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New York Times, Sunday, June 3, 1945

137-Down : Czech capital of Moravia.

Author:
Willard N. Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 675 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 68
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 173
Across
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Japan's "Gibraltar." : FORMOSA
8
U. S. Ambassador to France. : CAFFERY
15
Vital port. : ANTWERP
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Sacred city of Diana. : EPHESUS
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Lands of central Pacific. : OCEANIA
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Strait between Leyte and Dinagat. : SURIGAO
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Pluvious. : SHOWERY
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Native of Nish. : SERBIAN
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River draining the llanos. : ORINOCO
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Scatters. : TEDS
29
Any United Nation. : ALLY
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Adjutant. : AID
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Plaster of Paris. : GESSO
34
Right time in Scotland. : TID
35
Wampum used by Maidu Indians. : ULO
36
Maori demon. : ATUA
37
Epidemic disease: Colloq. : FLU
38
Wandering. : STRAY
39
Former U-boat base. : KIEL
40
Biting. : NIPPY
42
Speechless. : MUTE
44
Legal possession. : SEIZIN
46
Kind of ruching gauze. : LISSE
47
Early Scottish speech. : GAELIC
49
Biblical unicorn. : REEM
51
Plan of action. : IDEA
52
Shallow African salt lakes. : SHOTTS
53
Rough. : UNEVEN
55
Modern Ptolemais, near Mt. Carmel. : ACRE
57
Ritual prayer of Mohammedans. : SALAT
59
Donald Nelson's successor. : KRUG
62
Golden apple. : BEL
63
Most reliable. : TRUEST
65
Repudiates. : DISOWNS
69
Hard-fought contest. : RUN
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___ Lady. : OUR
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City of South France. : NICE
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The Breastplate of St. Patrick. : LORICA
74
Hasten. : HIE
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Former German naval base. : EMDEN
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Oriental calculator. : ABACUS
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Wrathful. : IRATE
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Heart cherry. : GEAN
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Former Postmaster General. : FARLEY
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Book of Old Testament. : AMOS
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Short auto trip. : SPIN
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Desert. : RENEGE
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Hindu land grant. : ENAM
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Toxic found in snake poison. : VENIN
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Loom. : APPEAR
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Town S. of Tacloban, Leyte. : DULAG
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Auger's cutting edge. : LIP
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European "problem child." : POLAND
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Emptings. : LEES
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Highest Philippine mountain. : APO
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Historic period. : ERA
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Tutelary deities: Gr. Relig. : DAEMONS
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Adorned with jewels. : GEMMED
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Secret watcher. : SPY
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Sverdlovsk is its capital. : URAL
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Kingdom on S. China Sea. : ANNAM
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Electric catfish. : RAAD
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Man with glowing future. : HITLER
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Islands east of Solomons. : ELLICE
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GI French leave. : AWOL
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1,000-mile Hunan river, into Tungting Lake. : YUEN
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Young of genus Aquila. : EAGLET
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He wrote Home, Sweet Home. : PAYNE
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Mark of disgrace. : STIGMA
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Flippant. : GLIB
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Dressing for meat. : SAUCE
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Frightful giant. : OGRE
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The Vulgate's other name. : ITALA
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College cheer. : RAH
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Mackinaw. : COAT
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Tributary of Drava River. : MUR
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Hawaiian food. : POI
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Caustic. : ACRID
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Islands in Arafura Sea. : ARU
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Legendary Arthurian king of Gaul. : BORS
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Bornean Sea Dyak. : IBAN
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Skedaddler. : ESCAPEE
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Ability. : CALIBER
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Spanish road. : ESTRADA
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Residents of Beehive State. : UTAHANS
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Sea forming part of Indian Ocean. : ARABIAN
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Kind of Shepherd's pipe. : LARIGOT
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Greek island in Aegina Gulf. : SALAMIS
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Italian naval base taken Sept. 10, 1943. : TARANTO
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Anything visually offensive. : EYESORE
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Defeated "___ Germania." : FESTUNG
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Daughter of Polonius. : OPHELIA
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Mountains in south Bulgaria. : RHODOPE
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London's royal stables. : MEWS
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A simple sugar. : OSE
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1612 British settlement in India. : SURAT
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Retreat. : ASYLUM
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Comfortable. : COSY
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Outstanding fighter pilot. : ACE
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Wild. : FERAL
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Roman general who opposed Hannibal. : FABIUS
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Geraint's wife. : ENID
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Creek. : RIA
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Historic Chinese waterway. : YANGTZE
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Kyushu volcano having 12-mile-wide crater. : ASOSAN
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Like angels of mercy. : NURSY
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The Andrews Sisters. : TRIO
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Beat. : WIN
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Braggadocio. : EGOTIST
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Superlatively smart. : RACIEST
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Toy yapsters. : POODLES
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Former puppet Philippine President. : LAUREL
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Silkworms. : ERIAS
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16th Hebrew letter. : AYIN
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Gratuity. : FEE
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Skidded. : SIDESLIPPED
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Ancient capital of Japan. : KIOTO
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Stopper. : PLUG
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X. : TEN
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President Hyde's responsibility. : EIRE
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Forbidden City. : LHASA
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Leyte's western neighbor. : CEBU
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Nip airbase east of Iwo. : MARCUS
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Bread knife. : SLICER
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___ Cruz. : VERA
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Q's. : CUES
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Stulm. : ADIT
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Nazi steel city. : KREFELD
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Foreign Minister Tatarescu's country. : RUMANIA
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Reveal. : UNDRAPE
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U. S. aircraft carrier. : TICONDEROGA
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Die-hards. : TORIES
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Mountain State Senator. : WHEELER
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Overwhelming flood. : NIAGARA
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Saint-Louis is its capital. : SENEGAL
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United. : ONE
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Nominating. : NAMING
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Genus of frogs. : RANA
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Shade tree. : ELM
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Thousand-armed giant of Hindu legend. : BANA
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Wildebeest. : GNU
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One of the Dionne quints. : YVONNE
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Velocious. : SPEEDY
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Former name of Japan's Empire. : EDO
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Bride of the Swan Knight. : ELSA
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River in Crimea. : ALMA
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Carried away. : RAPT
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___ de Leon. : PONCE
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He died on Ie. : PYLE
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Governor Hildreth's State. : MAINE
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Friable limestone. : MALM
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Chinese. : SINICO
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Capital of Outer Mongolia. : URGA
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Black pine of New Zealand. : MATAI
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Daughter of Loki. : HEL
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___ Orange. : EAST
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Sicyon king to whom Antiope fled. : EPOPEUS
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Italian isle off Dalmatian coast. : LAGOSTA
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Melodious. : LYRICAL
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F4F, Navy fighter plane. : WILDCAT
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Indian girl's yes. : UGH
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Rheumatic pain. : LUMBAGO
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Ambassador Plaza's country. : ECUADOR
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One of the Spice Islands. : TERNATE
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Pressure. : STRESS
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Madrid's Falangist newspaper. : ARRIBA
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The black rhinoceros. : BORELE
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Ancient Britons ruled by Queen Boadicea. : ICENI
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Canterbury gallop. : AUBIN
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Chemical test. : ASSAY
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Gold Coast seaport. : APAM
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Winglike. : ALAR
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Czech capital of Moravia. : BRNO
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Rainbow flower. : IRIS
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Ironic expression. : AHA
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Greek goddess of destruction. : ARA
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Munch. : EAT
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Cornish prefix meaning town. : TRE

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 54 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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