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New York Times, Sunday, October 20, 1946

Author: W. W. Webster
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 647 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 47
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 245
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1. Department of political science. : CIVICS
7. Division of Roman Italy. : VENETIA
14. Importance. : BIGNESS
21. Czechoslovakian Foreign Minister. : MASARYK
22. Candidate for U. N. membership. : ICELAND
23. Along the way. : ENROUTE
24. Method of ending a filibuster. : CLOTURE
25. Russian Ambassador to U. S. : NOVIKOV
26. Unit of energy based on distance and weight. : FOOTTON
27. ___ desperandum. : NIL
28. Invalid. : NULL
30. Brood of pheasants. : NIDE
31. Manacles. : IRONS
33. Very: Comb. form. : ERI
34. Tree with very poisonous sap. : UPAS
36. Prickly. : SPINOSE
38. Japanese Crown Prince. : TSUGU
39. Con ___: Music. : BRIO
40. Heads: French. : TETES
42. Check. : STEM
43. Son of Zeus. : ARES
44. Yawner. : GAPER
45. Post-war problem. : TREATY
47. Ex-movie czar. : HAYS
49. Nonsharing. : PORTIONLESS
52. Nazi sentenced at Nuremberg. : RAEDER
54. Laments. : WAILS
56. Silver coin of Persia. : RIAL
57. Greek letter. : PSI
60. Species of E. Indian cattle. : GAUR
61. ___ code. : PENAL
62. Encompass. : BELT
63. Footlike part. : PES
66. Commissioned officers formerly privates: Colloq. : RANKERS
68. Fortification. : REDAN
69. Aging. : SENESCENT
71. Church officer. : ELDER
72. Nazi sentenced at Nuremberg. : KEITEL
74. Control. : STEER
75. Architectural pier. : ANTA
76. Matches. : PAIRS
77. Catapult. : SLINGSHOT
79. Extreme point in celestial orbit. : APSIS
80. Mohammedan call to prayer. : AZAN
81. Item of value. : ASSET
83. Glide away. : ELAPSE
85. Grinds. : GRITS
86. Pillaged. : RANSACKED
88. Out of the way. : ASIDE
89. System of printing invented 1829. : BRAILLE
91. Significant date. : ERA
92. Fleece: Slang. : SKIN
93. Organic compound. : AMINE
94. Fixed time. : HOUR
95. Yet: Contraction. : EEN
96. Pst! : AHEM
97. Remiss. : SLACK
98. Chairman of Civil Aeronautics Board. : LANDIS
100. U. S. Ambassador to Argentina. : MESSERSMITH
104. Merganser. : SMEW
106. Chairman of Federal Reserve Board. : ECCLES
110. Fragrant wood. : ALOES
111. Son of Seth. : ENOS
112. Part of U. S. : EAST
114. ___ Cloud. : SAINT
115. Large saxhorn. : TUBA
116. Rugged rocks. : CRAGS
118. Embarrasses. : HINDERS
121. Garb associated with an office. : TOGA
122. Contributor to service morale. : USO
123. Commodities. : GOODS
124. Mineral rock: Comb. form. : LITE
125. Roster. : ROTA
127. Young insect. : NIT
128. Method of sculpture. : RILIEVO
130. Including everything. : OVERALL
133. Light rifle. : CARBINE
135. Turned outward. : EVERTED
136. Queen of Serbia (1859–1941). : NATALIE
137. Assumed monikers. : ALIASES
138. Take away: Law. : DEVESTS
139. Russian delegate in Security Council. : GROMYKO
140. Provinces. : REALMS
1. Measuring instrument. : CALIPER
2. Sequester. : ISOLATE
3. Large tub. : VAT
4. Town in Spain. : IRUN
5. ___ McCormick, reaper inventor. : CYRUS
6. Steel strips for making tubes. : SKELPS
7. ___ ordinaire. : VIN
8. What OES helps to guide. : ECONOMY
9. One of the Leeward Islands. : NEVIS
10. Ignore. : ELIDE
11. Winnings. : TAKE
12. Daughter of Cadmus. : INO
13. Counselors. : ADVISERS
14. Obscure. : BEFOG
15. President of Turkey. : INONU
16. Large: French. : GROS
17. Negation. : NOT
18. Muse of music. : EUTERPE
19. Fibs: Colloq. : STORIES
20. Those longer in office. : SENIORS
21. U. S. Ambassador to Philippine Republic. : MCNUTT
29. More pliant. : LITHER
32. Red-yellow. : RUST
35. Make callous. : SEAR
37. Intimate. : NEAR
38. Sing jovially. : TROLL
39. Senator from Minnesota. : BALL
41. Coach horses. : STAGERS
43. Of bees. : APIAN
44. Dipterous pests. : GNATS
46. ___ book. : YEAR
48. Candidate for U. N. membership. : SWEDEN
50. Goddess of peace. : IRENE
51. Can for lubricating. : OILER
53. Gloom. : DUSK
55. Producing insensibility to pain. : ANALGESIC
57. Provide. : PREPARE
58. Premier of Portugal. : SALAZAR
59. Gov. Gates' State. : INDIANA
61. ___ jury. : PETIT
62. Edible roots. : BEETS
63. Pendent. : PENSILE
64. Style. : ENTITLE
65. Republican anti-isolationist. : STASSEN
67. Celtic foot soldiers. : KERNS
68. Vexed: Colloq. : RILED
69. Excavation for removal of ore. : STOPE
70. Island in Bay of Naples. : CAPRI
73. City in British zone of Germany. : ESSEN
74. Nuance. : SHADE
78. Lurks. : SLINKS
79. Fungi including the mushrooms. : AGARICS
81. Achille van ___, Belgian political leader. : ACKER
82. Reads superficially. : SKIMS
84. Black: Poet. : EBON
87. Ruins. : ASHES
88. Maidservants in the Orient. : AMAHS
90. Makeshift. : RUDE
93. Vocal parts. : ALTOS
94. Large rope for towing ship. : HAWSER
96. On the main. : ASEA
97. Having monotonous rhythm. : SINGSONG
98. Induce. : LEAD
99. Away! : SCAT
100. Completed. : MATURED
101. Baffling. : ELUSIVE
102. Assistant Secretary General of U. N. : SOBOLEV
103. Dewey's opponent for governorship. : MEAD
105. Emperor of Ethiopia (1889–1913). : MENELIK
107. Social idolization. : LIONISM
108. Mechanical tools. : ENGINES
109. Natures. : STATES
113. Surgical stylet. : TROCAR
116. Long for. : COVET
117. Quarter acres. : ROODS
118. King of Tyre, aided Solomon in building temple. : HIRAM
119. Paris topic. : ITALY
120. Commonplace. : STALE
123. Annoys: Colloq. : GETS
124. Mother of Apollo. : LETO
126. Pons specialty. : ARIA
129. Choler. : IRE
131. The spice of life: Abbr. : VAR
132. Dodgers' manager. : LEO
134. Formal dance: Fr. : BAL

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 40 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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