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New York Times, Sunday, February 21, 1943

Author:
I. Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 652 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 96
Isaac Kert has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:
Original 134-Across clue had "Postoffice"; changed to "Post office."
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 54
Across
1. Cemetery of French fleet. : TOULON
7. Naval force. : FLEET
12. Sank. : SCUTTLED
20. Where Oran is. : ALGERIA
22. Founder of Texas (1793–1836). : AUSTIN
24. Born 1901, became emperor 1926. : HIROHITO
25. Recounted. : RELATED
26. City on Lake Michigan. : RACINE
27. Island county in Wales. : ANGLESEY
28. Cebine monkey. : SAI
29. Strike-breaker. : SCAB
31. Bishop of New York (1835–1908). : POTTER
33. Coagulate. : GEL
34. Prior to: prefix. : PRE
35. Indians. : UTES
37. Obliteration. : ERASURE
39. Transactions. : DEALS
41. Founder of American colony. : PENN
42. Town in Greece. : SERES
44. Shore-bird. : STILT
45. Portion. : SLICE
46. A-shaped vehicles for skidding logs. : TODES
47. Complicated fabrication. : WEB
49. Anglo-Saxon money of account. : ORA
50. Essay. : THEME
51. Exist. : ARE
52. Blood-money, in Early Scots Law. : CRO
55. Nellie Tayloe Ross's headache. : COINS
57. Yellowish volcanic earth. : TRASS
58. U. S. Secretary of War : STIMSON
62. Poor ___ Almanack. : RICHARDS
64. Rightful future recipients. : HEIRS
65. Viennese fine gold cloth. : BALASTRE
66. Geographical division of islands in South Pacific. : OCEANIA
67. Irene ___, singing screen star. : DUNNE
68. Jars. : OLLAS
69. Self. : EGO
70. Recites musically. : CHANTS
71. French name for North African colony. : MAROC
72. "If I have done ___, impute it not."—Addison. : AMISS
73. Indian title of respect. : MIAN
74. Son of Seth who lived 905 years. : ENOS
75. Black Sea port at mouth of Kuban. : NOVOROSSISK
77. Nobel prize winner, 1929. : MANN
78. 152. : CLII
79. Small finch. : SERIN
80. Spars. : MASTS
81. Injurer. : MAIMER
83. River island. : AIT
84. "How the heavens and earth rose out of ___."—Milton. : CHAOS
85. River of Virginia, 450 miles to Chesapeake Bay. : JAMES
86. Tropicopolitan fish. : CORNETA
87. Utensils for boiling. : SEETHERS
89. Slave. : HELOT
90. Musical farce. : BURLETTA
91. Members of Britain's 8th Army. : AUSSIES
92. Chosen. : COREA
93. Human trunk. : TORSO
94. Letter of alphabet. : ZED
95. County in Denmark. : AMT
96. British statesman. : HOARE
97. Brazilian title. : DOM
98. Sheep. : EWE
100. Army chaplain. : PADRE
103. Dot. : DOWRY
104. Besmears. : DAUBS
106. ___ Unis. : ETATS
110. Principal goddess of Egyptian mythology. : ISIS
111. Bound with adhesive. : TAPED
112. Sidi ___, strategic North African port. : BARRANI
114. Oriental nurse. : AMAH
115. "The fair, the chaste, the unexpressive ___."—As You Like It. : SHE
116. Part of a wheel. : RIM
117. River in West England, 210 miles to Bristol Channel. : SEVERN
119. Christmas. : YULE
121. Previously. : ERE
122. Deposed king of Spain. : ALPHONSO
125. Irritated. : ROILED
127. Bombed city in Tunisia. : BIZERTE
129. Famous Corsican. : NAPOLEON
130. Honeyed. : SUGARY
131. Mohammedan who fought against the Crusaders. : SARACEN
132. Spanish discoverer of Amazon River (1500–1549). : ORELLANA
133. "Chance is a word devoid of ___."—Voltaire. : SENSE
134. Post office implements. : DATERS
Down
1. Birthplace of St. Paul. : TARSUS
2. Salt of oleic acid. : OLEATE
3. More unsightly. : UGLIER
4. Meadow. : LEA
5. Morsels. : ORTS
6. Relative. : NIECE
7. Long. : FAR
8. Headstream of the Congo River. : LUAPULA
9. Convoy. : ESCORT
10. Eaglestone. : ETITE
11. Color. : TINT
12. Wild sheep of India. : SHA
13. Girth or belt. : CINGLE
14. "Hope ever ___ on."—Tibullus. : URGES
15. Tax. : TOLL
16. Article. : THE
17. Spoke imperfectly. : LISPED
18. Everlasting: poet. : ETERNE
19. Deans: Fr. : DOYENS
21. Hebrew months. : ADARS
23. Not required. : NEEDLESS
30. Wands. : BATONS
32. Where kings of France were crowned. : REIMS
36. Suture. : SEW
38. Gentlemen. : SIRS
40. Aviator. : ACE
41. Metrical compositions. : POEMS
43. Straight lines cutting a curve. : SECANTS
45. "Light is the task when many ___ the toil."—Homer. : SHARE
46. The old German Empire, regarded as a triplicity. : TRIAS
48. Pushkin's hero. : BORIS
50. Naval station in Northeast Ceylon. : TRINCOMALEE
51. Mountains in Northern Africa. : ATLAS
52. Mugger's humorous name. : CROC
53. French battleship at Dakar. : RICHELIEU
54. Mother Carey's chickens. : OCEANITES
56. Mrs. Eddie Cantor. : IDA
57. Male voice. : TENOR
58. Railroad center southeast of Rostov. : SALSK
59. American inventor born in Germany (1865–1923). : STEINMETZ
60. Large accordion. : ORGANETTE
61. Sign prohibited by dimout. : NEON
63. Capital of Indo-China. : HANOI
64. One of the Great Lakes. : HURON
65. American general, Chief of Staff in 1917. : BLISS
67. Director of OWI. : DAVIS
68. Overlooks. : OMITS
71. Malayans. : MOROS
72. Property item. : ASSET
73. The Lumber State. : MAINE
75. Approaches. : NEARS
76. Group of islands in Southwest Pacific. : SAMOA
77. English dramatist, author of "Dr. Faustus" (1564–1593). : MARLOWE
78. Italian house. : CASA
79. Superficial expanse. : SHEET
81. American artist and inventor (1791–1872). : MORSE
82. South African legislative assembly. : RAAD
84. "As some soft ___ had stroked the air."—Johnson. : CHIME
85. German soldier. : JERRY
86. Worthless fellow. : CUR
88. Former rulers. : TSARS
89. Ration law violators. : HOARDERS
90. Chief seaport of Western India. : BOMBAY
92. Seaport on Isle of Wight. : COWES
93. Circuit. : TOUR
96. Airplane flight. : HOP
97. Menders. : DARNERS
99. Greek letter. : ETA
100. Italian sculptor (1220?–1278). : PISANO
101. Masonwork of squared stones. : ASHLAR
102. Scene of raid by Canadians. : DIEPPE
103. Small plum. : DAMSON
104. Former French Minister. : DARLAN
105. Slights. : SNUBS
107. Fine. : AMERCE
108. More acidulous. : TARTER
109. Glosses. : SHEENS
111. Moth. : TINEA
112. Wool-colored. : BEIGE
113. Poem by Homer. : ILIAD
116. Revolve. : ROLL
118. You: French. : VOUS
120. Book of the Old Testament. : EZRA
123. Whole: comb. form. : HOL
124. South American Indian. : ONA
126. Tinge. : DYE
128. "He was a bold man that first ___ an oyster."—Swift. : EAT

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 85 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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