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WORDS FROM THE WAR ZONES

New York Times, Sunday, October 1, 1944

Author:
Agnes Cook
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 150, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 4.91, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 519 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 51
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 138
Across
1. Gen. Chennault. : CLAIRE
7. City NE of Minsk. : BORISOV
14. U. S. victory N of Guam. : SAIPAN
20. Baltic state. : LATVIA
21. Noted Russian woman flier. : IVANOVA
22. City near Via Casilina. : ARTENA
23. Puts a head covering on. : ENHATS
24. Thrusting weapon. : JAVELIN
25. ___ Carrie. : SISTER
26. Late American humorist. : ADE
27. Toward. : AT
28. Native of: Suffix. : OTE
29. Began. : OPENED
31. Consequence. : END
32. Indian guitar-like instrument. : VINA
34. Heat producers. : FUELS
36. Fixed star. : ADIB
37. Crafts. : ARTS
38. Endeavorer. : ESSAYER
41. Equality. : PAR
43. Simmer. : BOIL
45. Founder of “Comintern.” : LENIN
47. Riom was the scene of these. : TRIALS
49. Recrown. : RECAP
53. Card game. : PAM
56. Speck. : MOTE
57. Valley on the moon. : RILLE
58. Winner at Eutaw Springs, 1781. : GREENE
59. The Dioscuri. : ANACES
61. U. S. Chief Justice, 1874–88. : WAITE
63. Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
65. Illuminated. : LIT
66. Javanese xylophone. : SARON
67. Sharp-witted. : ACUTE
68. Polish commune W of Russian Minsk. : LIDA
69. Calcium oxide. : LIME
70. Acrimonious. : ACID
71. Smoothing tool. : PLANE
72. Striped. : BANDY
73. General Bradley. : OMAR
74. Two-wheeled cart. : DRAY
75. Hop-drying kiln. : OAST
76. High pitched sounds. : TINGS
77. Eats sparingly. : DIETS
78. Even: Contr. : EEN
79. Fruit decay. : BLET
80. Inciter. : URGER
81. Large Malay island. : BORNEO
82. Alaskan river, 290 mi. to Kotzebue Sound. : NOATAK
84. Lake on Mindanao. : LANAO
86. Hebrew month. : ADAR
88. Sea eagle. : ERN
89. Genus of graylag goose. : ANSER
90. Offense: Law. : DELICT
91. Daughter of Oceanus. : DORIS
93. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
95. Wager. : BET
96. King of Rumania. : MICHAEL
100. Coast Guard member. : SPAR
103. Seaport of Spanish Guinea in Rio Muni. : BATA
105. Ship’s temporary cross timber. : SPALE
109. Christmastide. : YULE
110. Senescent. : OLD
111. Silencing. : MUTING
113. The Rail Splitter. : ABE
114. Two fifths of an inch. : CM
116. Road surface. : TAR
117. Captured air base, Netherlands New Guinea. : NUMFOR
119. More substantial. : MEATIER
121. Rail terminus in Upper Burma. : LASHIO
123. City on the Somme. : AMIENS
124. Strait at Italian heel. : OTRANTO
125. Consecrate. : ANOINT
126. Make a new experiment. : RETEST
127. Without beams. : RAYLESS
128. Brawls. : MELEES
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1. Cut through. : CLEAVE
2. Baseball czar. : LANDIS
3. Piraeus is its port. : ATHENS
4. Herb eve. : IVA
5. Miss Hayworth. : RITA
6. Chennault’s area of operations. : EAST
7. Trinket. : BIJOU
8. Egg-shaped. : OVATE
9. French composer. : RAVEL
10. Saxon king. : INE
11. Unaccompanied. : SOLO
12. Producing eggs. : OVIPARAL
13. Having Weathercocks. : VANED
14. Jap city blasted by B-29’s. : SASEBO
15. Waterless. : ARID
16. Pronoun. : ITS
17. Yugoslavia’s king. : PETER
18. In respect to. : ANENT
19. Ointments. : NARDS
30. Pen points. : NIBS
33. Indian mulberry. : AAL
34. Fuse partly. : FRIT
35. Goblin. : SPRITE
37. To the sheltered side. : ALEE
39. Sana is its capital. : YEMEN
40. Son of Seth. : ENOS
42. Winged, as birds: Her. : AILE
44. Babylonian god of war. : IRRA
46. Australian port north of Sydney. : NEWCASTLE
47. Threadbare. : TRITE
48. Famous Russian victory. : LENINGRAD
50. Coquette in “Le Misanthrope.” : CELIMENE
51. Vivifier. : ANIMATER
52. GI Joe’s Inspector General. : PETERSON
53. Seat of Rose Bowl. : PASADENA
54. Greek poet. : ANACREON
55. Saipan is in this group. : MARIANAS
58. Discoverer of Columbia River (1755–1806). : GRAY
60. Buffalo Bill. : CODY
62. “Charley’s ___.” : AUNT
64. Unequal conditions. : ODDS
67. Wings. : ALAE
68. Secretary of Interior, 1913–20. : LANE
69. French river, 185 mi. to Sarthe. : LOIR
71. “Dark horse” of 1844. : POLK
72. Prejudiced person. : BIGOT
76. Regions. : TRACTS
77. Uncouth. : DORIC
79. Deputy Chief, U. S. Armored Forces. : BARR
80. Italian island w. of Lussino. : UNIE
81. Port above Italian heel. : BARI
83. Disrupt. : TEAR
85. Mount ___, Allied victory near Cassino. : ALBANETA
87. Cupola. : DOME
90. Mild oath. : DRAT
92. Unobtrusive. : SHY
94. Exploding. : ABURST
97. City w. of Caen. : AUTHIE
98. John Barrymore’s widow. : ELAINE
99. European dormice. : LEROTS
100. Hindu goldsmith. : SONAR
101. Pen: French. : PLUME
102. Acknowledge. : ADMIT
104. Strategic Malay island. : TIMOR
106. He wrote “Age of Reason.” : PAINE
107. Seconds. : ABETS
108. Bombed Aegean island. : LEROS
111. Belgian city. : MONS
112. Mr. Cooper. : GARY
114. Quahog. : CLAM
115. Hair. : MANE
118. Payment. : FEE
120. Palmyra palm. : TAL
122. The sun. : SOL

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 42 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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