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Alvin Ashby
Alvin Ashby

WORDS FROM THE WAR FRONTS

New York Times, Sunday, July 30, 1944

Author: Alvin Ashby
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.04, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 646 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 73
Alvin Ashby has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 124-Across clue had "Name"; changed to "name."
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 129
Across Down
1. Assam city defended from Japs. : IMPHAL
7. Where Massacre Bay is. : ATTU
11. Theatre of war. : ASIA
15. By-passed New Britain base. : RABAUL
21. Solomon Islands capital. : TULAGI
22. Strategic city on Yangtze. : CHUNGKING
24. Black Sea naval base. : ODESSA
25. Positive poles. : ANODES
26. Part of China overrun by Japs. : MANCHURIA
27. Snarled. : MATTED
28. Vital. : LIVE
29. Descried. : SEEN
31. Hot: Slang. : HET
32. Shillong is its capital. : ASSAM
34. Japanese herb. : UDO
35. Freeze. : ICE
36. Cations or anions. : IONS
37. Bristles. : SETAE
39. Verbal quibble. : PUN
40. Bargain: Scot. : TROG
41. Baptismal oils. : CHRISMS
43. Follower of Mikailovitch. : CHETNIK
45. Scenic effect. : DIORAMA
47. Exact point. : TEE
48. Egyptian headquarters. : CAIRO
49. High octane ___. : GAS
51. Bombed islands near New Guinea. : ARU
52. Sufferer. : ACHER
55. Very wet. : SOPPY
56. Cassia leaflets. : SENNA
58. Hebrew letter. : ALEPH
62. Valley of Dead Sea. : GHOR
63. Emporiums. : MARTS
64. Welsh seaport. : CARDIFF
66. River of France and Belgium. : YSER
67. Electrical unit. : REL
68. Florida city. : TAMPA
69. Diminutive of Dorothy. : DOL
70. "Wipers." : YPRES
72. For. : PRO
73. Initial sound: Phonetics. : ANLAUT
75. Where Omsk is. : SIBERIA
78. What Liz Dilling is on trial for. : SEDITION
80. City on the Loire. : NANTES
82. Quonset huts. : NISSENS
84. Gestapo weapon. : TERROR
85. Texas flying field. : RANDOLPH
87. Lincoln's secretary of war. : STANTON
89. Rockfishes. : REINAS
91. Hull: Dial. Eng. : HUD
92. City on the Seine. : ROUEN
94. Slower: Mus. abbr. : RIT
95. Russian river, 320 miles to Lake Ilmen. : LOVAT
97. Consumed. : ATE
98. Ancient country in Greece. : ELIS
100. Quisling. : TRAITOR
102. Physical. : SOMAL
103. City on the Garonne. : AGEN
104. Nipa palms: Malay. : ATAPS
106. Yarn. : STORY
107. Of warships. : NAVAL
108. Yorkshire city. : LEEDS
109. Sea bird. : AUK
111. Pen. : STY
112. Surrendered. : CEDED
113. Austrian river. : MUR
114. Imphal is its capital. : MANIPUR
118. Attack. : ASSAULT
120. Capital of Ceylon. : COLOMBO
124. Man's name. : ALAN
125. Destroyer of robot bombs. : RAF
127. Savory. : TASTY
128. Papuan port. : DARU
129. Receivers of V-mail. : AEF
130. Jap. : NIP
131. Handle. : WIELD
133. Irish sea god. : LER
134. New road to China. : LEDO
135. Slab of peat. : TURF
136. Of a spore fruit. : TELIAL
138. Island saved from Japs. : AUSTRALIA
141. Shipbuilder's framework. : CRADLE
143. Make dull. : UNEDGE
144. Where Godhavn is. : GREENLAND
145. Former coin of Sicily. : CARLIN
146. Tax. : ASSESS
147. ___ Basin. : SAAR
148. Groups. : SETS
149. Flanders port. : OSTEND
1. Of a Latin people. : ITALIC
2. Capital of Bavaria. : MUNICH
3. Shore bird. : PLOVER
4. Deviate from vertical: Geol. : HADE
5. Generation. : AGE
6. Supple. : LISSOME
7. Culminations. : ACMES
8. Conjunction. : THAN
9. Wine cask. : TUN
10. Not gay. : UNCHEERY
11. Aleutian isle, active volcano. : AKUTAN
12. Title. : SIR
13. Porpoise. : INIA
14. Panting. : AGASP
15. Where Brasov is. : ROMANIA
16. Lilith's husband. : ADAM
17. Wager. : BET
18. Town S. E. of Rome. : ASTURA
19. Island off Prussian coast. : USEDOM
20. Lake in Russia and Finland. : LADOGA
23. Jewish quarter. : GHETTO
30. Entity. : ENS
33. South: Fr. : SUD
36. Tributary of Elbe. : ISER
37. Forrestal's job. : SHIPS
38. High Alp. : EIGER
40. Sincerely. : TRULY
42. Roman road. : ITER
43. Wearer of four ½ in. gold stripes. : CAPTAIN
44. Mountbatten's headquarters. : KANDY
46. Pray: Latin. : ORA
48. Marine. : CORPS
50. Small pieces. : SNIPS
52. Where Taj Mahal is. : AGRA
53. U. S. general in China. : CHENNAULT
54. Captured New Guinea base. : HOLLANDIA
55. Noted uncle. : SAM
56. Prominent. : SALIENT
57. Agitated. : AFRET
59. FBI's bailiwick. : ESPIONAGE
60. Harangued. : PERORATED
61. Czech river. : HRON
63. Sailor: Fr. : MATELOT
64. U. S. scout bomber. : CORSAIR
65. Of a league. : FEDERAL
68. Instruct. : TUTOR
69. Blot out. : DESTROY
71. River joining Danube near Galatz. : SIRET
74. Conjunction. : AND
76. Encore. : BIS
77. Winged insect. : ANT
79. Three: Prefix. : TRI
81. Mountain ridges. : SPURS
83. White Sea island, USSR. : SOLOVET
85. Ostrich. : RHEA
86. Preliminary races. : HEATS
88. Wanderer. : NOMAD
90. City S E of Paris. : SENS
93. East Indian tree. : NIOTA
96. French lace: Colloq. : VAL
99. Where Ambassador Hayes is. : SPAIN
101. Meeting. : TRYST
102. Miserably. : SADLY
103. Aircraft. : AERO
105. Drink. : SUP
107. The Swiss. : NEUTRALS
108. Girl's name. : LULU
110. Isles S of Kamchatka. : KURILES
112. Barrack. : CASERN
113. Where Tetuan is. : MOROCCO
114. City north of the Po. : MANTUA
115. Foreigners. : ALIENS
116. Where Poletti rebuilds. : NAPLES
117. Scottish explorer. : RAE
119. Preserver of meat. : SALTER
120. Bounder. : CAD
121. Render tearful. : MAUDLE
122. Rubble city. : BERLIN
123. Displease. : OFFEND
126. Standards. : FLAGS
128. Letters in D. L. O. : DEADS
131. K-9 members. : WAGS
132. Town in Palestine. : DURA
134. Cotton fiber. : LINT
135. Sharp. : TART
137. Food fish. : IDE
139. ___ of Okhotsk. : SEA
140. New Guinea base. : LAE
142. Headland. : RAS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 63 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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