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New York Times, Sunday, May 2, 1943

2-Down : Political hanger-on.

Author:
I. Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 175, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 649 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 143, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 89 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 64
Across
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Russian general who saved Moscow. : ZHUKOV
7
City near Mt. Carmel, Palestine. : ACRE
11
Tribesman of the Gold Coast. : AKAN
15
Political leader. : GANDHI
21
Inflate. : AERATE
22
Doolittle's secret base. : SHANGRILA
24
Set up. : REARED
25
Sleeper. : RESTER
26
U. S. destroyer. : SATTERLEE
27
King of the Huns (406?-453). : ATTILA
28
Masculine name meaning high. : ELI
29
Paid notices: Colloq. : ADS
31
Female birds. : PEAHENS
32
Of all: Scot. : AVA
33
Victory symbol. : VEE
34
Strongly inclined. : BENT
36
Mudworm of Samoa. : IPO
38
"The cruelest ___ are often told in silence."—Stevenson. : LIES
39
Author of "The Beggar's Opera," 1728. : GAY
40
Siberian river, 3,114 miles to Nordenskjold Sea. : LENA
41
Pertaining to extent. : AREAL
43
Feminine name. : IZA
45
Affirmation by the negation of the opposite. : LITOTES
48
City in northern Italy. : MILAN
49
Mortgagees. : LIENORS
52
Feminine name. : MABEL
53
Russian river, in thick of fight. : DON
54
Historic rendezvous. : CASABLANCA
57
Black. : EBON
58
Stratagem. : FINESSE
62
German exclamation. : ACH
63
Formal practice. : RITE
64
Kind of thread. : LISLE
66
Leader of Hindu Mahasabha, India's third largest party. : SAVARKAR
67
Highest ranking prelate. : PRIMATE
69
Carry secretly: Slang. : TOTE
70
Numbers on dice. : SICES
71
Mortal who became a sea goddess. : INO
72
Full-sounding: Mus. : SONORE
73
Country which became a republic in 1912. : CHINA
75
Teutonic god of the sea. : AEGIR
76
Epochs. : ERAS
77
Guy rope. : STAY
78
Italian fortified city, east of Turin. : ALESSANDRIA
80
Brown: Fr. : BRUN
81
The sun's disk. : ATON
82
Impudent. : BRASH
83
Ebbing and flowing. : TIDAL
84
French Marshal under Napoleon III. : MAGNAN
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52. : LII
87
Yeasts. : BARMS
88
Ruler. : TSAR
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Fortified city in Basses-Pyrenees Department. : BAYONNE
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Rapture: Lat. : ECSTASIS
92
Fall into disuse. : LAPSE
93
Author of "Delenda est Carthago." : CATO
94
Large town in Nigeria. : EDE
95
Properties. : ESTATES
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Rejected bride in "Much Ado About Nothing." : HERO
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Scene of heroic Russian stand. : STALINGRAD
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___ masque. : BAL
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Premier of France in 1931. : LAVAL
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More peaceful. : SERENER
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City in Georgia. : MACON
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City on the Volga, north of Moscow. : KALININ
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Sprite. : ELF
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Vital African city. : TUNIS
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Mimic. : APER
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Adversary. : FOE
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Mexican noble. : TZIN
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Forth. : OUT
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New Guinea base taken from Japs. : BUNA
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Proposed photometric unit. : RAD
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Bitter vetch. : ERS
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Smoothed, as feathers. : PREENED
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Tennis stroke. : LOB
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Dress, as stone. : NIG
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Card game for two. : ECARTE
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Straightened out the ranks. : REALIGNED
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Ontario lake, drains into Georgian Bay. : SIMCOE
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Sovereign power. : THRONE
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River in East Russia, 1,400 miles to Caspian. : URAL
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Pineapple, in Latin America. : PINA
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Drills. : TRAINS
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Dyes from tropical shrub. : HENNAS
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Beloved of Rhadames. : AIDA
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Adjuration. : OATH
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Deepest within. : INMOST
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Thornbush stockade of Africa. : ZAREBA
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Political hanger-on. : HEELER
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Like a bear. : URSINE
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Arabian shrub. : KAT
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Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. : OTEA
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Composer of "Il Trovatore" (1813-1901). : VERDI
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Blockhead. : ASS
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Crack. : CHAP
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Honey-badger. : RATEL
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Involve. : ENTAIL
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Apprehendable. : ARRESTABLE
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Oven. : KILN
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Beverages. : ALES
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No: Scot. : NAE
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Meat juice. : GRAVY
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Negrito. : AETA
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Burmese demon. : NAT
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Act like a dotard. : DRIVEL
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Capital of Montana. : HELENA
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Dwelling on Mount Ida. : IDAEAN
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Gestapo: German phrase. : GEHEIMESTAATSPOLIZEI
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Having a backbone. : SPINATE
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Gravel ridge in Denmark. : AAS
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Timber tree of Argentina. : TALA
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Powerful oxidizing agent. : OZONE
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Coagulate. : GEL
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Straight, low ball. : LINER
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Collection of books. : LIBRARY
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Jeanne d'___. : ARC
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Hautboy. : OBOE
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Denary. : TEN
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West African monkeys. : MONAS
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10-point typewriter type. : ELITE
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Brackish. : SALTISH
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Submarine: Slang. : DIVER
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Excels. : CAPS
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Compositions in verse, with letters specially arranged. : ACROSTICS
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Japanese ancestor worshiper. : SHINTOIST
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Name-plate over a store. : FACIA
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Snow-glider. : SKIRUNNER
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New Guinea port captured by Allies. : SANANANDA
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The 433d asteroid. : EROS
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Electrified particles. : IONS
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Seal. : SIGIL
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Lament. : MOAN
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Antitoxins. : SERA
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Seafood. : CLAMS
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Former member of Hitler's cabinet. : HESS
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Adroitness. : ADDRESS
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Therefore. : ERGO
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Salient angle. : ARRIS
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Dutch Island west of Sumatra. : NIAS
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Military weapon. : BAYONET
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On the sheltered side. : ALEE
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Canton in Switzerland. : BASEL
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Pertaining to the morning. : MATIN
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Exigency. : NEED
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Island off Luzon. : BATAN
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Lively Neapolitan dance. : TARANTELLA
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Pernicious. : BALEFUL
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Small drum with one head. : TABOR
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One of the tribes of Israel. : LEVI
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___ Kahn, nickname of Charles James Fox. : CARLO
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Masculine nickname. : HAL
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Exact point. : TEE
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Do menial labor. : GRUB
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Japanese base in New Guinea. : LAE
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Tunisian fortified line, taken by Montgomery. : MARETH
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Lawless person. : APACHE
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Pertaining to conifers. : CEDARN
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Island in Grecian Archipelago. : KOS
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Treaty port south of Shanghai. : NINGPO
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Representative of Pope at a foreign court. : NUNCIO
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Protuberances of the skull. : INIONS
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Shrewdest. : SAGEST
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Extricates. : FREES
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Funeral song. : NENIA
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Italian composer in England (1814-1916). : TOSTI
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Volcano near Catania, 10,758 feet high. : ETNA
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Elflike creature. : PERI
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Former Orange Free State Assembly. : RAAD
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Toothlike peak: Fr. : DENT
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Part of clarinet into which mouthpiece is fitted. : BIRN
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Lance of King Arthur. : RON
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Bantu of the Belgian Congo. : RUA
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Burmese dagger. : DAH
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Lady: Colloq. : MAM

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 76 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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