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New York Times, Sunday, January 9, 1944

Author:
Lester Keene
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 612 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 183, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 90
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 100
Across
1. Discoverer of Nazi plot. : STALIN
7. The flat-top that war stamps built. : SHANGRILA
16. "That master of intuition."—F. D. R. : HITLER
22. Island south of Makin. : TARAWA
23. Yap, Truk, Ponape and 700 others. : CAROLINES
24. Make angry. : ENRAGE
25. Where Noah's ark landed. : ARARAT
26. Bond-buyers. : AMERICANS
27. Barrel strips. : STAVES
28. India's most important harvest. : RABI
29. Boney partner of the radius. : ULNA
31. Little: Comb. form. : STEN
32. Comfort. : EASE
34. Macaw. : ARA
35. Assam silkworm. : ERI
36. Hurry. : TROT
37. 39.37 inches. : METRE
38. U. S. Army officer. : GENERAL
40. Obtained. : SECURED
42. ___ Square. : TIMES
43. Greek letter. : PSI
45. Place of action. : SCENE
46. South: Fr. : SUD
47. Querulous weakling. : PULER
48. Biblical district on the Euphrates. : CHALDEA
50. Audacity: Colloq. : CHEEK
53. Monitor lizard. : VARAN
54. Palanquin of East Indies. : DOOLIE
55. Grapnel. : DRAG
59. Libyan port, east of Tripoli. : HOMS
60. Canarylike finch. : SERIN
61. Imply secondarily. : CONNOTE
62. "___ Secret Weapon."—Rex Stout. : OUR
63. River in Yugoslavia, 110 miles to the Sava. : UNA
64. His tomb is in Red Square. : LENIN
65. Theft. : LARCENY
66. The European shad. : ALOSE
68. Musical compositions. : RONDEAUS
70. Ball players. : BATTERS
71. Pure. : CHASTE
72. Former small trading vessels. : CRAYERS
73. Money makers. : MINTERS
74. Rear gate. : POSTERN
75. Despisers. : HATERS
76. Exemplar. : PATTERN
77. Of the Middle Ages. : MEDIEVAL
78. Gladioli. : IRIDS
79. Block ___, RAF calling cards. : BUSTERS
80. ___ Rouge, La., where they make synthetic rubber. : BATON
81. Highest note in music. : ELA
82. The linden. : LIN
83. Pantry. : BUTTERY
84. Thin metal disk. : PATEN
85. 2.06 feet in Iceland. : ALIN
86. Falls behind. : LAGS
88. Toward the rear. : ASTERN
89. Chair repairer. : CANER
90. Group of eight. : OCTAD
91. The most active war front. : EASTERN
93. Virago: Scot. : RANDY
94. Lyric poem. : ODE
95. Tangle. : SNARL
98. Nazi labor leader. : LEY
99. ___ Arunca, Italian city near Naples and Salerno. : SESSA
100. England's great inland port, on Avon River. : BRISTOL
104. Diameter of a bullet. : CALIBRE
106. Tempestuous. : GUSTY
107. Chaff. : BRAN
108. Brew. : ALE
109. Islands southwest of New Guinea. : ARU
110. Famous American boat and bridge builder (1820–87). : EADS
112. Status quo ___. : ANTE
113. Division of Algeria. : ORAN
114. On the ocean. : ASEA
115. Squirrel. : RODENT
117. "Sawdust Caesar." : MUSSOLINI
120. Soldier still advancing backward. : GERMAN
122. Retaliate. : AVENGE
123. Cape on northwest tip of Guadalcanal. : ESPERANCE
124. Enclose in a box. : ENCASE
125. Trees yielding extremely light wood. : BALSAS
126. Californian. : WESTERNER
127. Pelted with missiles. : STONED
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1. Looks. : STARES
2. City, Rhone Dept., France. : TARARE
3. Prevailing language of Syria. : ARABIC
4. Town in Pisa province, Italy. : LARI
5. Frigate bird of Hawaii. : IWA
6. Good-___. : NATURED
7. Short. : SCANT
8. City in Syria. : HAMA
9. 100 square meters. : ARE
10. Scandinavians. : NORSEMEN
11. Sparkle. : GLITTER
12. Kitchen utensils. : RICERS
13. Fatuous. : INANE
14. Boy's nickname. : LEN
15. South African fox. : ASSE
16. State in southwest Germany. : HESSE
17. Expressive of strong emotion. : INTENSE
18. Coin of small value: Malay States. : TRA
19. Comedy by Molière: 1668. : LAVARE
20. Brown Bohemian, vesuvianite. : EGERAN
21. Second disposal. : RESALE
30. Small weight of Denmark. : LOD
33. Nimbleness. : AGILITY
36. Island 1,485 miles from Makin. : TRUK
37. Badly mauled northern Italian city. : MILAN
39. Modified plant. : ECAD
41. U. S. employment agency. : USES
42. Bomb-shattered Italian city. : TURIN
43. Soldiers after seven: Colloq. : PHONERS
44. Drawing rooms. : SALONS
47. City awaiting deliverance. : PARIS
48. Business establishment. : CONCERN
49. River in England and Wales. : DEE
50. Famous orator. : CHURCHILL
51. Payments. : HONORARIA
52. Arising. : EMANATING
53. Mother of Aeneas. : VENUS
54. Monastic dormitories: Hist. : DORTERS
56. Assistant Sec'y U. S. Navy in World War I. : ROOSEVELT
57. Canberra is its capital. : AUSTRALIA
58. Danish island. : GREENLAND
60. Brands. : SEARS
61. Feline stock farm. : CATTERY
64. Looks askance. : LEERS
65. Portable lamp. : LANTERN
66. Bret Harte's tricky Chinaman. : AHSIN
67. Tardy. : LATE
69. Impregnated with color. : DYED
70. Nocturnal swamp bird. : BITTERN
71. Mouth of a trumpet. : CODON
73. Ascendancy. : MASTERY
74. The Rome cathedral is named for him. : PETER
76. Soldier's leather legging. : PUTTEE
77. Sailor's pal: Navy slang. : MATEY
79. Moved with fussy activity. : BUSTLED
80. Sea west of New Guinea. : BANDA
83. A bet at bottom of column: roulette. : BAS
84. Lil' Abner's mammy. : PANSY
85. Five-victory airmen. : ACES
87. Mexican Indian of Sonora. : SERI
89. Spanish statesman and man of letters (1832–99). : CASTELAR
90. God of war: Norse myth. : ODIN
92. Italian seaport near Genoa. : ALBENGA
93. Replace. : RESTORE
94. The ___, a cluster of New Jersey towns. : ORANGES
95. Egyptian beetle. : SCARAB
96. Estonian river, Lake Peipus to Gulf of Finland. : NAROVA
97. Chemical pot open at both ends. : ALUDEL
99. Evening. : SUNSET
100. Commune in Piedmont, Italy. : BRA
101. Dutch navigator (1602–59); island named for him. : TASMAN
102. Enzyme found in fresh olives. : OLEASE
103. Inclined. : LEANED
105. Scolds. : RATES
106. Pants violently. : GASPS
107. Pipe material. : BRIER
111. Merganser. : SMEW
113. At a former time. : ONCE
114. Resort town in northern Italy. : ARCO
116. Junior naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
118. Employ. : USE
119. Guest house. : INN
121. U. S. general who took part in the Ploesti raid. : ENT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 82 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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