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FOR GLOBAL STRATEGISTS

New York Times, Sunday, August 1, 1943

Author: Bert Storey
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 615 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 166, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 83
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 77
Across Down
1. Jap base on south shore of New Britain. : GASMATA
8. Senator Bankhead's home State. : ALABAMA
15. Macassar is this island's capital. : CELEBES
22. Equatorial republic that gave U.S. Pacific bases. : ECUADOR
23. Desert convoy. : CARAVAN
24. Samuel Francis Smith's famous hymn. : AMERICA
25. Italian province near Naples. : SALERNO
26. World's highest point. : EVEREST
27. Commander of the U.S. Tenth Air Force. : BISSELL
28. Shortened name for famous Egyptian king. : TUT
29. Persian lord of infernal regions. : YIMA
31. Stomachic acidity. : ACOR
32. Tristram's beloved in Tennyson's opera. : ISOLT
34. Small child. : TOT
35. Human frailty. : ADAM
37. Prospero's savage slave. : CALIBAN
39. Lower classman at West Point. : PLEBE
40. Feminine Russian name. : OLGA
41. Economic condition caused by inflation. : PANIC
43. Great Irish clan in Ireland. : SIOL
44. Inscribed Greek pillars. : STELES
46. Native of Dutch Harbor. : ALEUT
47. French isle of maritime law fame. : OLERON
49. Bubble found in glass. : BLEB
51. Roman highway. : ITER
52. View beforehand. : PRESEE
53. Provide with opportunity. : ENABLE
55. Amorous glances. : OGLES
57. Wrap-around garment of Hindu women. : SARI
58. ___ transit gloria mundi. : SIC
61. He said, "Every day in every way I grow better and better." : COUE
62. Bomb-blasted town where Joan of Arc died. : ROUEN
63. Route carrying most lend-lease material. : ATLANTIC
67. Person given to sarcasm. : IRONIST
69. Arabian guitar. : KITAR
70. Vase mat. : DOILY
71. Prime Minister Smuts' Dominion: Abbr. : USA
72. Arabian jasmines. : BELAS
73. Objective. : TARGET
75. The earth. : TERRA
76. English mosquito. : GNAT
77. Runaway bride-to-be. : ELOPER
79. Nominee for Vice President, 1920. : ROOSEVELT
81. Journalist. : SCRIBE
83. Spread with destructive effect. : RAGE
84. Name meaning a javelin (or protector) of property. : EDGAR
86. Middle. : MESIAL
88. Upright piece of a step. : RISER
89. Guest house. : INN
90. Physically or materially strong. : STOUT
91. Where Takali field is. : MALTA
92. Not active. : INAGILE
94. South Australian capital. : ADELAIDE
96. A book of the largest kind. : FOLIO
97. Main story. : PLOT
98. South African underground stream. : AAR
99. Light-colored native of Nippon. : AINO
100. Biblical captain who routed the Canaanites. : BARAK
101. Snapping beetle. : ELATER
103. Old name of modern Izmir, Turkey. : SMYRNA
106. Chief centers of important activity. : HUBS
107. U.S. air base near Kiska. : ATTU
109. Word of mouth bettor: racing slang. : ORALER
113. Palace. : COURT
114. Long-legged bird of sandpiper family. : CURLEW
116. Subtle aroma of flowers. : AURA
118. "The world is a vast ___ of strife."—J. M. Mason. : SCENE
119. Fresh and lively. : RACY
120. French city devastated by "block-busters." : LILLE
121. Intoxicated. : EBRIATE
124. Minor Siamese pewter coins. : ATTS
125. Striped camel hair fabric. : ABA
126. Valid reason or ground. : TITLE
127. Timber tree of Argentina. : TALA
128. Secretary of the Interior, 1913–20. : LANE
130. Small ostrich plume. : TIP
131. Palanquin traveler's clothes box: India. : PITARAH
133. Sicilian west coast naval and seaplane base. : TRAPANI
136. General blamed by Il Duce for Italian disaster in Africa. : BASTICO
138. Light cotton dress fabric. : ETAMINE
139. Canadian capital city. : TORONTO
140. The Pallas' sand grouse. : ATTAGEN
141. Person revoking. : RENEGER
142. Forsake. : ABANDON
143. Islands southeast of Puerto Rico. : LEEWARD
1. Himmler's infamous henchmen. : GESTAPO
2. Tailless. : ACAUDAL
3. Turkish-style gown worn about 1700. : SULTANE
4. She gave her name to a life preserver. : MAE
5. Thirsty. : ADRY
6. Medicinal "bracer." : TONIC
7. Agreeable odors. : AROMAS
8. Outstander. : ACE
9. Capable of being washed. : LAVABLE
10. Genus of tropical palms. : ARECA
11. Noblemen. : BARONS
12. Affirm with confidence. : AVER
13. Italian torpedo boat. : MAS
14. Twin West Indies island groups. : ANTILLES
15. Oriental skewer-roasted meat. : CABOBS
16. ___ Zola. : EMILE
17. For fear that. : LEST
18. The bitter vetch. : ERS
19. Deerskin jackets used by Apache women. : BIETLES
20. Bucolic poem. : ECLOGUE
21. Undergo sudden change. : SALTATE
30. Nourishing. : ALIBLE
33. Nostradamus. : SEER
36. Entangle. : MIRE
38. Girl won by Hercules in an archery contest. : IOLE
39. Indian of a Guatemalan tribe. : PETEN
40. The liquid part of fat. : OLEIN
42. Laconic. : CONCISE
45. Kiln for drying roofing plates. : TILER
46. An orderly collection. : ARRAY
48. Old Greek temple. : NAOS
50. Constellation containing Arcturus. : BOOTES
52. Giant slain by Athena. : PALLAS
54. Rifle stock. : BUTT
56. President Ubico's country. : GUATEMALA
57. Public disturbance. : STIR
58. Where Omsk is. : SIBERIA
59. Country of which Douglas Hyde is President. : IRELAND
60. Blasted birthplace of Nazi submarine parts. : COLOGNE
62. Austerity. : RIGOR
63. Great arterial trunk. : AORTA
64. "Springboard" of Allied invaders. : TUNISIA
65. Dominican port settled by Columbus. : ISABELA
66. Steward. : CATERER
68. Scruff. : NAPE
69. Native of Sava River area: Var. : KROAT
70. Shepherdess in Vergil's "Eclogues." : DELIA
74. Expostulate. : ARGUE
75. Libretto: Music. : TESTO
76. Small person or creature. : GRIG
78. Sensitive ocular membrane. : RETINA
80. ___ Kikinda, part of Yugoslavia. : VELIKA
82. Shell holes. : CRATERS
85. Person simple-mindedly unaware of new ideas: Colloq. : DODO
87. Feminine name. : LILA
90. Man of God. : SAINT
91. Layer of first submarine cable, 1851. : MORSE
93. Sicilian commune near Syracuse. : NOTO
95. Boy's nickname. : LARRY
96. Apologue. : FABLE
97. More than one. : PLURAL
100. Farcical play set to music. : BURLETTA
101. Vanity case. : ETUI
102. Biblical term meaning "fool." : RACA
103. Apparatus used in leveling airfields. : SCRAPER
104. Ancient dweller east of the Dead Sea. : MOABITE
105. Central American peninsula. : YUCATAN
106. U.S. Cabinet member. : HULL
108. Naval base near Grottaglie airdrome. : TARANTO
110. Italian stretcher or litter. : LETTIGA
111. Decoy or allurement. : ENTICER
112. Answer. : RESPOND
114. Greek lyre-like instrument. : CITHER
115. Implement of war. : WEAPON
117. Moorish kettledrum. : ATABAL
120. Climbing plant. : LIANE
122. Suave. : BLAND
123. Maternal relative. : ENATE
126. In good condition. : TRIG
127. Ancient capital of Irish monarchs. : TARA
129. Princely house of Italy. : ESTE
132. Prehistoric shaping core. : AME
134. Syrup made by boiling ripe fruit juice. : ROB
135. Son of Apollo and Creusa. : ION
137. Game at marbles. : TAW

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 72 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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