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HEADLINES AND FOOTNOTES

New York Times, Sunday, February 15, 1942

Author: Charles Erlenkotter
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 168
Charles Erlenkotter has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
JimH notes: This is the very first crossword published by the New York Times.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 1
Across Down
1. Famous one-eyed general. : WAVELL
7. Resourceful. : ABLE
11. Middle name of news commentator. : GRAM
15. Alphabet of 28 letters. : ARABIC
21. Flier lost in Pacific, 1937. : AMELIA
22. Obovoid pome. : PEAR
23. Equipment of Jack Ketch. : ROPE
24. Be destroyed. : PERISH
25. Stops the vent of a cannon. : SPIKES
26. Declaimed. : PERORATED
28. Black Sea naval base. : ODESSA
29. Pullet. : HEN
30. Name of 3 successive Pharaohs. : USERTESEN
32. Italian poet laureate (1544–1595). : TASSO
34. Near East country: Abbr. : TUR
35. Before. : ERE
36. Fetishes. : IDOLS
37. Rumen. : CUD
39. Scholarly. : LETTERED
41. Captivating. : SEDUCTIVE
44. Inhabitants of Jolo, S. W. Philippines. : SULUS
46. Authenticate. : WITNESS
47. Fry quickly. : SAUTE
48. Passageways. : STREETS
50. Suffer. : LET
51. Verbal nouns. : GERUNDS
54. "Information Please" expert. : FPA
55. "I have not ___ one wink."—Cymbeline. : SLEPT
57. Moving crowd. : DROVE
61. Hostile. : AVERSE
62. Throwing-rope. : RIATA
64. Power used in the Clermont. : STEAM
66. Man's name. : YVON
67. Relative speed. : TEMPO
68. Hundredth of a franc. : CENTIME
70. Native Hindu in British Army. : SEPOY
72. Mr. Whitney, inventor of cotton gin. : ELI
73. Lake of which Put-in-Bay is a part. : ERIE
74. Japanese ancestor-worship. : SHINTOISM
76. Went in a circuitous way. : DETOURED
78. Buffalo-nut of China. : TRAPA
80. 1/2 cent in Japan. : SEN
81. "I am ___ Oracle." : SIR
83. Point of mariner's compass. : RHUMB
84. Heedless persons. : HOTSPURS
87. Designates again. : REDENOTES
90. Mouth of a river: Sp. : BOCA
93. Hail. : AVE
94. G-man Hoover's middle name. : EDGAR
96. Revived. : RENEWED
97. Basket made of rushes. : FRAIL
98. Geneva, in German. : GENF
100. Good neighbor. : SENOR
102. Merest trifle. : STRAW
103. Spanish watchword. : ALERTA
104. Place in the earth. : INTER
106. Early violin. : REBEC
108. Man's name. : IAN
109. Exist in latent state. : SMOLDER
110. Turmeric. : REA
112. Review for correction. : REVISAL
114. 50 mi. island W. of New Guinea. : MISOL
115. Sacred music. : CHORALE
119. Pertaining to a nobleman. : DUCAL
120. Donald Nelson gives out these. : CONTRACTS
124. Cobbler's job. : RESOLING
126. Anguillid. : EEL
127. Vary. : RANGE
128. Of age (Lat. abbr.). : AET
129. Mastery in works of taste. : ART
130. Gusset. : INSET
132. Retaliators. : REVENGERS
135. Buy 50 Defense Stamps with this. : VEE
136. Wind. : BREEZE
138. Device for indicating speed of blood circulation. : RHEOMETER
140. Member of Mormon band, "Destroying Angels." : DANITE
142. Agricultural implement. : BINDER
143. Moderation. : MEAN
144. "Men's evil manners ___ in brass."—King Henry VIII. : LIVE
145. Declined. : ABATED
146. Finishers. : ENDERS
147. Aggrieved. : SORE
148. Indefinite quantity. : DEAL
149. Verbal rhythms. : METERS
1. Sweeps over. : WASHES
2. French physicist, student of electrodynamics. : AMPERE
3. Variegated. : VEINED
4. Member of B.P.O.E. : ELK
5. Stead. : LIEU
6. Weariness. : LASSITUDE
7. Confirm. : APPROVE
8. Heavy wooden mallet. : BEETLE
9. Tutelary gods. : LARES
10. Hermes' son. : EROS
11. Small particles. : GRANULES
12. Corrupt. : ROT
13. Egyptian goddess of motherhood. : APET
14. Decoration. : MEDAL
15. Marginal note. : APOSTIL
16. Sketched lightly again. : REDOTTED
17. Hundred square meters. : ARE
18. Dark brown color. : BISTRE
19. What the Treasury does to bonds. : ISSUES
20. Beet-like vegetables. : CHARDS
27. Come back. : RECUR
31. Compiles. : EDITS
33. Embroider. : SEW
38. Combats. : DUELS
40. Record. : ENTRY
42. Arrogators. : USURPERS
43. Strait between Nova Scotia and New Breton. : CANSO
44. Dealer named for open stall, his original shop. : STATIONER
45. Proof-reader's marks. : STETS
48. Noise of distant musketry. : SPATTER
49. Prime necessity for war production. : SPEED
51. Seaway. : GATE
52. "What, never? Hardly ___." : EVER
53. Having irregular action. : REMITTENT
54. Reluctant allies of Germany. : FINNS
56. Lessened gradually. : TAPERED
58. Out of a ship. : OVERBOARD
59. Mouse-like rodent. : VOLE
60. Poetical ideal of wifely devotion. : ENID
62. Brazilian monetary unit. : REI
63. What Damon was to Pythias (Fr.). : AMI
65. Fly-by-nights. : MOTHS
68. Platter for meat. : CHARGER
69. Highly important. : ESSENTIAL
71. Pronoun. : YOU
74. Potatoes. : SPUDS
75. Inorganic substance. : MINERAL
77. Symbol of appeasement. : UMBRELLA
79. Take off. : APE
82. Fruit of the mountain ash. : ROWAN
84. Seaport of Honshu Island. : HAGI
85. Sterilizing apparatus. : OVEN
86. Showing more normal judgment. : SANER
88. Of the: Fr. : DES
89. Prepare by working. : TEW
91. Adduce. : CITE
92. Pertaining to the armpit. : ALAR
95. Invested. : ROBED
97. Overthrow. : FLOOR
99. Iron prow of a gondola. : FERRO
101. Musical stage production. : REVUE
103. Port on Zuider Zee, occupied by Nazis. : AMSTERDAM
105. Appreciator. : REALIZER
107. Guide. : CICERONE
109. Scorch. : SINGE
111. Surveying telescopes. : ALINERS
113. Birthplace of Nathaniel Hawthorne. : SALEM
114. Of mixed origin. : MONGREL
115. English poet (1754–1832). : CRABBE
116. Illinois town, scene of strike massacre. : HERRIN
117. Nazi submarine base in Belgium. : OSTEND
118. Rank in the navy: Abbr. : ENS
120. Woolen fabric. : CANEVA
121. Naval base in Luzon. : CAVITE
122. Vacillate. : TEETER
123. War-horses. : STEEDS
125. Suggested Nazi name. : GERMS
127. Fasten again. : RETIE
131. Aaron Burr's daughter. : THEO
133. Open country in Transvaal. : VELD
134. Know. : SABE
137. Town in Netherlands. : EDE
139. Spike. : EAR
141. Spirit worshiped in Thailand. : NAT

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