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New York Times, Sunday, August 20, 1944

70-Across : Bouquet.

Author:
Dan Caywood
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.04, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 639 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 69
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 132
Across
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National League team. : BRAVES
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Major General, 14th Air Force in China. : CHENNAULT
16
Admiral who sank the Scharnhorst. : FRASER
22
Withdraw. : RETIRE
23
Horribly. : HIDEOUSLY
24
Revolve. : ROTATE
25
Deputy Prime Minister of Great Britain. : ATTLEE
26
Native of Yemen. : ARAB
27
Wrench. : TEAR
28
Daughter of Cymbeline. : IMOGEN
29
Capital of Shensi Province. : SIAN
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Governor Snell's capital. : SALEM
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In abeyance. : DORMANT
34
River north of Rome, tributary of Tiber. : NERA
35
Mother of Abraham. : SARAH
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Danger signal for Nazis. : RED
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Knave of clubs. : PAM
39
Upward: Prefix. : ANA
40
Honey buzzards. : PERNS
41
Disregard. : OMIT
43
River south of Leningrad. : LOVAT
45
Pith helmet. : TOPI
47
Country with no seaport. : BOLIVIA
51
Connubial. : MARITAL
53
Able to pay. : SOLVENT
58
Obliterated. : ERASED
59
St. ___, Leeward Island. : KITTS
60
Verge. : LIP
62
Any laborer. : TOILER
63
Saltpeter. : NITER
64
Resilient. : LITHE
65
Classified. : RATED
67
Instant. : TRICE
68
Protecting power. : EGIS
69
Refuse. : WASTE
70
Bouquet. : NOSEGAY
72
Mental picture. : IDEA
73
Organ of locomotion. : FIN
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Periods of time. : WEEKS
75
Prank. : CAPER
76
Unfortunate. : HAPLESS
78
Among. : IN
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Port in Irak. : BASRA
80
Striped Indian muslin. : DOREA
81
Greek goddess of seasons. : HORAE
82
As stated. : SO
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Restaurant. : CABARET
85
Animal allied to rhino. : TAPIR
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Sacred songs. : HYMNS
87
Export from Bolivia. : TIN
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State: French. : ETAT
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Clarifies. : REFINES
91
Assumes an attitude. : POSES
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Facts. : DATA
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Effort. : NISUS
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Very firm. : SOLID
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___ Mutiny, 1857-58. : SEPOY
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Indian. : CARIB
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Convoluted. : COILED
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Turn to right. : GEE
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Razor clam. : SOLEN
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Trade agreement. : CARTEL
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Celebration of founders of Oxford College. : ENCENIA
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Slid. : SLIPPED
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Stratagem. : FINESSE
108
Narrow band. : TAPE
110
Shore bird. : SNIPE
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Wait for. : BIDE
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Port below Rome. : GAETA
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Bantu tongue. : ILA
118
Pen. : STY
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Tippet. : BOA
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Faulty. : AMISS
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Symbolic plant among the Mohammedans. : ALOE
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Webbed, as duck's foot. : PALMATE
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Imperfect diamonds. : BORTS
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Verbal. : ORAL
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Gummed label. : PASTER
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City in Kansas. : IOLA
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U. S. industrialist. : FORD
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Eighth. : OCTAVE
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Island of St. Matthias group taken by Marines. : EMIRAU
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British Dominions Secretary. : CRANBORNE
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Solidly based. : ROOTED
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Sounding. : SONANT
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Atlantic Coast dweller. : EASTERNER
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Place of exit. : EGRESS
Down
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Copper and zinc. : BRASS
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Networks. : RETIA
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Essential oil. : ATTAR
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Old capital of Lithuania. : VILNA
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Sooner than. : ERE
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Observes. : SEES
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Swiss cottage. : CHALET
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Engaged. : HIRED
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Dutch cheese. : EDAM
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Point. : NEB
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Word of denial. : NO
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Type of restaurant. : AUTOMAT
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Employer. : USER
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Beast of burden. : LLAMA
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Despot. : TYRANT
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Fuse partially. : FRIT
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Gypsy husband. : ROM
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Make reparation. : ATONE
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Wiser. : SAGER
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Everlasting: Poet. : ETERN
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Rock fish: Var. : RENAS
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Melody. : ARIA
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Head of OWI. : DAVIS
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Chief chamber of a temple. : NAOS
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Flutter about. : HOVER
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Ottoman court. : PORTE
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Flier. : PILOT
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In the center. : MID
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Vital machine. : LATHE
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Japanese base on New Britain. : TALASEA
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Utensil. : POT
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Active goodness. : BENEFICENCE
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True source. : ORIGINATION
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Basic language. : LATIN
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Plural suffix. : ISES
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Hand warmers. : MITTS
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Liquid measure. : LITER
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Masculine. : VIRILE
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Slur over. : ELIDE
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Compulsions. : NECESSITIES
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Subversive. : TREASONABLE
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Aleutian island. : KISKA
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Wooden pin. : PEG
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Son of Polonius in Hamlet. : LAERTES
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Cowboy. : ROPER
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Part of French West Africa. : DAHOMEY
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German river, 280 miles to North Sea. : WESER
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The nostril: Lat. : NARIS
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Spun wools. : YARNS
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Conflict. : WAR
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Contended with. : COPED
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Dance step. : PAS
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Springboard. : BATULE
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Secretary of the Navy, 1917. : DANIELS
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Grade of green tea. : HYSON
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Fundamental. : BASIC
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Covers with clay blocks. : TILES
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Anticipated. : HOPED
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Sweet cakes. : TARTS
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Heavy mist. : FOG
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Volcano on Martinique. : PELEE
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Attempt. : DARE
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Wagnerian character. : SENTA
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Saturated. : SOPPY
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Seaport on Crete. : CANEA
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Through: Prefix. : DIA
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Petty malice. : SPITE
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Spanish hero. : CID
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Base at Samoa. : APIA
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Immediate. : INSTANT
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Decree. : FIAT
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Island group north of Fiji. : ELLICE
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Frontier. : BORDER
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Opens. : GAPES
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Where Davy Crockett died, 1836. : ALAMO
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Red dyestuff. : EOSIN
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Four: Comb. form. : TETRA
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Talmud rabbi. : AMORA
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Carried. : BORNE
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Source of power. : MOTOR
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Very angry. : IRATE
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Hoards. : SAVES
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Winter vehicles. : SLEDS
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500-mile Danube tributary, crossed by Reds. : PRUT
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Expression of dismay. : ALAS
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Inherited. : BORN
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Peeved. : SORE
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Bring forth young. : EAN
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In place of. : FOR
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Tooth. : COG
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Have existence. : BE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 57 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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