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WITH HINTS FROM CURRENT EVENTS

New York Times, Sunday, May 24, 1942

Author:
Charles Cross
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.09, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 694 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 148
Charles Cross has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 15
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Labor leader. : LEWIS
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Fence. : HEDGE
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Soldiers' rations: slang. : SCRAN
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Officers' group. : STAFF
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T. R.'s daughter. : ALICE
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Gold lace. : ORRIS
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Frontlet. : TIARA
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Strategic African city. : CAIRO
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Attendant. : VALET
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Famous great-grandson of Queen Victoria. : MOUNTBATTEN
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Biblical place. : ARDON
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Bored into. : ATE
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Sudden violent reaction. : SPASM
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Loathes. : HATES
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Work with a shuttle. : TAT
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"If the ___ be well, all is well."—Gesta Romanorum. : END
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For fear that. : LEST
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"The labor of an ___ in piled stones."—Milton. : AGE
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Apportioned. : METED
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A pool at Jerusalem. : BETHESDA
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Swift current of water. : RACE
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Petty officers. : MATES
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Move with vigor. : BESTIR
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The four Sundays before Christmas. : ADVENT
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Detachments of soldiers. : FILES
50
Father. : DAD
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Produced by joint action. : UNITED
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Striped. : WALED
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"Old Iron ___." : PANTS
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Given name of First Lady of China. : MAYLING
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Small Hawaiian tree. : HAU
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Tribesmen in north of Assam. : AKAS
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First country to fall under Japan's sway. : KOREA
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Be incumbent upon. : BEHOOVE
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Bar of soap frame. : SESS
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Ready: Scot. : RAD
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Involved in difficulties. : MIRED
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Nonsense: slang. : BALONEY
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There is wanting: Lat. : CARET
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Talked foolishly. : DRIVELED
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Early. : BETIMES
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With sang-froid. : CALMLY
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Dingles. : VALES
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Mrs. Woffington, Irish actress. : PEG
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Excluding tret or tare. : NET
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Given name of former Archbishop of Canterbury. : COSMO
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Irish character in fiction. : DOOLEY
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Fatal event. : TRAGEDY
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Having many parts. : MULTIPLE
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Result. : ENSUE
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Queen assassinated in 1918. : CZARINA
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Cubic measures. : CORDS
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Assent. : YES
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Procession with prayer in the Greek Church. : LITE
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Working hard. : MOILING
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Taxes, in England. : RATES
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Flap violently, as a loose sail. : SLAT
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Exclamation of surprise: obs. : HOO
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Attacking in a group. : GANGING
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Nonplussed. : POSED
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Aspect. : PHASE
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Blacker. : INKIER
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Anglice: abbr. : ANG
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Dice. : CUBES
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Welcomes. : GREETS
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His ___ Highness. : SERENE
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Decreases. : WANES
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Wild plum. : SLOE
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Musical instrument. : TROMBONE
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Intense. : VIVID
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"That not impossible ___."—Crashaw. : SHE
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Sliding bolt. : PAWL
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Branch of the Dneiper River. : ROS
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She married the Redcross Knight. : UNA
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Finger's breadth. : DIGIT
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"Let her ___ an inch thick."—Hamlet. : PAINT
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"Three fifths of him genius and two-fifths sheer fudge."—Lowell. : POE
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City in Illinois. : ALTON
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Believer in the opinions expressed in "Social Justice." : COUGHLINITE
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Works. : OPERA
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First aid bandage. : SLING
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Characteristic. : TRAIT
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Fundamental. : VITAL
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On to the end. : FORTH
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Divisions of a contest. : HEATS
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Betrays. : SELLS
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Oxlike antelope. : ELAND
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Unbelievable: colloq. : FISHY
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No. 1 collaborationist. : LAVAL
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Flush with confidence. : ELATE
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Lures as by magic spell. : WILES
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"Seek roses in December, ___ in June."—Byron. : ICE
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Prepares for use. : SETS
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Deference. : HOMAGE
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Appearing worn away. : EROSE
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Conquered fort near Manila. : DRUM
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Drink. : GIN
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Those who make overmuch of the sense of the beautiful. : ESTHETES
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What the Canadians call our homeland. : STATES
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"___ for bravery." : CITED
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Typhus carriers. : RATS
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Exist. : ARE
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City in France. : NANTES
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Bitterly severe. : SCATHING
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"He sails the ocean blue." : TAR
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Assistants. : AIDES
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Fern leaf. : FROND
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One of the more serious movie actors. : FONDA
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Reduces. : BATES
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The Anti-Comintern ___. : PACT
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Make accordant. : ATTUNE
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Poem by Joyce Kilmer. : TREES
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Island recently decorated. : MALTA
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Island on which Liberty stands. : BEDLOES
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Silk worm. : ERI
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Also. : AND
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Laid explosives under. : MINED
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Symbol of hand-to-hand fighting. : BAYONET
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Give. : AWARD
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Point in Africa of much interest to South America. : DAKAR
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Point in Russia of much interest to Japan. : VLADIVOSTOK
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Happened well, or ill. : FARED
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French colony in West Africa. : DAHOMEY
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Bataan is called the American ___. : THERMOPYLAE
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Picture holder. : EASEL
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"Ah, what a ___ answer gets the soul."—Meredith. : DUSTY
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Studies. : PORES
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Feminine name. : MELINDA
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Plant symbolic of fidelity. : IVY
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Australian boomerang. : KILEY
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Wink. : BAT
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Ragout of game. : SALMI
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Fight. : MELEE
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Importuning. : BEGGING
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Throws a fishing line. : CASTS
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Import. : VALUE
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Carriage. : BEARING
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Spring ailments. : COLDS
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New Orleans confection. : PRALINE
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Smoked. : CURED
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Scene of recent conference. : DELHI
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Vegetable. : ONION
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Hungarian gypsy. : TZIGANE
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One of the Siamese twins. : ENG
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Specks. : MOTES
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"___ said, soonest mended."—Dickens. : LEAST
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Park in Rocky Mountains. : ESTES
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Against. : CON
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Actions in law. : CASES
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European chestnut. : MARRON
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Arrayed. : ROBED
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Australia's chief industry. : SHEEP
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Plum-like fruits of Australian trees. : GEEBUNGS
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Penalizing. : PUNITIVE
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Golf teacher: colloq. : PRO
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Doctrine. : ISM
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Quibble. : CAVIL
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Secluded valley. : GLEN
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Plays. : ENACTS
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Men: Jocose. : WIGHTS
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Defend. : SHIELD
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Salvage material. : TRASH
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Group of notes, in music. : ROLLE
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Roman port. : OSTIA
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Wakeful attention. : VIGIL
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Archfiend. : SATAN
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Imitators. : APERS
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Merit. : WORTH
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U. S. envoy. : LEAHY
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Double. : DUAL
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Century plant fiber. : PITA
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English dandy. : TOFF
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Canadian province: abbr. : ONT
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Material containing metal. : ORE
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Nothing. : NIL
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Fermented taro root. : POI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 141 debuted here and reused later.

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