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Alvin Ashby
Alvin Ashby

WITH HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES

New York Times, Sunday, July 12, 1942

Author:
Alvin Ashby
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 661 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 143, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 119
Alvin Ashby has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

100-Across clue was originally "Skin affection."; changed to "Skin affliction."

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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 22
Across
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Fleet of military planes. : ARMADA
7
Theatre of war. : ASIA
11
"The national spirit again ___."—Freeman. : AWAKE
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Sea between Queensland and New Hebrides. : CORAL
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Lag behind. : LOITER
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Last stand in the Philippines. : CORREGIDOR
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African antelope. : ORIBI
25
Sodium carbonate. : ALKALI
26
Uncombined. : ELEMENTARY
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Pertaining to vessels of war. : NAVAL
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Rebuff. : SLAP
29
Japanese airplane. : ZERO
31
Palm leaf: var. : OLA
32
Sets right. : MENDS
34
Superlative ending. : EST
35
A sheep tick. : KED
36
Famous soprano. : PONS
37
Beef fats. : SUETS
39
Keeps in motion. : AGITATES
41
Cherishing. : ADORING
43
United. : MARRIED
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Elliptical. : OVAL
46
Mussolini is one. : ITALIAN
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Native cavalryman in India. : SOWAR
50
Pale. : ANEMIC
54
"The ___ horror of abysmal night."—Santayana. : EMPTY
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Choler. : ANGER
59
Kettledrum. : NAKER
61
Italian seaport on Adriatic. : TRANI
62
Father of French surgery. : PARE
63
Anti-revolutionary. : ANTIRED
65
A miser in the Bible. : NABAL
67
Jog. : TROT
68
Artificial language. : IDO
69
Shakespearean forest. : ARDEN
70
River in Persia. : TAB
72
Merrymaking. : REVEL
74
Prefix signifying town, in Cornwall. : TRE
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Gambols. : CAPERS
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Light cannon of sixteenth century. : ROBINET
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Hybrid between rabbit and hare. : LEPORIDE
82
River in India. : GANGES
84
Chinese puzzle. : TANGRAM
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Pertaining to the south side of a cathedral choir. : DECANI
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Showy parades. : PAGEANTS
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"___ the good and evil of things."—L'Estrange. : BALANCE
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Pertaining to East Indian deer. : RUSINE
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Town in Nigeria. : ISA
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Voyages. : SAILS
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Clique. : SET
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Nostrils. : NARES
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Mountain encircling the earth, in Moslem cosmology. : QAF
100
Skin affliction. : ACNE
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One clinging to another for gain. : LEECH
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Depreciated. : DEBASED
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A thrust in fencing. : BUTT
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King of Israel. : NADAB
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Bobbin. : SPOOL
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Women of station. : DAMES
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Sets at liberty. : FREES
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"I am no ___, as Brutus is."—Julius Caesar. : ORATOR
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East African hartebeests. : TORAS
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Capable of being deleted. : DELIBLE
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Redact. : EDIT
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Water, etc., raised artificially. : PUMPAGE
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Sprinkles a roast with flour. : DREDGES
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American outpost. : TRINIDAD
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Thornlike process. : SPINE
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Strife. : FEUD
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Harriet Beecher Stowe character. : EVA
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5½ yards. : ROD
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Dormouse. : LEROT
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Silkworm. : ERI
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Former German party leader. : HESS
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"Earth hath not anything to ___ more fair."—Wordsworth. : SHOW
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Growing out. : ENATE
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Russian fighters behind the lines. : GUERRILLAS
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"In ___ expectation of a martyrdom."—Sharp. : HOURLY
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Suffers. : ACHES
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First principles. : ESSENTIALS
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Annual herb. : ENDIVE
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Passages. : DOORS
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Criteria. : TESTS
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A whale. : CETE
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One of Leo Durocher's boys. : DODGER
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Strategic U. S. territory. : ALASKA
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Traveled. : ROLLED
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Hirohito. : MIKADO
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Nipa palm of Malay countries. : ATAP
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Atlantic State: abbr. : DEL
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Battleship lost at Pearl Harbor. : ARIZONA
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Maples. : ACERS
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First flight. : SOLO
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Anger. : IRE
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Protective plating of warships. : ARMOUR
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Alliance. : AGNATION
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"Brevity is the soul of ___."—Hamlet. : WIT
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Biblical character. : ADAM
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Seoul is its capital. : KOREA
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Coarse bristly herb. : ERYNGO
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"The ___ creaking of a country sign."—Cowper. : CONSTANT
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Mouths. : ORA
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Make firm. : RIVET
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Dishonor. : ABASE
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Springy motions. : LILTS
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Catchers of lampreys. : EELERS
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One of our allies. : ENGLAND
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Prima donna. : DIVA
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"But yet the ___ of it, Iago!"—Othello. : PITY
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Less deranged. : SANER
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Unstrung shell beads, money of the Algonquin tribe. : SEWAN
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Military signal. : ALERT
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Form. : RITE
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Fortress builder of France. : MAGINOT
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African seaport nearest South America. : DAKAR
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Inhume. : INTER
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Resist by force. : REBEL
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French island base. : MARTINIQUE
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Excessive. : INORDINATE
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One quoted. : CITEE
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Homeric. : EPIC
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French island occupied by British. : MADAGASCAR
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Morale builder. : PROPAGANDA
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Image-receivers. : RETINAS
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Talked wildly. : RAVED
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Ammunition center. : ARSENAL
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Swung loosely. : DANGLED
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Having a dread disease. : LEPERED
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Genus of poultry tick. : ARGAS
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Scolded. : BERATED
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A place. : LOCUS
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Compass point. : ENE
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___ Ballads. : BAB
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Red-yellow. : TAN
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Abyssinian prince. : RAS
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Pens. : STIES
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Famous radio announcer. : MCNAMEE
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Musical instrument. : PIANO
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Slumbered. : SLEPT
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Support for canvas. : EASEL
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Newts. : EFTS
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Excavate. : SCOOP
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Lives. : RESIDES
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Corroded. : EATEN
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Egyptian hawk-headed god of day. : HORUS
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"Sweet mercy is nobility's true ___."—Titus Andronicus. : BADGE
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Brought up. : BRED
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Incorporeal. : BODILESS
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Eel-like aquatic vertebrates. : LAMPERNS
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"And like a passing thought, she ___."—Burns. : FLED
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Float. : RIDE
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Elf. : SPIRIT
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"___ with the hiss of rustling wings."—Milton. : BRUSHED
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Anything that is fired at. : TARGET
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Chemical compound. : ANILIC
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Baseball hero. : GEHRIG
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Unfold. : EVOLVE
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Mark Twain character. : SAWYER
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"Green of mossy ___."—Keats. : TREAD
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Any species of grunt. : RONCO
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Battleship. : IDAHO
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Drench. : DOUSE
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Horizontal band in heraldry. : FESSE
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Feminine nickname. : TESS
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"How long ___ ye between two opinions?"—Kings xviii, 21. : HALT
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Floating vegetable matter on the White Nile. : SUDD
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Threefold: comb. form. : TER
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Soak. : RET
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Japanese base in New Guinea. : LAE
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Ass: comb. form. : ONO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 112 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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