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New York Times, Sunday, July 23, 1944

110-Down : Monster: Comb. form.

Author:
Alberta N. Burton
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 614 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 166, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 77
Alberta N. Burton has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 128
Across
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Gilbert Island of Marine heroism. : TARAWA
7
Col. Jiro ___, Japan's ace undercover man. : SAITO
12
Convulsive action. : SPASM
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Egyptian goddess of truth. : MAAT
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Strikes out. : ELIDES
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Fantastic. : ANTIC
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Italian paste; macaroni. : PASTA
24
___ Domini, 1944. : ANNO
25
Capital city of President-elect San Martin. : HAVANA
26
Cousin of King George VI. : MOUNTBATTEN
28
Porpoise. : INIA
29
Distinguished. : EMINENT
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Rocky Mountain sheep. : ARGAL
32
Harems. : SERAGLIOS
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Arikara Indian. : REE
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Infrequent. : RARE
37
Indian princess. : BEGUM
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Recalcitrant. : RENITENT
40
Seaport in Granada, Spain. : ADRA
42
Turkish tavern. : SERAI
44
Indians of Patagonia. : ONAS
46
Germany's source of coal and iron. : SAAR
47
Levys on chattels: Eng. law. : NAAMS
49
Best seller of 1901. : KIM
50
Spanish Andrew. : ANDRES
52
Light lunches. : SNACKS
56
Affirmative. : YEA
58
Snouts. : NEBS
60
Eel-spear: Eng. : ELGER
62
Where Innsbruck is. : TIROL
63
Cigarette. : FAG
66
Gen. de Gaulle's headquarters. : ALGIERS
68
Founder of European news agency, 1851. : REUTER
70
Negro language. : NUBA
71
Silver-white metallic element. : IRON
73
Famous English Egyptologist. : PETRIE
74
Infuriates. : ENRAGES
76
Marshal under Napoleon. : NEY
77
South African veranda. : STOEP
79
Rearrange. : RESET
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True to fact. : REALISTIC
82
Liberated Italian town. : CASSINO
84
Palace of Queen Esther: Bibl. : SHUSHAN
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Great ranches in Argentina. : ESTANCIAS
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___ it out. : SWEAT
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West Point freshman. : PLEBE
97
Bet in roulette. : BAS
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Breathed; voiceless. : SPIRATE
100
Symbol on Soviet flag. : HAMMER
102
Ireland. : ERIN
103
Recorded proceedings. : ACTA
105
Pintail duck: Local U. S. : SMETHE
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Asserted. : AVERRED
108
Cathedra. : SEE
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Fuse. : SMELT
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Rowed. : OARED
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Foreigners' Quarter in Istanbul. : PERA
113
Brazilian title. : DOM
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Discoverer of planetary laws (1571-1630). : KEPLER
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Smallest liquid measures. : MINIMS
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Distress signal. : SOS
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First prize in Pacific war theatre. : TOKIO
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Persia. : IRAN
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Volcanic crater. : CONE
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Town between Algiers and Tunis. : SETIF
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Burmese demons. : NATS
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Popular tropical drink. : SANGAREE
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French writer, "Life of Christ." : RENAN
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False god. : IDOL
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Aries. : RAM
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Yugoslavs. : CROATIANS
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Comic ___. : STRIP
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Columbus' first settlement, Haiti, 1493. : ISABELA
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Kiln. : OAST
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Transforms. : TRANSSHAPES
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Capital of Donets area. : STALIN
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Bread spread. : OLEO
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Man's name. : ABRAM
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West Indies sorcery. : OBEAH
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Antenna. : AERIAL
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Murmuring sound. : PURR
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Large lake in southeast Africa. : NYASA
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Rabies. : LYSSA
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Verdi opera, based on Victor Hugo tragedy. : ERNANI
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Allied strategy was planned here. : TEHERAN
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Base of giant flying boat, Mars. : ALAMEDA
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Pre-war French vacation coast. : RIVIERA
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Muezzin's call to prayer. : ADAN
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Large lake in southwest Sweden. : WENER
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Hindu prayer rugs. : ASANAS
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Grand uncle. : SAM
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Wild ox. : ANOA
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Contemporary Spanish pianist-conductor. : ITURBI
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Faint color. : TINGE
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Eight-sided figure. : OCTAGON
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Historic town in Belgium. : SPA
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Caresses. : PATS
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Starwort. : ASTER
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Cubic meters. : STERES
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Franco's tomorrows. : MANANAS
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Carrier of tons of morale builders. : MAILTRAIN
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"___ Laurie." : ANNIE
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Negative ion. : ANION
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Skoal! : TOAST
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Bungler. : BLUNDERER
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Journey. : TREK
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Member of N. Y. ball team. : GIANT
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Green copper arsenate. : ERINITE
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Screen siren. : MARLENE
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She married Laurie. : AMY
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Sovereigns of Afghanistan. : AMEERS
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Mountain range and river in southeast Spain. : SEGURA
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Aegean. : SEA
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Item of property. : ASSET
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Bristle-like. : SETAL
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U. S. Army "bulldozers." : CRUNCHERS
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Doolittle target, April 18, 1942. : KOBE
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Destroy. : SLAY
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Unit of Swiss barrier. : ALP
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French cheese. : BRIE
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Enroll. : REGISTER
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Morgenthau's domain. : FISC
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Grecian gulf, inlet of Ionian Sea. : ARTA
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Gait of German infantry. : GOOSESTEP
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Paratroopers' war cry. : GERONIMO
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Hebrew letter. : RESH
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Headland. : NESS
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Soot from mercury-extracting furnace. : STUP
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Foxholes. : PITS
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Ait. : ISLE
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Dozes. : NAPS
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He had an Irish Rose. : ABIE
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Hawaiian goose. : NENE
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Elite. : CREAM
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Of physicians and their art. : IATRIC
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Alchemist's self-feeding furnace. : ATHENOR
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Shabbiness. : SEEDINESS
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Cowboys' riding breeches: Var. : SHAPS
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Navy girl. : WAVE
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Rise above water. : EMERSE
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City in central India. : AMRAOTI
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Sun-bathe. : BASK
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Summit. : ACME
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Russian. : RED
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Armed amphibious U. S. landing barge. : ALLIGATOR
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Dowry. : DOT
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Monster: Comb. form. : TERAT
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Japanese family crest. : MON
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River and bay in New Jersey. : RARITAN
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Peppermint camphor. : MENTHOL
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African title of respect. : SIDI
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Russo-Finnish battle area. : KARELIA
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Campaign under Gen. Alexander. : ITALIAN
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Western Turk. : OSMANLI
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Close. : NEARBY
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Shoots from ambush. : SNIPES
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Depressions in the skull. : FOSSAE
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Beat. : SCOOP
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Abode of the dead: Bab. myth. : ARALU
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Head wind. : NOSER
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Lake in northeast Finland: Var. : ENARA
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"___ the blest."—Milton. : ARABY
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Afterward. : LATER
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Wild sheep of East Indies. : SNAS
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Edible seeds. : PEAS
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Farm building. : BARN
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Wee: Scot. : SMA
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Tibetan sheep. : SHA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 66 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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