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REVIEW OF THE WAR NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, March 25, 1945

Author: Willard N. Jordan
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 180, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 4.99, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 662 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 51
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 163
Across Down
1. Japan's "Pittsburgh" hit by B-29's. : YAWATA
7. New U. S. cargo plane. : CONESTOGA
16. Home of the Muscovites. : RUSSIA
22. Planet. : URANUS
23. Athenian known as "The Just." : ARISTIDES
24. Inter. : INHUME
25. Liberated Riviera resort. : CANNES
26. Cleric's office. : RECTORATE
27. Marianas air base. : SAIPAN
28. Impersonate. : ACT
29. Wrinkle. : SEAM
31. Ashes of seaweed. : KELP
32. River in Argonne region. : AIRE
34. "___ Goriot," novel by Balzac, 1834. : PERE
35. Rarefied. : THIN
37. Weight allowance. : TRET
39. Play based on Maugham story. : RAIN
41. Ferdinand in Spain. : TORO
43. Turmeric. : REA
44. Kingdom in Indo-China. : ANNAM
46. Cheerful. : GLAD
48. Target for B-29 bombs. : TOKYO
50. Things woven. : WEFTS
52. Philippine dwarf. : NEGRITO
54. Portugal's Prime Minister. : SALAZAR
57. Premier of Japan. : KOISO
59. Teetotaler. : DRY
60. Ancient two-wheeled chariot. : ESSED
61. Personal enemy. : HATER
63. Prune. : TRIM
66. And so forth: Abbr. : ETC
69. Aphrodite's sweetheart. : ARES
71. Devastated Ruhr rail center. : HAMM
73. Native of Belgrade. : SERB
74. Catania's Mount. : ETNA
75. National Socialist. : NAZI
77. Seaport, N. Holland. : EDAM
79. Holy city of the Ukraine. : KIEV
81. Captive capital. : OSLO
83. Outfit. : RIG
84. Girl's name. : FREDA
86. Nimitz's base. : GUAM
88. Cathedral city E. of Paris. : REIMS
90. Abyssinian banana. : ENSETE
92. Madden. : INCENSE
94. Where Padang. : SUMATRA
96. Useful tool. : UTENSIL
97. Indian of commercial caste. : LOHANA
98. Myself: Scot. : MASEL
99. Greek faction. : ELAS
101. Blushing. : ROSAL
102. Highest Philippine mountain. : APO
103. Continent. : ASIA
105. Young oysters. : SETS
107. River E. of Berlin. : ODER
109. Greek numeral, 2. : BETA
110. Potion. : DOSE
112. King of Sweden, 1560–68. : ERIC
114. Non-flying airman. : KIWI
116. Stulm. : ADIT
118. Late President of China. : SEN
119. ___ Wheeler Wilcox. : ELLA
120. Native hut in Guiana. : BENAB
122. Mediterranean air chief. : EAKER
124. Royal ___, torpedoed British warship. : OAK
126. Red river in Black Earth area. : OSKOL
128. Author of "War and Peace." : TOLSTOY
130. Worker AWOL. : STRIKER
134. Smoke screen. : COVER
136. Make up for. : ATONE
138. ___ egg. : NEST
140. Succinct. : TERSE
141. Bureau headed by Chester Bowles. : OPA
142. River flowing through City of Lilies. : ARNO
144. He wrote "Two Years Before the Mast." : DANA
147. Foreshank. : SHIN
149. Baltic republican. : LETT
150. Statue in the Louvre. : NIKE
152. Important Ruhr river. : EDER
154. Humid. : DANK
156. Lake east of Caspian Sea. : ARAL
158. Antithesis of against. : FOR
159. Furnished with track. : RAILED
161. Dissolved Third International of Moscow. : COMINTERN
164. Genus of pinks. : SILENE
166. Kettledrum. : ATABAL
167. Backbone of Italy. : APENNINES
168. Flier lost July 2, 1937. : AMELIA
169. Tenfold. : DENARY
170. Famous U. S. naval air training center. : PENSACOLA
171. Mesopotamian capital. : BAGDAD
1. Peninsular Mexican State. : YUCATAN
2. Athena changed her into a spider. : ARACHNE
3. Deficient. : WANTING
4. "Mazie" Sothern. : ANN
5. Election day: Abbr. : TUES
6. Resource. : ASSET
7. Famed Palestinian mount. : CARMEL
8. Vital smelting material. : ORE
9. Critical moment. : NICK
10. Chemical compound. : ESTER
11. Garment of Roman matrons. : STOLA
12. Sunken German warship. : TIRPITZ
13. Harem chamber. : ODA
14. Jap wooden shoes. : GETA
15. Self-derived existence. : ASEITY
16. Insurrectionist. : RISER
17. Bride of Red Cross Knight. : UNA
18. Transport. : SHIP
19. B-29's. : SUPERFORTRESSES
20. Turkish hospice. : IMARET
21. Wooer of Dido. : AENEAS
30. Ship of Golden Fleece hunters. : ARGO
33. Cheaters. : ROOKERS
36. Fragrant ointment. : NARD
38. Source of Russian news. : TASS
40. Ancestor of all mankind. : NOAH
42. Elmer Davis' agency. : OWI
45. Variable star. : MIRA
47. Sudden onset. : DASH
49. Himalayan goat. : KRAS
51. Princely house of Italy. : ESTE
53. Capital of ancient Phoenicia. : TYRE
55. Ooze. : LEAK
56. Islands N. of Bismarck Archipelago. : ADMIRALTIES
58. Small sphere. : ORBLET
60. Elder son of Isaac and Rebekah. : ESAU
62. Ionian birthplace of Anacreon. : TEOS
64. Begin. : INITIATE
65. South American strait. : MAGELLAN
66. Rake with gunfire. : ENFILADE
67. Polish city en route to Lwow. : TARNOPOL
68. Native of Central Europe. : CZECHOSLOVAKIAN
70. Governor of the Garden State. : EDGE
72. Sporting assemblage. : MEET
76. Opinion. : IDEA
78. Cornmeal in Southwest. : MASA
80. Feathered arrow for crossbows. : VIRE
82. Unique thing: Slang. : ONER
85. Coin of India. : ANNA
87. Rumple. : MUSS
89. St. ___, port of Brittany. : MALO
91. High-hat. : SNOB
93. Kyushu base raided by B-29's. : SASEBO
95. Humble. : MEEK
96. Second-hand. : USED
98. Frankfort on the ___. : MAIN
100. Hebrew month. : ADAR
104. Innisfail. : IRELAND
106. Hit hard. : SWAT
108. Brawl. : RIOT
111. Naturalness. : EASE
113. Roman patriot, The Censor. : CATO
115. Portrait statue. : IKON
117. Pielet. : TART
121. Security. : BOND
123. Looks over. : EYES
125. German naval base. : KIEL
127. Isthmus on Malay Peninsula. : KRA
129. Antenna wires. : LEADINS
130. Movement : STIR
131. City near Duesseldorf. : KREFELD
132. Where Narva is. : ESTONIA
133. Popular tire. : RETREAD
134. Author of "Under Western Eyes." : CONRAD
135. Anodyne. : OPIATE
137. Shoe-tip covering. : TOECAP
139. Peruvian shrub yielding dye. : SHANSA
143. In lurid manner. : REDLY
145. Mythical wife of Balder. : NANNA
146. Merry-andrew. : ANTIC
148. Legal kinship among Mohammedans. : NASAB
151. Island between Corsica and Italy. : ELBA
153. Hemp. : ROPE
155. Form of lotto. : KENO
157. City of the Kings. : LIMA
160. Favorable attention. : EAR
162. Brothers. : MEN
163. Unit of magnetic resistance. : REL
165. Support. : LEG

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 43 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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