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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, March 12, 1944

Author: Betty C. Crisman
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 669 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 88
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 109
Across Down
1. Italian river crossed by Allies. : RAPIDO
7. Stretch across. : SPAN
11. Work. : OPUS
15. Rears. : RAISES
21. Burmese site of Jap retreat. : ARAKAN
22. Determine needed corrections in a firearm. : CALIBRATE
24. Dignified. : AUGUST
25. New arrivals. : COMERS
26. Allied commander in Italy. : ALEXANDER
27. Fence-sitting dictator verbally spanked by Hull. : FRANCO
28. Joint. : HIP
29. Seaport southeast of Anzio. : TERRACINA
31. Life-saving drug. : SULFA
33. British Minister of State. : LAW
34. Arrow poison. : INEE
36. Heel over. : TILT
37. Devours. : EATS
39. Wire measure. : MIL
40. Rub dry. : WIPE
41. Play a stringed instrument. : STRUM
43. Extremity. : NEED
45. Free from admixture. : NEAT
47. Removed. : DELETED
49. Pièce de résistance. : ROAST
51. Phillippine negrito. : ITA
53. Thing; Latin. : REM
55. Adage. : SAW
56. Obliquely. : ASKANCE
59. Greek letter. : PSI
60. Insect: Comb. form. : ENTOM
62. Mediterranean Air Force Commander. : EAKER
66. Capital of Yukon Territory. : DAWSON
67. Adapted for leaping. : SALTATORIAL
70. Military cap. : KEPI
71. Turkish regiment. : ALAI
72. One of two in the upper jaw. : EYETOOTH
74. British submarine detection device. : ASDIC
76. G. C. S. unit of fluidity. : RHE
77. Hindu prince. : RAJAH
79. Somewhate painful. : ACHY
80. Number. : EIGHT
82. Nazi chief in southern Europe. : ROMMEL
84. Algonquian Indian spirit. : MANITO
86. Strike out. : FAN
88. English letter. : CEE
89. Recover as pledged. : REDEEM
90. Commanding Admiral in South Pacific. : HALSEY
91. Hairy. : PILAR
93. Egyptian skink. : ADDA
95. Short fishing line. : ORSEL
97. Ace. : ONE
98. Worried neutral country. : SPAIN
100. Take into custody again. : REARREST
103. Neutral country. : EIRE
104. Sour. : ACID
106. Extirpation. : ERADICATION
108. Wickerwork material. : RATTAN
110. Indian princess. : RANEE
112. Little: Comb. form. : STENO
113. Tavern. : INN
114. Pieces. : MORSELS
115. 100,000 rupees. : LAC
117. Reverend: India. : SRI
118. Spaded. : DUG
119. Color design method. : BATIK
120. Red Commander on Leningrad front. : GOVOROV
124. Certain portion. : SOME
126. East Indian sheep. : SNAS
128. Gives narcotics to. : DOPES
132. Flower. : IRIS
133. Free. : RID
135. Camouflage devices. : NETS
137. In addition. : ALSO
139. Vein: Latin. : VENA
140. Spasm. : FIT
141. Air raid warning. : ALERT
143. Débâcle. : CATACLYSM
146. Edible mollusk of Samoa. : ASI
147. Muscular. : TOROSE
149. Army fighter plane. : AIRACOBRA
151. Very unpleasant. : HORRID
153. Draw forth. : ELICIT
154. Turned oars. : FEATHERED
155. Twin of Artemis. : APOLLO
156. Pour off water. : DECANT
157. Forest denizen. : TREE
158. Soldier's ticket to fun. : PASS
159. Incense burner. : CENSER
1. The spine: Anat. : RACHIS
2. Begone!—Shakespeare. : AROINT
3. Treat indulgently. : PAMPER
4. Eisenhower. : IKE
5. Primitive weapon. : DART
6. Assault. : ONSET
7. Companion of Robin Hood. : SCARLET
8. Mental relish. : PALATE
9. Pianist Templeton. : ALEC
10. Watersprite. : NIXIE
11. Overembellished. : ORNATE
12. Tablet. : PAD
13. American Indians. : UTES
14. Protective shot. : SERUM
15. The Amateur Cracksman, 1899. : RAFFLES
16. Emanation. : AURA
17. Old Japanese Province of Honshu. : IGA
18. Full of sunshine. : SUNLIT
19. War prisoner's hope. : ESCAPE
20. Packed. : STOWED
23. Plantain. : BANANA
30. Swish in water. : RINSE
32. Eye protection. : LID
35. Natives of large part of U.S.S.R. : EURASIANS
38. Manufacturing city in Salerno Province. : SARNO
40. Allied objective in North New Guinea. : WEWAK
42. Island south of Bougainville. : MONO
44. Treacherous. : DISLOYAL
46. Four-faced geometric figure. : TETRAHEDRON
48. Allied-held New Guinea port. : LAE
50. Skin disturbance. : ACNE
52. Yugoslav leader. : TITO
54. Humid. : MOIST
56. Hebrew June. : ADAR
57. Spanish city west of Madrid. : SALAMANCA
58. Japanese main naval base east of Truk taken by Allies. : KWAJALEIN
59. Allied air raiders' guides to accurate bombing. : PATHFINDERS
60. Moral. : ETHIC
61. Choleric. : MAD
63. Antimony oxysulphide. : KERMESITE
64. Transient. : EPHEMERAL
65. Canadian agitator, executed 1885. : RIEL
67. Dry. : SEC
68. Messed. : ATE
69. Italian nickels. : LIRE
73. Native of Kwangtung. : YAO
75. Spanish cubit, 16.5 in. : CODO
78. Hurries. : HIES
81. Motive mechanisms. : GEARINGS
83. Red general commanding ski forces around Novgorod. : MERETSKOV
85. Kind. : TYPE
87. Stupor: Comb. form. : NARCO
89. Short-napped fabric. : RAS
90. Gray with age. : HOAR
91. New British anti-tank guns. : PIATS
92. Herb of Pacific Islands. : REA
94. Cozy room. : DEN
96. Important part of a camera. : LENS
99. ___ artium. : ARS
101. One of the Cook Islands, near New Zealand. : ATIU
102. Jog along. : TROT
105. Island in Cyclades group. : DELOS
107. Bump at base of skull. : INION
109. Parched. : ARID
111. Cereal spike. : EAR
114. Bulky. : MASSY
116. One of our officers at Kwajalein, a Major General. : CORLETT
118. Sever. : DETACH
119. Songs. : BALLADS
120. Brilliant. : GIFTED
121. Colorful bird. : ORIOLE
122. Glasslike. : VITRIC
123. Compete. : VIE
125. Twenty-two yards in Honduras. : MECATE
127. Pearly shellfishes. : NACRES
129. Jewels. : PEARLS
130. Store fodder. : ENSILE
131. New Guinea rubber-producing land taken by United States. : SAIDOR
134. Select. : DRAFT
136. African veranda. : STOEP
138. Ammoniac plant. : OSHAC
141. Hindu month, Sept.–Oct. : ASIN
142. Rank. : TIER
144. Luzon river flowing into China Sea. : ABRA
145. Be depressed. : MOPE
148. Edible tuber. : OCA
150. Scottish explorer (1813–1893). : RAE
152. King Arthur's sword. : RON

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

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