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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, December 6, 1942

Author: F. C. Jaschob
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 180, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 4.98, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 621 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 110
Fred C. Jaschob has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 130-Across clue had "pecularities"; changed to "peculiarities."
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 43
Across Down
1. Former Japanese stronghold in New Britain. : RABAUL
7. Dried up. : SERE
11. Autonomous area in Gorki region of Russia. : MARI
15. Black Sea port. : ODESSA
21. Aleutian island. : AGATTU
22. Unprotected against loss. : UNINSURED
24. The "temporary expedient." : DARLAN
25. Selector. : SORTER
26. U. S. air chief in North Africa. : DOOLITTLE
27. Exhausts. : DRAINS
28. Nave. : HUB
29. Gull-like birds. : SKUAS
31. Angers. : IRES
32. Oceanward. : ASEA
34. ___ jacket. : PEA
35. Virginia willow. : ITEA
37. Hostel. : INN
38. Venezuelan group of islands in West Indies. : AVES
39. Person of brilliant qualities. : STAR
40. Worst. : BEST
41. Oblivion to care. : NIRVANA
43. Let it be so! : AMEN
44. Vital principle. : SOUL
45. Barren land. : WASTE
46. Pertaining to England. : ANGLICAN
48. Personification of an enemy nation. : GERMANIA
50. Swollen. : TUMID
53. Willing workers. : ANTS
54. Mark for omission. : DELE
55. Nautical steward. : MESSMAN
59. City of Black Earth area. : OREL
60. Greek letter. : PSI
61. French river. : SEINE
63. "A good mouth filling ___."—Henry IV. : OATH
64. The first exile. : EVE
65. Doctrine. : ISM
66. Strategic base in Africa. : DAKAR
68. Rich oil lands in Russia. : CAUCASUS
70. Lamb. : ELIA
71. African country used as U. S. base. : LIBERIA
73. Work for. : EARN
75. Manufacturing city near Moscow. : TULA
76. Capital of Morocco, occupied by U. S. : RABAT
77. Unit of weight. : GRAIN
78. Aleutian island. : ATTU
79. The Great Divide city. : RENO
80. Yugoslav Commune. : PIROT
81. Embrace. : GRASP
82. Young herring. : BRIT
83. Fat. : SUET
84. Shaven patch. : TONSURE
86. Sea route. : LANE
87. Course of action in diplomacy. : DEMARCHE
89. A gallant. : SPARK
91. "To mend it, or be ___ on't."—Macbeth. : RID
92. Swedish river, 250 miles to Gulf of Bothnia. : UME
93. Helps. : AIDS
94. Inclined. : ALIST
96. Request. : ASK
97. Formerly. : ONCE
98. Ancient jeeps. : ESSEDES
100. Dross. : SCUM
101. Obligation. : ONUS
103. Plume. : PREEN
104. Explode. : DETONATE
106. Framework. : SKELETON
108. Italian city, target of R. A. F. : TURIN
111. Teases: slang. : RAGS
112. Philippine island group. : CUYO
113. Frowned. : LOWERED
117. The dill seed. : ANET
118. Dives. : DENS
119. Fly alone. : SOLO
120. Long-handled prong for catching fish. : PEW
121. Food fish. : SOLE
122. Arm of the Rhine in Netherlands. : LEK
123. A perfume. : MUSK
124. Quiddity. : WHAT
125. Mohammedan judges. : CADIS
127. Eskimo woman's knife. : ULU
128. Equivocates. : EVADES
130. Pertaining to peculiarities of speech. : IDIOMATIC
133. Town in Yugoslavia. : NIKSIC
135. Chemical vessel. : RETORT
136. The Japs. : NIPPONESE
137. Country under the Axis. : GREECE
138. Deceptions. : SNARES
139. Agrees with. : GEES
140. Regulates. : SETS
141. Perceives. : SENSES
1. Korean seaport terminus of Manchurian railway. : RASHIN
2. South American rodent. : AGOUTI
3. Hair-cutter. : BARBER
4. Siamese coin. : ATT
5. Colorado Indians. : UTES
6. Hiding. : LURKING
7. African region. : SUDAN
8. Son of Seth. : ENOS
9. Kind of coffee. : RIO
10. Animate. : ENLIVEN
11. Muffles. : MUTES
12. "The inglorious ___ of peace." : ARTS
13. Electrical unit. : REL
14. Actual existence supposed to correspond with an idea. : IDEATUM
15. Stranger. : ODDER
16. Son of Zerah. : DARA
17. Significant date. : ERA
18. Pulled wools. : SLIPES
19. Most sensible. : SANEST
20. Handled. : ANSATE
23. Air-raid signal. : SIREN
30. Aleutian island. : UNALASKA
33. Seaport in New Guinea, north-west of Kokoda. : SALAMAUA
36. Value. : AVAIL
38. Accumulate. : AMASS
39. Grievous. : SORE
40. Bleats. : BAAS
42. Ampersand. : AND
43. Edict. : ACT
44. Man called, but not yet chosen. : SELECTEE
45. Hankering. : WISH
47. Genus of cetaceans. : INIA
48. An abrupt flexure, in anatomy. : GENU
49. Captures. : NETS
50. Ensnare. : TOIL
51. Radio messages giving scientific data. : URSIGRAMS
52. Pliable layers. : MEMBRANES
54. Drum roll for reveille. : DIAN
56. Capital of Victoria, Australia. : MELBOURNE
57. Woman flier. : AVIATRICE
58. Adroit. : NEAT
60. Distress. : PAIN
62. Beige color. : ECRU
63. King Haakon's capital. : OSLO
66. Overflow with moisture. : DRIP
67. Networks. : RETIA
69. Relatives. : AUNTS
70. Lugs. : EARS
72. Relaxation. : EASE
74. Tempts. : ATTRACTS
76. Skating place. : RINK
78. Lend-lease goods. : ARMS
79. Repents. : RUES
80. Scarce meat. : PORK
81. Adhesive. : GLUE
82. Irritations caused by pressure. : BEDSORES
83. Wedge-shaped piece of stone. : SHIM
84. Having pendant ornaments. : TASSELED
85. Member of British Cabinet. : EDEN
87. Legislative body. : DIET
88. Ball of thread. : CLUE
90. Tentmaker apostle. : PAUL
93. Strategic Arabian gulf. : ADEN
95. Bombed Jap city. : TOKYO
97. French department. : ORNES
99. Modify. : EDIT
100. Droops. : SAGS
102. A modernist. : NEO
103. Sound of a blow: colloq. : POW
105. Former Chinese capital. : NANKING
106. Mohammedan rulers. : SULTANS
107. Haulings. : TOWINGS
108. German dollars. : TALERS
109. Odd. : UNEVEN
110. Strategic bay in Santa Isabel Islands. : REKATA
112. Puerto Rican municipality. : COAMO
114. Excites. : ROUSES
115. Island group near Gilbert Islands. : ELLICE
116. Two-spots. : DEUCES
118. Powders. : DUSTS
119. Stores. : SHOPS
120. Walks. : PACES
123. Simple. : MERE
124. Brush. : WIPE
125. Sacred chest. : CIST
126. King. : SIRE
129. Click beetle. : DOR
131. Small cube. : DIE
132. Pipe joint. : TEE
134. Cognizance. : KEN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 101 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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