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New York Times, Sunday, September 23, 1945

Author:
Lester Keene
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.62, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 595 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 52
Lester Keene has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 189
Across
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Dearly won fortress on Okinawa. : SHURI
6
Island group in Banda Sea. : DAMAR
11
Conference city. : YALTA
16
Leaner. : SPARER
17
Where Bruenn is. : MORAVIA
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Woodland nymphs. : OREADS
21
Spanish marshal and regent (1810–85). : SERRANO
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Rapacious birds of hawk family. : ELANETS
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Salt of nitric acid. : NITRATE
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Effusively sentimental. : MAUDLIN
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Love story. : ROMANCE
27
Implement makers. : TOOLMEN
28
Suffix denoting action. : ANCE
29
City attacked by Assyrians (Is. 10–31). : GEBIM
31
Maiden name of Calif. Congresswoman. : GAHAGAN
33
Pungent. : TART
34
Perfume. : SCENT
36
Withdraw. : RETIRE
38
Middle East country. : IRAN
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Receiver of a gift. : DONEE
40
Region of Germany, occupied by AEF: Ger. sp. : HESSEN
42
City, 17 miles SW of Padua. : ESTE
43
Religious body. : SECT
44
Singing comedian. : CANTOR
45
Rich basin, W Germany, occupied by French forces. : SAAR
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Gottfried's sister. : ELSA
49
Delaration of Independence signer from N.C. : HEWES
51
Famous violins. : AMATIS
54
150 "praise-songs." : PSALMS
56
Scene of hard fighting on Mindanao. : SANTAFE
60
Carry over. : TRANSLATE
62
Lukewarm. : TEPID
64
Spore-bearing leaves. : STAMENS
66
Crowd. : HERD
67
Excessively angered. : ENRAGED
69
Profound. : DEEP
71
Long-legged and slender. : RANGY
72
Back from the sea. : INLAND
74
Land held in fee absolute: Law. : ALOD
75
Reform. : MEND
76
Hollywood's famous stylist. : ADRIAN
77
Dropsy. : EDEMA
78
Imitator. : APER
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Generous bounty. : LARGESS
81
Prototype of the perfidious friend. : IAGO
82
Zealot. : FANATIC
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Storage point. : DEPOT
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Unexpected. : UNPLANNED
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Lens-shaped. : LENTOID
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Instrument. : DEVICE
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Fondle. : CARESS
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Where Pondichéry is. : INDIA
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Tendon: Comb. form. : TENO
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Caroled. : SANG
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Victim of "Dayton Trial," July, 1925. : SCOPES
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Gen. McAuliffe's no-surrender message. : NUTS
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Else: Scot. : ENSE
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Upset. : TOPPLE
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Diminish. : TAPER
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Sacred literature of Hindus. : VEDA
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Obtainer. : GETTER
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Weeds. : TARES
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Level. : EVEN
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Sailor. : MARINER
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On-dit. : RUMOR
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Steps up motor revolutions: Aviation slang. : REVS
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Optical illusions. : MIRAGES
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Islands off Borneo, invaded by Australians. : TARAKAN
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Island off Halmahera, taken by MacArthur. : MOROTAI
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Severe critics. : SLATERS
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Self-centered person. : EGOTIST
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Proud Kansas city. : ABILENE
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___ Maris: Star of the sea. : STELLA
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Stops. : DESISTS
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Guilty. : NOCENT
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Compound ether. : ESTER
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"Many ___ and nodding-places in a voluminous writer."—Addison. : RESTS
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Spirited mount. : STEED
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Dresses up. : SPRUCES
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Indurates. : HARDENS
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Mountains in U.S.S.R. : URAL
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Welsh on a promise: Colloq. : RENIG
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Presser. : IRONER
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Mountains, NE Italy. : DOLOMITES
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Eugene ___, subject of poem, 1829, by Thomas Hood. : ARAM
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Conduct. : MANAGE
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Oat genus. : AVENA
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Ex-Governor of Maryland. : RITCHIE
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Airfield on Okinawa. : YONTAN
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Neptune's talking horse. : ARION
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Mother of Diana. : LETO
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Elizabethan comedian and jester. : TARLTON
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Imaginary stone. : ADAMANT
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Meeting. : SEANCE
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Deserves. : MERITS
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Seeking. : ASEARCH
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Printer's plate. : STEREO
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Crush. : SMASH
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Join. : ENTER
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Malt beverage. : BEER
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Under-Secretary of Navy. : GATES
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Trials. : TESTS
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Akin. : RELATED
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Coward. : DASTARD
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Trapped. : NAILED
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Coarse hominy. : SAMP
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1/100 of a gulden. : CENT
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Korean town, now Seikan; battle 1894. : ASAN
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Coaster. : SLED
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U. S. flat-top. : WASP
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Invasion port on Skagerrak, S. Norway. : ARENDAL
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___ Deitrich, of the screen. : MARLENE
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British penal islands, Bay of Bengal. : ANDAMAN
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Rang out. : PEALED
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East ___. : SIDER
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Poisonous compound from oil of bitter almonds. : AMARINE
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Members of Irish Republican Brotherhood. : FENIANS
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Hires. : ENGAGES
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Robber. : THIEF
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Golf hazard. : TRAP
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Pacific island fever. : DENGUE
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Church council. : SYNOD
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Pierced. : GORED
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British M. P. : EDEN
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Neater. : NATTIER
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Afternoon performance. : MATINEE
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Obliquely. : ASLANT
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Content of storage batteries. : ACID
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"Nature's second sun."—Chapman. : LOVE
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Haven for dumb animals. : SPCA
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Electrified particles. : IONS
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Fondles. : PETS
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Cant. : ARGOT
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Railroad car. : DINER
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Exhibits noticeable differences. : CONTRASTS
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Verified accounts. : AUDITED
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Appear. : SEEM
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Stalks. : STEMS
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Carps. : CAVILS
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Run. : OPERATE
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Roman household gods. : PENATES
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Bright-colored finchlike bird. : TANAGER
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Retards normal growth. : STUNTS
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Prisoner conditionally released. : PAROLEE
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Make believe. : PRETEND
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Middle East, from W Greece to W Egypt. : LEVANT
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Feminine name. : ESSIE
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MacCracken's College. : VASSAR
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Without cost. : GRATIS
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Caesar, Nero and Cato. : ROMANS
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___ Oberon, of the screen. : MERLE
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Worn away. : EROSE
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V-1. : ROBOT
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Money: Humorous. : GELT
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Touched gently: Poet. : KIST
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Jap's staff of life. : RICE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 46 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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