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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, May 16, 1943

Author: Charles Erlenkotter
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.64, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 628 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 176, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 97
Charles Erlenkotter has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 48-Down clue had no space between underscore and "Ferry"; added one.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 66
Across Down
1. Hero of "Autobiography of a Curmudgeon." : HAROLD
7. Presidential possibility. : BRICKER
14. High mountain in California. : SHASTA
20. Mr. Optic, writer for boys. : OLIVER
21. Furnish reinforcements. : RELIEVE
22. Treaty port of China. : CANTON
23. Stanzas of eight lines. : OCTAVES
25. Smooth. : UNLINED
26. Twenty-ninth U. S. President. : HARDING
27. Two eagle wings, in heraldry. : VOL
28. Shapes ideas. : IDEATES
30. French admiral in the Caribbean. : ROBERT
32. Unit of length in electricity. : MIL
33. Corrupt. : EVIL
35. Range. : GAMUT
36. Well-known columnist. : PEGLER
38. Town in Piedmont, Italy. : ASTI
39. Duc d'Anjou, titular King of Sicily (1408–1480). : RENE
40. Site of original Olympic games. : ELIS
41. Stages. : DEGREES
42. Country of Tyre and Sidon: abbr. : PHOEN
43. Worked a mine for precious stones. : GEMMED
45. Source of reflex action. : REAGENT
46. Dale. : GLEN
47. One of the Senators from New York. : MEAD
48. Miss Hayes's latest. : HARRIET
49. Sandhopper. : FLEA
50. Inhabitant of South Pacific islands. : SAMOAN
53. Guitar played by geishas. : SAMISEN
54. Goal of all thespians. : BROADWAY
58. Cease. : AVAST
59. Balcony. : MIRADOR
60. Chief of Staff in 1917. : BLISS
61. Playing card. : ACE
62. Merry song. : LILT
63. Famous actor, an outstanding "Cyrano." : HAMPDEN
64. Pass away. : ELAPSE
65. Article used in the shell-game. : PEA
66. A dead language: abbr. : LAT
67. Soil. : BESMEAR
68. Embraced. : CLASPED
69. Pronoun. : ITS
70. Native of: Suffix. : ITE
71. Confine for the duration. : INTERN
72. Cut lengthwise. : SLITTED
73. "L'___, c'est moi." : ETAT
74. "The rosy-fingered." : EOS
75. Mimics. : APERS
76. More humid. : MOISTER
77. Mean hatred. : SPITE
78. Theatre valets. : DRESSERS
80. Brighter. : TINNIER
81. Suspended. : POISED
82. Sounds made by inebriated persons. : HICS
83. What the sponsor of the Wagner Act is. : SENATOR
84. Miss Barrymore's married name. : COLT
85. Mutilated: Scotch. : MANK
86. Secretary of War, 1862–1867. : STANTON
87. Presidential possibility. : LANDON
89. Strip of land: Dial. : SPONG
91. Worm-like. : VERMIAN
92. Carnelian. : SARD
93. One of a team of popular song writers. : MOSS
96. Physically fit for exertion. : HARD
97. Springs forth. : ARISES
98. Given name of author of "The Blessed Damozel." : DANTE
99. Feminine name. : ETTA
100. Japanese statesman. : ITO
101. One of the inventors of photography. : TALBOT
103. What Rip Van Winkle heard. : DUNDERS
105. Mr. ___ Roach of the movies. : HAL
106. Admit. : RECEIVE
108. King of the Belgians. : LEOPOLD
111. Second edition. : REPRINT
113. City in Italy. : ANCONA
114. Wandering state. : ERRANCY
115. Game of dominoes. : ROUNCE
116. Dominoes. : STONES
117. Poisonous flies. : TSETSES
118. Produced in a theatre. : STAGED
1. Head of government bureau. : HOOVER
2. Recess. : ALCOVE
3. Helpless: Poet. : RITLING
4. Architectural ornament. : OVA
5. Third son of Jacob. : LEVI
6. Oyster gatherer. : DREDGEMAN
7. Shakespearean conspirator. : BRUTUS
8. Snare again. : RENET
9. Troubles. : ILLS
10. 102. : CII
11. Mr. Murray of the radio. : KEN
12. The ___ State, Washington. : EVERGREEN
13. Fragrant. : REDOLENT
14. Mark which Romeo wouldn't jest at. : SCAR
15. Early horse-opera star. : HART
16. Also. : AND
17. Member of the Cabinet. : STIMSON
18. Powerful explosive. : TONITE
19. Noted American actress of Canadian birth. : ANGLIN
24. "Under ___ orders." : SEALED
26. Belonging to a woman. : HERS
29. In the center of. : AMID
31. Victory garden product. : BEET
34. Farthest to leeward. : LEEMOST
36. Washington columnist. : PEARSON
37. More stained with breakfast food. : EGGIER
38. To the fore. : AHEAD
41. Mocker. : DERIDER
42. Gratified. : PLEASED
44. One of the rationed foods. : MEAT
45. Mohammedan fast. : RAMADAN
46. Wrote marginal explanations. : GLOSSED
48. ___ Ferry. : HARPERS
49. Dealer in old clothes. : FRIPPER
50. Proceeded spiritedly. : SALLIED
51. Flier. : AVIATOR
52. Inhabitant of a much-bombed island. : MALTESE
53. Is in a state of repressed irritation. : SIMMERS
54. One who uses dynamite. : BLASTER
55. Elklike animals. : WAPITIS
56. Salt of acetic acid. : ACETATE
57. Fermented. : YEASTED
59. Subdues. : MASTERS
60. Make a rattling noise. : BLATTER
63. Nag. : HENPECK
64. Striking out part of a word. : ELISION
67. Showing prejudice. : BIASING
68. General of the American Revolution. : CLINTON
72. Instrumental musical compositions. : SONATAS
73. Abridgment. : EPITOME
76. ___ Maddern Fiske. : MINNIE
77. Vended. : SOLD
79. Maggie Wylie's married name. : SHAND
80. Truck drivers. : TEAMSTERS
81. Deliberators. : PONDERERS
83. Small streak. : STRIOLET
84. Famous detective. : CARTER
85. Sultanate in Africa. : MOROCCO
86. Native of Belgrade. : SERB
87. Administrator of the WSA. : LAND
88. Cipher. : NOTHING
89. Former Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, 1892–1903. : SHIRAS
90. Evident. : PATENT
91. Son of Odin. : VALE
92. Sentimental Tommy's last name. : SANDYS
94. Attitude. : STANCE
95. Preserved. : SALTED
98. Candied fruit. : DULCE
101. River in Tunisia. : TINE
102. Humming birds. : AVAS
103. Puts on. : DONS
104. Limelight: Theatrical slang. : SPOT
107. Long period. : EON
109. Tailing. : ORE
110. The Rooneys, father and son. : PAT
112. Pit in which vegetables are kept. : RUA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 85 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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