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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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© 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
1. 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, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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