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New York Times, Sunday, May 7, 1944

Author:
Louis Shields
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q Y }, Scrabble score: 646 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 72
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 117
Across
1. Style of furniture. : ADAM
5. Lake in North Finland. : ENARE
10. Trenchant. : SHARP
15. Where Ponta Delgada is. : AZORES
21. Nazi "Dunkerque." : SEVASTOPOL
23. Book of hours. : HORAE
24. Mental state. : MORALE
25. Mediterranean seaport. : ALEXANDRIA
26. Apparent. : OVERT
27. Member of minstrel troupe. : ENDMAN
28. Good: Spanish. : BONITA
29. Ibsen's Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
31. ___ Castle. : IRENE
33. Native Eskimo. : ITA
34. Idem. : SAME
35. Battleground of 1916. : VERDUN
38. Author of best seller, 1851–52. : STOWE
39. Courage. : GRIT
40. Deprive. : DIVEST
41. English engraver and poet (1757–1827). : BLAKE
42. Pass rope through cleat. : REEVE
43. Fifth book of New Testament. : ACTS
47. American patriot (1725–83). : OTIS
48. Fertilizer. : GUANO
49. Tipples. : BOOZES
50. Neutral republic. : PORTUGAL
52. Commander, U. S. Naval Forces in Europe. : STARK
54. Duplicity. : FRAUD
56. Fiendish. : AVERNAL
57. Light carriages. : CHAISES
59. Confirms. : ATTESTS
63. Iterate. : REPEAT
64. Secretary of State, 1881. : BLAINE
65. Flexible twig. : WITHE
67. Tool. : HOE
68. Present. : HERE
69. Attains. : EARNS
70. Closely confined. : PENT
71. Ray. : SKATE
73. Perched. : ALIT
75. Twilight. : SUNSET
77. Three-syllabled foot. : CRETIC
79. Sockdolager. : ONER
80. Capital of White Russia. : MINSK
82. Theresa. : TESS
83. Candia. : CRETE
84. Factory for foreign trade in China. : HONG
86. Identical. : ONE
87. Herb. : ANISE
89. Maul. : BEATER
90. Away from the mouth: Zool. : ABORAL
93. European falcon. : KESTREL
95. Secretary of War, 1862–67. : STANTON
97. Polish local assembly. : DIETINE
98. East Indian food. : SALEP
100. Willow. : OSIER
101. Cars attached to airships. : GONDOLAS
102. Resources. : ASSETS
105. Finnish poems. : RUNES
107. British battleship. : HOWE
108. Knaves of clubs. : PANS
109. Brings up. : REARS
110. Embankments. : DIKES
111. Originated. : COINED
113. Conferred. : GAVE
114. French authority on insect life (1823–1915). : FABRE
115. Agreement by which Gripsholm sails. : CARTEL
116. Charles Phelps ___, member of State Dept. : TAFT
120. Palm leaf: Var. : OLA
121. Witch. : LAMIA
122. Ankle-bones. : TALI
123. Drawing room. : PARLOR
125. Joined. : LINKED
127. Fabulists. : LIARS
129. French colony in West Indies. : GUADELOUPE
133. Chant. : INTONE
134. Beginning. : ONSET
135. Resort between lakes Brienz and Thun. : INTERLAKEN
136. Soap-frame bars. : SESSES
137. Acts. : FEATS
138. Uncritical. : NAIVE
139. Enemy of typhoid (1851–1902). : REED
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1. Seaport in Eritrea: Var. : ASAB
2. Smallest of the Cyclades. : DELOS
3. Oats: Latin. : AVENA
4. Inventor of automatic gun (1840–1916). : MAXIM
5. Sicilian battleground. : ETNA
6. Land where Cain settled. : NOD
7. Month: Abbr. : APR
8. Airbase in Kwajalein. : ROI
9. Oxlike antelopes. : ELANDS
10. Cut. : SHORN
11. Native of Madagascar. : HOVA
12. Land measure. : ARE
13. River in New Jersey. : RARITAN
14. City of Lodz Province, Poland. : PETROKOF
15. Pleasing. : AMENE
16. Division. : ZONE
17. U. S. general (1818–83). : ORD
18. Ex-President of Argentina. : RAMIREZ
19. Absolute superlative. : ELATIVE
20. Councils. : SENATES
22. Gratify. : SATE
30. Begone! : OUT
32. Ruminant. : EWE
35. Essential. : VITAL
36. Unwholesome. : EVIL
37. Legal point. : RES
38. Appease. : SLAKE
39. Stone nodule. : GEODE
40. Offices of Venetian chiefs. : DOGATES
41. Bazaar. : BURSE
42. Roads. : ROUTES
43. Armadillo. : APAR
44. Mountain recess. : COVE
45. Cylindrical saws. : TREPHINES
46. Thoroughfares. : STREETS
48. Profits. : GAINS
49. Hot springs city in Somerset. : BATH
51. Photographic lens. : UNAR
52. Plow blades. : SHARES
53. Blemish. : TAINT
55. Pope Pius XI. : RATTI
57. Grades. : CLASSES
58. Add honey. : SWEETEN
60. U. S. aircraft carrier. : SHANGRILA
61. Haul. : TOTE
62. Diviner. : SEER
64. Czech President. : BENES
66. Among: Prefix. : INTER
70. Roman city magistrate. : PRETOR
72. City in northeast Ukraine. : KONOTOP
73. In a frenzy. : AMOK
74. 1/12th of an inch. : LINE
76. Practical. : UTILE
77. Container. : CRATE
78. Catenated. : CHAINED
81. 24th parts: Var. : KARATS
83. Strategic pass through French and Italian Alps. : CENIS
85. Man's name. : OBED
88. Scandinavian name. : NELS
89. Supply centers. : BASES
91. Hué is its capital. : ANAN
92. Inferior. : LESS
94. Hebrew vowel point. : TSERE
96. Malabar canoe. : TONEE
97. Carpenter's pin. : DOWEL
99. U. S. islands in Bering Sea. : PRIBILOF
101. Ruined. : GONE
102. Part of Greece. : ARGOLIS
103. Nautical horizon. : SEALINE
104. Scholars. : SAVANTS
106. Republic of U. S. S. R. : UKRAINE
107. Stroke of luck. : HIT
110. Millpond. : DAM
111. Tungsten ore. : CAL
112. Source. : ORIGIN
114. Vanishes. : FADES
115. Molts. : CASTS
116. Towering. : TALL
117. Bellowing. : AROAR
118. Harpoon barb. : FLUKE
119. Sun helmet. : TOPEE
121. Mute letter. : LENE
122. Waste allowance. : TRET
123. Father. : PERE
124. Divide. : REND
126. City of ancient Asia Minor. : KOS
128. King of Judah. : ASA
130. Girl's name. : UNA
131. Maori clan. : ATI
132. Hindu angel. : DEV

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 65 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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