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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, June 6, 1943

Author:
Willard N. Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 657 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 86
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 69
Across
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Most northern town in Africa. : BIZERTE
8
Angarita's capital. : CARACAS
15
Huge Allied-Jap naval arena. : PACIFIC
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Sweet-smelling. : ODOROUS
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One of our new 35,000-ton battleships. : ALABAMA
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Democracy's stanchest supporter. : AMERICA
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Sub base blasted by Allied bombers. : LORIENT
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Men trained at Quantico. : MARINES
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Slackening agent. : RELAXER
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Central Asian river, 800 miles to Lake Balkhash. : ILI
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Lapse. : DIE
30
Made wrathful. : IRED
31
Ancient Hebrew coin. : SHEKEL
33
The Cotton State: Abbr. : ALA
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Worthless. : VILE
36
Betray. : SELL
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Cape or headland. : RAS
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Arabian seaport guarding Red Sea gateway. : ADEN
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Sudden trial: Colloq. : STAB
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Tiny waterlocked area. : ISLOT
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Soft friable limestone. : MALM
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Advocate. : LAWYER
48
Roman goddess of horses. : EPONA
49
Expiatist. : ATONER
51
Stroll aimlessly. : ROAM
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Legal holder on property. : LIEN
54
Carry too far. : OVERDO
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Petitioned. : SUED
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Inventor of our Army's new automatic rifle. : GARAND
59
Presignification. : OMEN
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Furnished with wooden shoes. : SABOTED
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Obstruct. : RETARD
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To wave weapons menacingly. : BRANDISH
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Key Black Earth city. : OREL
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Jap chief of Military Affairs Bureau. : SATO
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Nile Valley dweller. : EGYPTIAN
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Nautical rope. : STAY
75
Old Greek dirge. : LINOS
77
Slip or blunder: Slang. : MISCUE
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Pert. to Persia. : IRANIC
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Old: Dia. : ALD
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Wealthy Arkansas Indians. : OZARKS
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Precious. : DEAR
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Measure in any way. : SPAN
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Army follower selling provisions and liquors. : SUTLER
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Hungarian commune. : MOR
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Sea between Greece and S. Italy. : IONIAN
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Whiten. : BLENCH
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Gazelle-like antelope of Somaliland. : BEIRA
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Dollar bills. : ONES
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Fit for plowing. : TILLABLE
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Heavily bombed Nazi-held airfield in France. : CAEN
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Slope or bevel. : CANT
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Birth. : NASCENCY
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Plodder. : DRUDGE
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Daughter of Cadmus: Gr. Myth. : AUTONOE
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Iroquoian Indian. : ERIE
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Large wax candle of France. : CIERGE
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Yugoslav river. : CRNA
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Province having Sarajevo as its capital. : BOSNIA
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Unit of metric weight. : GRAM
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Apiece. : EACH
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Producing agreeable impressions. : SENSAL
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Ocular. : OPTIC
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Maker of counterfeit specie. : COINER
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Sudden bombing. : RAID
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Gladly or willingly: Dial. : LIEVE
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Secular. : LAIC
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"Jean ___," French battleship. : BART
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Tortoise beak. : NEB
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Old road to Rome. : ITER
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Mineral tar. : BREA
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German city in Danube circle. : ULM
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U. S. bomber. : MARTIN
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Military opposite of van. : REAR
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Bewilderment. : FOG
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Noxious. : ILL
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Greenish-blue color. : SISTINE
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German industrial center razed by Allied bombs. : COLOGNE
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Dominican port settled by Columbus in 1493. : ISABELA
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State formally. : ENOUNCE
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Sea forming part of Indian Ocean. : ARABIAN
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Repairer of telegraph wires. : LINEMAN
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Upper House member. : SENATOR
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Excess of liberty. : LICENSE
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Stout Allied Nation. : ENGLAND
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La Paz is its capital. : BOLIVIA
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A great admirer. : IDOLIST
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The Cape polecat. : ZORILLO
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Assam silkworm. : ERI
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Filled with fish eggs. : ROED
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City of 219,000 population, near ancient Carthage. : TUNIS
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Great regard. : ESTEEM
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Sicilian lord in "Winter's Tale." : CAMILLO
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Winglike. : ALAR
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Less frequent. : RARER
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Residence. : ABIDAL
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Item on the ration list. : CAN
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Archaeological shaping cores. : AMES
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Skipped lightly: Slang. : SASHAYED
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U. S. writer of satirical verse. : PARKER
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Confidential agent in India. : AMEEN
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Hermit's hut. : CELL
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Major Gen. Eaker's first name. : IRA
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Fastening device. : FIXATOR
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American outpost since July, 1941. : ICELAND
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Philippine water buffalo. : CARABAO
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Britain's Foreign Minister. : EDEN
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Geological time division. : EON
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This costs red points. : LARD
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Consideration paid. : SALARY
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Disburses. : SPENDS
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Critical examination. : TEST
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Sorcerer. : MAGE
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Weasand or trachea. : WINDPIPE
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Uniform. : EVEN
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French streets. : RUES
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Tunisian rail junction. : MATEUR
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Natives of Southeast Arabian State. : OMANIS
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Kind of Dutch cheese. : EDAM
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Overmastering wrath. : RAGE
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Seaport of Algeria. : ORAN
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Islands east of New Guinea. : SOLOMON
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Battleship sunk in Pearl Harbor. : ARIZONA
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Sacred Indian city. : BENARES
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Swan genus. : OLOR
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Resembling American Beauties. : ROSEAL
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Baptista's daughter in "Taming of the Shrew." : BIANCA
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Romance language. : ITALIAN
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Gulf on west Italian coast. : SALERNO
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Combine with water. : HYDRATE
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In neat fashion. : TIDILY
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Ecstasy. : TRANCE
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Glider used in Winter sports. : SKI
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Allied soldier. : CANADIAN
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Lionet. : CUB
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Cossack cavalry squadron. : SOTNIA
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Blacksmith's hammer. : SLEDGE
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Mexican Indian of pre-Spanish conquest period. : TECO
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Nazi-fortified seaport on Mediterranean. : NICE
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Obscure. : BLUR
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Give audience to. : HEAR
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Dramatic. : SCENIC
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German city making Focke-Wulf planes. : BREMEN
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Votaresses. : NUNS
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King of Sweden, 1560–1568. : ERIC
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Household stuff. : GEAR
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Chinese money of account. : TAEL
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Censorious. : CRITICAL
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Forward girl. : CHIT
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Large veterinary pills. : BOLUSES
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Iridescent. : OPALINE
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U. S. Secretary of War. : STIMSON
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Former Malta commander. : GORT
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Resident of Egypt's capital. : CAIRENE
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Pen point. : NIB
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Cranelike Brazilian bird. : SERIEMA
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Designating the filbert or hazelnut. : AVELLAN
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Pasture or meadow. : LEALAND
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Profession. : CAREER
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Array again. : REROBE
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Narrow passage between hills. : DEFILE
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Italian bank. : BANCO
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Commence. : BEGIN
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Colophony. : ROSIN
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Fabricate. : MINT
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A purple seaweed. : NORI
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Mallard genus. : ANAS
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Criminal group. : GANG
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Philippine dye-wood tree. : TUA
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Sealing wax ingredient. : LAC
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Bengal quince. : BEL

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 76 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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