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NAMES IN THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, June 18, 1944

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.59, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 621 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 76
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 123
Across
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U. S. base in Pacific. : SAMOA
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Irish seaport. : COBH
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Nickname of World War I ace. : RICK
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Moro chiefs. : DATOS
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Semi-automatic Army rifle. : GARAND
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Syrian seaport. : ACRE
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Battleship wrecked at Pearl Harbor. : UTAH
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The Chevalier d'Herblay. : ARAMIS
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Proceeded slowly. : LIMPED
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Bucket. : PAIL
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Loathe. : HATE
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Most unusual. : RAREST
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Pass. : ELAPSE
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Crossed. : TRAVERSED
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Seaport in Kerry County, Eire. : TRALEE
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Portend. : BODE
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Drew off. : DRAINED
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Ship's timbers. : RIBS
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Had being. : WERE
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Tilled land: Sp. : ARADA
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Female deer. : HIND
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Sorrow. : GRIEVE
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Airbase in Brazil. : NATAL
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Early victim of Jap aggression. : CHINA
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Gentle wind. : SEABREEZE
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Hoisting machines. : CAPSTANS
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Landing craft. : BARGE
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Vice President of Confederate States. : STEPHENS
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Area. : ACREAGE
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Condemn as wrong. : CENSURE
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Ironically censorious. : SATIRIC
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Home of Mother Machree. : ERIN
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Stared angrily. : GLARED
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Cast at dice. : SISE
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Light units. : LUNINA
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New: Comb. form. : NOVO
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Longshoremen. : LADERS
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Pertaining to an ascus. : ASCAN
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City on Godavari River, India. : NAGAR
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Erivan is its capital. : ARMENIA
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Small guitar. : UKULELE
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Port at mouth of Tiber. : OSTIA
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French jurist, 1625–96. : DOMAT
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County in California. : MADERA
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Herb. : ARUM
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Fed. : DIETED
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Serous fluids. : SERA
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Lovely lady in Faerie Queene. : AMORET
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In days of ___. : YORE
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Mrs. Roosevelt's middle name. : ELEANOR
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Expatiates. : DILATES
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Medley. : MELANGE
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Artery in the back. : DORSALIS
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Schools. : SECTS
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Influenced by a fixed idea. : OBSESSED
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Regard. : DEFERENCE
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Movie star. : GRETA
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Domestic workers: Eng. : CHARS
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Thirty: Fr. : TRENTE
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Having wings. : ALAR
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Scrapes. : RASPS
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Demolish. : RASE
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Hebrew instrument of ten strings. : ASOR
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Peelings. : PARINGS
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Tyrant. : NERO
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Military forces. : ARMIES
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Plane flown by Major Bong. : LIGHTNING
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Morocccan port, scene of German-French crisis, 1911. : AGADIR
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Personal opinions: Colloq. : SLANTS
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St. ___, Cornish town. : IVES
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Carry: Colloq. : TOTE
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Most-bombed target in Carolines. : PONAPE
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Girl's name. : SERENA
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Florentine faction of 1300. : NERI
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Tributary of the Elbe. : ISER
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Declaims. : ORATES
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Polite address to a lady. : MADAM
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Girl's name. : ETTA
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"Buffalo Bill." : CODY
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Term in printing. : RESET
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Landsman, U. S. Navy. : SAILOR
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Great amphibious task force. : ARMADA
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Outlined by aerial photography. : MAPPED
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Aces. : ONES
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Totaled. : ADDED
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Wearers of silver spread eagles. : CAPTAINS
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Wind instrument. : OCARINA
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French Prime Minister, 1909, 1913, 1915–17, 1921–22. : BRIAND
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Axe handle. : HELVE
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Where Dortmund is. : RUHR
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Philippine Negritos. : ITAS
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Provider. : CATERER
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Former Turkish viceroys of Egypt. : KHEDIVES
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Game popular in English "pubs." : DARTS
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Sandarac tree. : ARAR
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Nov. 20–23, 1943. : TARAWA
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Dish, chiefly of oeufs. : OMELET
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Canaanite chieftain. : SISERA
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Central mass of a puffball. : GLEBA
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Knife sharpener. : STEEL
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Garden tools. : EDGERS
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Coblenz is its capital. : RHINELAND
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Vegetables. : BEETS
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Recorded proceedings. : ACTA
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Dalmatian seaport. : RAGUSA
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The candytufts. : IBERIS
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Major planet. : NEPTUNE
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Wrangle. : HAGGLE
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Moments of one's life. : SANDS
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Enthusiasm. : ZEAL
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Invasion city on the Orne. : CAEN
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Highest: Comb. form. : ACRO
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Vessel sailing under letters of marque. : PRIVATEER
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Misses. : SENORITAS
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Bock ___. : BEER
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The "hump." : HINALAYAS
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Asteraceous plants. : ERIGERONS
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Columbus' smallest caravel. : NINA
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Cicatrix. : SCAR
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Beaten till frothy. : CREAMED
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Pieces of eight. : ESCUDOS
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Farewell: Sp. : ADIOS
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Air Commander in Mediterranean. : EAKER
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Bombed communications hub for southern Germany. : NUREMBERG
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Bacchantes. : MAENADS
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Most recent. : LATEST
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Biblical name. : ODED
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Farmer's pit. : SILO
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Ascended. : ARISEN
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Gift. : TALENT
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Dull finish. : MATTE
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City in Iowa. : AMES
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Force onward. : URGE
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Recompense. : MEED
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British headache after last war. : DOLE
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Fissures. : RIFTS
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Receive. : ACCEPT
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Cordelia's father. : LEAR
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Blood substance. : SEROLINE
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Orchard. : ORANGERY
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Fasten again. : RERIVET
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Glittered. : GLINTED
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Very stupid. : CRASS
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Part of New York City. : HARLEM
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Allied-occupied capital of Eritrea. : ASMARA
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Restrained. : REINED
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Melodious: Music. : ARIOSO
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The pineapple. : ANANAS
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Undisturbed. : SEDATE
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Marshes dividing German armies in Russia. : PRIPET
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Abrasions. : SORES
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Base of U. S. air-freight line into China. : ASSAM
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Prank. : ANTIC
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Flavor. : SAPOR
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Mountain near Catania. : ETNA
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Girl's nickname. : GERT
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2205–1766 B. C. in China. : HSIA
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The ___, north east tip of Vermont. : GORE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 67 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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