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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, May 14, 1944

Author:
G. O. Butler
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 667 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 81
G. O. Butler has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 118
Across
1. Rice in China. : STAPLE
7. Much-bombed New Guinea base. : WEWAK
12. U. S. Fifth Army general. : CLARK
17. Rudiments. : ABCS
21. Famous Middlesex school. : HARROW
22. New Britain peninsula. : ARAWE
23. Prosecute again. : RESUE
24. Saucy. : PERT
25. Land. : ARRIVE
26. Uttered through nose. : NASAL
27. He says "Public opinion wins wars." : EISENHOWER
29. Workers who ring casks. : HOOPERS
31. Convoy vessel. : SHIP
32. Peer Gynt's mother. : ASE
33. Gilbert island. : TARAWA
34. Proselyte to Judaism. : GER
35. Heavenly body. : COMET
37. Airplane caper. : STUNT
39. Vest. : GILET
40. Beat it, pussy! : SCAT
42. Genus of the mulberry. : MORUS
43. Ophelia's brother. : LAERTES
45. Other: Comb. form. : ALLO
46. Favorite. : PET
47. East African hartebeests. : TORAS
48. Wax: Comb. form. : CER
49. Fishermen. : EELERS
51. Meteor radiant from near Taurus. : ERIDANID
53. Investments. : BONDS
55. Mature. : RIPE
56. Mortarboard. : CAP
59. Yugoslav district. : CROATIA
60. Island reoccupied by Fighting French. : CORSICA
62. Dumas heroine. : CAMILLE
64. Native of Naga Hills, Burma. : KONYAK
65. ___ force. : TASK
66. Religious women. : NUNS
68. Lake between Russian and Finland. : LADOGA
69. Résumé. : REHASH
71. Admiral in command of Pacific strategy. : NIMITZ
73. Town near White Russian border. : NEVEL
74. Catch the breath. : GASP
78. Tire holders. : RIMS
79. Hawk parrot. : HIA
80. Assemble. : MEET
82. Weights of India. : SERS
83. Remove the top. : UNCAP
85. Faucet. : SPIGOT
87. Seaport on "Rocket Coast." : CALAIS
89. Scopes lawyer, 1925. : DARROW
91. Again. : ANEW
92. Tree trunk. : BOLE
93. Magic images. : SIGILS
98. Outer layer of pericarp. : EPICARP
100. Sinister. : OMINOUS
102. General Nikolai F. ___ : VATUTIN
103. Siesta. : NAP
104. Pronounce imperfectly. : LISP
106. Supreme Court justice. : STONE
107. Pertaining to South American quail. : TINAMINE
108. Girl in "The Raven." : LENORE
110. Angle of a trench. : ZIG
111. U. S. flier under Chennault. : TIGER
112. Born. : NEE
113. American author (1877–1932). : MACY
116. Greedy person. : GRASPER
118. Oil-yielding Philippine tree. : BETIS
119. German title. : HERR
120. Palm cockatoo. : ARARA
122. Star. : ACTOR
123. Island near Mindanao. : BOHOL
124. By. : PER
125. Infirm. : SENILE
127. Sanskrit school. : TOL
128. Dry. : SERE
129. Safekeeping. : STORAGE
133. Musical instrument. : CONCERTINA
135. African city. : CAIRO
137. Harangued. : ORATED
138. Genus of olives. : OLEA
139. Ingredient of soap. : ROSIN
140. Toward forearm's inner bone. : ULNAD
141. Genus of pinks. : SILENE
142. Relate. : TELL
143. Place. : STEAD
144. High school years. : TEENS
145. Depress. : SADDEN
Down
1. Persian ruler's title. : SHAH
2. South Seas food. : TARO
3. Usurpation. : ARROGATION
4. Polish marshes. : PRIPET
5. Romeo. : LOVER
6. Pitcher. : EWER
7. Pale. : WAN
8. Dutch scholar (1466–1536). : ERASMUS
9. Cleans. : WASHES
10. Expect. : AWAIT
11. Brown seaweed. : KELP
12. Invent. : CREATE
13. Free time. : LEISURE
14. Acceder. : ASSENTER
15. Bitter herb. : RUE
16. Where Maidstone is. : KENT
17. Matters professed: Rhetoric. : APORIAS
18. Immure. : BEWALL
19. Yarn. : CREWEL
20. Cloud form: Comb. form. : STRATO
28. Witch. : HAG
30. Dross. : SCORIA
36. Toward the mouth. : ORAD
37. Island returned to Italian civil control. : SARDINIA
38. Purposive. : TELIC
40. Bit. : SPECK
41. Hill: Spanish. : CERRO
42. Tramp's identifying sign. : MONIKER
43. Pas-de-Calais town. : LENS
44. Calyx leaf. : SEPAL
47. Pass in the Carpathians. : TATAR
48. City in Irish Free State. : CORK
50. Equip with new troops. : REMAN
52. Time of light. : DAY
53. Nonsense. : BOSH
54. Anything vile. : SCUM
56. Spice. : CLOVE
57. North Algerian department. : ALGER
58. Rings. : PEALS
60. Besieged Italian town. : CASSINO
61. Beasts. : ANIMALS
63. ___ of March. : IDES
65. Florida seaport. : TAMPA
67. Stone pillar. : STELE
70. Pronoun. : HIS
71. Insect egg. : NIT
72. Genus of maize. : ZEA
74. Longest river of Denmark. : GUDEN
75. Seaport near Novorossiisk. : ANAPA
76. Certificate. : SCRIP
77. Recreation ground: Fr. : PARC
79. Short cannon. : HOWITZER
81. Medicated decoctions. : TISANES
84. Jewish Socialist Labor party, ___ Zion. : POALE
86. Jewels. : GEMS
87. French pharmacist (1857–1926). : COUE
88. Hindu guitar. : SITAR
90. Squeeze out. : WRING
92. Famous ace. : BONG
94. Plant exudation. : GUM
95. Traveled on a circuit. : ITINERATED
96. Steamship. : LINER
97. Flout. : SNEER
99. Skin disease. : PSORA
101. Black: Fr. : NOIR
102. Wakeful periods. : VIGILS
105. Accustom. : PRACTISE
107. Marshal Brozovich. : TITO
108. Suited for song. : LYRICAL
109. Tallinn is its capital. : ESTONIA
111. Conference city. : TEHERAN
113. Army mule. : MASCOT
114. Small space. : AREOLE
115. Fine-textured coal. : CANNEL
117. Where Lwow is. : POLAND
118. Boron compound. : BORINE
119. Harbinger. : HERALD
121. Malt drink. : ALE
123. English microscopist (1828–1906). : BEALE
124. Genus of pore fungi. : PORIA
126. Mistakes. : ERRS
128. Hare's tail. : SCUT
130. Throw. : TOSS
131. Inheritable factor. : GENE
132. Leader of House of Commons. : EDEN
134. Small child. : TOT
136. Hypothetical forces. : ODS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 70 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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