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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, October 14, 1945

Author: Lester Keene
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.70, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { K Q W }, Scrabble score: 627 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 60
Lester Keene has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 133-Across clue appears to be incomplete, with just "___ Arunca, Fifth Army." at bottom of column (including the period). But top of next column has "capture near Naples.", even with the period after "Army." Deleted period after "Army" and merged both parts into one clue.
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 192
Across Down
1. Chairman of Potsdam conference. : HARRY
6. Newport News river. : JAMES
11. Conferee at Potsdam. : JOSEF
16. Golf club. : MASHIE
17. Makes tardy. : BELATES
19. Tiny. : ATOMIC
21. Elizabeth. : BETTINA
22. Where Roosevelt Dam is. : ARIZONA
23. Village on Thames near Runnymede. : STAINES
25. Draws out. : EXTENDS
26. Number symbol. : NUMERAL
27. Porch. : PORTICO
28. Row. : TIER
29. Turns informer: Slang. : STAGS
31. Twirls. : ROTATES
33. Caudal appendage. : TAIL
34. Pungent. : ACRID
36. Flat chair backs. : SPLATS
38. River, Germany's new eastern border. : ODER
39. Musical instrument. : CELLO
40. Rose garden. : ROSARY
42. City in land of Moab: Is. 16-1. : SELA
43. Headstone inscription: hic requiescit in pace. : HRIP
44. University scholarships. : BURSES
45. Maiden won in archery contest. : IOLE
47. Hamburg's river. : ELBE
49. Sodium nitrate. : NITER
51. Withdraw from political body. : SECEDE
54. Daubs. : SMEARS
56. Feared. : DREADED
60. Deterioration. : DECADENCE
62. American plums. : SLOES
64. Enunciator. : UTTERER
66. Presently. : ANON
67. Composer of 1905 hit. : LEHAR
69. Island w. of Halmahera. : TIDORE
71. Works: Latin. : OPERA
72. Infants. : MINORS
74. Hot dogs, griddle cakes and doughnuts. : AMERICANA
76. Containing bromine. : BROMIC
77. Solo. : ALONE
78. Garland: Poet. : ANADEM
79. Undershot water wheel. : NORIA
81. Split. : RIVE
82. Transferred legally. : REMISED
84. Man of great wealth. : NABOB
86. ___ day. : REDLETTER
88. Mother of Caliban. : SYCORAX
90. Genus of marine snails. : NERITA
92. Shamed. : ABASED
93. Theatre guide. : USHER
95. Strategic town, E. Flanders. : LEDE
96. Youngest god. : EROS
97. Mr. Yorick (1713–68). : STERNE
101. Fabrics with downy surfaces. : NAPS
103. Ardor. : ELAN
105. Fill with air. : AERATE
110. Fortified. : ARMED
111. French department, Beauvais the capital. : OISE
112. Dropsical. : EDEMIC
114. Capstan bar. : LEVER
115. Margins. : LIPS
116. Citizen of Gov. Gossett's State. : IDAHOAN
118. Movie director. : VIDOR
120. Noted general who retires Oct. 16. : LEAR
121. Disquiet. : AGITATE
123. Strange. : ERRATIC
125. Waltzing movement. : REVERSE
127. Syllogisms: Logic. : SORITES
128. Citizens of Bangkok. : SIAMESE
129. Operated a plane. : AVIATED
130. City on the Loire. : NEVERS
131. Supplied with claws. : TALONED
132. ___ Armenia, scene of Turkish massacres. : LESSER
133. ___ Arunca, Fifth Army capture near Naples. : SESSA
134. Irrational numbers: Math. : SURDS
135. Spirited mount. : STEED
1. Chapeau vendors. : HATTERS
2. The star sapphire. : ASTERIA
3. Strategic river between s. w. Germany and France: Fr. Sp. : RHIN
4. Hard peels. : RINDS
5. Leavens. : YEASTS
6. Where Viscount Gort rules. : JERUSALEM
7. Mohammedan religious teacher. : ALIM
8. Hard wood bowls. : MAZERS
9. Largest of the Kuriles. : ETORO
10. Legislator. : SENATOR
11. ___ Park, Canada's great Rocky Mt. game preserve. : JASPER
12. Four Holy Roman Emperors. : OTTOS
13. Fly. : SOAR
14. Discharger. : EMITTER
15. Ornamental pinnacles. : FINIALS
16. Where Chapultepec is. : MEXICO
17. Bracelet. : BANGLE
18. Sultan who opposed Crusaders (1137–93). : SALADIN
20. One of the Quints. : CECILE
21. Smear with pitch. : BETAR
24. Lone-eagle flights. : SOLOS
30. Part of a church. : APSE
32. Moderately warm. : TEPID
35. Evaporated. : DRIED
37. Stories. : TALES
39. Custodian. : CURATOR
41. Sings like a Switzer. : YODELS
43. Valiant. : HEROIC
44. Garden vegetable. : BEET
46. Nonaspirate. : LENE
48. Where the Hawaii Mars was built. : BALTIMORE
50. Steadfast. : TRUE
51. Old people. : SENILES
52. Thrift. : ECONOMY
53. Orthodox. : CANONIC
54. Sailor. : SEAMAN
55. Embattled city, 1870, 1918, 1940. : SEDAN
57. Expels. : DEPORTS
58. Hermit. : EREMITE
59. Deduced. : DERIVED
60. Dutch islands in Banda Sea. : DAMAR
61. Earl Derr Biggers' detective. : CHAN
63. Mexican State, adjoining Arizona. : SONORA
65. Gundar Haegg. : RACER
68. Type of fort. : REDAN
70. Uncommon. : RARE
73. Reverberate. : RESOUND
75. Insurgents. : REBELS
76. City in Canal Zone. : BALBOA
78. Feminine name. : ADAH
80. Native Bombay State, Br. India. : IDAR
83. Irish. : ERSE
85. Awaited. : BIDED
87. Artist's frame. : EASEL
89. Munitions city, Green Co., Ohio. : XENIA
91. Transmits by light waves. : TELEVISES
94. Most reckless. : RASHEST
96. Where Phillips University is. : ENID
97. Spanish city near Oviedo. : SALAS
98. Triangle. : TRIGON
99. Domains. : EMPIRES
100. Impatient. : RESTIVE
102. Illinois Indians. : PEORIAS
104. Clad in an almuce: Eccl. : AMICED
106. Free. : RELEASE
107. Prevented. : AVERTED
108. Heckler. : TEASER
109. Slipped. : ERRED
111. Black Sea port. : ODESSA
112. Captivate. : ENAMOR
113. Skeletonized masses of millepores. : CORALS
116. Roman roads. : ITERS
117. Babylonian underworld. : ARALU
119. Build a retaining wall. : REVET
122. Stuttering comedian. : ATES
124. Look after. : TEND
126. Clamping device. : VISE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 52 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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