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New York Times, Sunday, May 30, 1943

Author:
William Schopp
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 635 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 94
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 68
Across
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Tunisian port between Gabès and Sfax. : MAHARES
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They built the Burma Road. : COOLIES
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Corsican west-coast port. : AJACCIO
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Deceitful. : EVASIVE
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Strait at Italian heel. : OTRANTO
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City near Naples. : SALERNO
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Dealer in a particular fabric. : SILKMAN
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Pertaining to part of the eye. : RETINAL
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Potential broilers. : PULLETS
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Timber trees, second only to teak in value. : SALS
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"Great is ___ of the Ephesians." : DIANA
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"She moves a goddess and she looks a queen."—Pope. : HELEN
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Mount in Friesland covering site of prehistoric village. : TERP
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Native: suffix. : ITE
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Part of the blood. : SERUM
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Combine. : ADD
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Devilfish. : MANTA
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Card game. : LOO
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Brandy liqueur flavored with peach kernels. : NOYAU
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Australian south-coast city. : MELBOURNE
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Pronominal adjective. : THEIR
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Russian measure, twenty-eight inches. : ARSHIN
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Acting by mere weight without motion. : STATICAL
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Phoenician moon goddess. : ASTARTE
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Egyptian moon goddess. : ISIS
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___ pica, about one-sixth of an inch. : EM
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Title. : LADY
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Meager. : LEAN
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One who fails to pay. : DEFAULTER
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Where racing cars are serviced. : PITS
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Involves in darkness. : BENIGHTS
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Silkworm which feeds on castor-oil plant. : ERI
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American novelist (1793–1876). : NEAL
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Sleepers. : TIES
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Impressionable. : WAXEN
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Small island in a lake. : AIT
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Tires. : FAGS
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Insults by omission. : SLIGHTS
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A unit, in philosophy. : MONAD
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Swear. : AVER
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County in North Carolina. : ASHE
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Safety zone for pedestrians, in England. : ISLET
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Famed book in Arabic, with 114 chapters. : KORAN
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Simple. : BARE
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Clever: colloq. : CUTE
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Air: comb. form. : PNEUM
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Relies. : DEPENDS
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If ever. : ONCE
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Before. : ERE
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Free from sticky substance. : DEGUM
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Slips for U-boats. : PENS
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___ da capo. : ARIA
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Catch. : NET
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Wagers at roulette. : DERNIERS
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Grand divisions of geological time. : EONS
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Very pure form of gelatin. : ISINGLASS
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City in Kansas. : IOLA
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Hedge-hop. : SKIM
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Proceeding. : ON
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Awry: Dial. : AGEE
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Marked with feet and accents. : SCANNED
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Student of branch of criminology. : PENALIST
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Makes law. : ENACTS
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Island in Firth of Clyde, west coast of Scotland. : ARRAN
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Goal of Jap southward expansion. : AUSTRALIA
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Son of Nachor (Luke 3:34). : THARA
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Bowl, in cricket. : LOB
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Swiss mathematician (1707–1783). : EULER
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Preliminary battleground for battle of Germany. : SKY
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Early natives of Great Britain. : PICTS
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Substance from coal. : TAR
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Tagalog knife. : ITAC
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Legions. : HOSTS
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Ship with essential cargo. : OILER
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Evaporated grape juice. : SAPA
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Famous person. : NOTABLE
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The dovekie. : ICEBIRD
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Three lakes and a river in upper N. Y. State. : SARANAC
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Appropriate ancestor of Dr. Goebbels. : ANANIAS
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___ Bridge, formerly property of Thomas Jefferson. : NATURAL
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"Sweet ___." : ADELINE
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Church officers. : SEXTONS
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Properly: Dial. : GRADELY
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Color again. : RESTAIN
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Sicilian ferry terminus. : MESSINA
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One of the few to whom so many owe so much. : AVIATOR
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___ Comet, last seen in 1910. : HALLEYS
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Requests. : ASKS
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Edge. : RIM
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Dodge. : EVADE
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Biblical mountain (Deut. 3:9). : SENIR
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Former measurer of grain. : CORNMETER
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Island in Hauraki gulf, North Island, New Zealand. : OTEA
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Morsel. : ORT
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Member of Burmese tribes. : LAI
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Hostel. : INN
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Settlement in Greenland. : ETAH
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Formally. : SOLEMNLY
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Tree used for paper pulp. : ASPEN
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Trip. : JAUNT
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Any whatever. : ALL
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Tall blond race. : CELT
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Worker at a loom. : CREELER
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Hymn sung before service. : INTROIT
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Fertilized cell in botany. : OOSPORE
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Dutch measures: var. : AUMS
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Destination of Jap convoy destroyed in Battle of Bismarck Sea. : LAE
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Branch of San Francisco Bay, crossed by only interurban car ferry in the world. : SUISUN
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German songwriter (1819–1885). : ABT
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Fancy centerpieces. : DOILIES
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Gold coins of Poland, 25 zloty. : DUCATS
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Reach. : ATTAIN
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The Malay apple. : AHIA
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Flee: Slang. : LAM
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Proposed photometric units. : RADS
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Meaning. : HANG
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Michigan city made famous by Ring Lardner. : NILES
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Seaport in Lower Egypt. : ALEXANDRIA
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Twice captured town between Gafsa and Maknassy. : SENED
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Tsaritsyn. : STALINGRAD
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Marred. : DEFACED
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Rubbing out. : ERASURE
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Type of plane. : FIGHTER
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Biblical name, variant of Elisha. : ELISEUS
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Youngest British Prime Minister (1759–1806). : PITT
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Rare tropical fruits. : BANANAS
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Good neighbor capital: var. : HAVANNA
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Wine casks. : TIERCES
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Ways. : STREETS
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Objective pronoun. : THEM
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Had on. : WORE
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View. : SEE
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Sad. : GLUM
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Swabs. : MOPS
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Swedish name of Finnish port on Baltic. : ABO
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Japanese prefectures. : KENS
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English playwright (1558–1597). : PEELE
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Country that owns Greenland. : DENMARK
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Burn slightly. : SINGE
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Family efficient at launching ships. : DIONNE
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Contents of a precious book. : POINTS
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Spies and saboteurs. : AGENTS
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Ship in first transatlantic convoy. : NINA
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Squeezes out. : EKES
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Tastelessly. : INSIPIDLY
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Wife of Jacob. : LEAH
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Jetting. : SPURTING
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Why Hitler wanted the Caucasus. : OIL
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City in California. : SALINAS
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Town on sole of Italian boot. : CROTONE
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Sardinian east-coast port. : ARBATAX
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Song. : LAY
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Part of a plane of which Flying Fortress has one, Liberator two. : TAIL
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Sicilian east-coast port. : CATANIA
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Sicilian west-coast port. : TRAPANI
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Mohammedan. : SARACEN
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Roman coin. : AES
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German soldier. : UHLAN
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Pale calcareous clay. : LOESS
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Franck (1822–1890). : CESAR
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Free ___. : TRADE
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Idiom. : CANT
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Cicatrix. : SCAR
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By word of mouth. : ORAL
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Sodium chloride. : SALT
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Life: comb. form. : BIO
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Brother: colloq. : BUD
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Resentment. : IRE
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Thing: Law. : RES

Answer summary: 23 unique to this puzzle, 71 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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