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New York Times, Sunday, April 1, 1945

Author: Louis Baron
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 670 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 62
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 164
Across Down
1. Most judicious. : WISEST
7. War-scarred Dutch river. : MAAS
11. Booty. : SWAG
15. Marianas base. : SAIPAN
21. Opening course. : ENTREE
22. Happy day. : ARMISTICE
24. Lacking nothing. : ENTIRE
25. Scattered about. : STREWN
26. Port on the Maas. : ROTTERDAM
27. Difficult questions. : POSERS
28. Party. : TEA
29. Light fabric. : SCRIM
31. Symbol of strength. : STEEL
32. Province, in Sweden. : LAN
33. Macerate. : RET
34. An order under law. : WRIT
36. Where Changsha is. : HUNAN
38. Saint-Louis is its capital. : SENEGAL
40. Winglike parts. : ALAE
41. Disagreeing parties. : ANTIS
43. Cast iron. : METAL
45. Kind of dwelling. : TEPEE
46. Symbol of war. : SWORD
47. Storm wind of Greek myth. : LELAPS
49. Dice throws. : SIXES
51. Greek letter. : RHO
52. Stimulates. : WHETS
53. Nazi labor administrator. : LEY
54. Dutch measure. : AAM
56. More reserved. : COYER
58. Swirled. : EDDIED
60. Attach. : ANNEX
62. Blemish. : STAIN
64. Free State since 1922. : EIRE
65. Aries. : RAH
68. Placard-bearing striker. : PICKETER
71. Anglo-Saxon serfs. : ESNES
73. Rewrite job for 1946 World Almanac. : GERMANY
75. Soapstone. : TALC
76. Early violin. : REBEC
78. ___ of the Sea, Scotland. : ISLES
80. Minister's assistant. : DEACON
81. Evergreen plants. : ALOES
83. Refresher division of troops. : REPLACEMENT
86. Sava tributary, W. Yugoslavia. : DRINA
87. Chemical compounds. : IMIDES
89. Airfield near Manila. : CLARK
90. African trees. : AKEES
92. Oriental pagodas. : TAAS
93. Marine-conquered Caroline base. : PELELIU
95. Departments of the Kuomintang Government. : YUANS
97. Traveling bags. : SATCHELS
99. Province in S. W. Ecuador. : ORO
100. Governor of Oklahoma. : KERR
102. Night. : SLEEP
104. Mohammedan scriptures. : KORAN
105. Paid attention to. : MINDED
107. Employers. : USERS
109. Henpeck. : NAG
110. It's rationed. : HAM
113. Brilliantly colored macaw. : ARARA
115. Symbol of freshness. : DEW
117. Train reservation. : SPACE
119. City near Gibraltar. : MALAGA
121. Fighting spirit. : PLUCK
122. Chance: Comb. form. : TYCHO
124. Author of "State Fair." : STONG
126. Come again. : RECUR
127. ___ Duck. : LAME
128. Swimming stroke. : OVERARM
130. Fungous disease of wheat. : ERGOT
132. Modern Siam. : THAI
133. Wine chalice. : AMA
134. Arabian camel-hair garment. : ABA
135. South African blaubok. : ETAAC
137. Interweave. : PLAIT
139. Department in Peru. : ICA
140. Period of legal immaturity. : NONAGE
142. Victim of Jap aggression, 1931. : MANCHURIA
144. Missouri's pride. : TRUMAN
146. Roman officials. : EDILES
147. Anti-internationalism. : ISOLATION
148. Gold-colored gilt-head fish. : AURATA
149. Builder of airfields. : SEABEE
150. Upper tone, in old Greek music. : NETE
151. Literary friend of Chopin. : SAND
152. City of Brittany. : RENNES
1. Crumbling Nazi defense line. : WESTWALL
2. Prisoner in a military camp. : INTERNEE
3. In a narrow manner. : STRAITLY
4. Before. : ERE
5. What a sailmaker does. : SEWS
6. European freshwater fish. : TENCH
7. All capital ships carry them. : MARINES
8. Redolent. : AROMATIC
9. Danish county. : AMT
10. Is sedentary. : SITS
11. Main ___. : STREET
12. Carpenter's reaming tool. : WIDENER
13. Type of jellyfish. : ACALEPHE
14. Work of art. : GEM
15. Flower part. : SEPAL
16. Presently. : ANON
17. Pronoun. : ITS
18. Ex-Premier of Belgium. : PIERLOT
19. Unpaid bills. : ARREARS
20. Built a home. : NESTED
23. Declines. : SETS
30. West Indian import. : RUM
32. New Guinea base. : LAE
35. Theezan tea. : TIA
37. Largest of the Cyclades. : NAXOS
39. Stone nodule with crystal-lined cavity. : GEODE
40. Reverential. : AWED
42. Chastise. : SPANK
44. Tacloban is its capital. : LEYTE
46. Deviated from proper course. : SHEERED
48. More mentally lucid. : SANER
50. Mal de mer. : SEASICKNESS
52. Cabled. : WIRED
55. Measuring device. : METER
57. Hair coloring. : RINSE
59. Burrow. : DIG
60. Give in. : ACCEDE
61. Mediterranean vessel. : XEBEC
63. Large Siberian fish. : NELMA
65. Of a biological group. : RACIAL
66. Custard-apple trees. : ANONAS
67. Asiatic starlings. : HYNAS
68. U. S. Attorney General (1919–1921). : PALMER
69. Capital of Panay. : ILOILO
70. Other side of a question. : REPLY
72. Hunts. : SEEKS
74. Sable. : MARTEN
75. Capital of New Territories, China. : TAIPO
77. German name. : CLAUS
79. Furtive move. : SNEAK
82. Sailor who inspired Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe." : SELKIRK
84. Babylonian hell. : ARALU
85. Spur range of the Rockies in W. Wyoming. : TETON
88. Province in Tuscany. : SIENA
91. Vamoose. : SCRAM
94. Bean of India. : URD
96. Penetrates by degrees. : SEEPS
98. Sarah's handmaid. : HAGAR
101. Stain again. : REDYE
103. Babble. : PRATE
105. Emblem of authority. : MACE
106. Moderate. : DECREASE
108. Arachnid with venomous sting. : SCORPION
110. Shinto war god. : HACHIMAN
111. Alligator pear. : AGUACATE
112. Where Guam is. : MARIANAS
113. Thin silk. : ALAMODE
114. German foe since August, 1944. : RUMANIA
116. Nondescript object. : WHATNOT
118. Core of the British Empire. : ENGLAND
120. Rent. : LET
121. Stormoviks. : PLANES
122. Rural electrification project. : TVA
123. Revelation. : ORACLE
125. Portuguese city in India. : GOA
128. Corpulent. : OBESE
129. Long-tailed monkey. : MAHA
131. Gray East Indian partridge. : TITAR
134. Off-track, awry. : AGEE
136. Notches. : CUTS
138. Faithful. : TRUE
141. Church vestment. : ALB
142. River in Fukien Province. : MIN
143. Sea inlet. : RIA
145. Greek vase. : URN

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 51 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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