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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, July 25, 1943

Author:
Howard O. Smith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 598 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 172, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 78 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 76
Across
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U.S. island retaken from Japs. : ATTU
5
Target of a Commando raid. : DIEPPE
11
A war leader. : CHIANG
17
___ Bon, Tunisia. : CAPE
21
"Freedom from ___." : FEAR
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Housed. : INDOOR
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Dutch ___, U.S. naval station. : HARBOR
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City in Central Black Soil Area, U.S.S.R. : OREL
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House extensions. : ELLS
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Races in which shells are used. : SCULLS
27
Revive. : AROUSE
28
Seat of University of Nevada. : RENO
29
___ Trade Agreements. : RECIPROCAL
31
Tired. : SPENT
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U.S. Army M-1 rifle, .30 caliber. : GARAND
34
Less remote. : NEARER
35
Industrial buildings. : MILLS
36
___ Island, U.S. navy yard. : MARE
37
Taint. : INFECT
40
Frozen. : GELID
41
Consign. : RELEGATE
45
Son of Jehiel: I Chron. viii. 33. : NER
46
Guadalcanal airfield. : HENDERSON
50
Honey: Pharm. : MEL
51
W. African river: 2,600 m. to Bight of Benin. : NIGER
52
A thick plate. : SLAB
54
Outstrip. : SURPASS
55
Grape jelly. : SAPA
56
Locale of Churchill-Inonu conference. : ADANA
57
Anglo-Saxon hirelings. : ESNES
59
"Call me not ___, call me Mara."—Book of Ruth. : NAOMI
60
Panama Canal dam nearly 8,000 ft. long. : GATUN
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Florida gallinules. : SORAS
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Alarm-bell. : TOCSIN
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British Arabian colony. : ADEN
65
Carrier in a thresher. : TAILER
67
Oriental food staple. : RICE
68
Napped: Colloq. : SNOOZED
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Princess ___ of Battenberg became the last Spanish Queen. : ENA
71
Hair. : TRESSES
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These: French. : CES
74
Terraces. : MESAS
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Hilly region in Rhine Province. : EIFEL
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Appendage. : TAB
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Shoots, as a meteor. : STREAKS
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War agency headed by Ickes. : PAW
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Seat of French Committee of National Liberation. : ALGIERS
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Hawaiian storm-petrel. : OEOE
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Natives of a neutral country. : SWEDES
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Epochal. : ERAL
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What Britons call a U.S. soldier. : YANKEE
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Make famous. : BRUIT
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Colorless, odorous oil. : IRONE
101
They help the generals. : AIDES
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Balk, as a horse. : REIST
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Belgian marble: Var. : RANSE
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Pleurodelid. : NEWT
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"___ of democracy." : ARSENAL
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A large knife: Dial. : SNEE
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Total. : UTTER
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Pen-name of Isabella Craig, Scottish poet. : ISA
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One of the United Nations. : AUSTRALIA
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Patriotic society organized in 1866. : GAR
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State of being very sharp. : KEENNESS
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Bombed Italian seaport. : GENOA
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Shatters. : BLASTS
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Damage. : HARM
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Signal apparatus: Var. : SYREN
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Reviews. : RESEES
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Rhetorical digression. : ECBOLE
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Seaport retaken from the Axis. : TUNIS
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They wing their way to Victory. : FORTRESSES
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U.S. envoy the Japs sent home. : GREW
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Frizzed. : CREPED
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One of the "Big Four." : RUSSIA
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Part of the brain. : AULA
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Beloved by Hercules. : IOLE
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Amerindian conical lodge. : TEEPEE
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Revend. : RESELL
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Baghdad is its capital. : IRAK
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Coast Guard member, named from "Semper Paratus." : SPAR
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Emphasize. : STRESS
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Consolidates. : CLOSES
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Secretary of Interior under Wilson. : LANE
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"Notus, and ___, black with thunderous clouds."—Milton. : AFER
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Far: Prefix. : TELE
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Potstone. : TALC
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Arctoid. : URSINE
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Lowers in rank, as a petty naval officer. : DISRATES
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Made a legal entity: abbr. : INCOR
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Draw out. : EDUCE
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Arctic. : POLAR
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Kind of tax peculiar to seven States of the U.S. : POLL
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Bitter vetch. : ERS
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"The Great Dictator." : CHAPLIN
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Old-squaw, a sea-duck. : HARELD
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Shackles. : IRONS
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Be contiguous. : ABUT
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Classical dramas in Japan. : NOS
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Pertaining to flock. : GREGAL
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Fortified island taken by the Japs. : CORREGIDOR
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Extent. : AREA
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He gave his name to part of the U.S. : PENN
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Odic force of electricity. : ELOD
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Pant: Scot. : PECH
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Farm storage pits. : SILOS
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War theatres. : ARENAS
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Much-bombed Sicilian port. : MESSINA
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Chain of islands including the Solomons. : MELANESIA
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Inflows. : INSETS
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Head of a war agency. : NELSON
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A "neutral" dictator. : FRANCO
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Grass: Latin. : GRAMEN
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British warship sunk by the Japs. : REPULSE
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Funguslike. : AGARIC
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Whist hand. : TENACE
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Effaces. : ERASES
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Chief mouth of Niger River. : NUN
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26.77 inches in Tripoli. : DRAA
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Musical refrain. : EPODE
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Young fat herring: Scot. : MATIE
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Broom of twigs. : BESOM
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___ Basin, returned to Germany in 1935. : SAAR
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Stiffens with glutinous material. : SIZES
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Drops: Lat. abbr. : GTT
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Machine-gun ___. : NESTS
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Traverse the air again. : REFLY
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Doctrine attacked by Bryan. : DARWINISM
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Product of Cuba: Var. : SEGAR
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Clairvoyant. : SEERESS
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Towing ropes. : LINES
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Cyrenaic port retaken from the Axis. : TOBRUK
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Oxygenate. : AERATE
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Bounty: Obs. : BOUNTE
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Abyssinians defeated Italians here in 1896. : ADOWA
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British duke killed in plane crash. : KENT
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Compass point: abbr. : SSE
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Co-author of "Washington Merry-Go-Round." : PEARSON
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Mexican President, 1851–53. : ARISTA
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A plover. : WADER
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Additions. : EKINGS
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Place in office again. : RESEAT
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Meadows in Shetland Islands. : SETERS
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U.S. general recently honored by King George VI. : EISENHOWER
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Siberian river, 3,000 m. to the Arctic. : LENA
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Triple. : TERNAL
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One of the Cape Verde islands. : SAL
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Old French ells. : AUNES
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Members of a British political party. : LIBERALS
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Genus of orchids. : AERIDES
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Opposite of aweather. : ALEE
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Forms. : ERECTS
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Bengal cows about 3 ft. high. : GYNEES
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Strike against violently. : ASSAIL
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Composer of "Poet and Peasant." : SUPPE
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___ antico; deep-red marble. : ROSSO
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Mormyroid fish of the Nile. : ERSES
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Set of steps. : STILE
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Protecting power. : EGIS
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Federal ___ Insurance. : CROP
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Las ___, native State of India. : BELA
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Man about to play golf. : TEER
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Ickes is ___ Administrator. : FUEL
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500-mile tributary of the Volga. : SURA
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Ardor. : ELAN
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Jap rice drink. : SAKE
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Macerate. : RET
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Red Cross in England: abbr. : RRC

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 63 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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