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New York Times, Sunday, April 4, 1943

Author: Louis Shields
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 106
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 60
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1. Animal symbolic of an ally. : BEAR
5. Animal owned by a statesman. : FALA
9. Pole for a fore-and-aft sail. : SPRIT
14. Island south of South Island, N. Z. : STEWART
21. Not placed. : UNLOCATED
23. Expressing pique. : POUTY
24. President of Mexico. : CAMACHO
25. Seaport capital of French Somaliland. : DJIBOUTI
26. Naval wireless telegraph station. : RADIOPHARE
28. Denary. : TEN
29. Controls. : GOVERNS
30. Commercial city of Lombardy. : MILAN
31. Healthier. : HALER
32. Native: suffix. : ITE
33. Observers. : EYERS
34. Animal with splayed feet. : CAMEL
35. Minstrel's clappers. : BONES
36. Cry of bacchanals. : EVOE
37. Properties. : ESTATES
40. Feudal estates. : FEODS
41. Arranges in layers. : TIERS
42. 950-mile river on which Gorki is situated. : OKA
45. Props up. : SHORES
46. Shelters for cattle. : BARNS
47. Thirteenth Hebrew letter. : MEM
48. Rhoncus. : RALE
50. Heroic poem. : EPOS
51. Beautiful women. : PERIS
52. Iroquoian Indians. : SENECAS
56. British bomber plane. : BLENHEIM
58. Powerful business man. : BARON
59. Coast town of Libya, east of Tripoli. : MISURATA
60. Under-officers in a church. : SEXTONS
61. Tinfoil for mirrors. : TAIN
62. He studied law in London. : GANDHI
64. Lapdog. : POM
65. The military service. : ARMS
66. Economic Stabilization director. : BYRNES
68. Trust. : RELY
69. Dining hall. : SALA
70. Regales lavishly. : WINES
72. African native. : NILOT
73. "Not failure, but low aim, is ___."—Lowell. : CRIME
75. Defame. : LIBEL
76. Wavy: Heraldic. : ONDE
77. Adduce. : CITE
78. Husband or wife. : SPOUSE
80. Central points. : FOCI
81. Above: Poet. : OER
82. Gambles. : WAGERS
84. Department in France, capital Alençon. : ORNE
85. Gibed. : HECKLED
88. Ship-rigged war vessels. : FRIGATES
90. Aryan inhabitant of Central Caucasus. : OSSET
92. Japanese islands east of Philippines. : CAROLINE
93. Tyro. : STARTER
94. More attractive. : CUTER
95. Oil center of U. S. S. R. : BAKU
96. Girl in the comics. : ETTA
97. Ever: Poet. : EER
98. Defraud: var. : COSEN
99. City in Jap hands. : MANILA
101. Further. : YET
102. " . . . the wine when it is red, . . . stingeth like an ___."—Proverbs. : ADDER
105. Junket. : FEAST
106. Telephone repairers. : WIREMEN
107. Sea mile of 2029 yards. : NAUT
108. Redbreasted merganser. : HARLE
109. Athletic contests. : GAMES
110. Goat antelope of Asia. : GORAL
115. Small cask. : KEG
116. Victim of Charlotte Corday. : MARAT
117. Sprites. : ELVES
118. Inhabitant of Yugoslavia. : SLOVENE
120. Pother. : ADO
121. Divinations by inspection of the nails. : ONIMANCIES
123. Dance of Italian origin. : COURANTE
124. City in Lower Burma. : RANGOON
126. Villatic. : RURAL
127. One of the Pillars of Hercules. : GIBRALTAR
128. Strategic country in North Africa. : ALGERIA
129. Mine timber. : STULL
130. Mountain of Thessaly. : OSSA
131. Plate of a soap frame. : SESS
1. Tennis champion of 1937–38. : BUDGE
2. Use with satisfaction. : ENJOY
3. Swarming. : ALIVE
4. Dresser. : ROBER
5. Italian deity of the fields. : FAUN
6. Coins of Thailand. : ATTS
7. Feather headdress of Hawaii. : LEI
8. In the year of the Christian era: abbr. : AD
9. Temporary cross timbers in shipbuilding. : SPALES
10. Pertaining to a foot. : PODAL
11. Spoil. : RUIN
12. Four-time Premier of Japan (1841–1909). : ITO
13. British fighter planes. : TYPHOONS
14. Ascends. : SCALES
15. Vetches. : TARES
16. Wife of Cuchulainn. : EMER
17. Native of Northeastern Burma. : WA
18. Busy. : ACTIVE
19. Orator. : RHETOR
20. Malabar canoes. : TONEES
22. Crosses: Scot. : CORSES
26. Jingles. : RIMES
27. Rounds of applause. : HANDS
30. Comrades. : MATES
34. Rebound. : CAROM
35. North Pacific sea. : BERING
36. German measure. : EIMER
38. Glistens. : SHEENS
39. Pith helmets. : TOPIS
40. Gambling game. : FARO
41. Thin: comb. form. : TENUI
42. Encircles. : ORBS
43. Hardy vegetable. : KALE
44. Strategic Mediterranean port. : ALEXANDRIA
46. Capital of a neutral democracy. : BERNE
47. Reticulated. : MESHY
49. Meat dish. : ENTREE
51. Uses cosmetics. : PAINTS
52. Move sidewise. : SIDLE
53. Aptitude. : CAPABILITY
54. Mexican cornmeal mush. : ATOLE
55. Island in Davao Gulf, Mindanao. : SAMAL
57. Strategic seaport east of Tripoli. : HOMS
58. Weight: comb. form. : BARO
59. Recurring effect of a past experience. : MNEME
61. Tenth President of U. S., 1841–45. : TYLER
63. Appear. : ARISE
66. Stings. : BITES
67. Musical arranger. : SCORER
69. Symbol on Russian flag. : SICKLE
70. Barks. : WOOFS
71. Sluggish. : INERT
72. 2,600-mile river flowing into Gulf of Guinea. : NIGER
74. Dwarf. : RUNT
75. Poisonous plant. : LOCO
77. Provide food. : CATER
79. Province of West Poland. : POSEN
80. Instrument of discipline. : FERULE
82. Adam's ale. : WATER
83. Seaport in Northeast Tunisia, between Sfax and Tunis. : SOUSSE
85. Moslem judge. : HAKIM
86. Grafted: Her. : ENTE
87. French collaborationist. : DEAT
89. Accost. : GREET
91. Proofreader's direction. : STET
92. Palm stems. : CANES
94. Creosote oils. : COALTARS
95. Discloses. : BARES
98. Netherlands Indies island west of New Guinea. : CERAM
99. Imitates. : MIMES
100. Government of Turkey. : ANGORA
102. Capital of Turkey. : ANKARA
103. Curiously made. : DAEDAL
104. Sea cow. : DUGONG
105. Potato starch. : FARINA
106. British general in South Asia. : WAVELL
108. Capital of Tonkin. : HANOI
109. Pertaining to neuroglia. : GLIAL
111. Arenas. : OVALS
112. Annual income in France. : RENTE
113. Brazilian Indians. : ANTAS
114. Ovens in glassmaking. : LEERS
116. Native of North Africa. : MOOR
117. Beige. : ECRU
118. Wails. : SOBS
119. Orifice of the brain. : LURA
122. Crank. : NUT
123. On the side: prefix. : CIS
125. Earth goddess. : GE
127. The fashion: colloq. : GO

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 93 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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