WAN
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Dutch scholar (1466–1536). : ERASMUS
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Cleans. : WASHES
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Expect. : AWAIT
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Brown seaweed. : KELP
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Invent. : CREATE
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Free time. : LEISURE
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Acceder. : ASSENTER
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Bitter herb. : RUE
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Where Maidstone is. : KENT
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Matters professed: Rhetoric. : APORIAS
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Immure. : BEWALL
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Yarn. : CREWEL
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Cloud form: Comb. form. : STRATO
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Witch. : HAG
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Dross. : SCORIA
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Toward the mouth. : ORAD
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Island returned to Italian civil control. : SARDINIA
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Purposive. : TELIC
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Bit. : SPECK
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Hill: Spanish. : CERRO
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Tramp's identifying sign. : MONIKER
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Pas-de-Calais town. : LENS
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Calyx leaf. : SEPAL
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Pass in the Carpathians. : TATAR
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City in Irish Free State. : CORK
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Equip with new troops. : REMAN
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Time of light. : DAY
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Nonsense. : BOSH
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Anything vile. : SCUM
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Spice. : CLOVE
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North Algerian department. : ALGER
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Rings. : PEALS
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Besieged Italian town. : CASSINO
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Beasts. : ANIMALS
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___ of March. : IDES
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Florida seaport. : TAMPA
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Stone pillar. : STELE
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Pronoun. : HIS
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Insect egg. : NIT
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Genus of maize. : ZEA
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Longest river of Denmark. : GUDEN
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Seaport near Novorossiisk. : ANAPA
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Certificate. : SCRIP
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Recreation ground: Fr. : PARC
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Short cannon. : HOWITZER
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Medicated decoctions. : TISANES
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Jewish Socialist Labor party, ___ Zion. : POALE
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Jewels. : GEMS
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French pharmacist (1857–1926). : COUE
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Hindu guitar. : SITAR
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Squeeze out. : WRING
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Famous ace. : BONG
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Plant exudation. : GUM
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Traveled on a circuit. : ITINERATED
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Steamship. : LINER
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Flout. : SNEER
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Skin disease. : PSORA
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Black: Fr. : NOIR
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Wakeful periods. : VIGILS
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Accustom. : PRACTISE
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Marshal Brozovich. : TITO
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Suited for song. : LYRICAL
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Tallinn is its capital. : ESTONIA
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Conference city. : TEHERAN
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Army mule. : MASCOT
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Small space. : AREOLE
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Fine-textured coal. : CANNEL
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Where Lwow is. : POLAND
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Boron compound. : BORINE
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Harbinger. : HERALD
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Malt drink. : ALE
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English microscopist (1828–1906). : BEALE
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Genus of pore fungi. : PORIA
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Mistakes. : ERRS
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Hare's tail. : SCUT
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Throw. : TOSS
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Inheritable factor. : GENE
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Leader of House of Commons. : EDEN
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Small child. : TOT
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Hypothetical forces. : ODS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 70 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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