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HINTS FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, November 7, 1943

Author:
Zelma Masters
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 628 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 166, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 84
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 91
Across
1. Coast along southwest tip of India. : MALABAR
8. Holder. : SAFE
12. Where Massacre Bay is. : ATTU
16. Recaptured city between Kiev and Smolensk. : GOMEL
21. Ignorant. : UNAWARE
22. Winged child. : AMOR
23. Brownish horse. : ROAN
24. Unaccompanied. : ALONE
25. Currents. : STREAMS
26. Momson ___. : LUNG
27. Where Patton landed, Nov. 11, 1942. : CASABLANCA
29. Bushy clump. : TOD
30. British Minister of Production. : LYTTELTON
33. Minute channel. : STRIA
34. Wine cask. : TUN
35. Indigo. : ANIL
37. Vital native metals. : ORES
38. In the month preceding the present. : ULTIMO
40. Old World lizard. : SEPS
41. Climbing fern. : NITO
42. Move aside. : SHUNT
44. Gradual outflow. : DRAIN
45. Accordingly. : THEN
47. Proceeds. : GOES
48. "Partisan" general in Yugoslavia. : TITO
49. Demolishing. : RASING
50. Betel palm. : ARECA
53. Ringlet. : TRESS
55. Uncovering. : BARING
56. Target for ___. : TONIGHT
58. Coordinator of government films. : MELLETT
61. Grumble. : REPINE
62. Axis-occupied nation. : BULGARIA
63. Side-steps. : AVOIDS
64. Piercing. : BORING
65. Disposed of. : SOLD
66. Things taken collectively. : LOTS
67. Circular. : ROUND
68. Malayan fan palm. : GEBANG
69. Waxed straw used in trimmings. : STRASS
71. Small anchor. : KEDGE
72. Mountain crest. : ARETE
73. Chinese weight, tael. : LIANG
74. Missouri bushwhacker. : PAPAW
79. Essence. : NATURE
81. Commune in Napoli province. : POMPEI
82. Make reparation. : ATONE
83. Carpenter's tools. : SAWS
87. German general. : LIST
88. Paid dancing partner. : GIGOLO
89. Sacrosanct. : SACRED
90. ___ Bay, anchorage at Angola, W. Africa. : ELEPHANT
92. U. S. soldier, first on Attu. : MARINE
93. English actor and playwright: 1803–1878. : MATHEWS
94. Coiling. : ROLLING
95. Official residence of a sovereign. : PALACE
96. European evergreen shrub. : FURZE
97. Slander. : BELIE
98. Length measures, 18 inches. : CUBITS
99. City on the Arno. : PISA
100. Crust. : SCAB
104. ___-China. : INDO
106. Anoint. : ANELE
107. Wet ground. : MARSH
108. Killer whale. : ORCA
109. Champion boxer in uniform. : GENE
111. Cloak. : MANTLE
113. Taunt. : MOCK
114. Rare gas. : NEON
115. Unit of work. : ERG
116. West Indies island, capital Port-au-Prince. : HAITI
117. Self-centered. : EGOTISTIC
122. Massachusetts cape. : ANN
123. Fixed. : MOTIONLESS
126. Fixed star in Pegasi. : ENIF
127. Genus of sea anemones. : ADAMSIA
129. Scents. : ODORS
130. Bristle. : SETA
131. Son of Jacob: Bib. : LEVI
132. German-held sub base between Brest and St. Nazaire. : LORIENT
133. Doctrine. : TENET
134. Handle. : ANSA
135. Fish sauce. : ALEC
136. Castes. : CLASSES
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1. North American P-51 single-seat fighter, used at Dieppe. : MUSTANG
2. ___ Carmona, President of Portugal. : ANTONIO
3. Figure stone, carved by Chinese. : LARDITE
4. Fear. : AWE
5. Ancient Semitic deity. : BAAL
6. Forces. : ARMY
7. Balance. : REST
8. Target for Sept. 23, 1943. : SALERNO
9. Charm. : AMULET
10. Assortments of type in printing. : FONTS
11. Therefore. : ERGO
12. Part of circle. : ARC
13. Parching by heat. : TOASTING
14. Sampling. : TASTING
15. Deprive of weapons. : UNARM
16. Festive. : GALA
17. Norse name. : OLA
18. Where Mikhailovitch's headquarters are. : MONTENEGRO
19. Place in a small bowl. : ENCUP
20. Inclines. : LEANS
28. French philosopher (1774–1862). : BIOT
31. Horse race tipsters. : TOUTS
32. Profession of the A. N. C. : NURSING
36. Thing mislaid. : LOSTLING
39. French statesman (1767–1835). : LAINE
40. Horse opera. : SERIAL
42. Allows to remain, in printing. : STETS
43. Exclamation to attract attention. : HIST
44. Challenging. : DARING
46. Pend. : HANG
49. Spoliation. : RAPINE
51. Memo of a small debt: India. : CHIT
52. Luzon savages. : ATAS
54. Flush. : REDDEN
55. Reprove. : BERATE
56. Capital of British Solomon Islands. : TULAGI
57. Aged persons. : OLDS
58. His symbol is the lion. : MARK
59. Bacchanals' cry. : EVOE
60. Boisterous. : LOUD
61. Ousted head of Martinique. : ROBERT
62. Where Sarawak is. : BORNEO
64. Cover with rust. : BERUST
65. Raw material. : STAPLE
68. Lock tumbler opening. : GATING
69. French actress in Hollywood. : SIMONE
70. Commander of Northwest African Air Forces. : SPAATZ
73. Treatise on reasoning. : LOGICS
75. U. S. diplomat at Chungking. : ATCHESON
76. Gaze intently. : PORE
77. Afresh. : ANEW
78. Espouses. : WEDS
80. Man's name. : ALAN
81. Corsair. : PIRATE
83. Guerrilla fighter. : SERB
84. Drug-yielding plant. : ALOE
85. British bomber plane. : WELLINGTON
86. Wood strip used in building. : SPLINE
88. Sea through which Jordan River flows. : GALILEE
89. Abraham's wife: Bib. : SARAH
91. Ran. : HIED
92. Girl's name. : MABEL
93. Disarrange. : MUSS
95. Boaters on the Thames. : PUNTISTS
96. Smart strokes. : FIRKS
98. Post Exchange. : CANTEEN
99. Allied-Japanese naval arena. : PACIFIC
101. Wrinkles. : CREASES
102. Colorless amorphous alkaloid. : ACONINE
103. Yugoslav provinces: Var. : BANNATS
105. Gulf of ___, arm of Arabian Sea. : OMAN
107. Stimulus. : MOTIVE
109. Anglo-Saxon court. : GEMOT
110. Eat away. : ERODE
112. ___ Craig, island at mouth of Firth of Clyde. : AILSA
113. Metal resembling nickel. : MONEL
116. Multitude. : HOST
118. Where Yanks landed July 12, 1943. : GELA
119. Soft mineral. : TALC
120. Image. : IDOL
121. Girl's name, meaning dear one. : CARA
124. Wrath. : IRE
125. Ancient Arabian measure. : SAA
128. Wrong: Prefix. : MIS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 72 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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