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New York Times, Sunday, August 9, 1942

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 186, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 724 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 129
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 26
Across
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French African port. : DAKAR
6
Substitute for a rationed product. : COAL
10
Baseball results. : SCORES
16
European neutrals. : SWISS
21
Microscopic organism. : AMEBA
22
Axis capital. : ROME
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British general. : WAVELL
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Spear. : LANCE
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Russian commander. : VOROSHILOV
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Black Sea port. : ODESSA
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Furnish. : ENDOW
29
Curve. : ARC
30
Perchance. : HAPLY
31
South African. : BOER
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Voracious. : AVID
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Wrath. : IRE
35
United States naval base in Pacific. : OAHU
37
Secret agent. : SPY
38
Kindly. : GENTLY
40
Shakespeare's demi-paradise. : ENGLAND
42
Rugs. : MATS
44
Where our "bridge of ships" is launched. : WAYS
45
Aegean island. : IOS
47
Notice. : SEE
48
Indian port. : BOMBAY
51
Hitler allies. : JAPS
52
Monsters. : OGRES
54
Another Aegean island. : SAMOS
58
Milton's rebel angel. : ARIEL
59
Harden. : CAKE
60
Gandhi once was this. : MAHATMA
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Gourd. : PEPO
63
German industrial center. : RUHR
64
"___ the squadron, honor France."—Browning. : SAVE
65
WPB member. : BATT
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Tessera. : TILE
68
Gentleman. : SIR
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Arabian garment. : ABA
70
The moon. : LUNA
71
Cisterns. : BACS
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Heavy burden. : MILLSTONE
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Milk farms. : DAIRIES
76
Feminine name. : DORA
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"___ the dawn." : CAME
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Drunkard. : TOPER
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Polish manufacturing city. : LODZ
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Formerly called New Holland. : AUSTRALIA
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Farinaceous food. : SAGO
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Hit. : SMOTE
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Patella. : KNEE
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"As proper men as ever ___ upon neat's leather."—Julius Caesar. : TROD
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Rhetorical form. : LITOTES
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Strategic port. : LIVERPOOL
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Interrogative. : WHAT
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Metallic vein. : LODE
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Weapon. : AXE
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___ Baba. : ALI
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Skin. : DERM
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Cyprinoid fish. : CHUB
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Japanese city bombed by Doolittle. : KOBE
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2,700-mile river between Manchuria and Soviet Russia. : AMUR
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Emperor of Peru. : INCA
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Censored subject. : WEATHER
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___ Year plan. : FIVE
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Old-womanish. : ANILE
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Indian political leader. : NEHRU
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Native of United States islands. : ALEUT
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To the sheltered side. : ALEE
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Favors. : TREATS
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Piece out. : EKE
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Snarl: Prov. Eng. : YAR
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Central European. : SLAV
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"The pale ___ of thought."—Hamlet. : CAST
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Holy city in India. : BENARES
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Stint. : SCRIMP
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Lick. : LAP
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Slightly open. : AJAR
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Jap base in New Guinea. : LAE
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Small river in Crimea. : ALMA
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Early German soldiers. : HUNS
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Belts. : ZONES
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Peer Gynt's mother. : ASE
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Famous violin. : AMATI
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Designate. : ASSIGN
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Former Russian naval base. : SEVASTOPOL
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Mohammedan sacred scripture. : KORAN
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Upright slabs. : STELAE
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Russian mountain range. : URAL
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Japanese seaport. : OSAKA
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Follow. : ENSUE
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Exophthalmic painter. : HITLER
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Shoots for cooking. : POTS
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Site of Philippine heroism. : PANAY
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Philippine province. : DAVAO
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Hebrew interpretors. : AMORA
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Crimean peninsula. : KERCH
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Finnish seaport. : ABO
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Hasty. : RASH
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British Cabinet member. : CRIPPS
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Lump steel when removed from crucible: India. : OOLLY
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Treaty port of China, captured by Japs. : AMOY
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Small coin of Bulgaria. : LEV
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Faints. : SWOONS
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West Pointer. : CADET
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Excessively frivolous. : OVERLIGHT
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Legal matter. : RES
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Wagnerian heroine. : ELSA
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Citizen of Hitler's new order. : SLAVE
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Armed snow vehicles used by Russians. : SLEDGES
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Lusterless. : WAN
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The jewel of the British Empire. : INDIA
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"To ___ delights, and live laborious days."—Milton. : SCORN
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Mended. : SEWED
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Impetuous. : HASTY
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Algerian governors. : BEYS
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Those in power. : INS
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Brownish. : UMBER
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Yawn. : GAPE
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Watercourse. : YORA
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Spring. : LEAP
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Indian madder. : AAL
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United States island taken by Japs. : WAKE
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Interval of a seventh: Music. : SETTIMA
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Unit of pressure in physics. : BARAD
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Caribbean oil center: var. : ORUBA
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Leader of Chetniks. : MIHAILOVICH
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Dutch island taken by Japs. : JAVA
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Grain. : OATS
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"When you call me that ___."—Wister. : SMILE
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Region noted for its oil. : MESOPOTAMIA
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Deem. : OPINE
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Tenderer. : SORER
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Source of metal salvage. : CANS
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Former chief of Rainbow Division. : MACARTHUR
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"Or shear swine, ___ cry and no wool."—Butler. : ALL
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Vital canal for Allied shipping. : SUEZ
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Jean ___, French warship. : BART
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Manor. : ESTATE
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Resinous species of pine lightwood. : LIDERD
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Would-be Indian Quisling. : BOSE
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Joan of Arc. : MAID
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Jap Cabinet Minister. : TOGO
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Memory. : ROTE
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Fencing match. : DUEL
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Coagulate. : CLOT
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Irregularity. : ANOMALY
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Near East native. : ARAB
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Take the part of. : SIDE
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Killed. : SLAIN
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Christopher Robin's originator. : MILNE
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Asian peninsula. : KOREA
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Protuberance. : LOBE
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Elate. : EXULT
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Withers. : SERES
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Church bench. : PEW
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Sharpen. : WHET
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Take delight in. : LOVE
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Co-author of Atlantic Charter. : CHURCHILL
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City in the Ukraine. : KIEV
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Dutch news agency. : ANETA
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Space. : AREA
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Beverages. : TEAS
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Tab. : FLAP
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Metric measures. : ARS
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The bread basket of Europe. : UKRAINE
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Charity. : ALMS
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Binds. : TAPES
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Conger. : EEL
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Evil-doer. : SINNER
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Waterways. : CANALS
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English mystic poet. : BLAKE
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___ de Valera. : EAMON
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Approaches. : NEARS
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Break. : SMASH
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Folds. : RUGAE
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Scotch peer who leads commandos. : LOVAT
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Empire of 3,000 islands. : JAPAN
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"The Buddhist Constantine." : ASOKA
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Fresh set. : RELAY
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Italian town. : ASTI
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Jap pursuit plane. : ZERO
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Halt. : STOP
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Greek letter. : TAU
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Coterie. : SET
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Dine. : SUP
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Feminine name. : OSA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 123 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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