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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, August 8, 1943

102-Across : Moro tribesmen.

Author:
P. Joseph Lamanna
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 616 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 83 Grid has duplicate clues.
P. Joseph Lamanna has 26 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 78
Across
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Culinary mixture. : PASTE
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Occupied capital city. : PARIS
11
Seaport-capital of Nigeria. : LAGOS
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Tillers. : HELMS
21
___ Pavlovich Chekhov. : ANTON
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Like a popular English beverage. : ALISH
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Order of tailless amphibia. : ANURA
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Mr. Heep. : URIAH
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Inexpressible. : UNUTTERABLE
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Keepsake. : REMEMBRANCE
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President of National Government of China. : LIN
30
Spotted bay. : ROAN
31
Pilgrim father in "The Courtship of Miles Standish." : ALDEN
33
Domineer. : LORD
34
Previous to. : ERE
35
Sea between Asia Minor and Greece. : AEGEAN
37
Members of the Medical Corps. : DENTISTS
40
Movable edge of a plane's wing. : AILERON
42
Projection of a ring of Saturn. : ANSA
44
Coaling port in Arabia. : ADEN
45
Type of coal. : CANNEL
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Sluggish. : INERT
50
Part of a breech-loading firearm. : LEVER
52
Make indistinct. : BLUR
54
Arranged, as curtains. : DRAPED
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Recline lazily. : LOLL
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Appraiser. : RATER
60
West Sicilian naval base. : TRAPANI
62
Province of Greece. : NOME
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Anger. : IRE
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Breathing spells. : RESTS
65
Discoverer of Greenland, 983. : ERIC
66
Military center. : BASE
68
Coat with metal. : TIN
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U.S. base near Kiska. : AMCHITKA
71
Move slowly. : DRAG
72
Deduces wrongly. : MISINFERS
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East Sicilian naval base. : CATANIA
75
Hold in check. : REIN
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Biblical character. : NOAH
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Strained. : TENSE
78
Gulf of Baltic Sea. : RIGA
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Withdrawal. : RECESSION
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Earth. : DIRT
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Retinue. : SUITE
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Where Gen. Patton landed. : GELA
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Member of ancient Scottish race. : PICT
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Second judicial examination. : RETRIAL
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Foible. : INFIRMITY
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Part of St. Peter's Church, Rome. : DOME
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Naval base in southern Sardinia. : CAGLIARI
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Ancient Hebrew high priest. : ELI
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Island between Florida and Guadalcanal. : SAVO
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American ace. : FOSS
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Folds: Nat. Hist. : RUGAE
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Toss slowly. : LOB
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Turned (a draft animal) away from driver. : GEED
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Nerve cell: Anat. : NEURONE
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Moro tribesmen. : SULUS
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If the case were different. : ELSE
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Moved in whirling manner. : EDDIED
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Projecting catches. : COGS
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Proofs. : TESTS
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Defrayer. : PAYER
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Diagrams. : GRAPHS
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Batters. : RAMS
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God of war. : ARES
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Fortified port in western Sicily. : MARSALA
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Ancient kingdom of Spain. : ASTURIAS
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Starry. : ASTRAL
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Primate. : APE
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Capital of Yemen. : SANA
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Peninsula, east side of Kerch Strait. : TAMAN
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Inclination. : CANT
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Wine vessel. : AMA
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Vehicles. : CONVEYANCES
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Habituates. : NATURALIZES
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More bizarre. : ODDER
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Victim of Charlotte Corday. : MARAT
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Reciprocal ___ Treaties. : TRADE
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Incident. : EVENT
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Haunts. : NESTS
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Chemical compound. : AMIDE
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Seaport at mouth of Tiber. : OSTIA
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Sources. : SEEDS
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Feminine name. : PAULA
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Miss Laurie. : ANNIE
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Piqued. : STUNG
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Toddler. : TOT
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Beginner. : ENTRANT
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Brazilian State. : PARA
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Finnish islands in Gulf of Bothnia. : ALAND
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Mark with ridges. : RIB
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Non-continental dweller. : ISLANDER
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Air-raid refuge. : SHELTER
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Roman gods of the house. : LARES
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In regard to. : ANENT
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Become sticky. : GUM
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Salient of Russian 1943 offensive. : OREL
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Native of U.S. islands in Pacific. : SAMOAN
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Track athlete. : HURDLER
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Historical period. : ERA
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Steamship. : LINER
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Long: comb. form. : MACRO
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Glisten. : SHEEN
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Cosmic cycles. : EONS
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Naval base in the "heel." : BRINDISI
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Kipling's "lump o' brickdust." : DIN
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Noble. : EARL
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Edge of a roof. : EAVES
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Food fish. : SCUP
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Dash. : ELAN
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Where Maj. Gen. Buckner commands. : ALASKA
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Southern Asiatic Sea. : ARABIAN
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Pertaining to ancient Troy. : ILIAC
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Opera by Bellini, 1831. : NORMA
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Strongly aroused. : ELECTRIFIED
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Feminine name. : ETTA
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Ship's jail. : BRIG
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Sap used in varnish. : LAC
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Latently. : POTENTIALLY
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Arabian military commanders. : EMIRS
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Obtuse. : DENSE
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Networks. : RETIA
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Interchange. : TRANSPOSE
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New Zealand's Minister to U.S. : NASH
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Bells. : RINGERS
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County in western New York. : ERIE
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Authorize to receive. : ENTITLE
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United Nation. : HAITI
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Ten: comb. form. : DECA
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Disputable. : MOOT
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Basic metal: chem. comb. form. : FERRI
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Repose confidence. : RELY
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Seaport in southern France. : NICE
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Modify. : RETOUCH
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Head of U.S. Navy, 1917-18. : SIMS
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French painter (1834-1917). : DEGAS
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Beleaguerment. : SIEGE
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Without a guide. : UNLED
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Administer. : GIVE
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Railroad junction in southeast Sicily. : RAGUSA
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Originated. : AROSE
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Book: Latin. : LIBER
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Jap base in Burma. : MANDALAY
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Spanish gentlemen. : DONS
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Religious system. : CULT
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Attu weather. : FOG
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Staraya ___. : RUSSA
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Makes a foxhole. : DIGS
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Sub ___. : ROSA
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Student groups. : SEMINARS
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Vast battleground. : EAST
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Rubbers. : ERASERS
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Southern Italian gulf. : TARANTO
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Implements for grinding. : PESTLES
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Strategic region of hemisphere defense. : PANAMA
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Jamaica product. : RUM
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Hindu ruler. : RANA
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City in central Georgia. : MACON
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Animal without feet. : APODE
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Cleaves. : RENDS
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Place of another. : STEAD
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Have slight experience of. : TASTE
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Former silver coins of Italy and Sicily. : SCUDI
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War vessel with deck cut away. : RAZEE
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Remedy. : AMEND
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Retains value. : LASTS
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Kingdom in Indo-China. : ANAM
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Zone. : AREA
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Ex-soldier: Colloq. : VET
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Shout: French. : CRI
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Native of Transcaucasia. : TAT
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Having the nature of: suffix. : IVE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 79 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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