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New York Times, Sunday, May 2, 1943

Author:
I. Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 175, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 649 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 143, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 89 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 64
Across
1. Russian general who saved Moscow. : ZHUKOV
7. City near Mt. Carmel, Palestine. : ACRE
11. Tribesman of the Gold Coast. : AKAN
15. Political leader. : GANDHI
21. Inflate. : AERATE
22. Doolittle's secret base. : SHANGRILA
24. Set up. : REARED
25. Sleeper. : RESTER
26. U. S. destroyer. : SATTERLEE
27. King of the Huns (406?–453). : ATTILA
28. Masculine name meaning high. : ELI
29. Paid notices: Colloq. : ADS
31. Female birds. : PEAHENS
32. Of all: Scot. : AVA
33. Victory symbol. : VEE
34. Strongly inclined. : BENT
36. Mudworm of Samoa. : IPO
38. "The cruelest ___ are often told in silence."—Stevenson. : LIES
39. Author of "The Beggar's Opera," 1728. : GAY
40. Siberian river, 3,114 miles to Nordenskjold Sea. : LENA
41. Pertaining to extent. : AREAL
43. Feminine name. : IZA
45. Affirmation by the negation of the opposite. : LITOTES
48. City in northern Italy. : MILAN
49. Mortgagees. : LIENORS
52. Feminine name. : MABEL
53. Russian river, in thick of fight. : DON
54. Historic rendezvous. : CASABLANCA
57. Black. : EBON
58. Stratagem. : FINESSE
62. German exclamation. : ACH
63. Formal practice. : RITE
64. Kind of thread. : LISLE
66. Leader of Hindu Mahasabha, India's third largest party. : SAVARKAR
67. Highest ranking prelate. : PRIMATE
69. Carry secretly: Slang. : TOTE
70. Numbers on dice. : SICES
71. Mortal who became a sea goddess. : INO
72. Full-sounding: Mus. : SONORE
73. Country which became a republic in 1912. : CHINA
75. Teutonic god of the sea. : AEGIR
76. Epochs. : ERAS
77. Guy rope. : STAY
78. Italian fortified city, east of Turin. : ALESSANDRIA
80. Brown: Fr. : BRUN
81. The sun's disk. : ATON
82. Impudent. : BRASH
83. Ebbing and flowing. : TIDAL
84. French Marshal under Napoleon III. : MAGNAN
86. 52. : LII
87. Yeasts. : BARMS
88. Ruler. : TSAR
89. Fortified city in Basses-Pyrenees Department. : BAYONNE
90. Rapture: Lat. : ECSTASIS
92. Fall into disuse. : LAPSE
93. Author of "Delenda est Carthago." : CATO
94. Large town in Nigeria. : EDE
95. Properties. : ESTATES
96. Rejected bride in "Much Ado About Nothing." : HERO
97. Scene of heroic Russian stand. : STALINGRAD
100. ___ masque. : BAL
101. Premier of France in 1931. : LAVAL
102. More peaceful. : SERENER
103. City in Georgia. : MACON
106. City on the Volga, north of Moscow. : KALININ
108. Sprite. : ELF
109. Vital African city. : TUNIS
113. Mimic. : APER
114. Adversary. : FOE
115. Mexican noble. : TZIN
117. Forth. : OUT
119. New Guinea base taken from Japs. : BUNA
120. Proposed photometric unit. : RAD
121. Bitter vetch. : ERS
122. Smoothed, as feathers. : PREENED
125. Tennis stroke. : LOB
127. Dress, as stone. : NIG
128. Card game for two. : ECARTE
130. Straightened out the ranks. : REALIGNED
132. Ontario lake, drains into Georgian Bay. : SIMCOE
134. Sovereign power. : THRONE
135. River in East Russia, 1,400 miles to Caspian. : URAL
136. Pineapple, in Latin America. : PINA
137. Drills. : TRAINS
138. Dyes from tropical shrub. : HENNAS
139. Beloved of Rhadames. : AIDA
140. Adjuration. : OATH
141. Deepest within. : INMOST
Down
1. Thornbush stockade of Africa. : ZAREBA
2. Political hanger-on. : HEELER
3. Like a bear. : URSINE
4. Arabian shrub. : KAT
5. Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. : OTEA
6. Composer of "Il Trovatore" (1813–1901). : VERDI
7. Blockhead. : ASS
8. Crack. : CHAP
9. Honey-badger. : RATEL
10. Involve. : ENTAIL
11. Apprehendable. : ARRESTABLE
12. Oven. : KILN
13. Beverages. : ALES
14. No: Scot. : NAE
15. Meat juice. : GRAVY
16. Negrito. : AETA
17. Burmese demon. : NAT
18. Act like a dotard. : DRIVEL
19. Capital of Montana. : HELENA
20. Dwelling on Mount Ida. : IDAEAN
23. Gestapo: German phrase. : GEHEIMESTAATSPOLIZEI
30. Having a backbone. : SPINATE
32. Gravel ridge in Denmark. : AAS
35. Timber tree of Argentina. : TALA
37. Powerful oxidizing agent. : OZONE
39. Coagulate. : GEL
40. Straight, low ball. : LINER
42. Collection of books. : LIBRARY
44. Jeanne d'___. : ARC
46. Hautboy. : OBOE
47. Denary. : TEN
48. West African monkeys. : MONAS
50. 10-point typewriter type. : ELITE
51. Brackish. : SALTISH
53. Submarine: Slang. : DIVER
54. Excels. : CAPS
55. Compositions in verse, with letters specially arranged. : ACROSTICS
56. Japanese ancestor worshiper. : SHINTOIST
58. Name-plate over a store. : FACIA
59. Snow-glider. : SKIRUNNER
60. New Guinea port captured by Allies. : SANANANDA
61. The 433d asteroid. : EROS
65. Electrified particles. : IONS
66. Seal. : SIGIL
68. Lament. : MOAN
70. Antitoxins. : SERA
73. Seafood. : CLAMS
74. Former member of Hitler's cabinet. : HESS
75. Adroitness. : ADDRESS
76. Therefore. : ERGO
78. Salient angle. : ARRIS
79. Dutch Island west of Sumatra. : NIAS
80. Military weapon. : BAYONET
81. On the sheltered side. : ALEE
82. Canton in Switzerland. : BASEL
84. Pertaining to the morning. : MATIN
85. Exigency. : NEED
87. Island off Luzon. : BATAN
88. Lively Neapolitan dance. : TARANTELLA
89. Pernicious. : BALEFUL
91. Small drum with one head. : TABOR
92. One of the tribes of Israel. : LEVI
93. ___ Kahn, nickname of Charles James Fox. : CARLO
96. Masculine nickname. : HAL
98. Exact point. : TEE
99. Do menial labor. : GRUB
101. Japanese base in New Guinea. : LAE
103. Tunisian fortified line, taken by Montgomery. : MARETH
104. Lawless person. : APACHE
105. Pertaining to conifers. : CEDARN
106. Island in Grecian Archipelago. : KOS
107. Treaty port south of Shanghai. : NINGPO
110. Representative of Pope at a foreign court. : NUNCIO
111. Protuberances of the skull. : INIONS
112. Shrewdest. : SAGEST
114. Extricates. : FREES
116. Funeral song. : NENIA
118. Italian composer in England (1814–1916). : TOSTI
121. Volcano near Catania, 10,758 feet high. : ETNA
122. Elflike creature. : PERI
123. Former Orange Free State Assembly. : RAAD
124. Toothlike peak: Fr. : DENT
126. Part of clarinet into which mouthpiece is fitted. : BIRN
129. Lance of King Arthur. : RON
130. Bantu of the Belgian Congo. : RUA
131. Burmese dagger. : DAH
133. Lady: Colloq. : MAM

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 76 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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