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HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES

New York Times, Sunday, July 23, 1944

Author: Alberta N. Burton
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 614 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 166, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 77
Alberta N. Burton has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 128
Across Down
1. Gilbert Island of Marine heroism. : TARAWA
7. Col. Jiro ___, Japan's ace undercover man. : SAITO
12. Convulsive action. : SPASM
17. Egyptian goddess of truth. : MAAT
21. Strikes out. : ELIDES
22. Fantastic. : ANTIC
23. Italian paste; macaroni. : PASTA
24. ___ Domini, 1944. : ANNO
25. Capital city of President-elect San Martin. : HAVANA
26. Cousin of King George VI. : MOUNTBATTEN
28. Porpoise. : INIA
29. Distinguished. : EMINENT
31. Rocky Mountain sheep. : ARGAL
32. Harems. : SERAGLIOS
34. Arikara Indian. : REE
35. Infrequent. : RARE
37. Indian princess. : BEGUM
39. Recalcitrant. : RENITENT
40. Seaport in Granada, Spain. : ADRA
42. Turkish tavern. : SERAI
44. Indians of Patagonia. : ONAS
46. Germany's source of coal and iron. : SAAR
47. Levys on chattels: Eng. law. : NAAMS
49. Best seller of 1901. : KIM
50. Spanish Andrew. : ANDRES
52. Light lunches. : SNACKS
56. Affirmative. : YEA
58. Snouts. : NEBS
60. Eel-spear: Eng. : ELGER
62. Where Innsbruck is. : TIROL
63. Cigarette. : FAG
66. Gen. de Gaulle's headquarters. : ALGIERS
68. Founder of European news agency, 1851. : REUTER
70. Negro language. : NUBA
71. Silver-white metallic element. : IRON
73. Famous English Egyptologist. : PETRIE
74. Infuriates. : ENRAGES
76. Marshal under Napoleon. : NEY
77. South African veranda. : STOEP
79. Rearrange. : RESET
80. True to fact. : REALISTIC
82. Liberated Italian town. : CASSINO
84. Palace of Queen Esther: Bibl. : SHUSHAN
87. Great ranches in Argentina. : ESTANCIAS
92. ___ it out. : SWEAT
96. West Point freshman. : PLEBE
97. Bet in roulette. : BAS
99. Breathed; voiceless. : SPIRATE
100. Symbol on Soviet flag. : HAMMER
102. Ireland. : ERIN
103. Recorded proceedings. : ACTA
105. Pintail duck: Local U. S. : SMETHE
106. Asserted. : AVERRED
108. Cathedra. : SEE
109. Fuse. : SMELT
111. Rowed. : OARED
112. Foreigners' Quarter in Istanbul. : PERA
113. Brazilian title. : DOM
115. Discoverer of planetary laws (1571–1630). : KEPLER
117. Smallest liquid measures. : MINIMS
119. Distress signal. : SOS
121. First prize in Pacific war theatre. : TOKIO
125. Persia. : IRAN
127. Volcanic crater. : CONE
128. Town between Algiers and Tunis. : SETIF
130. Burmese demons. : NATS
131. Popular tropical drink. : SANGAREE
135. French writer, "Life of Christ." : RENAN
137. False god. : IDOL
139. Aries. : RAM
140. Yugoslavs. : CROATIANS
142. Comic ___. : STRIP
144. Columbus' first settlement, Haiti, 1493. : ISABELA
146. Kiln. : OAST
147. Transforms. : TRANSSHAPES
150. Capital of Donets area. : STALIN
151. Bread spread. : OLEO
152. Man's name. : ABRAM
153. West Indies sorcery. : OBEAH
154. Antenna. : AERIAL
155. Murmuring sound. : PURR
156. Large lake in southeast Africa. : NYASA
157. Rabies. : LYSSA
158. Verdi opera, based on Victor Hugo tragedy. : ERNANI
1. Allied strategy was planned here. : TEHERAN
2. Base of giant flying boat, Mars. : ALAMEDA
3. Pre-war French vacation coast. : RIVIERA
4. Muezzin's call to prayer. : ADAN
5. Large lake in southwest Sweden. : WENER
6. Hindu prayer rugs. : ASANAS
7. Grand uncle. : SAM
8. Wild ox. : ANOA
9. Contemporary Spanish pianist-conductor. : ITURBI
10. Faint color. : TINGE
11. Eight-sided figure. : OCTAGON
12. Historic town in Belgium. : SPA
13. Caresses. : PATS
14. Starwort. : ASTER
15. Cubic meters. : STERES
16. Franco's tomorrows. : MANANAS
17. Carrier of tons of morale builders. : MAILTRAIN
18. "___ Laurie." : ANNIE
19. Negative ion. : ANION
20. Skoal! : TOAST
27. Bungler. : BLUNDERER
30. Journey. : TREK
33. Member of N. Y. ball team. : GIANT
36. Green copper arsenate. : ERINITE
38. Screen siren. : MARLENE
41. She married Laurie. : AMY
43. Sovereigns of Afghanistan. : AMEERS
45. Mountain range and river in southeast Spain. : SEGURA
48. Aegean. : SEA
50. Item of property. : ASSET
51. Bristle-like. : SETAL
53. U. S. Army "bulldozers." : CRUNCHERS
54. Doolittle target, April 18, 1942. : KOBE
55. Destroy. : SLAY
57. Unit of Swiss barrier. : ALP
59. French cheese. : BRIE
61. Enroll. : REGISTER
63. Morgenthau's domain. : FISC
64. Grecian gulf, inlet of Ionian Sea. : ARTA
65. Gait of German infantry. : GOOSESTEP
67. Paratroopers' war cry. : GERONIMO
69. Hebrew letter. : RESH
72. Headland. : NESS
75. Soot from mercury-extracting furnace. : STUP
78. Foxholes. : PITS
81. Ait. : ISLE
83. Dozes. : NAPS
85. He had an Irish Rose. : ABIE
86. Hawaiian goose. : NENE
88. Elite. : CREAM
89. Of physicians and their art. : IATRIC
90. Alchemist's self-feeding furnace. : ATHENOR
91. Shabbiness. : SEEDINESS
92. Cowboys' riding breeches: Var. : SHAPS
93. Navy girl. : WAVE
94. Rise above water. : EMERSE
95. City in central India. : AMRAOTI
97. Sun-bathe. : BASK
98. Summit. : ACME
101. Russian. : RED
104. Armed amphibious U. S. landing barge. : ALLIGATOR
107. Dowry. : DOT
110. Monster: Comb. form. : TERAT
114. Japanese family crest. : MON
116. River and bay in New Jersey. : RARITAN
118. Peppermint camphor. : MENTHOL
120. African title of respect. : SIDI
122. Russo-Finnish battle area. : KARELIA
123. Campaign under Gen. Alexander. : ITALIAN
124. Western Turk. : OSMANLI
126. Close. : NEARBY
128. Shoots from ambush. : SNIPES
129. Depressions in the skull. : FOSSAE
131. Beat. : SCOOP
132. Abode of the dead: Bab. myth. : ARALU
133. Head wind. : NOSER
134. Lake in northeast Finland: Var. : ENARA
136. "___ the blest."—Milton. : ARABY
138. Afterward. : LATER
141. Wild sheep of East Indies. : SNAS
143. Edible seeds. : PEAS
145. Farm building. : BARN
148. Wee: Scot. : SMA
149. Tibetan sheep. : SHA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 66 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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