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Charles Merz
Charles Merz

FOR GEOGRAPHERS AND GENEALOGISTS

New York Times, Sunday, May 3, 1942

Author:
Charles Merz
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 186, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 641 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 150
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 12
Across
1. Singapore renamed. : SHONAN
7. Hirohito's father. : YOSHIHITO
16. Junction on the Burma Road. : LASHIO
22. Fine breed of sheep. : MERINO
23. Postures. : ATTITUDES
24. French city. : AMIENS
25. Former Spanish kingdom. : ARAGON
26. Celebrated trial. : RIOM
27. Germinate artificially. : MALT
28. Athenian juryman. : DICAST
29. Legendary bird. : ROC
30. Brittle, vitreous sodium carbonate. : NATRON
32. Gave greeting to. : HAILED
34. Strive. : VIE
35. Tip. : TILT
37. Ensnares. : NOOSES
39. Dominion. : DOMAIN
40. "Father of English learning." : BEDA
41. Express contempt. : SNEER
43. Sheep. : EWE
44. Japanese potato. : IMO
46. Small Danish weight. : ORT
47. Piece in a frame. : PANEL
48. Short fibers on the surface. : NAP
50. Soft and sticky. : SLIMY
52. Some. : ANY
53. Goddess of dawn. : EOS
54. Changes. : MUTATES
58. Celebrated island. : YAP
59. A girl: colloq. : SIS
60. Informer. : DELATOR
64. Not cleaned by immersing. : UNRINSED
66. Asiatic kingdom. : NEPAL
68. Traditions of the people. : FOLKLORE
69. Pin in a gunwale. : THOLE
70. Wail. : SOB
72. Cheer. : RAH
73. Surnamed: Fr. : DIT
74. Athenian. : ATTIC
75. Sward. : SOD
76. International language. : RO
78. Period. : ERA
80. Men independent in opinion. : LIBERALS
83. Ever. : EER
84. Forward. : ON
85. Mummy's spirit. : KA
87. Distilling apparatus. : ALEMBIC
89. Note of the scale. : LA
90. Compass point. : NE
91. Projection on a fireplace. : HOB
93. Pertaining to glands of the mouth. : SALIVARY
95. Point at cribbage. : NOB
97. About 1/6 of an inch, in printing. : EM
99. Greek letter. : ETA
100. A neutral people. : IRISH
102. Gambling game. : LOO
103. ___ longa; vita brevis. : ARS
105. Seaport of Brazil. : RIO
107. Brilliancy. : ECLAT
109. Extending no lower than tenor C. : TENOROON
111. Japanese military governor of Manila. : ASAKA
113. Capable of being borne. : BEARABLE
115. Something left over. : ODDMENT
116. Uncle: dial. : EME
117. Old times. : ELD
119. Go back. : REGRESS
120. Reverential fear. : AWE
121. 151. : CLI
122. Famous boss. : TWEED
124. Low land, under water. : FEN
125. Gems. : OPALS
128. Article. : THE
129. Bird. : PIE
130. Obstruct. : BAR
132. Plants of the mint family. : SAGES
136. Italian painter: 1575–1642. : RENI
137. Wodehouse's butler. : JEEVES
139. Having a ground plan long and narrow. : DROMIC
142. Feminine name. : LOLA
143. Mohammed's adopted son. : ALI
144. Pilgrim. : PALMER
145. Inspire with love. : ENAMOR
147. Masculine name. : DAN
148. Every seventeenth Oklahoman is one. : TULSAN
150. Set of receptacles carried by Japanese. : INRO
152. Climbing annual herbs. : PEAS
153. Kind of lava. : LATITE
155. Bird. : ORIOLE
156. Russian plane. : STORMOVIK
158. Evergreen trees with an oily fruit. : OLIVES
159. French annuities. : RENTES
160. Machines for cutting screwheads. : THREADERS
161. Meal. : REPAST
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1. Feels pain. : SMARTS
2. Drug. : HEROIN
3. Answer of a god. : ORACLE
4. Cut off the edges. : NIG
5. Soon. : ANON
6. Recurring each ninth day. : NONAN
7. Common perennial herbs. : YARROWS
8. Indolently. : OTIOSELY
9. Unit of weight. : STONE
10. Pronoun. : HIM
11. Pronoun. : IT
12. Be busily active. : HUM
13. Battleship. : IDAHO
14. Male figures supporting an entablature. : TELAMONS
15. Porter of a monastery. : OSTIARY
16. Burdened. : LADEN
17. Between. : AMID
18. So. : SIC
19. Firmament. : HEAVEN
20. Within. : INSIDE
21. Bony. : OSTEAL
31. Digit. : TOE
33. Came upon by chance. : LIT
36. Low outwork of a fortress. : TENAIL
38. Smirk. : SIMPER
39. Musical note. : DO
40. Dark igneous rock. : BASALT
42. Midwestern Governor. : RATNER
45. Pronoun. : MY
47. Dances. : POLKAS
49. Distal segment of the hind limb of a vertebrate. : PES
51. Masculine name. : IAN
52. Cause uneasiness. : AIL
53. Fish. : EEL
54. Hirohito's grandfather. : MUTSOHITO
55. Not regarded with deference. : UNHONORED
56. Stepped on. : TROD
57. French pronoun. : SES
59. Title used in India. : SAHIB
60. Pertaining to a dowry. : DOTAL
61. Carry. : TOTE
62. Allies and enemies. : ORIENTALS
63. Refreshes after labor. : RECREATES
65. Female hare. : DOE
67. U. S. island south of Hawaii. : PALMYRA
68. Conifer. : FIR
71. Excellent! : BRAVO
73. That which serves to decorate. : DECOR
77. Russian river. : OKA
79. Part resembling a wing. : ALA
81. Repository. : BIN
82. Bombed town of New Guinea. : LAE
86. Mete out. : ALLOT
88. Expunge. : ERASE
92. Tie together. : BIND
93. Diminutive animals. : SHREWS
94. Electrified particle. : ION
96. Drink. : BIB
98. Unites. : MERGES
99. German river. : ELBE
101. French protectorate. : SOMALI
104. Shaped obliquely. : SKEWED
106. Above: poet. : OER
108. Sensual. : CARNAL
110. Cardinal number. : ONE
111. Friend. : AMI
112. Drink. : ALE
114. Our army abroad. : AEF
116. Ordinal number. : ELEVENTH
118. Affable. : DEBONAIR
121. Druggist. : CHEMIST
122. Polynesian tree. : TI
123. Silk fabrics. : DAMASKS
125. Speaker. : ORATOR
126. Crisp, thin paper. : PELURE
127. Base for coal-tar dyes. : ANILIN
128. Far: comb. form. : TEL
129. Addition to a letter. : PS
131. Edge. : RIM
133. Famous protester against oppressive taxes. : GODIVA
134. Excites. : ELATES
135. Soundest. : SANEST
137. ___ Fighting Ships. : JANES
138. Baseball term. : ERROR
140. Pass a rope through a hole. : REEVE
141. Division of the spectrum. : COLOR
144. Ashy. : PALE
146. Rhoncus. : RALE
149. Simpleton. : SOT
151. Metal. : ORE
152. Legume. : POD
154. Bit of information. : TIP
157. But: musical. : MA

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 135 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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