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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.
David Steinberg notes:

In 27-Across clue, added comma after underscore.

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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 101
Across
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
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Exclusively. : ONLY
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Cut off at one stroke. : SNIP
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Enemy at Arawe. : NIP
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1769–1821. : NAPOLEON
134
Musical exercises. : ETUDES
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Philippine mother. : INA
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Chemical substances. : INOSITES
139
Contributor. : DONATOR
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Liquid prepared from herring brine. : AMINOL
143
Bulldozers for leveling air fields. : SCRAPERS
144
Genus of herbs of buttercup family. : ANEMONE
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Not light or cheerful. : SEVERE
146
Generals of the Cossacks. : HETMANS
147
Heroes of Cape Gloucester. : MARINES
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Annoyed in a petty way. : TEASED
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Ecclesiastical garment. : CASSOCK
2
Starlike body. : ASTEROID
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Sicilian city taken by the British Eighth Army. : SYRACUSE
4
___ Baba: Arabian Nights. : ALI
5
Japanese-held island north of Bougainville. : BUKA
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Simple form of animal life. : AMEBA
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Flapped, as a sail. : SLATTED
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Pertaining to nicety in literary style. : PURISTIC
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Associates of Tarzan. : APES
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New: prefix. : NEO
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"The Mysterious ___," by Jules Verne. : ISLAND
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Shetland Islands land tax. : SCATT
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Quiet. : HUSH
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Lost U. S. naval base, Philippine islands. : CAVITE
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Tracts of land. : AREAS
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Without kindred or friends. : LORN
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Where Muscle Shoals is: Abbr. : ALA
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A species of polygamy : BIGAMY
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Consecrates with oil: Archaic. : ANELES
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Be indignant at. : RESENT
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Where the Earl of Athlone governs. : CANADA
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High mountain. : ALP
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Queen of Italy. : ELENA
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Guns and munitions for war. : ARMAMENT
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Agreeable odors. : AROMAS
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Commune in Rome Province, Italy. : ARTENA
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Operating at a distance: Comb. form. : TELE
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Genus of freshwater ducks. : ANAS
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First name of movie star. : CARY
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South American monkey. : TITI
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Hero of Switzerland. : TELL
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Mason's tool. : TROWEL
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Sherwood ___, covert of Robin Hood. : FOREST
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Foster. : REAR
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Broadly elliptical. : OVAL
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Turkish magistrate. : CADI
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Intertwines again. : RELACES
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River on which is Prome. : IRAWADI
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Members of ancient Jewish sect. : ESSENES
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Instruct. : EDUCATE
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Sinister Russian cocktail. : MOLOTOV
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Mohammedan ninth month. : RAMADAN
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In commerce, green garnet. : OLIVINE
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City taken by U. S. Fifth Army. : SALERNO
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Former U. S. lieutenant general. : SHORT
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Former Grand Duchy of Germany. : BADEN
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Back: Fr. : DOS
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Native of Belgian congo. : RUA
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"___ Blas," romance by Le Sage. : GIL
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Genus of rodents. : MUS
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Part of ship's launching ceremony. : NAMING
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Comes upon the stage. : ENTERS
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Members of the Papal Guards. : SWITZERS
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Pad inserted in wind instrument. : MUTE
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Region in Mongolia. : GOBI
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Commercial allowance. : TRET
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American actress, star of "Rain." : EAGLES
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Booth Tarkington character. : PENROD
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Son of Zeus. : ARES
101
Rationed food. : MEAT
102
Defeat. : RUIN
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Couch of wild beast. : LAIR
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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
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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
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Emblem. : BANNER
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Grand ___ Party. : OLD
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Thin metal plate. : PATEN
127
City were the Gandhis are interned in Aga Khan's palace. : POONA
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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
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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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