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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, April 9, 1944

Author: Willard N. Jordan
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 671 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 72
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 113
Across Down
1. Author of latest Nazi fairy tales. : GOEBBELS
9. Language of the Falangists. : SPANISH
16. Capital of our nearest ally. : OTTAWA
22. Battlefield in Maryland. : ANTIETAM
23. Country opposite Italian Heel. : ALBANIA
24. Des ___, U. S. Ambassador to Costa Rica. : PORTES
25. Become inactive. : STAGNATE
26. Planes destroyed at Brunswick. : MESSERSCHMITTS
28. Indian tribe. : SAC
29. Seaport between Anzio and Naples. : GAETA
31. Small boy. : BUB
32. Vanity case. : ETUI
33. Genus of S. Am. curassows. : MITU
34. Color endive blue. : IRIS
36. Popular game. : CRAPS
38. One of the Cinque Ports, in Sussex. : RYE
40. Roguish. : ARCH
42. Narrow inlet. : RIA
43. Friend of Euryalus in Aeneid. : NISUS
45. Eminent. : NOTED
47. Pear-shaped instrument. : LUTE
49. Asiatic palm tree. : ARENG
51. Rail city between Smolensk and Kiev. : GOMEL
52. Worn out. : JADED
53. Half gainer. : DIVE
54. Structural unit built by Sea Bees. : BRIDGE
55. Signora Checchi, died in U. S., 1924. : DUSE
57. Sanction. : ENDORSE
59. French baby. : TOTO
60. War production slacker. : ABSENTEE
64. Mah-jongg piece. : TILE
65. From a distance. : AFAR
67. Lieut. Comdr. Stratton. : SPAR
71. The back: Comb. form. : NOT
72. City between Orel and Kharkov. : KURSK
74. Minced oath. : EGAD
76. Doomed enemy combine. : AXIS
78. Light Horse Harry. : LEE
79. Muscle. : THEW
81. Essentials. : NECESSARIES
84. The common sassafras. : SALOOP
86. Devastated Jap-held New Guinea base. : WEWAK
88. Jap base in the Marianas. : ROTA
89. Major geological division. : ECCA
91. African antelope. : PEELE
92. Legal purchaser. : EMPTOR
94. Japan's "Pearl Harbor of the North." : PARAMUSHIRU
99. Area conquered by Genghis Khan. : ASIA
100. Variety of coffee. : RIO
101. Tire casing. : SHOE
103. New ___. : DEAL
104. The Blue Nile drains this lake: Var. : TSANA
106. Block-buster filler. : TNT
107. Muscovy duck. : PATO
109. Scraps. : ORTS
111. Encircled. : GIRT
113. Beautiful feet: Slang. : TRILBIES
115. Jutlander. : DANE
117. One of the heaviest substance known. : IRIDIUM
120. God believed progenitor of man: Polynesia. : ATEO
121. Mother of Carnivals. : MOBILE
124. Squirrel fur. : VAIR
125. Moved slowly. : CREPT
127. Head of U. S. Bureau of Censorship. : PRICE
131. Red-haired ape. : ORANG
132. Ruhr city hit by Allied bombs. : HAMM
133. Person accepting wagers. : TAKER
134. Chinese province west of Nanking. : HONAN
135. Particle. : RAY
136. Border on. : ABUT
138. Minor bronze coin of Timor. : AVO
140. Heavy-footed dance of jazz era. : STOMP
143. Voiceless. : SURD
144. Redskin. : OTOE
146. "Strategic withdrawal" in Russia. : ROUT
148. General Eaker. : IRA
150. Booth. : STALL
152. Marble. : TAW
153. City once known as Byzantium. : CONSTANTINOPLE
157. Lands in Central Pacific war zone. : OCEANICA
159. Native of Axis-held Great Sea island. : CRETAN
160. Language of Benedetto Croce. : ITALIAN
161. River port on the Irrawaddy. : MANDALAY
162. Belgian seaport. : OSTEND
163. Mass drownings during French Reign of Terror. : NOYADES
164. Absence. : AWAYNESS
1. Use of chlorine. : GASSING
2. Province touching four Great Lakes. : ONTARIO
3. Erasmian pronunciation of seventh Greek letter. : ETACISM
4. Magnanimous. : BIG
5. Evil Gypsy spirit. : BENG
6. Blaubok of South Africa. : ETAAC
7. Subsequently. : LATER
8. Bohemian composer of The Bartered Bride. : SMETANA
9. Man's name. : SAM
10. Lower clansman at West Point: Slang. : PLEB
11. Incongruous. : ABSURD
12. Pseudonym of humorist David Ross Locke, 1833–88. : NASBY
13. Feminine suffix. : INE
14. Title of respect. : SIRE
15. Spear-shaped. : HASTATE
16. Pertaining to serpents. : OPHIC
17. River flowing through Stalinsk. : TOM
18. Corporal in Sterne's Tristam Shandy. : TRIM
19. Dressed. : ATTIRED
20. Small drink of liquor. : WETTING
21. Comfort. : ASSUAGE
27. Parish priest. : CURE
30. Footless animal. : APODE
35. Leather. : SUEDE
37. Tax. : STENT
39. Ancient site of Olympian games. : ELIS
41. U. S. admiral. : HART
44. Crept furtively away. : SLUNK
46. Whirlpools. : EDDIES
48. The colored layer of the iris. : UVEA
50. President of second largest copper-producing country. : RIOS
52. Scoffer. : JEERER
53. Melancholy. : DREAR
54. Late King of Bulgaria. : BORIS
56. Benumb. : STUN
58. Russian name. : OLGA
59. Excise. : TAX
60. City bombed to paralyze Erla airplane works. : ANTWERP
61. Where Prague is. : BOHEMIA
62. Kettle. : STEWPOT
63. Short rifle or carbine. : ESCOPET
66. Blackshirt. : FASCIST
68. Oil target blasted by Ninth U. S. Air Force. : PLOESTI
69. Mouth harmonica. : AEOLINE
70. Battologizes. : REPEATS
73. Dog salmon. : KETA
75. Head of un-American Activities probers. : DIES
77. Trench. : SAP
80. Siamese temple. : WAT
82. Native of large Great Sea island. : SARD
83. Commune in Limburg province, Netherlands. : ECHT
85. Meadow. : LEA
87. Pentapolis city of Asia Minor. : KOS
90. High mountain in eastern Turkey. : ARARAT
93. River flowing through Lake Geneva. : RHONE
95. Teuton sea dog. : AEGIR
96. Home front scarcity. : MAID
97. Hideous old woman in Ivanhoe. : ULRICA
98. Military force. : UNIT
102. Smelting material. : ORE
105. Hebrew letter. : ALEPH
108. King of Men. : ODIN
110. Jap ally since Dec. 21, 1941. : SIAM
112. President Inonu's people. : TURKS
114. Indians of northern Peru. : BOROS
116. Seaweed. : ALGA
118. Cleft or fissure: Biol. : RIMA
119. Athletic assemblages. : MEETS
121. Where fourth Roosevelt-Churchill meeting was held. : MOROCCO
122. Elocutionists. : ORATORS
123. Weapon. : BAYONET
124. Celebrated Red general. : VATUTIN
126. Decorative animal bust used in architecture. : PROTOMA
128. Unprofitable. : INUTILE
129. Capital of Orinoco-drained country. : CARACAS
130. Lengthwise. : ENDWAYS
132. Allied-dominated gulf off New Guinea coast. : HUON
133. Apathetic. : TORPID
137. Hero of 1866 Ibsen play. : BRAND
139. Orsino's bride in Twelfth Night. : VIOLA
141. Parrot. : MACAW
142. Joint assemblies. : PLENA
145. Famous princely house of Italy. : ESTE
147. Nom de guerre of General Brozovich. : TITO
149. Winglike parts. : ALAE
151. Female harlequin duck. : LADY
154. The color adjust. : TAN
155. Moslem flute. : NAY
156. Alchemic essence. : ENS
158. Masefield heroine. : NAN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 65 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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