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New York Times, Sunday, August 29, 1943

115-Down : Takes aback.

Author:
William Schopp
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 636 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 84
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 81
Across
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Mythical heckler of RAF. : GREMLIN
8
Capital of Iran. : TEHERAN
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West Coast ship-building center. : SEATTLE
22
Assuage. : RELIEVE
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Italian poet (1492-1557). : ARETINO
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Backbone of a task force. : CARRIER
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Prevented. : AVERTED
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Balcony. : MIRADOR
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44-mile strait at mouth of Adriatic. : OTRANTO
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Bush cat. : CIVET
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One of the gangster nations. : JAPAN
31
Matriculate. : ENTER
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Loosed. : UNDID
34
Yellow bugles. : IVAS
35
U.S. aircraft manufacturer, built the Winnie Mae. : VEGA
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193-mile tributary of Elbe. : EGER
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Queen of the radio. : KATE
39
Permit. : LET
40
Dry river bed in North Africa. : WADI
41
Shows: Biblical. : SHEWS
46
Harem rooms. : ODAS
48
Shade tree. : LIN
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Swellings. : EDEMAS
51
Parts. : SEPARATES
54
Small, fast naval craft. : PTBOAT
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Gets by. : EKES
58
Upholstery silk. : TABARET
59
Nicholas II. : TSAR
60
Candia. : CRETE
63
Military obstruction of felled trees. : ABATIS
65
Tutor: Jocose. : TUTE
67
Para, Brazil. : BELEM
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"City of the Kings," 7 miles from Pacific. : LIMA
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Game popular after payday. : CRAP
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Grouchiest. : TESTIEST
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Household remedy. : SODA
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Egg-shaped. : OVAL
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Growing on cobs. : EARED
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Of God: Lat. : DEI
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Native of Panay and Negros Islands. : ATI
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Jap naval base in Carolines. : TRUK
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Half a cent in Tokyo. : SEN
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Lowers. : ABASES
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County of northern Ireland, capital Belfast. : ANTRIM
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City in Peru. : ICA
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Dwarf natives of Philippines. : ITAS
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Fled. : RAN
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Tree. : FIR
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Composer of Grand Canyon Suite. : GROFE
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Attend. : HEAR
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Free from deduction: Var. : NETT
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Hermit. : ANCHORET
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Cow-headed goddess. : ISIS
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Opposed: Colloq. : ANTI
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Fighter still at Thermopylae. : GREEK
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Actor. : DOER
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Member of Navy construction group. : SEABEE
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Airplanes: Slang. : KITES
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Battle of Lake ___, Sept. 10, 1813. : ERIE
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Trespass. : IMPINGE
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Determinedly inattentive. : DEAF
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Valley leading down to Salonika. : VARDAR
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Vigilance. : ALERTNESS
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Important part of blood. : PLASMA
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Mr. Lincoln. : ABE
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Catches. : NABS
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Gave medicine to. : DOSED
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Instrument used to tune orchestra. : OBOE
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Cymbals of Hindu dancers. : TAL
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Extol. : LAUD
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Give up. : QUIT
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Gil ___, Le Sage's hero, 1735. : BLAS
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Vehicle. : CART
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Spanish feminine name. : ESTER
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Puts in order for any purpose. : TRIMS
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Personal bravery. : VALOR
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City in Oklahoma. : PONCA
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At that place. : THEREAT
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They won the George Cross, April 16, 1942. : MALTESE
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Her first name is Anna. : ELEANOR
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Arranged in threes, as poison ivy leaves. : TERNATE
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Salts of oleic acid. : OLEATES
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System of transportation. : CARLINE
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Grubs up trees to make land arable: O. Eng. Law. : ASSARTS
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Unit of Central Park Navy. : ROWBOAT
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Alkaline remedy. : ANTACID
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Gracefully slendor. : GRACILE
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Rekindled. : REVIVED
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Advance in rank. : ELEVATE
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Sticks in the mud. : MIRES
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Native of Baltic State. : LETT
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Adjective suffix. : IVE
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Central tableland of Arabia: Var. : NEDJED
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Florida west coast city. : TAMPA
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Silkworm. : ERIA
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Hers: Dial. : HERN
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Criticize harshly: Colloq. : RIDE
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Soon. : ANON
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Point of the compass: Sp. : NORTE
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Achieved as a gain. : SCORED
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Devour. : EAT
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Dutch islands southwest of New Guinea: Var. : ARRU
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Oblong piece of skin from which glove parts are cut. : TRANK
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Philippine cedar. : TINDALO
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Daughter of William Penn. : LETITIA
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Wearing away. : ERODENT
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Ancient Spartan kings. : AGIS
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Selfish natures. : EGOS
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Flower container. : VASE
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Quick blows. : RAPS
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Island renamed Ottori. : WAKE
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Petty quarrel. : SPAT
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Riding costume. : HABIT
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Expunged. : ERASED
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Subject of Sherman's famous remark. : WAR
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Letting stand, in printing. : STETTING
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Knife. : STAB
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Vital war material. : METAL
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Stockades. : ETAPES
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Small case. : ETUI
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German submarine base in France. : BREST
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Old-time Spanish dance. : SARABANDE
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Witnessed. : TESTIFIED
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Finishing. : CLOSING
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Workman in aircraft factory. : RIVETER
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Give out. : EMANATE
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Ravine: Sp. : BARANCO
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Species of flower. : TEAROSE
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German submarine base in France. : LORIENT
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Teach. : EDUCATE
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People of Lagone-Shari basin, Sudan. : MAKARIS
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Brazilian seaport, Fortaleza. : CEARA
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The drink. : SEA
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___ Square. : TIMES
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Twisted unnaturally. : DEFORMED
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Title. : SIR
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Clans. : TRIBES
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Charger. : STEED
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Meets again. : RESITS
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Seaport in northern Palestine. : HAIFA
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First word of Prussian national anthem. : HEIL
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Red-yellow brown. : TENNE
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17 cents in Persia. : KRAN
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Old. : AGED
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Hardy cabbage. : KALE
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Great oil-producing country. : IRAQ
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Sportsman who gets paid. : PRO
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Series of epic events. : EPOS
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Capital city without a Quisling. : VALETTA
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Takes aback. : ABASHES
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British news agency since 1851. : REUTERS
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Principate in Saudi Arabia. : ASIR
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First flight. : SOLO
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Containing tin: Chem. : STANNIC
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Italian, Nobel Prize winner in physics, 1909. : MARCONI
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Having a shrine. : ALTARED
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Isolated hills of Rocky Mountain region. : BUTTES
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Keg or breaker: Naut. : BARECA
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Seaport in Cyrenaica, west of Tobruk. : DERNA
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Large island west of New Guinea. : TIMOR
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Hallowed. : BLEST
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Small marsupial of Australia: Var. : COALA
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Opposite of the van. : REAR
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Loincloth worn in Hawaii. : MALO
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Killed. : SLEW
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I forbid: Lat. : VETO
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On the ocean. : ASEA
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Saucy. : PERT
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Less than a cent in Thailand. : ATT
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Flap. : TAB
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Province, in Sweden. : LAN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 75 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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