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WORDS THE WORLD OVER

New York Times, Sunday, August 12, 1945

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 168, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 60
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In 62-Down clue, added accent over "a" in "Vis-à-vis."

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C
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B
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H
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L
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R
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C
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D
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R
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W
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R
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P
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B
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L
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C
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E
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H
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T
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A
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M
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 183
Across
1
Former Spanish kingdom. : CASTILE
8
Fronts. : FACADES
15
Where New Providence is. : BAHAMAS
22
Scorpion's Heart. : ANTARES
23
Shifty. : EVASIVE
24
Tasteful. : ELEGANT
25
Coordinated artillery fire. : BARRAGE
26
Crustacean. : LOBSTER
27
Obtruder. : IMPOSER
28
Wine vessel. : AMA
29
Entrance to New York's inner bay. : NARROWS
31
Turkish shawls. : ANGORAS
33
A friend in law. : AMI
34
U. S. destroyer. : REID
36
Emblem of Great Britain. : LION
37
They lay green eggs. : EMUS
38
Harvest. : CROP
39
Park in Colorado. : ESTES
41
Son of Usnech. : NOISE
44
Peculiarity. : TRAIT
46
Author of Home, Sweet Home. : PAYNE
47
Tried. : TESTED
49
Disinfectant. : DEODORANT
51
Drawn up in formation. : RANKED
52
Obstacle to LST's. : REEF
54
Prompt. : SUGGEST
55
Moslem of Mindanao. : MORO
56
Leytean town taken by MacArthur. : PALOMPON
60
Biblical word—a pause. : SELAH
61
Ship's plane-launching device. : CATAPULT
65
Mountains in Kirghiz republic. : ALAI
66
Booby ___. : TRAP
68
Brother of Osiris. : SET
69
Well-known Scottie. : FALA
70
Unicorn fish. : UNIE
71
Latvian. : LETT
72
He said: "If this be treason, make the most of it." : HENRY
74
Spanish relays of horses. : REMUDAS
76
Samoan gesture dance. : SIVA
77
A core or form. : AME
78
White of egg. : GLAIR
80
Ahead: Golf. : DORMY
81
Heart: Anat. : COR
82
Take heed. : WARE
84
Corner stones. : COIGNES
86
Heroic U. S. cruiser. : BOISE
88
___ Island. : LONG
89
Genus of ducks. : ANAS
90
___ Cavalieri, prima donna. : LINA
91
Child: Comb. form. : PED
93
Fate of aggressor nations. : RUIN
94
Silk. : ERIA
95
Kiangsi base in battle zone. : NANCHANG
97
Ancient Near-Eastern people. : HURRI
99
Where Apra is. : MARIANAS
101
British field marshal, World War I. : HAIG
102
Balkan allies of Germany. : BULGARS
104
Teutonic demi-goddess. : NORN
105
Deprive of weapons. : DISARM
108
U. S. brigadier general. : ROOSEVELT
110
Roomer. : LODGER
114
Lifeless. : INERT
115
Fabric resembling velvet. : PANNE
116
One of 1,150,000,000. : ASIAN
118
Resolution. : NERVE
119
Egyptian skink. : ADDA
120
Feminine name. : MINA
121
"Necessity, the tyrant's ___."—Milton. : PLEA
123
Dance. : REEL
124
Yellow ochre. : SIL
125
Counterpoise. : BALANCE
128
Truman's emissary to Moscow. : HOPKINS
131
English festival. : ALE
132
Garment makers. : TAILORS
134
Resembling an animal. : ZEBRINE
136
Port north of Berlin. : STETTIN
138
International agreement. : ENTENTE
139
Filled with interstices. : AREOLAR
140
Sagacious. : SAPIENT
141
Of the religion of ancient Persians. : MAZDEAN
142
Homilies. : SERMONS
143
Jewish brotherhood. : ESSENES
Down
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Night club. : CABARET
2
Native of Cochin China. : ANAMESE
3
___ Settlements. : STRAITS
4
Oriental lute. : TAR
5
Where Teheran is. : IRAN
6
Authorized. : LEGAL
7
Alkaloid used in eye drops. : ESERIN
8
Crimes graver than misdemeanors. : FELONIES
9
Declare. : AVOW
10
Fiacres. : CABS
11
Kiang. : ASS
12
Devil's-tree. : DITA
13
Two heads, or two tails. : EVEN
14
Three-striper. : SERGEANT
15
Scene of Arab-French strain. : BEIRUT
16
Egyptian dancing girls. : ALMAS
17
Cries of drill sergeants. : HEPS
18
Gone by. : AGO
19
First President of Czechoslovak Republic. : MASARYK
20
Windflower. : ANEMONE
21
Design of Uncle Sam's pants. : STRIPED
30
Crucifix. : ROOD
32
Neglect. : OMIT
35
U. S. war production center. : DETROIT
38
Second brightest fixed star. : CANOPUS
40
Appear. : SEEM
42
Under: Fr. : SOUS
43
Cutting sides. : EDGES
44
Negotiated. : TREATED
45
Reckless. : RASH
46
East mouth of Amazon. : PARA
48
Kind of bomb. : DEPTH
50
Flirtatious one. : OGLER
51
Hurdy-gurdies. : ROTAS
53
Preceding. : FOREGOING
55
East Indian native. : MALAYSIAN
56
Philippine island. : PALAWAN
57
Spanish dance. : ALEMANA
58
Cathedral church of Rome. : LATERAN
59
China's "Southern Range" mountains. : NANLING
61
Tin-white metal. : CADMIUM
62
Vis-à-vis of British lion. : UNICORN
63
Russian-controlled Baltic province. : LIVONIA
64
Weapon of the riot squad. : TEARGAS
67
Suburb of Warsaw. : PRAGA
69
Contagious enthusiasm. : FUROR
73
Shang dynasty, 1401 B. C. : YIN
75
Riotous crowd. : MOB
79
Ill-fated British battleship. : REPULSE
83
Ancient Greek altar. : ESCHARA
84
Demand as due. : CLAIM
85
Twilled fabric. : SERGE
87
Record for service. : ENROL
88
Heroic swimmer. : LEANDER
92
River between Hungary and Yugoslavia. : DRAVA
96
Admiral of U. S. Asiatic Fleet Dec. 7, 1941. : HART
97
Gulf of North Coral Sea. : HUON
98
Angers. : IRES
100
___ Gate. : IRON
102
Lucky strikes. : BONANZAS
103
Pantofles. : SLIPPERS
105
Interval in music. : DIASTEM
106
U. S. battleship. : INDIANA
107
Bohemian city. : SEDLITZ
108
Indian prince. : RANA
109
Speak. : TALK
111
Magnify. : GREATEN
112
Feminine name. : EVELINE
113
Softens in temper. : RELENTS
115
Site of Skoda arms works. : PILSEN
117
River east of Dresden. : NEISSE
120
Feminine name: It. : MARTA
122
Brazilian tapirs. : ANTAS
125
Algerian seaport. : BONE
126
Seal with wax. : CERE
127
Eponymous ancestor of the Hebrews. : EBER
128
Seaport in Hawaii. : HILO
129
Of a South American tribe. : ONAN
130
Old-World lizard. : SEPS
133
Guided. : LED
135
Gypsy husband. : ROM
137
British school emblem. : TIE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 51 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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