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Alvin Ashby
Alvin Ashby

WITH A TOUCH OF GEOGRAPHY

New York Times, Sunday, March 29, 1942

Author: Alvin Ashby
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 670 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 161
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 7
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1. The arsenal of democracy. : AMERICA
8. Beguiles. : AMUSES
14. Strait between Borneo and Celebes. : MACASSAR
22. Strategic island on the Equator. : CELEBES
23. Monastic. : MONKLY
24. Agreement between nations. : ALLIANCE
25. Smallness: archaic. : EXILITY
26. Observation. : ESPIAL
27. Untidy woman. : SLATTERN
28. Sprightly. : TID
29. Forced to cease firing. : SILENCED
31. Unsuccessful fighters. : LOSERS
33. Nephew of Abraham. : LOT
34. Desserts. : ICES
36. Captured Chinese city. : CANTON
37. Vehicle shed. : GARAGE
38. Danish Alice. : ELSE
39. Signal systems. : CODES
41. Bird's cry. : CAW
42. Pipes, collectively. : TUBAGE
43. Naval supply points. : BASES
44. Market again. : RESELL
47. Screen. : GRILLE
48. Contains. : HAS
49. U. S. battleship. : COLORADO
52. Saline solutions. : BRINES
53. "A virtue not often found among poets."—Cervantes. : MODESTY
57. Verily. : AMEN
58. Tapuyan tribes. : GES
59. Gave nourishment again. : REFED
60. Rationed item. : CAR
61. 20 cents in Italy. : LIRA
62. Mr. Big. : BEN
63. A good neighbor. : VENEZUELA
65. The C in ABCD. : CHINA
67. Fiber knot. : NEP
68. Brutes. : ANIMALS
70. One time only. : ONCE
71. Island 1595 miles from Manila. : GUAM
72. Catchers' masks. : CAGES
74. Our first line of defense. : NAVY
75. Stake. : ANTE
76. Youngest of a group. : BABY
77. Good mixer. : SODA
78. Settled opinion. : DOGMA
80. God of brute strength. : ARES
81. Exhibit anger. : FUME
82. Stanza. : STROPHE
85. "Art may ___, but nature cannot miss."—Dryden. : ERR
86. Opened. : UNDID
88. Where Axis subs are operating. : CARIBBEAN
90. "I wait the muffled ___."—Whittier. : OAR
91. Delude. : FLAM
93. Heroine of "Bleak House." : ADA
94. Wrap fishing line with wire. : GANGE
95. Clumsy ship. : ARK
96. "All nature wears one universal ___"—Fielding. : GRIN
97. Slow-going. : TEDIOUS
99. Yarn winder. : PIRNER
100. First showing. : PREMIERE
102. Spider's web. : NET
103. Creditor. : DEBTEE
104. Where football games are played. : STADIA
105. Faulty. : AMISS
108. Trained. : REARED
109. Greek letter. : PHI
110. Grind the teeth. : GNASH
114. Frame for stretching. : RACK
115. Liquor made from pulque. : MESCAL
116. Racket used in an Indian game. : CROSSE
119. Small monkey. : TITI
120. Biblical name. : ONO
121. Drum call to arms. : RAPPEL
122. Machines for making mortises. : SLOTTERS
124. Cupid's title. : DAN
125. Japanese-held island of Philippines. : MINDANAO
127. Aptitude. : TALENT
129. Inciter: rare. : AGITANT
131. Psychiatrist. : ALIENIST
132. Operate a plane. : AVIATE
133. Story. : ROMANCE
134. Sextons. : SACRISTS
135. Clearing implement for small arms. : RAMROD
136. Stretching device for fabrics. : STENTER
1. Like vinegar. : ACETIC
2. A good neighbor. : MEXICO
3. Struck out. : ELIDED
4. Electrical unit. : REL
5. Sacred bird. : IBIS
6. Pertaining to whales. : CETIC
7. Places of refuge: Latin. : ASYLA
8. Bearing catkins, as the poplar. : AMENTAL
9. Uncaptured city in Russia. : MOSCOW
10. Release. : UNPEN
11. Sideslip. : SKID
12. Guido's note. : ELA
13. Uttered: poet. : SYLLABLED
14. Remedial treatment. : MASSAGE
15. Charge. : ALLEGE
16. County in Ireland. : CLARE
17. Inland islands. : AITS
18. Assembled. : SAT
19. Parts of fish lines. : SNELLS
20. Chemical sugar. : ACROSE
21. French securities. : RENTES
30. Surround. : ENCLOSE
32. Verbal tests. : ORALS
35. Spanish fruit blade. : SERON
37. African gulf. : GUINEA
38. Picture stand. : EASEL
40. Italian title. : SER
42. Light confection. : TRIFLE
43. "This bold ___ man."—King Henry VIII. : BAD
45. Judiciously. : SAGELY
46. Delightful regions. : EDENS
47. Starving country. : GREECE
48. Region of South America. : HORN
49. Lady's handbag. : CABA
50. Foretoken. : OMEN
51. Uncaptured Russian city. : LENINGRAD
52. Shocks. : BRUNTS
53. Disable. : MAIM
54. Island city in enemy hands. : SINGAPORE
55. Shoe stretcher. : TREE
56. Barks. : YAPS
60. Dye-yielding plant of East Indies. : CHAY
63. District in Tonga Islands. : VAVAU
64. Divided into regions. : ZONED
65. Berry smoked in cigarettes. : CUBEB
66. Oak nut. : ACORN
69. Indian of Mexico. : MAM
71. Pluckier. : GAMIER
73. Pother. : ADO
75. What Lily Pons sings. : ARIA
76. Navy's swallow-tailed flag. : BURGEE
77. Wagered. : STAKED
78. Expert. : DEFT
79. Heraldic bearing. : ORLE
80. Goes on to say. : ADDS
81. Stimulated. : FANNED
82. Sawlike organ. : SERRA
83. Minute measure. : HAIR
84. Bird. : ERNE
87. Sea mile. : NAUT
88. Agreement to exchange prisoners. : CARTEL
89. John the ___. : BAPTIST
92. Russian city. : MINSK
94. Strategic fortress. : GIBRALTAR
96. Cyclops. : GIANT
98. Plural of O. : OES
99. Time between wars. : PEACE
101. Marble. : MIG
103. Rulers without constitutions. : DESPOTS
104. Loaded with pellets. : SHOTTED
105. Spicy perfumes. : AROMAS
106. City lost to Japan. : MANILA
107. Petaining to an image. : ICONIC
108. Meal. : REPAST
109. Quick. : PRONTO
111. Helpful. : AIDANT
112. Posture. : STANCE
113. Alluder. : HINTER
115. Asiatic penguin. : MANIS
116. "As ___ as a whistle"—Byron. : CLEAR
117. Parches. : SEARS
118. Fungus used in medicine. : ERGOT
121. Hindu queen. : RANI
122. Meager. : SLIM
123. Monkey. : SIME
126. ___ Fuehrer. : DER
128. Former capital of Burma. : AVA
130. Beat. : TAN

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