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CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, April 30, 1944

Author: Alexis P. Boodberg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 182, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 4.91, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 672 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 70
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 116
Across Down
1. April 9, 1942. : BATAAN
7. King of Israel, married Jezebel. : AHAB
11. Lithuanian or Lett. : BALT
15. Lower Volga area, capital Elista. : KALMUK
21. Red dyestuff. : ANATTO
22. Maliciously destroys. : SABOTAGES
24. Capital of Panay. : ILOILO
25. "The oil spigot of Russia." : ROSTOV
26. Il Duce's lost empire. : ABYSSINIA
27. Great airfield 125 miles north of Vladivostok. : SPASSK
28. Kipling novel. : KIM
29. Gandhi's place of imprisonment. : PATNA
31. Hitlerite. : NAZI
32. Grassland: India. : RAKH
34. 100, in Russian. : STO
35. Zoological suffix. : INAE
37. Product of Ceylon. : TEA
38. Dreadful. : DIRE
39. Hindu god. : SIVA
40. Yellow fever conqueror (1851–1902). : REED
41. Legislator. : SENATOR
43. They are seven. : SEAS
44. Scandinavian. : DANE
45. Port of Irak. : BASRA
46. Great Arctic convoy port. : MURMANSK
48. Irish expletive: Var. : ARRA
49. 1,300-mile river to Sea of Azov. : DON
50. Claw. : TALON
53. Where Baghdad is. : IRAK
54. Island northwest of Truk. : GUAM
55. Egyptian tomb. : MASTABA
59. Land of the Lion and the Sun. : IRAN
60. Red deer. : STAG
61. Its temporary name is Shonan. : SINGAPORE
63. Flee: Slang. : LAM
64. Tree. : ELM
65. Canal, 61 miles through Schleswig isthmus. : KIEL
66. Obligation. : DEBT
67. Native of Istanbul. : TURK
68. Eskimo hut. : IGLU
69. Bits of toast in broth. : SIPPETS
71. Leader of R. I. revolt, 1842. : DORR
72. Neutral country. : EIRE
73. In the rear. : AREAR
74. Indian nationalist. : NEHRU
75. October 21, 1805. : TRAFALGAR
77. Slippery. : SLICK
78. Second largest city in Utah. : OGDEN
79. Seize. : GRAB
80. Slender. : LEAN
81. Shell. : MISSILE
83. Make senseless. : STUN
84. Commit mayhem. : MAIM
85. Speech sound in Danish. : STOD
86. Island northwest of Malta. : GOZO
87. Jewish title. : RAB
88. The: Spanish. : LOS
89. Native of East Adriatic coast. : DALMATIAN
91. Seaport in North Africa. : BONE
92. Island between Guadalcanal and Florida. : SAVO
93. Catapults. : ONAGERS
95. Thunder god. : THOR
96. Captured base on New Guinea. : BUNA
97. Seaport on east shore of Korea. : FUSAN
98. King. : REX
99. Manner. : MIEN
100. Strait between Borneo and Celebes. : MAKASSAR
102. Captured May 7, 1943. : TUNIS
105. Famous Italian actress. : DUSE
106. Great munition center south of Moscow. : TULA
107. Seaport in the Heel. : TARANTO
111. Sky: Comb. form. : URAN
112. Run. : BOLT
113. Cabinet member. : HULL
114. Pronoun. : HIM
115. Returned to Germany, 1935. : SAAR
116. Infold. : LAP
117. Suffer: Scot. : DREE
118. Girl's name. : SARA
119. Stupid person. : MORON
121. Light carriage. : GIG
122. Absence of ears. : ANOTIA
124. Stalingrad, 25 years ago. : TSARITSYN
127. Great Italian arsenal. : VERONA
129. Tribesman of Siberia. : GILIAK
130. Home of Ramirez and Rawson. : ARGENTINA
131. Native of Chinese port. : AMOYAN
132. Frozen drip. : ICICLE
133. Where Bangkok is. : SIAM
134. Seaport in Algeria. : ORAN
135. Residents of bombed city. : ROMANS
1. "Willin'" Dickens character. : BARKIS
2. Resembling a wild ox. : ANOINE
3. Dutch discoverer of South Pacific island. : TASMAN
4. Pewter coin. : ATT
5. On high. : ATOP
6. Maker of changes: Rare. : NOVATOR
7. Manner of sitting in Orient. : ASANA
8. Lima bean: Sp. : HABA
9. Endure. : ABY
10. Pertaining to a part of Yugoslavia. : BOSNIAK
11. Coarse fabric. : BAIZE
12. God of altar fire. : AGNI
13. 20c pieces in Rumania. : LEI
14. Queen ___. : TSARINA
15. Base in North Pacific. : KISKA
16. River in Kubla Khan. : ALPH
17. River in North Chile. : LOA
18. Fails to hit. : MISSES
19. General Montgomery's country. : ULSTER
20. Captured base near Port Moresby. : KOKODA
23. Rulers, 1547–1917. : TSARS
30. Social insects. : TERMITES
33. Prayer. : AVE
36. de Valera. : EAMON
38. Pulpit. : DESK
39. Native of ancient Poland. : SARMATIAN
40. Talk noisily. : RANT
42. Cask. : TUN
43. Obstacle. : SNAG
44. Obstacle. : DRAG
45. Indian Quisling. : BOSE
47. Sea in Turkestan. : ARAL
48. Charley's ___. : AUNT
49. Blacked out. : DARK
50. Articles of clothing. : TIES
51. Village near Washington. : ARLINGTON
52. Island between Malta and Tunisia. : LAMPEDUSA
54. "The Rock." : GIBRALTAR
55. "Utopia" author, 1516. : MORE
56. Opposite "The Rock," in Spain. : ALGECIRAS
57. Strategic seaport of the Crimea. : BALAKLAVA
58. River bordering Manchukuo. : AMUR
60. Place: Latin. : SITU
61. Slave. : SERF
62. Low murmur. : PURR
65. "Ol' Man River" composer. : KERN
66. Land between rivers: India. : DOAB
68. Flag. : IRIS
70. Benzine: Comb. form. : PHEN
71. Playwright. : DRAMATIST
72. Mild oath. : EGAD
73. Moreover. : ALSO
75. Defeat: Colloq. : TRIM
76. Mr. Henderson. : LEON
77. Magnitude. : SIZE
78. Fiord, arm of Skagerrak. : OSLO
79. Dames. : GALS
81. City of Yugoslavia, officially Bitolj. : MONASTIR
82. Black. : EBON
84. "Das Kapital" author (1818–83). : MARX
85. Swiss city. : SION
86. Captured New Guinea base. : GONA
89. Flunking marks. : DEES
90. Pronoun. : THEE
91. Island north of Bougainville. : BUKA
92. Chapters of the Koran. : SURAS
94. Smile. : GRIN
96. Dance. : BALL
97. By many degrees. : FAR
99. Matador's assistants. : MULETAS
100. Person of mixed Caucasian and Negro blood. : MULATTO
101. Urn for making tea. : SAMOVAR
102. Capital of British Solomons. : TULAGI
103. Celestial. : URANIC
104. Occupied city, Italian name. : NAPOLI
105. Doats animal. : DOE
106. Royal Arsenal of Italy bombed here. : TURIN
108. City bombed April 18, 1942. : NAGOYA
109. Capital of Formosa. : TAINAN
110. Wind instruments. : ORGANS
112. Retarder. : BRAKE
113. Group of females. : HAREM
114. Where Kaifeng is. : HONAN
117. Radio part. : DIAL
118. Long story. : SAGA
119. Bird of Asia. : MYNA
120. Verne hero. : NEMO
123. Twitch. : TIC
125. Title, in India. : SRI
126. Title. : SIR
128. Gypsy. : ROM

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 58 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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