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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, January 3, 1943

Author: Bert Storey
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { F J W X }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 105
Bert Storey has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 52-Across clue had period after "Ecuador"; replaced it with comma.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 47
Across Down
1. Axis base in Libya retaken by Allies. : BENGASI
8. Allied objective in North Africa. : TUNISIA
15. Strategic Tunisian seaport. : BIZERTE
22. South American nation. : ECUADOR
23. Big Brother of the democracies. : AMERICA
24. One of our friendly neighbors. : URUGUAY
25. Vegetable gelatine from seaweed. : NORGINE
26. Refurnish with wainscoting. : REPANEL
27. Nazi industrial target of R. A. F. : COLOGNE
28. Reply: abbr. : ANS
29. Ringworm. : TINEA
31. Blue dye. : ANIL
32. Miss Turner. : LANA
33. Weapon of war. : GAS
34. Impersonation. : ROLE
36. Chemical radical from cinnamon. : CINNYL
38. Eagle's claws. : TALONS
40. Atlantic seaport of Spain. : VIGO
41. Correct. : EMEND
43. Roman sage (95–46 B. C.). : CATO
44. Bombed Italian city. : GENOA
45. More sensible. : SANER
46. Largest Australian seaport. : SYDNEY
48. Enemy capital. : TOKYO
50. Clang. : DING
52. River in Ecuador, 350 miles to Amazon. : TIGRE
53. Long-continued practice. : USAGE
55. Affected with fear. : EERY
57. "Neither rhyme nor ___." Comedy of Errors. : REASON
59. Concise statement. : ARTICLE
62. Symbol of Chinese Emperor. : DRAGON
64. Nazi region often bombed. : RUHR
65. Squat. : SIT
68. The Celtic Neptune. : LER
69. Spanish cowcatcher. : REATA
71. Creator of "The Thinker." : RODIN
73. Series of races. : REGATTA
75. "To live on terms of ___with vice."—Cowper. : AMITY
77. Quality. : SORT
79. Mole. : NEVUS
81. Cover with lachrymal effusion. : BETEAR
82. Former heavyweight champion. : BAER
83. Brightly colored mollusk. : AEOLID
85. Largest lake in Europe. : LADOGA
87. Far off: comb. form. : TELE
88. Archbishop of Canterbury (1033–1109). : ANSELM
90. Russian peninsula in Kerch strait. : TAMAN
92. Friendly neighbor capital. : LIMA
93. Bombed Italian city. : TURIN
94. Fiery. : METTLED
96. The back of an insect. : NOTUM
98. French river. : SEINE
100. "To ___ is human; to digest, divine."—Copeland. : EAT
101. Misshapen hag in "Faerie Queene." : ATE
102. Genus of freshwater ducks. : ANAS
104. Experiment anew. : RETEST
106. Dormer window. : LUCARNE
108. Shin or tibia: Zool. : CNEMIS
110. Journalist editor of N. Y. Sun (1819–1897). : DANA
111. Loose robe for women. : CYMAR
112. Headquarters of Gen. Alexander. : CAIRO
115. Ore loading platform. : PLAT
117. Nape of the neck. : NUCHA
119. Found fault with. : BLAMED
123. Jerusalem ponies. : ASSES
124. Limestone plateau on Adriatic coast. : KARST
126. Electric catfish. : RAAD
128. Native of country ruled from Baghdad. : IRAQI
129. "What mighty contests ___ from trivial things."—Pope. : RISE
130. Ordained minister. : CLERIC
132. Turkish unit of length. : PARMAK
134. Ancient Roman hairpin. : ACUS
135. Babylonian sky god. : ANU
136. Rhine tributary. : MAIN
137. Brazilian estuary and seaport. : PARA
139. Sir Walter Raleigh's legendary El Dorado. : MANOA
141. Belonging to the other fellow. : HIS
142. Ending. : CEASING
144. Country successfully invaded by Allies. : MOROCCO
146. Area occupied by Hitler. : UKRAINE
148. Additional honorary Roman name. : AGNOMEN
149. Rommel's "Waterloo." : ALAMEIN
150. Fortified pass between Axis countries. : BRENNER
151. Blunder: Fr. : SOTTISE
152. Goal of anti-Axis nations. : LIBERTY
153. Least severe. : EASIEST
1. Sacred Indian city. : BENARES
2. War necessity. : ECONOMY
3. Brought up. : NURSLED
4. Tongue-tier. : GAG
5. Mining tunnel. : ADIT
6. Of sound waves. : SONIC
7. Conciliatory. : IRENIC
8. Italian city bombed by Allies. : TARANTO
9. Japanese apricot. : UME
10. Kingdom of south Tibet. : NEPAL
11. Middle East Kingdom. : IRAN
12. Member of pre-Israelite race. : SINITE
13. Strategic Allied outpost. : ICELAND
14. Indian mulberry. : AAL
15. Place where meat is smoked: var. : BUCAN
16. "Man is born free, and everywhere he is in ___."—Rousseau. : IRONS
17. Eritrean seaport town. : ZULA
18. The entire man. : EGO
19. Coarse cloth for blanketing. : RUGGING
20. Oscine bird. : TANAGER
21. Something offensive to sight. : EYESORE
30. Growing out. : ENATE
32. Uncle Sam's role as lend-leaser. : LOANER
35. Languor of spirits. : ENNUI
37. Worker on frames for bells. : YOKER
39. Large European dormouse. : LOIR
40. Futile. : VAIN
42. Behold. : DESCRY
44. One of the snaky sisters of Greece. : GORGON
45. Parental affection of animals. : STORGE
47. University partly taken over by Army. : YALE
49. Period of time. : YEAR
51. Species of wild East Indian cattle. : GAUR
54. An enzyme. : GEASE
56. Type of song. : YODEL
58. Country of Biblical queen. : SHEBA
59. The Yellowhammer State. : ALABAMA
60. Postponed law case. : REMANET
61. Italian seaport on Adriatic. : TRIESTE
62. Our newest ally. : DARLAN
63. Snowy. : NIVAL
65. Helmsman. : STEERER
66. Fascist. : ITALIAN
67. Lizard of Europe found among old ruins. : TARENTE
70. Trumpet blast. : TOOT
72. Adamite. : NUDIST
74. One of the strategic Aleutians. : ATTU
76. Waste allowance. : TRET
78. Jap-held base west of Papua. : TIMOR
80. "Into each life ___ rain must fall." : SOME
83. Agreeable. : AMENE
84. Designated the time. : DATED
86. With mirth. : GAILY
89. Lowlands bordering Orinoco. : LLANOS
91. Drooping. : NUTANT
93. Mexican onyx. : TECALI
95. Humidity. : DAMP
97. Housewives' problem. : MENU
99. Torpid. : NUMB
103. Soft and lustrous. : SILKEN
105. Roman religious rites. : SACRA
107. Macaw. : ARARA
108. Canadian Indian. : CREE
109. One source of Hitler's coal and iron. : SAAR
111. Hartebeest. : CAAMA
112. South American capital. : CARACAS
113. Fool. : ASINEGO
114. Proceeding. : ISSUANT
116. Libyan city. : TRIPOLI
118. Agreement. : HARMONY
120. ___ gun. : MACHINE
121. Cavalry mounts. : EQUINES
122. Argue. : DISSERT
125. Beetle-shaped talisman. : SCARAB
127. Balkan river. : DANUBE
130. Sticks. : CANES
131. One-tenth of an inch in Russia. : LIGNE
132. Leading contestant in a race. : PACER
133. Wood used for flutes. : KOKRA
136. Heroine of Puccini's "La Bohème." : MIMI
138. Axis capital. : ROME
140. Son of Zeus and Hera. : ARES
143. Guzzler. : SOT
144. Member of low Sudra caste. : MAL
145. Townsman. : CIT
147. Jewbird. : ANI

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 91 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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