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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, December 26, 1943

Author:
I. Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 80
Isaac Kert has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 98
Across
1. Base no longer tenable by Japs. : RABAUL
7. Peninsula between Yellow Sea and Sea of Japan. : KOREA
12. Make soft. : PULP
16. The beeches. : FAGUS
21. Port near mouth of Dniester River. : ODESSA
22. Flower spike of the willow. : AMENT
23. Scene of Wallenstein's assassination, 1634. : EGER
24. Laughing. : RIANT
25. Song of 1792. : MARSEILLAISE
27. Days before Ash Wednesday. : SHROVETIDE
29. Seniority. : AGE
30. Become exhausted. : DRAIN
31. Miscellaneous collections. : OLIOS
33. Front rank. : VAN
34. Middle calk of horseshoe. : TOE
35. Island west of Sumatra. : NIAS
37. Moon-god of Babylon. : SIN
38. Hamburg-Berlin-Cologne. : RUINS
39. Number in a repeating decimal. : REPETEND
41. Utilizing sound waves. : SONIC
43. Figures of speech. : SIMILES
45. Hero of Kipling poem. : DIN
46. Staff officer. : AIDE
47. Ineffective person: Slang. : DUD
49. Not in the least. : NEVER
50. Commonplace. : HUMDRUM
52. Where Oran is. : ALGERIA
56. Academic degree. : MED
57. African bird. : QUELEA
58. Soup herb. : OCRA
62. Schnapps. : GIN
63. Air Force Commander with Eisenhower. : TEDDER
65. Science of flight of projectiles. : GUNNERY
66. ___ States, East Burma. : SHAN
67. Iowa city. : AMES
69. Instrument. : TOOL
70. Brown kiwi. : ROA
71. Shaped molding. : ESS
72. Chinese dynasty. : SHANG
73. Defender of London and Malta. : SPITFIRE
75. Reparation. : REDRESS
77. The ___ Queene. : FAERIE
78. Mud volcano. : SALSE
79. Removes. : DELETES
80. Current. : GOING
81. Small aperture. : EYELET
83. Renaissance. : REVIVAL
84. AP correspondent in Egypt. : CROCKETT
87. Character in "Aladdin." : GENIE
88. Thrust. : JAB
89. Wine: French. : VIN
90. Product of Ruhr. : COAL
91. The Tentmaker. : OMAR
92. The slave in "The Good Earth." : OLAN
93. Confection. : CARAMEL
95. Wallace's predecessor. : GARNER
97. Adam's ___. : ALE
98. Bullet. : SLUG
99. Vegetable caterpillars. : AWETOS
100. One of the Carolines. : YAP
101. Device to gather things. : DRAGNET
103. Reclassify. : RELABEL
105. Harassed, in initiations. : HAZED
107. Wild sheep. : SNA
108. Monotonous. : DRAB
110. Secreted. : HID
111. Egyptian king. : RAMESES
113. Supreme being among Moslems. : ALLAH
117. Exhausted. : DEADBEAT
119. Kiel ___. : CANAL
120. Large vessel. : VAT
122. New Zealand evergreen. : TAWA
123. Statute. : ACT
124. Gibbon. : LAR
125. City destroyed by fire. : SODOM
126. Ascends. : RISES
128. Melted. : RAN
129. Land of one's ancestors. : MOTHERLAND
132. Recaptured city north of Rostov. : VOROSHILOVSK
135. Suppositions. : IDEAS
136. South African plant. : ALOE
137. Musical composition. : ETUDE
138. Woolly. : LANATE
139. Transmits. : SENDS
140. Customs. : LAWS
141. O.K., aboard a bomber. : ROGER
142. More rancid. : STALER
Down
1. Residents of bombed city. : ROMANS
2. Slowly: Music. : ADAGIO
3. Native of ancient city. : BEREAN
4. Beast. : ASS
5. Worn. : USED
6. Resting places. : LAIRS
7. President of U.S.S.R. : KALININ
8. State of Arabia. : OMAN
9. Biblical name. : REI
10. Animated. : ENSOULED
11. Studio. : ATELIER
12. Spanish dollars. : PESOS
13. Exclamations of disgust. : UGHS
14. Gaelic sea god. : LER
15. Provides cattle with food. : PROVENDERS
16. First outstanding American poet (1752–1832). : FRENEAU
17. Inlet. : AIT
18. Trained to a certain pace. : GAITED
19. Neglected. : UNDONE
20. Pegasus. : STEED
26. Name of two Greek courtesans. : LAIS
28. Wine lacking flavor: Obs. : VAP
32. Incumbents. : INS
36. Border. : SIDE
38. Natural stream. : RIVER
39. Without edging. : RIMLESS
40. Genius of Russian warfare. : TIMOSHENKO
42. Bluff. : CURT
44. Port on the Baltic. : MEMEL
45. Becomingness. : DUENESS
48. Food expert. : DIETIST
50. Enemy of World War I. : HUN
51. Skate. : RAY
52. Turkish commanders. : AGAS
53. Lacking strength. : LIMP
54. German warship damaged by bombs. : GNEISENAU
55. Reverence. : ADORE
57. Occurring every fourth day. : QUARTAN
59. Overseer. : CHARGEMAN
60. Hindu princess. : RANI
61. Heavenly being: Fr. : ANGE
64. Fictitious name. : DOE
65. Dynamite cartridge exploder for oil wells. : GODEVIL
68. The Sword of ___. : STALINGRAD
70. Experiences anew. : RELIVES
72. Ketch common in the Levant. : SAIC
74. Forsake. : FLEE
75. Propeller turn. : REV
76. Fish. : EEL
77. Clowns. : FOOLERS
79. Discussed. : DEBATED
80. ___ Coulee, Washington. : GRAND
81. Selves. : EGOS
82. Call loudly. : YELL
83. Cheese dish. : RAREBIT
84. Brightest star. : COR
85. Yarn. : TALE
86. Waste allowance. : TRET
88. ___ Nehru, leader of Indian Congress party. : JAWAHARLAL
90. Points of land. : CAPES
93. President's nickname. : CAL
94. Minor: Music. : MOL
95. Arabian melody. : GAZEL
96. Genus of frogs. : RANA
100. Deceased Commander in Chief of Jap Fleet. : YAMAMOTO
102. Former name of Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. : GALT
104. Without decrease. : EBBLESS
105. City 116 miles south of Hamburg. : HANOVER
106. Contriver. : DEVISER
108. Decipher. : DECODE
109. Persecute. : RATTEN
111. Proposed photometric unit. : RAD
112. Window part. : SASH
114. Immature, as an insect. : LARVAL
115. Wearing out. : AWASTE
116. Crave. : HANKER
117. Character in Molière's "Tartuffe." : DAMIS
118. Box containing weather report. : EAR
119. Bodies of laws. : CODES
121. European limes. : TEILS
125. Prerequisite of a white Christmas. : SNOW
126. Floated. : RODE
127. Lath. : SLAT
130. Owned. : HAD
131. Winglike. : ALA
133. Blanket. : RUG
134. South American Indian. : ONA

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 64 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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