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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, March 14, 1943

Author: Charles Erlenkotter
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 634 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 93
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 57
Across Down
1. Port on coast of Tunisia. : GABES
6. U. S. Lt. General in North Africa. : CLARK
11. Head of Vichy regime. : PETAIN
17. Former Premier of France. : BLUM
21. Outstanding work of the poet Gray. : ELEGY
22. Device of enemy propaganda. : RUMOR
23. Point in the Russian advance. : ELISTA
24. Water-course. : YORA
25. Confidential. : BOSOM
26. Unpopular person after Pearl Harbor. : ISOLATIONIST
28. Mountain between lakes Lucerne and Zug. : RIGI
29. Compass point: abbr. : ENE
30. Dark-brown color. : BISTRE
32. Part of a shoe. : UPPER
33. Beat: colloq. : TANNED
35. One who has returned to his old creed. : RETROVERT
37. Hooks used in angling. : FLIES
38. Half of a slaughtered animal. : SIDE
39. Feminine name. : ELISE
40. Coarse chaff of grain. : BRAN
41. Exceed. : OVERSTEP
45. Golf club. : MASHIE
48. Part of the Philharmonic Orchestra. : STRINGS
51. Flat-topped hill. : MESA
52. Bitter draft. : RUE
53. Cul-de-sac. : IMPASSE
55. Choler. : RAGE
56. Fortified city in the Tyrol. : TRENT
58. Playing-marbles. : MIGS
59. Monkey-shines. : APISM
60. "___, clown, ___." : LAUGH
62. The elder Boucicault. : DION
63. King of France, 987–996. : CAPET
64. Convent of a Hindu order. : MATH
65. Hub. : NAVE
66. Beverage-scented flower. : TEAROSE
69. Expiate. : ATONE
70. Where Sonja shines. : ICE
71. Carriers. : TOTERS
73. Lie unnoticed. : LURK
74. Asperser. : REVILER
76. More unyielding. : FIRMER
78. West Point freshman. : PLEBE
80. Opera by Verdi. : ERNANI
81. More gimcrack. : GAUDIER
83. Alienate. : WEAN
84. Go off the tracks. : DERAIL
86. Aglet. : TAB
89. Waterway. : INLET
90. Symmetrical. : SPHERAL
93. "The Swedish Nightingale." : LIND
94. Wife, in the Bronx. : MAMA
95. Frogs. : RANAE
96. Opera by Verdi. : AIDA
97. Drawn-out narration. : ILIAD
99. Integrity. : HONOR
100. Fades. : AGES
101. Sheep-like. : OVINE
103. Integer. : UNIT
104. Fricasseeing. : STEWING
106. Us: German. : UNS
107. The affair between Hamilton and Burr. : DUEL
108. Swings loosely. : DANGLES
111. Incense. : ENRAGE
112. Bickers. : DISPUTES
114. Native of the Grampians. : SCOT
115. Craft. : TRADE
117. "It was a lover and his ___." : LASS
118. Where Alexander defeated Darius. : ISSUS
120. Non-rationed foodstuffs. : PRESERVES
124. Peak in Colorado, 11,906 ft. : BASALT
127. Ripple: Eng. : ACKER
128. Besetter. : SIEGER
129. Given name of noted Norwegian violinist. : OLE
130. Where Pahlevi is Shah. : IRAN
131. Author of "Fighting the Flying Circus." : RICKENBACKER
134. Mud. : SLIME
136. Wash. : LAVE
137. Firmly directed. : INTENT
138. Holiness: Fr. : PIETE
139. Boat which would be welcomed in N. Y. Bay. : OILER
140. Electric od. : ELOD
141. Defiles. : PASSES
142. ___ Wessel. : HORST
143. Verges. : NEARS
1. Arabian chemist of 8th century. : GEBER
2. Isolated. : ALONE
3. Blockade. : BESET
4. Self. : EGO
5. The giving of fanciful meanings to prosaic objects. : SYMBOLISM
6. Turning-points. : CRISES
7. Glitters. : LUSTRES
8. Dejected. : AMORT
9. Part. : ROLE
10. Isthmus connecting Malay Peninsula and Thai. : KRA
11. Former capital of China. : PEIPING
12. What they do to Gretna Green. : ELOPE
13. Prongs. : TINES
14. Principate, subject to Saudi Arabia. : ASIR
15. Pronoun. : ITS
16. Most tidy. : NATTIEST
17. Director of Economic Stabilization. : BYRNES
18. Cut of pork. : LOIN
19. Compel. : URGE
20. Domestic. : MAID
27. University in New Orleans. : TULANE
31. Climbing-plants. : IVIES
34. Seaport in Granada, Spain. : ADRA
36. Old matter under a new name. : REHASH
37. Scare. : FRIGHT
38. Mr. Hedin, the explorer, to his friends. : SVEN
40. Talk conceitedly. : BRAG
41. Harbingers. : OMENS
42. Division of Libya. : TRIPOLITANIA
43. Scene of recent floods in Oregon. : EUGENE
44. Annoy. : PESTER
45. Where the President almost lost his life. : MIAMI
46. Fragrant East Indian tree. : AMPAC
47. Petty ill will. : SPITEFULNESS
49. More faithful. : TRUER
50. Moved. : STIRRED
54. Click beetles. : ELATERS
57. Swindle. : ROOK
58. Belonging to early day. : MATIN
61. Assert. : AVER
62. Mud plastering. : DAUB
63. Large and hollow. : CAVAL
65. City in Alaska. : NOME
67. Given name of Italy's queen. : ELENA
68. Commissions. : ERRANDS
71. Hackneyed. : TRITE
72. Helped onward. : SPEEDED
75. Lady of Arthur's court. : ENID
77. Formulated thoughts. : IDEAS
79. State in Venezuela. : LARA
80. Castor silk. : ERIA
81. French high commissioner in North Africa. : GIRAUD
82. Birthplace of 4 Popes. : ANAGNI
83. Furze. : WHIN
85. The Four Hundred. : ELITE
87. Surrounded by. : AMONG
88. Large rowboat. : BARGE
91. Part of fire-extinguishing equipment. : PAILS
92. Dialects: slang. : LINGOS
94. Noted foreign correspondent. : MOWRER
98. Cadence. : LILT
99. Prentiss Brown's predecessor. : HENDERSON
101. Go beyond. : OUTSTRIP
102. Five-dollar bills. : VEES
103. Release from restraint. : UNCURB
105. Badger. : TEASE
107. Twofold. : DUAL
109. Subscribes. : ASSENTS
110. Ways. : STREETS
113. Made smooth. : PLANED
116. Penitence. : REGRET
118. Petroleum Coordinator. : ICKES
119. Early Irish dagger: var. : SKENE
120. Timid gambler: slang. : PIKER
121. Behold!: French. : VOILA
122. Given name of head of OWI. : ELMER
123. Spectators. : SEERS
124. Ill-humor. : BILE
125. Asian lake, larger than Lake Michigan. : ARAL
126. Volcanic island off Guadalcanal. : SAVO
127. Demeans. : ACTS
128. Birthplace of Homer. : SCIO
132. Feminine name. : INA
133. Aphorism: abbr. : APH
135. Stretch out. : LIE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 88 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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