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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, December 10, 1944

Author: L. K. Peters
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.70, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 73
L. K. Peters has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 148
Across Down
1. Italy's elder statesman. : CROCE
6. Key city N of Pripet Marshes. : MINSK
11. Strategic town near Cherkasy. : SMELA
16. Lithuanian capital on the Niemen. : KAUNAS
17. Capital of the Marianas. : GARAPAN
19. Town in Tuscany. : PELAGO
21. Normandy town near St. Lo. : PERIERS
22. Inspire. : ANIMATE
23. Descendant of Esau. : EDOMITE
25. Victim of SRO. : STANDEE
26. Girl's name. : LISETTE
27. Hearer. : AUDITOR
28. Lifted. : HOVE
29. Gum shoe. : SNEAKER
31. Scents. : ODORS
33. Nose: Comb. form. : NASO
34. Warnings. : ALERTS
36. The nearer. : THIS
37. Filled with fear. : AWED
38. Fort of felled trees. : ABATIS
40. Nationality of Lloyd George. : WELSH
41. Lament. : MOAN
42. Air-borne troop carrier. : GLIDER
44. American poetess (1856–1935). : REESE
45. 80 islands in Gulf of Bothnia. : ALAND
47. Courage. : GRIT
48. Italian painter (1575–1642). : RENI
50. Climbers. : SCALERS
53. Stabilize prices. : FREEZE
55. Eye-shades. : VISORS
59. Triangle of unequal sides. : SCALENE
60. Song of praise. : PAEAN
61. Rumor capital of Europe. : STOCKHOLM
64. Chamber: Spanish. : CAMARA
65. French Impressionist (1840–1926). : MONET
66. Porridge: Sp. Amer. : ATOLE
67. Mental image. : IDEA
68. Ibn Saud's subjects. : ARABS
69. Where Acadia National Park is. : MOUNTDESERT
71. Bronx cheerer. : BOOER
72. East mouth of the Amazon. : PARA
73. Tralee is its county seat. : KERRY
74. City of fine porcelains, Kyushu island. : IMARI
75. Once Russian part of U. S. : ALASKA
76. Loathe. : ABOMINATE
78. Misfortunes. : EVILS
79. Sweethearts: French. : AMANTES
80. Trapped. : SNARED
81. Member, Mormon secret band, about 1837. : DANITE
83. Backer. : SPONSOR
84. One of the Cyclades. : KEOS
86. Fathers. : DADS
87. Canteen. : FLASK
88. Unburnt brick. : ADOBE
92. Battleground near Verdun, World War I. : WOEVRE
94. Streetcar. : TRAM
95. Is in need of. : LACKS
100. Drinking vessels. : GOURDS
102. Self-governing. : FREE
103. Manner of walking. : GAIT
104. District, SW Assam, India. : SYLHET
105. Inner: Comb. form. : ENTO
106. Interpreter of Japan to Western World (1850–1904). : HEARN
108. Cabinet advisor. : CORDELL
110. Curse. : BANE
111. Dwells. : RESIDES
113. Where Oglethorpe University is. : ATLANTA
115. Town near Los Angeles. : LAVERNE
117. Grass runners: Bot. : STOLONS
118. D-day. : TUESDAY
119. Prevented. : AVERTED
120. Heavy tool. : SLEDGE
121. Debts. : ARREARS
122. Relented. : MELTED
123. Refuse. : DROSS
124. White House secretary. : EARLY
125. Zeal. : ARDOR
1. Turkish man-of-war. : CARAVEL
2. Ravagers. : RUINERS
3. United. : ONED
4. Embrace. : CARESS
5. City in path of British Second Army. : ESSEN
6. Pygmy. : MANIKIN
7. Fleurs-de-lis. : IRISES
8. Nominator. : NAMER
9. Young oyster. : SPAT
10. Coal city in Silesia. : KATTOWITZ
11. Pike. : SPEAR
12. Gorgon, killed by Perseus. : MEDUSA
13. Electric od. : ELOD
14. Layers. : LAMINAE
15. Excite. : AGITATE
16. Indigo derivative. : KETOLE
17. Symbol of purity. : GALAHAD
18. Required. : NEEDED
20. Mishearing of spoken sounds. : OTOSIS
21. Oh, fudge! : PSHAW
24. Appearing as if gnawed. : EROSE
30. Short jackets. : ETONS
32. River flowing past Stettin. : ODER
35. German silver coins. : THALERS
37. Foreigner. : ALIEN
39. Lively. : BRISK
41. ___ Island Navy Yard. : MARE
42. Rocky Mountains. : GREATDIVIDE
43. Mutiny. : REVOLT
46. River on which Yakutsk lies. : LENA
47. Salute. : GREET
49. City taken by General Patch. : NICE
50. Egyptian beetles. : SCARABS
51. Cape, N coast of Honduras. : CAMARON
52. Mighty U. S. battleship. : ALABAMA
53. Baby Snooks : FANNY
54. Ethereal salts. : ESTERS
56. The Wright brothers. : OHIOANS
57. Turkish port on Marmora sea: Greek sp. : RODOSTO
58. Glossier. : SLEEKER
59. ___ Flow. : SCAPA
60. Decanted. : POURED
62. Large moldings. : TORI
63. Town S central Turkey, Asia. : MARAS
65. Le ___ Homme, Hill 295, Verdun 1916. : MORT
66. On sale. : ASALE
69. Low land. : MEADOW
70. Exudes. : EMITS
71. Vacantly. : BLANKLY
73. Leg joint. : KNEE
75. Old Testament book. : AMOS
77. Vexed. : IRKED
78. Lake SW of Petsamo. : ENARE
79. Pulque town in Mexico. : APAM
82. Daring feat. : ADVENTURE
83. Designate. : SLATE
85. Divan. : SOFA
87. Week days : FRIDAYS
88. Maturing devices. : AGERS
89. Ukraine coal basin. : DONETS
90. Surpassed in selling. : OUTSOLD
91. Gridiron. : BROILER
93. List of mistakes. : ERRATA
94. Region from Japan Sea to Dnieper. : TARTARY
96. Man's name. : ALBERTO
97. Hire. : CHARTER
98. Knew. : KENNED
99. Mount. : STEED
101. Chinese states. : SHENGS
103. Native state Kathiawar peninsula, India. : GONDAL
104. Old-time ship. : SLAVER
107. English letters. : ESSES
108. Box maker. : CASER
109. Pack animal. : LLAMA
112. Extinct bird of Mauritius island. : DODO
114. Old name of the Ile Ste. Marguerite, off Cannes. : LERA
116. S African grassland. : VELD

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 62 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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