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WITH CLUES FROM THE WORLD'S WAR MAPS

New York Times, Sunday, June 28, 1942

Author: Louis Shields
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 707 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 141
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 20
Across Down
1. Wandering minstrel. : BARD
5. Combat. : DUEL
9. Tylopod. : CAMEL
14. Amerind conical lodges. : TEPEES
20. Succulent plant. : ALOE
21. Site of Taj Mahal. : AGRA
22. Footless. : APODAL
24. Capable of being plowed. : ARABLE
25. Temporary seat of Russian Government. : KUYBYSHEV
27. Landlocked sea. : MEDITERRANEAN
29. Muse of lyric poetry. : ERATO
30. Group who eat together. : MESS
32. Headless: Heraldry. : ETETE
33. Andrea del ___, painter of Madonnas. : SARTO
34. One ampere turn per maxwell. : REL
35. Tall tribesmen of South Africa. : KAFIRS
38. Facade. : FRONTAL
40. River in Flanders. : YSER
41. Caterpillars in Scotland. : OOBITS
42. Measure of capacity. : QUART
43. Mountain pass. : COL
45. Disputed Libyan town. : BENGHAZI
48. Banishes. : OUSTS
49. Asiatic kingdom. : THAILAND
54. Siouan tribe of Indians. : OMAHAS
55. Occupied province in Luzon. : CAVITE
57. Yeoman of English Royal Guard. : BEEFEATER
58. Footpounds: obs. : DYNAMES
60. Male plant. : MAS
61. Betrayed. : SOLD
62. In theosophy, the body. : DEHA
63. Dropsy. : EDEMA
64. Fishing lures. : TROLLS
67. Right angle. : ELL
68. Signer of Declaration of Independence. : ELLERY
70. Swells of the ocean. : SEAS
71. Jumbles, as printing type. : PIES
72. Actuate. : IMPEL
74. Wealthy king of Lydia. : CROESUS
75. Glasslike mineral. : MICA
76. Move furtively. : SNEAK
77. "A ___ on the scutcheon."—Cervantes. : BLOT
78. Chemical element used in medicine. : BISMUTH
82. Venetian magistrates. : DOGES
83. Fur tippets. : BOAS
84. Tribe of Northern Annam. : CHAM
88. Matriculates. : ENTERS
89. Of a dark brown color. : DUN
90. Nestlings of certain birds. : SQUABS
92. Eucharistic wine. : KRAMA
93. English letters. : DEES
94. Small islands. : AITS
95. Jar. : URN
96. Philippine island. : PALAWAN
98. 1,350-mile river. : IRRAWADDY
101. Avalanches. : SLIDES
104. Largest Japanese island. : HONSHU
105. Philippine island. : MINDANAO
106. Extends over. : SPANS
107. Exility. : THINNESS
109. Move at full speed: colloq. : RIP
110. Definite localities. : SPOTS
111. "What will Mrs. ___ say?"—Morton. : GRUNDY
112. Minute particle. : MOTE
116. Asserters. : STATERS
118. Spicules of sponges. : RHABDI
119. Sward. : SOD
122. Vituperation. : ABUSE
124. Strictly correct. : EXACT
125. Chinese secret society. : HOEY
126. Young animal. : KITTY
128. Incongruous. : CONTRADICTIVE
131. Mild. : TEMPERATE
134. Unnaturalized residents. : ALIENS
135. White snakeroot. : STEVIA
136. City in New York. : TROY
137. At all. : EVER
138. Promontories. : NESSES
139. Perpendicular. : ERECT
140. Sinuous ridges of glacial sand. : OSAR
141. Varying weights of India. : SERS
1. Secretary of War, 1916–1921. : BAKER
2. Ancient gallery. : ALURE
3. Kingly. : ROYAL
4. An obligation. : DEBT
5. The: German. : DAS
6. Exclamation of disgust. : UGH
7. Living in solitude. : EREMITIC
8. Edible purple seaweeds. : LAVERS
9. Curved wedges. : CAMS
10. Quadrumane. : APE
11. Restrain from excess. : MODERATE
12. Emendators. : EDITORS
13. Not visible. : LATENT
14. Cover with pitch. : TAR
15. Historical periods. : ERAS
16. Philippine island. : PANAY
17. German novelist, 1837–1898. : EBERS
18. Exultant. : ELATE
19. Foreign title of address. : SENOR
23. Inhabitant of West Russia. : LETT
26. Seaport of Japan. : YOKOHAMA
28. "Heaven is not ___ at a single bound."—Holland. : REACHED
31. Ships: abbr. : SS
36. Degrade. : ABASE
37. Hissing sound: var. : FIZ
38. Shaft of a column. : FUST
39. Molded mass. : LOAF
41. Characters of early Irish alphabet. : OGHAMS
42. Traitor. : QUISLING
44. "To credit his own ___."—The Tempest. : LIE
45. Augurs. : BODES
46. Fresh water tortoise. : EMYDE
47. Biblical name. : NANEA
48. Athletic field. : OVAL
49. "I'll ___ the world."—Measure for Measure. : TELL
50. Dipper. : LADLE
51. Monkshood. : ATEES
52. Outstanding Indian nationalist. : NEHRU
53. Heavy carts. : DRAYS
56. Masculine name. : AMOS
57. Round pod of cotton. : BOLL
59. A line of words. : STICH
61. Strive for. : SEEK
65. Turmeric. : REA
66. Pintail ducks. : SMEES
68. Greek god of love. : EROS
69. Fate. : LOT
71. Opposes. : PITS
73. Writers of lampoons. : PASQUINS
74. Embrace. : CLASP
75. River of Austria. : MUR
76. Progenies. : SONS
77. Cut short. : BOB
78. Obscure. : BEDIM
79. Arawakan Indian. : INERI
80. Hard. : STERN
81. In the direction towad the meridian line. : MESAD
82. Responsibility. : DUTY
83. Scourge. : BANE
84. Fissure. : CRANNY
85. Anchor chain hole. : HAWSE
86. Oriental nurses. : AMAHS
87. The hand. : MANUS
89. Queen of Carthage. : DIDO
91. Beans of India. : URDS
92. Region in Yukon Territory. : KLONDIKE
94. Made suitable. : ADAPTED
97. In the rear: Scot. : AHIND
99. Contest by force. : WAR
100. Black cuckoos. : ANIS
101. Frolicsome. : SPORTIVE
102. Buddhist pillars. : LATS
103. Waifs. : STRAYERS
106. Apparition. : SPECTER
108. Boston. : HUB
110. Sweet spice for incense. : STACTE
111. Ancient Jewish quarter of Rome. : GHETTO
112. Philippine rice. : MACAN
113. Old French coin. : OBOLE
114. French protectorate in Africa. : TUNIS
115. National park in Colorado. : ESTES
117. Germany, Italy and Japan. : AXIS
118. Proposed international language. : RO
119. A verse or stanza. : STAVE
120. New type of ship. : OTTER
121. Stainers. : DYERS
123. White-tailed eagle. : ERNE
125. Temperature. : HEAT
127. Cholers. : IRES
129. Burro. : ASS
130. Masculine nickname. : VIC
132. Extinct bird. : MOA
133. Unit of light intensity. : PYR

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 123 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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