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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.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 120
Across Down
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
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.

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