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Alvin Ashby
Alvin Ashby

WITH HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES

New York Times, Sunday, July 12, 1942

Author: Alvin Ashby
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 661 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 143, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 119
Alvin Ashby has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: 100-Across clue was originally "Skin affection."; changed to "Skin affliction."
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 22
Across Down
1. Fleet of military planes. : ARMADA
7. Theatre of war. : ASIA
11. "The national spirit again ___."—Freeman. : AWAKE
16. Sea between Queensland and New Hebrides. : CORAL
21. Lag behind. : LOITER
22. Last stand in the Philippines. : CORREGIDOR
24. African antelope. : ORIBI
25. Sodium carbonate. : ALKALI
26. Uncombined. : ELEMENTARY
27. Pertaining to vessels of war. : NAVAL
28. Rebuff. : SLAP
29. Japanese airplane. : ZERO
31. Palm leaf: var. : OLA
32. Sets right. : MENDS
34. Superlative ending. : EST
35. A sheep tick. : KED
36. Famous soprano. : PONS
37. Beef fats. : SUETS
39. Keeps in motion. : AGITATES
41. Cherishing. : ADORING
43. United. : MARRIED
45. Elliptical. : OVAL
46. Mussolini is one. : ITALIAN
48. Native cavalryman in India. : SOWAR
50. Pale. : ANEMIC
54. "The ___ horror of abysmal night."—Santayana. : EMPTY
57. Choler. : ANGER
59. Kettledrum. : NAKER
61. Italian seaport on Adriatic. : TRANI
62. Father of French surgery. : PARE
63. Anti-revolutionary. : ANTIRED
65. A miser in the Bible. : NABAL
67. Jog. : TROT
68. Artificial language. : IDO
69. Shakespearean forest. : ARDEN
70. River in Persia. : TAB
72. Merrymaking. : REVEL
74. Prefix signifying town, in Cornwall. : TRE
75. Gambols. : CAPERS
77. Light cannon of sixteenth century. : ROBINET
80. Hybrid between rabbit and hare. : LEPORIDE
82. River in India. : GANGES
84. Chinese puzzle. : TANGRAM
86. Pertaining to the south side of a cathedral choir. : DECANI
87. Showy parades. : PAGEANTS
89. "___ the good and evil of things."—L'Estrange. : BALANCE
91. Pertaining to East Indian deer. : RUSINE
93. Town in Nigeria. : ISA
94. Voyages. : SAILS
96. Clique. : SET
97. Nostrils. : NARES
99. Mountain encircling the earth, in Moslem cosmology. : QAF
100. Skin affliction. : ACNE
102. One clinging to another for gain. : LEECH
104. Depreciated. : DEBASED
106. A thrust in fencing. : BUTT
107. King of Israel. : NADAB
109. Bobbin. : SPOOL
111. Women of station. : DAMES
112. Sets at liberty. : FREES
113. "I am no ___, as Brutus is."—Julius Caesar. : ORATOR
115. East African hartebeests. : TORAS
117. Capable of being deleted. : DELIBLE
119. Redact. : EDIT
121. Water, etc., raised artificially. : PUMPAGE
123. Sprinkles a roast with flour. : DREDGES
127. American outpost. : TRINIDAD
131. Thornlike process. : SPINE
132. Strife. : FEUD
133. Harriet Beecher Stowe character. : EVA
134. 5½ yards. : ROD
135. Dormouse. : LEROT
137. Silkworm. : ERI
138. Former German party leader. : HESS
139. "Earth hath not anything to ___ more fair."—Wordsworth. : SHOW
140. Growing out. : ENATE
142. Russian fighters behind the lines. : GUERRILLAS
145. "In ___ expectation of a martyrdom."—Sharp. : HOURLY
147. Suffers. : ACHES
148. First principles. : ESSENTIALS
149. Annual herb. : ENDIVE
150. Passages. : DOORS
151. Criteria. : TESTS
152. A whale. : CETE
153. One of Leo Durocher's boys. : DODGER
1. Strategic U. S. territory. : ALASKA
2. Traveled. : ROLLED
3. Hirohito. : MIKADO
4. Nipa palm of Malay countries. : ATAP
5. Atlantic State: abbr. : DEL
6. Battleship lost at Pearl Harbor. : ARIZONA
7. Maples. : ACERS
8. First flight. : SOLO
9. Anger. : IRE
10. Protective plating of warships. : ARMOUR
11. Alliance. : AGNATION
12. "Brevity is the soul of ___."—Hamlet. : WIT
13. Biblical character. : ADAM
14. Seoul is its capital. : KOREA
15. Coarse bristly herb. : ERYNGO
16. "The ___ creaking of a country sign."—Cowper. : CONSTANT
17. Mouths. : ORA
18. Make firm. : RIVET
19. Dishonor. : ABASE
20. Springy motions. : LILTS
23. Catchers of lampreys. : EELERS
30. One of our allies. : ENGLAND
33. Prima donna. : DIVA
36. "But yet the ___ of it, Iago!"—Othello. : PITY
37. Less deranged. : SANER
38. Unstrung shell beads, money of the Algonquin tribe. : SEWAN
40. Military signal. : ALERT
42. Form. : RITE
43. Fortress builder of France. : MAGINOT
44. African seaport nearest South America. : DAKAR
47. Inhume. : INTER
49. Resist by force. : REBEL
51. French island base. : MARTINIQUE
52. Excessive. : INORDINATE
53. One quoted. : CITEE
54. Homeric. : EPIC
55. French island occupied by British. : MADAGASCAR
56. Morale builder. : PROPAGANDA
58. Image-receivers. : RETINAS
60. Talked wildly. : RAVED
63. Ammunition center. : ARSENAL
64. Swung loosely. : DANGLED
66. Having a dread disease. : LEPERED
69. Genus of poultry tick. : ARGAS
71. Scolded. : BERATED
73. A place. : LOCUS
76. Compass point. : ENE
78. ___ Ballads. : BAB
79. Red-yellow. : TAN
81. Abyssinian prince. : RAS
83. Pens. : STIES
85. Famous radio announcer. : MCNAMEE
87. Musical instrument. : PIANO
88. Slumbered. : SLEPT
90. Support for canvas. : EASEL
92. Newts. : EFTS
95. Excavate. : SCOOP
98. Lives. : RESIDES
101. Corroded. : EATEN
103. Egyptian hawk-headed god of day. : HORUS
105. "Sweet mercy is nobility's true ___."—Titus Andronicus. : BADGE
106. Brought up. : BRED
108. Incorporeal. : BODILESS
110. Eel-like aquatic vertebrates. : LAMPERNS
112. "And like a passing thought, she ___."—Burns. : FLED
114. Float. : RIDE
116. Elf. : SPIRIT
118. "___ with the hiss of rustling wings."—Milton. : BRUSHED
120. Anything that is fired at. : TARGET
122. Chemical compound. : ANILIC
124. Baseball hero. : GEHRIG
125. Unfold. : EVOLVE
126. Mark Twain character. : SAWYER
127. "Green of mossy ___."—Keats. : TREAD
128. Any species of grunt. : RONCO
129. Battleship. : IDAHO
130. Drench. : DOUSE
132. Horizontal band in heraldry. : FESSE
136. Feminine nickname. : TESS
138. "How long ___ ye between two opinions?"—Kings xviii, 21. : HALT
139. Floating vegetable matter on the White Nile. : SUDD
141. Threefold: comb. form. : TER
143. Soak. : RET
144. Japanese base in New Guinea. : LAE
146. Ass: comb. form. : ONO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 112 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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