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New York Times, Sunday, May 20, 1945

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 643 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 164, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 72
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 171
Across
1. Psychological warfare. : PROPAGANDA
11. Adjust. : COMPOSE
18. Moves zigzag. : YAWS
22. American B-24 bombers. : LIBERATORS
23. Sweet land. : AMERICA
24. Wine vessels: Lat. : AMAE
25. Diminishes in force. : ATTENUATES
26. Member of standing army. : REGULAR
27. Darling. : LOVE
28. Cholesterol. : STEROL
29. King of Norway, escaped to London. : HAAKON
31. Relaxation room. : DEN
32. East Indian medicinal root. : ATEES
33. My: French. : MES
34. Pearl Harbor admiral. : KIMMEL
35. Eternal, lasting. : PERDURABLE
37. Deeply-bored well. : ARTESIAN
41. Forward or backward movement of a horse. : PASSADE
42. Beer in a pub. : ALE
43. Withdraws. : RESIGNS
46. Slip. : ERR
47. Forty days. : LENT
49. 31 islands in N. Pacific. : KURILE
52. Not outlandish. : UNEROTIC
56. Taihoku is its capital. : TAIWAN
60. Of a given space. : AREAL
61. Denoting Western Hemisphere relations. : PANAMERICAN
64. Episode in action. : SCENE
65. Forsakes one's associates. : RATS
66. Melchior's house. : MET
67. Egyptian god of underworld. : OSIRIS
69. Equipment bags. : KITS
70. Collection of anecdotes. : ANA
71. Soft felt hats. : FEDORAS
75. "___ down," Scottish drinking bout. : GAE
76. Demonstrative adjective. : THE
78. Sot's slogan. : HIC
79. Hebrew liquid measure. : KOR
80. Leftover. : ODDMENT
81. Unloosen by turning. : UNSCREW
83. Oriental name. : ALI
84. Archaic. : OLD
85. Settle and solidify. : GEL
86. Soviet village. : MIR
87. Star on a coat of arms. : ESTOILE
88. ___ de France. : ILE
89. Duren's River breached by Allied armies Feb., 1945. : ROER
91. Ali Baba's magic word. : SESAME
93. Away. : OFF
94. ___ Stanley Mts., S E New Guinea. : OWEN
95. German name for Zagreb. : AGRAM
97. Commander of 2d White Russian Army. : ROKOSSOVSKY
102. Of part of the small intestine. : ILEAC
103. Occult. : MYSTIC
105. Mosaic cubes. : TESSERAE
106. Lofty. : ALPINE
107. Beloved of Psyche. : EROS
109. Noun suffix denoting vocation. : IER
110. Ancestor of jazz. : RAGTIME
113. Egyptian solar deity. : SHU
116. Lucky pieces. : AMULETS
119. Rearranges troops. : REMASSES
123. British Field Marshal. : MONTGOMERY
125. Unseen guest at San Francisco. : WILSON
129. Large barrel. : VAT
130. Result. : ENSUE
131. Become ripe. : AGE
132. Hornlike papillae on certain mollusks. : CERATA
133. Ancient city of Sicily. : ALAESA
136. The three Norse gods under the Aesir. : ASEN
137. Mews. : STABLES
139. Life-saver. : PENICILLIN
141. Three-toed ostrich. : RHEA
142. Curved like a bow. : ARCUATE
143. Affirmed the qualities of. : PREDICATED
144. Days: Poet. : SUNS
145. Star of dawn, symbol of hope. : DAYSTAR
146. Turkish war ministers. : SERASKIERS
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1. Life-saver. : PLASMA
2. Knight of old German nobility. : RITTER
3. Call to witness. : OBTEST
4. M. P. : PEER
5. Pisa's river. : ARNO
6. Ancient name for part of Europe. : GAUL
7. Luzon aborigine. : ATA
8. Absence of all magnitude. : NOTHING
9. Utopian concept. : DREAM
10. Its capital is Shillong. : ASSAM
11. Ex-king of Rumania, now in Mexico. : CAROL
12. Sign of coming event. : OMEN
13. Margaret. : MEG
14. Bluenoses. : PRUDES
15. Merchant vessels. : OILERS
16. Shameful occurrence. : SCANDAL
17. Audience. : EAR
18. Memorable Crimean city. : YALTA
19. Simplest animal form. : AMOEBA
20. Viceroy of India. : WAVELL
21. Small sand partridge of India. : SEESEE
30. Knight of the Elephant, Denmark. : KE
32. Battlegrounds. : ARENAS
34. Food: Maori. : KAI
35. Anti-fascist European guerrillas. : PARTISANS
36. Ex-chief of Luftwaffe. : UDET
38. Silkworms. : ERIAS
39. Dispose of. : SELL
40. Bay on S. coast of Honshu. : ISE
41. End a parliamentary session. : PROROGUE
44. Chief mouth of Niger river. : NUN
45. Nahoor. : SNA
46. River in Devonshire. : ERE
48. Arachnid. : TICK
49. Mountain range in N. Kashmir. : KARAKORAM
50. Study of the heavens. : URANOLOGY
51. Braking devices. : RETARDERS
53. Colloquial pronoun. : EM
54. Most arctic. : ICIEST
55. Vehicle. : CAR
57. Naval station in N. Shantung. : WEIHAIWEI
58. Native of West Indies. : ANTILLEAN
59. General ignorance. : NESCIENCE
61. Itinerant salesman. : PEDDLER
62. Smallest particle. : ATOM
63. Impregnate with nitrogen. : NITRIFY
66. Conquerors of Babylon. : MEDES
68. Ledge. : SHELF
71. London weather. : FOG
72. Do over. : REMAKE
73. Active belligerence. : ANIMOSITY
74. Italicizes. : STRESSES
77. Female ovine. : EWE
82. Discoverer of Hawaiian Islands, 1778. : COOK
90. Value. : RATE
92. Chronic imbiber. : SOT
94. Classical Greek oil flasks. : OLPES
96. Something visionary. : MIRAGE
98. Weight of India. : SER
99. Color gold: Her. : OR
100. Department in S. E. France. : VAR
101. Battle area. : SEA
102. Girl's name. : ILMA
104. City N. of Milan. : COMO
106. Objective. : AIM
108. Where Palembang is. : SUMATRA
111. Griper. : GROANER
112. Number of sides in a decagon. : TEN
113. Slanders. : SMEARS
114. Where Kobe is. : HONSHU
115. Not apparent to the eye. : UNSEEN
117. Bequeathment. : LEGACY
118. Realm of utter darkness. : EREBUS
120. Slender and graceful. : SVELTE
121. Less onerous. : EASIER
122. Tripods. : STANDS
124. Mackerels. : TUNAS
125. River from Mukden to North Sea. : WESER
126. One of Miled's 4 sons. : IR
127. North Europeans. : LAPPS
128. Cubic meter. : STERE
132. Order of whales and porpoises. : CETA
133. Beloved of Galatea. : ACIS
134. Lap. : LICK
135. Mountain range in Turkestan. : ALAI
137. Dejected. : SAD
138. Stone pillar. : LAT
140. Mountain range in Mysia, Asia Minor. : IDA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 58 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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