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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, February 14, 1943

Author: C. Hartley Mills
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 691 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 121
C. Hartley Mills has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 53
Across Down
1. Springs. : LEAPS
6. Port on Shatt al Arab, Iraq. : BASRA
11. Auto trim. : CHROME
17. Women's flying unit. : WAFS
21. Lake near Leningrad. : ILMEN
22. Russian river, tributary of the Donets. : OSKOL
23. Commando. : RAIDER
24. Al ___, wall between heaven and hell in the Koran. : ARAF
25. Roman pound. : LIBRA
26. Vital war workers. : SHIPBUILDERS
28. Festive. : GALA
29. Fat: comb. form. : ADIP
30. Mother's brother. : UNCLE
31. Pressing machine for hay, cotton, etc. : BALER
32. Part of the body. : THORAX
34. Chinese. : CELESTIAL
36. Section of a wall. : PANEL
37. ___ Stanley Mountains. : OWEN
38. Mountains of Central China, ___ Shan. : THIAN
39. Bluish-white metalic element. : ZINC
40. Subtly fallacious reasoning. : SOPHISTRY
45. Form of worship. : RITUAL
48. Drank: colloq. : SWIGGED
51. Whirl. : SPIN
52. Female ruff. : REE
53. Abashed. : ASHAMED
55. Pueblo Indian. : HOPI
56. Exemplar. : IDEAL
58. Sibilant sound. : HISS
59. He said, "Beauty is truth, truth beauty." : KEATS
60. River, 820 miles into North Sea. : RHINE
62. Ellipsoidal. : OVAL
63. Judicial writ of execution. : ELEGIT
65. Sea eagle. : ERNE
66. French commune. : LOOS
67. Gaseous body of stellar substance. : NEBULA
69. Wear away. : ERODE
70. Ten: comb. form. : DEK
71. Turns. : PIVOTS
73. Glade. : VALE
74. Purer. : CLEANER
76. Long tirade. : SCREED
78. Crash: aviator's slang. : PRANG
80. Ancient Jewish quarter. : GHETTO
81. Seat of French Imperial Council in Africa. : ALGIERS
83. Governor General of Philippines, 1921–27. : WOOD
84. English milk pails. : ESHINS
86. Bad: comb. form. : MAL
89. Cathedral city in France. : REIMS
90. Tap. : FAUCET
92. 750-mile river of Siberia. : YANA
93. Jap fighter plane. : ZERO
94. Review. : REVISE
96. Morsels. : ORTS
97. Mountain range in Utah. : UINTA
99. 39.37 inches. : METER
100. Commune of Brindisi Province, Italy. : ORIA
101. Scandinavian. : NORSE
103. Arm bone: comb. form. : ULNO
104. Struck with a lance. : SPEARED
106. Fifty cents in Japan. : YEN
107. Eager. : AGOG
108. Water wheel. : DANAIDE
111. Chemical radical from garlic and mustard. : ALLYLS
112. Systematizes. : ORGANIZES
115. Tributary of Moksha River, Black Earth region. : TSNA
116. Ancient: comb. form. : PALEO
118. Past. : GONE
119. Inscribed. : WROTE
121. Soldiers quartered in private homes. : BILLETERS
125. Colorless liquid from petroleum. : OCTANE
128. Mussolini's understudy. : CIANO
129. Miss Dinsmore. : ELSIE
130. Persia since 1935. : IRAN
131. Food fish. : SHAD
132. Freedom. : EMANCIPATION
135. Ancient leather shields. : SCUTA
136. Health: comb. form. : SANI
137. East Indian cereal grass. : RAGGEE
138. Round hand, in printing. : RONDE
139. Court officer in Scotland. : MACER
140. Hebrew month. : ADAR
141. Manages. : STEERS
142. South American mountain range. : ANDES
143. He rode in the jeep with Roosevelt. : CLARK
1. Flowering plant. : LILAC
2. Slide over. : ELIDE
3. Island of Lubang group, Philippines. : AMBIL
4. Preserve from extinction. : PERPETUATE
5. Himalayan sheep. : SNA
6. Part of Yugoslavia. : BOSNIA
7. Depth bombs: Navy slang. : ASHCANS
8. Aptitude. : SKILL
9. Lasso. : ROPE
10. Vestment. : ALB
11. Fine line fastened to hawk's leash. : CRIANCE
12. University city near Leipzig. : HALLE
13. Side curtains of an altar. : RIDELS
14. German river, 522 miles into Baltic Sea. : ODER
15. The sea: comb. form. : MER
16. Former. : ERSTWHILE
17. Vehicles. : WAGONS
18. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
19. F.D.R.'s Scottie. : FALA
20. Seaport on Gulf of Gabes. : SFAX
27. River in Central Africa. : UBANGI
30. Useful. : UTILE
33. Exclamation of inquiry. : HEIN
35. Humbugs. : SHAMS
36. Abode of an animal. : PIGPEN
37. Silesian river. : OPPA
39. Mountain in Palestine. : ZION
41. Venetian medal under the Doges. : OSELA
42. Branch of mathematics. : TRIGONOMETRY
43. Dwell. : RESIDE
44. The day before: poet. : YESTER
45. Enfiladed. : RAKED
46. 150-mile tributary of the Rhone. : ISERE
47. American holiday celebrated in England. : THANKSGIVING
49. Card game. : WHIST
50. Publish. : DIVULGE
54. Herds. : DROVES
57. River valley. : DALE
58. City in Northwest Afghanistan. : HERAT
61. British battle cruiser sunk by the Bismarck. : HOOD
62. Seaport in Argyll, Scotland. : OBAN
64. Lists of candidates in Scotland. : LEETS
66. One who is prostrate. : LIER
68. Shun. : EVADE
71. Squeeze. : PRESS
72. Jetted. : SPOUTED
74. Porcelains. : CHINAS
75. 3,114-mile river of Siberia. : LENA
77. Band around shaft of a column: Var. : CIMIA
79. Mythical birds. : ROCS
80. Mountain pass in India. : GHAT
81. Dry gully carved by water. : ARROYO
82. Ogler. : LEERER
83. Combats. : WARS
85. Church council. : SYNOD
87. Whirling. : AREEL
88. Supreme court of appeal in Great Britain. : LORDS
90. Valley ___. : FORGE
91. Louisiana college. : TULANE
93. Fanatically devoted. : ZEALOTICAL
95. Bridge builders. : ENGINEERS
98. Cetacean of the Amazon. : INIA
99. Skirmish. : MELEE
102. Exude. : OOZE
103. Open. : UNSTOP
105. Six balls employed as heraldic bearing by the Medici. : PALLE
107. Soon. : ANON
109. Weak accents on syllables. : ATONIES
110. Incident. : EPISODE
113. Seaport in Morocco. : AGADIR
114. Hammer. : SWINGE
117. Falls into line. : ALINES
120. Snake. : RACER
121. Screen. : BLIND
122. Caterpillar. : ERUCA
123. Assessor. : RATER
124. Lewis Carroll's nonsense creature. : SNARK
125. Mountain in Greece. : OSSA
126. Lake in North Africa. : CHAD
127. Source of the Blue Nile. : TANA
128. Enclosure. : CAGE
129. English school. : ETON
133. Floor covering. : MAT
134. Macaw. : ARA
135. Printer's direction; small capitals. : SMC

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