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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.
PS 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 Down
1. 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
107. 1/10 sen in Japan. : RIN
108. 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
121. Tutor of Samuel. : ELI
122. 44 cents in Siam. : TICAL
123. River in Russia. : DON
124. River in Russia. : DNIEPER
128. Fled. : ESCAPED
130. Mr. Brown. : MOLOTOV
134. Cycle. : EON
135. Maker of verse. : POET
137. Wheel. : HELM
138. Treacherous friend. : IAGO
139. Babylonian war god. : IRA
140. Goddess of peace. : IRENE
142. Serb guerrilla leader. : MIHAILOVICH
146. Mothers. : MAMAS
148. Stoker. : FIRER
149. One of the archangels. : URIEL
150. Planted with explosives. : MINED
151. Candlewood pine. : OKOTE
152. County in New York State. : YATES
153. "Want of decency is want of ___."—Roscommon. : SENSE
154. Name in Douai Bible. : ARARI
155. Nostrils. : NARES
1. Prevent. : AVERT
2. Tract of land. : MANOR
3. Gum resin. : ELEMI
4. ___ de plume. : NOM
5. Place for constructing ships. : DRYDOCK
6. Jap news agency. : DOMEI
7. Series of important events. : EPOS
8. 19 cents in Rumania. : LEU
9. Setoff. : ORNAMENT
10. Domain of ancient Persian viceroy. : SATRAPY
11. "In solitude where we are ___ alone."—Byron. : LEAST
12. Finesse. : ART
13. Large tub. : VAT
14. Where the Navy is. : ASEA
15. First Premier of Soviet Russia. : LENIN
16. Ruins. : RAVAGES
17. Negro people of Nigeria. : ARO
18. Restrainer. : BATER
19. Tatar tribe which overran Roman Empire. : ALANI
20. City in Oklahoma. : TULSA
27. Stripes. : BARS
31. ___ de France. : ILE
34. Candle. : DIP
37. Agreement. : PACT
38. Spanish sir. : SENOR
39. Feathery friend of Australia. : EMEU
40. Blockheads. : DOLTS
42. Manducates. : EATS
44. Horse of the Muses. : PEGASUS
46. Reek. : STEAM
48. 170-mile river in England. : TRENT
49. Famous lover. : ROMEO
50. Dwellers down under. : AUSTRALIANS
51. Great-grandson of Shem. : PELEG
52. Behead. : DECOLLATE
53. Hera changed him into a peacock. : ARGUS
55. Exceeded. : OUTNUMBERED
56. Allice-shad. : ALOSE
57. Neutral people of Europe and Asia. : TURKS
59. Tool for drilling. : BIT
60. Most important harvest in India. : RABI
61. People of Turkestan. : SARTS
64. Small cord. : FUNICLE
65. Supreme. : PARAMOUNT
67. Shorter. : SMALLER
71. Body of cavalry, commanded by a captain. : TROOP
72. Valleys. : GLENS
74. Sister of Julius Caesar. : ATIA
76. You love: Latin. : AMAS
78. And so forth. : ETC
79. Also. : AND
82. 480-mile river in France. : SEINE
85. County in Ireland. : DONEGAL
87. Bird. : SQUAB
88. Exaggerated. : OUTRE
89. Crisp cakes. : SNAPS
91. "O for a ___ of fire!"—King Henry V. : MUSE
92. Famous hotel in London. : SAVOY
94. Sheeplike. : OVINE
95. Tears. : RENDS
97. Dirt rubbed in. : GRIME
100. "In the air ___ shall be seen."—Martha Shipton (1488–1561). : MEN
104. French school. : ECOLE
106. Lettuce. : SALAD
109. Looped platinum wire. : OESE
111. Place of first Olympic games. : ELIS
112. One of the ten Roman magistrates. : DECEMVIR
113. Straw overcoat of Japanese peasant. : MINO
115. Candle snuffers. : TOPPERS
117. Sheepskin. : DIPLOMA
118. British islands east of New Guinea. : SOLOMON
120. Popes' name. : LEO
122. Chinese money. : TAEL
123. Man's best friend. : DOG
124. Idolize. : DEIFY
125. Persian water wheel. : NORIA
126. Lifeless. : INERT
127. Founder of Rome. : REMUS
129. President Rios' country. : CHILE
130. Title of respect in Mohammedan cult. : MAHDI
131. Pacific island. : TIMOR
132. Talk loftily. : ORATE
133. Flower holders. : VASES
136. Essential war commodity. : TIRE
138. Cooler. : ICER
141. By birth. : NEE
143. Hebrew liquid measure. : HIN
144. Roman money. : AES
145. Miss Claire. : INA
147. 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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