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New York Times, Sunday, September 20, 1942

Author:
Louis Shields
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 659 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 130
Louis Shields has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 87-Across clue had two "at"s; removed one of them.

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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 32
Across
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Nautical exclamation. : AVAST
6
Reddish-brown pigment. : SEPIA
11
Circuit or compass. : AMBIT
16
Houses. : HOMES
21
Sweet sounding. : MELLISONANT
23
Mussolini's chief propagandist. : GAYDA
24
Hypothetical, speechless apemen. : ALALI
25
German field marshal. : BRAUCHITSCH
26
Oozing. : ALEAK
27
European blackbirds. : MERLS
28
Wavy; heraldic. : ENTE
29
Destroy. : ERASE
30
Siamese coins, less than a cent. : ATTS
31
Rhetorical digressions. : ECBOLES
33
Caddoan Indian. : REE
34
German port. : KIEL
35
Ant thrush of India. : PITTA
37
Semi-mythical Irish chief. : BORU
38
Curved planking of a vessel. : SNY
39
Greek goddess of victory. : NIKE
40
Oleoresin of balsam. : TOLU
41
Disfigure. : DEFORM
43
Slave of ancient Sparta. : HELOT
46
Goblin. : SPRITE
49
Partially landlocked sea. : GULF
50
Spout of a casting ladle. : GEAT
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Honest Dickens hero. : OLIVER
55
Cleft in a rock. : RIVA
56
Twining stems. : BINES
57
Draw out and twist into threads. : SPIN
59
Short-eared owl. : MOMO
60
Positive pole. : ANODE
62
Massachusetts city. : SALEM
63
Place of public entertainment. : CASINO
65
Grand. : EPIC
66
Apportion. : METE
67
Fleshy tubers. : BULBS
68
Wearing a helmet. : GALEATE
69
Stream of oblivion. : LETHE
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French policeman. : GENDARME
73
Heavenly. : SUPERNAL
74
Retired professor. : EMERITUS
76
Persians. : IRANIANS
78
Commander of United States forces in Middle East. : BRERETON
81
Square caps worn by ecclesiastics. : BIRETTAS
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Donate this to the war. : SCRAP
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Loops of line at foot of a sail. : LASKETS
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Jewish general, slain by Joab. : ABNER
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Playing card. : TREY
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Norse goddess of the dead. : HELA
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Capital of Turkey. : ANKARA
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Nimitz' command. : FLEET
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"Thou canst not then be ___ to any man."—Hamlet. : FALSE
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Priestly caste of Medes and Persians. : MAGI
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Important products of the Orient. : TEAS
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"One flag, one land, one ___, one hand."—Holmes. : HEART
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Folded, as heraldic wings. : PLIE
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Turn on a pivot. : SWIVEL
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Irish Gaelic. : ERSE
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White-tailed eagles. : ERNS
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Liquor from grapes. : BRANDY
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Brain passages. : ITERS
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Sea-otters. : KALANS
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Gasconade. : BRAG
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Small lizard. : EVET
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Fuel. : GAS
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Needlefishes. : GARS
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Mixes in a mortar. : BRAYS
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Biblical name: Judges xii, 2. : ELON
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Down: French. : BAS
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R. A. F. target. : LUEBECK
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Enemy of yellow fever. : REED
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Mexican dumpling. : TAMAL
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Paving stone. : SETT
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"Love truth, but pardon ___."—Voltaire. : ERROR
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Irregular. : EROSE
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Mightily. : POTENTIALLY
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Seaport of the Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. : NATAL
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Called. : NAMED
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Not of emergency importance. : UNESSENTIAL
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Of dark grayish-blue color. : SLATY
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Enclosed areas. : SEPTS
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Federated Malay state. : PERAK
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Birds who once saved Rome. : GEESE
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Fossilized vegetable resin. : AMBER
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French writer of scientific romances. : VERNE
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Winged. : ALATE
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Swing around. : SLUE
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Vellication. : TIC
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Evening parties. : SOIREES
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Inner. : ENTAL
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Brenner ___. : PASS
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Noting the beginning. : INCEPTIVE
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Commune in Belgium. : ATH
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Aleutian island. : AGATTU
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Where the Wasp has been delivering planes. : MALTA
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Runs in cricket. : BYES
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Highest mountain in Crete. : IDA
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Aeroplane starts. : TAKEOFFS
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German port, bombed by R. A. F. : HAMBURG
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Oil from beef suet. : OLEO
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Valuable fertilizers. : MARLS
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Woman's name. : ELLEN
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Milksop. : SISSY
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Irresistible man. : SHEIK
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Oriental tamarisk. : ATLE
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Scottish tribal payment. : CRO
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Small hawk. : KITE
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Small part. : IOTA
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Trading center on Para River, Brazil. : BELEM
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City in Russia, northeast of Rostov. : NOVOCHERKASSK
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Hills of sand. : DUNES
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German fighter plane. : MESSERSCHMITT
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Town in White Russia. : HOMEL
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Abscond. : ELOPE
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Circumscribe. : LIMIT
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Food constituent. : PROTEIN
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Laughing. : RIDENT
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Pacific Island group, foothold of Marines. : GILBERT
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Pertaining to bees. : APIAN
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Madeira wine. : TINTA
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Hydraulic engine. : RAM
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Milder. : BALMIER
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Mr. Coward. : NOEL
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Philippine Island. : NEGROS
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Upon: Law. : SUR
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Cuban tobacco. : CAPA
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Danish measure, 24.7 inches. : ALENS
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Close-fitting steel helmet. : BASINET
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Aspects. : GUISES
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Mohammedan prince. : EMEER
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Leather oil bottles of India. : DUBBERS
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Entangled. : SNARLED
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Feminine name. : ETTA
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Accomplish. : ATTAIN
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Utter heedlessly. : BLAT
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Indian title. : RANEE
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Ridge of glacial gravel. : ESKAR
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Macerate. : RET
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Carry off as booty. : REAVE
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American author of boys' books. : ALGER
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Buckets. : PAILS
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Wolfhounds. : ALANS
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Truly. : YES
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Plants. : FERNS
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Flat paving rock. : FLAGSTONE
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Listens. : HEARKENS
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"Fools who came to scoff, remain'd to ___."—Goldsmith. : PRAY
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Capital of Austria. : WIEN
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Earnestly. : EAGERLY
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Tack. : BRAD
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City in Russia, on the Don River. : YELANSK
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Varnish ingredient. : LAC
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Hatches. : BREEDS
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Turns or times: Music. : VOLTE
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Secluded valleys. : GLENS
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Of the ear. : AURAL
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Modern Syriac script. : SERTA
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Attack on all sides. : BESET
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Genus of long-legged bugs. : EMESA
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Contradict. : BELIE
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Size of paper. : ATLAS
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Literary quality. : STYLE
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Craft. : BOAT
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Play boisterously. : ROMP
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Biblical name: Ezra ii, 42. : ATER
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Gorge. : SATE
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Scottish name. : RAE
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Young seal. : PUP
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Meadow: Dial. Eng. : ING

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 115 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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