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New York Times, Sunday, June 7, 1942

Author:
John L. Mapes
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 647 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 135
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 17
Across
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Men. : BIPEDS
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Italian poet, author of "Orlando Furioso." : ARIOSTO
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South American rubber. : BALATA
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Musical toy. : OCARINA
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Russian diplomat. : MOLOTOV
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Those with legal claims. : LIENORS
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Resin oil. : RETINOL
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With fearsome majesty. : AWESOME
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Lost Italian colony. : ERITREA
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Highest note. : ELA
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Patron. : GUEST
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Persian fire-worshipers. : PARSEES
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Kettle slanderer. : POT
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An incline. : RAMP
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Guardian. : TUTELAR
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Vehicles. : SLEDS
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Black: comb. form. : MELA
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Catch. : SNARE
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Arab who tangled with Foreign Legion. : TOUAREG
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Belgian commune. : ANS
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Fuzzy-wuzzy's land. : SUDAN
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Quaff completely. : DRAIN
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Ordained by authority. : PRESCRIPT
52
Spanning. : ACROSS
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"I ___ from dreams of thee."—Shelley. : ARISE
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Ardors. : ELANS
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Esau by his other name. : EDOM
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Remelt ore. : RESMELT
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Ambassador to Britain. : WINANT
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Sized. : STATURED
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Miss Le Gallienne. : EVA
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Woman's secret. : AGE
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Arum plant. : AROID
69
Burmese military chief. : BOH
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"What ___ art thou?"—Julius Caesar. : TRADE
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Hebrew T. : TAV
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Strategic Norwegian port. : NARVIK
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Tropical disease. : MALARIA
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Buying on hopes for profit: slang. : SPEC
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Edible tuber. : OCA
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Ancient city. : NINEVEH
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Obedient. : DUTEOUS
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Wurttemberg measure, about 5 gallons. : IMI
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Hurries. : RUNS
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Hastened. : SPEEDED
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Murder story character. : CORPSE
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Weak poke. : DAB
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Thin: comb. form. : TENUI
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Nebraskan city. : ORD
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How many wonders of the world? : SEVEN
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Philippine Negrito. : ITA
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Took food. : ATE
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Withered state. : SEARNESS
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Estimate for tax. : ASSESS
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Vital storehouse. : ARSENAL
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Business center. : MART
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Imitates Robert Bruce. : TRIES
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Bump on back of head. : INION
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Not prone. : SUPINE
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United Nations commander. : MACARTHUR
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One of the joined Antipodean forces. : ANZAC
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Break loose. : PRISE
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Chinese Buddhas. : FOS
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Orange-flower oils. : NEROLIS
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Asian mandate to France: Fr. : SYRIE
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Demolish. : RAZE
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Skin: comb. form. : DERMO
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Workers in demand in Washington. : TYPISTS
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Periodicals: slang. : MAGS
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Tagalog mother. : INA
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Oriental markets. : BAZAARS
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Arab sailing ships. : DHOWS
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Roman divine law, distinguished from jus. : FAS
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German battlewagon. : TIRPITZ
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Kenya's capital. : NAIROBI
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Time out for fun. : LEISURE
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Embattled continents. : EURASIA
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Ancient country on Adriatic coast. : ILLYRIA
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Did homage. : ADMIRED
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One of the first users of ether. : MORTON
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Sword of St. George. : ASKELON
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The Fourth ___. : ESTATE
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___ from within. : BORERS
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Leif the Lucky's land. : ICELAND
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Ceylon coasting vessel. : PATAMAR
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Assam silkworm. : ERI
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Famous cartoonist. : DING
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Porcine nose. : SNOUT
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Unprofessional. : AMATEUR
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Quarrel. : ROW
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___ de France. : ILE
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Hawaiian birds. : OOS
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Cessation. : STOP
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Spanish name. : TOMAS
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Extends beyond. : OVERLAPS
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Extorts money from: colloq. : BLEEDS
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Buenos ___. : AIRES
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Hawaiian wreaths. : LEIS
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Subject of entymological study. : ANT
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$10,000 worth of war. : TORPEDO
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Small areas. : AREOLAS
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Native who may see action at Dutch Harbor. : ALEUT
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Fiends. : SATANS
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Mine ore underground. : STOPE
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Transmitted. : SENT
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Flat-bottomed Norwegian boat. : PRAAM
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New Guinea port in Jap hands. : LAE
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Poisonous element: comb. form. : ARSENO
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Do this to old rubber. : RECLAIM
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Soft complaints. : MURMURS
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Dail ___, Irish lower house. : EIREANN
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Pop's pop. : GRANDAD
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Technocracy chief. : SCOTT
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Large antelopes of India. : NILGAIS
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Bankbook builder: abbr. : INT
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Girl's name. : ADA
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Ship's timber aft from keel to deck. : STERNPOST
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One native who has seen justice done. : ETHIOPIAN
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Verbal ripostes. : RETORTS
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Seeker of bombless Eden. : EVACUEE
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Treeless plain of the South. : SAVANNA
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Relinquished. : WAIVED
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Annoyed. : IRKED
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More sensitive. : SORER
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Tributary of the Rappahannock. : RAPIDAN
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Watery swellings of plants. : EDEMATA
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Unit for measuring siren sounds. : DECIBEL
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Tempo-beaters. : BATONS
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Gets off course. : VEERS
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Full-grown pikes. : LUCES
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Once-gay land. : AUSTRIA
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German of our Revolution. : HESSIAN
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"As the swift ___ roll!"—Holmes. : SEASONS
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"Looked at each other with a wild ___."—Keats. : SURMISE
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Utah to the Mormons. : DESERET
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Vapid. : INANE
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Chapel room. : VESTRY
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Sooner than. : ERE
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Circle section. : ARC
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A good digester. : ENZYM
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Island off Australia. : TASMANIA
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Hosts to new A. E. F. : IRISH
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Goblin. : SPRITE
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Radioactive element. : URANIUM
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Conqueror of the Incas. : PIZARRO
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Default, in Roman law. : MORA
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Airplane flight. : HOP
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Pertaining to eastern part of Ulster. : ULIDIAN
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Sea between Australia and New Guinea. : ARAFURA
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Soldier's friend. : CIGARET
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Oasis region in Libya, raided by Free French. : FEZZAN
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Roman matron's robe. : STOLA
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Ancient British chariot. : ESSEDE
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A giving, in Roman law. : DATIO
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Verbal tests. : ORALS
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Subject of Gustav V. : SWEDE
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"Bei mir ___ du Schoen." : BIST
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Nylon's stand-in. : SILK
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U. S. Admiral, World War I. : SIMS
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Where stocks start from. : PAR
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Whisky. : RYE
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Rosalind's wooer: abbr. : ORL
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Life: comb. form. : BIO
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Convene. : SIT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 129 debuted here and reused later.

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