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New York Times, Sunday, November 29, 1942

Author: Willard N. Jordan
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 107
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 42
Across Down
1. Disputed island group. : SOLOMON
8. They helped open our newest front. : RANGERS
15. World's largest naval arena. : PACIFIC
22. Strategic seaport in North Africa. : TRIPOLI
23. Tailless. : ACAUDAL
24. Allied nation. : AMERICA
25. Situation of hopeless doom. : RATTRAP
26. Town on Guadalcanal coast. : BERANDE
27. Swiss warbler. : YODELER
28. Had lunch. : ATE
29. Negroes of Western Nigeria. : NUPES
31. Seraglio chamber. : ODA
32. Official of Roman public works. : EDILE
34. Rhodesian Bantu language. : ILA
35. Moved with haste. : TORE
37. Disciple. : SON
38. Hawaiian intoxicant made from pepper. : AVA
39. "Do they so want peace . . . that they've lost their ___?"—Page. : SPINE
40. Secular. : LAIC
41. Russia's "Great Divide." : URALS
43. Regular. : NORMAL
45. Ringing sound. : PING
46. Chief town of Baranof Island. : SITKA
47. Forestlike or wooded. : SYLVAN
49. Prosecute. : SUE
50. Proofreader's mark. : CARET
52. Dogfights. : MELEES
53. In unbalanced state. : ALOP
55. Complaining person. : GROANER
57. Small medicine bottle. : VIAL
58. Performers of feats for showoff. : STUNTERS
62. French river, tributary of the Seine : YONNE
63. Cushion. : PAP
64. Make designs by corrosive agency. : ETCH
68. Vessel. : ARK
69. Buffets. : SLAPS
71. Jap's New Guinea base. : LAE
72. Shanks. : CRURA
74. Gen. ___ Eaker. : IRA
75. Nocturnal lemur. : LORI
77. Artistic or ingenious. : DAEDAL
79. Pasty food made from cocoroot. : POI
80. Mangle. : IRONER
82. Russia's Far Eastern stronghold. : VLADIVOSTOK
85. Chief of the Commandos. : MOUNTBATTEN
87. Genus of marsh herbs. : ALISMA
88. Japanese family badge. : MON
89. "No bandit ___, no tyrant mad with pride."—Pope. : FIERCE
90. Triangular-shaped stamp of Good Hope Colony. : CAPE
91. Military officer: abbr. : GEN
92. Without embellishment. : PLAIN
94. Samovar. : URN
95. An opinion held as true. : TENET
98. Uncivilized Brazilian Indians. : GES
99. Britain's Foreign Minister. : EDEN
101. Sealing wax ingredient. : LAC
102. Pasture land. : GRASS
104. Nonworkers. : STRIKERS
106. Russian city in Black Earth area. : OREL
108. Eccentric turn or vagary. : CRANKUM
110. Fruit dots. : SORI
111. Chief seaport of West India. : BOMBAY
114. Free mailing privilege. : FRANK
115. Prospective Boy Scout. : CUB
117. Pretender. : SEEMER
121. Object of FBI scrutiny. : ALIEN
122. Coaster. : SLED
123. Worked at husbandry. : FARMED
126. A cubic meter. : STERE
127. Money drawer. : TILL
128. Postpone or forsake. : WAIVE
129. "Books can never teach the ___ of books."—Bacon. : USE
130. Lower edge of a mine dump. : TOE
132. The enemy of freedom-loving people. : AXIS
133. Farewell! : AVE
134. Britain's mid-Mediterranean "Gibraltar." : MALTA
135. Organized branch of national defense. : ARM
136. Rapacious person. : HARPY
138. Daughter of Cadmus. : INO
139. An overwhelming flood. : NIAGARA
141. Undergo sudden change. : SALTATE
144. Body of men acting in advisory capacity. : COUNCIL
146. Betrothed. : ENGAGED
147. Country between Vladivostok and Urals. : SIBERIA
148. Move or incite to action. : ACTUATE
149. Sibyl. : SEERESS
150. Birthstone for May. : EMERALD
151. Kept clear of. : SHUNNED
1. Low, widespreading cloud. : STRATUS
2. Art of public speaking. : ORATORY
3. Matter-of-fact. : LITERAL
4. Make a choice of citizenship. : OPT
5. Part of the day. : MORN
6. Tenth-century king of Norway. : OLAUS
7. Formerly, Honshu Island. : NIPPON
8. Mortar mixing beaters. : RABS
9. Air hero. : ACE
10. Estonian river emptying into Gulf of Finland. : NAROVA
11. Island, scene of American offensive. : GUADALCANAL
12. Miss Millay. : EDNA
13. Afraid in Scotland. : RAD
14. More unwakeful. : SLEEPIER
15. Profitable. : PAYING
16. Soap plant. : AMOLE
17. "The people must ___ some of their natural rights."—Jay. : CEDE
18. Madden. : IRE
19. Adopt or ally. : FILIATE
20. Resembling frozen water. : ICELIKE
21. Capital of Venezuela. : CARACAS
30. Son of Seth. : ENOS
33. A lasting impression. : DINT
36. Granite porphyry. : ELVAN
38. British Secretary of State for India. : AMERY
39. Period of inebriation. : SPREE
40. French industrial city. : LILLE
42. Sodium chlorides. : SALTS
44. Lap robe. : RUG
46. The drink. : SEA
48. Christmas carol. : NOEL
51. Henry VIII cut her dead in public. : ANNE
52. Central vein of leaves. : MIPRIB
54. Fashionable boulevard in Madrid. : PRADO
56. East Indian river freight boat. : OOLAK
57. Sixth Hebrew letter. : VAU
58. Work now being done on Normandie. : SALVAGE
59. Spoke rapidly. : TROLLED
60. Region of Little Russia. : UKRAINE
61. Excitable. : SPASMIC
63. Noblemen. : PRINCES
65. Coloration. : TINTAGE
66. Climbing iron. : CREEPER
67. Dobbin's working gear. : HARNESS
70. Famous English naturalist. : SETON
72. "Guilt and misery . . . ___ privacy and solitude."—De Quincey. : COURT
73. Parrot. : ARA
76. Hypothetical structural units. : IDS
78. Red river. : DON
79. John Allan's protégé. : POE
81. Officers' Training Corps: abbr. : OTC
83. Rogue. : IMP
84. Forge associated with Washington. : VALLEY
85. Capital of White Russia. : MINSK
86. Portable substitutes for hotels. : TENTS
89. Member of U. S. Supreme Court. : FRANKFURTER
93. Indian mulberry. : AAL
94. Monitor lizard. : URAN
96. Figure of Cupid. : EROS
97. Rationed items keeping our mechanized forces rolling. : TIRES
100. Swedish chemist and inventor (1833–1896). : NOBEL
102. Relative position or standing. : GRADE
103. Ecuadorian gold coin. : SUCRE
105. Chief harbor of Solomons. : KIETA
107. Hank of twine. : RAN
108. Glacial fissure. : CREVASSE
109. "The citizens are ___, and speak not a word."—Shakespeare. : MUM
111. Island group north of Luzon. : BATANES
112. Chrysolite. : OLIVINE
113. Distance left in your old auto tires. : MILEAGE
114. Rove on the wing. : FLIT
116. Letter written by Plato. : BETA
118. Native of an Allied nation. : MEXICAN
119. Emerald-green basic copper arsenate. : ERINITE
120. Having new shoe bottoms. : RESOLED
122. Cold vegetable dishes. : SALADS
124. Capital of Eritrea. : ASMARA
125. Shepherdess in "Winter's Tale." : DORCAS
128. Merchandise. : WARES
131. Fixed time. : EPOCH
134. Necromancer. : MAGE
135. Old Roman tablet for posting lists. : ALBE
136. "Men who had lost both ___ and heart."—Macaulay. : HEAD
137. Peruvian partridge. : YUTU
140. Longnose. : GAR
142. The line of sighting. : AIM
143. Sesame. : TIL
145. Breed of pigeons. : NUN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 100 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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