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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, April 29, 1945

Author:
Louis Jenkins
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 626 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 60
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 168
Across
1. U. S. General, 1841–1861. : SCOTT
6. Meeting place of Big Three. : TEHERAN
13. Where Columbus embarked in 1492. : PALOS
18. Ina of the stage. : CLAIRE
19. "Of thee I sing." : AMERICA
20. Neighbor of the Eskimo. : ALEUTE
22. Popular screen mime. : CHAPLIN
23. More distant. : REMOTER
24. Succession of trumpet notes. : TANTARA
26. Bow. : ARC
27. Brother of Osiris. : SET
28. Occupation. : TRADE
29. Writer of "How doth the little busy bee." : WATTS
31. "Throw a ___ to Cerberus." : SOP
32. Evil Norse giant. : LOKI
34. Hair-do of the Nineteen Twenties. : SHINGLE
36. Anguish. : THROE
37. Greek letters. : PSIS
38. Make corrections in. : EMEND
40. Indulge in a winter sport: Var. : SKEE
41. Prevailing tone. : STRAIN
43. Kinship of President Buchanan's "First Lady" to him. : NIECE
44. Composer of "God Bless America." : BERLIN
46. Former domestic slave. : ESNE
48. War. : HELL
49. Italian ladies. : DONNAS
50. Forest-ox. : ANOA
52. Character in Dickens' "Christmas Carol." : SCROOGE
54. Mongrel. : CUR
55. Capital of Wyoming. : CHEYENNE
59. United Nations watchword. : YALTA
60. Irregular cavalry of Russian Army. : COSSACKS
65. Bird. : HEN
66. Builder of Mansion House, London. : DANCE
68. See (German comb. form). : SEH
69. Lover of the fine arts. : DILETTANT
70. Guesses wrong. : ERRS
72. Pygmalion's statue. : GALATEA
74. Shape in a mold. : CAST
75. Place for sacrifices. : ALTAR
76. Sailor's baked dish. : SCOUSE
78. Objects of dislike. : AVERSIONS
80. Salty incrustation used for removing freckles. : ADARCE
81. Friend of Shylock. : TUBAL
82. What the Piper of Hamelin was. : PIED
83. Blowing a horn. : TOOTING
85. Japanese spirituous drink. : SAKE
86. Grain storage places. : ELEVATORS
88. What summer resorts will lack this year. : MEN
89. Have effect. : ENURE
91. Weight of ancient Egypt: Var. : KET
92. Withholds again. : REDENIES
93. King who died Aug. 28, 1943. : BORIS
95. Exulters. : GLOATERS
97. Political party: Abbr. : DEM
98. Throb. : PULSATE
100. Monk of high rank. : LAMA
101. Corded. : REPPED
105. Given name of Lincoln biographer. : CARL
106. "Romeo, doff thy ___." : NAME
108. Whinnies. : NEIGHS
112. Escort. : USHER
113. Large, handsome flowers. : CANNAS
115. Compose. : LULL
117. Brown ermine. : STOAT
118. Move. : STIR
119. Front hair. : BANGS
120. Husbandman: Obs. : TILLMAN
123. Aggrieved. : SORE
124. ___ Nidre, Aramaic prayer. : KOL
125. Deciding heat. : FINAL
126. Ancient country in Asia Minor. : CARIA
127. Equivalence. : PAR
129. Health resort. : SPA
130. A consonant such as "S." : SPIRANT
132. Wealthy. : OPULENT
134. "Can ___ urn or animated bust."—Gray's Elegy. : STORIED
136. Swabbing instrument. : SPONGE
137. Squirt-gun. : SYRINGE
138. Less restrained. : EASIER
139. Guide. : STEER
140. Determinedness. : SETNESS
141. Bridge successes. : SLAMS
Down
1. Goldbricker. : SLACKER
2. Add a final touch to. : CAP
3. Paints. : OILS
4. Essays. : TRIES
5. Decimates. : TENTHS
6. Sharpness of language. : TARTNESS
7. War; a state of ___. : EMERGENCY
8. Pertaining to blood. : HEMAL
9. Wears away. : ERODES
10. Ceremony. : RITE
11. Flier. : ACE
12. Mammal mentioned in "Moby Dick." : NARWHALE
13. Invader of Bavaria. : PATTON
14. Winged. : ALATE
15. Town near Arras. : LENS
16. Not safe. : OUT
17. Delegate to San Francisco conference. : STASSEN
18. Metal. : CHROME
21. Beethoven's Third. : EROICA
22. Spy in the land of Canaan. : CALEB
25. Recesses. : APSES
30. Seed-covering. : ARIL
33. Turned-in edge of a seam. : INLAY
35. Boss of the whole shooting match in Europe. : IKE
36. One trillion: Comb. form. : TREGA
37. Badge. : PIN
39. Ate formally. : DINED
42. Egyptian ibis-headed god. : THOTH
43. Young chief of staff of 20th Air Force. : NORSTAD
45. Period of minority. : NONAGE
47. Rubber. : ERASER
49. Great Italian actress: died at Pittsburgh. : DUSE
51. ___ Karenina. : ANNA
53. Shrubs with olive-shaped fruit. : OLEASTERS
54. Firearm. : COLT
55. Given name of OPA chief. : CHESTER
56. Mons. Poirot, detective. : HERCULE
57. Invested. : ENROBED
58. Cream cakes. : ECLAIRS
60. Moistening wood with beer before painting. : CISSING
61. Titan with massive shoulders. : ATLAS
62. Ratchet-drill. : CATRAKE
63. Slaughterer of old horses: Eng. : KNACKER
64. Where "white wings" held sway. : STREETS
67. Part of a roof. : EAVES
69. Author of "Vita Nuova." : DANTE
71. Glib. : SUAVE
73. Mr. Husing of the radio. : TED
74. Murmur. : COO
77. False report. : SLANDER
79. Islands of which Corfu is the chief town. : IONIAN
80. Uttering sounds of pain. : AGROAN
82. Most poorly paid literary production. : POEM
84. Invalid. : NULL
87. Confined. : TIED
88. Given name of woman tennis champion. : MOLLA
90. American singer born in Shanghai. : EAMES
93. Author of "The Cotter's Saturday Night." : BURNS
94. Author of "What Price Glory?" : STALLINGS
96. Mouse-like Australian marsupials. : TAITS
98. Character in "Candide." : PANGLOSS
99. Vies with. : EMULATES
101. Sweet biscuits. : RUSKS
102. Prevents from making a claim. : ESTOPS
103. English author nicknamed "Namby-Pamby." : PHILIPS
104. By means of. : PER
105. Where water was turned to wine. : CANA
107. Slippery ___. : ELM
109. Blockheads. : GOOSIES
110. Noted publisher (1795–1869). : HARPER
111. Place. : STEAD
113. Slow gallop. : CANTER
114. One of the Big Three. : STALIN
116. Intervals of time. : LAPSES
119. Carousal: Slang. : BINGE
121. Miss Dunne, of the movies. : IRENE
122. Province in South Africa. : NATAL
125. Church: Archaic. : FANE
126. Short. : CURT
128. Given name of painter of "The Horse Fair." : ROSA
131. Nonsense. : ROT
133. English poet laureate (1790–1813). : PYE
135. Edge. : RIM

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 48 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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