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HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES

New York Times, Sunday, March 8, 1942

Author: Mabel Daggett
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 633 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 167 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 4
Across Down
1. Make suitable. : ADAPT
6. Pine tree of China and Japan. : MATSU
11. Burns. : CHARS
16. Despiser. : HATER
21. Japan's news service. : DOMEI
22. Person subject to internment. : ALIEN
23. Pandora's box, modern style. : RADIO
24. King Carol's friend. : ELENA
25. Proponderant weight. : OVERBALANCE
27. Visionary. : IDEAL
28. Cloths of fifteenth century. : LIRES
29. Budget item. : RENT
30. Entangles. : MATS
31. An oppressed people. : DANES
33. Disfigures. : DEFORMS
35. Defensive work of stakes. : ESTACADE
37. Recoils. : KICKS
38. Animals. : DEER
39. Optic. : EYE
40. Beloved by Glaucus in "Last Days of Pompeii." : IONE
41. Specks "that people sunbeams."—Milton. : MOTES
42. Falcons. : MERLINS
44. Unbroken pony. : BRONCO
47. They "fold their tents like the Arabs." : CARES
48. Our Army in Ireland. : AEF
49. Harm. : SCATHE
52. Play about robots. : RUR
53. Foretold. : AUGURED
55. Hero of Dec. 9, 1941. : COLIN
57. Engages. : HIRES
58. English painter (1761–1807). : OPIE
60. Where Stevenson spent his last years. : SAMOA
61. Medical officer. : CORONER
63. Geologic division. : LIAS
64. Clears of noxious growth. : WEEDS
66. Philippine peasant. : TAO
67. Enthusiast. : FAN
68. Stair-post. : NEWEL
70. Auxiliary verb. : ARE
71. Head of war production. : NELSON
73. Augment. : ENHANCE
76. Establishes again. : REBUILDS
78. Geraint's wife. : ENID
80. Most pathetic. : SADDEST
82. Smallest of a litter. : RUNT
83. Points where sky and sea seem to meet. : SEALINES
87. National guard. : MILITIA
89. Set firmly in place. : SEATED
93. Flame between two electrodes. : ARC
94. Book requiring frequent changes. : ATLAS
96. Source of Saturday broadcast. : MET
97. Railroad timber. : TIE
99. Bad shot at golf. : SLICE
100. Port of Maine coast. : SACO
102. Part of a carriage. : HORNBAR
104. F. D. R.'s best friend. : FALLA
106. Manageable, as a ship. : YARE
107. Mushroom stem. : STIPE
109. Blemish. : STAIN
110. Rummage. : RANSACK
112. Liquor from fermented molasses. : RUM
113. Warbles. : YODELS
115. Military supplies: abbr. : ORD
116. Daughter of King of Italy. : MARIA
117. Worry by continuous attacks. : HARASS
119. Take by craft. : ENSNARE
121. Devastation. : HAVOC
122. Hera's rival. : LETO
123. Preserve. : CAN
125. Charged atoms. : IONS
126. Names. : CITES
127. Fondled. : CARESSED
131. Follows. : ATTENDS
133. Where Rosalind and Celia masqueraded. : ARDEN
134. Lake of North Italy. : COMO
135. Short for Henrietta. : ETTA
136. Well done! : BRAVO
137. Contended. : WAGED
139. Wickedness. : ABOMINATION
142. Engineer's helper. : OILER
143. Fill with confidence. : ELATE
144. South American. : LATIN
145. Extend: Scot. : STENT
146. Cup in France. : TASSE
147. Been successful. : RISEN
148. Genus of Malaysian palms. : ARECA
149. Old fashioned. : PASSE
1. Worship. : ADORE
2. Tumblers. : DOVES
3. Flower spike of the willow. : AMENT
4. Belong. : PERTAIN
5. End of a cart: Prov. : TIB
6. Ill Frenchman. : MALADE
7. Winged, as a maple-key. : ALATE
8. Food receptacles. : TINS
9. Dry, as wine. : SEC
10. Not prepared for publication. : UNEDITED
11. Crackles. : CRINKS
12. Pluto's kingdom. : HADES
13. Sweet drinks. : ADES
14. Inlet. : RIA
15. Metallic alloy. : SOLDER
16. Pacific naval commander. : HELFRICH
17. To another place: Lat. : ALIO
18. Inhabiting the land. : TERRESTRIAL
19. Germany, Italy and Japan. : ENEMY
20. Civet. : RASSE
26. Without hands. : AMANOUS
32. Air heroes. : ACES
34. Food fish. : EELS
36. Dried leaves chewed by South American Indians. : COCA
37. Peninsula annexed by Japan. : KOREA
38. Explainer. : DEFINER
41. Abandons. : MAROONS
42. Fruit. : MELON
43. Clinch. : NAIL
44. He seized Harper's Ferry. : BROWN
45. About 30 cents in British India. : RUPEE
46. Overhanging window. : ORIEL
47. Cave from which Sibyl gave her prophecies. : CUMAE
48. Greek tense: abbr. : AOR
50. Listened. : HEARD
51. S-shaped worms. : ESSES
54. Revolver. : GAT
55. Fanciful idea. : CONCEIT
56. More recent. : NEWER
59. He makes tanks in Detroit (first name). : EDSEL
61. Tester of eggs. : CANDLER
62. Picture puzzle. : REBUS
65. Russian name. : SONIA
67. He stumps the experts. : FADIMAN
69. Geometric figures. : LUNES
72. Beethoven's last symphony. : NINTH
74. Popular food. : HAM
75. Sum, es, ___. : EST
77. Junior partner in a desperate enterprise. : ITALY
79. Floating island, birthplace of Apollo and Diana. : DELOS
81. Her maiden voyage was in 1912. : TITANIC
83. Impertinent. : SASSY
84. Muse of love. : ERATO
85. Sharps or flats in certain measures. : ACCIDENTALS
86. Tailors. : SARTORS
88. Daughter of Andrew Mellon. : AILSA
90. Pope's triple crown. : TIARA
91. Light tans. : ECRUS
92. Mr. Taylor, music critic. : DEEMS
95. String across a drum head. : SNARE
98. Note in Guido's scale. : ELA
101. The ___ door. : OPEN
103. Enjoin. : BID
104. Philippine lighthouses. : FAROS
105. River in Hades. : ACHERON
108. Scene of "Hamlet." : ELSINORE
110. Traveler's tree, whose cup-like stalks hold the rain. : RAVENALA
111. Queen of radio. : KATE
114. Scottish snood. : SNOD
116. South American beverage. : MATE
118. Key to hieroglyphics. : ROSETTA
120. Solution. : ANSWER
121. Mysterious. : HIDDEN
122. Thin scale. : LAMINA
123. The Lowells talk only to him. : CABOT
124. Entrance halls to Roman houses. : ATRIA
126. Strategic Mediterranean island. : CRETE
127. Funny. : COMIC
128. Pens. : STIES
129. Reefers. : ETONS
130. City magistrate of Florence, he wrote "La Commedia." : DANTE
132. Twilights. : EVES
133. Turkish gentlemen. : AGAS
134. Shed for small animals. : COTE
138. Stepbrother of Fatima. : ALI
140. Insignia of second lieutenant. : BAR
141. "Pretty worm of Nilus." : ASP

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