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New York Times, Sunday, February 18, 1945

Author:
Art Sylvester
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 150, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 4.96, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 534 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 43
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 158
Across
1. City taken by Marshal Petrov. : CRACOW
7. Large settlement on Saipan. : GARAPAN
14. Foremost Falangist. : FRANCO
20. Best seller of 1885. : RAMONA
21. Mme. Galli-Curci. : AMELITA
22. Sehnsucht. : LONELY
23. More pernicious. : EVILER
24. Ex-President of Argentina. : RAMIREZ
25. Subject of famous poem. : AENEAS
26. Sail yard: Scot. : RAE
27. Seat of great bridge across Zambesi. : SENA
29. "No room for them in the ___."—Luke. : INN
30. Printer's equipment. : INKS
32. Said: French. : DIT
33. Vedic fire god. : AGNI
35. Where Truman presides. : SENATE
37. City on the Hudson. : TROY
38. Withered. : SERE
39. Plant anew. : RESOW
41. Subjoin. : ADD
42. Teentimer. : MISS
43. Senior. : OLDER
44. Charles P. ___, Stettinius aide. : TAFT
46. Coincide. : AGREE
49. Arizona marriage mart. : YUMA
51. Reduce the charges on. : DERATE
54. Grieves. : MOURNS
56. Squawbushes. : SUMACS
60. Siouan Indian. : OTO
61. Social gatherings. : TEAS
64. Sinker of ships. : SCUTTLER
66. Pinnacle. : TOP
67. Ceremonies. : RITES
69. Canteen. : FLASK
71. Japan's southernmost naval base: Dutch sp. : SOERABAJA
73. Close by. : NEAR
74. Commonplace. : STALE
75. Weaver of Raveloe. : SILAS
76. Border on. : ABUT
77. Arbitrate. : INTERCEDE
79. Seaport north of Sfax. : TUNIS
80. Survey. : CHART
81. Compass point. : ENE
82. Detainer. : ARRESTER
84. Seaport near Dover. : DEAL
86. West Point cadet of 1830. : POE
87. Minimize. : REDUCE
89. Cooks by autoclave. : STEAMS
91. Chronicle. : RECORD
93. Kent Cooper's topic. : NEWS
95. Mohammedans' god. : ALLAH
96. Portion of food. : MEAL
97. ___ hat. : BRASS
100. Largest Andreanof island. : ATKA
102. Room in a harem. : ODA
104. Unbending. : RIGID
108. German general. : LIST
109. Uncommon. : RARE
110. Crazes. : FURORS
113. ___ Grandet, Balzac character. : PERE
114. County. : AMT
115. Station: French. : GARE
116. Przemysl is on this river. : SAN
117. Climbing fern. : NITO
119. Name: French. : NOM
120. Sister of Moses. : MIRIAM
122. Captor of Kiev and Kharkov. : VATUTIN
125. Philippine President. : OSMENA
127. Render efficient. : ENABLE
128. Vulcanite. : EBONITE
129. Worker-saboteurs in Silesia. : SLAVES
130. Extend in size. : DILATE
131. Having leaves. : SEPALED
132. Vice President, 1897–99. : HOBART
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1. Commander of 1st Canadian Army. : CRERAR
2. Despoil. : RAVAGE
3. City E. of Dieppe. : AMIENS
4. Mountain pass. : COL
5. Units. : ONES
6. PX items. : WARES
7. GI Joe's pal. : GARAND
8. Ancient wine chalice. : AMA
9. Pardon. : REMIT
10. Form in a row. : ALINE
11. Bobbin. : PIRN
12. Duessa's companion in "Faerie Queene." : ATE
13. Indian court officials. : NAZIRS
14. Consisting of small loose masses. : FLAKY
15. Spawns of fishes. : ROES
16. Cape N. E. of Boston. : ANN
17. Wanted. : NEEDED
18. General Chennault. : CLAIRE
19. ___ Bay, home of T. R. : OYSTER
28. Adroit. : NEAT
31. Old ___, the Duke of Wellington. : NOSY
34. Small quantity. : IOTA
36. Orlando's retainer. : ADAM
37. Port on Pei-ho river. : TIENTSIN
38. Heavy blow. : SLAM
40. Hymnist (1674–1748). : WATTS
42. Mount W. of Kilimanjaro, Africa. : MERU
43. Jap city, B-29 target. : OMURA
45. Payment. : FEE
47. Author of "Father and Son" (1849–1928). : GOSSE
48. The undistinguished multitude. : RUCK
50. Employers. : USERS
51. German "Flying Pencil." : DORNIER
52. Bay on coast of Attu. : ETIENNE
53. Revolved. : ROTATED
55. Impassive. : STOLID
57. River in Venezuela, 140 mi. to Orinoco. : ATABAPO
58. Compurgator. : COJUROR
59. Wearing low gaiters. : SPATTED
62. Behind. : AFTER
63. Soles of plows. : SLADES
65. Contract. : LEASE
68. Before. : ERE
70. Taphouse signpost. : ALESTAKE
72. Exclamation of contempt. : BAH
74. Small packet of tobacco. : SCREW
75. 560 mi. river in Assam, main branch of Barak. : SURMA
78. Scurries. : RACES
79. River duck. : TEAL
80. Cape off S. coast of Ireland. : CLEAR
83. Anatomical tissue. : TELA
85. Land measure. : ARE
88. Northernmost of British islands. : UNST
90. Turkish salt lake. : SHOR
92. It slips into the Garand. : CLIP
94. River joining Moselle near Trier. : SAAR
96. Husband: Fr. : MARI
97. Brought reproach upon. : BLAMED
98. Gateway to Po Valley. : RIMINI
99. Starlike. : ASTRAL
101. City on the Moselle near Saar River's junction. : TREVES
103. Invested one's self with. : DONNED
105. Famous conference of 1927. : GENEVA
106. Presser. : IRONER
107. Strip masts from. : DEMAST
109. Louise de la ___, novelist Ouida. : RAMEE
110. Roman goddess, "Bona Dea." : FAUNA
111. During the whole time before. : UNTIL
112. Pomace. : STOSH
115. Name of second Mrs. Wilson. : GALT
116. Desist. : STOP
118. ___ Fjord, arm of Skagerrak. : OSLO
121. 5,264 ft. mountain in Luzon. : IBA
123. Lincoln. : ABE
124. Inhabitant of: Suffix. : ITE
126. Queen ___, Shelley poem. : MAB

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 38 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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