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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, April 11, 1943

Author:
Harriot T. Cooke
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 97
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 61
Across
1. Parts of military headgear. : VISORS
7. Chemist's tube. : ADAPTER
14. Where Rommel made stand in Tunisia. : MARETH
20. Relating to U. S. Government. : FEDERAL
21. Source of great mineral wealth for Russia. : SIBERIA
22. Slow musical compositions. : ADAGIOS
24. Inactivity. : INERTIA
25. Iowa Senator in 77th Congress. : HERRING
26. Epithet for Gestapo Chief Heydrich, assassinated in Prague. : HANGMAN
27. Mindanao natives. : ATAS
28. Word in a prayer. : AVE
30. Sample. : TASTE
31. Miss Millay. : EDNA
32. Maj. Gen. Eaker's first name. : IRA
33. Rounded cake. : NUT
34. Addresses with a title. : SIRS
36. Metal block for printing. : DIE
37. Famous pen name. : ELIA
38. Aircraft carrier sunk in Battle of the Solomons. : WASP
39. Entered clandestinely. : CREPT
42. Strategic region in Russia. : CRIMEA
44. Island in Solomons where Japs landed. : BUKA
45. Localities relied on for supplies. : BASES
46. Things that reduce strain. : EASERS
48. Book of Old Testament. : AMOS
49. Shoulder insignia. : BARS
50. Large, uncomfortable dwelling. : ARK
51. Pined. : YEARNED
53. Remove. : DELE
54. Exact knowledge of natural laws. : SCIENCE
58. Daring. : INTREPID
61. Last U. S. Minister to Bulgaria. : EARLE
63. Producer of important war needs. : FARM
64. Modern area of battle. : AIR
65. Tropical plant. : TARO
66. Faid ___, in Tunisia. : PASS
68. French patriot. : DEGAULLE
70. ___ facto. : IPSO
71. Impels to action. : AROUSES
73. Cultivates the soil. : HOES
75. Goddess worshipped in early Crete. : RHEA
76. Jogs. : TROTS
77. Part of a turbine. : ROTOR
78. Device for a doorway. : TURNSTILE
80. Gelatin capsule. : PERLE
81. Fowl. : CAPON
82. Challenge: Fr. : DEFI
83. Seaport on Gulf of Smyrna. : FOCA
84. Runs swiftly. : CAREERS
86. Object of early Egyptian worship. : ATEN
87. Victim of a massacre, 1572. : HUGUENOT
89. National Socialist. : NAZI
91. Spanish lady. : DONA
92. For each. : PER
93. Birds of Iceland. : AUKS
94. Language of a northern country. : NORSE
96. Planted for victory. : GARDENED
98. Perfume. : ESSENCE
100. Shaft of a watch. : STEM
101. In that place. : THEREIN
103. ___ Leaf Cluster for D. S. M., awarded to Lieut. Gen. Wainwright. : OAK
104. Small bottle. : VIAL
105. West Indian shrub. : ANIL
106. Senility. : DOTAGE
110. Harsh metallic sound. : CLANK
113. Almost 10 cents in Colombia. : REAL
114. Hazards. : STAKES
116. Greek island, birthplace of Pythagoras. : SAMOS
117. Offices of Cardinals. : HATS
118. Yoke. : TEAM
119. Defeat at bridge. : SET
120. Italian prince of tenth century. : ESTE
122. French pronoun. : MES
123. Since. : AGO
124. Strategic point in Russian battle front. : OREL
125. Second brightest stars. : BETAS
127. Mr. Bloom, chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee. : SOL
128. Body of knowledge possessed by a people. : LORE
129. Pertaining to a forest. : NEMORAL
131. Country visited by Roosevelt. : MOROCCO
133. City near Rzhev. : KALININ
135. Contort the features. : GRIMACE
136. Native of American peninsula. : ALASKAN
137. Curtain material. : ETAMINE
138. Climbed. : SCALED
139. Hero of Molière's "Le Misanthrope." : ALCESTE
140. Pull another thread in a stocking. : RESNAG
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1. U. S. two-engine bomber. : VENTURA
2. Forms mental conceptions. : IDEATES
3. Hindu weights. : SERS
4. Morsel. : ORT
5. Non-Moslem Turks. : RAIAS
6. Pertaining to the Russians. : SLAVIC
7. Tree of olive family. : ASH
8. Jap legislative body. : DIET
9. Wears away by friction. : ABRADES
10. Middle Eastern country visited by Willkie. : PERSIA
11. Commonplace. : TRITE
12. Chemical suffix. : EINE
13. Useful salvage item. : RAG
14. Strategic seaport of East Tunisia. : MAHDIA
15. Scene of conference between Churchill and Inonu in Turkey. : ADANA
16. Frog. : RANA
17. Bomb: aviator's slang. : EGG
18. Character in "Faerie Queene." : TIMIAS
19. Raucous. : HOARSE
20. Betrothed. : FIANCE
23. Sparkles. : SNAPS
29. Commissions. : ERRANDS
31. Fraternal organization. : ELKS
35. Monkey. : SIME
37. River flowing into Seine above Rouen. : EURE
38. Pacific island. : WAKE
40. Governor General in Algeria. : PEYROUTON
41. Herbert Beerbohm ___. : TREE
43. Custom. : MODE
44. Spanish islands in Mediterranean. : BALEARIC
45. Part of a hat. : BRIM
47. Member of military engineer unit. : SAPPER
49. Country under Nazis: abbr. : BELG
50. City of Palestine. : ACRE
52. Creeks. : RIAS
53. Dressmaker's lay figure. : DRESSFORM
54. Dining hall. : SALA
55. Military genius. : NAPOLEON
56. Artificial reservoir: var. : CISTERNE
57. Son of Aphrodite. : EROS
58. Eskimo of Greenland. : ITA
59. Recounts. : NARRATES
60. Cavalrymen. : TROOPERS
62. Gulf between Arabia and Africa. : ADEN
63. Disappear. : FLEE
67. City in Sinkiang Province, China. : SHUFU
69. German soldier. : UHLAN
70. Region of one country claimed by another. : IRREDENTA
72. Favorite ___. : SON
74. Chinese. : ORIENTAL
76. Thrice. : TER
78. Sheep in second year. : TEGS
79. Adds up. : TOTS
80. Coupled. : PAIRED
81. ___ Bon. : CAPE
82. Title of royal war casualty. : DUKE
84. Person appointed to control an industry. : CZAR
85. Depressed. : SAD
87. Kind of material. : HUCK
88. Mr. Coward. : NOEL
90. Timeless. : AGELESS
93. Biblical race of giants. : ANAK
95. Sicilian volcano. : ETNA
97. God: Spanish. : DIOS
99. Endless periods of time. : EONS
100. Country between French Indo-China and Burma. : SIAM
102. Long walk. : HIKE
104. Rationed food. : VEAL
105. Raids. : ATTACKS
107. Scarce household item. : AMMONIA
108. Reichsmarshal. : GOERING
109. Hebrew ascetic. : ESSENE
110. One of the Siamese twins. : CHANG
111. Malt liquors. : LAGERS
112. Extremely small. : ATOMIC
113. Tottered. : REELED
114. Bristly. : SETOSE
115. Fireman. : STOKER
118. Harness strap. : TRACE
119. Broken section of a glacier. : SERAC
121. Make joyful. : ELATE
124. Not written. : ORAL
125. Pod. : BOLL
126. Scram! : SCAT
128. Draw. : LIMN
130. Medical suffix. : OMA
131. Bleat. : MAA
132. Integer. : ONE
134. ___ Palmas, capital of Grand Canary Island. : LAS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 89 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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