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GLOBAL REPORTER

New York Times, Sunday, May 27, 1945

48-Across : Monster: Comb. form.

Author:
Alberta N. Burton
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 615 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 5, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 73 Grid has supersymmetry.
Alberta N. Burton has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 172
Across
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City redeemed after 37 months. : MANILA
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The porkfish. : SISI
11
West End district of London. : SOHO
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Commander of British forces in Greece. : SCOBIE
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Persian evil spirit: Var. : ARIMAN
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Greek Premier. : PLASTIRAS
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Nocturnal monkey-like animals. : LEMURS
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Imbibe often. : TIPPLE
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Fervency. : EAGERNESS
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Genus of candy-tufts. : IBERIS
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Reiterating. : REPEATING
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Chief ingredient of black bread. : RYE
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Having imperfect partitions: Bot. : SEPTULATE
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___ Stravinsky. : IGOR
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Songwriters' society: Abbr. : ASCAP
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Spanish dining halls. : SALAS
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Wife of Geraint. : ENID
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City near Dayton, Ohio. : XENIA
40
Smooth consonants. : LENES
42
Member of League of Arab States. : YEMEN
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Facing direction from which a glacier moves. : STOSS
44
Southern constellation. : ALTAR
46
French naval base. : DAKAR
48
Monster: Comb. form. : TERAT
50
Alloy of mercury with another metal. : AMALGAM
53
Natives of central Luzon. : TAGALAS
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Homeguard job. : DEFENSE
59
Portrayer of Lincoln. : MASSEY
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City of Ancona, Italy. : TOLENTINO
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Occurring by chance. : CASUAL
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Edict. : ACT
64
Kingly. : ROYAL
66
Water. : SEA
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Opposite of in the van. : AREAR
69
A wife. : RIB
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Admiral to Senator from Connecticut. : HART
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___-Croatian. : SERBO
74
Be stingy. : SKIMP
75
Part of the writing on the wall. : MENE
76
New Zealand brown kiwi. : ROA
77
Malarial fever. : AGUE
78
Rain heavily. : TEEM
79
County in Denmark. : AMT
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Wicked king in Volsunga Saga. : ATLI
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Journeys. : TREKS
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Lum's radio partner. : ABNER
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Competently. : ABLY
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Unit of length in Rangoon. : DHA
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May. : MONTH
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Port W. of Helsinki. : ABO
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Silver citrate: Chem. : ITROL
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Ice-cream: Ger. : EIS
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Capital of Irish Free State. : DUBLIN
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Capital of Straits Settlements and British Malaya. : SINGAPORE
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John ___, one of the founders of Rhode Island. : CLARKE
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Interstices. : AREOLES
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Toward the north. : NORWARD
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Cossack's mount. : CHARGER
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German island N. of Kiel. : ALSEN
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Former capital of Moldavia, U.S.S.R. : BALTA
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Miner's two-pointed pick. : FLANG
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Sheep cotes. : FOLDS
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Estonian island in Gulf of Riga. : OESEL
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Fish. : ANGLE
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Ridge of glacial gravel: Var. : OESAR
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Goddess of discord. : ERIS
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Pass 7,500 feet high between Afghanistan and India. : GUMAL
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Former English silver fourpence. : GROAT
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Small deer-like animal of Sumatra and Java. : NAPU
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Initiated. : INSTALLED
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Where Allied might prevails. : AIR
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One method of warfare. : ATTRITION
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Hebrew scholar; rabbi. : SABORA
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Sloops. : SAILBOATS
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Inception. : ORIGIN
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Plant of custard-apple family. : ANONAD
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Malay archipelago. : INDONESIA
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Woolly. : LANOSE
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Solitary. : LONELY
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Highest number on a die. : SISE
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Wander. : ROAM
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Tower of Pisa. : LEANER
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Mold for casting. : MATRIX
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Dept. and river in S. France, near Andorra. : ARIEGE
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Cipango. : NIPPON
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French beards, copied after Napoleon III. : IMPERIALS
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Mediocre; so-so. : LALA
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Dutch news agency. : ANETA
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"Winnie's" middle name. : SPENCER
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Capital of Isabela Province, NE Luzon. : ILAGAN
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Droop. : SAG
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Bohemian river, tributary of Elbe. : ISER
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Mathematical ratio. : SINE
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Native mineral. : ORE
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Childe ___, brilliant U. S. painter, died 1935. : HASSAM
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A little bone. : OSSELET
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Fissures. : SLITS
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Liberated island of Philippines. : CEBU
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French soufflés. : OMELETTES
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Island in Lagoon of Venice. : BURANO
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Eye inflammation. : IRITIS
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Ancient British chariots. : ESSEDS
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Test. : TRY
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The Moslem countries. : ISLAM
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Furnished with glass. : PANED
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Treadle. : PEDAL
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Oriental inn. : SERAI
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"Sink or Swim" author, died 1899. : ALGER
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Philosophers. : SAGES
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Overture to San Francisco. : YALTA
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Second month of Mohammedan year. : SAFAR
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Indian aprons made of beads, teeth and shells. : TAYOS
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Citizen ___, Orson Welles role. : KANE
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Tire saver. : RECAP
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Chinese nurse. : AMAH
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Five-star general. : MACARTHUR
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Forerunner of the sextant. : ASTROLABE
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Commander of Third Ukrainian Army. : TOLBUKHIN
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Long-necked bird allied to cormorant. : SNAKEBIRD
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Nazi shrine taken by 7th Army. : NUREMBERG
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Holy. : SAINTLIKE
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Where Yanks met Russians. : ELBE
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Objects in Norden bomb sights. : TARGETS
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Province in E. Cuba, capital Santiago de Cuba. : ORIENTE
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Long for. : YEARN
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Russian wheat naturalized in U. S. : EMMER
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Tribes of Siam and Burma. : TAI
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Violent whirlwinds off Faroe Islands. : OES
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Station: Abbr. : STA
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Sheep's cry. : MAA
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Italian river flowing through Lake Como. : ADDA
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Inflections. : TONES
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City in Uruguay. : ROCHA
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Dixmude's river. : YSER
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Designer of Washington Monument, 1848. : MILLS
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Of the fields: Rare. : AGRAL
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Cry out. : BAWL
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Indian of Sonora. : OPATA
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South American plain. : LLANO
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Magnetite possessing polarity. : LOADSTONE
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Swedish chemist, died 1896. : NOBEL
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Large ape of Borneo and Sumatra. : ORANG
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Farrell's country. : ARGENTINA
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Capital of Korea. : SEOUL
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A wedge. : CLEAT
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Retributive justice. : NEMESIS
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Goods salvaged from the sea. : FLOTSAM
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Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia. : FEISAL
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Marshal of France (1784-1863). : ORNANO
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Crossroads of the world. : LISBON
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Seaport, Tanganyika Ter., opposite Zanzibar. : SADANI
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Feminine name. : GRATIA
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Capital of Cochin-China. : SAIGON
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Balanced. : APOISE
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Bank messenger. : RUNNER
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Resembling a glade. : GLADY
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Fish. : TROLL
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Inland sea in U.S.S.R. : ARAL
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Lily plant. : ALOE
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___ Saud. : IBN
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River crossed on way to Remagen. : ROER
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"Dies ___," famous hymn on Day of Judgment. : IRAE
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Cyprinoid food fish. : IDS
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Volcano, Kyushu Island; large crater. : ASO

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 53 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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