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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, March 28, 1943

Author: Helen Smathers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 661 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 118
Helen Smathers has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 59
Across Down
1. Director of the Waves. : MCAFEE
7. Russian log dwelling. : ISBA
11. City in Northern Portugal. : BRAGA
16. 1,400-mile river flowing into Lake Chad. : SHARI
21. Fervent. : ARDENT
22. Time of day. : NOON
23. Allude. : REFER
24. Giving a ghastly light. : LURID
25. Pungent root eaten as relish. : RADISH
26. Citizen of President Inonu's country. : TURK
27. Moslem religion. : ISLAM
28. Crude tartar. : ARGOL
29. A shield. : EGIS
30. Come into view. : EMERGE
32. Portals. : DOORS
33. Ending. : CLOSE
34. Fighter on the seas. : SAILOR
36. Montevideo is its capital. : URUGUAY
38. Piece out. : EKE
39. Small shore bird. : PHALAROPE
42. Small sandpiper. : STINT
43. German inventor of needle gun (1787–1867). : DREYSE
46. Deprive of. : ROB
47. Oil from the bitter orange. : NEROLI
49. Extremity. : END
50. Famous manufacturer. : FORD
51. Suffix forming adjectives. : ENT
53. One of an Arab people. : IBAD
55. Roosevelt family name. : DELANO
57. Unusual mental power. : GENIUS
59. One of the Solomon Islands. : SAVO
60. Declined. : EBBED
62. Office of the Roman Curia. : DATARY
64. Sound of a bell. : DING
65. Expand. : WIDEN
66. Of two parts. : DYADIC
68. A boy's game. : TIPCAT
70. Blind channel leading out from a river in Australia. : BILLABONG
72. Nutriment. : ALIMENT
74. Disease of sheep. : ROT
76. Ancient capital of Lower Egypt. : SAIS
77. Portuguese district in India. : GOA
78. The flying lemur. : COLUGO
80. Happier. : GLADDER
83. A division in the church. : SCHISM
85. Jutting crag. : TOR
86. Join on at the end. : TAIL
88. Affirmative vote. : YEA
89. Pripet ___, in Poland and White Russia. : MARSHES
91. British Ambassador to Germany under Chamberlain. : HENDERSON
94. An iced mixture. : FRAPPE
96. Wound. : TRAUMA
100. Medleys. : OLIOS
101. Spruce. : TRIG
103. Profession. : METIER
105. More rational. : SANER
106. A solemn observance. : RITE
107. Bulgarian Gulf, inlet of Black Sea. : BURGAS
109. Region in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. : SENNAR
111. Mohammedan magistrate. : CADI
112. Exclamation of disgust. : PAH
113. Murderous. : GORY
114. Filthy habitation. : STY
116. Microscopic alga: Bot. : DESMID
118. Recent: prefix. : NEO
119. Important Central and South American palm. : COHUNE
121. "___ of Diamonds"; famous speech by R. H. Conwell. : ACRES
123. One of a Nazi-dominated people. : SLOVAKIAN
125. One: Scot. : ANE
126. Made turgid. : BLOATED
128. Biblical races of giants. : ANAKIM
129. Air raid test. : ALERT
132. Laughing. : RIANT
133. Of the stage of an insect. : LARVAL
135. Except. : SAVE
138. Merit. : WORTH
139. First year's revenue of Bishops. : ANNAT
140. Mountains in Kirghiz Republic, U. S. S. R. : ALAI
141. Apportioned. : LOTTED
143. Rouget de ___, author of "Marseillaise." : LISLE
144. Former name of Tokyo. : YEDDO
145. Spare or save: Scot. : HAIN
146. Group of nine. : ENNEAD
147. Grimace of contempt. : SNEER
148. Bombed German city. : ESSEN
149. Hymn. : SING
150. Mortal. : DEADLY
1. California island naval base. : MARE
2. Rugged cliff. : CRAG
3. Capital of Ethiopia. : ADDISABABA
4. King of Iraq. : FEISAL
5. Abstract being. : ENS
6. King of England (968?–1016). : ETHELRED
7. Make insertions. : INTERPOLATE
8. Ferment. : SOUR
9. Region in Nigeria. : BORGU
10. Old Dutch liquid measures. : ANKERS
11. Spanning. : BRIDGING
12. Reverberated. : RESOUNDED
13. Aboard ship. : AFLOAT
14. U. S. general in Civil War (1819–1873). : GEARY
15. Weapons. : ARMS
16. Relaxed. : SLACKED
17. U. S. Minister to New Zealand. : HURLEY
18. Jason's ship. : ARGO
19. President of Chile. : RIOS
20. Not occupied. : IDLE
31. Anchored. : MOORED
35. Man's name. : IAN
37. Indian of Shoshonean tribe. : UTE
38. Blunders. : ERRS
39. Raised with a lever. : PRIED
40. Director of the Waacs. : HOBBY
41. Raising the spirits of. : ELATING
43. American Negro reformer and diplomat (1817–1895). : DOUGLASS
44. Old sailors: colloq. : SEADOGS
45. Poison. : ENVENOM
48. Unskillfully. : INAPTLY
50. The end. : FINIS
52. British island–group in South Pacific. : TONGA
54. Variegated. : DEDAL
56. The grampus. : ORC
58. Point. : NIB
59. Related by blood. : SIB
61. Makes weaker. : DILUTES
63. Either end of a square-rigged vessel's yard. : YARDARM
65. Scrubbers. : WASHERS
67. Churchill's constant companion. : CIGAR
69. Fox. : TOD
71. Light: Scot. : LICHT
73. Humidity. : MOISTURE
75. Induced. : TEMPTED
78. Pertaining to the abdomen. : COELIAC
79. Bird: comb. form. : ORNITHO
81. American troops abroad. : AEF
82. Pillages. : RAPINES
84. Father of Esau. : ISAAC
85. Group of houses in the country. : THORP
87. Truck. : LORRY
90. Putting in bondage again. : REENSLAVING
92. Female kangaroo. : DOE
93. Cut off the edges, as a coin. : NIG
95. Roman bronze. : AES
97. Not inspired. : UNANIMATED
98. Enchantress who helped Jason. : MEDEA
99. Greek poet of Lesbos, seventh century B. C. : ARION
102. Boastful talk. : GASCONADE
104. Novel by Helen Hunt Jackson, 1885. : RAMONA
107. Algerian seaport occupied by Allies. : BONE
108. Director of the Spars. : STRATTON
110. Stood in competition. : RIVALLED
113. Author of "Inside Asia." : GUNTHER
115. Eventually. : YET
117. East Indian mail. : DAK
120. U. S. major general in European service. : HARTLE
121. Finnish islands in Gulf of Bothnia. : ALANDS
122. Words of unknown meaning in the Psalms. : SELAHS
124. Indian river, 800 miles to Bay of Bengal. : KISTNA
126. Stems of hops. : BINES
127. ___ Lama at Lhasa. : DALAI
129. Pointed tools. : AWLS
130. Part of the body. : LOIN
131. Language of Scottish Highlanders. : ERSE
132. Actress, recent USO entertainer in Africa. : RAYE
134. Shower. : RAIN
136. Rationed meat. : VEAL
137. American baritone. : EDDY
142. Single. : ONE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 106 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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