It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, May 28, 1944

Author:
P. J. Lamanna
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 641 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 65
P. Joseph Lamanna has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
M
2
A
3
N
4
U
5
S
6
W
7
A
8
G
9
E
10
D
11
S
12
P
13
R
14
A
15
T
16
R
17
A
18
S
19
P
20
S
21
A
R
E
T
E
22
I
M
O
L
A
23
M
O
O
R
E
24
A
R
M
I
L
25
L
I
V
E
R
26
S
U
P
E
R
27
F
I
C
I
A
L
28
T
R
O
P
E
29
A
C
E
30
B
31
A
E
R
32
C
L
A
R
K
33
D
I
34
C
T
A
T
E
D
35
R
A
L
36
L
I
E
D
37
S
T
A
R
K
E
38
R
39
C
O
R
N
E
R
S
40
O
A
F
41
W
A
I
N
42
E
T
U
43
I
44
S
A
G
45
J
46
A
47
S
O
N
48
S
A
V
O
49
O
D
E
S
S
50
A
51
P
E
52
R
53
T
54
H
55
A
L
U
M
56
C
A
L
E
N
57
D
S
58
D
E
L
I
59
A
60
S
E
R
E
61
M
E
R
62
N
E
W
E
R
63
R
A
64
M
65
S
A
N
T
66
A
67
V
I
A
68
B
U
R
69
S
I
T
I
S
70
D
A
K
A
71
R
72
N
U
T
S
73
H
E
L
L
74
S
T
E
T
T
I
N
75
T
A
M
A
R
I
76
N
D
77
S
C
U
L
L
S
78
A
E
R
79
G
80
U
A
V
A
81
S
T
O
S
82
S
83
A
R
A
84
C
85
A
L
A
I
86
S
87
T
W
I
T
88
C
H
E
D
89
C
90
A
L
O
T
91
T
92
E
93
E
V
I
L
D
O
94
E
R
95
S
I
L
A
S
96
C
O
L
O
N
I
A
L
97
R
E
S
98
S
I
R
E
99
S
100
C
O
L
101
K
O
R
A
N
102
O
I
L
103
A
N
T
104
S
105
L
O
C
A
106
L
107
A
L
108
C
O
V
E
S
109
A
N
N
E
110
M
A
S
T
111
S
112
S
H
R
A
113
N
K
114
E
N
I
D
115
B
I
S
O
N
116
I
O
117
N
118
T
U
N
E
119
G
L
E
N
120
B
E
L
121
S
122
T
123
A
N
L
E
124
Y
125
M
O
G
126
I
L
E
V
127
T
E
H
E
128
R
129
A
130
N
131
L
I
N
G
A
Y
E
132
N
133
L
A
T
E
R
134
D
I
D
O
135
I
L
E
136
A
T
T
I
C
137
L
A
138
T
I
T
U
D
I
139
N
A
L
140
O
141
R
L
O
P
142
M
A
R
N
E
143
L
I
A
N
E
144
E
T
U
D
E
145
V
I
L
N
A
146
S
N
A
G
S
147
S
L
U
E
D
148
S
Y
N
O
D
149
E
D
S
E
L
© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 120
Across
1
Chief Admiralty island, held by U. S. : MANUS
6
Carried on. : WAGED
11
Small herring. : SPRAT
16
Tools. : RASPS
21
Crest. : ARETE
22
City southeast of Bologna. : IMOLA
23
Oklahoma Senator. : MOORE
24
Old astronomical instrument. : ARMIL
25
Good source of iron. : LIVER
26
Not significant. : SUPERFICIAL
28
Figure of speech. : TROPE
29
Capt. Johnson. : ACE
30
Heavyweight champion, 1934. : BAER
32
U. S. general. : CLARK
33
Enjoined. : DICTATED
35
Bantered. : RALLIED
37
Harsher. : STARKER
39
Nooks. : CORNERS
40
Blockhead. : OAF
41
Wagon. : WAIN
42
Fancy case. : ETUI
44
Settle. : SAG
45
He sowed dragon's teeth. : JASON
48
Island near Guadalcanal. : SAVO
49
Birthplace of Malinovsky, recaptured by him. : ODESSA
51
Capital of Western Australia. : PERTH
55
Astringent. : ALUM
56
First day of Roman month. : CALENDS
58
Girl's name. : DELIA
60
Withered. : SERE
61
Sea: French. : MER
62
More up-to-date. : NEWER
63
Make compact. : RAM
65
River in Peru. : SANTA
67
___ Casilina. : VIA
68
Inflammation of a sac. : BURSITIS
70
Naval base near Cape Verde. : DAKAR
72
Thing of small size. : NUTSHELL
74
Bombed Prussian port. : STETTIN
75
Tropical fruit. : TAMARIND
77
Short oars. : SCULLS
78
Gas: Comb. form. : AER
79
Tropical tree. : GUAVA
81
Opposed to lee. : STOSS
83
Macaw. : ARA
84
Port 26 miles from Dover. : CALAIS
87
Plucked. : TWITCHED
89
Skullcap. : CALOTTE
93
Transgressor. : EVILDOER
95
Howells hero. : SILAS
96
British citizen. : COLONIAL
97
___ judicata. : RES
98
Parents. : SIRES
100
Vivian's state: Abbr. : COL
101
Sacred book. : KORAN
102
Fuel. : OIL
103
Jungle pests. : ANTS
105
Not broad. : LOCAL
107
Recesses. : ALCOVES
109
Britain's queen, 1702–14. : ANNE
110
Poles. : MASTS
112
Quailed. : SHRANK
114
Oklahoma city. : ENID
115
Cody's prey. : BISON
116
___ Antonescu, Rumanian Premier. : ION
118
Mood. : TUNE
119
Valley. : GLEN
120
God of earth. : BEL
121
British Colonial Secretary. : STANLEY
125
City on the Dnieper. : MOGILEV
127
City south of Caspian Sea. : TEHERAN
131
Luzon gulf. : LINGAYEN
133
By and by. : LATER
134
Founder of Carthage. : DIDO
135
Suited for: Suffix. : ILE
136
Classical. : ATTIC
137
Of geographical measurements. : LATITUDINAL
140
Lowest deck. : ORLOP
142
1914–18 watchword. : MARNE
143
Jungle plant. : LIANE
144
Work by Bach. : ETUDE
145
Polish city. : VILNA
146
Difficulties. : SNAGS
147
Turned. : SLUED
148
Convention. : SYNOD
149
___ Ford. : EDSEL
Down
1
Lake in southeast Sweden. : MALAR
2
Seaport in Chile. : ARICA
3
City north of Vitebsk. : NEVEL
4
American Indian. : UTE
5
Balkan fighter. : SERBIAN
6
Informed: Slang. : WISED
7
Heilungkiang. : AMUR
8
It meets in June. : GOP
9
Coming event. : ELECTION
10
Dec. 24, 1942. : DARLAN
11
Simpered. : SMIRKED
12
Confined. : POCKETED
13
Kwajalein air base. : ROI
14
Rumanian city on Mures River. : ARAD
15
Purposive. : TELIC
16
Hopeless plight. : RATTRAP
17
Determines. : ARRANGES
18
Impressed forcibly. : SMOTE
19
Musician. : PIPER
20
Means of transport. : SLEDS
27
Very much. : FAR
31
Yanks abroad. : AEF
34
Turkish gulf. : COS
36
Part of an oar. : LOOM
37
Thrifty person. : SAVER
38
Feints. : RUSES
41
Where Swansea is. : WALES
43
Stepping-stones. : ISLANDS
45
Doorway sides. : JAMBS
46
Native of Adak. : ALEUT
47
Devotees of Dali. : SURREALISTS
48
Cutting. : SAWING
49
Honshu seaport. : OSAKA
50
Hairy Jap. : AINU
52
Discoveries. : REVELATIONS
53
Quaver. : TRILL
54
Restores. : HEALS
56
Of the whale. : CETI
57
Vivid. : DRAMATIC
59
Pewter coins. : ATTS
62
Chemical compounds. : NITRIDS
64
Islands, base of bombers of Truk. : MARSHALL
66
Palestine port. : ASCALON
69
Baseball tactic. : STEAL
70
Chairman of WLB. : DAVIS
71
Observances. : RITES
73
Lake between two Allies. : HURON
75
Devonshire river. : TAW
76
Make a slip. : NOD
80
Dutch city. : UTRECHT
82
Berated. : SCORED
84
Moluccan island. : CERAM
85
Oat genus. : AVENA
86
Disgrace. : SOIL
88
Dissemble. : CLOAK
90
Ochone! : ALAS
91
Extinct Haitian Indian. : TAINO
92
Dame Terry. : ELLEN
94
Asteroid. : EROS
96
Collusion: Law. : COVIN
99
New ___, or Salisbury, England. : SARUM
101
Head of Second Ukrainian Army. : KONEV
104
Stimulating. : STINGING
106
Wool fat. : LANOLINE
108
Dispatch. : CELERITY
109
Winged: Heraldry. : AILE
111
Allays. : SOLACES
113
Proved nonexistent. : NEGATED
115
Be proper for. : BEHOOVE
117
French marshal, shot 1815. : NEY
119
European kites. : GLEDES
120
Matrix. : BED
121
Insults: Colloq. : SLAMS
122
Powerful man. : TITAN
123
Cavities. : ANTRA
124
Sounds from the bleachers. : YELLS
126
Town in Brazil. : ITU
127
Covered with plates. : TILED
128
Runlets. : RILLS
129
Matchless. : ALONE
130
Between India and Tibet. : NEPAL
132
2¼ inches. : NAIL
134
Set into a groove. : DADO
138
Greek letter. : TAU
139
Chief mouth of Niger River. : NUN
141
Disencumber. : RID

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 59 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

|