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New York Times, Sunday, June 17, 1945

136-Across : Patois.

Author:
P. J. Lamanna
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J V X }, Scrabble score: 636 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 68
P. Joseph Lamanna has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 134-Down clue had acute accent over first "e" in "Liège"; corrected it to grave.

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F
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K
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 175
Across
1
Of a league. : FEDERAL
8
Became less deep. : SHOALED
15
Security Conference delegate. : STASSEN
22
Liquid used in making dyes. : ANILINE
23
Italian innkeeper. : PADRONE
24
Seaport of Syria. : TRIPOLI
25
Wild goose. : GRAYLAG
26
Diligent. : OPEROSE
27
Designating a group of languages. : ROMANIC
28
Rod. : GAT
29
___ Terry. : ELLEN
31
Crop of India. : RABI
32
Corded fabric. : REP
33
Lineage. : RACE
34
Self-assertive tendencies. : EGOS
36
Poet, Nobel Prize, 1923. : YEATS
38
Marked with a seal. : SIGNETED
41
Cover with metal. : TIN
42
Participant in public showing. : DEMONSTRANT
45
Play. : ENACT
46
Reddish red-yellow. : AGATE
48
Wads. : BATS
49
Patterns. : NORMS
51
River crossed by Russians. : NEISSE
53
Star of the garden. : ASTER
56
Festival days. : FERIA
57
Item for Norwegian troops. : SKI
58
Moves nimbly. : WHISKS
62
Decorous. : STAID
63
Petitioner. : SUITOR
64
Skirts attached to coats. : PEPLA
66
Rotate: Naut. : SLUE
67
Wrongful act in law. : TORT
68
Molds. : CASTS
69
Discharge from duty. : QUIETUS
71
Lepus timidus. : HARE
72
Mustang base. : IWO
73
Native of southeast Asia. : MALAY
74
Martin Van ___. : BUREN
75
Divagated. : STRAYED
77
Plant cultivated for seeds. : CUMIN
78
Pedants. : PRIGS
79
Porcine places. : STIES
80
Silverware city of Connecticut. : MERIDEN
83
Ordinary. : PROSE
84
Daggers. : DIRKS
85
Timely. : PAT
88
Works by Pindar. : ODES
89
Gain. : REALIZE
91
Lady whom Jason deserted. : MEDEA
92
Okinawa capital. : NAHA
93
Access. : ADIT
94
Ancient Italian. : OSCAN
95
Sketched. : TRACED
97
Ralline birds. : SORAS
98
Naval base in western Kyushu. : SASEBO
100
Pshaw! : TUT
101
City in W. central France. : TOURS
102
Ibn Saud's people. : ARABS
103
Musty. : RANCID
105
"___ Porridge hot." : PEASE
106
Spanish soprano in America. : BORI
108
Custard tarts. : FLANS
111
Infirm. : ANILE
113
Disparager. : DEPRECIATOR
118
Particle having a charge. : ION
119
Hermit. : SOLITARY
122
Lasso. : RIATA
123
Desiccated. : SERE
124
Fold. : RUGA
126
Pliable wing in some seeds. : ALA
127
Aperture. : SLOT
129
Coil. : TWIRL
131
Quisling. : RAT
132
Hard rubber. : EBONITE
134
One of the main islands of Japan. : SHIKOKU
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Patois. : DIALECT
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Scheherazade. : RELATER
139
Failed: With out. : PETERED
140
Style. : ENTITLE
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Spore-bearing flower parts. : STAMENS
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"The Flower of My Heart." : ADELINE
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Fried quickly. : SAUTEED
Down
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Drudged. : FAGGED
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Madden. : ENRAGE
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Microscopic alga: Bot. : DIATOM
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English city on the Ouse. : ELY
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Irritate. : RILE
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Chemist. : ANALYST
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Ornamental rings. : LEGLETS
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Self-acting quality. : SPONTANEITY
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Gen. Arnold's sobriquet. : HAP
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River on which Breslau lies. : ODER
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City northwest of Riems. : ARRAS
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Louts. : LOOBIES
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Budding admiral. : ENSIGN
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Scottish river. : DEE
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Fugue divisions. : STRETTI
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Topical heading. : TROPE
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Design. : AIM
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She's Semper Parata. : SPAR
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Instrumental opus. : SONATA
20
Draw forth. : ELICIT
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___ Creed. : NICENE
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Lug. : EAR
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Act of taking. : RECEIPT
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Provided. : SOBEIT
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Horselaughs. : SNORTS
39
Durable cloth. : NANKEEN
40
Frustrate. : DASH
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Fragrant ointment. : NARD
44
Musical composition. : TRIO
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Jap dancers. : GEISHAS
50
Cotton fabric. : MARQUISETTE
52
Symbol of a fallen tyranny. : SWASTIKA
53
Town in N. W. Italy. : ASTI
54
Lodge. : STOW
55
Edible rootstock. : TARO
56
Port in S. E. Korea. : FUSAN
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J. Edgar Hoover's prey. : SPIES
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Dispatch. : SLAY
60
Site of Jap naval base. : KURE
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Progeny. : SEED
63
Chemical compounds. : SALINES
65
Had radiance. : LUSTRED
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Mountain in West Africa. : CAMEROON
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Insist upon. : URGE
73
Chief hate of the infantry. : MUD
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Josip ___, alias Tito. : BROZ
76
___ Gestae. : RES
77
Reservoir. : CISTERN
78
Figured fabric. : PRINT
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Phases. : SIDES
80
Kin of the kiwi. : MOAS
81
Norse treatise. : EDDA
82
Former money of account in Brazil. : REIS
83
Acclamation. : PLAUDIT
84
Worn-out condition. : DECREPITUDE
85
Rubber from South America. : PARA
86
Pursuer of Moby Dick. : AHAB
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News agency of U.S.S.R. : TASS
90
Sea anemone. : ACTINIA
91
Magazine rifle. : MAUSER
92
Water wheels. : NORIAS
96
What Chiang named for Stilwell. : ROAD
97
Hindu wraparound. : SARI
99
Sea food. : BASS
104
Visitors. : CALLERS
105
Volcanic glass. : PERLITE
106
Befalls. : BETIDES
107
Wind instrument. : OCARINA
108
Animaters. : FIRERS
109
President of France, 1899-1906. : LOUBET
110
Portuguese colony in W. Africa. : ANGOLA
112
Berated. : LASHED
114
Bleak. : RAW
115
Cylindrical. : TERETE
116
Vaticinator. : ORACLE
117
Steeped. : RETTED
120
Of a grain. : OATEN
121
Plowboy, to a city slicker. : YOKEL
125
Where Tourane is. : ANAM
128
___ Busshi, Japanese sculptor. : TORI
130
Coins of Latvia. : LATU
133
Adherent of: Suffix. : ITE
134
Town near Liège. : SPA
135
Cognizance. : KEN
137
Perched. : LIT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 59 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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