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HEADLINES AND FOOTNOTES

New York Times, Sunday, February 15, 1942

Author:
Charles Erlenkotter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 168
Charles Erlenkotter has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

This is the very first crossword published by the New York Times.

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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 1
Across
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Famous one-eyed general. : WAVELL
7
Resourceful. : ABLE
11
Middle name of news commentator. : GRAM
15
Alphabet of 28 letters. : ARABIC
21
Flier lost in Pacific, 1937. : AMELIA
22
Obovoid pome. : PEAR
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Equipment of Jack Ketch. : ROPE
24
Be destroyed. : PERISH
25
Stops the vent of a cannon. : SPIKES
26
Declaimed. : PERORATED
28
Black Sea naval base. : ODESSA
29
Pullet. : HEN
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Name of 3 successive Pharaohs. : USERTESEN
32
Italian poet laureate (1544–1595). : TASSO
34
Near East country: Abbr. : TUR
35
Before. : ERE
36
Fetishes. : IDOLS
37
Rumen. : CUD
39
Scholarly. : LETTERED
41
Captivating. : SEDUCTIVE
44
Inhabitants of Jolo, S. W. Philippines. : SULUS
46
Authenticate. : WITNESS
47
Fry quickly. : SAUTE
48
Passageways. : STREETS
50
Suffer. : LET
51
Verbal nouns. : GERUNDS
54
"Information Please" expert. : FPA
55
"I have not ___ one wink."—Cymbeline. : SLEPT
57
Moving crowd. : DROVE
61
Hostile. : AVERSE
62
Throwing-rope. : RIATA
64
Power used in the Clermont. : STEAM
66
Man's name. : YVON
67
Relative speed. : TEMPO
68
Hundredth of a franc. : CENTIME
70
Native Hindu in British Army. : SEPOY
72
Mr. Whitney, inventor of cotton gin. : ELI
73
Lake of which Put-in-Bay is a part. : ERIE
74
Japanese ancestor-worship. : SHINTOISM
76
Went in a circuitous way. : DETOURED
78
Buffalo-nut of China. : TRAPA
80
1/2 cent in Japan. : SEN
81
"I am ___ Oracle." : SIR
83
Point of mariner's compass. : RHUMB
84
Heedless persons. : HOTSPURS
87
Designates again. : REDENOTES
90
Mouth of a river: Sp. : BOCA
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Hail. : AVE
94
G-man Hoover's middle name. : EDGAR
96
Revived. : RENEWED
97
Basket made of rushes. : FRAIL
98
Geneva, in German. : GENF
100
Good neighbor. : SENOR
102
Merest trifle. : STRAW
103
Spanish watchword. : ALERTA
104
Place in the earth. : INTER
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Early violin. : REBEC
108
Man's name. : IAN
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Exist in latent state. : SMOLDER
110
Turmeric. : REA
112
Review for correction. : REVISAL
114
50 mi. island W. of New Guinea. : MISOL
115
Sacred music. : CHORALE
119
Pertaining to a nobleman. : DUCAL
120
Donald Nelson gives out these. : CONTRACTS
124
Cobbler's job. : RESOLING
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Anguillid. : EEL
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Vary. : RANGE
128
Of age (Lat. abbr.). : AET
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Mastery in works of taste. : ART
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Gusset. : INSET
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Retaliators. : REVENGERS
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Buy 50 Defense Stamps with this. : VEE
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Wind. : BREEZE
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Device for indicating speed of blood circulation. : RHEOMETER
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Member of Mormon band, "Destroying Angels." : DANITE
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Agricultural implement. : BINDER
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Moderation. : MEAN
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"Men's evil manners ___ in brass."—King Henry VIII. : LIVE
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Declined. : ABATED
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Finishers. : ENDERS
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Aggrieved. : SORE
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Indefinite quantity. : DEAL
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Verbal rhythms. : METERS
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Sweeps over. : WASHES
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French physicist, student of electrodynamics. : AMPERE
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Variegated. : VEINED
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Member of B.P.O.E. : ELK
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Stead. : LIEU
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Weariness. : LASSITUDE
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Confirm. : APPROVE
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Heavy wooden mallet. : BEETLE
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Tutelary gods. : LARES
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Hermes' son. : EROS
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Small particles. : GRANULES
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Corrupt. : ROT
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Egyptian goddess of motherhood. : APET
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Decoration. : MEDAL
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Marginal note. : APOSTIL
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Sketched lightly again. : REDOTTED
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Hundred square meters. : ARE
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Dark brown color. : BISTRE
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What the Treasury does to bonds. : ISSUES
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Beet-like vegetables. : CHARDS
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Come back. : RECUR
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Compiles. : EDITS
33
Embroider. : SEW
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Combats. : DUELS
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Record. : ENTRY
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Arrogators. : USURPERS
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Strait between Nova Scotia and New Breton. : CANSO
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Dealer named for open stall, his original shop. : STATIONER
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Proof-reader's marks. : STETS
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Noise of distant musketry. : SPATTER
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Prime necessity for war production. : SPEED
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Seaway. : GATE
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"What, never? Hardly ___." : EVER
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Having irregular action. : REMITTENT
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Reluctant allies of Germany. : FINNS
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Lessened gradually. : TAPERED
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Out of a ship. : OVERBOARD
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Mouse-like rodent. : VOLE
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Poetical ideal of wifely devotion. : ENID
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Brazilian monetary unit. : REI
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What Damon was to Pythias (Fr.). : AMI
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Fly-by-nights. : MOTHS
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Platter for meat. : CHARGER
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Highly important. : ESSENTIAL
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Pronoun. : YOU
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Potatoes. : SPUDS
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Inorganic substance. : MINERAL
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Symbol of appeasement. : UMBRELLA
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Take off. : APE
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Fruit of the mountain ash. : ROWAN
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Seaport of Honshu Island. : HAGI
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Sterilizing apparatus. : OVEN
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Showing more normal judgment. : SANER
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Of the: Fr. : DES
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Prepare by working. : TEW
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Adduce. : CITE
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Pertaining to the armpit. : ALAR
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Invested. : ROBED
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Overthrow. : FLOOR
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Iron prow of a gondola. : FERRO
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Musical stage production. : REVUE
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Port on Zuider Zee, occupied by Nazis. : AMSTERDAM
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Appreciator. : REALIZER
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Guide. : CICERONE
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Scorch. : SINGE
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Surveying telescopes. : ALINERS
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Birthplace of Nathaniel Hawthorne. : SALEM
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Of mixed origin. : MONGREL
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English poet (1754–1832). : CRABBE
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Illinois town, scene of strike massacre. : HERRIN
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Nazi submarine base in Belgium. : OSTEND
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Rank in the navy: Abbr. : ENS
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Woolen fabric. : CANEVA
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Naval base in Luzon. : CAVITE
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Vacillate. : TEETER
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War-horses. : STEEDS
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Suggested Nazi name. : GERMS
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Fasten again. : RETIE
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Aaron Burr's daughter. : THEO
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Open country in Transvaal. : VELD
134
Know. : SABE
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Town in Netherlands. : EDE
139
Spike. : EAR
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Spirit worshiped in Thailand. : NAT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 159 debuted here and reused later.

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