It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES

New York Times, Sunday, April 23, 1944

Author:
Archie S. Kreiling
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 618 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 141, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 78
Archie S. Kreiling has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
B
2
E
3
R
4
A
5
T
6
I
7
L
8
O
9
U
10
I
11
S
12
I
13
A
14
D
15
E
16
I
17
D
18
E
19
A
20
L
21
S
22
A
L
E
S
A
N
23
A
I
R
A
C
O
B
R
A
24
Z
A
Y
D
I
N
25
W
I
N
A
N
T
26
P
L
A
N
27
N
E
A
R
28
V
I
E
N
N
E
29
E
S
T
30
K
A
31
S
S
E
L
32
L
I
L
33
I
E
S
34
O
N
E
35
A
T
E
36
C
U
E
D
37
E
38
G
39
G
40
N
E
S
S
41
R
U
E
R
42
N
A
R
43
R
44
A
T
E
D
45
A
R
A
R
46
A
S
47
A
T
48
A
U
N
T
49
O
W
L
S
50
B
R
U
T
U
S
51
G
R
I
S
T
52
N
53
O
54
R
W
A
Y
55
C
A
L
P
56
E
S
57
A
U
58
A
P
L
59
O
60
M
61
E
62
E
P
E
E
S
63
T
E
N
E
T
64
N
U
L
L
65
S
66
S
E
V
E
R
67
W
E
L
D
68
L
A
R
K
S
69
S
T
R
E
P
O
70
R
71
D
E
L
E
72
C
R
Y
73
S
E
R
E
S
74
A
C
H
E
S
75
P
I
76
L
G
R
I
M
77
A
A
78
A
R
R
A
S
79
A
R
I
E
S
80
A
R
G
U
E
81
T
O
82
S
T
83
I
M
S
O
N
84
A
S
T
O
R
85
B
R
A
I
D
86
C
O
L
87
T
I
R
E
88
S
T
89
A
N
T
O
N
90
F
I
E
N
D
91
C
A
P
O
92
L
O
I
R
93
E
94
O
N
T
A
L
95
T
E
S
T
O
96
B
E
F
O
G
97
E
N
S
I
G
98
N
99
S
E
T
A
100
A
L
O
E
101
S
O
R
E
L
Y
102
C
E
I
103
B
A
104
I
T
105
A
L
O
N
106
S
T
O
A
107
S
108
P
A
R
T
A
109
I
C
E
M
E
N
110
S
H
E
R
L
111
O
112
C
113
K
114
S
C
A
N
115
R
E
116
A
M
117
R
A
S
118
S
T
U
N
119
S
R
I
120
C
A
N
121
S
A
R
G
O
122
N
123
F
O
U
N
T
124
S
125
T
U
S
126
A
R
D
127
E
N
T
128
E
G
I
129
S
130
C
O
M
A
131
E
L
132
A
E
I
S
133
M
C
A
F
E
E
134
R
E
N
O
135
U
V
I
E
R
136
R
E
B
A
S
E
137
P
E
L
T
E
D
138
S
N
A
P
P
I
E
S
T
139
S
W
A
L
E
S
© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 115
Across
1
Albanian oil field bombed by Mitchells. : BERATI
7
Archipelago southeast of New Guinea. : LOUISIADE
16
Flawless patterns. : IDEALS
22
Red-yellow color. : ALESAN
23
Bell P-39. : AIRACOBRA
24
Cuban Premier. : ZAYDIN
25
U. S. Ambassador to Great Britain. : WINANT
26
Delineation. : PLAN
27
Well-nigh. : NEAR
28
Tributary of the Loire. : VIENNE
29
Superlative ending. : EST
30
Bombed city north of Frankfurt. : KASSEL
32
Symbols of France. : LILIES
34
Individual. : ONE
35
Supped. : ATE
36
Twisted. : CUED
37
Bomb. : EGG
40
Headland. : NESS
41
Repenter. : RUER
42
Told a story. : NARRATED
45
Macaws. : ARARAS
47
Shipshape. : ATAUNT
49
Night birds. : OWLS
50
Shakespearean conspirator. : BRUTUS
51
Ground grain. : GRIST
52
Where Terboven rules. : NORWAY
55
Dark shaley limestone. : CALP
56
Jacob's twin. : ESAU
58
Variety of garnet. : APLOME
62
Fencing swords. : EPEES
63
Doctrine. : TENET
64
Neutralizes. : NULLS
66
Disunite. : SEVER
67
Consolidate. : WELD
68
Passerine birds. : LARKS
69
Clanging sound. : STREPOR
71
Cancel. : DELE
72
Proclaim. : CRY
73
People of eastern Asia. : SERES
74
Yearns: Colloq. : ACHES
75
Wayfarer. : PILGRIM
77
Cooled lava. : AA
78
City south of Lille. : ARRAS
79
First sign of zodiac. : ARIES
80
Reason. : ARGUE
81
Preposition. : TO
82
Secretary of War, 1911–13. : STIMSON
84
First woman to sit in House of Commons. : ASTOR
85
Hair ribbon. : BRAID
86
Military rank: Abbr. : COL
87
First on the ration list. : TIRE
88
Secretary of War under Lincoln. : STANTON
90
Diabolical foe. : FIEND
91
Head: Italian. : CAPO
92
River flowing past Tours. : LOIRE
94
Noumenal. : ONTAL
95
Italian libretto. : TESTO
96
Mystify. : BEFOG
97
Naval officer. : ENSIGN
99
Bristle. : SETA
100
Medicinal plant. : ALOE
101
In painful manner. : SORELY
102
Honduran port west of Trujillo. : CEIBA
104
Pagan tribesman of Nueva Vizcaya, Luzon. : ITALON
106
Greek portico. : STOA
107
Grecian town. : SPARTA
109
Alpine climbers. : ICEMEN
110
Famous since 1887. : SHERLOCK
114
Observe closely. : SCAN
115
Enlarge. : REAM
117
Fascist leader. : RAS
118
Bewilder. : STUN
119
Title: India. : SRI
120
Have a right to. : CAN
121
King of Assyria, B. C. 722–705. : SARGON
123
Springs. : FOUNTS
125
Cough: Med. abbr. : TUS
126
Zealous. : ARDENT
128
Shield. : EGIS
130
Lethargy. : COMA
131
Genus of palms. : ELAEIS
133
Lieut. Comdr. of the Waves. : MCAFEE
134
French philosopher (1815–1903). : RENOUVIER
136
Refound. : REBASE
137
Hurled at. : PELTED
138
Sharpest. : SNAPPIEST
139
Marshy valleys. : SWALES
Down
1
Dutch island between Borneo and Java. : BAWEAN
2
City south of Stalingrad. : ELISTA
3
Lessee. : RENTER
4
King of Judah. : ASA
5
General Sherman. : TANK
6
Wholly. : INTACTLY
7
Committed a fault. : LAPSED
8
Lubricated. : OILED
9
1,400-mile river to Caspian. : URAL
10
Gaelic name. : IAN
11
Cotton Ed Smith's State: Abbr. : SC
12
Electrified particle. : ION
13
Biblical shepherd. : ABEL
14
Sewers. : DRAINS
15
Former Governor of Pennsylvania. : EARLE
16
U. S. S. R. newspaper. : IZVESTIA
17
Platform. : DAIS
18
Observe with fixed attention. : EYE
19
Adjective used substantively. : ADNOUN
20
Common finch, so called because it feeds on seeds of flax. : LINNET
21
Look of contempt. : SNEER
31
Makes legal claim. : SUES
33
River flowing through Munich. : ISAR
37
Burst forth. : ERUPT
38
Channel. : GAT
39
General Clark's chief of staff. : GRUENTHER
41
First Governor of South Carolina. : RUTLEDGE
43
Arranged in tiers. : ROWED
44
Milkfishes. : AWAS
45
City on the Rhone. : ARLES
46
Confirms. : ASSURES
48
Vipers. : ASPS
50
Group of seventeen islands, part of New Hebrides. : BANKS
51
Swallow eagerly. : GULP
52
Australian port on Hunter River. : NEWCASTLE
53
Working. : OPERATION
54
Depend. : RELY
55
Saturn's daughter. : CERES
57
Malt beverages. : ALES
59
Fini. : OVER
60
Strategic city north of Crimean peninsula. : MELITOPOL
61
Science concerned with deserts. : EREMOLOGY
63
Captured Italian port. : TARANTO
65
Lily Pons. : SOPRANO
68
German-captured Dodecanese island. : LEROS
69
Descendant. : SCION
70
Not pliant. : RIGID
73
Elders: Abbr. : SRS
74
Worshiper of art. : ARTOLATER
76
Legendary king of Britain. : LUD
78
War Bond buyer. : AMERICAN
79
Without polarity. : ASTATIC
80
Mountain crest. : ARETE
83
Messenger of Zeus. : IRIS
84
Poker stake. : ANTE
85
Nearly extinct animal. : BISON
86
Estaminet. : CAFE
89
Vase handle. : ANSA
90
Criminal. : FELON
91
Of wax. : CERAL
93
Bavarian river, 193 miles to Elbe. : EGER
95
Memoirs. : TALES
96
Clodhopper. : BOOR
98
Combined with an acid. : NITRATED
101
Stretching machines. : STENTERS
103
Pugilist who has been touring Army camps. : BAER
105
Wine chalice. : AMA
106
Eschew. : SHUN
107
Wanting. : SCARCE
108
Shed: India. : PANDAL
109
Cymbeline's daughter. : IMOGEN
110
Painter of Washington (1755–1828). : STUART
111
Like bone. : OSTEAL
112
Sail about. : CRUISE
113
Collides gently. : KISSES
114
Rogue. : SCAMP
116
Maturers. : AGERS
118
River in Rumania. : SOMES
121
Cut. : SNEE
122
One of Columbus' ships. : NINA
123
Liver: French. : FOIE
124
Destroyed. : SLEW
127
Small lizard. : EFT
129
Hush-money. : SOP
130
Roman 106. : CVI
132
Arabian fabric. : ABA
135
Skyward. : UP

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 66 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

|