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ACCENT ON ITALY

New York Times, Sunday, September 5, 1943

Author:
J. C. Doesburg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 182, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 595 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 72
J. C. Doesburg has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 82
Across
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Captured island north of Lampedusa. : LINOSA
7
Mindanao natives. : ATAS
11
Son of Adam. : ABEL
15
Cossack chief. : ATAMAN
21
War-torn kingdom. : ITALIA
22
Largest of Pelagian islands. : LAMPEDUSA
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Territory conquered in 38 days. : SICILY
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Winner. : CAPTOR
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Base for attacks on Paramushiru. : ALEUTIANS
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Girl's name. : STELLA
28
Everybody. : ALL
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Negatives. : NOES
31
Comfortable. : SNUG
32
Geological epoch. : ECCA
34
Ancient city of Nile Delta. : SAIS
35
Week day: Abbr. : TUES
37
Greek goddess of victory. : NIKE
39
Blasted naval base. : KIEL
41
Girl's name. : ALMA
43
Town on Ameland, West Frisian Islands. : NES
44
War bond. : ASSET
46
Reprove. : RATE
48
Russian caviar. : IKRA
50
River in Georgia. : COOSA
52
Secretary of Treasury under McKinley. : GAGE
54
"To the shores of ___." : TRIPOLI
58
Source of rubber. : PARA
60
Railroad city in Sicily. : RAGUSA
63
British bomber. : LANCASTER
65
General recently in America. : GIRAUD
69
Friend. : AMI
70
Ideal place for courtship. : SOFA
72
Forwarded. : SENT
73
Name meaning truth. : VERA
75
Without: Lat. : SINE
76
Pokes. : JABS
78
Piece of wood. : LATH
80
Coupon. : STUB
82
Neutral European. : TURK
84
Border. : RIM
85
Hove clear of the ground. : ATRIP
87
Female ruffs. : REES
89
Becomes available. : ENURES
91
Form of Hindu worship. : ARATI
93
Facility. : EASE
94
Inhabitants of bombed city. : NEAPOLITANS
96
Transparent mineral. : MICA
97
City on the Rhone. : ARLES
98
Necessitate. : ENTAIL
99
Buckwheat tree. : TITI
100
Greek market place. : AGORA
102
Buddhist pillar. : LAT
103
186-mile tributary of Seine. : OISE
105
Dispatched. : SLEW
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Dutch island near Sumatra. : NIAS
109
Hebrew spring month. : ABIB
110
River that flows through Munich. : ISAR
112
Forward. : PERT
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Source of silk. : ERIA
116
Obligation. : ONUS
118
Man's name. : RAE
119
Sufi disciples. : MURIDS
121
Sexton. : SACRISTAN
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English theosophist (1847–1933). : BESANT
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Scene of Russian victory. : OREL
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Sanctuary for criminals. : ALSATIA
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City between Turin and Genoa. : ASTI
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City in northern Italy. : PARMA
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Talented. : ABLE
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The end. : AMEN
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Large lake near Leningrad. : ILMEN
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Shoulder: Comb. form. : OMO
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South African fox. : ASSE
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Old Glory. : FLAG
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Struck. : SMIT
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2.2 lbs. in France. : KILO
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Game of marbles. : MIBS
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Mountain battlefield. : ETNA
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Man's name. : ALAN
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Render indistinct. : BLUR
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Operated. : RAN
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Frog. : PEEPER
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Lover. : INAMORATO
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Wheel-shaped. : ROTATE
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Absorbed. : ENRAPT
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Projectiles. : TORPEDOES
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Reflections. : IMAGES
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Peninsula in northern Adriatic. : ISTRIA
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Units. : ONES
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Pleads. : ASKS
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Most modern. : NEWEST
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Site of early landing on Sicily. : LICATA
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A country is named after him. : ITALUS
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Bombed Italian port. : NAPLES
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Department in Rumania. : OLT
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Mountain within Jerusalem: Var. : SION
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___ Burr : AARON
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Where Fairbanks is. : ALASKA
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Hindu cymbals. : TAL
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Fourth president of Johns Hopkins. : AMES
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Touchwood. : SPUNK
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River flowing into Gulf of Venice. : ADIGE
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Island in Adriatic. : BUA
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Hireling. : ESNE
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East Indian sailor. : LASCAR
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Indian province, capital Shillong. : ASSAM
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Small bird. : TIT
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Expert fliers. : ACES
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Province in Lombardy. : MILANO
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The winning side. : ALLIES
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Great lake in southeast Africa. : NYASSA
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Small case. : ETUI
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Neutral country of Europe. : EIRE
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Explosive sound. : CLAP
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Region in French Sudan. : SEGU
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Girl's name. : ETTA
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Cadence. : LILT
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Town on Italian instep. : ACRI
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Soviet news agency. : TASS
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Sea birds. : ERNS
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Capital of Ukraine. : KIEV
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Raft equipment. : OARS
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Penitentiary. : GAOL
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Desserts. : ICES
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Conquered island. : PANTELLERIA
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City northwest of Brindisi. : OSTUNI
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Seaweed. : AGAR
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Indian king. : RAJA
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Fabled ancestress of Hirohito. : AMATERASU
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British stronghold. : GIBRALTAR
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Mediterranean sailing vessels. : LATEENERS
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Maintenance. : RETENTION
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U.S. fighter plane. : AIRACOBRA
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Member of religious sect. : UNITARIAN
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Half: Prefix. : DEMI
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Ancient, distinguished Italian family. : FARNESE
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Foe of Nazis. : RUSSIAN
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Number on a die. : SISE
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Calor. : HEAT
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Rifle part. : BUTT
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Hindu cupid. : KAMA
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Mexican dollar. : PESO
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Mineral springs. : SPAS
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Hitler's alibi in Russia. : RAIN
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Gulf in Baltic Sea. : RIGA
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Grease monkeys. : OILERS
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Moslem teacher. : ALIM
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Countenance. : ABET
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___ dixit. : IPSE
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Know: Archaic. : WIST
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Fish, in the Navy. : SUBS
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Scene of French war guilt trials. : RIOM
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South African Dutch. : TAAL
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Sister of Caesar. : ATIA
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Son of Rameses I. : SETI
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River in Morocco. : DRAA
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Musical symbol. : CLEF
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Dutch measures. : AAMS
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Hit the ___. : SILK
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In conclusion. : LAST
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Source of indigo. : ANIL
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Commune in Napoli province. : POMPEI
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City on the Somme. : AMIENS
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Ousted head of Martinique. : ROBERT
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Remember Il Duce? : BENITO
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Decorate. : EMBOSS
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Illusion. : MIRAGE
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Cheers. : ELATES
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It is wanting: Lat. : NONEST
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Syriac script. : SERTA
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Lights. : LAMPS
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Medicinal plant. : ALOE
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Lake in northern Italy. : GARDA
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City bombed on shuttle flights. : TURIN
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Coast Guard member. : SPAR
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Presently. : ANON
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Temple of ancient Rome. : NAOS
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City founded in 753 B.C. : ROME
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Tip of a spire. : EPI
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119.6 square yards. : ARE
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The sakeen. : TEK
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Marble. : TAW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 68 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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