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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, January 16, 1944

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 634 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 68
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: In 27-Across clue, added comma after underscore.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 101
Across Down
1. Winter variety of melon. : CASABA
7. Nationality of Francisco Franco. : SPANISH
14. River port in southeast Nigeria. : CALABAR
21. Inviolable refuge. : ASYLUM
22. Lady of King Carol's court. : LUPESCU
23. Islands sold by Spain to Germany, 1899. : CAROLINE
24. One for the baseball pitcher. : STRIKE
25. Portions of irises. : AREOLAS
26. Batting ___. : AVERAGES
27. "The mirror of the ___," by Conrad. : SEA
28. Military obstruction of felled trees. : ABATIS
30. What King George II is. : ATHENIAN
32. "Nor sighs for cheerful ___."—Philips. : ALE
33. Genus of killer whales. : ORCA
35. Octaves above treble staffs. : ALTS
36. Communistic insect. : ANT
37. Columns in Buddhist temples. : LATS
38. Fancied cumulative ending of "The Lost Chord." : AMEN
39. A sovereign and his retinue. : COURT
41. Early form of land mine. : PETARD
43. Assign. : CEDE
44. Appointment to meet. : TRYST
45. Appointed lot. : KISMET
47. Signor Grandi. : DINO
48. 500-mile river in Kenya colony, flowing into Indian Ocean. : TANA
49. Ready for battle. : FIT
50. Winner of the cut at cards. : DEALER
52. Italian secret organization. : CAMORRA
54. A set, as the "Cliveden set." : COTERIE
58. Fight. : MELEE
60. Royal House of Italy. : SAVOY
61. Martin PBM-3's; eyes of the fleet. : MARINERS
62. Emblem of England. : ROSE
65. Members of ASTP. : LADS
67. Tool. : SAW
68. Foreshow something. : BODE
69. Word from Latin lassus, meaning weary. : ALAS
70. Islands in Gulf of Bothnia. : ALAND
72. Where Dortmund is. : RUHR
74. Strictness in conforming to law. : LEGALISM
77. One of the sails of a windmill. : AWE
78. Author of "Lycidas." : MILTON
80. French chemist and faith healer (1857–1926). : COUE
82. Island reef near Venice. : LIDO
83. Native of Italian province. : TUSCAN
85. Bead of a rosary. : AVE
86. Seaport city, capital of Middle Java. : SAMARANG
89. Native of modern Latvia. : LETT
91. Scandinavian. : SWEDE
92. Ill-boding. : DIRE
94. Bud Fisher's well-known character. : MUTT
95. ___ sergeant. : TOP
97. Heroine of Ibsen's "A Doll's House." : NORA
99. Local name for upper Thames River. : ISIS
100. Native of Indo-China. : ANNAMITE
102. Resist authority. : REBEL
104. Two-thirds of a mile in Russia. : VERST
106. Period in Tertiary era. : NEOGENE
107. Dutch Guiana. : SURINAM
109. Lady in Sheridan's "The School for Scandal." : TEAZLE
112. Slacken. : LAG
113. Ancient Egyptian sacred bull. : APIS
114. Mob violence. : RIOT
116. Knife sharpeners. : STEELS
118. Fatigue cap of French "Blue Devils." : BERET
121. Examine point by point. : SCAN
122. Where Sarawak is. : BORNEO
124. Appearing as if gnawed. : EROSE
125. The birds. : AVES
126. Invert stitches in knitting : PURL
127. Leaf of a water lily. : PAD
128. Exclusively. : ONLY
130. Cut off at one stroke. : SNIP
131. Enemy at Arawe. : NIP
132. 1769–1821. : NAPOLEON
134. Musical exercises. : ETUDES
136. Philippine mother. : INA
137. Chemical substances. : INOSITES
139. Contributor. : DONATOR
141. Liquid prepared from herring brine. : AMINOL
143. Bulldozers for leveling air fields. : SCRAPERS
144. Genus of herbs of buttercup family. : ANEMONE
145. Not light or cheerful. : SEVERE
146. Generals of the Cossacks. : HETMANS
147. Heroes of Cape Gloucester. : MARINES
148. Annoyed in a petty way. : TEASED
1. Ecclesiastical garment. : CASSOCK
2. Starlike body. : ASTEROID
3. Sicilian city taken by the British Eighth Army. : SYRACUSE
4. ___ Baba: Arabian Nights. : ALI
5. Japanese-held island north of Bougainville. : BUKA
6. Simple form of animal life. : AMEBA
7. Flapped, as a sail. : SLATTED
8. Pertaining to nicety in literary style. : PURISTIC
9. Associates of Tarzan. : APES
10. New: prefix. : NEO
11. "The Mysterious ___," by Jules Verne. : ISLAND
12. Shetland Islands land tax. : SCATT
13. Quiet. : HUSH
14. Lost U. S. naval base, Philippine islands. : CAVITE
15. Tracts of land. : AREAS
16. Without kindred or friends. : LORN
17. Where Muscle Shoals is: Abbr. : ALA
18. A species of polygamy : BIGAMY
19. Consecrates with oil: Archaic. : ANELES
20. Be indignant at. : RESENT
23. Where the Earl of Athlone governs. : CANADA
29. High mountain. : ALP
31. Queen of Italy. : ELENA
34. Guns and munitions for war. : ARMAMENT
36. Agreeable odors. : AROMAS
38. Commune in Rome Province, Italy. : ARTENA
40. Operating at a distance: Comb. form. : TELE
42. Genus of freshwater ducks. : ANAS
43. First name of movie star. : CARY
44. South American monkey. : TITI
46. Hero of Switzerland. : TELL
48. Mason's tool. : TROWEL
49. Sherwood ___, covert of Robin Hood. : FOREST
51. Foster. : REAR
53. Broadly elliptical. : OVAL
54. Turkish magistrate. : CADI
55. Intertwines again. : RELACES
56. River on which is Prome. : IRAWADI
57. Members of ancient Jewish sect. : ESSENES
59. Instruct. : EDUCATE
61. Sinister Russian cocktail. : MOLOTOV
62. Mohammedan ninth month. : RAMADAN
63. In commerce, green garnet. : OLIVINE
64. City taken by U. S. Fifth Army. : SALERNO
66. Former U. S. lieutenant general. : SHORT
68. Former Grand Duchy of Germany. : BADEN
71. Back: Fr. : DOS
73. Native of Belgian congo. : RUA
75. "___ Blas," romance by Le Sage. : GIL
76. Genus of rodents. : MUS
79. Part of ship's launching ceremony. : NAMING
81. Comes upon the stage. : ENTERS
84. Members of the Papal Guards. : SWITZERS
87. Pad inserted in wind instrument. : MUTE
88. Region in Mongolia. : GOBI
90. Commercial allowance. : TRET
93. American actress, star of "Rain." : EAGLES
96. Booth Tarkington character. : PENROD
98. Son of Zeus. : ARES
101. Rationed food. : MEAT
102. Defeat. : RUIN
103. Couch of wild beast. : LAIR
105. Satisfy the desire of. : SATE
107. Chip of stone. : SPALL
108. Sameness of color. : MONOTONE
110. Coins of the reign of Edward I. : LEONINES
111. Where King Claudius dwelt. : ELSINORE
113. Over. : ACROSS
115. Rights of holding, as property. : TENURES
117. Having leaves of calyxes. : SEPALED
118. Compel to depart. : BANISH
119. Show, as a trait. : EVINCE
120. Account. : REPORT
121. Extras for mob scenes. : SUPERS
122. Emblem. : BANNER
123. Grand ___ Party. : OLD
126. Thin metal plate. : PATEN
127. City were the Gandhis are interned in Aga Khan's palace. : POONA
129. Source of Vitamin B1. : YEAST
132. Thatch of East Indian huts. : NIPA
133. North Holland seaport. : EDAM
134. Town on the Thames. : ETON
135. American widgeon. : SMEE
138. Mr. Wilson of Troy, 1812. : SAM
140. Friend. : AMI
142. The herb eve. : IVA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 63 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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