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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, August 22, 1943

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 684 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 162, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 98
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

92-Down question mark in parentheses appears in the original.

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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 80
Across
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Naval arena. : PACIFIC
8
Winners. : VICTORS
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Drank in honor of. : TOASTED
22
Spanish avenue. : AVENIDA
23
Inactivity. : INERTIA
24
Ornate cupboard. : ARMOIRE
25
Navy and Marine fighter plane, F4U. : CORSAIR
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Feeling of discomfort. : MALAISE
27
Absurdly asinine. : IDIOTIC
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Soldier's equipment. : KIT
29
Clothes. : TOGS
31
Courage. : PLUCK
32
Pung. : SLED
33
British catboat. : UNA
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Mine passage. : ADIT
36
Wet. : MOISTEN
38
Bury. : INTER
40
Went down the ways. : SLID
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Has recourse to. : REFERS
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"The glass of fashion and the ___ of form."—Hamlet. : MOLD
44
Fastened. : GLUED
45
Cause to marvel. : AMAZE
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Without interest. : DRYLY
47
Not to be profaned. : HOLY
48
Walnut or hickory nut: Bot. : TRYMA
49
Slumber music. : SNORES
50
Be plentiful. : ABOUND
52
Windy city. : CHI
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Laundry indigo. : BLUING
55
Judgment. : ACT
58
Without purpose. : IDLY
59
More steadfast. : TRUER
61
German pocket battleship scuttled at Montevideo, Dec. 17, 1939. : SPEE
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Mountain on Baranof Island. : ADA
65
Strategic city between Orel and Smolensk. : BRYANSK
67
Base in Lower Burma. : TOUNGOO
69
Suits named after Indian word for wolf. : TUXEDOS
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Malay crane. : SARUS
72
Whispered sweet nothings. : COOED
73
One appointed by law to try challenges of jurors. : TRIOR
75
Moves on: Dial. : MOGS
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Mountains in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. : OZARK
77
Titan of the Navy. : BATTLEWAGON
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Koussevitzky. : SERGE
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Girl's name. : LINA
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Staircase post. : NEWEL
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Give new courage. : REMAN
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Drift. : TENOR
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Seasoned soldier. : VETERAN
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Guerilla foe of Axis. : SERBIAN
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Rushing flood. : TORRENT
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Bitter vetch: Bot. : ERS
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Native of Estonia. : ESTH
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Commune in Utrecht, the Kaiser's St. Helena. : DOORN
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Devoid; without. : FREE
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Thing, in law. : RES
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Stuff pitched overboard. : JETSAM
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___ Contemptibles. : OLD
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Traveler. : TOURER
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"The first break" in Festung Europa. : SICILY
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Gunner's post in midplane. : WAIST
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Minnesota river, 120 miles to Mississippi. : SAUK
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Grueling tryouts. : TESTS
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Wicked deeds. : EVILS
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Sidetrack. : SHUNT
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Blacken with fire. : CHAR
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On land. : ASHORE
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Sand launce. : LANT
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Sedate. : STAID
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Pertaining to the shoreline. : COASTAL
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This costs red points. : SUET
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Lands ___ Cornwall. : END
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Fill. : STOW
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Moslem world. : ISLAM
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___ 304, near Verdun. : HILL
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133 1/3 lbs., in China. : TAN
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Card sharp. : CHEATER
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Sicilian capital. : PALERMO
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Demolish. : RUINATE
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Judicial procedure obsolete in most civilized countries. : TORTURE
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Discomforts. : UNEASES
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Weasels in winter. : ERMINES
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East Indian herbs yielding oil. : SESAMES
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Hock shop customers. : PAWNERS
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Shopkeepers. : DEALERS
Down
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American airplane engine. : PACKARD
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Shunner. : AVOIDER
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Testify in writing. : CERTIFY
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Political incumbents. : INS
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Decree. : FIAT
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Locutions. : IDIOMS
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Shipload. : CARGO
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Energy. : VIM
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Awkwardly. : INAPTLY
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Cooped up. : CELLED
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Austrian river, flowing into Danube. : TRAUN
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Pertaining to the ear. : OTIC
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With jeopardy. : RISKILY
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So: Dial. : SAE
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Shadowed. : TAILED
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Command. : ORDER
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Among. : AMID
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Sault Ste. Marie canal. : SOO
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Nominal. : TITULAR
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Make Irish. : ERINIZE
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Decenniums. : DECADES
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Traffic in sacred things. : SIMONY
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Sneaks up. : STEALS
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A tissue: Anat. : TELA
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Trafficked. : SOLD
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Insensible. : NUMB
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Pall over Pittsburgh. : SMOG
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Volga city, north of Moscow. : RYBINSK
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Norwegian composer (1843–1907). : GRIEG
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Attach a territory. : ANNEX
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Battered ship. : HULK
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Army P-47 fighter plane. : THUNDERBOLT
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French sir. : SIEUR
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Hypothetical forces. : ODS
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Inhuman. : CRUEL
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New York Army camp. : UPTON
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Render blameless. : ABSOLVE
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Daffier. : CRAZIER
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Oppressors. : TYRANTS
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Sounded a horn. : TOOTLED
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Rota club member. : ROTAMAN
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Decorator. : ADORNER
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Drat. : DOGGONE
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Declares. : ASSERTS
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Subtle emanations. : AURAE
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Lugs. : TOTES
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Majestic instrument. : ORGAN
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Arab chief. : EMEER
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Croak. : CAW
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Son of Apollo. : ION
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Inclinations. : BENTS
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Spooky. : WEIRD
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City ways. : STREETS
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Extremely unpleasant. : NASTY
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Country dances. : REELS
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Perch upon. : ROOST
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Key Jap base in Pacific. : TRUK
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Above: Poet. : OER
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British (?) renegade broadcaster. : HAWHAW
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American holiday. : FOURTH
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Leave in the lurch. : JILT
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Hawaiian island, site of Haleakala, largest extinct crater in world. : MAUI
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Pagodas. : TAAS
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Desert alkalis: Geol. : REHS
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Chooses draftees. : SELECTS
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Novel by Scott. : IVANHOE
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Burnt matter. : CINDERS
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Willkie's State. : INDIANA
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Faker. : SHAMMER
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Cassock worn by priest. : SOUTANE
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One giving care. : TREATER
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Fixity. : SETNESS
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Supplies. : STORES
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Not subtle. : COARSE
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Magnetism. : ALLURE
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Cubic meter. : STERE
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Washed. : CLEAN
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Made public. : AIRED
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Unfermented grape juice. : STUM
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Killed. : SLEW
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President Prado's capital. : LIMA
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Wheat flour: India. : ATA
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K-9. : PUP
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Col. Donovan's office. : OSS
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Nothing. : NIL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 92 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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