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New York Times, Sunday, March 18, 1945

Author:
L. K. Peters
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 71
L. K. Peters has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 162
Across
1. Islands north of Iwo. : BONINS
7. Region comprising N. Africa and S. W. Asia. : AFRASIA
14. Where Intramuros is. : MANILA
20. Noah's main objective. : ARARAT
21. Most prostrate. : PRONEST
22. Island abode of Arthur and Oberon: Br. legend. : AVALON
23. French city in Dept. Rhone. : TARARE
24. 10,000 square meters in France. : HECTARE
25. River, S. E. Venezuela, 400 mi. to Orinoco. : CARONI
26. Blackbird. : ANI
27. Refugee from Manila. : YAMASHITA
29. Makes hostile invasions. : HARRIES
30. MacArthur crossed it in January. : AGNO
32. Usual bingo prizes. : DISHES
33. Wife of Cuchulainn: Ir. Saga. : EMER
35. Member of United Nations. : ALLY
36. East Indian margosa trees. : NEEMS
38. Ex-head of un-American activities committee. : DIES
39. Nonskidding devices. : CLEATS
41. Popeye's sweetheart. : OYL
42. Born. : NEE
44. Early American merchant (1763–1848). : ASTOR
46. Inflammable liquid. : ETHER
48. Egged on. : INCITED
52. River in Scotland, tributary to the Tweed. : TEVIOT
54. ___ Nations. : UNITED
58. German city near Aachen. : WURSELEN
60. Rheims was named for him (437–533). : REMI
61. Former Finnish Ambassador to U. S. : PROCOPE
62. Leave out. : OMIT
63. Bad. : EVIL
65. Annual income in France. : RENTE
67. Incarnations of Vishnu: Hindu myth. : RAMAS
68. New fighter plane propulsion. : JET
69. Asseverations. : PROTESTATIONS
72. Vagabond. : BUM
73. Sea between Liverpool and Dublin. : IRISH
75. Trifler. : TOYER
76. Blood fluid: Comb. form. : SERO
77. Alone. : SOLO
78. Ex-President of Cuba. : MACHADO
80. Tank ___. : TRAP
82. Where MacArthur landed, Jan. 9, 1945. : LINGAYEN
84. Genus of chickweeds. : ALSINE
85. River of North and South Carolina, 415 mi. to Winyah Bay. : PEEDEE
87. Ear specialists. : AURISTS
88. Punter. : POLER
90. Moderator on Town Hall of the Air. : DENNY
92. Large lake in Karelia republic. : SEG
93. Short for aide-de-camp. : ADC
96. Tutor of Nero, 49 A. D. : SENECA
98. Islands: Fr. : ILES
100. Wave. : WOMAN
104. King of Sodom (Gen. 14-2). : BERA
106. Barbarian. : GOTH
107. Slackenings of the blood current. : STASES
109. Identify. : NAME
110. Islands between Malaya and Borneo. : ANAMBAS
112. Belong. : APPERTAIN
115. Chester Bowles' bureau. : OPA
116. Local government body. : SOVIET
117. Adjust. : ARRANGE
118. Flyer. : SOARER
120. For ever: Poet. : ETERNE
121. Rarer. : SCARCER
122. Greatly desire. : ASPIRE
123. Perceptions. : SENSES
124. Shipbuilding wizards. : KAISERS
125. Rented. : LEASED
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1. Where no living Japs are. : BATAAN
2. Dutch radio station in England. : ORANGE
3. Of the nostrils. : NARINE
4. Bong's middle name. : IRA
5. Not any: Colloq. : NARY
6. Place of another. : STEAD
7. Loss of power to understand speech. : APHASIA
8. Newest. : FRESHEST
9. Cruiser named for a New York city. : ROCHESTER
10. Those opposed. : ANTIS
11. Resting device. : SEAT
12. Jacob's descendants (Gen. 35-10). : ISRAEL
13. Greek goddess of infatuation. : ATE
14. Arkansas' favorite son. : MACARTHUR
15. North Caucasian language. : AVAR
16. Beautiful hardwood of Luzon. : NARRA
17. Main port on Panay, Philippines. : ILOILO
18. Desolate. : LONELY
19. Synthetic peppermint. : ANISYL
28. Among. : MID
29. Exasperation. : HEAT
31. Believer in all religions. : OMNIST
34. Confer. : MEET
37. Town in Department Herault, France. : SETE
39. Where Yalta is. : CRIMEA
40. Spanish gentleman. : SENORS
43. Kind of fisherman. : EELER
45. Operate on insufficient capital. : OVERTRADE
47. Costa ___, first to declare war on Japan. : RICA
48. Where the flag flies on Mt. Suribachi. : IWOJIMA
49. Expressing a number. : NUMERAL
50. Judges. : CRITICS
51. He wrote "The Literacy Fallacy." : DEVOTO
53. Anoints: Dial. : OINTS
55. Hoydens. : TOMBOYS
56. Officer's shoulder ornament. : EPAULET
57. Immune bodies. : DESMONS
59. Climbing fern. : NITO
61. Munitions center in central Illinois. : PEORIA
64. Oct. 19, 1944. : LEYTE
66. Dutch town on the Waal. : TIEL
69. Fanons: Eccl. : PHANOS
70. Industrial town near Ivanovo, U. S. S. R. : SEREDA
71. Ninth: Latin. : NONUS
74. Transport. : SHIP
77. Port and capital of Cochin-China. : SAIGON
79. Representatives. : DELEGATES
81. Contrition. : PENITENCE
83. New Under-Secretary of State. : GREW
85. Ready: Fr. : PRET
86. Expander. : ENLARGER
89. Son of Seth (Gen. 4-26). : ENOS
91. Days gone by: Poet. : YESTERS
93. Degrades. : ABASES
94. Signify. : DENOTE
95. Coward. : CRAVEN
97. Indian of Bolivia. : CHARCA
99. ___ of Okhotsk. : SEA
101. Civilized natives of New Zealand. : MAORIS
102. French physicist (1775–1836). : AMPERE
103. Approached. : NEARED
105. Princes of Afghanistan. : AMIRS
107. Ladies of the sea. : SPARS
108. Cordage fiber. : SISAL
111. Nota ___. : BENE
113. Seaport, Penang, Straits Settlement. : PRAI
114. Proboscis. : NOSE
117. Request. : ASK
119. River between Brazil and Paraguay. : APA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 57 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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