It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge for best results.

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
James E. Kisner has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
M
2
I
3
T
4
C
5
H
6
E
7
L
8
L
9
S
10
H
11
O
12
R
13
E
14
A
15
B
16
E
17
R
18
D
19
E
20
E
21
N
22
E
T
H
I
O
P
I
A
23
T
I
M
O
R
24
C
A
T
A
L
I
N
A
25
R
H
O
26
P
O
S
T
27
U
V
A
T
E
28
H
I
N
T
29
R
A
M
30
E
A
R
31
S
32
S
P
E
33
A
R
E
R
S
34
R
E
L
A
S
35
T
36
M
E
37
S
C
A
P
38
E
39
E
G
G
S
40
R
I
S
E
S
41
A
42
B
E
L
43
T
A
X
I
N
44
K
N
E
E
45
S
O
P
O
R
46
S
P
A
L
E
47
C
Y
48
N
O
49
R
O
50
E
51
N
T
G
E
N
52
T
O
S
S
E
S
53
T
54
A
55
P
H
O
U
S
56
E
57
N
E
A
R
E
R
58
R
E
N
T
E
R
S
59
A
L
E
E
60
I
S
I
61
S
62
L
I
A
R
63
S
E
R
G
E
64
C
A
R
R
65
O
T
66
D
U
67
K
E
L
Y
68
C
O
P
E
69
R
70
A
71
G
72
A
B
E
N
D
73
C
O
M
E
R
74
M
O
R
A
T
75
S
N
A
76
P
77
N
A
K
78
E
79
P
U
L
A
R
Y
80
K
E
R
R
I
E
81
S
82
D
U
E
83
A
M
O
84
S
85
A
L
I
C
E
86
U
T
T
E
R
87
H
88
E
A
D
S
89
A
P
T
90
S
I
S
S
91
C
92
A
R
E
E
N
93
H
E
L
M
E
T
94
E
95
P
S
O
M
96
M
A
R
U
97
S
T
98
A
Y
99
P
A
T
E
100
S
101
A
102
L
W
E
E
N
103
M
O
R
A
S
104
S
105
O
R
D
106
A
I
N
E
R
107
U
N
I
A
T
S
108
D
O
R
T
M
U
N
109
D
110
M
E
A
D
111
S
T
O
R
E
112
M
E
U
S
E
113
A
I
114
R
Y
115
L
I
116
M
117
A
118
S
119
P
E
N
D
120
L
A
P
S
E
121
O
G
L
E
122
S
T
A
V
E
123
E
R
124
S
125
H
E
R
R
Y
126
J
127
U
G
G
L
E
128
R
129
S
130
E
N
I
D
131
N
O
132
A
133
E
R
I
E
134
P
U
P
I
L
135
L
O
O
136
T
137
T
A
G
138
S
O
L
139
O
M
O
N
S
140
A
B
O
V
E
141
E
S
T
I
142
M
A
T
E
143
E
M
B
O
S
S
E
S
144
W
A
N
E
D
145
D
E
S
P
I
S
E
S
© 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
Down
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.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

|