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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, May 16, 1943

Author:
Charles Erlenkotter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.64, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 628 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 176, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 97
Charles Erlenkotter has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 48-Down clue had no space between underscore and "Ferry"; added one.

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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 66
Across
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Hero of "Autobiography of a Curmudgeon." : HAROLD
7
Presidential possibility. : BRICKER
14
High mountain in California. : SHASTA
20
Mr. Optic, writer for boys. : OLIVER
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Furnish reinforcements. : RELIEVE
22
Treaty port of China. : CANTON
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Stanzas of eight lines. : OCTAVES
25
Smooth. : UNLINED
26
Twenty-ninth U. S. President. : HARDING
27
Two eagle wings, in heraldry. : VOL
28
Shapes ideas. : IDEATES
30
French admiral in the Caribbean. : ROBERT
32
Unit of length in electricity. : MIL
33
Corrupt. : EVIL
35
Range. : GAMUT
36
Well-known columnist. : PEGLER
38
Town in Piedmont, Italy. : ASTI
39
Duc d'Anjou, titular King of Sicily (1408–1480). : RENE
40
Site of original Olympic games. : ELIS
41
Stages. : DEGREES
42
Country of Tyre and Sidon: abbr. : PHOEN
43
Worked a mine for precious stones. : GEMMED
45
Source of reflex action. : REAGENT
46
Dale. : GLEN
47
One of the Senators from New York. : MEAD
48
Miss Hayes's latest. : HARRIET
49
Sandhopper. : FLEA
50
Inhabitant of South Pacific islands. : SAMOAN
53
Guitar played by geishas. : SAMISEN
54
Goal of all thespians. : BROADWAY
58
Cease. : AVAST
59
Balcony. : MIRADOR
60
Chief of Staff in 1917. : BLISS
61
Playing card. : ACE
62
Merry song. : LILT
63
Famous actor, an outstanding "Cyrano." : HAMPDEN
64
Pass away. : ELAPSE
65
Article used in the shell-game. : PEA
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A dead language: abbr. : LAT
67
Soil. : BESMEAR
68
Embraced. : CLASPED
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Native of: Suffix. : ITE
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Confine for the duration. : INTERN
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Cut lengthwise. : SLITTED
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"L'___, c'est moi." : ETAT
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"The rosy-fingered." : EOS
75
Mimics. : APERS
76
More humid. : MOISTER
77
Mean hatred. : SPITE
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Theatre valets. : DRESSERS
80
Brighter. : TINNIER
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Suspended. : POISED
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Sounds made by inebriated persons. : HICS
83
What the sponsor of the Wagner Act is. : SENATOR
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Miss Barrymore's married name. : COLT
85
Mutilated: Scotch. : MANK
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Secretary of War, 1862–1867. : STANTON
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Presidential possibility. : LANDON
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Strip of land: Dial. : SPONG
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Worm-like. : VERMIAN
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Carnelian. : SARD
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One of a team of popular song writers. : MOSS
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Physically fit for exertion. : HARD
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Springs forth. : ARISES
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Given name of author of "The Blessed Damozel." : DANTE
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Feminine name. : ETTA
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Japanese statesman. : ITO
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One of the inventors of photography. : TALBOT
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What Rip Van Winkle heard. : DUNDERS
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Mr. ___ Roach of the movies. : HAL
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Admit. : RECEIVE
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King of the Belgians. : LEOPOLD
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Second edition. : REPRINT
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City in Italy. : ANCONA
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Wandering state. : ERRANCY
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Game of dominoes. : ROUNCE
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Dominoes. : STONES
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Poisonous flies. : TSETSES
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Produced in a theatre. : STAGED
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Head of government bureau. : HOOVER
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Recess. : ALCOVE
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Helpless: Poet. : RITLING
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Architectural ornament. : OVA
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Third son of Jacob. : LEVI
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Oyster gatherer. : DREDGEMAN
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Shakespearean conspirator. : BRUTUS
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Snare again. : RENET
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Troubles. : ILLS
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102. : CII
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Mr. Murray of the radio. : KEN
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The ___ State, Washington. : EVERGREEN
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Fragrant. : REDOLENT
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Mark which Romeo wouldn't jest at. : SCAR
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Early horse-opera star. : HART
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Also. : AND
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Member of the Cabinet. : STIMSON
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Powerful explosive. : TONITE
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Noted American actress of Canadian birth. : ANGLIN
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"Under ___ orders." : SEALED
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Belonging to a woman. : HERS
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In the center of. : AMID
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Victory garden product. : BEET
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Farthest to leeward. : LEEMOST
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Washington columnist. : PEARSON
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More stained with breakfast food. : EGGIER
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To the fore. : AHEAD
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Mocker. : DERIDER
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Gratified. : PLEASED
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One of the rationed foods. : MEAT
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Mohammedan fast. : RAMADAN
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Wrote marginal explanations. : GLOSSED
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___ Ferry. : HARPERS
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Dealer in old clothes. : FRIPPER
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Proceeded spiritedly. : SALLIED
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Flier. : AVIATOR
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Inhabitant of a much-bombed island. : MALTESE
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Is in a state of repressed irritation. : SIMMERS
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One who uses dynamite. : BLASTER
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Elklike animals. : WAPITIS
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Salt of acetic acid. : ACETATE
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Fermented. : YEASTED
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Subdues. : MASTERS
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Make a rattling noise. : BLATTER
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Nag. : HENPECK
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Striking out part of a word. : ELISION
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Showing prejudice. : BIASING
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General of the American Revolution. : CLINTON
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Instrumental musical compositions. : SONATAS
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Abridgment. : EPITOME
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___ Maddern Fiske. : MINNIE
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Vended. : SOLD
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Maggie Wylie's married name. : SHAND
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Truck drivers. : TEAMSTERS
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Deliberators. : PONDERERS
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Small streak. : STRIOLET
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Famous detective. : CARTER
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Sultanate in Africa. : MOROCCO
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Native of Belgrade. : SERB
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Administrator of the WSA. : LAND
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Cipher. : NOTHING
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Former Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, 1892–1903. : SHIRAS
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Evident. : PATENT
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Son of Odin. : VALE
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Sentimental Tommy's last name. : SANDYS
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Attitude. : STANCE
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Preserved. : SALTED
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Candied fruit. : DULCE
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River in Tunisia. : TINE
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Humming birds. : AVAS
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Puts on. : DONS
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Limelight: Theatrical slang. : SPOT
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Long period. : EON
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Tailing. : ORE
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The Rooneys, father and son. : PAT
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Pit in which vegetables are kept. : RUA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 85 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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