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WITH CLUES FROM THE RATIONING BOARD

New York Times, Sunday, July 5, 1942

Author: Charles Kuhls
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 653 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 130
Charles Kuhls has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
PS notes: Original 131-Across clue had "602?661" in the parentheses; added an en dash after the question mark.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 21
Across Down
1. Rationed product. : RUBBER
7. Horned vipers. : ASPS
11. Star in Lyra. : VEGA
15. Production boss. : NELSON
21. New York Indian. : ONEIDA
22. Defenders of London. : SPITFIRES
24. Glide away. : ELAPSE
25. Author of Areopagitica. : MILTON
26. Bomber. : HURRICANE
27. Polishing material. : PUMICE
28. Legume. : POD
29. Mother. : MATER
31. Genus of ducks. : ANAS
32. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
34. "To mend it or be ___ on 't."—Macbeth. : RID
35. Highest notes. : ELAS
37. 1/10 sen in Japan. : RIN
38. Cubic meters. : STERES
40. Green garnet. : OLIVINE
42. Pottery dish. : RAMEKIN
44. Litigants. : SUERS
45. "Man and nature scorn the shocking ___."—Holmes. : HAT
47. Balloted. : VOTED
48. East Indian starch-root. : PIA
49. Swampy. : BOGGY
50. Commander of a regiment. : COLONEL
52. Filibegs. : KILTS
55. War zone peninsula. : MALAY
56. Cathedral city of Italy. : MODENA
57. Tributary of the Elbe. : EGER
61. Fresh-water fish. : IDE
62. Inspector of weights and measures. : SEALER
64. Companion: colloq. : PAL
65. Fabrics. : REPS
67. Islands near New Guinea. : ARU
68. "___ of us liveth to himself."—Romans, xiv, 7. : NONE
70. Domei news. : LIES
71. Beds of straw. : PALLETS
73. Recreate. : AMUSE
75. Faint lights. : GLIMMERS
77. Transcribers. : COPIERS
78. Blue pigments. : SMALTS
79. Relative. : NIECE
80. They're "semper fidelis." : MARINES
81. American colonizer. : BOONE
82. Narrow molding. : REGLET
84. USO cafe. : CANTEEN
85. Kanaka. : HAWAIIAN
88. Plume. : EGRET
89. Snakebirds. : DARTERS
90. Law of Moses. : TORA
91. Salt tree. : ATLE
92. Eucharist vessel. : AMA
93. Observed. : SEEN
95. "___ longa, vita brevis." : ARS
96. Treacherous persons. : VIPERS
98. Greek Aurora. : EOS
99. "And rail'd on ___ fortune in good terms."—As You Like It. : LADY
101. Eastern Asiatics. : TATARS
103. A captive people. : DANES
104. Fields. : ACRES
106. Country named after an Italian navigator. : AMERICA
108. Pierced. : GORED
109. Belgian commune. : SPA
110. MacArthur's former antagonist. : HOMMA
113. Old French coin. : ECU
114. Attican townships. : DEMES
115. Nazi snoopers. : GESTAPO
119. Accumulates. : AMASSES
121. Panoramic. : SCENIC
123. "We don't give bread ___ fishball."—Lane. : ONE
124. Graduated set of organ pipes. : STOP
125. Buddhist sect in Japan. : ZEN
126. Gratify. : SATE
128. "___ covenants of peace."—Wilson. : OPEN
129. Portions of horn tissue. : SCURS
131. "The Lion of God." (602?–661). : ALI
132. Bring to light. : ELICIT
134. Title of Eastern prince. : MAHARAJAH
137. Star in Draconis. : ETAMIN
139. Experience again. : RELIVE
140. Repetitious. : ITERATIVE
141. Literally, an assembly of old men. : SENATE
142. Ancient Greek coin. : STATER
143. Frozen item in our budget. : RENT
144. Ancestor of the Hebrews. : EBER
145. Having thorns. : SPINED
1. Frolicker. : ROMPER
2. Genus of grasses, the sand binders. : UNIOLA
3. Grandmother. : BELDAM
4. One's contribution to a cause. : BIT
5. Biblical kingdom. : EDOM
6. Frog farms. : RANARIA
7. Gray. : ASHEN
8. Hasten. : SPUR
9. Mohammedan saint. : PIR
10. Art of war. : STRATEGY
11. Substitute clergymen. : VICARS
12. Rub out. : ERASE
13. Commanding officer: abbr. : GEN
14. Afloat. : ASEA
15. Country of the Gurkhas. : NEPAL
16. Impalpable. : ELUSIVE
17. Flee: slang. : LAM
18. "And stab my ___ broad awake."—Stevenson. : SPIRIT
19. Relating to the singing birds. : OSCINE
20. "All are ___ by each one."—Emerson. : NEEDED
23. Showy clothes. : FINERY
30. Vital war material. : TIN
33. Knots at the end of Spanish lariats. : BOTONES
36. Ancient Irish clan. : SEPT
38. Rationed food. : SUGAR
39. Not barefoot. : SHOD
41. Meadow mouse. : VOLE
43. "The sure, sweet cement, glue and lime of love."—Herrick. : KISS
44. Flatfishes. : SOLES
46. Malta has had 2,300 of these. : ALERTS
49. Large packages. : BALES
50. Maiden. : COLLEEN
51. Siesta. : NAP
52. Prime Minister of Canada. : KING
53. Heathen deity. : IDOL
54. Former capital of Russia. : LENINGRAD
55. Civic officer: Fr. : MAIRE
56. Mechlin lace. : MALINES
58. Nazi district leader. : GAULEITER
59. Formerly. : ERST
60. Regrets. : RUES
63. Chosen. : ELECT
64. Papers: Fr. : PAPIERS
66. Where Pago Pago is. : SAMOA
69. Zola's praenomen. : EMILE
71. Luggage carriers. : PORTERS
72. Vicia orobus. : ERS
74. Violent desire. : MANIA
76. Encounters. : MEETS
77. Spanish liquid measure. : CANTARA
78. Cavalryman of India. : SOWAR
80. Impair. : MAR
81. Opens to view. : BARES
82. Actually being. : REAL
83. Humorous contraction of enigma. : EGMA
84. Having oblique surfaces. : CANTIC
85. Cherished a desire. : HOPED
86. Drug plant. : ALOE
87. Promontory. : NESS
89. Most beloved. : DEAREST
90. Prongs. : TINES
94. Summer: Fr. : ETE
96. Seaweed. : VAREC
97. Military trenches. : SAPS
100. Edible tuberous roots. : YAMS
102. Classical pin to fasten the hair. : ACUS
103. Exercise control. : DOMINATE
105. Spiteful women. : CATS
107. Voluminous. : MASSIVE
108. Classifications. : GENERA
109. Female crystal gazer. : SEERESS
110. Practical jokers. : HAZERS
111. Dish of eggs. : OMELET
112. City captured by Nipponese. : MANILA
114. "Ere thou from hence ___."—Milton. : DEPART
115. Ox-headed antelope. : GNU
116. Cossack chief. : ATAMAN
117. Courteous. : POLITE
118. Supposed. : OPINED
120. Diner. : EATER
122. Surname indicating descent from Aaron. : COHEN
123. Ferruginous clay. : OCHER
127. Arabian ruler. : EMIR
129. "___ for victory." : SAVE
130. Small distance. : STEP
133. Townsman. : CIT
135. Misshapen hag in "Faerie Queene." : ATE
136. Triangular sail. : JIB
138. Black bird. : ANI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 124 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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