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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, October 8, 1944

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 633 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 170, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 70
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 139
Across Down
1. City on the Tigris. : BAGDAD
7. Vault. : LEAP
11. City on the Dnieper. : KIEV
15. Allied air base, Italy. : FOGGIA
21. Festung ___. : EUROPA
22. River dividing Caen. : ORNE
23. Wings. : ALAE
24. Full-rigged. : ATAUNT
25. Draughtsman. : DRAWER
26. Capital of Latvia. : RIGA
27. Without kindred. : LORN
28. River of S. India. : KISTNA
29. Danish weight. : LOD
30. Race course official. : STARTER
32. Producing motion. : KINETIC
34. “___ o’ Shanter.” : TAM
35. Native of Yemen. : ARAB
37. Shining. : STARRY
38. Measure of capacity. : LITER
39. Greek letter. : BETA
40. Lake near Stockholm. : MALAR
42. Insignia of English schools. : TIES
43. Youth beloved by Venus. : ADONIS
45. Air-raid warner. : SIREN
46. Gov. Ford’s capital. : HELENA
48. Away from. : FRO
49. Infer. : GATHER
51. Uneasy occupants of Davao. : JAPANESE
54. Gum resin. : ELEMI
56. Time of the new moon. : NEOMENIA
60. Formerly, the diamond. : ADAMANT
61. Running second: Horse racing. : PLACING
63. Home-town fans. : ROOTERS
64. Unoccupied. : VACANT
65. Allied commander in Italy. : ALEXANDER
67. Inventor of shorthand system (1813–97). : PITMAN
68. City in Iowa. : AMES
69. Mohammedan religion. : ISLAM
71. Land-grabber: Oklahoma. : SOONER
73. River joining Rhone at Lyon. : SAONE
74. He plays Dr. Gillespie. : LIONEL
76. Roman shield. : SCUTUM
78. Sac. : BURSA
83. Basked. : SUNNED
85. Gape: Rare. : HIATE
86. Verdi’s princess. : AIDA
90. Baltimore baseball player. : ORIOLE
92. Briefing before an air mission. : DETAILING
94. Roderick ___, by Smollett. : RANDOM
96. Mountains in S. China. : NANLING
98. Small tarred rope. : RATLINE
99. Philippine island. : MINDORO
100. Gathering. : GLEANING
102. Capital of Tibet. : LHASA
103. Upper Burma city. : MANDALAY
104. Tall trees. : CEDARS
106. Greek letter. : ETA
107. A cry of politicians. : REFORM
108. Ancient Greek name for Chinese. : SERES
111. Verdun plateau, scene of U. S. victories, 1918. : WOEVRE
113. Unwilling to listen. : DEAF
114. De Valera. : EAMON
118. Tools. : AXES
119. River flowing by Reims. : VESLE
120. City on French Riviera. : CANNES
122. City in W. Honshu. : NARA
123. Just a taste. : SIP
124. Ida Minerva ___, American author (1857–1944). : TARBELL
126. Man rebuked by Peter. : ANANIAS
128. Japanese coin. : RIN
129. ___ Wylie, American novelist (1887–1928). : ELINOR
131. Malicious grudging. : ENVY
132. Chills and fever. : AGUE
133. Esophagus. : GULLET
135. Gracious. : BENIGN
136. Dyeing apparatus. : AGER
137. Bengal quinces. : BELS
138. “The lily maid.” : ELAINE
139. Russian seaport. : ODESSA
140. ___ Smith, radio star. : KATE
141. Branches of learning. : ARTS
142. Holy persons. : SAINTS
1. Incoherent uproar. : BEDLAM
2. City W. of Chicago. : AURORA
3. Of a degree in rank. : GRADAL
4. Dutch painter (1613–75). : DOW
5. Simians. : APES
6. Seams in dress-making. : DARTS
7. Cross on de Gaulle’s banner. : LORRAINE
8. Asmara is its capital. : ERITREA
9. City taken by Patton. : ANGERS
10. Man of the hour, 1909. : PEARY
11. Town in Rhine Province. : KALK
12. Province of S. Panay. : ILOILO
13. Acquiring by labor. : EARNING
14. Nationality of Tintoretto. : VENETIAN
15. Mohammedan ascetic. : FAKIR
16. Auricular. : OTIC
17. Poison ___. : GAS
18. Channel. : GUTTER
19. Inborn. : INNATE
20. Cossack commander. : ATAMAN
31. Certify. : ATTEST
33. Bed canopy. : TESTER
36. British islands N. E. of Cuba. : BAHAMAS
39. Priest’s cap. : BIRETTA
41. French Orientalist (1823–92). : RENAN
43. Betel nuts. : ARECAS
44. Half masks. : DOMINOS
45. River in Belgium and France. : SEMOIS
47. Legume. : LENTIL
48. Plant fiber. : FLAX
50. Finger ring. : HOOP
51. Japanese-occupied Dutch island. : JAVA
52. ___ Bede. : ADAM
53. Control of racing speed. : PACE
54. Pertaining to great natural forces. : ELEMENTAL
55. Vichy’s contribution to Asiatic co-prosperity. : INDOCHINA
57. Jules Verne’s captain. : NEMO
58. Where Teheran is. : IRAN
59. Lake in Sweden. : ASNE
61. Strategist. : PLANNER
62. Authentic. : GENUINE
65. Audibly. : ALOUD
66. Label again. : RETAG
70. Diminutive of Cecilia. : SIS
72. Wheel track. : RUT
75. Hypothetical neck of a Marine. : LEATHER
77. Breed of sheep. : MERINO
78. Ace from Poplar, Wisconsin. : BONG
79. Great river E. of Volga. : URAL
80. Russian hemp. : RINE
81. Consoles. : SOLACES
82. Dresses militarily. : ALINES
84. Enlarge. : DILATE
86. Key island group, Bay of Bengal. : ANDAMAN
87. Worshiped object. : IDOL
88. Wife of David Copperfield. : DORA
89. Treaty port in S. E. China. : AMOY
91. Wife of Geraint. : ENID
93. Wife of del Giocondo. : LISA
95. Clinton’s emissary to Benedict Arnold, 1780. : ANDRE
97. Rodent. : GNAWER
99. Italian author, 1675–1755. : MAFFEI
101. Cardinal bird. : GROSBEAK
103. Baseness. : MEANNESS
105. 780 mi. river in N. W. Mongolia. : SELENGA
107. Arrested French industrialist. : RENAULT
108. Bombed Japanese seaport. : SASEBO
109. Banished. : EXILED
110. Complain of. : REPINE
112. Silk fabric. : VELVET
113. Jeopardy. : DANGER
115. Big game fish. : MARLIN
116. The countries of Asia. : ORIENT
117. Freed city on the Loire. : NANTES
119. Bulgarian port on Black Sea. : VARNA
120. Building containing Black Stone of Mecca. : CAABA
121. The seven ___ of Greece. : SAGES
124. Clothes. : TOGS
125. Ancient Greek instrument. : LYRE
127. Island group off Celebes. : SULA
130. Yugoslav city threatened by Tito. : NIS
134. Mongol of Chin Hills, Burma. : LAI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 64 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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