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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, September 17, 1944

Author:
Betty C. Crisman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 82
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 136
Across
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Early American. : PILGRIM
8
Finnish peace envoy to Moscow. : PAASIKIVI
17
B-29 base. : ASSAM
22
Poisonous fungus. : AMANITA
23
Curtiss naval plane. : HELLDIVER
24
___ Barton. : CLARA
25
Despoiler. : RAVAGER
26
Wild party. : ORGY
27
Valley to which Cassino was the key. : LIRI
28
Rumanian Peasant party leader. : MANIU
29
Nigerian tribesman. : IGARA
30
Leg bone. : TIBIA
32
Narrow valleys. : GLENS
33
Colorado park. : ESTES
34
Barter. : SELL
35
Late Queen of Rumania. : MARIE
36
Concerning landed property. : PREDIAL
38
Intense aversion. : HATE
39
Madder plant. : RUBIA
40
One of the "'round the world" Senators. : MEAD
41
Case. : ETUI
43
Tree. : FIR
44
Choral compositions. : CANTATAS
48
Be in process of adjustment. : PEND
49
Reproduces. : REBREEDS
51
Foremen. : OVERMEN
52
Island in Kuriles. : MATSUWA
55
Platform. : DAIS
56
Sicilian town near Agrigento. : NARO
57
Withered. : SERE
58
Helps. : AIDS
60
Margaret Fuller, Marchioness ___. : OSSOLI
64
Embattled New Britain cape. : GLOUCESTER
68
King of Huns. : ATTILA
70
Swedish explorer in Asia. : HEDIN
71
Sun god. : RA
72
U. S. President, 1849–50. : TAYLOR
73
British pacifist, objected to bombing Germany. : BRITTAIN
75
Pen points. : NIBS
76
Spenser heroine. : UNA
78
Rail city in Aisne, taken Aug. 30. : LAON
79
Lure. : DECOY
80
Support. : PROP
82
Mesh. : NET
83
Frosted. : ICED
85
Island north of Japan. : SAKHALIN
87
Inventor of gyroscope (1860–1930). : SPERRY
89
Where Newport is: Abbr. : RI
90
Pang. : THROE
92
Required. : NEEDED
93
Device for regulating temperature. : THERMOSTAT
95
Petty officer. : YEOMAN
97
Ukrainian Legislature. : RADA
98
Reared. : BRED
99
He met Churchill in Rome. : TITO
100
Pieced out. : EKED
102
Dwarfish. : PYGMOID
104
Niece of T. R. : ELEANOR
107
One who has faith. : BELIEVER
111
Rhinoceros beetle. : UANG
112
Mixing machines. : BLENDERS
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The world's arsenal. : USA
114
Rockfish. : RENA
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Lough ___, Irish lake. : DERG
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Liberated. : FREED
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Unfermented grape juice. : STUM
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Wastes time. : LOITERS
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Railway line. : TRACK
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Italian coin. : LIRA
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Bestow medals upon. : HONOR
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Military groups. : UNITS
129
Corrupt. : TAINT
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Kitchen gadget. : RICER
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Where Wavell rules. : INDIA
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Ball team. : NINE
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Sea bird. : ERNE
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Science of mountains. : OROLOGY
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Australian tribe. : DIERI
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Retreatment of mail in wartime. : CENSORIAN
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Where Galati is. : RUMANIA
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Propelled. : OARED
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Reddish. : ERYTHROID
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Prominent Republican. : STASSEN
Down
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Pride of France. : PARIS
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Statue. : IMAGE
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Gestapo prisoner. : LAVAL
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Twist. : GNARL
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Baltic gulf. : RIGA
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Native of: Suffix. : ITE
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Gulf on coast of lower Burma. : MARTABAN
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Irrational fear. : PHOBIA
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Eagle's nest. : AERIE
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Seaweed. : ALGA
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Tricky. : SLY
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I would: Contr. : ID
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Executed. : KILLED
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Vine covered. : IVIED
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French inventor of slide scale (1580–1637). : VERNIER
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Opalescent. : IRISATED
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Highest degree. : ACME
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Long cut. : SLASH
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Terminus of famous trail. : SANTAFE
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Meteor whose radiant is in Aries. : ARIETID
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Firearms of repeating type. : MAUSERS
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Showy flower. : IRIS
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Important June event. : GRADUATION
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Speechless. : MUTE
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Indicts. : PENS
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Philippine Island city. : LUBAO
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Batter. : RAM
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Apportion. : METE
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Hibernian. : IRISH
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Point of agreement. : CONGRUITY
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Sudden descent of anything. : AVALANCHE
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Hitler's Roman prototype. : NERO
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Game fish. : TROUT
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Young salmon. : PARR
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Bombed Krupp city. : ESSEN
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Scotch mare. : MEER
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Verbally clever. : WITTY
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Mine entrance. : ADIT
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To kill: Aussie slang. : STONKER
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Smacked. : SLAPPED
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Chief Norse god. : ODIN
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Consolidated Army bomber. : LIBERATOR
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Business agents: Civil Law. : INSTITORS
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Presidential nickname. : CAL
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Nestling. : EYAS
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American painter and etcher. : SLOAN
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Ark-shell. : ARCID
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Clothes drier. : AIRER
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Besets. : BELEAGUERS
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Pattern. : NORM
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Aircraft. : AERO
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Father. : DADDY
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For. : PRO
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Japanese news agency. : DOMEI
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Accumulate. : HEAP
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Emit. : SHED
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Swedish port on the Baltic. : YSTAD
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Eighth Army Air Force Commander. : EAKER
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Neat. : TRIG
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Prong. : TINE
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Red-taken town near Latvia. : NEVEL
98
American ace. : BONG
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Accuse. : DENOUNCE
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Martin patrol bomber, first plane ever awarded Navy keel-laying honors. : MARS
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Voters. : ELECTORS
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Vegetable. : LEEK
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Finis. : END
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Jap code of conduct, especially in defeat. : BUSHIDO
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Invaded northern State. : ESTONIA
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Wash. : LAUNDER
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Highest peak in Washington. : RAINIER
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Grain chaff. : BRAN
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Loathe. : DETEST
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Comrade. : FRIEND
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Watered silk. : MOIRE
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Having a metallic sound. : TINNY
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Burmese river, scene of Chinese victory. : TANAI
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Lilac color: Fr. : LILAS
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Sacred figures. : ICONS
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French tax system. : REGIE
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Hitler's master race. : ARYAN
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Sortie. : RAID
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Three. : TRIO
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Italian battleship sunk by Nazis. : ROMA
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Blunder. : ERR
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Groove. : RUT
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Common interjection. : OH

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 63 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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