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WITH WORDS THE WORLD OVER

New York Times, Sunday, February 4, 1945

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 649 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 76
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Quote in 99-Across clue was split into six lines in the original, probably to fit the column, but online source indicates there are only two lines, with break appearing where the slash mark (which was not in the original) appears.

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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 156
Across
1. War of attrition. : BOMBING
8. Onset. : ATTACK
14. Expanding. : GROWING
21. Tenement yard. : AREAWAY
22. Toil. : TRAVAIL
24. Rhea family, ostriches. : RHEIDAE
25. Gov. Griswold's capital. : LINCOLN
26. Italian village, ancient symbol of humiliation. : CANOSSA
27. Dail ___, Eire's lower house. : EIREANN
28. Was chief. : LED
29. Candle. : DIP
31. ___ accompli. : FAIT
32. Snake charmer's clarinet. : BEEN
34. Padlocked. : SHUT
35. Again. : ANEW
37. The new republic. : ICELAND
39. Armies. : FORCES
41. Former province, central Honshu. : OMI
42. Subway standee's standby. : STRAP
44. Met in Milan. : SCALA
45. Indefinable somethings. : AURAE
46. Asahel in Douai version. : ASAEL
48. Took on a shakedown cruise. : TESTED
50. Is first to attack. : AGGRESSES
52. Backbones: Anat. : SPINAE
53. Mr. Tutt. : TRAIN
55. Lighter. : AIRIER
56. Author unknown. : ANON
57. I love: Latin. : AMO
60. Nourished. : FED
61. Late sage of Paducah. : IRVIN
62. Isle invaded by MacArthur. : SAMAR
64. Pronoun. : ITS
67. Harden. : CONDITION
70. Eye: Fr. : OEIL
72. Fiber-cluster in wool. : NEP
73. Okay as it was. : STET
74. Three of a kind. : TRIAD
75. Disadvantages. : ODDS
77. Strategists. : SNARERS
79. Counterweight for the container. : TARE
80. Novice. : ROOKY
81. Funny faces. : MOUES
83. Bass note by Guido. : ELAMI
84. Mazo de la Roche scene. : JALNA
85. Where St. Bernard hospice is. : ETNA
86. Vegetable. : PARSNIP
88. Auditory. : OTIC
89. Believer in God's oneness. : ARIAN
90. Irish tenant. : SAER
91. Corroded. : ATE
92. French girl friend. : AMIE
94. Without a keel: Zool. : ECARINATE
96. Be in session. : SIT
97. Grates. : GRIDS
99. "Achilles' wrath, to Greece the direful spring/Of woes unnumber'd, heavenly goddess, sing!" : ILIAD
101. Naught. : NIL
102. Eddie. : NED
103. Mr. Johnson. : ERIC
104. Least ruddy. : PALEST
106. Got an edge on. : HONED
108. Lively Bohemian dances. : POLKAS
111. AWOL. : CIGARETTE
113. Scraping tool. : GRATER
117. British Burma victory. : AKYAB
118. Stern old schoolmaster. : CANER
119. Much-bombed phosphate isle. : NAURU
121. Zestless. : STALE
122. Confining force: Colloq. : LID
123. Urgency. : STRESS
125. Jap island on the Inland Sea. : SHIKOKU
127. Top skyfighters. : ACES
128. Indigo. : ANIL
130. Byron's friend (1784–1859). : HUNT
131. Founded by Henry VI about 1440. : ETON
132. Man's nickname. : NAT
133. Siamese. : TAI
134. Sprinkled. : WATERED
136. Gifted. : ENDOWED
139. Lamenting. : SIGHING
142. Fearfully grand. : AWESOME
143. Sealery. : ROOKERY
144. Military formation on an angle. : ECHELON
145. More vicious. : NASTIER
146. Emerge from water. : EMERSE
147. Boats spreading canvas. : SAILERS
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1. Steady. : BALLAST
2. Cuba's easternmost province. : ORIENTE
3. Fixers. : MENDERS
4. Vat. : BAC
5. Volcano isle, bomber target. : IWO
6. Nita ___, silent screen actress. : NALDI
7. Knowledge concerning women. : GYNICS
8. U. S. military airline. : ATC
9. Spanish cape, N. W. of Gibraltar. : TRAFALGAR
10. Madagascar capital. : TANANARIVO
11. Sidestep. : AVOID
12. Dramatis personae. : CAST
13. Ti palms. : KIS
14. Unhappy land. : GREECE
15. River of blood. : RHINE
16. Above: Poetic. : OER
17. Y's. : WIES
18. Sun Valley native. : IDAHOAN
19. Northernmost Ellice I. : NANUMEA
20. Crack U. S. ace. : GENTILE
23. Heavy workers. : LABORERS
30. Hickory. : PECAN
33. Times. : ERAS
36. Inventor of the governor (1736–1819). : WATT
38. Delay between news and report. : LAG
39. Unite. : FUSE
40. Flavor. : SAPOR
43. Treachery. : PERFIDY
45. Ridiculous. : ASININE
47. Moral error. : SIN
49. North-shore town of Luzon. : DAET
51. Lake Indians. : ERIES
52. Sinecures. : SNAPS
54. Colloquial. : IDIOMATIC
56. A Yank in Mexico. : AMERICANO
57. Mummer in skirts. : ACTRESS
58. Airport off Halmahera. : MOROTAI
59. Small vegetable. : ONIONET
61. Kashmir's river. : INDUS
63. Lifeless. : ANEMIC
64. Heartbreak front. : ITALIAN
65. Spice island. : TERNATE
66. Lined a well. : STEANED
68. Capital of French W. Africa. : DAKAR
69. Fragrant. : ODORED
71. French composer of Spanish symphony. : LALO
73. Shetlands starling. : STARN
76. Town of great bridge over the Zambezi. : SENA
78. Ranked. : RATED
82. Alike. : SIMILAR
84. Keepers. : JAILERS
86. SHAEF headquarters. : PARIS
87. Heaper. : PILER
93. Maker of momentous decisions. : EISENHOWER
95. Cordon. : RING
97. Seizes. : GRABS
98. Lady in waiting. : SPINSTER
100. Achievers. : ATTAINERS
103. Provisional prefix for chemical element. : EKA
105. Lincoln, man of the ___. : AGES
106. Water bird. : HERON
107. Facts. : DATA
108. Western isle of Philippines. : PALAWAN
109. Largest Ryukyu isle. : OKINAWA
110. Touchstones. : LYDITES
111. French invasion town. : CAEN
112. Took: Dial. : TUK
114. Tangible. : TACTILE
115. Mother of Richard Coeur de Lion. : ELEANOR
116. Quits. : RESIGNS
118. Less refined. : CRUDER
120. Decrees. : UKASES
124. Topic. : THEME
125. Feed the flames. : STOKE
126. City on the Mohawk. : UTICA
129. For fear that. : LEST
131. Esau. : EDOM
135. Isle of Kwajalein atoll. : ROI
137. Biblical sailor, Douai version. : NOE
138. Change color. : DYE
140. Melted butter used in India. : GHI
141. Norse queen of underworld. : HEL

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 65 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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