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New York Times, Sunday, May 24, 1942

Author:
Charles Cross
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.09, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 694 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 148
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 15
Across
1. Labor leader. : LEWIS
6. Fence. : HEDGE
11. Soldiers' rations: slang. : SCRAN
16. Officers' group. : STAFF
21. T. R.'s daughter. : ALICE
22. Gold lace. : ORRIS
23. Frontlet. : TIARA
24. Strategic African city. : CAIRO
25. Attendant. : VALET
26. Famous great-grandson of Queen Victoria. : MOUNTBATTEN
28. Biblical place. : ARDON
29. Bored into. : ATE
30. Sudden violent reaction. : SPASM
32. Loathes. : HATES
33. Work with a shuttle. : TAT
35. "If the ___ be well, all is well."—Gesta Romanorum. : END
36. For fear that. : LEST
38. "The labor of an ___ in piled stones."—Milton. : AGE
39. Apportioned. : METED
40. A pool at Jerusalem. : BETHESDA
42. Swift current of water. : RACE
44. Petty officers. : MATES
45. Move with vigor. : BESTIR
46. The four Sundays before Christmas. : ADVENT
49. Detachments of soldiers. : FILES
50. Father. : DAD
51. Produced by joint action. : UNITED
55. Striped. : WALED
56. "Old Iron ___." : PANTS
57. Given name of First Lady of China. : MAYLING
59. Small Hawaiian tree. : HAU
60. Tribesmen in north of Assam. : AKAS
61. First country to fall under Japan's sway. : KOREA
62. Be incumbent upon. : BEHOOVE
63. Bar of soap frame. : SESS
64. Ready: Scot. : RAD
65. Involved in difficulties. : MIRED
66. Nonsense: slang. : BALONEY
67. There is wanting: Lat. : CARET
68. Talked foolishly. : DRIVELED
70. Early. : BETIMES
71. With sang-froid. : CALMLY
72. Dingles. : VALES
73. Mrs. Woffington, Irish actress. : PEG
74. Excluding tret or tare. : NET
75. Given name of former Archbishop of Canterbury. : COSMO
76. Irish character in fiction. : DOOLEY
78. Fatal event. : TRAGEDY
80. Having many parts. : MULTIPLE
83. Result. : ENSUE
84. Queen assassinated in 1918. : CZARINA
85. Cubic measures. : CORDS
86. Assent. : YES
87. Procession with prayer in the Greek Church. : LITE
88. Working hard. : MOILING
89. Taxes, in England. : RATES
90. Flap violently, as a loose sail. : SLAT
91. Exclamation of surprise: obs. : HOO
92. Attacking in a group. : GANGING
93. Nonplussed. : POSED
94. Aspect. : PHASE
95. Blacker. : INKIER
97. Anglice: abbr. : ANG
98. Dice. : CUBES
99. Welcomes. : GREETS
100. His ___ Highness. : SERENE
102. Decreases. : WANES
103. Wild plum. : SLOE
104. Musical instrument. : TROMBONE
107. Intense. : VIVID
108. "That not impossible ___."—Crashaw. : SHE
109. Sliding bolt. : PAWL
113. Branch of the Dneiper River. : ROS
114. She married the Redcross Knight. : UNA
115. Finger's breadth. : DIGIT
116. "Let her ___ an inch thick."—Hamlet. : PAINT
118. "Three fifths of him genius and two-fifths sheer fudge."—Lowell. : POE
119. City in Illinois. : ALTON
121. Believer in the opinions expressed in "Social Justice." : COUGHLINITE
124. Works. : OPERA
126. First aid bandage. : SLING
127. Characteristic. : TRAIT
128. Fundamental. : VITAL
129. On to the end. : FORTH
130. Divisions of a contest. : HEATS
131. Betrays. : SELLS
132. Oxlike antelope. : ELAND
133. Unbelievable: colloq. : FISHY
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1. No. 1 collaborationist. : LAVAL
2. Flush with confidence. : ELATE
3. Lures as by magic spell. : WILES
4. "Seek roses in December, ___ in June."—Byron. : ICE
5. Prepares for use. : SETS
6. Deference. : HOMAGE
7. Appearing worn away. : EROSE
8. Conquered fort near Manila. : DRUM
9. Drink. : GIN
10. Those who make overmuch of the sense of the beautiful. : ESTHETES
11. What the Canadians call our homeland. : STATES
12. "___ for bravery." : CITED
13. Typhus carriers. : RATS
14. Exist. : ARE
15. City in France. : NANTES
16. Bitterly severe. : SCATHING
17. "He sails the ocean blue." : TAR
18. Assistants. : AIDES
19. Fern leaf. : FROND
20. One of the more serious movie actors. : FONDA
27. Reduces. : BATES
31. The Anti-Comintern ___. : PACT
34. Make accordant. : ATTUNE
37. Poem by Joyce Kilmer. : TREES
39. Island recently decorated. : MALTA
40. Island on which Liberty stands. : BEDLOES
41. Silk worm. : ERI
43. Also. : AND
44. Laid explosives under. : MINED
45. Symbol of hand-to-hand fighting. : BAYONET
46. Give. : AWARD
47. Point in Africa of much interest to South America. : DAKAR
48. Point in Russia of much interest to Japan. : VLADIVOSTOK
49. Happened well, or ill. : FARED
50. French colony in West Africa. : DAHOMEY
52. Bataan is called the American ___. : THERMOPYLAE
53. Picture holder. : EASEL
54. "Ah, what a ___ answer gets the soul."—Meredith. : DUSTY
56. Studies. : PORES
57. Feminine name. : MELINDA
58. Plant symbolic of fidelity. : IVY
61. Australian boomerang. : KILEY
62. Wink. : BAT
63. Ragout of game. : SALMI
65. Fight. : MELEE
66. Importuning. : BEGGING
67. Throws a fishing line. : CASTS
69. Import. : VALUE
70. Carriage. : BEARING
71. Spring ailments. : COLDS
73. New Orleans confection. : PRALINE
75. Smoked. : CURED
76. Scene of recent conference. : DELHI
77. Vegetable. : ONION
78. Hungarian gypsy. : TZIGANE
79. One of the Siamese twins. : ENG
80. Specks. : MOTES
81. "___ said, soonest mended."—Dickens. : LEAST
82. Park in Rocky Mountains. : ESTES
84. Against. : CON
85. Actions in law. : CASES
88. European chestnut. : MARRON
89. Arrayed. : ROBED
90. Australia's chief industry. : SHEEP
92. Plum-like fruits of Australian trees. : GEEBUNGS
93. Penalizing. : PUNITIVE
94. Golf teacher: colloq. : PRO
96. Doctrine. : ISM
98. Quibble. : CAVIL
99. Secluded valley. : GLEN
101. Plays. : ENACTS
102. Men: Jocose. : WIGHTS
103. Defend. : SHIELD
104. Salvage material. : TRASH
105. Group of notes, in music. : ROLLE
106. Roman port. : OSTIA
107. Wakeful attention. : VIGIL
108. Archfiend. : SATAN
110. Imitators. : APERS
111. Merit. : WORTH
112. U. S. envoy. : LEAHY
115. Double. : DUAL
116. Century plant fiber. : PITA
117. English dandy. : TOFF
120. Canadian province: abbr. : ONT
122. Material containing metal. : ORE
123. Nothing. : NIL
125. Fermented taro root. : POI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 141 debuted here and reused later.

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