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FOR PATRIOTS' DAY

New York Times, Sunday, April 16, 1944

Author:
Bert Storey
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 666 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 75
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 114
Across
1. Lt. Gen. Alexander Vandegrift. : MARINE
7. Bomb-shattered invasion port. : ANTWERP
14. Underground activity in France. : SABOTAGE
22. Unethical. : AMORAL
23. State whose capital is Nazi party birthplace. : BAVARIA
24. Heroine of "Measure for Measure." : ISABELLA
25. Post-war problem for Uncle Sam. : DEMOBILIZATION
27. Commander of women marines. : STREETER
28. Prime Minister Soheily's country. : IRAN
29. Coast town of Honshu. : HAGI
30. Ensign: Abbr. : ENS
31. Waif. : STRAY
32. Belgian commune. : HAL
33. Babylonian moon-god. : SIN
34. Mountain range between France and Switzerland. : JURA
35. Sea eagle. : ERN
36. Table rarity. : STEAK
37. Biological factor. : GENE
38. Resinous Mexican pine. : OCOTE
40. U. S. Chief of Naval Operations. : KING
42. Eddying. : ASWIRL
44. Four-footed animal. : BEAST
45. Indian tribe. : NAVAHO
47. Nazi general formerly in Leningrad battle area. : LEEB
49. Troubles, used impersonally. : AILS
50. Emblem of Louis XIV of France. : SUN
51. Without reason. : SURD
53. Girl changed into spider. : ARACHNE
55. What keeps a glider aloft. : UPDRAFT
59. Assemblage. : MASS
62. Deficit. : DEBT
64. Unusually excellent. : RARE
65. Threadlike swimming organs. : FLAGELLA
66. Go: Latin. : ITE
67. Capital of Fiji. : SUVA
68. Covering of brain. : DURA
69. Couple. : BRACE
70. Geological time division. : EON
71. Censure harshly. : SLATE
73. Kidnap. : ABDUCT
75. Lumber State. : MAINE
76. One of President Inonu's countrymen. : TURK
77. Marmalade tree. : SAPOTE
79. Axis satellite nation capital. : BUCHAREST
81. Tenant. : RENTEE
83. But. : ONLY
84. River draining Ruhr valley. : RHINE
86. Arthurian knight who championed Lady Linet. : GARETH
88. Prescribed task. : STINT
89. Japanese song. : UTA
90. Where Canea is. : CRETE
91. Greek commune. : DEME
92. The collective Asiatic countries. : EAST
94. Impersonate. : ACT
95. Author of The Circular Staircase. : RINEHART
97. Capital of Yemen, Arabia. : SANA
98. Feminine name. : ERMA
99. To cut. : SNEE
100. Where Maj. Gen. Key commands. : ICELAND
101. Former capital of Lower Volga region. : SARATOV
103. Captured Jap plane base on Marshalls. : MILI
105. Squat. : SIT
106. Mikolajczyk. : POLE
107. Vital German dam wrecked by R. A. F. : EDER
109. Military weapon used in aerial reconnaissance. : CAMERA
113. Country recently deprived of U. S. oil. : SPAIN
116. Source of unfounded Anglo-German peace rumor. : PRAVDA
118. Albanian river draining Lake Ohrid. : DRIN
120. Soft palate. : VELUM
121. Jack rabbit. : HARE
122. First Mayor of San Francisco, 1850. : GEARY
123. Title conferred on brides. : MRS
125. Famous 40-ton caravel. : NINA
127. Uncle: Dial. : EME
128. Semi-circle. : ARC
129. African filling station. : OASIS
130. Drink made from Chinese "gunpowder." : TEA
131. Cover the bet, at dice. : FADE
132. Gulf forming arm of Arabian Sea. : OMAN
133. First name of Hindu leader. : MOHANDAS
135. Spain. : NONBELLIGERENT
138. Capital of South Australia. : ADELAIDE
139. Dynasty ruling Pergamum, 283–133 B. C. : ATTALID
140. Muse of astronomy. : URANIA
141. Spartan conqueror of Athens, circa 405 B. C. : LYSANDER
142. Perpetrators of Lidice massacre. : GESTAPO
143. Hillsman of western Bengal. : SANTAL
Down
1. President of U. S., 1809–17. : MADISON
2. Celebrator of Patriots' Day, April 19. : AMERICA
3. Russian dynasty, 1613–1917. : ROMANOV
4. Backbone of armament industry. : IRON
5. Bavarian tributary of Danube. : NAB
6. ___ Root. : ELIHU
7. Lady's waiting maid. : ABIGAIL
8. Hitlerian dupe. : NAZI
9. D. E. Lilienthal's project. : TVA
10. Fire extinguisher. : WATER
11. Greek poetess. : ERINNA
12. President who succeeded Cerda. : RIOS
13. Polish title. : PAN
14. Relative status quints. : SISTERS
15. Starry. : ASTRAL
16. Router of the Canaanites, in Judges. : BARAK
17. Be ruled by. : OBEY
18. Wind ___. : TEE
19. Rose of Sharon. : ALTHEA
20. Collects. : GLEANS
21. Tiny auricle. : EARLET
26. Adventure. : LARK
31. Phonograph needle. : STILE
34. Fast driver. : JEHU
35. Bavarian river emptying into Elbe. : EGER
36. Porker. : SWINE
37. Style of painting. : GENRE
39. Soviet News Agency. : TASS
41. Adroit. : NEAT
43. African region: Arabian name. : SAHRA
44. U. S. tennis champion, 1937–38. : BUDGE
46. Turkish army corps. : ORDU
48. Member of "Little War Cabinet." : BARUCH
50. Typewriter key. : SPACER
52. Hindu deity. : DEVA
54. Spanish naval base in Mediterranean. : CARTAGENA
55. Prussian lancer: Var. : ULAN
56. Islands, base of 11th Air Force. : ALEUTIAN
57. City of Lilies. : FLORENCE
58. Small land dreadnaught. : TANKETTE
59. New U. S. battleship of Iowa class. : MISSOURI
60. Where Admiral Ingersoll commands. : ATLANTIC
61. Mars. : SEAPLANE
63. Sinclair Lewis novel, 1922. : BABBITT
65. Waste. : FRITTER
67. Platoon. : SET
68. 1922–1943. : DUCE
69. Military depot. : BASE
72. Knickknack. : TOY
74. The color twine. : DUNE
75. Mother: Fr. : MERE
76. Block-buster "stuffing." : TNT
78. Quixotically adventurous. : ERRANT
80. Branched. : RAMATE
82. Superlative suffix. : EST
85. Mob. : HERD
87. Ruhr city hit by Allied bombs. : HAMM
90. Enslave. : CHAIN
91. Undertook. : DARED
93. Ketch common in the Levant. : SAIC
96. Martha Finley's heroine. : ELSIE
97. Unctuous. : SALVY
98. Always. : EVER
99. Monkey. : SIME
101. Volplanes. : SOARS
102. Probability. : ODDS
104. Peril near Naples. : LAVA
106. Eulogist. : PRAISER
108. Medieval hero, owner of famous horse Bayard. : RINALDO
110. Person's natural habitat. : ELEMENT
111. Where Cernauti is. : RUMANIA
112. Devoid of mind. : AMENTAL
113. Wind over the Persian Gulf. : SHAMAL
114. Burlesque. : PARODY
115. Structural members. : ARCHES
116. Rearing of a trained horse. : PESADE
117. Morons. : AMENTS
119. Hatching places for insect eggs. : NIDI
122. Codfish. : GADID
124. Capital of Sultan Sidi Mohammed's country. : RABAT
126. Title of Haile Selassie. : NEGUS
129. Of a S. Am. linguistic family. : ONAN
130. Haul. : TOTE
131. Smart quick blow. : FLIP
132. Great Sea port, now Allied naval base. : ORAN
134. Old Roman Army wing. : ALA
135. Tease. : NAG
136. Note in the gamut. : ELA
137. Period. : ERA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 66 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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