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New York Times, Sunday, July 18, 1943

Author:
Charles Erlenkotter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 639 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 95
Charles Erlenkotter has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 48-Across clue had period after "Natoma"; removed it.

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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 75
Across
1. 1,671-mile highway recently completed. : ALCAN
6. The "Yankee Doodle Boy." : COHAN
11. Virginia Senator who was Secretary of Treasury, 1918–20. : GLASS
16. Mediterranean goal not taken by the Axis. : MALTA
21. Part of "New World Symphony" based on Negro song. : LARGO
22. Grecian popular assembly. : AGORA
23. Hacienda. : RANCH
24. States. : AVERS
25. Fight shy of. : AVOID
26. Asiatic trees. : LIMES
27. Stage direction. : ENTER
28. Ex-War Food Administrator. : DAVIS
29. Borders around pictures. : MATS
30. Strip. : DIVEST
31. Blissful. : EDENIC
33. Network. : RETE
34. Greek letter. : ETA
35. Cork: Latin. : SUBER
36. Tragedy by Euripedes. : ION
38. Mister: Spanish. : SENOR
40. Gaelic sea-god. : LER
41. Perplexing cases. : DILEMMAS
43. Assistant Secretary of State. : BERLE
45. Most reserved. : SEDATEST
47. What Evangeline was. : ACADIAN
48. Irish-American composer of "Natoma" (1859–1924). : HERBERT
50. Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, appointed 1930. : ROBERTS
51. Pronoun. : ITS
52. Normal. : PAR
53. Where the author of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" died. : SAMOA
55. A card game. : NAP
56. One who cried: "Sic semper tyrannis." : BOOTH
59. Author of "Age of Reason." : PAINE
61. Lukewarm Axis partners. : FINNS
63. Discipline. : TEACH
67. City in Palestine. : ACRE
68. Family who lived in Wimpole Street. : BARRETT
70. British province in South Africa. : NATAL
72. Feminine name. : ELLA
73. Brings into a different order. : READJUSTS
75. German founder of a philosophical system (1770–1831). : HEGEL
77. Excessively hot day: Colloq. : ROASTER
79. Man's nickname. : NAT
80. Devious means. : ARTS
81. Old age. : YEARS
82. Celebrated English architect (1728–1792). : ADAM
83. Bring forth lambs: Dial. : EAN
84. Pain-reliever. : ANODYNE
86. First President of Cuba (1902–1906). : PALMA
87. Author of "Atalanta in Calydon" (1837–1909). : SWINBURNE
89. Fatigue. : TIRE
90. Region between Egypt and Ethiopia. : SUDAN
92. Inhabitants of Baranof Island. : SITKANS
94. Most. : BEST
95. Hop-drying kilns. : OASTS
97. German historian, author of "History of the Popes" (1895–1886). : RANKE
99. Longest river in France. : LOIRE
100. What MacArthur was in 1900. : CADET
101. Expressions of delight. : AHS
103. Produce. : YIELD
105. Mound of earth. : TEE
106. Eagle. : ERN
107. Aims. : ASPIRES
111. Starfish-shaped island captured by the Japanese. : CELEBES
113. Trooper of Royal Scots Greys. : DRAGOON
117. Butler in a monastery. : CELLARER
119. Sultan of Turkey (1789–1807). : SELIM
120. Division of a country. : PROVINCE
121. Material found in a placer. : ORE
122. Afflicted with ennui. : BORED
124. Japanese coin. : SEN
125. Highest peak in the Catskills. : SLIDE
126. Make an edging. : TAT
127. Without a chaser. : NEAT
129. Where Napoleon defeated the Austrians in 1809. : WAGRAM
131. Armor for the leg below the knee. : GREAVE
133. Inhabitant of Turkestan. : SART
134. Where Wavell rules. : INDIA
136. 1,050-mile river in Canada. : PEACE
137. Volcanic region on the moon. : LINNE
138. Birth month of Thomas Jefferson. : APRIL
139. Menacing part of an object. : TEETH
140. Printing-press roller. : INKER
141. Feminine name: Italian. : ESTER
142. Pine Tree State. : MAINE
143. Limber movie comedian. : ERROL
144. Cubic meter. : STERE
145. Author of "Plays for an Irish Theatre." : YEATS
146. Boisterous. : AROAR
Down
1. Site of a U.S. Naval Air Station in California. : ALAMEDA
2. Resembling molten rock. : LAVATIC
3. Sleigh bells. : CROTALA
4. Ancient Spartan Kings. : AGIS
5. Land where Cain settled. : NOD
6. The "freckled whelp of Sycorax." : CALIBAN
7. Pointed arches. : OGIVES
8. Noted American contralto. : HOMER
9. God of war. : ARES
10. More dangerous. : NASTIER
11. Middle name of author of "Snowbound." : GREENLEAF
12. Head of War Shipping Administration. : LAND
13. Stakes. : ANTES
14. "___ From Clerical Life," by George Eliot. : SCENES
15. One who has "traveled" in freemasonry. : SHRINER
16. Beside one's self. : MAD
17. Ancient tribesman of Siberia. : AVAR
18. Would-be remover of social inequalities. : LEVELER
19. Stalest. : TRITEST
20. Claims. : ASSERTS
30. Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie (1802–1870). : DUMAS
32. Small bell. : CODON
35. Former Governor of New York. : SMITH
37. Eyes. : ORBS
39. Moroccan fortified seaport north of Casablanca. : RABAT
42. Prepared for publication. : EDITED
43. Where Axis war news often comes from. : BERNE
44. Stoats. : ERMINES
46. Wigwams. : TEPEES
48. Things figuratively split in drawing fine distinctions. : HAIRS
49. Pertaining to music. : TONAL
52. Roles. : PARTS
54. One of the genus Lasius. : ANT
56. "Diamond King" of South Africa (1852–1897). : BARNATO
57. Malaysia, Australasia and Polynesia. : OCEANIA
58. What Daniel Webster and Patrick Henry were. : ORATORS
59. Most famous bacteriologist. : PASTEUR
60. Girl's name. : ETHEL
62. Fish delicacy. : SARDINE
64. Transformed. : ALTERED
65. Purify. : CLEANSE
66. Governor of North Carolina (1723–1781). : HARNETT
68. Author of "The Jolly Beggars" (1759–1796). : BURNS
69. Sets of players. : TEAMS
71. What Mr. Stettinius arranges. : LOANS
74. First Chief Justice of the United States (1790–1795). : JAY
76. Object of Galahad's quest. : GRAIL
78. About: Prefix. : AMB
81. Losers of the World Series, 1942. : YANKEES
82. Conscious. : AWARE
85. Small detachment of troops. : DETAIL
86. 1873, 1884, 1908, 1929. : PANIC
87. Climates: poetical. : SKIES
88. 700-mile tributary to the Kongo. : UBANGI
91. Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1903–22. : DAY
93. Clan emblem. : TOTEM
96. Prepared drink in India. : SHRAB
98. Large island west of Etah, Greenland. : ELLESMERE
100. Long for. : CRAVE
102. Goat-antelope of Japan. : SEROW
104. Take out. : DELE
106. Wear away. : ERODE
107. Monkshood. : ACONITE
108. More peaceful. : SERENER
109. Lawyer. : PLEADER
110. Egyptian god. : SERAPIS
112. Lover of Jane in "Pride and Prejudice." : BINGLEY
113. Golf clubs. : DRIVERS
114. Province where "quints" were born. : ONTARIO
115. Musical instrument. : OCARINA
116. One who irritates. : NETTLER
118. What the Prince of Wales was from 1811–1820. : REGENT
120. Body of the solar system. : PLANET
123. Elizabethan navigator. : DRAKE
125. City in Yugoslavia. : SENTA
128. Hero of "Romola." : TITO
130. The maples. : ACER
132. Rebel. : RISE
133. Trainee at Iowa State. : SPAR
135. Gambling game of the American Indians. : AHL
138. Receptacle for wine. : AMA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 89 debuted here and reused later.

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