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WITH CLUES FROM THE DAY'S NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, August 2, 1942

Author:
Charles Erlenkotter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 670 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 131 Grid has diagonal symmetry.
Charles Erlenkotter has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 25
Across
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Painful sensation. : SMART
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Pasture grass of Western United States. : GRAMA
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Emits in puffs. : PLUFFS
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Inappropriately named American admiral. : LAND
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Healthier. : HALER
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Resister of government authority. : REBEL
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Small stream. : RUNLET
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Product of length by breadth. : AREA
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Got up. : AROSE
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Shorten a word. : APOSTROPHIZE
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Small salamander. : NEWT
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Gain. : WIN
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Location of a great engineering feat. : PANAMA
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Former president of Harvard. : ELIOT
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Extending a short distance below the surface: Geol. : VADOSE
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New York City personage. : LAGUARDIA
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Soft: Italian. : PIANO
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Elflike creature. : PERI
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Curl the lip. : SNEER
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Forwarded. : SENT
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Region in Turkey and Persia. : KURDISTAN
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Scene of "Maine" disaster, Feb. 15, 1898. : HAVANA
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Obsolete custom of Hindu widows. : SUTTEE
51
Famous British warship. : HOOD
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"Herb of grace."—Hamlet. : RUE
53
Plants that grow upwards. : ANOGENS
55
"Squat like a ___, close at the ear of Eve."—Paradise Lost. : TOAD
56
Measured by the sun. : SOLAR
58
"The last long ___." : MILE
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Amassed. : PILED
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Pen for turtles. : CRAWL
62
Public meeting places. : FORA
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Made equal. : EVENED
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Positive. : PLUS
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First admiral. : NOAH
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Noted institute of engineering. : STEVENS
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The flower. : ELITE
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Not quite 50c in Japan. : YEN
72
Breezy dial. : AIRISH
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Sieg ___. : HEIL
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Manoeuvred an airplane. : PILOTED
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Rang. : TOLLED
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White poplar. : ABELE
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Seaport of Belgian Congo. : BANANA
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Large casks. : TIERCES
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Appropriately named American general. : DRUM
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More acidulous. : TARTER
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Gipsy. : ROM
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Simplest known animal. : AMEBA
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Cavalry officers' arms. : SABRES
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City, once French, then German, then French, now German. : METZ
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Result of air raid. : FIRE
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More nimble. : SPRIER
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Metal. : IRON
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You can't do this to F. D. R. without his permission. : QUOTE
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A pond: South African. : PLAAT
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Outfit. : SUIT
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First name of the head of OWI. : ELMER
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"The smallest worm will ___."—King Henry VI. : TURN
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Unsettle. : DERANGE
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Sea eagle. : ERN
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Idea: comb. form. : IDEO
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"A soldier full of ___ oaths."—As You Like It. : STRANGE
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Privations. : LOSSES
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Residences of diplomats. : LEGATIONS
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He dropped in on the English. : HESS
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Utterance. : VOICE
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Plant. : FERN
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Mr. Heep. : URIAH
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Ceiling maker. : HENDERSON
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French marshal in World War I. : JOFFRE
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Alter. : EMEND
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Throws. : TOSSES
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Exist. : ARE
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Solo. : ARIA
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Adequate. : COMMENSURATE
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"Come unto these yellow ___."—The Tempest. : SANDS
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One of Caesar's three famous words. : VENI
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Pilfer. : THIEVE
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Victim of Charlotte Corday. : MARAT
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Small chorus. : OCTET
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City in Massachusetts. : AYER
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Anything that unites. : SOLDER
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Mimickers. : APERS
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Brings up. : REARS
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Gandhi's dinner jacket. : SHAWL
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Character in "Twelfth Night." : MARIA
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With. : ALONG
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Legal matter. : RES
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Operated on the skull. : TREPANNED
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Rio ___. : GRANDE
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Restores. : REPAIRS
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Ringed boa. : ABOMA
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Tableland. : MESA
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Singing voice. : ALT
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Elongated. : PROLATE
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Blue flower: var. : LUPIN
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Open. : UNHOOK
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Dart. : FLIT
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Capital of French Morocco. : FEZ
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Dock worker. : STEVEDORE
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Head of O. C. D. : LANDIS
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Martian: comb. form. : AREO
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Intelligence. : NEWS
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Staple food in Northern Africa. : DATE
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Held back. : REINED
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Pertaining to planet Mars. : AREAN
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Condition of Libyan terrain. : ARID
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Customs. : USAGES
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Leaves. : PETALS
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Kind of vessel. : PROA
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Pack. : STOW
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Prussian lancer. : UHLAN
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Believers in threefold religious divinity. : TRINITARIANS
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Greek flute player. : AULETE
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Lacked. : NEEDED
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"A world of ___ days."—King Richard III. : HAPPY
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Weak minded. : ANILE
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Offering without compulsion. : VOLUNTEERING
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American Indians. : UTAHS
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Criticizes severely. : SCORES
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Assembly. : SOVIET
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City on Russian battle line. : OREL
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Fruit. : MELON
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What wardens watch for. : RAID
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Sensation. : FEEL
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Palatal. : VELAR
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Its source is Lake Victoria. : NILE
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Topic. : THEME
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Wearing gaiters. : SPATTED
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Suborder of birds. : ALCAE
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Ports. : HARBORS
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Feminine name. : INEZ
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Path. : ORBIT
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Cauterize. : BURN
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___ Harte. : BRET
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Corn silk. : TASSEL
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Adulterated. : IMPURE
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Challenge. : DARE
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Between. : AMONG
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Organ stop. : ORAGE
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Apportions. : METES
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English ex-Cabinet Minister. : SIMON
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Game. : SQUASH
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Rock changed by pressure. : FLASER
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Changes an address. : REDIRECTS
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Vases. : URNS
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Issuer of legal writs. : PROCESSOR
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Given name of 122 across. : LEON
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"The grass stoops not, she ___ on it so light."—Venus and Adonis. : TREADS
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Strike out. : ELIDE
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Passage. : ITER
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More diluted. : THINNER
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Celestial body: obs. : EVESTAR
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Business. : AFFAIR
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Recapitulated. : SUMMED
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Attacks. : ONSETS
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Pass a rope through a hole. : REEVE
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British Secretary of State for India, 1931. : HOARE
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Children's friend. : SANTA
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The new ___. : ORDER
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Aerial homes. : NESTS
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Conquered Dutch possession. : JAVA
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Full of crude metal. : OREY
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Penalty. : FINE
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Mr. Ludwig. : EMIL
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Carriage. : TRAP
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Exclamation. : OHO
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Hindu goddess. : UMA
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High card. : ACE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 119 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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