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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, October 17, 1943

Author: Harriot T. Cooke
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 625 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 89
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 88
Across Down
1. Glass used in jewelry. : STRASS
7. Strait between Scylla and Charybdis. : MESSINA
14. Captured Italian air base. : FOGGIA
20. Scene of brilliant action by USAFF in Rumania. : PLOESTI
21. Globe-trotter. : ELEANOR
22. Italian poet (1474–1533). : ARIOSTO
24. Airplane steering gear. : RUDDERS
25. There are twenty-two in Switzerland. : CANTONS
26. Famous sporting event at Henley on the Thames. : REGATTA
27. Sustains. : AIDS
28. Indonesian tribesman. : ATA
30. River flowing into English Channel at Havre. : SEINE
31. Birds that ranged in size from turkey to ostrich. : MOAS
32. Depression. : RUT
33. Here: French. : ICI
34. Character in Henry IV. : PETO
36. White-tailed animal. : GNU
37. Long poem by Tennyson. : MAUD
38. Phonetic term. : LENE
39. Percolates. : SEEPS
42. Given name of British Prime Minister, 1929–35. : RAMSAY
44. Hogshead. : CASK
45. Wars that brought Tudors British throne, 1455–85. : ROSES
46. Ancient devotee of austere life. : ESSENE
48. Cereal grain. : MEAL
49. U. S. President during Mexican War, 1846–48. : POLK
50. Help! : SOS
51. Large region of Russia. : TARTARY
53. Misses. : ERRS
54. Obscured. : BLOTTED
58. Constellation partly in the Milky Way. : SCORPION
61. Glitter. : SHEEN
63. Italian heavy-duty bomber. : FIAT
64. Arabian caliph, died 661. : ALI
65. Fire: Comb. form. : PYRO
66. Part of a celestial body. : ANSA
68. Transforming. : ALTERING
70. Suffer: Scot. : DREE
71. Marking. : TAGGING
73. Employers of unfair methods: Slang. : CHISELERS
75. Fills more than full. : HEAPS
76. Unguents. : NARDS
77. Red ___, Soviet newspaper. : STAR
78. Danish-American journalist (1849–1914). : RIIS
79. Senator from Massachusetts. : WALSH
80. Ras ___, headland on west side of Red Sea. : BENAS
81. Native of a Southern State. : FLORIDIAN
83. Enchanting. : MAGICAL
85. Surrounded. : AMID
86. Band instrument. : CLARINET
87. Disturbance. : STIR
89. Strobile of pines. : CONE
90. Norse goblin: Var. : NIS
91. French name for Syrian city. : ALEP
92. American chemist, born in Canada. : KEYES
94. Redecorates. : REPAINTS
96. City at foot of Mount Etna. : CATANIA
98. Strait between Australia and Tasmania. : BASS
99. South American cowboy. : LLANERO
101. Dibble. : DAP
102. Peltry. : FURS
103. Ibn ___, ruler of Arabia. : SAUD
104. Playing cards. : DEUCES
108. Heights. : ACMES
111. Norse god of evil. : LOKI
112. Rationed food. : BUTTER
114. Town in northern Sweden. : ASELE
115. Arrive. : GAIN
116. Italian port on the Adriatic. : POLA
117. Ruined installation at Dnepropetrovsk. : DAM
118. Historical periods. : ERAS
120. Work with a shuttle. : TAT
121. Receptacle. : URN
122. Coil or loop. : HANK
123. Seaport on Cape Verde. : DAKAR
125. Be in session. : SIT
126. He fought in Africa and Sardinia, died 149 B. C. : CATO
127. Part of a strategic island. : ENGLAND
129. Soldier when meeting an officer. : SALUTER
131. The Crusaders' enemy. : SARACEN
133. Italian battle-ground. : SALERNO
134. Former Italian colony on Red Sea. : ERITREA
135. Bafflers. : EVADERS
136. F. D. R.'s special assistant. : LEHMAN
137. Unassigned soldiers. : CASUALS
138. Pigments. : SEPIAS
1. Flumes. : SLUICES
2. Hot drinks. : TODDIES
3. Nazi chasers. : REDS
4. An enzyme. : ASE
5. Shoulder insigne. : STRAP
6. "Never praise a ___ to a ___."—Kipling. : SISTER
7. Length: Comb. form. : MEC
8. High notes. : ELAS
9. Colony of French West Africa. : SENEGAL
10. Soft and smooth. : SATINY
11. Head of Turkish Government. : INONU
12. "___ but the lonely heart." : NONE
13. "___ longa, vita brevis." : ARS
14. King of Egypt. : FAROUK
15. Nymph. : OREAD
16. Ship's boats reserved for commanding officers. : GIGS
17. Portuguese district south of Bombay. : GOA
18. City in southern France. : ISTRES
19. Harmonize. : ATTUNE
20. Encomium. : PRAISE
23. ___ Land, part of Antarctic continent. : OATES
29. Hetmans. : ATAMANS
31. Camouflage. : MASK
35. Hebrew measure. : OMER
37. Ills: French. : MALS
38. Bewildered. : LOST
40. Russian capital under the Czars. : PETROGRAD
41. Sinecure: Colloq. : SNAP
43. Utters. : SAYS
44. Miss ___ Otis Skinner. : CORNELIA
45. Secretary of State under Roosevelt. : ROOT
47. Residents of Pennsylvania city. : ERIANS
49. Past tense. : PRETERITE
50. Metallic dross. : SLAG
52. Chinese secret society. : TONG
53. Scourges: Term used by Pepys. : EELS
54. Yawning receptacles. : BINS
55. Commune near mouth of Rhone River. : TARASCON
56. Political symbol. : ELEPHANT
57. Congressman from Texas. : DIES
58. Harbor: Abbr. : SPT
59. Blue condition of the blood. : CYANEMIA
60. Musical performer. : ORGANIST
62. Hirsuteness. : HAIRINESS
63. Conifers. : FIRS
67. Thespian. : ACTOR
69. Guides. : REINS
70. High quality apple. : DELICIOUS
72. Fresh-water fishes. : IDS
74. Result of losing face: Var. : HARIKARI
75. She demon. : HAG
77. Cuff. : SLAP
79. Distorted. : WARPED
80. Judge's bench. : BANC
81. Insect. : FLEA
82. Former Governors of Algiers. : DEYS
83. Bearing. : MIEN
84. French article. : LES
86. Shear. : CLIP
88. Merchants. : TRADERS
91. Genus of ducks. : ANAS
93. Piece of wood for pencil making. : SLAT
95. Region. : AREA
97. British possession in Middle East. : ADEN
98. Island north of Bougainville. : BUKA
100. Musical instrument. : LUTE
102. Kindred people. : FOLK
103. Island southeast of Singapore. : SUMATRA
105. Dolphins. : CETACEA
106. Click beetles. : ELATERS
107. Surgical threads. : SETONS
108. Malarial fevers. : AGUES
109. Corporeal. : CARNAL
110. Blend. : MINGLE
111. Where Ambassador Winant resides. : LONDON
112. African tribesman. : BAKUTU
113. Increases the bet. : RAISES
116. Miss: Polish title of address. : PANNA
117. Tropical American trees. : DALIS
119. Iron band. : STAVE
122. Wrong. : HARM
123. Son of Zerah: Bible. : DARA
124. Spool. : REEL
126. Magistrate. : CADI
128. Town of north India. : LEH
129. Dry. : SEC
130. Ethiopian title. : RAS
132. Strike sharply. : RAP

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 83 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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