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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, February 27, 1944

Author:
James E. Kisner
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 88
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 107
Across
1. B-25, used by Doolittle over Tokyo. : MITCHELL
9. Radio songstress. : SHORE
14. Location of major U. S. Army proving grounds. : ABERDEEN
22. Recent signer of lend-lease pact with U. S. : ETHIOPIA
23. Island in Malay Archipelago. : TIMOR
24. Patrol-bomber, helped sink the Bismarck. : CATALINA
25. Greek letter. : RHO
26. Noted authority on etiquette. : POST
27. Grape conserve. : UVATE
28. Inkling. : HINT
29. The constellation Aries. : RAM
30. Auricles. : EARS
32. Lancers. : SPEARERS
34. Shoe-making operation. : RELAST
36. Symbol for German plane. : ME
37. Scenic view. : SCAPE
39. Blockbusters: Slang. : EGGS
40. Gets up. : RISES
41. Co-inventor of cordite (1827–1902). : ABEL
43. Bitter poisonous alkaloid. : TAXIN
44. Ginglymus joint. : KNEE
45. Profound sleep. : SOPOR
46. Ship's temporary cross-timber. : SPALE
47. Dog: Greek comb. form. : CYNO
49. German physicist: 1845–1923. : ROENTGEN
52. Flings. : TOSSES
53. Tavern. : TAPHOUSE
57. Closer. : NEARER
58. Lessees. : RENTERS
59. To the Sheltered side. : ALEE
60. Goddess of navigation, sixth century Rome. : ISIS
62. Prevaricator. : LIAR
63. Man's name. : SERGE
64. Helpful food for night fliers. : CARROT
66. Suitable to a duchess' husband. : DUKELY
68. Contend. : COPE
69. Syncopated melody: Colloq. : RAG
72. Far Eastern authority. : ABEND
73. New arrival. : COMER
74. Swiss commune. : MORAT
75. Crisp cookie. : SNAP
77. Stigmatic point of mango fruit. : NAK
78. Pertaining to feasting. : EPULARY
80. Black Irish cattle. : KERRIES
82. Owing. : DUE
83. Pilot of "Fresh Air Taxicab." : AMOS
85. Roosevelt's daughter. : ALICE
86. Bespeak. : UTTER
87. Directors. : HEADS
89. Likely. : APT
90. Jap sound indicating politeness. : SISS
91. Tilt. : CAREEN
93. Soldier's bullet deflector. : HELMET
94. Famed English racecourse. : EPSOM
96. Teia ___, Jap exchange ship. : MARU
97. Nautical wire rope. : STAY
99. Top of the head. : PATE
100. Burmese river, 1,750 miles to Gulf of Martaban. : SALWEEN
103. Swamp, : MORASS
105. Predestiner. : ORDAINER
107. Catholic Armenians. : UNIATS
108. Bombed war-factory city in the Ruhr. : DORTMUND
110. Senator from New York. : MEAD
111. Put away. : STORE
112. River flowing past Verdun. : MEUSE
113. Atmospheric. : AIRY
115. Large beans. : LIMAS
119. Be undecided. : PEND
120. Failing in duty. : LAPSE
121. Examine. : OGLE
122. Barrel side. : STAVE
123. Parenthetical sound. : ER
124. Wine from Jerez, Spain. : SHERRY
126. Legerdemainists. : JUGGLERS
130. Geraint's patient wife. : ENID
131. Opposite of tabu, in Hawaii. : NOA
133. Perry's battle site, 1813. : ERIE
134. Student. : PUPIL
135. Plunder. : LOOT
137. Game. : TAG
138. South Pacific base. : SOLOMONS
140. Over. : ABOVE
141. Rough calculation. : ESTIMATE
143. Ornaments with raised work. : EMBOSSES
144. Decreased. : WANED
145. Loathes. : DESPISES
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1. Barest. : MEREST
2. Seat of Cornell University. : ITHACA
3. Part of body below the neck. : THORAX
4. Roman 101. : CI
5. Hedge-___ : HOP
6. Epic poetry. : EPOS
7. Speak falteringly. : LISP
8. Mediterranean vessel. : LATEEN
9. Origin of Russian caviar. : STURGEON
10. Busy places. : HIVES
11. Lieut. Gen. ___ Bradley. : OMAR
12. Putrefies. : ROTS
13. Before. : ERE
14. American inventor of carborundum. : ACHESON
15. Useful utensil in a rubber boat. : BAILER
16. Heating devices. : ETNAS
17. Hair pads. : RATS
18. Roman 550. : DL
19. Norse goddess of healing. : EIR
20. Painter. : ENAMELER
21. Indescribable. : NAMELESS
31. Saar basin battle-site, Aug. 6, 1870. : SPICHERN
33. Maturer. : AGER
34. Mellower. : RIPER
35. Bartenders. : TAPSTERS
38. Greek goddess of war. : ENYO
40. O. K., in pilot's slang. : ROGER
42. Bomber's operational point. : BASE
44. 1.5 to 3 miles, in India. : KOSS
45. Deviate. : STRAY
46. "___ of Bernadette." : SONG
48. Night: Fr. : NUIT
50. Lamprey fishing area. : EELERY
51. Fasten. : NAIL
52. Cylindrical. : TERETE
53. Guatemalan volcano near Mexican border. : TACANA
54. Giant U. S. battleship. : ALABAMA
55. Village on Crimean isthmus, where trap was sprung. : PEREKOP
56. Belief in ghosts. : EIDOLISM
58. Mend. : REPAIR
61. Laurels. : SUMACS
63. City on Bay of Naples. : SORRENTO
65. Pindaric ___. : ODE
67. Literally, read: Bib. : KERE
68. Former Spanish Legislature. : CORTES
70. Island group 300 miles southwest of Rangoon. : ANDAMAN
71. Third Sunday of Advent. : GAUDETE
73. Island north of Palawan of the Calamian group. : CULION
74. Deal out. : METE
76. Worry. : PESTER
79. Military permits. : PASSES
80. Saburo ___, guest of Hull, Nov. 26, 1941. : KURUSU
81. Female. : SHE
84. Ships' culinary chiefs. : STEWARDS
88. Sodium zirconium silicate. : ELPIDITE
91. Bill of fare. : CARTE
92. Ancient country from Lebanon Mountains to beyond Euphrates. : ARAM
93. ___ Park. : HYDE
95. Man's nickname. : PETE
96. Ridiculed inventor (1791–1872). : MORSE
98. Marshall's men. : ARMY
100. Mental uncertainty. : SUSPENSE
101. Vestibule. : ANTEROOM
102. M. G. M.'s mascot. : LION
103. Resembling a small animal. : MOUSY
104. Markedly uneven. : SNAGGLED
106. Indian mulberries. : AALS
108. Discourage. : DEPRESS
109. Pickle herb. : DILL
112. "First on land, sea and air." : MARINE
114. Staggered. : REELED
116. Shawls. : MANTAS
117. Fly. : AVIATE
118. Grasslike herbs. : SEDGES
120. Nazi-held island south of Smyrna, Turkey. : LEROS
121. Gothic arch. : OGIVE
125. Surrounds. : HEMS
126. River in Somaliland, 1,000 miles to Indian Ocean. : JUBA
127. On top. : UPON
128. ___ Bampton, operatic star. : ROSE
129. Topers. : SOTS
132. Baptismal gown. : ALB
134. Strike wildly with hands. : PAW
136. Dumping-ground. : TIP
139. Hawaiian bird. : OO
142. Musical note. : MI

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 74 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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