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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.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 124-Across clue had "Name"; changed to "name."

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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 129
Across
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
Down
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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
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Wine cask. : TUN
10
Not gay. : UNCHEERY
11
Aleutian isle, active volcano. : AKUTAN
12
Title. : SIR
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Porpoise. : INIA
14
Panting. : AGASP
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Where Brasov is. : ROMANIA
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Lilith's husband. : ADAM
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Wager. : BET
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Town S. E. of Rome. : ASTURA
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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
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Forrestal's job. : SHIPS
38
High Alp. : EIGER
40
Sincerely. : TRULY
42
Roman road. : ITER
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Wearer of four ½ in. gold stripes. : CAPTAIN
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Mountbatten's headquarters. : KANDY
46
Pray: Latin. : ORA
48
Marine. : CORPS
50
Small pieces. : SNIPS
52
Where Taj Mahal is. : AGRA
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U. S. general in China. : CHENNAULT
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Captured New Guinea base. : HOLLANDIA
55
Noted uncle. : SAM
56
Prominent. : SALIENT
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Agitated. : AFRET
59
FBI's bailiwick. : ESPIONAGE
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Harangued. : PERORATED
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Czech river. : HRON
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Sailor: Fr. : MATELOT
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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
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Encore. : BIS
77
Winged insect. : ANT
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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
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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
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Where Tetuan is. : MOROCCO
114
City north of the Po. : MANTUA
115
Foreigners. : ALIENS
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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
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K-9 members. : WAGS
132
Town in Palestine. : DURA
134
Cotton fiber. : LINT
135
Sharp. : TART
137
Food fish. : IDE
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___ 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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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