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WITH CLUES FROM THE RATIONING BOARD

New York Times, Sunday, July 5, 1942

Author:
Charles Kuhls
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 653 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 130
Charles Kuhls has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 131-Across clue had "602?661" in the parentheses; added an en dash after the question mark.

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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 21
Across
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Rationed product. : RUBBER
7
Horned vipers. : ASPS
11
Star in Lyra. : VEGA
15
Production boss. : NELSON
21
New York Indian. : ONEIDA
22
Defenders of London. : SPITFIRES
24
Glide away. : ELAPSE
25
Author of Areopagitica. : MILTON
26
Bomber. : HURRICANE
27
Polishing material. : PUMICE
28
Legume. : POD
29
Mother. : MATER
31
Genus of ducks. : ANAS
32
Down with: Fr. : ABAS
34
"To mend it or be ___ on 't."—Macbeth. : RID
35
Highest notes. : ELAS
37
1/10 sen in Japan. : RIN
38
Cubic meters. : STERES
40
Green garnet. : OLIVINE
42
Pottery dish. : RAMEKIN
44
Litigants. : SUERS
45
"Man and nature scorn the shocking ___."—Holmes. : HAT
47
Balloted. : VOTED
48
East Indian starch-root. : PIA
49
Swampy. : BOGGY
50
Commander of a regiment. : COLONEL
52
Filibegs. : KILTS
55
War zone peninsula. : MALAY
56
Cathedral city of Italy. : MODENA
57
Tributary of the Elbe. : EGER
61
Fresh-water fish. : IDE
62
Inspector of weights and measures. : SEALER
64
Companion: colloq. : PAL
65
Fabrics. : REPS
67
Islands near New Guinea. : ARU
68
"___ of us liveth to himself."—Romans, xiv, 7. : NONE
70
Domei news. : LIES
71
Beds of straw. : PALLETS
73
Recreate. : AMUSE
75
Faint lights. : GLIMMERS
77
Transcribers. : COPIERS
78
Blue pigments. : SMALTS
79
Relative. : NIECE
80
They're "semper fidelis." : MARINES
81
American colonizer. : BOONE
82
Narrow molding. : REGLET
84
USO cafe. : CANTEEN
85
Kanaka. : HAWAIIAN
88
Plume. : EGRET
89
Snakebirds. : DARTERS
90
Law of Moses. : TORA
91
Salt tree. : ATLE
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Eucharist vessel. : AMA
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Observed. : SEEN
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"___ longa, vita brevis." : ARS
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Treacherous persons. : VIPERS
98
Greek Aurora. : EOS
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"And rail'd on ___ fortune in good terms."—As You Like It. : LADY
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Eastern Asiatics. : TATARS
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A captive people. : DANES
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Fields. : ACRES
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Country named after an Italian navigator. : AMERICA
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Pierced. : GORED
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Belgian commune. : SPA
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MacArthur's former antagonist. : HOMMA
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Old French coin. : ECU
114
Attican townships. : DEMES
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Nazi snoopers. : GESTAPO
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Accumulates. : AMASSES
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Panoramic. : SCENIC
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"We don't give bread ___ fishball."—Lane. : ONE
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Graduated set of organ pipes. : STOP
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Buddhist sect in Japan. : ZEN
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Gratify. : SATE
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"___ covenants of peace."—Wilson. : OPEN
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Portions of horn tissue. : SCURS
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"The Lion of God." (602?–661). : ALI
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Bring to light. : ELICIT
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Title of Eastern prince. : MAHARAJAH
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Star in Draconis. : ETAMIN
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Experience again. : RELIVE
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Repetitious. : ITERATIVE
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Literally, an assembly of old men. : SENATE
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Ancient Greek coin. : STATER
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Frozen item in our budget. : RENT
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Ancestor of the Hebrews. : EBER
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Having thorns. : SPINED
Down
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Frolicker. : ROMPER
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Genus of grasses, the sand binders. : UNIOLA
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Grandmother. : BELDAM
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One's contribution to a cause. : BIT
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Biblical kingdom. : EDOM
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Frog farms. : RANARIA
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Gray. : ASHEN
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Hasten. : SPUR
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Mohammedan saint. : PIR
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Art of war. : STRATEGY
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Substitute clergymen. : VICARS
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Rub out. : ERASE
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Commanding officer: abbr. : GEN
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Afloat. : ASEA
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Country of the Gurkhas. : NEPAL
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Impalpable. : ELUSIVE
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Flee: slang. : LAM
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"And stab my ___ broad awake."—Stevenson. : SPIRIT
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Relating to the singing birds. : OSCINE
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"All are ___ by each one."—Emerson. : NEEDED
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Showy clothes. : FINERY
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Vital war material. : TIN
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Knots at the end of Spanish lariats. : BOTONES
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Ancient Irish clan. : SEPT
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Rationed food. : SUGAR
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Not barefoot. : SHOD
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Meadow mouse. : VOLE
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"The sure, sweet cement, glue and lime of love."—Herrick. : KISS
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Flatfishes. : SOLES
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Malta has had 2,300 of these. : ALERTS
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Large packages. : BALES
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Maiden. : COLLEEN
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Siesta. : NAP
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Prime Minister of Canada. : KING
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Heathen deity. : IDOL
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Former capital of Russia. : LENINGRAD
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Civic officer: Fr. : MAIRE
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Mechlin lace. : MALINES
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Nazi district leader. : GAULEITER
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Formerly. : ERST
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Regrets. : RUES
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Chosen. : ELECT
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Papers: Fr. : PAPIERS
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Where Pago Pago is. : SAMOA
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Zola's praenomen. : EMILE
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Luggage carriers. : PORTERS
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Vicia orobus. : ERS
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Violent desire. : MANIA
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Encounters. : MEETS
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Spanish liquid measure. : CANTARA
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Cavalryman of India. : SOWAR
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Impair. : MAR
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Opens to view. : BARES
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Actually being. : REAL
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Humorous contraction of enigma. : EGMA
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Having oblique surfaces. : CANTIC
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Cherished a desire. : HOPED
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Drug plant. : ALOE
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Promontory. : NESS
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Most beloved. : DEAREST
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Prongs. : TINES
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Summer: Fr. : ETE
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Seaweed. : VAREC
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Military trenches. : SAPS
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Edible tuberous roots. : YAMS
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Classical pin to fasten the hair. : ACUS
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Exercise control. : DOMINATE
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Spiteful women. : CATS
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Voluminous. : MASSIVE
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Classifications. : GENERA
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Female crystal gazer. : SEERESS
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Practical jokers. : HAZERS
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Dish of eggs. : OMELET
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City captured by Nipponese. : MANILA
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"Ere thou from hence ___."—Milton. : DEPART
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Ox-headed antelope. : GNU
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Cossack chief. : ATAMAN
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Courteous. : POLITE
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Supposed. : OPINED
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Diner. : EATER
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Surname indicating descent from Aaron. : COHEN
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Ferruginous clay. : OCHER
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Arabian ruler. : EMIR
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"___ for victory." : SAVE
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Small distance. : STEP
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Townsman. : CIT
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Misshapen hag in "Faerie Queene." : ATE
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Triangular sail. : JIB
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Black bird. : ANI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 124 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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