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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, February 28, 1943

Author:
Bert Storey
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 180, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 4.93, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 87
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 55
Across
1. U. S. manpower chief. : MCNUTT
7. Tool. : DUPE
11. Othello's villainous ensign. : IAGO
15. Strategic city on the Don. : ROSTOV
21. Peninsular area bordering Iraq. : ARABIA
22. Allied "ground force" commander. : ALEXANDER
24. Turkish capital. : ANKARA
25. Birthplace of Hitlerism. : MUNICH
26. Franco's Mediterranean Air and Naval base. : BARCELONA
27. Recently bombed capital of Cochin China. : SAIGON
28. Egyptian god. : MIN
29. Osculate. : KISS
31. One of earliest rationed items. : TIRE
32. Bar of a soap frame. : SESS
34. Ancient Persian "wise men." : MAGI
35. Subglacial sand ridges. : ASAR
37. Girl's nickname. : NITA
39. The grivet monkey. : TOTA
41. "Laugh then at any but fools or ___."—Pope. : FOES
43. Rent. : LET
44. European dormouse. : LEROT
46. Assistant Secretary of State. : BERLE
48. Regional source of Nazi coal and iron. : SAAR
50. Prized African wood. : EBONY
52. Social circle. : COTERIE
54. Public disturbance. : STIR
56. Russian city in Black Earth area. : OREL
58. A gabbling goose. : CACKLER
61. Author of "Sorrell and Son." : DEEPING
63. West African river. : SENEGAL
67. Cigar residue. : ASH
68. Deposited. : LAID
70. Land of the White Elephant. : SIAM
71. Pertaining to the ear. : OTIC
73. Papuan town wrested from Nipponese. : BUNA
74. Bunch of bananas. : STEM
76. U. S. Secretary of Interior (1913–20). : LANE
78. Grecian portico. : STOA
80. Secondhand. : USED
82. Babylonian sky god. : ANU
83. Wild female buffalo of India. : ARNEE
85. Wall recess for statues. : NICHE
87. "Sweet ___ of Avon."—Jonson. : SWAN
89. Pertaining to the seventh. : SEPTAN
91. Texas shrub or tree. : ANAMA
93. Ireland. : ERIN
94. Pueblo Indian. : HOPI
95. Food similar to tapioca. : SALEP
96. Performed at the Ice Follies. : SKATED
97. Military offensive. : PUSH
98. Feminine name. : ELISA
100. Report that aids the Axis. : RUMOR
102. Common Asian gazelle. : AHU
103. Family. : RACE
105. Disrupted. : TORN
107. Threshold. : SILL
109. A lively celebration. : GALA
110. Valley. : DALE
112. Nocturnal lemur. : LORI
114. Arose from slumber. : WOKE
116. Eagerly expecting. : ATIP
118. A fairy fort. : LIS
119. Toronto-governed Canadian province. : ONTARIO
121. Italian fort city on Po River. : CREMONA
124. Mythical one-eyed man of Scythia. : ARIMASP
126. Volplane. : SOAR
127. Officially, Ireland. : EIRE
128. One of biblical three thrown into fiery furnace. : SIDRACH
130. Worn out. : JADED
133. Part of a pedestal. : DADO
135. Of wax. : CERAL
136. Former Asian kingdom taken by Japs. : KOREA
140. The self. : EGO
141. Britain's Foreign Minister. : EDEN
143. Begone! : SHOO
146. Ogling person. : EYER
148. Miserable wretch. : WORM
149. African river, 500 miles to Indian Ocean. : TANA
151. Vital war necessity. : IRON
153. Inspired with reverence. : AWED
155. Sojourn. : STAY
157. Old Jap province on Honshu island. : OMI
158. Resembling a pillar. : STELAR
160. Co-signer of Atlantic Charter. : ROOSEVELT
163. Bottled European sea. : BALTIC
165. Clothing. : ATTIRE
166. Allied nation. : AUSTRALIA
167. Insane: Fr. : ALIENE
168. Military assemblage for roll call. : MUSTER
169. Joint. : KNEE
170. Glassware annealing oven. : LEER
171. "The smell of grain or ___ grass."—Milton. : TEDDED
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1. Milk-fed animal. : MAMMAL
2. Casual trip, as by sea. : CRUISE
3. Babylonian moon-god of Ur. : NANNAR
4. Where: Lat. : UBI
5. Moment. : TICK
6. The ground pulp of sesame seeds. : TAHIN
7. An unskilled hand: Colloq. : DABSTER
8. The gums: Anat. : ULA
9. Lively. : PERT
10. Stimulate. : EXCITE
11. Creek. : INLET
12. Fuss. : ADO
13. The clan of Roman History. : GENS
14. Iceland's highest mountain. : ORAEFA
15. Javanese tree-climbing civet. : RASSE
16. Fuegian Indian. : ONA
17. Ricochet. : SKIM
18. Native of Luzon. : TAGALO
19. Region of mountain-making disturbance: Geol. : OROGEN
20. Conceit. : VANITY
23. Aircraft. : AERO
30. Russian. : SIBERIAN
33. A woman's club. : SOROSIS
36. The foundation of Gibraltar. : ROCK
38. Barren. : ARID
40. Hindu month. : ASIN
42. Visible. : SEEN
45. Long-distance telephone charge. : TOLL
47. Emptings. : LEES
49. Ship of the Golden Fleece seekers. : ARGO
51. Water bubble. : BLEB
53. River duck. : TEAL
54. Young oyster. : SPAT
55. Famous Red general. : TIMOSHENKO
57. Short intermission. : RECESS
58. Italian house. : CASA
59. Red city in Lower Volga region. : ASTRAKHAN
60. U. S. Air Chief in China. : CHENNAULT
62. Allied commander in North Africa. : EISENHOWER
64. Central American country. : GUATEMALA
65. U. S. Naval Academy. : ANNAPOLIS
66. Potter's sieve. : LAUN
69. Important Russian river. : DNIEPER
72. Current North African battleground. : TUNISIA
75. Scarce item of food. : MEAT
77. Unbleached. : ECRU
79. Unofficial military vacation. : AWOL
81. Precious. : DEAR
84. Cuchulainn's wife. : EMER
86. Exclamation enjoining attention. : HIST
88. Sacred Egyptian bull. : APIS
90. Stopper. : PLUG
92. Gulf off South Turkey, now Antalya. : ADALIA
96. Jap island noted for its gold mines. : SADO
99. Small sacrificial stand. : ALTARLET
101. Grater. : RASP
104. Adjust. : COORDER
106. Axis capital. : ROME
108. 5c. in Rome. : LIRA
111. Comfort. : EASE
113. Glacé. : ICED
115. Else: Scot. : ENSE
117. Choice. : PICK
120. Traveled on horseback. : RODE
122. President of Chile. : RIOS
123. Tributary of Aisne River. : AIRE
125. Indian town near Indore. : MHOW
129. Luminary seen in morning. : DAYSTAR
130. Ship goods washed ashore. : JETSAM
131. Strategic Aleutian island. : AGATTU
132. Vital area of Russia, capital Stalino. : DONETS
134. Arctic sweater-like jacket. : ANORAK
135. Of the same age. : COEVAL
137. Firmly implanted. : ROOTED
138. Valuable fur. : ERMINE
139. Wearing a priestly scarf. : AMICED
142. More terrible. : DIRER
144. Speed. : HASTE
145. Debtor. : OWER
147. Important Moroccan seaport. : RABAT
150. Dismounted. : ALIT
152. Part of speech. : NOUN
154. Printer's omission mark. : DELE
156. Famed Eastern college. : YALE
159. Exist. : ARE
161. A simple sugar. : OSE
162. D. N. B. report. : LIE
164. Cover. : LID

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 78 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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