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New York Times, Sunday, October 18, 1942

Author:
Willard N. Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 663 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 117
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 104-Down clue had "down"; changed to "Down."

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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 36
Across
1. Our fighting sea dogs. : MARINES
8. Islands being retaken by Allied forces. : SOLOMON
15. Guadalcanal, New Britain and Florida. : ISLANDS
22. The Cotton State. : ALABAMA
23. Friendly South American country. : URUGUAY
24. Whorl-leaved European pot herb. : MAYWORT
25. Scalelike or flaky. : LAMINAR
26. Pianolike musical instrument. : CELESTA
27. U. S. Navy's newest torpedo bomber. : AVENGER
28. Prehistoric shaping cores. : AMES
29. One of the roads that led to Rome. : ITER
31. Light-Horse Harry. : LEE
32. Kind of rebec of India. : SAROD
34. American humorist. : ADE
35. Kind: comb. form : GEN
36. Spherical. : GLOBOSE
38. Bettor. : STAKER
40. Russian girl's name. : OLGA
41. Letter of the alphabet. : AITCH
43. Prayer beads. : ROSARY
45. Dismounted. : ALIT
46. 16th century card game. : GLEEK
47. Layer of entrapping devices. : SNARER
49. Beak of a tortoise. : NEB
50. Turkish drink of fermented milk. : AIRAN
52. Like long unbound hair. : TRESSY
53. Axis country. : ITALY
55. The British lion's den. : LONDON
57. Malaysian gentleman's title. : TUAN
58. Mystic trance. : AMENTIA
61. Having a conspicuous nose. : BEAKY
62. Celebrated Tokyo bomber. : DOOLITTLE
67. Legal right to hold early English court : SOC
68. More unusual : ODDER
70. "To thine own ___ be true."—Hamlet. : SELF
72. Arabian State and gulf. : OMAN
73. Melt. : RUN
74. Puts into alignment. : TRUES
76. Driven away from home. : EXILED
78. Malay gibbon. : LAR
80. Revolving. : GYRING
82. Military opposite of van. : REAR
83. Turkish decrees. : IRADES
84. The Spanish jasmine of India. : MALATI
86. Three-banded armadillo. : APAR
87. A version of the Book of Ezra. : ESDRAS
89. Soldiers, sailors and Marines. : MEN
90. Imaginative comparison. : SIMILE
91. Odd job. : CHORE
92. Negro tribe in the Cameroons. : ABO
93. Pintail duck. : SMEE
95. Victim of first fratricide. : ABEL
97. Clothes drying frame. : AIRER
99. DNB report. : LIE
100. Toadeaters. : MYRMIDONS
103. Native Japs. : AINUS
105. Lizardlike reptile. : SAURIAN
107. Ram-headed deity of Egypt. : AMON
108. Nazi armor. : PANZER
110. Plaster of paris. : GESSO
111. Islamite. : MOSLEM
114. Mourning song. : DIRGE
115. "O Sleep, thou ___ of death."—Shakespeare. : APE
117. Typical blond Finn. : TAVAST
121. Of the planet Mars. : AREAN
122. Foreshow. : BODE
123. Hung, as telephone wire. : STRUNG
126. Unit of Dutch East Indies measure. : DEPOH
127. Rattanlike. : CANY
128. Malay dagger with serpentine blade. : CREESE
130. Backtrack. : RETRACE
132. "Flowers of all ___."—Milton. : HUE
133. Lunched. : ATE
134. To gather skirts by parallel runnings. : SHIRR
135. Medieval type of lyric poem. : LAI
137. British Foreign Minister's nickname. : TONY
138. Rabbitlike South American rodent. : PACA
139. Intolerant. : BIGOTED
141. "Dadou sumpathickny Amerikanets." : WILLKIE
144. Aridity. : DROUGHT
146. Loud sound. : ROARING
147. Religious recluse. : EREMITE
148. Precipitator. : HURRIER
149. Amplify or exaggerate. : ENLARGE
150. Holy Indian city. : BENARES
151. Sequester. : ISOLATE
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1. White grapes. : MALAGAS
2. Position of Egyptian battlefront. : ALAMEIN
3. Minute particles. : RAMENTA
4. Sacred Egyptian wading bird. : IBIS
5. Dwarf: comb. form. : NAN
6. Color bleu Louise. : EMAIL
7. Tailor. : SARTOR
8. Cane or beet sugar. : SUCROSE
9. Basic source of priority metal. : ORE
10. Soothing agent. : LULLER
11. Pointed arch. : OGEE
12. Goddesses of poetry. : MUSES
13. Crude reed pipe. : OAT
14. British protectorate in Southwest Africa. : NYASALAND
15. Turkish inn. : IMARET
16. Taste and odor. : SAVOR
17. Treated with lixivium. : LYED
18. Barley bristle. : AWN
19. Town in Arizona. : NOGALES
20. Excavators. : DREDGES
21. Variable or mixed. : STREAKY
30. Prized tropical wood. : EBONY
33. "A joy ___ to rapture."—Cowper. : AKIN
36. Restricted quarters. : GHETTOS
37. Valuable furbearer. : SABLE
39. Cocoroot. : TARO
40. Fragrant. : OLENT
42. Kind of heavy silk. : CRIN
44. Pulled strongly. : YANKED
46. Abounding in cereal grass. : GRAINY
48. Commando-Ranger excursion. : RAID
51. Pastoral poem. : IDYL
52. Vital Allied base in Solomons. : TULAGI
54. Stevedore. : LADER
56. Filling stations for camels. : OASES
57. Tailor who looked at Godiva. : TOM
58. In line with the current. : ASTREAM
59. Port, Allied base on Papuan coast. : MORESBY
60. Good neighbor. : ECUADOR
61. Newly espoused woman. : BRIDE
63. An arrow poison. : OORALI
64. Oil city at terminus of Syrian pipe line. : TRIPOLI
65. The satinpod. : LUNARIA
66. To make verdant. : ENGREEN
69. Investigation. : EXAMEN
71. An illusory pretext. : FLAM
75. "Do they not ___ that devise evil?"—Proverbs. : ERR
77. 3,000-mile river to Nordenskjold Sea. : LENA
79. What Hitler is to Schickelgruber. : ALIAS
81. Short gridiron cheer. : RAH
83. The realm of unsound doctrine. : ISMDOM
84. New Guinea Bay taken by Allies. : MILNE
85. Unverbose. : TERSE
88. Bananalike fruit. : ASIMEN
90. Takes by force. : SEIZES
91. Zealous drive against evil. : CRUSADE
94. Geological time division. : EON
96. Explosive sound. : BANG
98. One of the theatres of war. : EAST
101. States formerly under British protection. : MALAY
102. Cover with network of fine lines. : SPIDERWEB
104. Another name for 63 Down. : URARE
106. Stroll. : ROVE
109. Aphrodite's lover. : ARES
110. The elder statesmen of Japan. : GENRO
111. Gruesome. : MACABRE
112. Anniversary speech. : ORATION
113. River in Western Africa, 1,050 miles to Atlantic. : SENEGAL
114. Worker. : DOER
116. Military leggings. : PUTTEES
118. Inability to swallow. : APHAGIA
119. Dish of small stewed fish. : SOUCHET
120. Playhouse. : THEATRE
122. Military pontoon structure. : BRIDGE
124. Candlestick used by bishops. : TRIKIR
125. Indian leader. : GANDHI
128. Chinese reed instrument. : CHENG
129. Cloth measures. : ELLEN
131. King of Persia, 529 B. C. : CYRUS
134. "___ not questions of jurisdiction."—Bacon. : STIR
136. Crimean river. : ALMA
138. Backstitch. : PURL
140. Mouths. : ORA
142. Choler. : IRE
143. Suffix denoting adherent of. : ITE
145. Spanish gold. : ORO

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 100 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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