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WITH CLEWS FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, July 19, 1942

Author: I. Kert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 156, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 137
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 23
Across Down
1. Strategic islands in Pacific. : ALEUTIAN
9. Nazi war hero. : ROMMEL
15. Torpedo plane hero in Battle of Midway Island. : COLLINS
22. Feminine name. : NANNETTE
23. Alloy used in cheap jewelry. : OROIDE
24. Geographical division comprising many islands in South Pacific. : OCEANIA
25. Young pigeons. : DOVELETS
26. Chief of Canada's Naval staff. : NELLES
27. Closest. : NEAREST
28. Soft drink. : ADE
29. Accumulate. : AMASS
31. Permit. : LET
32. Hebrew month. : SIVAN
34. Skate. : RAY
35. Coin. : MINT
37. East European: var. : SCLAV
39. Pacific island group. : SOLOMON
41. Highway: Lat. : ITER
42. Fruit of a tree. : ACORN
44. Wading bird. : HERON
46. Tributary of the Amazon. : NANAY
47. Geologic period. : TRIAS
48. Pertaining to a vale in ancient Argolis. : NEMEAN
50. Ancient roundelays. : ROTAS
52. Hebrew letter. : MEM
53. Follower of early Christian sect. : ARIAN
54. Move lightly. : TRIP
56. Went out. : SECEDED
58. Turkish officers. : AGAS
59. Retrograde. : EBB
62. Ancient part of Greece. : ELIS
64. Recoat with thick substance. : RETAR
65. Unfermented grape juice. : STUM
66. Gas and rubber consumer. : CAR
69. Aromatic plant. : NARD
71. Feminine nickname. : ETTA
73. Limb. : LEG
74. Evil giant god in Norse myth. : LOKI
75. Mother. : MAMA
76. Chicken. : FRYER
78. Commander of American troops in North Ireland. : HARTLE
80. Russian seaport. : SEVASTOPOL
82. Lessened. : ABATED
84. Darnel. : TARE
85. Pueblo Indian. : HOPI
86. Concealers. : HIDERS
87. Target of German "Baedeker raid." : CANTERBURY
89. Wan Dairen: Chinese name. : TALIEN
91. Recognition. : MERIT
92. Gaelic. : ERSE
93. "The wood hath ___."—Chaucer. : EARS
94. Pseudonym of Sir W. Schwenck Gilbert. : BAB
95. Grade. : STEP
97. Mother of Apollo. : LETO
98. East Indian inland mail. : DAK
99. Stiff breeze. : GALE
100. South American animal. : TAPIR
102. Italian dining room. : SALA
104. Private retreat. : DEN
105. Toothless vertebrate. : BIRD
106. Treaties: Fr. : TRAITES
108. Rugged hills. : TORS
110. Quotidian. : DAILY
112. Brace. : TWO
113. Cold dish. : SALAD
115. Situated in the hand. : PALMAR
119. Valletta is its capital. : MALTA
120. Shaft. : QUILL
122. Island in Malay Archipelago taken by Japs. : TIMOR
124. Tipple. : BOOZE
125. Landed. : ALIT
126. Coagulates. : CURDLES
128. A sea the Japs will always remember. : CORAL
130. Jewish month. : ELUL
131. Invected: Heraldry. : NUE
132. Strange. : WEIRD
133. Sky serpent of Vedic myth. : AHI
135. Soldier from the Antipodes. : ANZAC
137. Metalliferous substance. : ORE
138. Chief commanding officer. : GENERAL
140. Town punished for Heydrich's death. : LIDICE
143. Official Russian Government newspaper. : IZVESTIA
145. Self-opinionated person. : EGOTIST
146. Doubletree. : EVENER
147. Exaltations. : ELATIONS
148. Reassesses. : RERATES
149. Venturers. : DARERS
150. One for whom anything is retained. : RESERVEE
1. Islands in Indian Ocean taken by Japs. : ANDAMAN
2. Daughter of Agamemnon. : LAODICE
3. Embitter. : ENVENOM
4. One: Fr. : UNE
5. Anatomical tissue. : TELA
6. Details. : ITEMS
7. Affix. : ATTACH
8. German operatic composer (1841–1890). : NESSLER
9. Lance of King Arthur. : RON
10. Russian city on battle line. : OREL
11. Breakwaters. : MOLES
12. Author of "Paradise Lost." : MILTON
13. Dutch town. : EDE
14. Tutored. : LESSONED
15. Naval escort. : CONVOY
16. Large body of water. : OCEAN
17. Attenuated. : LEAN
18. Gibbon. : LAR
19. Indisposition to act. : INERTIA
20. Pertaining to ancient plain of Persia, famous for horses. : NISAEAN
21. Demigods of Greek myth. : SATYRS
30. Astronomical cycle of Babylon. : SAROS
33. Mohammedan priest. : IMAM
36. Allowance for waste. : TRET
38. Elector. : VOTER
40. More crippled. : LAMER
41. The rainbow. : IRIS
43. Nostril. : NARE
45. Enclosed part of aircraft. : NACELLE
47. Conveyance. : TRAM
49. River in Africa. : NILE
51. Mediterranean vessel. : SETEE
53. Shaking. : AGUISH
55. Main point. : PITH
57. Unbranched antler. : DAG
58. Largest of Andreanof group, Aleutian Islands. : ATKA
59. Written on the outer surface of. : ENFACED
60. Feminine name. : BARBARA
61. Russian city on battle line. : BRYANSK
63. Natural height. : STATURE
65. Russian councils. : SOVIETS
66. Pranced. : CAPERED
67. Ancient Syrian. : AMORITE
68. Canadian Defense Minister. : RALSTON
70. Debt: Fr. : DETTE
72. Sandarac trees. : ARARS
74. Scale: comb. form. : LEPIS
75. Miniature representation. : MODEL
77. Female of the ruff. : REE
79. Assay. : TRY
80. The sun. : SOL
81. Nickname. : TIM
83. "Once upon a midnight ___."—Poe. : DREARY
85. Haunt. : HABITAT
88. Unadorned. : BALD
89. Tapestry. : TAPIS
90. "___, not gaudy."—Lamb. : NEAT
94. Cry of an animal. : BAA
96. Fall suddenly. : PLOP
99. Lizard. : GILA
100. Fishing spoon. : TROLL
101. Memento. : RELIC
103. One of a Near East race. : ARAB
105. Post on deck for fastening cables. : BITT
106. Twirled idly. : TWIDDLED
107. Group of islands in S. W. Pacific. : SAMOA
109. Blackthorn. : SLOE
110. Successor to Heydrich. : DALUEGE
111. Transferrer of property. : ALIENOR
112. Burmese viol. : TURR
114. Type of airplane. : DORNIER
116. Russian Foreign Minister. : MOLOTOV
117. Blue. : AZURINE
118. Discharge. : RELEASE
119. Feeding-trough. : MANGER
120. Coverings. : QUILTS
121. Pioneer. : LEADER
123. ___ dazzle. : RAZZLE
126. Discontinue. : CEASE
127. "The wind's feet ___ along the sea."—Swinburne. : SHINE
129. Molten rocks. : LAVAS
132. Precept. : WRIT
134. Refrigerator. : ICER
136. Order of whales. : CETE
139. Greek letter. : ETA
141. Bugle plant. : IVA
142. Bitter vetch. : ERS
144. Knight's title. : SIR

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 126 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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