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WORDS AROUND THE WORLD

New York Times, Sunday, March 5, 1944

Author:
Waldo Ranson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 627 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 69
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 108
Across
1. Rationed meat. : LAMB
5. Aug. 12, 1942. : GUADALCANAL
16. Skills. : ARTS
20. Kupang is its capital. : TIMOR
21. Claude R. Wickard's department. : AGRICULTURE
22. Form of glacier ice. : SERAC
24. Capital of Guam. : AGANA
25. Actress Dunne. : IRENE
26. Fished for morays. : EELED
27. Sing in honor of. : TROLL
28. Southern Argentina. : PATAGONIA
30. Norse god of war. : TYR
32. In Louisiana, a trifle given customers by tradesmen. : LAGNIAPPE
34. University city of Oklahoma. : ENID
35. Dry, as of wines. : SEC
36. Finland, to the Finns. : SUOMI
38. Advocate of new ideas. : NEO
39. Regardless. : DEAF
40. Promontory. : NESS
42. Instruments for cleaning small arms. : RAMRODS
44. Mountain near Lucerne, 5,905 feet. : RIGI
46. Europe's largest lake, between Finland and Russia. : LADOGA
49. Democrat Hannegan. : BOB
50. Adroitness. : KNACK
52. Rented. : LEASED
56. Great ___, one of the Bahamas. : ABACO
57. Mountain south of Capetown, 3,550 feet. : TABLE
59. Opera by Massenet, 1894. : THAIS
61. Liquid used in making rayon. : ETHER
62. Make trim. : PERK
63. U-boat base between Brest and St. Nazaire. : LORIENT
65. Underwater device for severing mines. : OTTER
67. Balle Atha Cliath is its capital. : EIRE
68. Dejected. : SAD
69. Mature. : RIPEN
70. Herd of whales. : GAM
72. Hurled. : THREW
74. Twice. : BIS
75. Flows out. : EMANATES
77. Sea cow. : MANATEE
79. Ancient city on the Nile. : THEBES
81. Marine-captured island of Kwajalein. : NAMUR
82. Lavish entertainer. : REGALER
83. Scene of Allied conference. : CAIRO
84. German sharpshooter. : JAEGER
86. Where St. Louis is. : SENEGAL
87. Circular fort used in Corsica, 1794. : MARTELLO
90. The whole. : ALL
91. Land of Farouk I. : EGYPT
93. Tunisian ruler. : DEY
94. French general (1621–1686). : CONDE
95. Spike of grain. : EAR
96. Italian seaport, Nazi supply base for Yugoslavia. : POLA
98. Desire. : YEARN
100. Conqueror of Ethiopia, circa 1300 B. C. : RAMESES
102. Holy Roman emperor (962–973). : OTTO
103. Concerning. : ANENT
105. Navigate. : STEER
107. Knots. : NODES
108. Kingdom of northern Sumatra. : ACHIN
109. Oldest and wisest member. : NESTOR
111. Ardent. : EAGER
113. "Light ___ first."—Caedmon. : WAS
114. City in central California. Pop. 60,685. : FRESNO
115. Caliph. : IMAM
117. Short film. : TRAILER
119. Jewish December. : ELUL
120. ___-garou. : LOUP
123. Drinking vessel. : CUP
125. Greer Garson won it. : OSCAR
126. East Indian sheep. : SNA
127. Whip. : LASH
131. Malay Archipelago. : INDONESIA
134. Group. : SET
135. Land of John Curtin. : AUSTRALIA
137. Stage whisper. : ASIDE
138. Rotary shaping machine. : LATHE
140. Geometric lines. : RADII
142. Japanese seaport on Hokkaido Island. : OTARU
143. Regenerate. : RENEW
144. Additional material for warmth. : INTERLINING
146. Nut chewed by Asiatics. : BETEL
147. Examination. : TEST
148. Commander in Chief of Allied forces in S. E. Asia. : MOUNTBATTEN
149. Robert A. ___, English statesman. : EDEN
Down
1. Goods sunk in sea with buoy attached. : LIGAN
2. Violin maker. : AMATI
3. Peak in S. W. New Hampshire, 3,186 ft. : MONADNOCK
4. Boast. : BRAG
5. American general (1777–1849). : GAINES
6. Finnish language. : UGRIC
7. Sunken court. : AREA
8. Gunga ___. : DIN
9. Vinegar. : ACETUM
10. Game of cards. : LU
11. Fulton's steamboat, 1807. : CLERMONT
12. Consumed. : ATE
13. Of no avail. : NULL
14. Martian. : AREAN
15. Account book. : LEDGER
16. Town near Turin. : ASTI
17. Give off solar heat. : RERADIATE
18. Irony. : TROPE
19. Tunicate. : SALPA
20. Narrow ribbon. : TAPE
23. Musical sign. : CLEF
29. Mountain near Olympus. : OSSA
31. English county. : YORK
33. Knot of wool. : NOIL
36. Island S. W. of Nova Scotia, scene of many shipwrecks. : SABLE
37. U. S. battleship, commissioned 1919. : IDAHO
41. Self. : EGO
42. Sign of spring. : ROBIN
43. Dispel. : SCATTER
45. Turn to the right! : GEE
46. Neglect. : LAPSE
47. At right angles to a vessel's keel. : ABEAM
48. The Hellespont. : DARDANELLES
49. Reveals. : BARES
51. Recognize: Obs. : KITHE
53. Watchwords. : SHIBBOLETHS
54. Weird. : EERIE
55. Attire. : DRESS
57. Sot. : TOPER
58. Began a conflict. : ENGAGED
60. Indian weight, 80 tolas. : SER
63. Ritual. : LITURGY
64. Unmusical bird. : TANAGER
66. Hinders. : RETARDS
69. Ouida. : RAMEE
71. Native of Oceania. : MALAYAN
73. Late beloved editor of Emporia Gazette. : WHITE
76. Pony. : NAG
77. Humans. : MEN
78. ___ Aviv, Jewish city in Palestine. : TEL
80. Earlier than. : ERE
82. Retire. : RETREAT
83. Thrashes. : CANES
84. Cipango. : JAPAN
85. Matchless. : ALONE
86. Rush of words. : SPATE
87. Governor of North Dakota. : MOSES
88. South American. : LATIN
89. Seat of University of Maine. : ORONO
92. Affirmative. : YES
94. Fragrant durable wood. : CEDAR
97. Islands S. E. of New Zealand. : ANTIPODES
99. River in Argentina, 600 miles from Andes to Atlantic. : NEGRO
101. Grass cutter. : MOWER
102. Spotted, as a peacock. : OCELLATED
104. Mr. Connally, from Texas. : TOM
106. Restate. : REASSERT
108. Islands near New Guinea. : ARU
110. Cape on S. E. coast of Newfoundland. : RACE
112. Sports columnist. : RICE
114. ___ -top. : FLAT
116. Mohammedan: var. : MUSLIM
118. Highest kind of worship. : LATRIA
119. Naval officer. : ENSIGN
120. Prevaricator. : LIAR
121. Attack. : ONSET
122. Fortified town north of Venice. : UDINE
124. Soft: Music. : PIANO
126. Butter substitute. : SUINE
128. Winged. : ALATE
129. Lorelei. : SIREN
130. Transport. : HAUL
132. Small amphibian. : NEWT
133. Base in north Pacific. : ATTU
135. Mine entrance. : ADIT
136. Mantle. : ROBE
139. Fowl. : HEN
141. Original communist. : ANT
145. Libra: Abbr. : LB

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 62 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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