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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, July 9, 1944

Author:
L. K. Peters
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 510 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 54
L. K. Peters has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 126
Across
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Deep in the heart of Texas. : WACO
5
Biblical weeds. : TARES
10
Allied secret detecting device. : RADAR
15
Member of USCG. : SPAR
19
Munich's river. : ISAR
20
Solitary: Comb. form. : EREMO
21
Exalt. : ELATE
22
Silkworm. : ERIA
23
Kansan general. : EISENHOWER
25
Invasion general. : MONTGOMERY
27
Boy's nickname. : NAT
28
Airship. : AERO
29
Tributary of the Severn. : AVON
31
Comparisons. : SIMILES
32
New member. : ENTRANT
35
Level. : EVEN
37
Colombian river, 685 mi. to Orinoco. : META
38
Types of Spanish sherry. : SOLERAS
40
Captured Italian town on "Highway 82." : ARCE
42
Adam and Eve. : EDENITES
46
Britain's blind poet (1608–74). : MILTON
47
Kernel. : MEAT
48
Black. : EBON
49
Far East republic: Italian sp. : CINA
50
Liquid fat : Var. : ELAIN
51
Dissatisfied people. : MALCONTENTS
54
Uncle since 1812. : SAM
55
Boy's nickname. : LEN
56
Plod through mud. : SLOG
58
Cattle enclosures: South Africa. : KRAALS
59
Songless bird of East Indies. : PITTA
61
Street car. : TRAM
63
Eagerly expectant. : ATIP
65
Eire's caustic playwright. : SHAW
66
Suds-removing device. : RINSER
67
Diffusion through a membrane. : OSMOSIS
70
Liquid ketone. : ACETONE
72
Sioux. : DAKOTA
75
Founder of Troy. : TROS
77
Region, N. Yugoslavia: Serb sp. : SREM
78
Sinful. : EVIL
82
County in Colorado. : OTERO
83
An injury. : TRAUMA
85
Grope. : FEEL
87
Pother. : ADO
88
Yugoslav island in Adriatic. : VIS
89
Invasion soldier, praised by Bradley. : PARATROOPER
92
Loafer. : IDLER
94
Dutch town. : ELST
96
Distinction. : NOTE
97
Knot in wood. : KNAR
98
Cossack chieftain. : ATAMAN
99
Insect's ventral plate. : STERNITE
101
Retain. : KEEP
102
Amati's home on the Po. : CREMONA
103
Region, central Indo-China. : LAOS
104
Pre-eminent. : STAR
106
Fin of airplane wing. : AILERON
108
Haile Selassie. : AFRICAN
111
Ascend. : RISE
113
Moon-goddess. : LUNA
114
Siberian river, 525 mi. to the Ob. : TOM
117
City near Paris. : SAINTDENIS
119
Captured city near Valmontone, Italy. : CAMPOLEONE
122
Prong. : TINE
123
Sheeplike. : OVINE
124
Curved moldings. : OGEES
125
Son of Seth. : ENOS
126
Ex-Dean of St. Paul's. : INGE
127
Savor. : SAPOR
128
Mother of Perseus. : DANAE
129
Camera part. : LENS
Down
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City on Danube. : WIEN
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Beyond the Urals. : ASIA
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City near Bari. : CASTELLANA
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Native mineral. : ORE
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Where D-day was planned. : TEHERAN
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Punjab caste. : ARORAS
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Recaptured. : REWON
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Dutch uncle. : EME
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Railbird. : SORA
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Eradicate. : REMOVE
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Isolated. : ALONE
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___ Chaucer. : DAN
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Siamese coins. : ATTS
14
Unit commanded by colonel. : REGIMENT
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Of the descendants of Shem. : SEMITIC
16
High Churchmen. : PRELATISTS
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Pas-de-Calais town. : AIRE
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Beams. : RAYS
24
Glass galls. : NATRONS
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Sign. : OMEN
30
Lines in space. : VECTORS
33
Thatch grass: Pacific islands. : NETI
34
Chinese weight. : TAEL
36
Nazi multi-barreled rocket gun. : NEBELWERFER
38
Small food fish. : SMELT
39
Grease monkey. : OILER
41
Torment. : RACK
43
Puts on. : DONS
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Related on maternal side. : ENATE
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Philippine island, capital Catbaloga. : SAMAR
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Civil officers. : MAGISTRATES
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S. Afr. antelopes. : ETAACS
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Think fast, Mr. ___. : MOTO
52
Seaport, S. Okinawa island, Japan. : NAHA
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Twirl. : SPIN
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Tibetan priest. : LAMA
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Arrow poison. : INEE
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Native of Marrakech. : MOOR
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Black marketeer. : PIRATE
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Where Campus Martius is. : ROME
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Period. : STOP
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Tart. : SOUR
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Golf player. : TEER
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Birds of peace. : DOVES
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In canted position. : ATILT
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Nazi general. : KESSELRING
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Stags. : SMOKERS
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Italian city captured June 2. : VALMONTONE
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Of a mountain in Crete. : IDEAN
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Blackmore heroine. : LORNA
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Jog. : TROT
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Highest rating. : AONE
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Written. : LITERAL
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Spanish anisated brandies. : ANISADOS
91
Father. : PAPA
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Daughter of Pythagoras. : DAMO
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GI Joe in early stage. : TRAINEE
98
Sandy. : ARENOSE
100
Night: Comb. form. : NOCT
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Construction wizard. : KAISER
102
Herring family. : CLUPEA
105
Town between Turin and Milan. : TRINO
107
Leningrad's lake. : ILMEN
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Italian city near Tanaro River. : ASTI
109
Constrained. : FAIN
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River south of Viborg. : NEVA
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Archaic egad. : ECOD
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Mongolian-Siberian river, 610 mi. to Ingoda. : ONON
116
Soldier's meal. : MESS
118
Jap. : NIP
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___ Khan, Sultan Sir Mohammed Shah. : AGA
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Bane to anglers. : EEL

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 37 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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