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New York Times, Sunday, July 26, 1942

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 180, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 4.93, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 635 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 120 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

51-Across clue originally had "1-12"; changed to "1/12." 107-Across clue originally had "1-10"; changed to "1/10."

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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 24
Across
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Change. : AMEND
6
Small island in the Aegean. : DELOS
11
Hitler stooge. : LAVAL
16
Atlantic seaport of Morocco. : RABAT
21
Bravery. : VALOR
22
Musical works. : OPERA
23
Obliterate. : ERASE
24
Abode of the dead: Babylonic myth. : ARALU
25
Nazi or Jap. : ENEMY
26
Chief of British Commandos. : MOUNTBATTEN
28
Involving a vow. : VOTAL
29
Gipsy. : ROM
30
Investigating committee head. : DIES
32
635-mile river in Armenia. : ARAS
33
Verdi heroine. : AIDA
35
Abstract being. : ENS
36
Enemy city in Libya. : TRIPOLI
38
Endured punishment. : SMARTED
41
British territory in West Africa. : NIGERIA
43
Sky fighter. : ACE
44
Looks slyly. : PEEPS
45
Custom: Latin. : MOS
47
Flowering plant. : PEA
48
Beaten path. : TRACK
51
1/12 of a shilling. : PENNY
52
The mouth of the Nile. : DELTA
54
Weasel. : STOAT
58
Discomfit. : ROUT
59
Produced. : BEGOT
60
British news agency. : REUTERS
62
Member of Moro tribe. : SULU
63
200-mile river in Germany. : EMS
64
Pertaining to threads. : FILAR
65
Heavy felt halfboot. : PAC
66
Stories of heroic deeds. : SAGAS
68
Jutting rock. : TOR
69
"All is fish that cometh to ___."—Heywood. : NET
70
2,000 live on reservations. : UTES
71
Philippine spiny tree. : TABOG
73
Important Russian port. : MURMANSK
75
Gateway to Buddhist temple. : TORAN
77
He harasses the enemy. : GUERRILLA
80
Images. : STATUES
81
French friends. : AMIS
83
Portico. : STOA
84
Extend credit. : LEND
86
Slender. : SLIM
87
Consoles. : SOLACES
90
Dare-devils. : COMMANDOS
93
Toil. : LABOR
96
Hitler stooge. : QUISLING
98
Looks sulky. : POUTS
99
"The grand old ___ of gentleman."—Tennyson. : NAME
101
Biblical name. : EVE
102
Japanese song. : UTA
103
Large lake in Finland. : ENARE
105
"These things are beyond all ___."—Julius Caesar. : USE
106
Part. : SEVER
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1/10 sen in Japan. : RIN
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Cartoonist. : ARNO
110
Of common gender. : EPICENE
112
Principal deity of the Philistines. : DAGON
113
Patch. : MEND
114
Harass. : BESET
116
Silvery salmon. : SMOLT
117
Hold back. : DELAY
118
Parties. : SIDES
119
The sun. : SOL
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Tutor of Samuel. : ELI
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44 cents in Siam. : TICAL
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River in Russia. : DON
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River in Russia. : DNIEPER
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Fled. : ESCAPED
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Mr. Brown. : MOLOTOV
134
Cycle. : EON
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Maker of verse. : POET
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Wheel. : HELM
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Treacherous friend. : IAGO
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Babylonian war god. : IRA
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Goddess of peace. : IRENE
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Serb guerrilla leader. : MIHAILOVICH
146
Mothers. : MAMAS
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Stoker. : FIRER
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One of the archangels. : URIEL
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Planted with explosives. : MINED
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Candlewood pine. : OKOTE
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County in New York State. : YATES
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"Want of decency is want of ___."—Roscommon. : SENSE
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Name in Douai Bible. : ARARI
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Nostrils. : NARES
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Prevent. : AVERT
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Tract of land. : MANOR
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Gum resin. : ELEMI
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___ de plume. : NOM
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Place for constructing ships. : DRYDOCK
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Jap news agency. : DOMEI
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Series of important events. : EPOS
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19 cents in Rumania. : LEU
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Setoff. : ORNAMENT
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Domain of ancient Persian viceroy. : SATRAPY
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"In solitude where we are ___ alone."—Byron. : LEAST
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Finesse. : ART
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Large tub. : VAT
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Where the Navy is. : ASEA
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First Premier of Soviet Russia. : LENIN
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Ruins. : RAVAGES
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Negro people of Nigeria. : ARO
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Restrainer. : BATER
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Tatar tribe which overran Roman Empire. : ALANI
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City in Oklahoma. : TULSA
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Stripes. : BARS
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___ de France. : ILE
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Candle. : DIP
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Agreement. : PACT
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Spanish sir. : SENOR
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Feathery friend of Australia. : EMEU
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Blockheads. : DOLTS
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Manducates. : EATS
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Horse of the Muses. : PEGASUS
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Reek. : STEAM
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170-mile river in England. : TRENT
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Famous lover. : ROMEO
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Dwellers down under. : AUSTRALIANS
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Great-grandson of Shem. : PELEG
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Behead. : DECOLLATE
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Hera changed him into a peacock. : ARGUS
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Exceeded. : OUTNUMBERED
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Allice-shad. : ALOSE
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Neutral people of Europe and Asia. : TURKS
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Tool for drilling. : BIT
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Most important harvest in India. : RABI
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People of Turkestan. : SARTS
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Small cord. : FUNICLE
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Supreme. : PARAMOUNT
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Shorter. : SMALLER
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Body of cavalry, commanded by a captain. : TROOP
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Valleys. : GLENS
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Sister of Julius Caesar. : ATIA
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You love: Latin. : AMAS
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And so forth. : ETC
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Also. : AND
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480-mile river in France. : SEINE
85
County in Ireland. : DONEGAL
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Bird. : SQUAB
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Exaggerated. : OUTRE
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Crisp cakes. : SNAPS
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"O for a ___ of fire!"—King Henry V. : MUSE
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Famous hotel in London. : SAVOY
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Sheeplike. : OVINE
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Tears. : RENDS
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Dirt rubbed in. : GRIME
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"In the air ___ shall be seen."—Martha Shipton (1488–1561). : MEN
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French school. : ECOLE
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Lettuce. : SALAD
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Looped platinum wire. : OESE
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Place of first Olympic games. : ELIS
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One of the ten Roman magistrates. : DECEMVIR
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Straw overcoat of Japanese peasant. : MINO
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Candle snuffers. : TOPPERS
117
Sheepskin. : DIPLOMA
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British islands east of New Guinea. : SOLOMON
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Popes' name. : LEO
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Chinese money. : TAEL
123
Man's best friend. : DOG
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Idolize. : DEIFY
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Persian water wheel. : NORIA
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Lifeless. : INERT
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Founder of Rome. : REMUS
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President Rios' country. : CHILE
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Title of respect in Mohammedan cult. : MAHDI
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Pacific island. : TIMOR
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Talk loftily. : ORATE
133
Flower holders. : VASES
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Essential war commodity. : TIRE
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Cooler. : ICER
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By birth. : NEE
143
Hebrew liquid measure. : HIN
144
Roman money. : AES
145
Miss Claire. : INA
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Member of hill tribe of Assam. : AKA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 113 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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