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New York Times, Sunday, March 21, 1943

Author: Louis Baron
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.04, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 102 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 58
Across Down
1. Battle site in Solomons. : TULAGI
7. Gold and silver alloy. : ASEM
11. Scattered, in art. : SEME
15. Long hunting weapons. : SPEARS
21. Unaccented syllable. : ATONIC
22. Birthday of a great teacher of brotherly love. : CHRISTMAS
24. Small kite. : ELANET
25. The last Japanese Ambassador to U. S. : NOMURA
26. U. S. airfield at Guadalcanal. : HENDERSON
27. Aborigine. : NATIVE
28. Edible Samoan mudworm. : IPO
29. Cornered. : TREED
31. A Tatar dynasty in China (4–6 A. D.). : WEI
32. "___ is a good handy figure."—Mann. : SEVEN
34. Wire measure. : MIL
35. Common contraction. : AINT
37. Poetic name of a country. : IND
38. U. S. airplane engines. : WASPS
40. Fall gradually. : SAG
41. Glen. : DALE
42. California sardines. : SADINAS
44. District in Luzon, P. I. : CAYAPAS
46. Hot Mexican dishes. : TAMALES
48. Cape in northeast Tunisia. : BON
49. ___ de mer. : MAL
50. Lash wounds. : WELTS
52. Bulgarian coin. : LEV
53. With force. : AMAIN
56. Leopards. : PARDS
58. Red-beaked African weaver bird. : DIOCK
60. Mud volcano. : SALSE
64. Priest. : LAMA
65. Unloading port for the Burma Road. : RANGOON
67. Legs, in anatomy. : CRURA
69. Old law hearing. : OYER
70. Compass point. : ENE
71. Sun: comb. form. : HELIO
72. Fleur-de-lis. : LIS
74. Philippine Island knives. : ITACS
76. Three: prefix. : TRI
77. Hidden from sight. : SCREENED
79. Little hors d'oeuvres. : CANAPES
81. Raccoon-like animals. : COATIS
83. Author of a best seller. : HITLER
84. Gold-woven cloths of India. : SONERIS
85. Jap-controlled island in Malaysia. : BORNEO
86. Treaty port in Kwangsi Province. : WUCHOW
87. South America's George Washington. : BOLIVAR
88. President of Argentine Republic. : CASTILLO
90. River in Central Russia. : OKA
91. Seaport in Middle Java. : TEGAL
93. Ornamental ship-clock. : NEF
94. "With ___ against the western hues."—Meredith. : MASTS
95. Important war metal. : TIN
96. Hurries. : RUNS
98. Italians. : DAGOS
100. Bandlike structures: Anat. : HABENAS
102. Security. : BOND
103. British oilfields in Irak. : MOSUL
105. A river between Cornwall and Devonshire. : TAMAR
107. Where Roosevelt stopped in South America. : NATAL
108. Indian buffalo. : ARNEE
109. Sailor: colloq. : GOB
111. Cabbages. : COLES
113. Individual person: Scot. : SEL
114. Hasten. : HIE
115. Principality in Borneo, Jap-held. : SARAWAK
119. Delicious beverages. : NECTARS
121. Seat of a pro-imperialist Japanese clan. : SATSUMA
125. Transparent drop. : TEAR
126. Cut off. : LOP
128. Aleutian outer garment. : PARKA
129. Etruscan tutelary god. : LAR
130. Sovereign dethroned by Russian revolution. : TSAR
131. Vase. : URN
132. Central American trees. : EBOES
134. Hawaiian wreath. : LEI
135. Trading town in Mozambique. : ZUMBO
137. Highly socialized insect. : ANT
138. Emperor. : MIKADO
140. Rommel line smashed in November, 1942. : ELALAMEIN
143. Citrus fruit. : ORANGE
145. Wine named after a Spanish province. : MALAGA
146. Sumatran city overrun by Japs last Winter. : PALEMBANG
147. Scamp. : RASCAL
148. High quality Smyrna figs. : ELEMES
149. Fighter plane of the last war. : SPAD
150. Killer whale. : ORCA
151. Mocks. : SNEERS
1. Taro-yielding plants. : TANIAS
2. Sir Thomas More's perfect land. : UTOPIA
3. Much poetized Scottish lake. : LOMOND
4. Babylonian god of the sky. : ANU
5. Encircled. : GIRT
6. Soaring too high for safety. : ICARIAN
7. Hurt. : ACHED
8. Moult. : SHED
9. Sea bird. : ERN
10. Scene of recent Jap naval defeat. : MIDWAY
11. Peeled. : STRIPPED
12. One-time resort in Prussia. : EMS
13. Peacocks, in Kipling. : MAOS
14. Serfs. : ESNES
15. French possession in W. Africa. : SENEGAL
16. Scheme. : PLAN
17. Take food. : EAT
18. "Man is a reasoning ___."—Seneca. : ANIMAL
19. Reproach. : REVILE
20. Upright stone slabs. : STELES
23. Teeter. : SEESAW
30. Abstract being. : ENS
33. Large tub. : VAT
36. Inner bone of the leg. : TIBIA
38. Emerson's middle name. : WALDO
39. Pertaining to law code of Germanic tribes. : SALIC
41. City in Mindanao. : DAVAO
43. Negative prefix. : NON
44. Ship's freight. : CARGO
45. Yarns. : STORIES
47. Middle: comb. form. : MES
49. Five-toed Asiatic pangolin. : MANID
51. Rabbit-tails. : SCUTS
53. Beverages. : ALES
54. Where Henry Pu Yi is emperor. : MANCHUKUO
55. Natives of two continents. : AMERICANS
56. More ashen. : PALER
57. A poisonous alkaloid from plants. : SOLANIN
59. Long-tailed ape of India. : KRA
61. British Minister of Production. : LYTTELTON
62. Of a genus of fish: Zool. : SERIOLINE
63. Goddess of discord. : ERIS
65. Invigorated. : RENEWED
66. Ancient city on the Tigris. : NINEVEH
68. Besets. : ACCOSTS
71. Slave. : HELOT
73. Peasant woman's mantle in U. S. S. R. : SARAFAN
75. Species. : SORTS
78. Anglo-Saxon consonant. : ETH
79. Mountain depression. : COL
80. Hindu religious teacher. : PIR
82. Cuckoo. : ANI
84. Pacific Islands, crux of present battle. : SOLOMON
85. Fundamental. : BASAL
86. Small creeping animal. : WORM
87. Town in Bataan Province. : BAGAC
88. District in Egypt, including Port Said and Ismailia. : CANAL
89. Wavy, in heraldry. : ONDE
92. Gun: Slang. : GAT
94. Allots. : METES
97. Carbohydrate. : SUGAR
99. Farinaceous meal. : SALEP
101. Strategic oil port on Persian Gulf. : BASRA
102. Nazi submarine base in France. : BREST
104. Countries along the North Sea. : LOW
106. Withdrew an official. : RECALLED
108. Little river island. : AIT
110. Silver dollars of Panama. : BALBOAS
112. "Time is but a ___ I go a-fishing in."—Thoreau. : STREAM
114. Landlocked bodies of water. : HARBORS
115. Axis general recently killed in Africa. : STUMME
116. Wireless antenna. : AERIAL
117. Fester. : RANKLE
118. China's Ambassador to Britain. : KOO
120. With hands on hips. : AKIMBO
121. ___ Browne belt. : SAM
122. Time fixed for bill of exchange payment. : USANCE
123. Nepal tribe, source of British-Indian Gurkha regiments. : MANGAR
124. Labor unions of the U. S. S. R. : ARTELS
127. Chirps. : PEEPS
129. Strategic point at Guadalcanal. : LUNGA
132. "The perilous ___ of battle."—Milton. : EDGE
133. Swat. : SLAP
135. Vital bluish-white metal. : ZINC
136. Scene of first A. E. F. victory in Africa. : ORAN
139. Dutch measure. : AAM
141. Winglike part. : ALA
142. "A jest's prosperity lies in the ___."—Shakespeare. : EAR
144. Mother of Peer Gynt. : ASE

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 85 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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