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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.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 130-Across clue had "pecularities"; changed to "peculiarities."

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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 43
Across
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
Down
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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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