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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
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© 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.

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