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New York Times, Sunday, August 1, 1943

140-Across : The Pallas' sand grouse.

Author:
Bert Storey
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 615 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 166, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 83
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 77
Across
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Jap base on south shore of New Britain. : GASMATA
8
Senator Bankhead's home State. : ALABAMA
15
Macassar is this island's capital. : CELEBES
22
Equatorial republic that gave U.S. Pacific bases. : ECUADOR
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Desert convoy. : CARAVAN
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Samuel Francis Smith's famous hymn. : AMERICA
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Italian province near Naples. : SALERNO
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World's highest point. : EVEREST
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Commander of the U.S. Tenth Air Force. : BISSELL
28
Shortened name for famous Egyptian king. : TUT
29
Persian lord of infernal regions. : YIMA
31
Stomachic acidity. : ACOR
32
Tristram's beloved in Tennyson's opera. : ISOLT
34
Small child. : TOT
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Human frailty. : ADAM
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Prospero's savage slave. : CALIBAN
39
Lower classman at West Point. : PLEBE
40
Feminine Russian name. : OLGA
41
Economic condition caused by inflation. : PANIC
43
Great Irish clan in Ireland. : SIOL
44
Inscribed Greek pillars. : STELES
46
Native of Dutch Harbor. : ALEUT
47
French isle of maritime law fame. : OLERON
49
Bubble found in glass. : BLEB
51
Roman highway. : ITER
52
View beforehand. : PRESEE
53
Provide with opportunity. : ENABLE
55
Amorous glances. : OGLES
57
Wrap-around garment of Hindu women. : SARI
58
___ transit gloria mundi. : SIC
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He said, "Every day in every way I grow better and better." : COUE
62
Bomb-blasted town where Joan of Arc died. : ROUEN
63
Route carrying most lend-lease material. : ATLANTIC
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Person given to sarcasm. : IRONIST
69
Arabian guitar. : KITAR
70
Vase mat. : DOILY
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Prime Minister Smuts' Dominion: Abbr. : USA
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Arabian jasmines. : BELAS
73
Objective. : TARGET
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The earth. : TERRA
76
English mosquito. : GNAT
77
Runaway bride-to-be. : ELOPER
79
Nominee for Vice President, 1920. : ROOSEVELT
81
Journalist. : SCRIBE
83
Spread with destructive effect. : RAGE
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Name meaning a javelin (or protector) of property. : EDGAR
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Middle. : MESIAL
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Upright piece of a step. : RISER
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Guest house. : INN
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Physically or materially strong. : STOUT
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Where Takali field is. : MALTA
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Not active. : INAGILE
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South Australian capital. : ADELAIDE
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A book of the largest kind. : FOLIO
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Main story. : PLOT
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South African underground stream. : AAR
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Light-colored native of Nippon. : AINO
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Biblical captain who routed the Canaanites. : BARAK
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Snapping beetle. : ELATER
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Old name of modern Izmir, Turkey. : SMYRNA
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Chief centers of important activity. : HUBS
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U.S. air base near Kiska. : ATTU
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Word of mouth bettor: racing slang. : ORALER
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Palace. : COURT
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Long-legged bird of sandpiper family. : CURLEW
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Subtle aroma of flowers. : AURA
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"The world is a vast ___ of strife."—J. M. Mason. : SCENE
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Fresh and lively. : RACY
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French city devastated by "block-busters." : LILLE
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Intoxicated. : EBRIATE
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Minor Siamese pewter coins. : ATTS
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Striped camel hair fabric. : ABA
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Valid reason or ground. : TITLE
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Timber tree of Argentina. : TALA
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Secretary of the Interior, 1913-20. : LANE
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Small ostrich plume. : TIP
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Palanquin traveler's clothes box: India. : PITARAH
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Sicilian west coast naval and seaplane base. : TRAPANI
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General blamed by Il Duce for Italian disaster in Africa. : BASTICO
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Light cotton dress fabric. : ETAMINE
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Canadian capital city. : TORONTO
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The Pallas' sand grouse. : ATTAGEN
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Person revoking. : RENEGER
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Forsake. : ABANDON
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Islands southeast of Puerto Rico. : LEEWARD
Down
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Himmler's infamous henchmen. : GESTAPO
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Tailless. : ACAUDAL
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Turkish-style gown worn about 1700. : SULTANE
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She gave her name to a life preserver. : MAE
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Thirsty. : ADRY
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Medicinal "bracer." : TONIC
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Agreeable odors. : AROMAS
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Outstander. : ACE
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Capable of being washed. : LAVABLE
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Genus of tropical palms. : ARECA
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Noblemen. : BARONS
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Affirm with confidence. : AVER
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Italian torpedo boat. : MAS
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Twin West Indies island groups. : ANTILLES
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Oriental skewer-roasted meat. : CABOBS
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___ Zola. : EMILE
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For fear that. : LEST
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The bitter vetch. : ERS
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Deerskin jackets used by Apache women. : BIETLES
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Bucolic poem. : ECLOGUE
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Undergo sudden change. : SALTATE
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Nourishing. : ALIBLE
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Nostradamus. : SEER
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Entangle. : MIRE
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Girl won by Hercules in an archery contest. : IOLE
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Indian of a Guatemalan tribe. : PETEN
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The liquid part of fat. : OLEIN
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Laconic. : CONCISE
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Kiln for drying roofing plates. : TILER
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An orderly collection. : ARRAY
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Old Greek temple. : NAOS
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Constellation containing Arcturus. : BOOTES
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Giant slain by Athena. : PALLAS
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Rifle stock. : BUTT
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President Ubico's country. : GUATEMALA
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Public disturbance. : STIR
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Where Omsk is. : SIBERIA
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Country of which Douglas Hyde is President. : IRELAND
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Blasted birthplace of Nazi submarine parts. : COLOGNE
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Austerity. : RIGOR
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Great arterial trunk. : AORTA
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"Springboard" of Allied invaders. : TUNISIA
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Dominican port settled by Columbus. : ISABELA
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Steward. : CATERER
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Scruff. : NAPE
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Native of Sava River area: Var. : KROAT
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Shepherdess in Vergil's "Eclogues." : DELIA
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Expostulate. : ARGUE
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Libretto: Music. : TESTO
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Small person or creature. : GRIG
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Sensitive ocular membrane. : RETINA
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___ Kikinda, part of Yugoslavia. : VELIKA
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Shell holes. : CRATERS
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Person simple-mindedly unaware of new ideas: Colloq. : DODO
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Feminine name. : LILA
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Man of God. : SAINT
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Layer of first submarine cable, 1851. : MORSE
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Sicilian commune near Syracuse. : NOTO
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Boy's nickname. : LARRY
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Apologue. : FABLE
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More than one. : PLURAL
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Farcical play set to music. : BURLETTA
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Vanity case. : ETUI
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Biblical term meaning "fool." : RACA
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Apparatus used in leveling airfields. : SCRAPER
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Ancient dweller east of the Dead Sea. : MOABITE
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Central American peninsula. : YUCATAN
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U.S. Cabinet member. : HULL
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Naval base near Grottaglie airdrome. : TARANTO
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Italian stretcher or litter. : LETTIGA
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Decoy or allurement. : ENTICER
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Answer. : RESPOND
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Greek lyre-like instrument. : CITHER
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Implement of war. : WEAPON
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Moorish kettledrum. : ATABAL
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Climbing plant. : LIANE
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Suave. : BLAND
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Maternal relative. : ENATE
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In good condition. : TRIG
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Ancient capital of Irish monarchs. : TARA
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Princely house of Italy. : ESTE
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Prehistoric shaping core. : AME
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Syrup made by boiling ripe fruit juice. : ROB
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Son of Apollo and Creusa. : ION
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Game at marbles. : TAW

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 72 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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