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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, February 13, 1944

Author:
Louis Shields
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 675 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 76
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 105
Across
1. Respond. : REACT
6. Largest western tributary of Volga. : OKA
9. Native of European democracy. : CZECH
14. Symbols of Egypt. : SCARABS
21. Port at mouth of Dvina. : ARCHANGEL
23. Capital of Tonkin. : HANOI
24. Seaport at foot of Mount Etna. : CATANIA
25. Champion of Italian unity (1807–82). : GARIBALDI
26. Subordinate. : UNDER
27. City on the Scheldt. : ANTWERP
28. Equal: Comb. form. : ISO
29. Colorado Indians. : UTES
30. Fine ___. : ARTS
31. Earthen pots. : OLLAS
33. Electrical unit. : REL
34. Protuberances. : NUBS
36. Corporal's guard. : FILE
37. Invention of Bronze Age. : WHEEL
38. Adore. : DOTE
39. Chalice. : GRAIL
41. Personal property. : GOODS
43. Seven bright stars in Ursa Major. : WAIN
44. Small spars. : SPRITS
46. Where St. Bernard Hospice is. : ETNA
47. Jap rations. : RICE
48. Strongest parts. : FORTES
50. Legislative bodies of Ukraine. : RADAS
51. Spatter. : SPLASH
53. Bird. : VIREO
54. Strategic city on the Dnieper. : KIEV
56. Custom: Latin. : MOS
59. Route. : LANE
60. Watches over. : TENDS
61. Anatomizes. : DISSECTS
65. Emote. : OVERACT
67. Shake. : PALSY
68. Mr. Marner. : SILAS
69. Hematite. : ORE
70. Part of joint in carpentry. : TENON
71. Spatial: Chem. : STERIC
73. Volcano in southwest Iceland. : HECLA
74. Cream cheese. : BRIE
75. Parts of automobile tires. : TREADS
77. Armorial bearing of deceased person. : HATCHMENT
79. Puts to flight. : CHASES
81. Moves slowly. : LAGS
82. Acidities. : ACORS
84. Canopied seat on elephant's back. : HOWDAH
86. Destroy. : ERASE
87. Greek letter. : ETA
88. One of the Brontë sisters. : EMILY
89. Shell coverings, made of waste paper. : CASES
90. Variety of amphibole. : EDENITE
92. Proxy. : DELEGATE
94. Cookie. : WAFER
95. Excessive hyperbole: Slang. : BLAH
96. Legal point. : RES
97. North point, Isle of Man. : AYRE
98. Leporids. : HARES
99. Denoting extent of warfare. : GLOBAL
101. Knave. : SCAMP
104. Abstracted. : STOLEN
106. Hard drawn. : TAUT
107. Excrescence. : WART
110. Bottles. : CRUETS
112. Fills with fear. : AWES
113. Liturgies. : RITES
114. Plaintiffs. : SUERS
116. Murines. : RATS
117. Cathedral city on the Seine. : PARIS
119. Anchor holsters. : CATS
120. Induce. : DRAW
121. Central American tree. : EBO
122. Attack. : BESET
123. Melange. : OLIO
124. Reticule. : ETUI
128. Biblical name. : EVI
129. Fund-raising campaigns. : APPEALS
131. Quarry of the Flying Tigers. : ZEROS
133. Important city on the Kuban. : KRASNODAR
135. French river flowing into Rhine. : MOSELLE
136. Flaring out. : EVASE
137. Commander of U. S. Atlantic fleet. : INGERSOLL
138. Fashioner. : STYLIST
139. Breathing sounds. : RALES
140. Footlike part. : PES
141. Bases in Tunisian campaign. : OASES
Down
1. Fretting. : RAGING
2. Obliteration. : ERASURE
3. Tumbler. : ACROBAT
4. Greek letter. : CHI
5. Forbid. : TABU
6. Eye. : OGLE
7. Sheep ticks. : KEDS
8. Oriental name. : ALI
9. Peasants. : CHURLS
10. One of the Ionian Islands. : ZANTE
11. Wind-ups. : ENDS
12. College of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. : COE
13. Object of worship in Japan. : HIROHITO
14. Reduce by paring. : SCALE
15. Kiel, Caledonian, Welland, etc. : CANALS
16. Siamese coins. : ATTS
17. Abraded. : RAW
18. Fluidless barometer. : ANEROID
19. Ecclesiastic square cap. : BIRETTA
20. Dry. : SAPLESS
22. Rope dancer of India. : NAT
30. Adjutant. : AIDE
32. Unaspirated. : LENE
35. Peccancies. : SINS
36. Commander of British, French and U. S. Armies, 1918. : FOCH
37. Articles. : WARES
38. Yugoslav river 450 miles to Danube. : DRAVE
40. Northern region of Norway, Sweden and Finland. : LAPLAND
41. Subsidies. : GRANTS
42. River of Belgium and France. : OISE
43. Prolix. : WORDY
45. Urgency. : PRESS
48. Captured port of New Guinea, north of Huon gulf. : FINSCHHAFEN
49. Ingenuity. : SKILL
52. Varnish ingredient. : LAC
53. Of a ship's sail. : VELIC
55. Sir ___ Newton. : ISAAC
56. Variegated. : MOTTLED
57. Gormandized. : OVERATE
58. St. Louis is its capital. : SENEGAL
60. Fruit desserts. : TARTS
61. Apothegms. : DICTA
62. U. S. fighter plane. : CORSAIR
63. Strategic port, northeast corner of Adriatic. : TRIESTE
64. Asiatic partridges. : SEESEES
66. Brown kiwis. : ROAS
67. Man of the year, 1909. : PEARY
68. Delegates. : SENDS
72. Fulcrum pin. : THOLE
73. Lumber cutter. : HEWER
74. Stable. : BARN
76. Philippine island. : SAMAR
78. Younger son of Amram and Jochebed. : MOSES
80. Makes a sound like an animal. : HEEHAWS
83. Arraigns. : CITES
85. Spartan bondmen. : HELOTS
88. Site of recent conference. : EGYPT
89. Feels concern. : CARES
91. Flounder. : DAB
93. American singer. : EAMES
94. Where Cardiff is. : WALES
95. ___ Legion, Spanish soldiers in Nazi army. : BLUE
98. Light cannon for high-angle fire. : HOWITZER
99. Ship channels. : GATS
100. Extol. : LAUD
101. Roars. : SCREAMS
102. Basketlike trap for certain crustaceans. : CRABPOT
103. Necropsy. : AUTOPSY
105. Common vetch. : TARE
106. Yugoslav leader. : TITO
108. Altar screen. : REREDOS
109. Tambourine vibrant effect. : TRAVALE
111. Short periods. : SPELLS
113. Aggrandizes. : RAISES
115. Moves in eddies. : SWIRLS
118. Resource. : ASSET
119. Niggardly. : CLOSE
122. One of the Sunda Isles, Jap-held. : BALI
123. Sonant. : ORAL
124. Eagle. : ERNE
125. Follows closely. : TAGS
126. Exercise. : USE
127. Jap girdle ornament. : INRO
130. Anguillid. : EEL
132. Miss Tanguay. : EVA
133. Untanned calf-skin. : KIP
134. Girl's name. : OSA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 72 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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