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WITH CLEWS FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, July 19, 1942

Author:
I. Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 156, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 137
Isaac Kert has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 23
Across
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Strategic islands in Pacific. : ALEUTIAN
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Nazi war hero. : ROMMEL
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Torpedo plane hero in Battle of Midway Island. : COLLINS
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Feminine name. : NANNETTE
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Alloy used in cheap jewelry. : OROIDE
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Geographical division comprising many islands in South Pacific. : OCEANIA
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Young pigeons. : DOVELETS
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Chief of Canada's Naval staff. : NELLES
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Closest. : NEAREST
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Soft drink. : ADE
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Accumulate. : AMASS
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Permit. : LET
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Hebrew month. : SIVAN
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Skate. : RAY
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Coin. : MINT
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East European: var. : SCLAV
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Pacific island group. : SOLOMON
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Highway: Lat. : ITER
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Fruit of a tree. : ACORN
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Wading bird. : HERON
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Tributary of the Amazon. : NANAY
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Geologic period. : TRIAS
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Pertaining to a vale in ancient Argolis. : NEMEAN
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Ancient roundelays. : ROTAS
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Hebrew letter. : MEM
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Follower of early Christian sect. : ARIAN
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Move lightly. : TRIP
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Went out. : SECEDED
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Turkish officers. : AGAS
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Retrograde. : EBB
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Ancient part of Greece. : ELIS
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Recoat with thick substance. : RETAR
65
Unfermented grape juice. : STUM
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Gas and rubber consumer. : CAR
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Aromatic plant. : NARD
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Feminine nickname. : ETTA
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Limb. : LEG
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Evil giant god in Norse myth. : LOKI
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Mother. : MAMA
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Chicken. : FRYER
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Commander of American troops in North Ireland. : HARTLE
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Russian seaport. : SEVASTOPOL
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Lessened. : ABATED
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Darnel. : TARE
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Pueblo Indian. : HOPI
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Concealers. : HIDERS
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Target of German "Baedeker raid." : CANTERBURY
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Wan Dairen: Chinese name. : TALIEN
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Recognition. : MERIT
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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"The wood hath ___."—Chaucer. : EARS
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Pseudonym of Sir W. Schwenck Gilbert. : BAB
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Grade. : STEP
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Mother of Apollo. : LETO
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East Indian inland mail. : DAK
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Stiff breeze. : GALE
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South American animal. : TAPIR
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Italian dining room. : SALA
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Private retreat. : DEN
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Toothless vertebrate. : BIRD
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Treaties: Fr. : TRAITES
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Rugged hills. : TORS
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Quotidian. : DAILY
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Brace. : TWO
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Cold dish. : SALAD
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Situated in the hand. : PALMAR
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Valletta is its capital. : MALTA
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Shaft. : QUILL
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Island in Malay Archipelago taken by Japs. : TIMOR
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Tipple. : BOOZE
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Landed. : ALIT
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Coagulates. : CURDLES
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A sea the Japs will always remember. : CORAL
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Jewish month. : ELUL
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Invected: Heraldry. : NUE
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Strange. : WEIRD
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Sky serpent of Vedic myth. : AHI
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Soldier from the Antipodes. : ANZAC
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Metalliferous substance. : ORE
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Chief commanding officer. : GENERAL
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Town punished for Heydrich's death. : LIDICE
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Official Russian Government newspaper. : IZVESTIA
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Self-opinionated person. : EGOTIST
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Doubletree. : EVENER
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Exaltations. : ELATIONS
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Reassesses. : RERATES
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Venturers. : DARERS
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One for whom anything is retained. : RESERVEE
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Islands in Indian Ocean taken by Japs. : ANDAMAN
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Daughter of Agamemnon. : LAODICE
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Embitter. : ENVENOM
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One: Fr. : UNE
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Anatomical tissue. : TELA
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Details. : ITEMS
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Affix. : ATTACH
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German operatic composer (1841–1890). : NESSLER
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Lance of King Arthur. : RON
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Russian city on battle line. : OREL
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Breakwaters. : MOLES
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Author of "Paradise Lost." : MILTON
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Dutch town. : EDE
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Tutored. : LESSONED
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Naval escort. : CONVOY
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Large body of water. : OCEAN
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Attenuated. : LEAN
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Gibbon. : LAR
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Indisposition to act. : INERTIA
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Pertaining to ancient plain of Persia, famous for horses. : NISAEAN
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Demigods of Greek myth. : SATYRS
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Astronomical cycle of Babylon. : SAROS
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Mohammedan priest. : IMAM
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Allowance for waste. : TRET
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Elector. : VOTER
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More crippled. : LAMER
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The rainbow. : IRIS
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Nostril. : NARE
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Enclosed part of aircraft. : NACELLE
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Conveyance. : TRAM
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River in Africa. : NILE
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Mediterranean vessel. : SETEE
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Shaking. : AGUISH
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Main point. : PITH
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Unbranched antler. : DAG
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Largest of Andreanof group, Aleutian Islands. : ATKA
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Written on the outer surface of. : ENFACED
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Feminine name. : BARBARA
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Russian city on battle line. : BRYANSK
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Natural height. : STATURE
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Russian councils. : SOVIETS
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Pranced. : CAPERED
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Ancient Syrian. : AMORITE
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Canadian Defense Minister. : RALSTON
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Debt: Fr. : DETTE
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Sandarac trees. : ARARS
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Scale: comb. form. : LEPIS
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Miniature representation. : MODEL
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Female of the ruff. : REE
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Assay. : TRY
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The sun. : SOL
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Nickname. : TIM
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"Once upon a midnight ___."—Poe. : DREARY
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Haunt. : HABITAT
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Unadorned. : BALD
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Tapestry. : TAPIS
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"___, not gaudy."—Lamb. : NEAT
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Cry of an animal. : BAA
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Fall suddenly. : PLOP
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Lizard. : GILA
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Fishing spoon. : TROLL
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Memento. : RELIC
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One of a Near East race. : ARAB
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Post on deck for fastening cables. : BITT
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Twirled idly. : TWIDDLED
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Group of islands in S. W. Pacific. : SAMOA
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Blackthorn. : SLOE
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Successor to Heydrich. : DALUEGE
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Transferrer of property. : ALIENOR
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Burmese viol. : TURR
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Type of airplane. : DORNIER
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Russian Foreign Minister. : MOLOTOV
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Blue. : AZURINE
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Discharge. : RELEASE
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Feeding-trough. : MANGER
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Coverings. : QUILTS
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Pioneer. : LEADER
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___ dazzle. : RAZZLE
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Discontinue. : CEASE
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"The wind's feet ___ along the sea."—Swinburne. : SHINE
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Molten rocks. : LAVAS
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Precept. : WRIT
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Refrigerator. : ICER
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Order of whales. : CETE
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Bugle plant. : IVA
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Bitter vetch. : ERS
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Knight's title. : SIR

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 126 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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