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LEADERS AND BATTLEGROUNDS

New York Times, Sunday, March 15, 1942

Author: Marie C. French
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 166
Marie C. French has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 5
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1. A British leader. : CRIPPS
7. Strategic island east of Borneo. : CELEBES
14. Head on the Aegis of Athena. : MEDUSA
20. Persian. : IRANIAN
21. Mean rate. : AVERAGE
22. Monument in Central Park. : OBELISK
24. Islands off south coast of Australia. : NEPTUNE
25. One of 96 in Washington. : SENATOR
26. Bow. : ROSETTE
27. Met in assembly. : SAT
28. Wide battleground. : SEA
29. Got up. : AROSE
30. Caper. : PRANK
32. Swiss canton. : URI
33. Australian birds. : EMUS
35. Wide battlefield. : SKY
37. Before. : ERE
38. Farinaceous. : MEALY
39. Annoy. : BAIT
40. Monster. : TERAS
42. Mud-volcano. : SALSE
44. Horizontal distance of the target. : RANGE
45. Sentry. : WATCH
46. Return to mind. : RECUR
48. Former French Air Minister. : COT
49. Musical direction. : LENTO
50. Mark of omission. : CARET
51. German negative. : NICHT
53. Passing fashion. : FAD
54. Lying on the back. : SUPINE
56. Every movie needs one. : STAR
60. Came by. : GOT
61. Condiment jar. : CRUET
63. Social progress. : TELESIS
66. Contradictory phenomenon. : PARADOX
68. Fauntleroy's mother. : DEAREST
70. Clear. : RID
71. Marble. : MIB
73. Nuisance remover. : ABATOR
74. Guns: abbr. : ORD
75. "Half-brother of the world."—Bailey. : AMERICA
77. Altar end. : APSE
78. Suggested objective of he. : HIMER
79. The Sangreal. : GRAIL
81. Line of the Bible. : STICH
82. Dill seeds. : ANETS
83. Brain cavity. : ITER
84. Stalin's citadel. : KREMLIN
86. Right to choose. : SAY
87. Elan. : SPIRIT
88. Chinese fabric. : SHA
89. Plain. : LEA
90. Changed. : ALTERED
92. Base of dyes. : ANILINE
93. Radio aerial. : ANTENNA
96. Titan. : ATLAS
97. Away from. : FRO
98. Carrier in Russia. : SLED
99. Manipulate. : HANDLE
101. College tree. : ELM
102. God of revelry. : COMUS
104. He wrote "Natural History." : PLINY
106. Shirer's journal. : DIARY
108. Mean person. : CUR
109. Strategic island east of Java. : TIMOR
113. Germ of decay. : TAINT
114. "For evil news ___ post."—Milton. : RIDES
115. "The universal vanquisher."—Sophocles. : SLEEP
117. Surfaced. : PAVED
119. Applicant for insurance. : RISK
120. Giver. : DONOR
121. Sorceress of 1887. : SHE
122. Tongue. : TAB
124. Half: prefix. : DEMI
125. Being. : ENS
126. Structure built to reach heaven. : BABEL
127. Idaho statesman. : BORAH
129. Extremely. : TOO
131. Sindbad's P-40. : ROC
132. Capacity for holding goods. : STOWAGE
134. Pearly. : OPALINE
136. Carve upon. : ENGRAVE
138. Yellow alloy. : SEMILOR
139. Aboriginals. : NATIVES
140. Refers. : RELATES
141. Color anew. : RETINT
142. Digging machines. : SPADERS
143. Mountain spurs. : ARETES
1. Pitcher. : CREAMER
2. "The first fine careless ___!"—Browning. : RAPTURE
3. Fruit of investment: abbr. : INT
4. Name meaning dutiful. : PIUS
5. Pieces of glass. : PANES
6. Cowards. : SNEAKS
7. Spanish house. : CASA
8. 29,141 feet high. : EVEREST
9. Poe heroine. : LENORE
10. Expunge. : ERASE
11. Diminish. : BATE
12. I: Latin. : EGO
13. Zigzag fireworks. : SERPENTS
14. A wartime necessity. : MORALE
15. Black heartwood. : EBONY
16. Something to pound on. : DESK
17. Rubber tree. : ULE
18. Placed. : SITUATE
19. Limited the use of: Scot. : ASTRICT
20. Small map in a larger one. : INSET
23. The K in R. K. O. : KEITH
31. Stew. : RAGOUT
34. River in Missouri. : SAC
36. Pleasure craft. : YACHT
38. "Is ___ an ape or an angel?"—Disraeli. : MAN
39. Reveals. : BARES
41. Motif of Japan's flag. : SUN
43. His wife is famous. : LOT
44. Repurchases. : REDEEMS
45. Diminished. : WANED
47. Austerity. : RIGOR
49. Poet's inspiration. : LAURA
50. Eyelashes. : CILIA
52. He ran for President. : COX
53. Brother. : FRA
55. Fish. : PERCH
56. Algerine cavalrymen. : SPAHIS
57. She was "full of good works." : TABITHA
58. Ancient Syrian. : ARAMEAN
59. Assessor. : RATER
61. Pronunciation mark. : CEDILLA
62. African flies. : TSETSES
64. Endanger. : IMPERIL
65. Famous chapel. : SISTINE
67. Insect. : DOR
68. Tonight at 8:30. : DRAMA
69. A common chord. : TRIAD
72. Defeated. : BESTED
74. Crude mineral. : ORE
76. Describing Winter roads. : ICY
77. West Indian shrubs. : ANILS
79. Inspiring. : GRAND
80. Scatters straw for bedding. : LITTERS
82. Bee: comb. form. : API
84. He sings on the radio. : KENNY
85. Helen's nickname. : NELLY
87. Muzzle. : SNOUT
89. Depended. : LEANT
91. Aries. : RAM
92. Branch of military service. : ARM
94. Believe. : THINK
95. A famous press. : ALDINE
97. French woodland. : FORET
100. Phantoms. : EIDOLONS
102. Catchword. : CUE
103. Taste. : SIP
104. Artist. : PAINTER
105. Nimble. : LISSOME
107. Gas: comb. form. : AER
108. Renovator. : CLEANER
110. Rash. : MAD
111. Gormandized. : OVERATE
112. Displaces. : REMOVES
113. Curl. : TRESS
114. He wrote "Rules of Order." : ROBERT
115. Give absolution. : SHRIVE
116. Libation-vessel of Romans. : PATERA
118. Cuts up. : DICES
120. Fish god worshiped at Gaza. : DAGON
121. Stable. : SOLID
123. Humorous blunder. : BONER
126. Beautiful isle ravaged by war. : BALI
127. Philippine child. : BATA
128. "Guest" of Winston Churchill. : HESS
130. Flirt. : OGLE
133. Humor. : WIT
135. Mush. : PAP
137. Carrier of typhus. : RAT

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