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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, February 7, 1943

Author:
Willard N. Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 663 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 105
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 52
Across
1. Friendly neighbor. : VENEZUELA
10. Holy Mother of Russians. : MOSCOW
16. Major Jap base on New Britain. : RABAUL
22. Commander of British forces in Middle East. : ALEXANDER
23. Turkish capital. : ANKARA
24. Our strategic northern outpost. : ALASKA
25. Translucence. : LIMPIDITY
26. Exquisitely tasteful. : DAINTY
27. Be on one's guard. : BEWARE
28. Stout Japanese herb. : UDO
29. Spider's web. : NET
30. Proverbial sayings. : ADAGES
32. Jap-held Asian kingdom. : SIAM
34. Wood used by carvers in India. : DAR
35. Emanation. : AURA
37. A political color. : RED
39. Maturing agent. : AGER
40. Girl: Australia. : BINT
41. Mine entrance. : ADIT
42. Journey on foot. : TRAMP
44. Price of ten war stamps. : DOLLAR
46. Commander of the U. S. Second Air Force. : OLDS
47. Vital Allied-held Papuan bay. : MILNE
48. Place for catching congers. : EELERY
50. Annoys by petty fault finding. : NAGS
51. Drug-yielding plant. : ALOE
52. Thickened soups. : PUREES
53. Sturgeon eggs. : ROES
55. Vast Allied-Jap naval arena. : PACIFIC
57. Brazilian estuary and seaport. : PARA
58. Sec. Knox's responsibility. : NAVY
61. Soldier of Timoshenko. : RUSS
63. Ship carrying "Golden Fleece" hunters. : ARGO
64. Christian appellation. : FORENAME
68. Palm leaf: var. : OLA
69. Second. : ABET
70. Minor Malayan pewter coin. : TRAH
71. Whined. : PULED
72. Hindu goddess personifying speech. : VAC
73. Capital of Madagascar. : TANANARIVE
76. Officer in charge of table linen. : NAPERER
78. Friendly neighbor. : PERU
79. Better or correct. : AMEND
80. Variable star. : MIRA
82. One of the Weird Sisters. : NORN
83. Layer of the skin. : DERMA
84. "Actions ___ discover man."—Pope. : BEST
85. Hitler's secret terrorist gang. : GESTAPO
88. Scene of the "Red Verdun." : STALINGRAD
91. Fleur-de-___. : LIS
92. U. S. Pacific island. : SAMOA
93. Polish unit of length, 4.72 yds. : PRET
95. A slope or bevel. : CANT
96. Nigerian Negro people. : ARO
97. Statute or decree. : ENACTION
99. Mountains located in Kirghiz. : ALAI
100. "With fern beneath to ___ the bitter cold."—Dryden. : FEND
101. Winglike. : ALAR
102. Cabinet member. : HULL
103. Pertaining to marriage. : SPONSAL
105. Part of a radio. : DIAL
107. Lustrous. : SATINY
110. Woody fiber used in rope making. : BAST
111. Arabian military commander. : EMIR
113. Imitative actions of mimics. : APISMS
117. Hypothetical structural unit: Biol. : IDANT
118. "___ is lord of truth and loyalty."—Spenser. : LOVE
119. Maternal relatives. : ENATES
121. Booby. : IDIOT
122. Cold Adriatic wind. : BORA
123. Arrived. : CAME
124. Nazi industrial center. : RUHR
125. Drinking cup with two or more handles. : TYG
127. Old Roman handle. : ANSA
128. Epoch. : ERA
129. Nazi general. : LEEB
130. Vegetable pepsin. : CAROID
132. Farmer of Central India. : MEO
134. A proselyte to Judaism. : GER
135. U. S. aircraft carrier. : RANGER
137. Heretofore. : ERENOW
139. R. A. F. target in Nazi-occupied France. : ABBEVILLE
142. Speak in sonorous manner. : INTONE
143. Refurnish with metal tubing. : REPIPE
144. Co-signer of Atlantic Charter. : ROOSEVELT
145. Makes amends. : ATONES
146. Type of prairie harrow. : SPADER
147. Puts up with. : TOLERATES
Down
1. Appraise. : VALUATE
2. Legendary king of Britain. : ELIDURE
3. Pertaining to a wood or grove. : NEMORAL
4. Ex parte: abbr. : EXP
5. Horse of uniform dark color. : ZAIN
6. "Ah luckless babe, born ___ cruel star."—Spenser. : UNDER
7. Revised for publication. : EDITED
8. Hire out. : LET
9. An Indo-Iranian. : ARYA
10. French island in Indian Ocean. : MADAGASCAR
11. Kind of military catapult. : ONAGER
12. Participant in a Winter sport. : SKIER
13. Vessels being replaced with glass jars. : CANS
14. Scrap. : ORT
15. Border of a road or patch. : WAYSIDE
16. Moroccan seaport taken by Rangers. : RABAT
17. Imperial standard of Ottoman Empire. : ALEM
18. Contemptuous interjection. : BAW
19. On the seat of a motorcycle. : ASADDLE
20. Area formerly governed from Kharkov. : UKRAINE
21. Ophelia's brother in "Hamlet." : LAERTES
31. Town of Upper Egypt. : DALGA
33. Those in office. : INS
36. British Secretary for India. : AMERY
38. Red river. : DON
40. Political group. : BLOC
41. Turkish drink of fermented milk. : AIRAN
43. Affirmative voter. : PRO
45. Places over. : LAPS
46. Hodgepodge. : OLIO
47. Incarcerated. : MURED
49. Paraguay tea. : YERBA
51. Turkoman carpet of geometric design. : AFGHAN
52. Peeling device. : PARER
54. Litigant. : SUER
56. Near East nation. : IRAN
57. Still-fighting native of a conquered nation. : POLE
58. Extraordinary. : NOTABLE
59. Starting place of Rommel's retreat. : ALAMEIN
60. Butterfly genus. : VANESSA
62. Cabinet member. : STIMSON
64. Heating unit. : FURNACE
65. Positive assertion. : AVERRAL
66. Sea between Bosporus and Dardanelles. : MARMARA
67. Friendly neighbor. : ECUADOR
69. Conjunction. : AND
70. Buddhist monastery in Japan. : TERA
71. Forward. : PERT
74. Formicary denizen. : ANT
75. Brief autobiographical sketch. : VITA
77. Foremost advocate of good manners. : POST
78. Treenail. : PEG
81. Divide into parts. : APPLOT
83. Dinitrotoluene: abbr. : DNT
85. In mirthful manner. : GAILY
86. Block of salt used as an Abyssinian money. : EMOL
87. Algerian seaport captured by Allied forces. : ORAN
89. Head of War Shipping Administration. : LAND
90. Land of Regrets. : INDIA
92. Feat. : STUNT
94. U. S. commander of Allied invasion forces. : EISENHOWER
98. Country Chennault's "Flying Tigers" are aiding. : CHINA
99. Bishop's throne. : APSE
100. To rove on the wing. : FLIT
101. Feminine name. : ALIDA
103. Hoard. : SAVE
104. Italian historian. : AMARI
106. High Himalayan mountain. : API
107. Stalin's "back yard." : SIBERIA
108. Worshiper. : ADORANT
109. Italian seaport bombed by Allies. : TARANTO
110. Flying Fortresses. : BOMBERS
112. Injure by exposure. : RET
114. Cotton undershirt. : SINGLET
115. Kind of Rhine wine. : MOSELLE
116. Russian teacher. : STARETS
118. Jap base on New Guinea. : LAE
119. Continental battleground. : EUROPE
120. An emblem. : SYMBOL
123. Roman goddess. : CERES
124. Froglike. : RANID
126. Ganders. : GEESE
129. Smooth breathing. : LENE
130. An onion. : CEPA
131. Short lance or javelin. : DART
133. Finished. : OVER
136. Annamese unit of cloth measure. : GON
138. Corded fabric. : REP
140. Expression of disapproval. : BOO
141. The herb, eve. : IVA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 93 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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