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FOR ALL PATRIOTS

New York Times, Sunday, July 4, 1943

79-Across : Contestants in the Pacific.

Author:
J. C. Doesburg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 170, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 83
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 73
Across
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Great-souled one: Buddhist title. : MAHATMA
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The Chronicles of Japan up to A. D. 696. : NIHONGI
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To the death. : ALAMORT
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___ Sea, part of the Indian Ocean. : ARABIAN
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Cossack hetmans. : ATAMANS
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Jap army officer, loosely. : SAMURAI
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Form of prose fiction. : ROMANCE
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River in Venezuela, 435 miles to the Caroni. : PARAGUA
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Stalin's citadel. : KREMLIN
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Unlucky. : ILL
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Temporary shelter. : TENT
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Hindu water vessel. : LOTA
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Copper plus zinc. : BRASS
34
Conjunction. : AND
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On the briny deep. : ASEA
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Not moving. : STABILE
39
Seaport in Mozambique. : BEIRA
40
Dolphinlike fish. : INIA
41
River in Prussia, 275 miles to the Warta. : NETZE
43
Front sight of a gun. : BEAD
44
Turn: Musical direction. : VOLTI
45
One who foreshows. : BODER
46
English navigator (1697-1762). : ANSON
47
Russian wolfhound. : ALAN
48
Birthplace of Alexander the Great. : PELLA
49
Character in Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso." : MEDORO
50
Shackle. : FETTER
52
Aunt: South Africa. : TANTA
53
The Apostle of Rome. : NERI
54
Egyptian god of earth. : BEL
57
Female servant. : MAID
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Deficiency. : MINUS
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City in southwest Luzon. : BATANGAS
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Where independence is celebrated. : AMERICA
65
"Here lies one whose name was writ in water." : KEATS
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39.37 inches. : METER
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Town on the Euphrates, in Iraq. : ANA
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Council, in Russia. : SOVIET
69
British Ambassador to Spain. : HOARE
70
American rails. : SORAS
71
Town near Bethlehem: Bible. : ETAM
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Paragraphs. : ITEMS
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Stepping stone to Tokyo. : GUADALCANAL
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Seaport on southern tip of Sweden. : MALMO
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5-cent pieces in Italy. : LIRE
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René La ___, first tracer of Mississippi (1643-1687). : SALLE
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Scottish peer, leader of Commando raid on Boulogne, April 23, 1942. : LOVAT
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Contestants in the Pacific. : NAVIES
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Greeting. : AVE
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Part of Baranof Island. : SITKA
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Birthplace of Apollo and Diana. : DELOS
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Bulwark. : DEFENSE
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Japanese carved objects of art. : NETSUKES
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Russian nobleman. : BARIN
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Small South American monkey. : TITI
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Achieve. : GET
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Beverages. : ALES
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A Russian city was named after him. : LENIN
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Spectacles like round-ups. : RODEOS
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An Axis power is named after him. : ITALUS
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Capital and seaport of Crete. : CANEA
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Japanese zither harp. : KOTO
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Island of the East Philippines. : SAMAR
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He subdued Sitting Bull and Geronimo (1839-1925). : MILES
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Theatre boxes. : LOGES
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Merchant marine officer. : MATE
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Form of the fanon. : ORALE
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Stiffly decorous. : PRIM
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Fasten with a pinhead. : RIVET
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Capital of Ceylon. : COLOMBO
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French protectorate in Indo-China. : ANAM
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Collide. : RAM
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Famous vaudeville comedian, died 1942. : WEBER
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Member of low Hindu caste. : TELI
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In the same category. : SUCH
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Japanese potato. : IMO
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Exhilarate. : ELEVATE
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Resting in a den. : LAIRING
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Rower. : SCULLER
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Colony in French West Africa. : SENEGAL
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Lands of the Central Pacific Ocean. : OCEANIA
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Patron saint of Barcelona. : EULALIA
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Gun dogs. : SETTERS
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Yeast. : FERMENT
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City of Joan of Arc. : ORLEANS
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Lady in "Measure for Measure." : MARIANA
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Town in Hesse-Nassau, formerly Waldeck, Prussia. : AROLSEN
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Towns. : HAMLETS
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Coarse fabric used in Syria. : ABA
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Color. : TINT
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Symbols of authority. : MACES
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About. : ANENT
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Forty winks. : NAP
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Reluctant Axis supporter. : ITALIAN
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Mr. Ickes : HAROLD
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Volcano in the Andes, Peru. : OMATE
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Cobra. : NAGA
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African antelope. : GNU
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Queen who aided Columbus. : ISABELLA
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African native soldier in European service. : ASKARI
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Ancient city between Euphrates and Tigris. : LARSA
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City in Iowa. : AMES
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Silent. : MUM
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Rosalind's suitor in "As You Like It." : ORLANDO
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Washington peak, 14,408 feet high. : RAINIER
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Cape in Northeast Sicily, ancient Tyndaris. : TINDARO
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Laid aside for future reference. : TABLED
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Miss Hayworth. : RITA
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Russian sea, connected with the Black Sea. : AZOF
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Symbol of Russian power. : BEAR
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Fastens. : BOLTS
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Antiseptic. : IODIN
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The Axis powers. : ENEMIES
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Planet between Mercury and the earth. : VENUS
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City in Afghanistan. : BERAR
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Caesar's sister. : ATIA
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Allied conquest in Mediterranean. : PANTELLERIA
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Allots. : METES
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Discernment : TACT
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Coronet. : TIARA
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Seaport of Brazil. : NATAL
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Island group in Sulu archipelago. : BASILAN
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Prone to agitation. : EMOTIVE
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Young hare. : LEVERET
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He defeated Lee at Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863. : MEADE
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Town in Albania. : BERAT
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American inventor of firearms (1818-1903). : GATLING
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Natives of Indo-Chinese province. : ANAMESE
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First Indian to visit the Pilgrims. : SAMOSET
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Congealed vapor. : RIME
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Australian bear. : KOALA
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Handsome West African monkeys. : MONAS
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Wrecked ships. : HULKS
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Soap: French. : SAVON
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Roof projection. : EAVE
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He defeated Burgoyne at Saratoga, 1777. : GATES
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Captain Kelly. : COLIN
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Member of secret society in Sicily. : MAFIOSO
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Character in "Oliver Twist." : SIKES
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Upper note of ancient tetrachord. : NETE
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Moro tribesmen. : SULUS
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King Christian X's subjects. : DANES
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Queen of Carthage. : DIDO
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Birthplace of Nathaniel Hawthorne. : SALEM
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Author of "Western Star" (1898-1943). : BENET
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Indian symbols. : TOTEMS
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First woman to win Nobel Prize in literature, 1909. : LAGERLOF
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Picture section of a paper. : ROTO
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Girl's name. : SARA
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Affect forcibly. : IMPRESS
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Notes in a bugle call. : TIRALEE
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Sustenance. : ALIMENT
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Small bay. : COVE
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City of the Volga. : KALININ
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Island capital to be won back: var. : MANILLA
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Turning point in Tunisia. : ALAMEIN
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Fish that adhere to sharks. : REMORAS
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Defames. : LIBELS
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City in Illinois. : MOLINE
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Reapply roofing substance. : RETAR
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Dutch island held by Japs. : CERAM
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River in Transylvania. : BUSEO
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Happen. : OCCUR
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Carry on. : WAGE
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Row. : TIER
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Cabinet member. : HULL
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Member of American Legion: Colloq. : VET
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Major Foss. : ACE
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Revolver : Slang. : GAT
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Jap base on New Guinea. : LAE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 72 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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