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New York Times, Sunday, June 28, 1942

45-Down : Augurs.

Author:
Louis Shields
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 707 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 141
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 20
Across
1
Wandering minstrel. : BARD
5
Combat. : DUEL
9
Tylopod. : CAMEL
14
Amerind conical lodges. : TEPEES
20
Succulent plant. : ALOE
21
Site of Taj Mahal. : AGRA
22
Footless. : APODAL
24
Capable of being plowed. : ARABLE
25
Temporary seat of Russian Government. : KUYBYSHEV
27
Landlocked sea. : MEDITERRANEAN
29
Muse of lyric poetry. : ERATO
30
Group who eat together. : MESS
32
Headless: Heraldry. : ETETE
33
Andrea del ___, painter of Madonnas. : SARTO
34
One ampere turn per maxwell. : REL
35
Tall tribesmen of South Africa. : KAFIRS
38
Facade. : FRONTAL
40
River in Flanders. : YSER
41
Caterpillars in Scotland. : OOBITS
42
Measure of capacity. : QUART
43
Mountain pass. : COL
45
Disputed Libyan town. : BENGHAZI
48
Banishes. : OUSTS
49
Asiatic kingdom. : THAILAND
54
Siouan tribe of Indians. : OMAHAS
55
Occupied province in Luzon. : CAVITE
57
Yeoman of English Royal Guard. : BEEFEATER
58
Footpounds: obs. : DYNAMES
60
Male plant. : MAS
61
Betrayed. : SOLD
62
In theosophy, the body. : DEHA
63
Dropsy. : EDEMA
64
Fishing lures. : TROLLS
67
Right angle. : ELL
68
Signer of Declaration of Independence. : ELLERY
70
Swells of the ocean. : SEAS
71
Jumbles, as printing type. : PIES
72
Actuate. : IMPEL
74
Wealthy king of Lydia. : CROESUS
75
Glasslike mineral. : MICA
76
Move furtively. : SNEAK
77
"A ___ on the scutcheon."—Cervantes. : BLOT
78
Chemical element used in medicine. : BISMUTH
82
Venetian magistrates. : DOGES
83
Fur tippets. : BOAS
84
Tribe of Northern Annam. : CHAM
88
Matriculates. : ENTERS
89
Of a dark brown color. : DUN
90
Nestlings of certain birds. : SQUABS
92
Eucharistic wine. : KRAMA
93
English letters. : DEES
94
Small islands. : AITS
95
Jar. : URN
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Philippine island. : PALAWAN
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1,350-mile river. : IRRAWADDY
101
Avalanches. : SLIDES
104
Largest Japanese island. : HONSHU
105
Philippine island. : MINDANAO
106
Extends over. : SPANS
107
Exility. : THINNESS
109
Move at full speed: colloq. : RIP
110
Definite localities. : SPOTS
111
"What will Mrs. ___ say?"—Morton. : GRUNDY
112
Minute particle. : MOTE
116
Asserters. : STATERS
118
Spicules of sponges. : RHABDI
119
Sward. : SOD
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Vituperation. : ABUSE
124
Strictly correct. : EXACT
125
Chinese secret society. : HOEY
126
Young animal. : KITTY
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Incongruous. : CONTRADICTIVE
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Mild. : TEMPERATE
134
Unnaturalized residents. : ALIENS
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White snakeroot. : STEVIA
136
City in New York. : TROY
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At all. : EVER
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Promontories. : NESSES
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Perpendicular. : ERECT
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Sinuous ridges of glacial sand. : OSAR
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Varying weights of India. : SERS
Down
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Secretary of War, 1916-1921. : BAKER
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Ancient gallery. : ALURE
3
Kingly. : ROYAL
4
An obligation. : DEBT
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The: German. : DAS
6
Exclamation of disgust. : UGH
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Living in solitude. : EREMITIC
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Edible purple seaweeds. : LAVERS
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Curved wedges. : CAMS
10
Quadrumane. : APE
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Restrain from excess. : MODERATE
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Emendators. : EDITORS
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Not visible. : LATENT
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Cover with pitch. : TAR
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Historical periods. : ERAS
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Philippine island. : PANAY
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German novelist, 1837-1898. : EBERS
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Exultant. : ELATE
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Foreign title of address. : SENOR
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Inhabitant of West Russia. : LETT
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Seaport of Japan. : YOKOHAMA
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"Heaven is not ___ at a single bound."—Holland. : REACHED
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Ships: abbr. : SS
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Degrade. : ABASE
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Hissing sound: var. : FIZ
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Shaft of a column. : FUST
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Molded mass. : LOAF
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Characters of early Irish alphabet. : OGHAMS
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Traitor. : QUISLING
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"To credit his own ___."—The Tempest. : LIE
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Augurs. : BODES
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Fresh water tortoise. : EMYDE
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Biblical name. : NANEA
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Athletic field. : OVAL
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"I'll ___ the world."—Measure for Measure. : TELL
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Dipper. : LADLE
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Monkshood. : ATEES
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Outstanding Indian nationalist. : NEHRU
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Heavy carts. : DRAYS
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Masculine name. : AMOS
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Round pod of cotton. : BOLL
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A line of words. : STICH
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Strive for. : SEEK
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Turmeric. : REA
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Pintail ducks. : SMEES
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Greek god of love. : EROS
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Fate. : LOT
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Opposes. : PITS
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Writers of lampoons. : PASQUINS
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Embrace. : CLASP
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River of Austria. : MUR
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Progenies. : SONS
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Cut short. : BOB
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Obscure. : BEDIM
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Arawakan Indian. : INERI
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Hard. : STERN
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In the direction towad the meridian line. : MESAD
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Responsibility. : DUTY
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Scourge. : BANE
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Fissure. : CRANNY
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Anchor chain hole. : HAWSE
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Oriental nurses. : AMAHS
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The hand. : MANUS
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Queen of Carthage. : DIDO
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Beans of India. : URDS
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Region in Yukon Territory. : KLONDIKE
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Made suitable. : ADAPTED
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In the rear: Scot. : AHIND
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Contest by force. : WAR
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Black cuckoos. : ANIS
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Frolicsome. : SPORTIVE
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Buddhist pillars. : LATS
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Waifs. : STRAYERS
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Apparition. : SPECTER
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Boston. : HUB
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Sweet spice for incense. : STACTE
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Ancient Jewish quarter of Rome. : GHETTO
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Philippine rice. : MACAN
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Old French coin. : OBOLE
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French protectorate in Africa. : TUNIS
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National park in Colorado. : ESTES
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Germany, Italy and Japan. : AXIS
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Proposed international language. : RO
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A verse or stanza. : STAVE
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New type of ship. : OTTER
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Stainers. : DYERS
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White-tailed eagle. : ERNE
125
Temperature. : HEAT
127
Cholers. : IRES
129
Burro. : ASS
130
Masculine nickname. : VIC
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Extinct bird. : MOA
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Unit of light intensity. : PYR

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 124 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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