It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge for best results.

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."

1
M
2
A
3
G
4
I
5
N
6
O
7
T
8
C
9
A
10
L
11
A
12
B
13
A
14
R
15
S
16
T
17
E
18
P
19
P
20
E
21
S
22
A
M
E
R
I
C
A
23
A
R
I
C
I
N
E
24
C
A
M
E
L
O
T
25
H
A
N
A
P
E
R
26
N
I
M
R
O
D
S
27
E
R
I
N
O
S
E
28
A
N
I
29
S
A
G
30
H
A
L
I
E
N
31
T
32
U
N
E
R
33
E
A
R
34
T
O
S
35
S
36
N
E
E
D
L
E
S
37
J
O
N
E
S
38
A
S
T
I
39
M
U
T
E
40
D
41
T
R
I
E
S
42
P
A
R
I
S
43
A
R
T
E
L
44
A
S
A
R
U
45
M
46
M
A
D
47
T
I
B
E
T
48
D
E
M
I
S
E
49
U
N
E
50
V
E
N
51
S
I
N
52
D
E
53
L
U
G
E
54
D
55
I
56
O
M
E
D
E
S
57
S
A
M
O
58
S
59
S
E
M
A
N
60
T
61
I
62
C
63
E
M
S
64
S
O
N
65
S
E
R
O
S
A
66
S
67
R
A
D
I
A
T
A
68
M
I
T
69
E
70
C
U
71
R
A
T
O
R
72
L
A
73
T
74
S
E
A
P
E
N
75
E
T
O
N
76
S
77
S
A
L
E
S
78
E
A
M
E
79
S
80
S
N
A
R
E
81
T
A
S
T
E
82
D
83
B
I
B
84
U
N
M
A
N
L
85
Y
86
S
L
A
T
87
E
T
I
O
L
I
88
N
89
C
O
90
R
S
A
I
R
91
I
O
92
N
93
O
T
O
94
R
E
S
U
L
T
E
95
D
96
S
O
U
R
S
97
A
N
D
E
98
R
S
E
N
99
R
E
T
E
R
100
M
101
I
R
E
102
A
N
G
E
L
O
103
F
104
I
105
G
A
R
O
106
E
A
107
R
L
Y
108
B
U
G
109
L
I
M
110
P
111
I
112
D
113
R
O
N
G
S
114
P
A
N
A
Y
115
S
U
G
A
116
R
117
C
E
A
S
E
118
A
L
O
E
119
D
E
M
I
T
120
N
A
T
U
R
E
121
D
122
O
L
L
A
123
S
I
M
124
B
R
E
S
T
125
L
I
B
E
R
A
T
O
126
R
127
M
E
N
128
E
T
O
129
N
I
A
N
130
O
131
P
A
L
I
N
A
132
O
V
E
133
R
A
T
E
134
R
E
N
E
R
V
E
135
B
A
R
O
N
E
T
136
R
E
B
A
T
E
R
137
A
S
S
U
R
E
D
138
A
N
A
T
A
S
E
139
T
R
A
G
E
D
Y
© 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.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

|