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New York Times, Sunday, April 18, 1943

Author: J. C. Doesburg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 662 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 94
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 62
Across Down
1. Sea between Australia and New Guinea. : ARAFURA
8. Turning point of North African campaign. : ALAMEIN
15. Strategic Tunisian seaport. : BIZERTE
22. Men under Lieut. Gen. Holcomb. : MARINES
23. Capital of Sicily. : PALERMO
24. Safe places for monkeys. : APERIES
25. River and lake in Northeast Ontario. : ABITIBI
26. More than likely. : OVERAPT
27. Long speeches. : TIRADES
28. Brain membrane. : PIA
29. Scatters. : TEDS
31. Outlets. : EXITS
32. Glory. : HALO
33. Unfold: Poet. : OPE
34. Brazilian tree yielding oil. : ANDA
36. Mother of Apollo and Artemis. : LETO
38. Town division in Philippines. : ATO
39. Dutch river flowing into North Sea. : HAAS
40. Solar disk. : ATEN
41. Vladimir Ilich Ulianov. : LENIN
43. Scandinavian geese. : SOLANS
45. Famous Quaker. : PENN
46. Prehistoric Mexican. : AZTEC
47. Genus of spider-monkeys, having no thumb. : ATELES
49. Lillian D. ___, noted social worker (1867–1940). : WALD
50. Dickey's left hand. : MITT
51. "I do not ___ to run."—Coolidge. : CHOOSE
52. Corn mush. : SAMP
54. Island ceded to Japan by China, 1895. : FORMOSA
56. Central European. : SLAV
57. River in Northern Spain. : CEA
60. Constellation, the Harp. : LYRA
62. The moon. : DIANA
63. Tribes in Burma. : TAIS
64. English festival. : ALE
67. City of Palestine, taken by British in 1918. : ACRE
69. Red-yellow. : RUST
71. Seaport in Eastern Sicily. : ACI
72. River on which Florence is situated. : ARNO
73. Narrow bar. : SLAT
74. Cabinet member. : MORGENTHAU
77. Nova Scotia: French name. : ACADIA
79. Sloping channel. : CHUTE
80. Conundrum. : ENIGMA
81. Japanese objective. : AUSTRALIA
83. Lithuanian Diet. : SEIMAS
84. Ranges. : ROVES
85. Meaning. : IMPORT
86. Majority of Russian Social Democrats, 1903–1912. : BOLSHEVIKI
88. St. ___, French town near Calais. : OMER
89. Run. : FLEE
90. Wakashan Indian. : AHT
92. Foreign quarter in London. : SOHO
93. Cradle of the human race. : ASIA
94. Masculine nickname. : NED
95. German nemesis in Russia. : COLD
96. Curved lines in music. : SLURS
98. Point in battle of New Guinea. : GONA
100. Chinese dynasty. : HAN
101. Tree of a plow, in India. : ALUS
102. Needle-shaped. : ACERATE
104. Lake in Ethiopia. : TANA
106. First President of Panama, 1904–08. : AMADOR
109. Woodwind. : OBOE
110. Commune near Naples. : NOLA
112. Regular. : NORMAL
116. Was dull. : MOPED
117. Eat away. : FRET
118. Book of the Bible. : PSALMS
120. Climbing plant. : LIANE
121. Ardor. : ELAN
122. Society: colloq. : FRAT
123. Hint. : TIP
124. French city on Yonne River. : SENS
126. Devil's-tree of India. : DITA
127. Gypsy husband. : ROM
128. Beveridge ___. : PLAN
129. Part of a shirt. : BOSOM
131. Local position. : SITE
133. Scene of fierce Russian battles. : DON
134. Campaigner in North Africa. : ITALIAN
136. Roman palace. : LATERAN
138. Betoken. : PORTEND
140. Like a heavenly body. : COMETIC
141. Orestes's sister. : ELECTRA
142. Wife of Napoleon III. : EUGENIE
143. Incarnations. : AVATARS
144. First Indian to visit the Pilgrims, 1621. : SAMOSET
145. Godfather. : SPONSOR
1. Pacific seaport of Honduras. : AMAPALA
2. 17th-century piece of ordnance. : RABINET
3. She helped Theseus escape the Cretan labyrinth. : ARIADNE
4. Ready. : FIT
5. Military force. : UNIT
6. Resist by force. : REBEL
7. Stage remarks. : ASIDES
8. Highest mountain of Philippines. : APO
9. Flow along. : LAVE
10. Rommel's lost objective. : ALEXANDRIA
11. Marks of excellence. : MERITS
12. Muse of lyric poetry. : ERATO
13. Small devils. : IMPS
14. "The rules of ___ too much."—Milton. : NOT
15. Place of outstanding American heroism. : BATAAN
16. Hardwood trees of Philippines. : IPILS
17. Jap fighter plane. : ZERO
18. Stage of history. : ERA
19. Italian masquerade. : RIDOTTO
20. Indian lodges. : TEEPEES
21. Substance. : ESSENCE
30. Fill with cargo. : STOW
32. Ghost: Humorous. : HANT
35. Becomes ill. : AILS
37. Patron saint of Norway. : OLAF
39. River of Colombia, 625 miles into Orinoco. : HETA
40. Sea between Caucasus and Ukraine. : AZOV
42. Masculine name. : NEAL
44. Land owned outright: Law. : ALOD
45. Birthplace of Galileo. : PISA
46. Stage laughs. : AHAS
48. Turkish seaport, now called Izmir. : SMYRNA
50. Santa ___, city in California. : MONICA
51. Muse of history, Addison's pseudonym. : CLIO
53. Sound of a bullet. : PRUT
55. American hero. : MACARTHUR
56. Capital of Yemen, Arabia. : SANA
57. Secretary of War under Lincoln. : CAMERON
58. Financial manager, in the ancient church. : ECONOME
59. Attained success. : ARRIVED
61. Confused by guilt. : ASHAMED
63. Colloquy of three: Rare. : TRIALOG
64. Resembling an astringent. : ALUMISH
65. Seaport of Syria, north of Tripoli. : LATAKIA
66. Annual. : ETESIAN
68. Instigator. : EGGER
70. Dark gray. : TAUPE
72. Farewell. : ADIOS
73. Hindu god of arts and dancing. : SHIVA
75. River in Prussia, 160 miles to North Sea. : EMS
76. Give to the ___. : USO
78. Church vestment. : ALB
79. Letter of alphabet. : CEE
82. Irish Free State seaport. : TRALEE
83. Singapore under the Japs. : SHONAN
85. Misfortunes. : ILLS
87. Fired. : SHOT
89. ___ Power Treaty, 1921. : FOUR
91. Important ships in a convoy. : TRANSPORTS
95. Dull fellow. : CLOD
96. Caledonian. : SCOT
97. Portico. : STOA
99. Phenol derivative. : ANOL
101. Coaling station for Suez ships. : ADEN
102. Support. : ABET
103. Elbow-shaped pipe fittings. : ELLS
105. Condition of Libyan terrain. : ARID
106. Enemy of the Axis. : AMERICA
107. Russian Vice Premier. : MOLOTOV
108. One of the Gilbert Islands. : APAMAMA
109. Where Britain attacked French fleet, July 3, 1940. : ORAN
111. City in Iowa. : AMES
113. "___ fair are commonly fortunate."—Lyly. : MAIDENS
114. The Merchant of Venice. : ANTONIO
115. He swam the Dardanelles. : LEANDER
117. French money. : FRANCS
118. Lake in Hamilton County, N. Y. : PISECO
119. Shoots from ambush. : SNIPES
122. Discriminating sense. : FLAIR
123. Indian symbol. : TOTEM
125. Basin for holy water. : STOUP
128. Istle fiber. : PITA
129. Lake in Wales. : BALA
130. California island, site of U. S. navy yard. : MARE
132. Hence. : ERGO
135. Suffer. : LET
136. French article. : LES
137. Genie of Thailand. : NAT
139. Half a score. : TEN

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 84 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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