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New York Times, Sunday, May 20, 1945

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 643 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 164, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 72
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 171
Across
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Psychological warfare. : PROPAGANDA
11
Adjust. : COMPOSE
18
Moves zigzag. : YAWS
22
American B-24 bombers. : LIBERATORS
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Sweet land. : AMERICA
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Wine vessels: Lat. : AMAE
25
Diminishes in force. : ATTENUATES
26
Member of standing army. : REGULAR
27
Darling. : LOVE
28
Cholesterol. : STEROL
29
King of Norway, escaped to London. : HAAKON
31
Relaxation room. : DEN
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East Indian medicinal root. : ATEES
33
My: French. : MES
34
Pearl Harbor admiral. : KIMMEL
35
Eternal, lasting. : PERDURABLE
37
Deeply-bored well. : ARTESIAN
41
Forward or backward movement of a horse. : PASSADE
42
Beer in a pub. : ALE
43
Withdraws. : RESIGNS
46
Slip. : ERR
47
Forty days. : LENT
49
31 islands in N. Pacific. : KURILE
52
Not outlandish. : UNEROTIC
56
Taihoku is its capital. : TAIWAN
60
Of a given space. : AREAL
61
Denoting Western Hemisphere relations. : PANAMERICAN
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Episode in action. : SCENE
65
Forsakes one's associates. : RATS
66
Melchior's house. : MET
67
Egyptian god of underworld. : OSIRIS
69
Equipment bags. : KITS
70
Collection of anecdotes. : ANA
71
Soft felt hats. : FEDORAS
75
"___ down," Scottish drinking bout. : GAE
76
Demonstrative adjective. : THE
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Sot's slogan. : HIC
79
Hebrew liquid measure. : KOR
80
Leftover. : ODDMENT
81
Unloosen by turning. : UNSCREW
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Oriental name. : ALI
84
Archaic. : OLD
85
Settle and solidify. : GEL
86
Soviet village. : MIR
87
Star on a coat of arms. : ESTOILE
88
___ de France. : ILE
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Duren's River breached by Allied armies Feb., 1945. : ROER
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Ali Baba's magic word. : SESAME
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Away. : OFF
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___ Stanley Mts., S E New Guinea. : OWEN
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German name for Zagreb. : AGRAM
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Commander of 2d White Russian Army. : ROKOSSOVSKY
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Of part of the small intestine. : ILEAC
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Occult. : MYSTIC
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Mosaic cubes. : TESSERAE
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Lofty. : ALPINE
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Beloved of Psyche. : EROS
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Noun suffix denoting vocation. : IER
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Ancestor of jazz. : RAGTIME
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Egyptian solar deity. : SHU
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Lucky pieces. : AMULETS
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Rearranges troops. : REMASSES
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British Field Marshal. : MONTGOMERY
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Unseen guest at San Francisco. : WILSON
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Large barrel. : VAT
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Result. : ENSUE
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Become ripe. : AGE
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Hornlike papillae on certain mollusks. : CERATA
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Ancient city of Sicily. : ALAESA
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The three Norse gods under the Aesir. : ASEN
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Mews. : STABLES
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Life-saver. : PENICILLIN
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Three-toed ostrich. : RHEA
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Curved like a bow. : ARCUATE
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Affirmed the qualities of. : PREDICATED
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Days: Poet. : SUNS
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Star of dawn, symbol of hope. : DAYSTAR
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Turkish war ministers. : SERASKIERS
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Life-saver. : PLASMA
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Knight of old German nobility. : RITTER
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Call to witness. : OBTEST
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M. P. : PEER
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Pisa's river. : ARNO
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Ancient name for part of Europe. : GAUL
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Luzon aborigine. : ATA
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Absence of all magnitude. : NOTHING
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Utopian concept. : DREAM
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Its capital is Shillong. : ASSAM
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Ex-king of Rumania, now in Mexico. : CAROL
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Sign of coming event. : OMEN
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Margaret. : MEG
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Bluenoses. : PRUDES
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Merchant vessels. : OILERS
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Shameful occurrence. : SCANDAL
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Audience. : EAR
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Memorable Crimean city. : YALTA
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Simplest animal form. : AMOEBA
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Viceroy of India. : WAVELL
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Small sand partridge of India. : SEESEE
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Knight of the Elephant, Denmark. : KE
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Battlegrounds. : ARENAS
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Food: Maori. : KAI
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Anti-fascist European guerrillas. : PARTISANS
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Ex-chief of Luftwaffe. : UDET
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Silkworms. : ERIAS
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Dispose of. : SELL
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Bay on S. coast of Honshu. : ISE
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End a parliamentary session. : PROROGUE
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Chief mouth of Niger river. : NUN
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Nahoor. : SNA
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River in Devonshire. : ERE
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Arachnid. : TICK
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Mountain range in N. Kashmir. : KARAKORAM
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Study of the heavens. : URANOLOGY
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Braking devices. : RETARDERS
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Colloquial pronoun. : EM
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Most arctic. : ICIEST
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Vehicle. : CAR
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Naval station in N. Shantung. : WEIHAIWEI
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Native of West Indies. : ANTILLEAN
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General ignorance. : NESCIENCE
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Itinerant salesman. : PEDDLER
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Smallest particle. : ATOM
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Impregnate with nitrogen. : NITRIFY
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Conquerors of Babylon. : MEDES
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Ledge. : SHELF
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London weather. : FOG
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Do over. : REMAKE
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Active belligerence. : ANIMOSITY
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Italicizes. : STRESSES
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Female ovine. : EWE
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Discoverer of Hawaiian Islands, 1778. : COOK
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Value. : RATE
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Chronic imbiber. : SOT
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Classical Greek oil flasks. : OLPES
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Something visionary. : MIRAGE
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Weight of India. : SER
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Color gold: Her. : OR
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Department in S. E. France. : VAR
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Battle area. : SEA
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Girl's name. : ILMA
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City N. of Milan. : COMO
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Objective. : AIM
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Where Palembang is. : SUMATRA
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Griper. : GROANER
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Number of sides in a decagon. : TEN
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Slanders. : SMEARS
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Where Kobe is. : HONSHU
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Not apparent to the eye. : UNSEEN
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Bequeathment. : LEGACY
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Realm of utter darkness. : EREBUS
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Slender and graceful. : SVELTE
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Less onerous. : EASIER
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Tripods. : STANDS
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Mackerels. : TUNAS
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River from Mukden to North Sea. : WESER
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One of Miled's 4 sons. : IR
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North Europeans. : LAPPS
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Cubic meter. : STERE
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Order of whales and porpoises. : CETA
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Beloved of Galatea. : ACIS
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Lap. : LICK
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Mountain range in Turkestan. : ALAI
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Dejected. : SAD
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Stone pillar. : LAT
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Mountain range in Mysia, Asia Minor. : IDA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 58 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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