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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, May 9, 1943

Author:
P. Joseph Lamanna
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 86
P. Joseph Lamanna has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Grid mistake in original solution at 94-Down and 111-Across — A instead of E. On PDF. E was handwritten over the incorrect A. Corrected it to E.

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C
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B
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H
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K
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W
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V
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P
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 65
Across
1
Raised to the third power. : CUBED
6
Lift. : BOOST
11
Tunisian city. : GAFSA
16
Sea in East Indies. : BANDA
21
Veil worn by Pope. : ORALE
22
Esoteric. : INNER
23
Here and there. : ABOUT
24
The 48 states. : UNION
25
Industry related to United Nations Conference at Hot Springs. : AGRICULTURE
27
Where Akyab is. : BURMA
28
Jap base at Bougainville. : KIETA
29
Activity supervised by Stettinius. : LENDING
30
Crouton. : SIPPET
32
Genus of fishes. : AMIA
34
Liveliness: Slang. : PEP
35
Target of huge R. A. F. raids. : ESSEN
37
Fruiting spikes. : EARS
38
Shoulder insigne. : STAR
39
Name of the east mouth of the Amazon. : PARA
40
Port in Cyrenaica. : BARDIA
43
Department of France. : AISNE
45
Accommodate. : FURNISH
47
Wing-like organ. : ALA
48
Contending. : VYING
50
___ Flow, British naval base. : SCAPA
52
Marriage partner. : SPOUSE
56
Mire. : SLIME
58
Naval vessel for carrying supplies. : STORESHIP
61
Group of Nazi-held British Islands. : CHANNEL
62
Variety of bulrush. : TULE
63
Looked slyly. : LEERED
64
Ethiopian town. : ADOWA
66
Small rockfish. : REINA
67
Formerly: Poet. : ERST
68
Bitter vetch. : ERS
69
Admiral killed at Pearl Harbor. : KIDD
71
Hilly coast region of Morocco. : RIFF
73
Direction in proof-reading. : STET
74
Divest. : DEPRIVE
76
Ores with oxide and traces of silver. : PACO
77
Cattle. : STEERS
79
Noted American Humorist. : ADE
80
East Siberian river. : LENA
81
Raisers of live stock. : CATTLEMEN
83
Copier. : APER
85
___ Rajpur, native State of India. : ALI
87
Important Middle East capital. : ANKARA
89
Roman poet. : OVID
90
Trapping. : SNARING
93
Stakes. : BETS
95
Roman mantle. : TOGA
96
Child. : BRAT
97
Five-man commission. : SEC
98
Wading bird. : RAIL
99
Russian Black Sea port. : BATUM
101
Scarf of medieval times. : BECCA
103
Testify, in law. : DEPONE
105
At any time. : ONCE
106
Was a glutton. : OVERATE
108
Obstructers. : HINDERERS
110
Chord of three tones. : TRIAD
111
Cylindrical. : TERETE
112
City in Silver Bow County, Mont. : BUTTE
113
Diving bird. : GREBE
115
Papal jurisdiction. : SEE
116
Notched, as a leaf margin. : SERRATE
118
Cup: Fr. : TASSE
121
Aug. 1st in England. : LAMMAS
123
Hold out. : LAST
126
"Better no ___ than cruel ___."—Aesop. : RULE
127
Raise aloft. : HEFT
128
Heroine of Thackeray's "Pendennis." : LAURA
130
Baltic seaport of Finland, also called Turku. : ABO
131
Lie at ease. : BASK
132
Chief of R. A. F. Bomber Command. : HARRIS
134
Successor of Eisenhower in European theatre. : ANDREWS
138
Capital of Japanese mandate, West Caroline Islands. : PALAU
140
Where Frenchmen revolted against labor draft. : SAVOY
142
Existing among savage clans. : INTERTRIBAL
144
Allies may invade Europe here. : ITALY
145
Silly. : INANE
146
Comb: comb. from. : CTENO
147
Bay in North Russia. : ONEGA
148
Natives of Nish. : SERBS
149
Relatives of horses. : ASSES
150
Tremulous. : ASPEN
151
Bluish blue-red. : PANSY
Down
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Supply with fuel. : COAL
2
Actuate. : URGE
3
Large, bare building. : BARN
4
Omitted in pronouncing. : ELIDED
5
Final. : DECISIVE
6
Flat part of ship's bottom. : BILGE
7
Where Toronto is: abbr. : ONT
8
Responsibility. : ONUS
9
A set of books. : SERIES
10
Cut a cylindrical piece. : TREPAN
11
Seaport in Tunisia. : GABES
12
Border upon. : ABUT
13
In behalf of. : FOR
14
Large island of Dutch East Indies, held by Japs. : SUMATRA
15
Cossack chief. : ATAMAN
16
Island north of Bougainville. : BUKA
17
Cuckoo. : ANI
18
Bark of East Indian tree. : NIEPA
19
One who is foolishly fond. : DOTER
20
City in Turkey. : ANAPA
26
Retract. : UNSAY
31
Free institution in a democracy. : PRESS
33
Sea in British Isles. : IRISH
36
French city of the Loire. : NANTES
38
Advocated. : SUPPORTED
39
Communication instruments. : PHONES
40
Moistened with fat. : BASTED
41
Attraction. : ALLURE
42
Popular sobriquet for a president. : RAILSPLITTER
44
Russian name. : IGOR
45
Strategic pass in Tunisia. : FAID
46
Member of Coast Guard. : SPAR
49
River in Southeast France. : ISERE
51
Lake in Equatorial Africa. : CHAD
53
Religious doctrine. : UNITARIANISM
54
Tunisian town taken by the Allies. : SENED
55
Raise the spirits of. : ELATE
57
Rhythmic arrangement of words. : METRE
59
Bay at tip of Santa Isabel. : REKATA
60
Ordinance. : EDICT
61
___ au lait. : CAFE
63
Region of East Mediterranean. : LEVANT
65
German name for city on Danube. : WIEN
70
Grief: Poet. : DOLOR
72
Allies may invade Europe here. : FRANCE
75
Feminine name. : INA
76
Modern type of troops. : PARACHUTE
77
One who strikes with force. : SMITER
78
What Bad Ems is. : SPA
81
Goal structure for hockey. : CAGE
82
Shun. : EVADE
84
Transgression. : ERROR
85
Churchman. : ABBOT
86
Soldier's liberty. : LEAVE
88
Bombed seaport on Honshu Island. : KOBE
90
Import. : SENSE
91
City of Asia Minor. : NICAEA
92
European kites. : GLEDES
94
Most reliable. : SUREST
96
Diet by avoiding starches. : BANT
97
Reddish-brown. : SORREL
100
Assistant to a warrant officer. : MATE
102
Mention in a dispatch. : CITE
104
Plods along. : PEGS
107
___ firma. : TERRA
109
Restrain. : DETER
110
Saline liquid. : TEARDROP
112
Allies may invade Europe here. : BALKANS
114
Plain-spoken. : BLUNT
117
United Nation. : RUSSIA
119
"Not a seat, but a springboard."—Churchill. : AFRICA
120
Is sparing. : STINTS
122
Largest island of New Hebrides. : MARINA
123
Method of calico-printing. : LAPIS
124
Mitigate. : ABATE
125
___ parallax. : SOLAR
127
U. S. Ambassador to Spain. : HAYES
129
___ Burr, third Vice President of U. S. : AARON
131
Bribes. : BUYS
132
Sharpen. : HONE
133
Short distance. : STEP
135
Masculine name. : EBEN
136
Droll fellows. : WAGS
137
Annihilate. : SLAY
139
Vestment. : ALB
141
Duct, in anatomy. : VAS
143
Compass point. : ENE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 83 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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