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Alvin Ashby
Alvin Ashby

ARMS AND THE MEN

New York Times, Sunday, October 11, 1942

Author: Alvin Ashby
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 689 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 118
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 35
Across Down
1. Air fleet. : SQUADRON
9. Ancestor of the tank. : TRACTOR
16. Aggregations of officers. : STAFFS
22. Buy. : PURCHASE
23. The travelers-joy of Europe, genus of Clematis : HAGROPE
24. Hydrangea pink. : AURORE
25. Victims of Nazi vengeance. : HOSTAGES
26. Pertaining to dreams. : ONEIRIC
27. Former president of World Bank. : FRASER
28. Silk producer. : ERI
29. Ribbed edging. : WELTING
31. Post exchange. : CANTEEN
33. Bambi's mother in her second year. : TEG
34. Magic. : RUNE
36. Struck with a heavy hammer. : SLEDGED
38. Irish tribes. : SIOLS
39. Surrender. : CEDE
40. Remove errors. : EMEND
42. Before. : ERE
43. Italian local Fascist leader. : RAS
45. Mouths. : ORA
46. Brazilian fiber plant. : CAROA
47. Russian river in the battle zone. : DON
49. Make unstable. : SAP
51. Polished. : SHINY
53. "No human outlook so ___ as that from an infant's eyes."—Fitzgerald. : SOLEMN
54. Nimitz's rank. : ADMIRAL
58. Zones of military action. : SECTORS
60. Rebreak suddenly. : REBURST
61. Soldiers. : PRIVATES
63. Pearl-fishing bay of Western Australia. : SHARK
64. Dutch island west of New Guinea, held by Japan. : CERAM
65. Equipped with glass. : PANED
66. Tip. : NEB
68. Exist. : ARE
69. Leaf of a water lily. : PAD
70. Type of machine gun. : LEWIS
74. Newts. : EFTS
75. Axis ally. : FINLAND
77. Exclamation used in drilling soldiers. : HEP
78. Offense. : ATTACK
79. Suffix forming plural nouns. : ATA
80. Paris armament works bombed by R. A. F. : RENAULT
81. Bomb throwers. : MORTARS
83. Turn to the off side. : GEE
84. Having limbs. : LEGGED
86. "I am glad I was not born before ___."—Sydney Smith. : TEA
87. German terror agency. : GESTAPO
88. Bargained. : SOLD
89. Scryers. : SEERS
90. Bronze money. : AES
91. Foster brother of King Arthur. : KAY
92. Haunch. : HIP
93. Annoy again. : RENAG
94. Roman roads. : ITERS
96. Naval supply depots. : BASES
98. Christian. : NAZARENE
100. Diatribes. : SCREEDS
103. Possible Japanese objective. : SIBERIA
105. Reptiles. : LIZARDS
106. Plateau north of Verdun, scene of battles in first World War. : WOEVRE
107. Receiving set. : RADIO
108. Degree of angular measurement. : ARC
110. Energy: slang. : PEP
111. Rumanian river, tributary of Danube. : ARGES
112. Egyptian earth god. : GEB
113. Russia. : RUS
115. Cut down. : MOW
117. Fished. : EELED
121. County in Slovakia. : SPIS
122. Fruits of gourd family. : PEPOS
124. Visionary projects. : SCHEMES
127. Spanish dining hall. : SALA
128. Siberian river, tributary of Ob. : TOM
129. Weak. : DILUTED
131. Plunderers. : HARPIES
133. "Arms and the ___, I sing."—Dryden. : MAN
134. English general under Cromwell (1611–1651). : IRETON
136. Testator. : LEGATOR
138. Assenting. : AGREEING
140. Long narrow rug. : KANARA
141. Australian singing bird. : SUNBIRD
142. Projectile containing bullets. : SHRAPNEL
143. Shrines. : ALTARS
144. Unevenly. : EROSELY
145. Ornament with historic subjects. : STORIATE
1. Scene of action. : SPHERE
2. Specially select body. : QUORUM
3. Pertaining to bears. : URSINE
4. "___ in the living present."—Longfellow. : ACT
5. Billhook. : DHAW
6. Prevails because beyond control. : RAGES
7. Venetian medals. : OSELLE
8. Homesteaders. : NESTERS
9. Strap. : THONG
10. American Commando. : RANGER
11. Period of time. : AGE
12. Ring for condensing lamp flame. : CRIC
13. East African hartebeests. : TORAS
14. "I have bought golden ___ from all sorts of people."—Macbeth. : OPINIONS
15. Parsonage. : RECTORY
16. Metal boxes. : SAFES
17. Revolve. : TURN
18. Brazilian macaw. : ARA
19. Encourager. : FOSTERER
20. The Four ___. : FREEDOMS
21. Noncommissioned officer. : SERGEANT
30. Notions. : IDEAS
32. Anything high flown. : ELA
35. Chicory-like annual herbs. : ENDIVES
37. Arrant coward. : DASTARD
39. Indian peace pipe. : CALUMET
41. South American catfish. : DORAD
44. Prop. : SHORE
46. Blue pigments. : COBALTS
48. Burmese demon. : NAT
50. Footlike part. : PES
52. Annoy. : IRK
53. Italian gentleman. : SER
54. Calls forth. : APPEALS
55. One selected for the army. : DRAFTEE
56. "Unmolded reason's ___."—Milton. : MINTAGE
57. Russian leader. : LENIN
59. Song. : CHANT
60. A political color. : RED
62. Upper houses. : SENATES
64. Army officer. : CAPTAIN
67. Type of folksong. : BLUES
69. British cruiser. : PERTH
71. Charles's Wain. : WAGONER
72. U. S. island base. : ICELAND
73. Common privets. : SKEDGES
75. Supplied. : FED
76. Winglike part. : ALA
77. Chinese measures. : HOS
78. Negro people in Nigeria. : ARO
80. Reposers. : RESTERS
81. Swiss poet (1825–1898). : MEYER
82. Dismay. : APPAL
85. Laments. : GRIEVES
87. Tenuous. : GASEOUS
88. Spanish shawls. : SERAPES
90. Measures of area. : ARS
91. Hindu mystic and poet (1450–1518). : KABIR
93. Cut down decks of a ship. : RAZEE
95. Province in Netherlands. : EDE
96. Order. : BID
97. Indian of New Mexico. : SIA
99. Speed: colloq. : ZIP
100. Hakenkreuz. : SWASTIKA
101. Noncommissioned officer. : CORPORAL
102. A body of soldiers. : REGIMENT
103. Quarry of the F. B. I. : SABOTEUR
104. Furnisher of weapons. : ARMER
107. British warship sunk in East. : REPULSE
109. Important airplane equipment. : COMPASS
112. Coagulate. : GEL
114. Tourmaline. : SCHORL
116. Importance. : WEIGHT
118. Flake. : LAMINA
119. Genus of kite. : ELANET
120. Swing. : DANGLE
122. Pineapples. : PINAS
123. Musical sign. : SEGNO
125. English poet. : HARDY
126. Municipality in Brazil. : SERRO
129. American politician (1805–1854). : DORR
130. Flatfishes. : DABS
132. Brand. : SEAR
135. Chinese pagoda. : TAA
137. Shackle. : TIE
139. Finial. : EPI

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 105 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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