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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, November 5, 1944

Author: Elizabeth Patterson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 641 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 76 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 143
Across Down
1. Liberated European port. : ANTWERP
8. Battle town near Caen. : FALAISE
15. North Holland capital. : HAARLEM
22. Capital, Michoacan state, Mexico. : MORELIA
23. Liberated city, S. France. : AVIGNON
24. Island S. of Ceram. : AMBOINA
25. Animal outcry. : BRAYING
26. Treaty port, Kwangsi capital. : NANNING
27. Garden tools. : WEEDERS
28. Twenty-year sleeper. : RIP
29. Liberated capital of Guam. : AGANA
31. ___ Plaines River, Wisconsin. : DES
32. Let up. : EASED
34. Sum up. : TOT
35. Wood sorrels. : OCAS
37. Scythe handle. : SNATH
39. Unkind gossip. : SLANDER
41. Underground. : TUBE
42. Early morn. : SUNUP
44. Present Vatican head. : PIUS
46. Work in Old Norse. : EDDA
47. City known as “Key to England.” : DOVER
48. ___ Zola. : EMILE
49. Greek geometric genius. : EUCLID
51. Heraldic green. : VERT
53. Hampton ___, Chesapeake Bay. : ROADS
54. Italian nickel. : LIRA
56. Delighter-in. : SAVORER
58. McKinley’s Secretary of War, 1899. : ROOT
60. Saucy person. : MALAPERT
64. British crown colony, Arabia. : ADEN
65. Liberated town on Aisne River. : SOISSONS
69. Arabian garment. : ABA
70. Interweave. : INLACE
73. Superlative suffix. : EST
74. Bohemian religious reformer (1369–1415). : HUSS
75. Low creature. : RAT
76. Canton where Locarno is. : TICINO
78. The summer flounder. : PLAICE
80. Boatswain’s whistle. : PIPE
81. Province in N. Luzon. : ABRA
82. Lengthwise of. : ALONG
83. On far side of a European mountain group. : TRANSALPINE
85. Eddy. : SWIRL
86. Famous English Quaker. : PENN
87. Projecting part of hill. : BROW
88. Ancient dagger. : ANLACE
89. Brain-affecting. : MENTAL
90. Cuckoo. : ANI
91. 600-mi. Manchurian river. : LIAO
92. Honest ___. : ABE
93. Frémont’s guide, 1842. : CARSON
95. Nibbled. : ATE
96. Countries of S. W. Asia. : NEAREAST
98. Mexican dollar. : PESO
100. Formed into stacks for hay: Eng. : STADDLED
102. Jumble. : HASH
103. Strait between Celebes and Halmahera. : MOLUCCA
106. ___ Ben Adhem, poem by Hunt. : ABOU
107. Island W. of Turkey. : SAMOS
110. Period of time. : YEAR
112. Fireman. : STOKER
114. Genus of cats. : FELIS
118. Beldame. : CRONE
119. Sunbow. : IRIS
121. Noachian vessels. : ARKS
122. Part of battle line. : FRONT
123. Underdone. : RARE
124. Minutely grooved. : STRIATE
127. Where Nairobi is. : KENYA
130. Yellow variety of the ide. : ORFE
131. Swedish name for Turku. : ABO
132. Coeducational college in Kentucky. : BEREA
133. Doctrine. : ISM
135. Fiddlers’ favorites. : REELS
137. ___ Maclaren, Scottish novelist. : IAN
138. City on the Arkansas. : WICHITA
140. Vacation between court sessions. : NONTERM
143. Sustenance. : ALIMENT
145. Bundles of muscular fibers. : LACERTI
146. French colony, North Africa. : ALGERIA
147. Italian naval base. : TARANTO
148. Highest mountain in Wales. : SNOWDON
149. Meeting. : SESSION
150. Home, during air raids. : SHELTER
1. Channel across Sandy Hook. : AMBROSE
2. Modern Lower Austria. : NORICUM
3. Seaport city of Sicily. : TRAPANI
4. 40 bushels, in Scotland. : WEY
5. Essayist. : ELIA
6. Circlets. : RINGS
7. Small isle N. of Saipan. : PAGAN
8. Followers of Nazism, Fascism, etc. : FANATICS
9. Humming bird. : AVA
10. Swedish singer. : LIND
11. “The Eve of St. ___,” poem by Keats. : AGNES
12. Form into isolated section. : INISLE
13. The Prodigal ___. : SON
14. Call forth. : ENGENDER
15. Distance forward from bow to anchor. : HAWSE
16. Mohammedan title. : AMEER
17. Sleeping. : ABED
18. Pistol: Slang. : ROD
19. Lithuania. : LIETUVA
20. Invested. : ENROBED
21. Edgar Lee ___. : MASTERS
30. The deerlet. : NAPU
33. 6th Jewish month. : ADAR
36. Roman dictator. : SULLA
38. Native Hawaiian dance. : HULA
40. Period preceding Christmas. : ADVENT
41. Short blasts. : TOOTS
43. Capital of Hopeh province : PEIPING
45. Supreme Hindu deity. : SIVA
47. Scoria. : DROSS
49. Noble. : EARL
50. Twelve-island group in Aegean: Var. : DODECANESUS
52. Company. : TROUPE
55. City on the Truckee. : RENO
57. Dispose of again. : RESELL
59. French-Belgian river. : OISE
60. Cape at S. point of Peloponnesus. : MATAPAN
61. City W. of Fort Worth. : ABILENE
62. Ancient Greek country. : LACONIA
63. Underground plant growth. : TAPROOT
65. Fresh-water fishes. : SHINERS
66. Of a planet’s path. : ORBITAL
67. Give an account. : NARRATE
68. Unable to move. : STALLED
71. Scratch. : CLAW
72. To lamb. : EAN
77. Tabard ___. : INN
79. Island in the Solomons. : ISABEL
80. Size of type. : PICA
81. Slender bristle. : AWN
83. Worthless. : TRASHY
84. Moccasin. : PAC
85. Farewell party. : SENDOFF
87. Diagonal line. : BIAS
89. Biblical country, home of Ruth. : MOAB
91. Legal contract. : LEASE
92. Figure of speech, denoting doubt. : APORIA
94. Destiny. : STAR
97. Swiss-French river. : RHONE
99. Eight: Prefix. : OCTA
101. Spanish river, 485 mi. to Atlantic: Sp. : DUERO
103. Saipan, Tinian, Guam, etc. : MARIANAS
104. Irish city on Lee River. : CORK
105. City of Besserabia, now Cetatea Alba. : AKKERMAN
107. Hieroglyphics. : SCRAWLS
108. Native of Oman. : ARABIAN
109. Where Fez is. : MOROCCO
111. Where the Foyle flows. : EIRE
113. Thrall. : ESNE
115. Seaport in Brittany. : LORIENT
116. Spanish or Portuguese princely title. : INFANTE
117. Herald in the Iliad. : STENTOR
120. Incites. : STINGS
124. Bout. : SETTO
125. Mr. Tutt’s creator. : TRAIN
126. Colorado park, Rocky Mts. : ESTES
128. Founder of Abbey Theatre. : YEATS
129. Mohammedan deity. : ALLAH
132. Shooting target. : BIRD
134. New Zealand war club. : MERI
136. Address to king. : SIRE
139. Shape roughly. : HEW
141. ___ Bull. : OLE
142. Vargas’s capital: Colloq. : RIO
144. Badly: Comb. form. : MAL

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 66 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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