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PEOPLE, PLACES, PLANES

New York Times, Sunday, September 12, 1943

52-Across : Patrol-bomber that helped sink the Bismarck.

Author:
Alexis P. Boodberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 182, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 4.86, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 671 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 92 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 83
Across
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Commander of Naval Forces, South Pacific. : HALSEY
7
Garage inmate. : AUTO
11
Consecrates. : VOWS
15
Battlefield of Pittsburg Landing, 1862. : SHILOH
21
Girl's name. : ARIANA
22
U.S.S.R. plane. : STORMOVIK
24
Japanese envoy of deception. : KURUSU
25
Japanese seaport and base in north Korea. : RASHIN
26
British fighter plane used at Malta. : HURRICANE
27
Away from the mouth. : ABORAD
28
Mongrel dog. : MUT
29
Wet. : DANK
31
___ Zone. : CANAL
32
Building sites. : LOTS
34
Office holders. : INS
35
Unusual person: Slang. : ONER
37
Reward. : MEED
39
Yellow ocher. : SIL
40
Nothing more than. : MERE
41
In the year. : ANNO
42
Lowest point. : NADIR
44
Wild ox of Celebes. : ANOA
46
Small. : MINUTE
48
Wind instrument. : ORGAN
49
North American P-51 single-seat fighters. : MUSTANGS
52
Patrol-bomber that helped sink the Bismarck. : CATALINA
54
Province between Rhine River and Vosges Mountains. : ALSACE
57
Mitsubishi S-00s. : ZEROS
59
Babylonian god of earth. : BEL
60
Great steppe between Ob and Irtish Rivers. : BARABA
64
Roué. : RIP
65
Narrowest isthmus of Malay Peninsula. : KRA
67
Regions. : AREAS
69
Existed. : WAS
70
Suffix in names of elements. : IUM
71
In the same place: Abbr. : IBID
73
Newspaper man. : REPORTER
76
Point of land. : SPUR
78
Alms box. : ARCA
79
Group of ten. : DENARY
81
Goddess of discord. : ERIS
82
To victory!: Irish battle cry. : ABOO
84
Plant containing tannin. : SUMACH
86
Trust. : RELY
87
Babylonian Mars. : IRRA
88
Destruction. : LOSS
90
Two seaports on Gulf of Smyrna. : FOCA
91
Screen star in uniform. : GABLE
92
Salt. : BRINY
94
Sound reasoning. : SENSE
95
At full length. : ALONG
97
Siouan Indian. : OTOE
98
___ and Means Committee. : WAYS
99
Grumman TBF-1 defenders of Midway. : AVENGERS
102
Ancestor of the Hebrews. : EBER
103
Negative prefix. : NON
104
Roman bronze. : AES
105
Semitic goddess of war. : ANATH
106
Capture. : BAG
108
Turmeric. : REA
109
Small surrounding area. : AREOLA
111
Targets. : MARKS
113
Bring forth, as lambs. : EAN
116
Bugle pendant. : TABARD
118
Flying pencils, Do. 7. : DORNIERS
120
Between two seas. : BIMARINE
122
Propeller arm. : BLADE
125
Unsorted wheat flour of India. : ATTA
126
Old Italian goddess of fruits. : POMONA
127
Goblin. : GNOME
131
Vital fluids. : OILS
132
Mineral. : MICA
133
U. S. general. : LEE
134
Equipment for mountain troops. : SKIS
136
Hebrew month. : ADAR
137
Compass direction: Abbr. : SBE
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Nonsense! : PISH
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Itinerant magician. : FAKIR
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Attempts to solve the housing problem. : ELLS
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Bitter vetch. : ERS
144
Capital of Spanish Morocco. : TETUAN
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Liquidate. : ELIMINATE
149
Purchased by U. S. in 1867. : ALASKA
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Royal House of Netherlands. : ORANGE
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Ship named for glory and revenge. : LEXINGTON
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Hot drink. : POSSET
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British general in Abyssinia, 1868. : NAPIER
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Brass water jug. : LOTA
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Lays mines. : SAPS
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Commander of U. S. Air Forces in Europe. : SPAATZ
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U. S. general in South Pacific. : HARMON
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Brazilian Indian. : ARAUNA
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Enrolled. : LISTED
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Czech measure, 2.07 yds. : SAH
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Wife of Geraint. : ENID
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Seaport at mouth of Godavari River, India. : YANAM
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Germany, in rabbinical literature. : ASHKENAZ
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Sumerian sun-god. : UTU
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Twisted neck chain of ancient Germany: Var. : TORC
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Odds and ends. : ORRAS
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Having vowel sounds. : VOCALIC
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Elliptical. : OVAL
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Conquer. : WIN
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Pertaining to bones. : SKELETAL
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Ray. : SKATE
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Naves. : HUBS
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Tax department: Abbr. : IRO
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Inviting. : LURING
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Praise the Lord: Var. : OSANNA
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Lockheed bomber. : HUDSON
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Smallest particle. : MINIM
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Tidy. : NEAT
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City north of Kursk. : OREL
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Fissure: Biol. : RIMA
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Cooked. : DONE
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Unpronounced. : MUTE
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Sandarac tree. : ARAR
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Crowd. : RUCK
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Agricultural. : AGRARIAN
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Seizes: Slang. : NABS
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Fuegian Indians. : ONAS
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Close ranks. : SERRY
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Selects. : SORTS
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Steel beams. : IBARS
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Barren. : ARID
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B-24, flew Atlantic in 8 hrs. 20 min. : LIBERATOR
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Spinal column. : SPINEBONE
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Diocesan center. : SEE
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Bell P-39, top speed 400. : AIRACOBRA
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U. S. Navy long-range dive-bomber. : BUCCANEER
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Chinese nurse. : AMAH
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Diphthong. : AE
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Constellation. : ARA
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500-mile tributary of Yangtze. : WU
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Slab of marble for paving. : DALLE
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Protagonist of open door for Japan, 1852. : PERRY
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Upholstery galloon. : ORRIS
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Member of Quebec conference. : SOONG
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Armed band. : POSSE
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Soap plant. : AMOLE
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Cereal. : RYE
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Bristol bomber. : BLENHEIM
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City and river in the Urals. : UFA
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Philippine fruit trees. : IBAS
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Guerrilla fighter. : SERB
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U. S. base on New Guinea. : GONA
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Americans. : YANKS
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Descend. : SET
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Old ___. : GRAD
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Fly its colors: Naut. : WEAR
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Duct: Anat. : VAS
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Goddess with cow's horns. : SATI
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Plant of lily family. : ALOE
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Really: Anglo-Irish. : ARRA
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Act in concert. : GANG
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Probability. : ODDS
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B-25, used by Doolittle over Tokyo. : MITCHELL
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Dwarf negrito. : AETA
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Hebrew prophet. : AMOS
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Trousers of cotton cloth. : NANKEENS
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East Indian grass. : BENA
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River nymph. : NAIS
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Flying Fortresses. : BOEINGS
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Fence. : RAIL
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Bomber used by AAF and RAF. : BOSTON
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Ancient Italian goddess. : LIBERA
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Pipe in an ale keg. : ALETAP
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Former name of Peiping. : PEKIN
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Black Sea port. : ODESSA
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Grocery. : MARKET
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Substitute. : ERSATZ
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Collier. : MINER
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Grecian gulf, pass of Thermopylae on south shore. : LAMIA
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Insults. : SLAPS
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Handley ___, British bomber. : PAGE
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Settled: Poet. : FIXT
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Pro ___. : RATA
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Spill. : SLOP
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One: Comb. form. : UNI
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Fifth sign of the Zodiac. : LEO
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First-class: Colloq. : TOP
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King of Judah. : ASA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 78 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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