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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, July 25, 1943

Author:
Howard O. Smith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 598 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 172, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 78 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 76
Across
1. U.S. island retaken from Japs. : ATTU
5. Target of a Commando raid. : DIEPPE
11. A war leader. : CHIANG
17. ___ Bon, Tunisia. : CAPE
21. "Freedom from ___." : FEAR
22. Housed. : INDOOR
23. Dutch ___, U.S. naval station. : HARBOR
24. City in Central Black Soil Area, U.S.S.R. : OREL
25. House extensions. : ELLS
26. Races in which shells are used. : SCULLS
27. Revive. : AROUSE
28. Seat of University of Nevada. : RENO
29. ___ Trade Agreements. : RECIPROCAL
31. Tired. : SPENT
32. U.S. Army M-1 rifle, .30 caliber. : GARAND
34. Less remote. : NEARER
35. Industrial buildings. : MILLS
36. ___ Island, U.S. navy yard. : MARE
37. Taint. : INFECT
40. Frozen. : GELID
41. Consign. : RELEGATE
45. Son of Jehiel: I Chron. viii. 33. : NER
46. Guadalcanal airfield. : HENDERSON
50. Honey: Pharm. : MEL
51. W. African river: 2,600 m. to Bight of Benin. : NIGER
52. A thick plate. : SLAB
54. Outstrip. : SURPASS
55. Grape jelly. : SAPA
56. Locale of Churchill-Inonu conference. : ADANA
57. Anglo-Saxon hirelings. : ESNES
59. "Call me not ___, call me Mara."—Book of Ruth. : NAOMI
60. Panama Canal dam nearly 8,000 ft. long. : GATUN
61. Florida gallinules. : SORAS
62. Alarm-bell. : TOCSIN
64. British Arabian colony. : ADEN
65. Carrier in a thresher. : TAILER
67. Oriental food staple. : RICE
68. Napped: Colloq. : SNOOZED
70. Princess ___ of Battenberg became the last Spanish Queen. : ENA
71. Hair. : TRESSES
73. These: French. : CES
74. Terraces. : MESAS
76. Hilly region in Rhine Province. : EIFEL
78. Appendage. : TAB
81. Shoots, as a meteor. : STREAKS
85. War agency headed by Ickes. : PAW
88. Seat of French Committee of National Liberation. : ALGIERS
92. Hawaiian storm-petrel. : OEOE
94. Natives of a neutral country. : SWEDES
95. Epochal. : ERAL
97. What Britons call a U.S. soldier. : YANKEE
98. Make famous. : BRUIT
100. Colorless, odorous oil. : IRONE
101. They help the generals. : AIDES
103. Balk, as a horse. : REIST
104. Belgian marble: Var. : RANSE
105. Pleurodelid. : NEWT
106. "___ of democracy." : ARSENAL
108. A large knife: Dial. : SNEE
109. Total. : UTTER
110. Pen-name of Isabella Craig, Scottish poet. : ISA
111. One of the United Nations. : AUSTRALIA
113. Patriotic society organized in 1866. : GAR
114. State of being very sharp. : KEENNESS
116. Bombed Italian seaport. : GENOA
117. Shatters. : BLASTS
119. Damage. : HARM
120. Signal apparatus: Var. : SYREN
121. Reviews. : RESEES
124. Rhetorical digression. : ECBOLE
127. Seaport retaken from the Axis. : TUNIS
128. They wing their way to Victory. : FORTRESSES
132. U.S. envoy the Japs sent home. : GREW
133. Frizzed. : CREPED
135. One of the "Big Four." : RUSSIA
136. Part of the brain. : AULA
137. Beloved by Hercules. : IOLE
138. Amerindian conical lodge. : TEEPEE
139. Revend. : RESELL
140. Baghdad is its capital. : IRAK
141. Coast Guard member, named from "Semper Paratus." : SPAR
142. Emphasize. : STRESS
143. Consolidates. : CLOSES
144. Secretary of Interior under Wilson. : LANE
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1. "Notus, and ___, black with thunderous clouds."—Milton. : AFER
2. Far: Prefix. : TELE
3. Potstone. : TALC
4. Arctoid. : URSINE
5. Lowers in rank, as a petty naval officer. : DISRATES
6. Made a legal entity: abbr. : INCOR
7. Draw out. : EDUCE
8. Arctic. : POLAR
9. Kind of tax peculiar to seven States of the U.S. : POLL
10. Bitter vetch. : ERS
11. "The Great Dictator." : CHAPLIN
12. Old-squaw, a sea-duck. : HARELD
13. Shackles. : IRONS
14. Be contiguous. : ABUT
15. Classical dramas in Japan. : NOS
16. Pertaining to flock. : GREGAL
17. Fortified island taken by the Japs. : CORREGIDOR
18. Extent. : AREA
19. He gave his name to part of the U.S. : PENN
20. Odic force of electricity. : ELOD
30. Pant: Scot. : PECH
31. Farm storage pits. : SILOS
33. War theatres. : ARENAS
35. Much-bombed Sicilian port. : MESSINA
36. Chain of islands including the Solomons. : MELANESIA
37. Inflows. : INSETS
38. Head of a war agency. : NELSON
39. A "neutral" dictator. : FRANCO
40. Grass: Latin. : GRAMEN
41. British warship sunk by the Japs. : REPULSE
42. Funguslike. : AGARIC
43. Whist hand. : TENACE
44. Effaces. : ERASES
47. Chief mouth of Niger River. : NUN
48. 26.77 inches in Tripoli. : DRAA
49. Musical refrain. : EPODE
50. Young fat herring: Scot. : MATIE
53. Broom of twigs. : BESOM
55. ___ Basin, returned to Germany in 1935. : SAAR
58. Stiffens with glutinous material. : SIZES
60. Drops: Lat. abbr. : GTT
63. Machine-gun ___. : NESTS
66. Traverse the air again. : REFLY
69. Doctrine attacked by Bryan. : DARWINISM
72. Product of Cuba: Var. : SEGAR
75. Clairvoyant. : SEERESS
77. Towing ropes. : LINES
78. Cyrenaic port retaken from the Axis. : TOBRUK
79. Oxygenate. : AERATE
80. Bounty: Obs. : BOUNTE
82. Abyssinians defeated Italians here in 1896. : ADOWA
83. British duke killed in plane crash. : KENT
84. Compass point: abbr. : SSE
85. Co-author of "Washington Merry-Go-Round." : PEARSON
86. Mexican President, 1851–53. : ARISTA
87. A plover. : WADER
89. Additions. : EKINGS
90. Place in office again. : RESEAT
91. Meadows in Shetland Islands. : SETERS
93. U.S. general recently honored by King George VI. : EISENHOWER
96. Siberian river, 3,000 m. to the Arctic. : LENA
99. Triple. : TERNAL
102. One of the Cape Verde islands. : SAL
106. Old French ells. : AUNES
107. Members of a British political party. : LIBERALS
111. Genus of orchids. : AERIDES
112. Opposite of aweather. : ALEE
115. Forms. : ERECTS
116. Bengal cows about 3 ft. high. : GYNEES
118. Strike against violently. : ASSAIL
120. Composer of "Poet and Peasant." : SUPPE
121. ___ antico; deep-red marble. : ROSSO
122. Mormyroid fish of the Nile. : ERSES
123. Set of steps. : STILE
124. Protecting power. : EGIS
125. Federal ___ Insurance. : CROP
126. Las ___, native State of India. : BELA
127. Man about to play golf. : TEER
128. Ickes is ___ Administrator. : FUEL
129. 500-mile tributary of the Volga. : SURA
130. Ardor. : ELAN
131. Jap rice drink. : SAKE
134. Macerate. : RET
135. Red Cross in England: abbr. : RRC

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 63 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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