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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, June 20, 1943

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.59, Missing: { K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 611 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 180, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 95
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 87-Across clue had "chlorophyl"; changed to "chlorophyll."

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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 71
Across
1. Fortified line held by Germans. : MAGINOT
8. West African coastal district. : CALABAR
15. Vast Russian plains. : STEPPES
22. Samuel Francis Smith's famous poem. : AMERICA
23. Alkaloid in cusco bark. : ARICINE
24. Where the Round Table was. : CAMELOT
25. Small basket. : HANAPER
26. Great hunters. : NIMRODS
27. Disease of the grapevine. : ERINOSE
28. Black cuckoo. : ANI
29. Island in Sea of Okhotsk, part Russian, part Japanese. : SAGHALIEN
31. Musical pitch adjuster. : TUNER
33. Spike of Indian corn. : EAR
34. Throw. : TOSS
36. Pointed rocks in the English Channel. : NEEDLES
37. American commodore, later Russian rear admiral. : JONES
38. Town in Italy. : ASTI
39. In music, muffled. : MUTED
41. Scores in rugby football. : TRIES
42. German-occupied city. : PARIS
43. Russian labor union. : ARTEL
44. Genus of herbs. : ASARUM
46. ___ Parliament, 1258. : MAD
47. Dependency of China. : TIBET
48. Convey: Law. : DEMISE
49. Rough. : UNEVEN
51. Assyrian moon god. : SIN
52. "The ___," by Henryk Sienkiewicz. : DELUGE
54. Companion of Hector and Aeneas. : DIOMEDES
57. Island off coast of Asia Minor. : SAMOS
59. Pertaining to meaning in language. : SEMANTIC
63. Prussian watering place. : EMS
64. Follower. : SON
65. False amnions. : SEROSAS
67. A group of invertebrates. : RADIATA
68. Small arachnid. : MITE
70. Custodian of a museum. : CURATOR
72. Buddhist column. : LAT
74. Featherlike polyp. : SEAPEN
75. Jackets cut square at the hips. : ETONS
77. St. Francis de ___. : SALES
78. American operatic soprano. : EAMES
80. A kind of drum. : SNARE
81. Perceived the flavor of. : TASTED
83. Codlike fish. : BIB
84. Unbecoming a male person. : UNMANLY
86. Flap, as a sail. : SLAT
87. Yellow form of chlorophyll. : ETIOLIN
89. Vought-Sikorsky F4U-1, Navy fighter. : CORSAIR
91. Hero of a Euripidean play. : ION
93. Siouan Indian. : OTO
94. Terminated. : RESULTED
96. Acid beverages. : SOURS
97. Danish novelist and storyteller. : ANDERSEN
99. Name anew. : RETERM
101. Wrath. : IRE
102. Deputy of Vincentio in "Measure for Measure." : ANGELO
103. Hero of Beaumarchais's "Le Barbier de Seville." : FIGARO
106. President Roosevelt's secretary. : EARLY
108. Two rivers of this name crossed by German armies, 1939–1941. : BUG
109. Pellucid. : LIMPID
113. A people of Sikkim, India. : RONGS
114. Ill-fated U. S. gunboat in China. : PANAY
115. Term of endearment. : SUGAR
117. "___ then, this impious rage."—Milton. : CEASE
118. Drug-yielding plant. : ALOE
119. To resign. : DEMIT
120. Endowed with a distinguishing quality. : NATURED
122. Wide-mouthed jar. : OLLA
123. Abbreviation for Simeon. : SIM
124. Nazi U-boat base. : BREST
125. Consolidated B-24, Army bomber. : LIBERATOR
127. Units of an army. : MEN
128. English student. : ETONIAN
130. Genus of infusorians. : OPALINA
132. Feasted to excess. : OVERATE
134. Reinvigorate. : RENERVE
135. Below a baron, above a knight. : BARONET
136. Discounter. : REBATER
137. Gave confidence to. : ASSURED
138. Octahedrite. : ANATASE
139. Of which Melpomene is the Muse. : TRAGEDY
Down
1. Title of a Buddhist adept. : MAHATMA
2. Having no hands. : AMANOUS
3. Genus of yellow-flowering shrubs. : GENISTA
4. Assyrian god of war. : IRA
5. Japanese. : NIPS
6. Of which Columbia is the gem. : OCEAN
7. The bombardier's objective. : TARGET
8. Nationality of the R. C. A. F. : CANADIAN
9. Having an exterior covering, as seeds. : ARILLED
10. What Yankee mariners call British merchant seamen. : LIMIES
11. Bob ___, in Sheridan's comedy, "The Rivals." : ACRES
12. Physiological individual: biol. : BION
13. Conjunction. : AND
14. Put back. : RESTORED
15. Episodes in action. : SCENES
16. Weeds of grainfields. : TARES
17. Arabian military commander. : EMIR
18. Five: comb. form. : PEN
19. Rumanian oil field. : PLOESTI
20. Salts of eosin. : EOSATES
21. Useless. : STERILE
30. Olympian messenger of the gods. : HERMES
32. Incorporates. : UNITES
35. The whey of milk. : SERUM
37. Prizefighter's blow. : JAB
38. A Caucasian people. : ARMENIANS
40. Ridges of sand. : DUNES
42. Isla de ___, off Cuba. : PINOS
43. Islands off coast of Sicily: ancient name. : AEGADES
45. French wine district. : MEDOC
47. Island, northwest of Darwin. : TIMOR
48. French novelist. : DUMAS
50. Roman goddess. : VENUS
51. Gulf north of Gallipoli. : SAROS
53. Gaelic god of the sea. : LER
54. Grecian goddess of agriculture. : DEMETER
55. Follow as a pattern. : IMITATE
56. Bone formation. : OSTOSIS
57. The deity in Shakespeare's "Tempest." : SETEBOS
58. Island off the coast of Greece. : SALAMIS
60. Spanish-American scarfs. : TAPALOS
61. Utter a second time. : ITERATE
62. In cookery a young duck. : CANETON
65. ___ law. : SALIC
66. Island of the Philippines. : SAMAR
69. Followers collectively. : ENTOURAGE
71. Jewish title of respect. : RAB
73. Playing card. : TEN
76. Tradesmen. : SELLERS
78. Lake in Finland. : ENARE
79. David's weapon. : SLING
82. The aforesaid thing. : DITTO
84. Exorbitant rate of interest. : USURY
85. Warble. : YODEL
88. Madame de Stael, ___ Necker : NEE
90. Turbid, as wine or water. : ROILY
92. Containing nephelite: Petrography. : NELIC
95. Supposes vaguely. : DREAMS
97. River in East Siberia, 1,300 miles to the Yenisei. : ANGARA
98. Son of Montague. : ROMEO
100. Province of Canada. : MANITOBA
102. Office of a Roman diviner. : AUGURATE
103. Genus of herbs of gentian family. : FRASERA
104. Blue silicates used as gems. : IOLITES
105. Vertical plates of sundials. : GNOMONS
107. Aleutian Island group: site of American air base. : RAT
108. Hydrocarbons used in a substitute for rubber. : BUTENES
110. Resembling a hand. : PALMATE
111. Set like a tiny island. : ISLETED
112. A collegiate office. : DEANERY
114. Toothed, as dressed stone. : PEENED
115. Heroine of "The Skin of Our Teeth." : SABINA
116. Answer in kind. : RETORT
119. River flowing 450 miles into the Danube. : DRAVE
120. Native of Egypt. : NILOT
121. One of the Cinque ports. : DOVER
124. Whirring sound. : BIRR
125. Hero of a Byronian poem. : LARA
126. Biblical character. : REBA
129. New: German. : NEU
131. Greek god of flocks. : PAN
133. Banter: Slang. : RAG

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 80 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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