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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, September 27, 1942

Author:
Charles Erlenkotter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.04, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 687 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 113 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Charles Erlenkotter has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Try reading the first row of Across entries in sequence! Also, original 2-Down clue had "Historian"; changed to "historian." Original 84-Down clue had "war"; changed to "War."

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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 33
Across
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Beat into a pulp. : SQUASH
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Pronoun. : THAT
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Member of a European political party. : NAZI
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Government tenure. : REGIME
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Component of basalt. : AUGITE
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Distinguishes. : SEPARATES
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Dodged. : EVADED
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Seesaw. : TILTER
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Lifts. : ELEVATORS
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Disinfecting with calcium oxide. : LIMING
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Cuckoo. : ANI
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Calcareous concretion. : PEARL
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Finial ornament. : EPI
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Blackbird. : OUSEL
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Character in Peer Gynt. : ASE
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At no time: contraction. : NEER
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"The silver link, the silken ___."—Scott. : TIE
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Urgent pressure. : DRIVE
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Absolute monarch. : TSAR
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Back-scratcher. : STRIGIL
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Keeping away. : FENDING
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Adopts. : ASSUMES
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Milk, in pharmacy. : LAC
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Formal dance: French. : BAL
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Abstract. : STEAL
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Diuturnity. : EON
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Short bludgeon. : BILLY
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Immerse. : BATHE
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Civil War Governor of Illinois. : YATES
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Connects. : LINKS
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Burden. : ONUS
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Swallows. : MARTINS
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United by suture. : SEWED
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Liquid food. : SOUP
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Away. : OFF
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An exquisite. : DANDY
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Finger-stall. : COT
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Swab. : WIPER
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By way of. : VIA
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Try-ons. : FITTINGS
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South American capital. : CARACAS
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Medicinal cigarettes. : CUBEBS
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Makes smaller. : DWARFS
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Secret order. : MASONRY
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Serious admonition. : HOMILY
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Latrobe. : HEATER
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Probity. : HONESTY
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Title of "The Scarlet Pimpernel." : BARONESS
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Dwarf. : ELF
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One of a Shakespearean sister-act. : REGAN
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Title of baronets. : SIR
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Longest and largest bone. : FEMUR
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Article. : THE
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Plentiful. : RIFE
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She had fifty daughters. : DORIS
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Dutch Guiana. : SURINAM
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Tubular cavity of the brain. : ITER
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Redolence. : SCENT
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Grecian. : ATTIC
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Bay at southeast tip of New Guinea, site of Allied ambush. : MILNE
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Bridge-jumper's given name. : STEVE
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Beetle. : DOR
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Sweet drinks. : SODAS
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Symbolic letter of alphabet. : VEE
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Author who was expelled from West Point. : POE
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Scatterer. : STREWER
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Redecorate a room. : REPAPER
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Philadelphia merrymakers. : MUMMERS
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Dull sound. : THUD
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Money-order in Britain: abbr. : POO
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Ancient seaport of Phenicia. : SIDON
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Vertical line in music. : BAR
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Clothing, in Navy slang. : SLOP
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Bitter vetch. : ERS
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Heavy veiling. : VOILE
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Bantling. : TOT
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Greek architecture. : IONIC
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Bustle. : ADO
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Hero of the Battle of Verdun. : PETAIN
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Burmese river: scene of recent battles. : IRRAWADDY
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Caustic critic. : SLATER
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Italian banners. : PALIOS
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Desecrations. : VIOLATION
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Uncommon aptitude. : TALENT
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Channel swimmer. : EDERLE
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Aardvark fare. : ANTS
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Eye. : OGLE
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Callow person who tries to be witty: slang. : SMARTY
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Reprobates. : SATANS
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French historian (1803–1875). : QUINET
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More cantankerous. : UGLIER
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Little island. : AIT
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"Keep ___ to the music of the Union."—Choate. : STEP
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One who chooses his own belief. : HERETIC
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Hebrew vowel-point. : TSERE
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Gambling-house. : HELL
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Simian. : APE
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"There is a ___ in the town."—College song. : TAVERN
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Birth. : NATIVITY
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Philippine town ward. : ATO
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Japanese fighter plane. : ZERO
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Proceed. : ISSUE
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Deliverance. : RELEASE
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Injury. : EVIL
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Herd of whales. : GAM
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Peculiarity. : IDIASM
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Altar-tops. : MENSAE
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Machines for finishing lumber. : EDGERS
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Scenic attraction at Niagara Falls. : RAPIDS
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Disturb. : AIL
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As it is written: Music. : STA
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Telescopic valleys of the moon. : RILLS
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City in India. : DELHI
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Trojan hero. : ENEAS
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Mediterranean seaport. : TUNIS
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Sportive. : GAY
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Obese person. : FATTY
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What New York City is to the Hudson. : GATEWAY
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Heavenly body. : SOL
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Covers with bacon strips. : BARDS
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Labor leader. : LEWIS
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Peach brandy. : BOOF
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Disloyal. : INFIDELIC
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Nazi air force. : LUFTWAFFE
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Type of coiffure. : BANGS
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Encloses. : ENCASES
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Month of the year: abbr. : SEP
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Short romance. : NOVELETTE
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Temporary Russian capital. : KUIBYSHEV
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Watering-places. : SPAS
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Drama by Byron. : MANFRED
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Women's club. : SOROSIS
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Convention. : DECORUM
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More dreadful. : DIRER
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Ill-natured caprice. : TANTRUM
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Hearsay. : RUMOR
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Gunny cloth of India. : TAT
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Container. : CAN
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Hawk. : CRY
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Compartment. : BIN
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Vessel in Civil War naval battle. : MONITOR
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Buckets: Latin. : HAMAE
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Pronoun. : HERS
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Deer. : HARTS
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Sesame. : BENNE
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Withered. : SERE
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Portuguese colony in India. : GOA
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Office worker. : FILER
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Abolished. : ENDED
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Flanks. : SIDES
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Split. : RIVEN
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Entries. : ITEMS
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Drag. : TOW
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Important cities. : CAPITALS
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Silure. : SOM
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Answer: French. : REPONSE
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Battle between Prussia and Austria, 1866. : SADOWA
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Overparticular persons. : PURISTS
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Russian plain. : STEPPE
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Line of connection. : THREAD
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"The hum of bees, the ___ of the bladed corn."—Whittier. : RUSTLE
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King: French. : ROI
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Pancake material. : POTATO
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"A two-legged animal without feathers."—Plato. : MAN
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Beetle. : ELATER
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Mammal with no canine teeth. : RODENT
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Given to gay dissipation. : SPORTY
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Father of the Quints. : OLIVA
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Battle fought here in 1690 between Orangemen and Royalists. : BOYNE
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Musical instrument. : VIOL
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Where the I. R. A. is. : ERIN
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Fetish. : IDOL
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Close-mouthed person. : CLAM
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Lilt. : AIR
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Decay. : ROT
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Sly thrust. : DIG
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Wing. : ALA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 103 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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