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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, June 3, 1945

Author: Willard N. Jordan
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 675 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 68
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 173
Across Down
1. Japan's "Gibraltar." : FORMOSA
8. U. S. Ambassador to France. : CAFFERY
15. Vital port. : ANTWERP
22. Sacred city of Diana. : EPHESUS
23. Lands of central Pacific. : OCEANIA
24. Strait between Leyte and Dinagat. : SURIGAO
25. Pluvious. : SHOWERY
26. Native of Nish. : SERBIAN
27. River draining the llanos. : ORINOCO
28. Scatters. : TEDS
29. Any United Nation. : ALLY
31. Adjutant. : AID
32. Plaster of Paris. : GESSO
34. Right time in Scotland. : TID
35. Wampum used by Maidu Indians. : ULO
36. Maori demon. : ATUA
37. Epidemic disease: Colloq. : FLU
38. Wandering. : STRAY
39. Former U-boat base. : KIEL
40. Biting. : NIPPY
42. Speechless. : MUTE
44. Legal possession. : SEIZIN
46. Kind of ruching gauze. : LISSE
47. Early Scottish speech. : GAELIC
49. Biblical unicorn. : REEM
51. Plan of action. : IDEA
52. Shallow African salt lakes. : SHOTTS
53. Rough. : UNEVEN
55. Modern Ptolemais, near Mt. Carmel. : ACRE
57. Ritual prayer of Mohammedans. : SALAT
59. Donald Nelson's successor. : KRUG
62. Golden apple. : BEL
63. Most reliable. : TRUEST
65. Repudiates. : DISOWNS
69. Hard-fought contest. : RUN
70. ___ Lady. : OUR
71. City of South France. : NICE
72. The Breastplate of St. Patrick. : LORICA
74. Hasten. : HIE
75. Former German naval base. : EMDEN
77. Oriental calculator. : ABACUS
79. Wrathful. : IRATE
80. Heart cherry. : GEAN
81. Former Postmaster General. : FARLEY
83. Book of Old Testament. : AMOS
84. Short auto trip. : SPIN
85. Desert. : RENEGE
87. Hindu land grant. : ENAM
88. Toxic found in snake poison. : VENIN
90. Loom. : APPEAR
92. Town S. of Tacloban, Leyte. : DULAG
93. Auger's cutting edge. : LIP
94. European "problem child." : POLAND
95. Emptings. : LEES
96. Highest Philippine mountain. : APO
98. Historic period. : ERA
99. Tutelary deities: Gr. Relig. : DAEMONS
101. Adorned with jewels. : GEMMED
103. Secret watcher. : SPY
104. Sverdlovsk is its capital. : URAL
105. Kingdom on S. China Sea. : ANNAM
107. Electric catfish. : RAAD
108. Man with glowing future. : HITLER
110. Islands east of Solomons. : ELLICE
113. GI French leave. : AWOL
115. 1,000-mile Hunan river, into Tungting Lake. : YUEN
117. Young of genus Aquila. : EAGLET
121. He wrote Home, Sweet Home. : PAYNE
122. Mark of disgrace. : STIGMA
124. Flippant. : GLIB
126. Dressing for meat. : SAUCE
127. Frightful giant. : OGRE
128. The Vulgate's other name. : ITALA
129. College cheer. : RAH
131. Mackinaw. : COAT
133. Tributary of Drava River. : MUR
134. Hawaiian food. : POI
135. Caustic. : ACRID
136. Islands in Arafura Sea. : ARU
137. Legendary Arthurian king of Gaul. : BORS
138. Bornean Sea Dyak. : IBAN
139. Skedaddler. : ESCAPEE
141. Ability. : CALIBER
144. Spanish road. : ESTRADA
146. Residents of Beehive State. : UTAHANS
147. Sea forming part of Indian Ocean. : ARABIAN
148. Kind of Shepherd's pipe. : LARIGOT
149. Greek island in Aegina Gulf. : SALAMIS
150. Italian naval base taken Sept. 10, 1943. : TARANTO
151. Anything visually offensive. : EYESORE
1. Defeated "___ Germania." : FESTUNG
2. Daughter of Polonius. : OPHELIA
3. Mountains in south Bulgaria. : RHODOPE
4. London's royal stables. : MEWS
5. A simple sugar. : OSE
6. 1612 British settlement in India. : SURAT
7. Retreat. : ASYLUM
8. Comfortable. : COSY
9. Outstanding fighter pilot. : ACE
10. Wild. : FERAL
11. Roman general who opposed Hannibal. : FABIUS
12. Geraint's wife. : ENID
13. Creek. : RIA
14. Historic Chinese waterway. : YANGTZE
15. Kyushu volcano having 12-mile-wide crater. : ASOSAN
16. Like angels of mercy. : NURSY
17. The Andrews Sisters. : TRIO
18. Beat. : WIN
19. Braggadocio. : EGOTIST
20. Superlatively smart. : RACIEST
21. Toy yapsters. : POODLES
30. Former puppet Philippine President. : LAUREL
33. Silkworms. : ERIAS
36. 16th Hebrew letter. : AYIN
37. Gratuity. : FEE
38. Skidded. : SIDESLIPPED
39. Ancient capital of Japan. : KIOTO
41. Stopper. : PLUG
43. X. : TEN
45. President Hyde's responsibility. : EIRE
46. Forbidden City. : LHASA
48. Leyte's western neighbor. : CEBU
50. Nip airbase east of Iwo. : MARCUS
52. Bread knife. : SLICER
54. ___ Cruz. : VERA
56. Q's. : CUES
58. Stulm. : ADIT
59. Nazi steel city. : KREFELD
60. Foreign Minister Tatarescu's country. : RUMANIA
61. Reveal. : UNDRAPE
63. U. S. aircraft carrier. : TICONDEROGA
64. Die-hards. : TORIES
66. Mountain State Senator. : WHEELER
67. Overwhelming flood. : NIAGARA
68. Saint-Louis is its capital. : SENEGAL
70. United. : ONE
71. Nominating. : NAMING
73. Genus of frogs. : RANA
76. Shade tree. : ELM
78. Thousand-armed giant of Hindu legend. : BANA
80. Wildebeest. : GNU
82. One of the Dionne quints. : YVONNE
84. Velocious. : SPEEDY
86. Former name of Japan's Empire. : EDO
89. Bride of the Swan Knight. : ELSA
90. River in Crimea. : ALMA
91. Carried away. : RAPT
94. ___ de Leon. : PONCE
97. He died on Ie. : PYLE
100. Governor Hildreth's State. : MAINE
102. Friable limestone. : MALM
103. Chinese. : SINICO
104. Capital of Outer Mongolia. : URGA
106. Black pine of New Zealand. : MATAI
108. Daughter of Loki. : HEL
109. ___ Orange. : EAST
110. Sicyon king to whom Antiope fled. : EPOPEUS
111. Italian isle off Dalmatian coast. : LAGOSTA
112. Melodious. : LYRICAL
114. F4F, Navy fighter plane. : WILDCAT
116. Indian girl's yes. : UGH
118. Rheumatic pain. : LUMBAGO
119. Ambassador Plaza's country. : ECUADOR
120. One of the Spice Islands. : TERNATE
122. Pressure. : STRESS
123. Madrid's Falangist newspaper. : ARRIBA
125. The black rhinoceros. : BORELE
128. Ancient Britons ruled by Queen Boadicea. : ICENI
130. Canterbury gallop. : AUBIN
132. Chemical test. : ASSAY
135. Gold Coast seaport. : APAM
136. Winglike. : ALAR
137. Czech capital of Moravia. : BRNO
138. Rainbow flower. : IRIS
140. Ironic expression. : AHA
142. Greek goddess of destruction. : ARA
143. Munch. : EAT
145. Cornish prefix meaning town. : TRE

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 54 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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