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Alvin Ashby
Alvin Ashby

HEADLINES FROM FAR-AWAY PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, April 26, 1942

Author:
A. A. Webster
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.04, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 658 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 150 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 11
Across
1. Surrounded by. : AMIDST
7. Merry adventure. : LARK
11. Sharp retort. : SNAP
15. Japanese base in French Indochina. : SAIGON
21. Captured Pacific capital. : MANILA
22. Famous race horse. : EQUIPOISE
24. Embellished. : ORNATE
25. Location of an A. E. F. unit. : ULSTER
26. Japanese objective. : AUSTRALIA
27. Young girl. : LASSIE
28. Posed. : SAT
29. Island off Sumatra having tin mines. : BANKA
31. Crowning tuft. : TOP
32. Steel plating on ships. : ARMOR
34. Danish weight. : LOD
35. Nestling. : EYAS
37. Lever on a piano. : KEY
38. He said, "Give me liberty, or give me death!" : HENRY
40. Lower lever of a loom. : LAM
41. Claylike building material. : PISE
42. British protectorate taken by Japanese. : SARAWAK
44. Anchor point of Burma Road. : RANGOON
46. Bestowed. : DONATED
48. Fortify. : MAN
49. Shan tribesman. : TAI
50. Genus of shrews. : SOREX
52. Likewise not. : NOR
53. Dutch and Portuguese island. : TIMOR
56. Prospect. : VISTA
58. Conical tent. : TEPEE
60. Narrow fabrics for trimming. : GIMPS
64. "Essays of ___." : ELIA
65. The ___ Legion. : FOREIGN
67. Short-billed rails. : SORAS
69. Public disposal of goods. : SALE
70. Each one of. : ALL
71. Angled for certain fish. : EELED
72. Fiber knot in wool staple. : NEP
74. For all voices. : TUTTI
76. Mongrel. : CUR
77. Recompensed. : REWARDED
79. Chinese towerlike temples. : PAGODAS
81. Clothe. : ENGARB
83. Upper story. : GARRET
84. Fortress. : CITADEL
85. Island off Java, bombed by Japanese. : MADURA
86. Dish. : SAUCER
87. Spanish Army officer. : CAPITAN
88. Disparage. : BELITTLE
90. Family. : ILK
91. Defier. : DARER
93. Pass between mountain peaks. : COL
94. Cuban measure. : TAREA
95. Means of getting to first base. : HIT
96. Mirth. : GLEE
98. European dormouse. : LEROT
100. One who does justice. : RIGHTER
102. Squall. : GUST
103. Carnivorous animal. : HYENA
105. Postmaster's implement. : DATER
107. Masses. : CLOTS
108. Where the Irrawaddy flows. : BURMA
109. Newt. : EFT
111. Explosive charges. : MINES
113. Like beer. : ALY
114. Tapuyan. : GES
115. Island in Pacific war zone. : SUMATRA
119. Slip down. : DELAPSE
121. Pursuit plane. : FIGHTER
125. Avails oneself of. : USES
126. As well as. : AND
128. Bulrushes. : TULES
129. One of the Aesir in Norse Myth. : ULL
130. Eastern university. : YALE
131. Bread. : BUN
132. Stakes. : ANTES
134. Conveyance. : CAB
135. Shelled oil island. : ARUBA
137. Feminine name. : MAB
138. Astronomical. : URANIC
140. Captured capital of Sumatra. : PALEMBANG
143. Writing mistakes. : ERRATA
145. Bring to terms. : REDUCE
146. Change completely. : TRANSLATE
147. Yarn winder. : REELER
148. Thin soups. : BROTHS
149. Remote allusion. : HINT
150. Goddess of discord. : ERIS
151. Diminishes. : TAPERS
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1. Entertains. : AMUSES
2. Taking of this led to capture of Singapore. : MALAYA
3. Adorn with shining figures. : INSTAR
4. Commonly called. : DIT
5. Nomadic Arabian. : SLEB
6. Island off Borneo where Dutch destroyed oil wells. : TARAKAN
7. Exuding water. : LEAKY
8. Public fountain: Roman Antiq. : AQUA
9. Russia. : RUS
10. Young animal. : KITTEN
11. The sand lily. : SOAPROOT
12. Nihil. : NIL
13. Theatre of war. : ASIA
14. Harbor to be long remembered. : PEARL
15. Islands occupied by Japan in January. : SOLOMON
16. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
17. Those holding office. : INS
18. Illuminated by a combustible aerifluid. : GASLIT
19. Unemployed. : OTIOSE
20. Lacked. : NEEDED
23. Points of an antler. : PRONGS
30. Saddle of land in So. Africa. : NEK
33. In ill temper. : MAD
36. U. S. naval base. : SAMOA
38. Island of West Indies. : HAITI
39. Times long past. : YORES
41. City bombed by R. A. F. : PARIS
43. "Coin is the sinews of ___."—Rabelais. : WAR
44. Destroyed. : RASED
45. Like a relative. : NEPOTAL
47. Wooden peg. : NOG
49. Weary. : TIRED
51. African ground squirrel. : XERUS
53. "Ay, ___ her tattered ensign down."—Holmes. : TEAR
54. Unlawfully. : ILLEGALLY
55. U. S. cruiser. : MILWAUKEE
56. Flowing veil of Middle Ages. : VOLET
57. Related through males. : AGNATIC
59. Devour. : EAT
61. He's a four-starred headliner. : MACARTHUR
62. The holding by one person of two or more offices at once. : PLURALISM
63. Balkan native. : SERB
65. Pertaining to a national government. : FEDERAL
66. Denier. : NEGATOR
68. Thief. : STEALER
71. Sinned. : ERRED
73. Pertaining to the feet. : PODALIC
75. A key theatre of the war. : INDIA
78. Rainbow. : ARC
79. Hero of "Great Expectations." : PIP
80. Room in a house. : DEN
82. Damage by fire. : GUT
84. Neck artery. : CAROTID
85. Lakes. : MERES
86. Lament. : SIGH
87. Dutch island taken by Japan. : CERAM
88. Insane: slang. : BATTY
89. Feminine name. : ETTA
92. "The ___ laugh of war."—Noyes. : RED
94. Peg or pin. : THOLE
97. Masculine name. : ENEAS
99. Any opinion held to. : TENET
101. Veteran Senator. : GLASS
102. Sentimental. : GUSHY
104. Abaft. : AFT
106. Shining. : RELUCENT
108. Beseech. : BEG
110. Stupors. : TRANCES
112. Moslem salutations. : SALAMS
114. Jap island base raided by U. S. Navy. : GILBERT
115. Outlying part of city. : SUBURB
116. Moneylender. : USURER
117. Seaport of Celebes captured by Japan. : MENADO
118. Emmet. : ANT
120. Rock crystal. : PEBBLE
121. Disease: Colloq. : FLU
122. Mexican dish. : TAMALE
123. Exalter. : ELATER
124. Changes position of lines in music. : REBARS
127. ___ bombs. : DEPTH
129. Presses on. : URGES
132. Yellow alloy of copper, zinc, and iron. : AICH
133. Principal garment of Hindu women. : SARI
135. Opposed: colloq. : ANTI
136. Expanse. : AREA
139. Cashew. : NUT
141. Chinese weight. : LAN
142. Tributary of Rhine. : AAR
144. Corded fabric. : REP

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 139 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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