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NAMES IN THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, June 18, 1944

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.59, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 621 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 76
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 123
Across Down
1. U. S. base in Pacific. : SAMOA
6. Irish seaport. : COBH
10. Nickname of World War I ace. : RICK
14. Moro chiefs. : DATOS
19. Semi-automatic Army rifle. : GARAND
20. Syrian seaport. : ACRE
21. Battleship wrecked at Pearl Harbor. : UTAH
22. The Chevalier d'Herblay. : ARAMIS
24. Proceeded slowly. : LIMPED
25. Bucket. : PAIL
26. Loathe. : HATE
27. Most unusual. : RAREST
28. Pass. : ELAPSE
29. Crossed. : TRAVERSED
31. Seaport in Kerry County, Eire. : TRALEE
32. Portend. : BODE
33. Drew off. : DRAINED
35. Ship's timbers. : RIBS
37. Had being. : WERE
38. Tilled land: Sp. : ARADA
40. Female deer. : HIND
41. Sorrow. : GRIEVE
44. Airbase in Brazil. : NATAL
45. Early victim of Jap aggression. : CHINA
47. Gentle wind. : SEABREEZE
49. Hoisting machines. : CAPSTANS
53. Landing craft. : BARGE
54. Vice President of Confederate States. : STEPHENS
59. Area. : ACREAGE
60. Condemn as wrong. : CENSURE
62. Ironically censorious. : SATIRIC
63. Home of Mother Machree. : ERIN
64. Stared angrily. : GLARED
66. Cast at dice. : SISE
68. Light units. : LUNINA
69. New: Comb. form. : NOVO
70. Longshoremen. : LADERS
71. Pertaining to an ascus. : ASCAN
73. City on Godavari River, India. : NAGAR
74. Erivan is its capital. : ARMENIA
76. Small guitar. : UKULELE
78. Port at mouth of Tiber. : OSTIA
80. French jurist, 1625–96. : DOMAT
83. County in California. : MADERA
85. Herb. : ARUM
88. Fed. : DIETED
90. Serous fluids. : SERA
91. Lovely lady in Faerie Queene. : AMORET
92. In days of ___. : YORE
93. Mrs. Roosevelt's middle name. : ELEANOR
95. Expatiates. : DILATES
97. Medley. : MELANGE
99. Artery in the back. : DORSALIS
101. Schools. : SECTS
102. Influenced by a fixed idea. : OBSESSED
103. Regard. : DEFERENCE
105. Movie star. : GRETA
106. Domestic workers: Eng. : CHARS
110. Thirty: Fr. : TRENTE
111. Having wings. : ALAR
112. Scrapes. : RASPS
117. Demolish. : RASE
118. Hebrew instrument of ten strings. : ASOR
119. Peelings. : PARINGS
122. Tyrant. : NERO
123. Military forces. : ARMIES
125. Plane flown by Major Bong. : LIGHTNING
128. Morocccan port, scene of German-French crisis, 1911. : AGADIR
130. Personal opinions: Colloq. : SLANTS
131. St. ___, Cornish town. : IVES
132. Carry: Colloq. : TOTE
133. Most-bombed target in Carolines. : PONAPE
134. Girl's name. : SERENA
135. Florentine faction of 1300. : NERI
136. Tributary of the Elbe. : ISER
137. Declaims. : ORATES
138. Polite address to a lady. : MADAM
139. Girl's name. : ETTA
140. "Buffalo Bill." : CODY
141. Term in printing. : RESET
1. Landsman, U. S. Navy. : SAILOR
2. Great amphibious task force. : ARMADA
3. Outlined by aerial photography. : MAPPED
4. Aces. : ONES
5. Totaled. : ADDED
6. Wearers of silver spread eagles. : CAPTAINS
7. Wind instrument. : OCARINA
8. French Prime Minister, 1909, 1913, 1915–17, 1921–22. : BRIAND
9. Axe handle. : HELVE
10. Where Dortmund is. : RUHR
11. Philippine Negritos. : ITAS
12. Provider. : CATERER
13. Former Turkish viceroys of Egypt. : KHEDIVES
14. Game popular in English "pubs." : DARTS
15. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
16. Nov. 20–23, 1943. : TARAWA
17. Dish, chiefly of oeufs. : OMELET
18. Canaanite chieftain. : SISERA
19. Central mass of a puffball. : GLEBA
23. Knife sharpener. : STEEL
30. Garden tools. : EDGERS
34. Coblenz is its capital. : RHINELAND
36. Vegetables. : BEETS
39. Recorded proceedings. : ACTA
42. Dalmatian seaport. : RAGUSA
43. The candytufts. : IBERIS
44. Major planet. : NEPTUNE
46. Wrangle. : HAGGLE
47. Moments of one's life. : SANDS
48. Enthusiasm. : ZEAL
49. Invasion city on the Orne. : CAEN
50. Highest: Comb. form. : ACRO
51. Vessel sailing under letters of marque. : PRIVATEER
52. Misses. : SENORITAS
53. Bock ___. : BEER
55. The "hump." : HINALAYAS
56. Asteraceous plants. : ERIGERONS
57. Columbus' smallest caravel. : NINA
58. Cicatrix. : SCAR
60. Beaten till frothy. : CREAMED
61. Pieces of eight. : ESCUDOS
65. Farewell: Sp. : ADIOS
67. Air Commander in Mediterranean. : EAKER
72. Bombed communications hub for southern Germany. : NUREMBERG
75. Bacchantes. : MAENADS
77. Most recent. : LATEST
78. Biblical name. : ODED
79. Farmer's pit. : SILO
81. Ascended. : ARISEN
82. Gift. : TALENT
83. Dull finish. : MATTE
84. City in Iowa. : AMES
86. Force onward. : URGE
87. Recompense. : MEED
89. British headache after last war. : DOLE
94. Fissures. : RIFTS
96. Receive. : ACCEPT
98. Cordelia's father. : LEAR
100. Blood substance. : SEROLINE
102. Orchard. : ORANGERY
104. Fasten again. : RERIVET
105. Glittered. : GLINTED
106. Very stupid. : CRASS
107. Part of New York City. : HARLEM
108. Allied-occupied capital of Eritrea. : ASMARA
109. Restrained. : REINED
111. Melodious: Music. : ARIOSO
113. The pineapple. : ANANAS
114. Undisturbed. : SEDATE
115. Marshes dividing German armies in Russia. : PRIPET
116. Abrasions. : SORES
118. Base of U. S. air-freight line into China. : ASSAM
120. Prank. : ANTIC
121. Flavor. : SAPOR
124. Mountain near Catania. : ETNA
126. Girl's nickname. : GERT
127. 2205–1766 B. C. in China. : HSIA
129. The ___, north east tip of Vermont. : GORE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 67 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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