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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, December 13, 1942

Author: Charles Erlenkotter
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 114 Grid has mirror symmetry.
Charles Erlenkotter has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 39-Across clue had period after "Highness"; removed it and put colon after end quotation mark.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 44
Across Down
1. Sea on which Baku lies. : CASPIAN
8. Canadian peninsula where U-boats are active. : GASPE
13. Food czar. : WICKARD
20. Islands in the Caribbean. : ANTILLES
22. Strategic point on the Russian front. : RZHEV
23. Mr. McNutt's problem. : MANPOWER
24. "The ___ at eve . . . " : STAG
25. Busby. : CAP
26. Mexican mush. : ATOLE
27. Where fliers contend for supremacy. : AIR
28. Pumice. : LAVA
29. Nickname of a President. : CAL
30. Boat. : DORY
31. American physician in "Martin Chuzzlewit." : BEVAN
32. Form of dancing. : CLOG
34. Author of our national anthem. : KEY
35. Japanese folding fan. : OGI
36. Organization which distributes religious pamphlets: abbr. : RTS
37. Gives way. : RECEDES
39. "His Royal Highness": Fr. abbr. : SAR
40. Initials of lend-lease administrator. : ERS
41. Beginning. : ONSET
43. Belgian city captured by Canadians in 1918. : MONS
44. Sweep. : AREA
46. Famous hymn-writer. : DOANE
48. Distressed with grief. : ANGUISHED
50. Contending against evil. : CRUSADING
53. Miss Hokinson's name for dowagers. : GIRLS
54. The last. : OMEGA
57. Oriental guitar. : SITAR
59. Present time. : NONCE
60. Christmas floral gifts. : AZALEAS
62. Bereft offspring. : ORPHANS
64. Torpedo plane. : AVENGER
66. Shot out again. : REDARTED
68. Make up for. : ATONE
69. Richardson's "Miss Harlowe." : CLARISSA
70. Teraphim. : IDOLS
72. Resting place. : ROOST
74. German city frequently bombed. : BREMEN
79. Made merry. : DISPORTED
83. Sheathe. : INCASE
89. War vessel of heroic name. : LEXINGTON
91. Former capital of Burma. : AVA
92. Holystoned again. : RESCOURED
94. Mormon church officials. : APOSTLES
95. Diagram. : GRAPH
97. Thronging. : SWARMING
98. Scotchmen. : SANDIES
99. More pale-colored. : MEALIER
101. All together: French. : ENMASSE
102. Kind of bran: Eng. : TREET
103. Salad days. : TEENS
105. Desiccated. : DRIED
107. Mummer. : ACTOR
108. Contract. : STRAITEN
110. Becomes fair again. : RECLEARS
112. Toward the sheltered side. : ALEE
113. Noted marionette player. : SARG
117. Monarch. : TSAR
120. Wing shaped. : ALAR
121. Take steps. : ACT
123. Short time: colloq. : SEC
125. Sea monster. : SERPENT
127. Swinery. : STY
128. Government agency established 1933. : CCC
131. Usually served with agneau. : POIS
133. Chinese pagoda. : TAA
135. Scottish firth forming channel between Mull Island and mainland. : LORNE
136. Wonder. : AWE
137. Scorch. : CHAR
138. Alarm clocks. : AROUSERS
140. Bluish pungent gas. : OZONE
141. Laggard. : TORTOISE
143. Passes severely upon. : CENSURES
144. Small star. : ANSER
145. Marked out by network. : AREOLATE
146. "The ___ Way." : EASIEST
147. Stainers. : DYERS
148. Flowed off: Dial. : DREENED
1. Bay on the Maine coast. : CASCO
2. Oppose. : ANTAGONIZE
3. Russian city long besieged. : STALINGRAD
4. Mass of metal. : PIG
5. The: Italian. : IL
6. Prototypes of the "Little Women." : ALCOTTS
7. Impends. : NEARS
8. Geological depression. : GRABEN
9. Prehistoric Mexicans. : AZTECS
10. Jostle. : SHOVE
11. Baldness. : PELADA
12. Doubletree. : EVENER
13. Plaintive cries. : WAILS
14. Predatory raids. : INROADS
15. Coast to coast Canadian railway. : CP
16. Primitive race of Bengal. : KOL
17. Realizations. : AWAKENINGS
18. Bows. : REVERENCES
19. Heavy vehicles. : DRAYS
21. Secret agent. : SPY
23. Nickname of one of our leading generals. : MAC
30. American author. : DREISER
33. Complainer. : GROANER
37. Cattle market. : RODEO
38. Orders. : SECTS
42. Roman dictator (B. C. 138–78) : SULLA
43. Letter in the Hebrew alphabet. : MEM
45. Greek goddess of retribution. : ARA
47. Town in Madras. : ADONI
48. Seaweed gelatine. : AGAR
49. Watered. : HOSED
51. Mountains between Europe and Asia. : URALS
52. Manufacturing city in Thuringia. : GERA
55. Herbage. : GRASS
56. Disposed. : APT
57. River in Poland, 280 miles to Vistula. : SAN
58. Apathetic. : INERT
61. Prickling. : ATINGLE
63. "Westward ___." : HO
65. Papal seat. : VATICAN
67. Simpletons: colloq. : DODOS
69. Formularies. : CODES
71. Early pseudonym of Mrs. Gertrude Atherton. : LIN
73. Above. : OER
74. Destroys. : BLASTS
75. Disunite again. : REPART
76. Acquittals. : EXONERATIONS
77. Distribute wrongly. : MISDEAL
78. Individual facts. : ENTITIES
80. Turkish coins. : PARAS
81. Elliptical. : OVAL
82. Cursory. : RAPID
84. Ordinarily. : NORMALLY
85. Order of shrimp-like crustaceans. : CUMACEA
86. Pertaining to government by best men. : ARISTARCHIAN
87. Conveying nerve impulses. : SENSOR
88. Circular saws. : EDGERS
90. Clause in a royal writ. : TESTE
93. Neutral European. : SWEDE
95. Hypothetical particle. : GEN
96. Pronoun. : HER
99. Pronoun. : ME
100. New England state: abbr. : RI
104. Type measures. : ENS
106. Slip. : ERR
109. Sways. : TEETERS
111. Purveyor. : CATERER
114. Thus. : AS
115. Get ready to shoot again. : RELOAD
116. Locale of Caucasian oil wells. : GROZNY
117. $10: slang. : TENNER
118. Flouts. : SNEERS
119. Preposition. : AT
121. Eagerly. : APACE
122. Chosen: var. : COREA
124. Sign used in proofreading. : CARET
126. Speak tediously. : PROSE
127. Plowshare material. : SWORD
129. Social standing. : CASTE
130. Persuasion. : CREED
132. Hindu striped fabric. : SUSI
134. Brayer. : ASS
136. Hindu meal. : ATA
137. Cabbage. : COLE
139. Author of "The Wandering Jew." : SUE
142. Hallux : TOE

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 97 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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