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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, September 26, 1943

Author:
Lester Keene
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 659 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 82
Lester Keene has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 85
Across
1
Scene of Jap retreat. : KISKA
6
Tunisian natives. : ARABS
11
Site of bombed Renault plant. : PARIS
16
Destroy utterly. : SMASH
21
Remove plant from container. : UNPOT
22
Take-off point from Brazil. : NATAL
23
___ McMahon, screen star. : ALINE
24
Leg bone. : TIBIA
25
Talk big. : BOAST
26
Queen Wilhelmina's country. : NETHERLANDS
28
Fragrant. : OLENT
29
Blackbird. : ANI
30
Commune in southern Spain. : UBEDA
32
Considers. : DEEMS
33
Noose to catch an animal. : SPRINGE
35
Religious recluses. : NUNS
37
Air-raid alarm. : ALERT
39
Splitting tools. : FROES
41
Spokesman. : LEADER
42
Lowest point. : NADIR
44
City 98 miles from Paris. : REIMS
46
Lafcadio ___, naturalized Japanese (1850–1904). : HEARN
48
Stored fodder. : ENSILED
51
Il Duce's captured son-in-law. : CIANO
52
Southern France. : MIDI
53
Allied base in Greenland. : ETAH
57
Irish critic (1843–1913). : DOWDEN
58
Portion. : SHARE
59
Russian river, 670 miles to the Don. : DONETS
61
Jap-held seaport in Indo-China. : HUE
62
Farewell. : ADIEU
63
Tell a secret. : SPILL
64
English stylist (1839–1894). : PATER
65
French city in the Loire Valley. : TOURS
67
Snare. : NET
68
Ground sesame pulp. : TAHIN
70
Told tall tales. : YARNED
72
Cassias. : SENNAS
73
Wood-cutting tool. : ADZE
75
Dewy. : RORAL
77
Defeat. : ROUT
78
Cajole. : WHEEDLE
79
Sovereignty. : EMPERY
81
Base in Lower Burma. : AKYAB
83
Free Dutch broadcasting service. : ORANGE
84
Musician's mute. : SORDINE
86
Portico. : STOA
87
Bombed city near Duesseldorf. : ESSEN
89
It flows through Florence. : ARNO
92
The arrowroot. : TULEMA
93
Condescends. : DEIGNS
95
Strategic city in western Crete. : CANEA
97
Northeastern Tunisian cape. : BON
98
He rode an eagle: Bab. Myth. : ETANA
99
Bulgarian Black Sea port. : VARNA
100
Broken cliffs. : CRAGS
102
Globules. : BLOBS
104
Sea eagle. : ERN
105
Foams. : SPUMES
107
He wrote "The Manxman" (1853–1931). : CAINE
108
Metal grating. : GRILLE
109
Our Russian allies. : REDS
111
Educate. : REAR
112
Dared. : DURST
113
Musical group. : QUINTET
114
Lock of hair. : TRESS
116
Strategic Greek island. : CRETE
117
French town on the Oise. : GUISE
118
He headed second Mission to Moscow. : DAVIES
121
Jewish priest. : KOHEN
123
A son of Zophah: 1 Chr. 7-36. : SHUAL
125
Babylonian teachers. : RABS
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Amidst. : AMONGST
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Members of Il Duce's party. : FASCI
133
Young conger eel. : ELVER
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The ___ countries, invaded May, 1940. : LOW
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Where the Italian fleet surrendered. : MALTA
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Town in Tunisian battle area. : ENFIDAVILLE
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Official decree. : UKASE
142
"Fortunes of ___" by Scott. : NIGEL
143
Stop. : CEASE
144
Austrian psychiatrist. : ADLER
145
Hair dye. : HENNA
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Trap. : SNARE
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She caused the Trojan War. : HELEN
148
Disagreeable. : NASTY
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Radio detecting and locating device. : RADAR
Down
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River on which Krasnodar is. : KUBAN
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President of Turkey. : INONU
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Europe's jittery neutral. : SPAIN
4
Dodecanese island off Turkey. : KOS
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Most westerly of the Aleutians. : ATTU
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The earthworm. : ANNELID
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Deposed German admiral. : RAEDER
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Oil of roses. : ATTAR
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Expression of disgust. : BAH
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Winter vehicle. : SLED
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Strategic Sicilian port. : PALERMO
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Poplars. : ALAMOS
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Wash lightly. : RINSE
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Poetic India. : IND
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Soap frame. : SESS
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Hoarder. : STORER
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Tunisian river near Pont du Fahs. : MILIANE
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Evening: Ger. : ABEND
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Burn. : SINGE
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Loather. : HATER
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Purify. : REFINE
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German State, capital Karlsruhe. : BADEN
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Braid. : PLAIT
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Mean: Slang. : SNIDE
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Test. : TRIAL
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Polished. : SHINED
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First inhabitant of Kiska. : ALEUT
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White House secretary. : EARLY
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German dam destroyed by RAF, May, 1943. : EDER
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Saint, for whom Edinburgh perhaps was named. : EDANA
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Knobbed. : NODED
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Europe's oldest democracy. : SWITZERLAND
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First to fight Japan. : CHINA
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Choral composition. : MOTET
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Fast fighter of the USAAF. : THUNDERBOLT
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Of the ear. : AURAL
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Frequently bombed German State. : HESSE
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Curled. : SPIRY
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"Internationalized" European river. : DANUBE
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Dutch painter: 1626–1679. : STEEN
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Dinah ___, sings for soldiers. : SHORE
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Double-ended canoe. : PROA
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Strategic lake in North Russia. : ONEGA
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Battle ground. : ARENA
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Hitler's "master race." : ARYAN
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John, in Irish. : SHANE
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Bombed German naval base. : EMDEN
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People of South and Central America. : LATINS
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Women of the British Royal Navy. : WRENS
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Indians of southern Arizona. : PIMAS
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Jap admiral, succeeded Yamamoto. : KOGA
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Kansas river, 500 miles to the Missouri. : OSAGE
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Pilot. : STEER
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Bizarre. : OUTRE
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West African native. : SERER
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Meager. : SCANT
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Famous. : NOBLE
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Assault of an army. : ONSET
93
Figured fabric. : DAMASK
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The cormorant: Scot. : SCART
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French foxholes. : ABRIS
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Front openings in helmets. : VUES
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Ascends. : RISES
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Large troop transport. : LINER
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The fourth estate. : PRESS
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City in Ecuador. : CUENCA
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Deceit. : GUILE
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Frugal person. : STINTER
112
Germany's china town. : DRESDEN
113
Shaky. : QUAVERY
115
Feast. : REGALE
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Two-wheeled vehicle. : CHAISE
117
Esophagus. : GULLET
118
Condemns. : DAMNS
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Greatly. : AMAIN
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River flowing into Caspian Sea at Astrakhan. : VOLGA
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Rubbish. : OFFAL
124
Dungeons. : HELLS
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Islands between Finland and Sweden. : ALAND
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River in Yugoslavia, tributary of Sava. : BOSNA
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Vow. : SWEAR
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Short for M. I. T. : TECH
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___ the Terrible. : IVAN
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German valley, bombed and flooded. : RUHR
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Born. : NEE
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Famous mount in Crete. : IDA
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New Zealand parrot. : KEA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 71 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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