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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, July 21, 1946

Author: Louis Shields
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 651 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 168, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 61
Louis Shields has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: In 50-Down clue, "Shephard's" could be a typo in the original (especially given 73-Down), but did not change it.
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 232
Across Down
1. Scarce liquid. : SCOTCH
7. Place of birth. : CRADLE
13. Relatives in the male line. : AGNATES
20. Gov. Stainback's territory. : HAWAII
21. Irish yard grass. : TRANEEN
22. Island of the Lesser Antilles. : TRINIDAD
24. Port on the Black Sea. : ODESSA
25. American Commandos. : RANGERS
26. Brittany. : ARMORICA
27. Ladders. : RUNS
28. Russian general who resisted the Bolsheviks, 1920. : WRANGEL
30. Not: Prefix. : IM
32. Of descent on mother's side. : ENATIC
33. Letter. : ESS
34. Mount Tacoma. : RAINIER
35. Addresses with ribaldry. : SLANGS
38. Pittance. : DOLE
39. Its capital is Riga. : LATVIA
40. Capital of Rhenish Bavaria. : SPEYER
41. Demeter. : CERES
42. Member of a diplomatic embassy. : ATTACHE
45. The River Nile deified. : HAPI
47. Critical mark. : OBELUS
49. Port of Cyrenaica. : BARDIA
50. A people of Europe. : SLOVAKS
53. Bobbin. : REEL
54. River in Germany, 200 m. to the sea. : EMS
57. Parsley plant. : ANISE
58. Forefront of an attack. : SPEARHEAD
60. Recently deceased President of U.S.S.R. : KALININ
62. Anchor holster. : CAT
63. Russian town on the Volga. : RZHEV
65. Girl's name. : EILEEN
67. River in India, 800 mi. to Bengal Bay. : KISTNA
68. Gnarl. : KNUR
70. Style of printing type. : IONIC
72. Hunting-dog. : SETTER
74. Pungs. : SLEDS
75. Exist. : ARE
76. Irritate. : PESTER
78. Combs, as wool. : TEASES
80. Wander. : ERR
81. Boats. : CRAFT
83. Nets. : SEINES
85. Liturgies. : RITES
86. Expedited. : SPED
88. Quarts, in France. : LITERS
90. Halted. : RESTED
92. Dramatic complications. : NODES
94. Slight manifestation. : RAY
95. Gormandize. : OVEREAT
97. Those who remain. : SURVIVERS
99. Arrogance. : PRIDE
101. Indians of Tapuyan stock. : GES
102. Competes with. : VIES
104. Cold, piercing winds. : SARSARS
105. German rifle. : MAUSER
106. British air chief. : TEDDER
108. Belt or girdle. : CEST
109. Pantries. : LARDERS
110. Buzzing sounds. : WHIRS
113. Cracked fragments of wheat. : GROATS
115. Thirty: French. : TRENTE
117. Island off coast of Jutland. : ROMO
118. Prohibits.. : DEBARS
119. Hell. : GEHENNA
121. Vellication. : TIC
124. Pass away. : ELAPSE
126. Note of the scale. : MI
127. Giant of Gath. : GOLIATH
128. Amalgamating pan. : TINA
129. Brazilian crested birds. : SERIEMAS
132. Deflected. : SWERVED
134. Village in New York opposite Hyde Park. : ESOPUS
136. Region in Italian Tyrol. : TRENTINO
137. Cargo boats. : TANKERS
138. Spoil. : INJURE
139. Port of Berlin. : STETTIN
140. Anticipates. : AWAITS
141. Near-sighted persons. : MYOPES
1. Prop up. : SHORE
2. Jar like an amphora. : CADUS
3. Saline lake in California. : OWENS
4. Russian U. P. : TASS
5. Genus of beetles. : CIS
6. Best seller of 1855. : HIAWATHA
7. Skulls. : CRANIA
8. Latitude. : RANGE
9. Dudgeon. : ANGER
10. River in Ireland flowing into the Shannon. : DEEL
11. Celtic sea god. : LER
12. Store in a silo. : ENSILE
13. Philippine aborigine. : ATA
14. Exclamation of dislike. : GRR
15. Where the Pont du Gard is. : NIMES
16. Straightway. : ANON
17. Screeds. : TIRADES
18. Compiler. : EDITOR
19. Commune in Udine Province, Italy. : SACILE
21. Seaport near Bari. : TRANI
23. Fresh-water fish. : DACES
29. Split. : RIVE
31. Name of two famous American surgeons. : MAYO
34. Spicier. : RACIER
35. Secondary offshoot. : SPIKELET
36. Cornhusker State: Abbr. : NEBR
37. Attic. : GREEK
39. Shavers. : LADS
40. Native Algerian cavalry soldiers. : SPAHIS
41. Gutter in a roof. : CULLIS
42. Backward. : ABACK
43. Capital of Madagascar. : TANANARIVE
44. Pulverizes. : TRITURATES
45. Call to excite attention: Var. : HOA
46. French river, joins the Somme near Amiens. : AVRE
48. Be divulged gradually. : LEAK
50. Author of "Shephard's Calendar" (1552–99). : SPENSER
51. Frivolities. : LEVITIES
52. Mountain pasture. : SAETER
54. Famous carrier. : ENTERPRISE
55. Exponent of extrasensory perception. : MINDREADER
56. Wild sheep. : SNAS
58. Clogs. : SHOES
59. Legal writ. : DETAINER
61. Insulates. : ISLES
64. Snap. : ZIP
66. Wise men. : NESTORS
69. Attribute. : REFER
71. Enumeration. : CENSUS
73. Shepherd's pipes. : REEDS
77. Disavows. : RETRACTS
79. Compass point. : SSE
81. Obstruct. : CLOG
82. City on Moselle River, Prussia. : TREVES
84. City on the Seine. : SEVRES
87. Stainers. : DYERS
89. Port ___, city of Lower Egypt. : SAID
91. Grass of Mediterranean region. : DISS
93. Town in S. Greece. : SPARTA
96. Ingate in a mold. : TEDGE
98. Large cask. : VAT
100. Impudent. : RUDE
103. Croat rival. : SERB
105. City on the Rhine. : MANNHEIM
106. Poisonous crystalline compound. : TROPINE
107. Range. : ROAM
109. Fasting period. : LENT
110. Tear. : WREST
111. Perforators. : HOLERS
112. Mohammedan caravansary. : IMARET
114. Awn. : ARISTA
115. President of Third French Republic, 1871–73. : THIERS
116. Cons. : READS
118. Give up. : DEMIT
119. Nizhnii Novgorod. : GORKI
120. Small sprite. : ELVET
121. Spotted sandpiper. : TIPUP
122. Habituate. : INURE
123. Type boxes. : CASES
125. Paving block. : SETT
127. The cheek. : GENA
128. War criminal. : TOJO
130. Black cuckoo. : ANI
131. Progeny. : SON
133. Plaintive howl. : WAW
135. Curved planking of a vessel. : SNY

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 50 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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