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New York Times, Sunday, March 7, 1943

Author:
P. Joseph Lamanna
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 629 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 93
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 56
Across
1. Pale. : ASHY
5. Where World War I started. : BOSNIA
11. Director of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation. : LEHMAN
17. "The coward does it with a ___."—Wilde. : KISS
21. Nonbelligerent democracy. : SWITZERLAND
23. Stimulate. : AROUSE
24. To the inside of. : INTO
25. Italian island stronghold between Sicily and Tunisia. : PANTELLERIA
26. Diacritical signs in Spanish. : TILDES
27. New leader of House of Commons. : EDEN
28. Senior. : ELDER
29. Singular. : ODD
30. Fastened. : LACED
32. Inhabitant of Europe's "under belly." : ITALIAN
34. Structural units of nervous system. : NEURONS
36. People of non-belligerent country. : IRISH
38. Set down in writing. : ENTER
40. Preacher McPherson. : AMY
41. Fabre's subject. : BEE
42. Move stealthily. : SNEAK
43. Airport near London. : CROYDON
45. Somewhat aged. : OLDISH
48. Umbrella-shaped finial. : TEE
49. Orientate. : EAST
50. Mongolian. : MOGUL
54. Lady of Fort Des Moines. : WAAC
55. President Carlos Arroyo Del ___ of Ecuador. : RIO
57. Advanced area of military operations. : FRONT
60. Piece of iron joining poles of magnet. : ARMATURE
63. Wander. : ERR
64. Arsenal city pounded by block-busters. : TURIN
66. Rara ___. : AVIS
67. Beverages. : TEAS
68. Officer in former Turkish empire. : AGA
69. Slight push. : NUDGE
71. Bearing nuts, as an oak. : ACORNED
73. Medicine bottle. : VIAL
74. Important gulf, arm of Arabian Sea. : ADEN
75. Improve in appearance. : SMARTEN
77. Shift. : VEER
78. Shipwrecked lady in "Twelfth Night." : VIOLA
79. Soviet news agency. : TASS
80. ___ Coward. : NOEL
81. A cutting or paring off. : RESECTION
83. Outcry. : YELL
85. Ruminate. : CHEW
87. Tipped to one side. : ATILT
89. Russian city on battle line. : OREL
90. Capital of Venezuela. : CARACAS
93. Cabinet member. : HULL
94. Appendages. : TAGS
95. Chemical compound. : AMIDIDE
97. River in Missouri. : OSAGE
98. Entirely. : ALL
99. Ten: comb. form. : DEKA
100. Proceeding. : STEP
101. Nostrils. : NARES
103. Nothing. : NIL
104. Pierced. : SKEWERED
106. Defeat. : WORST
108. Turn and spread to dry, as hay. : TED
109. Projectile of old firearm. : BALL
110. Bombed capital of Ruhr area. : ESSEN
111. Southern Asiatic gulf. : OMAN
113. Lyric poem. : ODE
115. Magistrates of ancient Rome. : EDILES
117. Man's overcoat. : SURTOUT
120. Incited. : EGGED
122. Russian local commmunity. : MIR
123. Wine vessel. : AMA
126. University officials. : DEANS
127. Leader in French Revolution. : MARAT
128. Form of protection against bombs. : SANDBAG
132. Small streams. : RILLETS
134. Seaport opposite Gibraltar. : CEUTA
136. Very: comb. form. : ERI
138. Girl's name. : ALINE
139. American statesman (1777–1852). : CLAY
140. Annular islands common in Pacific. : ATOLLS
142. Leathernecks trained for aerial invasion. : PARAMARINES
145. Preposition. : UNTO
146. Noisy feasts. : REVELS
147. Deep interest. : ENGROSSMENT
148. Perceived. : SEEN
149. Worthless. : DROSSY
150. Stone urns: Dial. : STEENS
151. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
Down
1. Tremulous. : ASPEN
2. Piece of low marshy ground. : SWALE
3. Native of India. : HINDU
4. Pertaining to a rare metallic element. : YTTERBIC
5. Babylonian god of earth. : BEL
6. Narrow fillets, in architecture. : ORLOS
7. Pung. : SLED
8. Relating to aromatic plant used by ancients. : NARDINE
9. Termination indicating order of animals. : INI
10. Gulf on south coast of Turkey. : ADALIA
11. Fastening device. : LATCH
12. Canal in Eastern United States. : ERIE
13. Payees of notes. : HOLDERS
14. Fluid-to-plastic mixture. : MUD
15. Self-originated existence. : ASEITY
16. Lodged. : NESTED
17. U-boat base in Northern Germany. : KIEL
18. Question mark of Asia. : INDIA
19. Energy. : STEAM
20. Boy. : SONNY
22. Ciphers. : ZEROES
31. Petition. : ASK
33. Savors. : AROMAS
35. Indian political leader. : NEHRU
37. The Great Barrier of Australia. : REEF
39. System of signs. : NOTATION
42. Unimpassioned person. : STOIC
43. Tackles for hoisting anchors. : CATS
44. Negative. : NOT
45. River and lake in California. : OWENS
46. Alarm: poet. : LARUM
47. Strait connecting Sea of Marmora with Aegean. : DARDANELLES
49. Lady of Arthur's court. : ENID
51. Stepping-stone to Tokyo. : GUADALCANAL
52. Constrains. : URGES
53. Tends. : LEANS
56. United Nation. : IRAN
58. Hindu princess. : RANEE
59. Conqueror. : OVERCOMER
61. Authentic. : REAL
62. Asiatic region overrun by Japs. : MALAYA
64. Head: Fr. : TETE
65. Books for soldiers. : NOVELS
70. Rumble. : GROWL
72. Support. : REST
73. Menuhin's instrument. : VIOLIN
74. Mountain system in North Africa. : ATLAS
76. Elastic filament associated with plant spores. : ELATER
78. Contended. : VIED
81. Brisk dance. : RIGADOON
82. Steps lightly. : TRIPS
84. God of love. : EROS
85. Dispel. : CHASE
86. Bodies of ships. : HULKS
88. Convey. : TAKE
90. Cover with wax. : CERE
91. Spry. : AGILE
92. Betrays for a reward. : SELLS
95. The sun's disk: Egyp. myth. : ATON
96. Noted the time of. : DATED
99. Strip. : DENUDE
100. Moslem of Northwest frontier province, India. : SWAT
102. Dropsy. : EDEMA
105. Masculine nickname. : WES
107. Ancient garment. : TOGA
109. Substance to catch small birds. : BIRDLIME
112. Coordinated bundles of tissue fibers. : MUSCLES
114. Cleanse. : DETERGE
116. Gold coins of medieval Arabia. : DINARS
118. Defer. : RETARD
119. One who tests liquors. : TASTER
120. Corrode. : EAT
121. Fruit. : GRAPES
123. Archway. : ARCUS
124. Bay at southeast tip of New Guinea. : MILNE
125. Winged. : ALATE
127. Disarranged. : MUSSY
128. British Foreign Secretary, 1931–35. : SIMON
129. Author of famous test. : BINET
130. About. : ANENT
131. Beau ___. : GESTE
133. Silk-center of Europe. : LYON
135. Measures of length. : ELLS
137. Choice. : RARE
141. Egg: comb. form. : OVO
143. "Go to the ___, thou sluggard." : ANT
144. Dolt. : ASS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 85 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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