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WITH CLUES FROM THE WEEK'S NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, August 16, 1942

Author:
Jack Luzzato
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 657 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 127
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Byline was spelled "Luzzato" in original; left it that way. In 117-Down clue, added accents over final "e"s in "Liberté" and "Fraternité."

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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 27
Across
1. Democracy at work. : AMERICA
8. Locale. : SETTING
15. Allotted share. : RATION
21. New native against the Axis. : MEXICAN
22. Supervise. : OVERSEE
23. Democratic chooser. : ELECTOR
25. Fat. : ADIPOSE
26. Vital islands east of New Guinea. : SOLOMON
27. British colony near Gulf of Guinea. : NIGERIA
28. The lily of France. : LIS
29. Dickens heartbreaker. : NELL
31. Guinea pig. : CAVY
32. Swordsman's steels. : EPEES
34. Questioner of Balaam. : ASS
35. "Tell it not in ___."—Samuel. : GATH
37. Sailor's diet. : SEAFARE
39. Molotoff's pseudonym. : BROWN
40. Black cuckoos. : ANIS
41. Monkshood. : ATEES
43. Caledonian. : SCOT
44. "Who ___ my purse, ___ trash."—Othello. : STEALS
46. Mediterranean two-master. : SETEE
47. Doctor. : MEDICO
49. Very: French. : TRES
51. Like Anderson's cygnet among ducklings. : UGLY
52. Powers. : VIGORS
53. Breakwater for the Nazi tide. : RUSSIA
55. Transparent sheet. : PANE
57. Calm. : POISE
59. French friend. : AMI
62. Baby powder. : TALC
63. Admiral of Pacific Fleet. : NIMITZ
65. South African mongooselike pet. : MEERKAT
69. Jap island group near Guam. : MARIANA
71. Cavils. : CARPS
72. Black hues. : EBONS
74. Shade. : HUE
75. French harbor. : BREST
76. Spoken. : VERBAL
78. Contemporary of Moses. : AARON
79. "I ___ that I eat, get that I wear."—As You Like It. : EARN
80. More slickly suave. : OILIER
82. The Terror of Japan. : DOOLITTLE
84. "___ temps, ___ moeurs." : AUTRES
86. Greenland Eskimos. : ITAS
87. Sour of flavor. : ACERB
89. Criminals. : FELONS
91. Size of tea leaves. : PEKOE
92. Girl's nickname. : NAN
93. Expiate. : ATONE
94. Boneless slice. : FILET
95. Carbolic acids. : PHENOLS
97. Aldehyde sugars. : ALDOSES
99. Essayist associate of Addison. : STEELE
101. Symbol of Britain. : LION
102. Old campaigner. : VET
103. Jousts. : TILTS
105. "Well-written life is almost as ___ as a well-spent one."—Carlyle. : RARE
106. Dish made with bread crumbs. : PANADA
108. Turkish military commanders. : PASHAS
111. Allowance for waste. : TRET
113. British export to Germany. : RAID
115. Ancient Persian king. : XERXES
119. Tree used for paper pulp. : ASPEN
120. Great lake in Southeastern Africa. : NYASSA
122. "'Tis not so ___ as a well." : DEEP
124. ___ Suarez. : DIEGO
125. East Indian forage grass. : USAR
126. Cinemas. : FILMS
127. Bit of candy. : GUMDROP
130. Sea east of the Caspian. : ARAL
131. Word play. : PUN
132. Friend: Redskin greeting. : NETOP
133. Bombed Italian port. : BARI
134. Order. : SORT
136. Hoary with time. : OLD
137. Arab chieftaincy. : EMIRATE
139. Incarnation. : AVATARA
142. Three brothers of Roman legend. : HORATII
144. Continuer. : RESUMER
145. Withdrawal. : RETIRAL
146. Black hard rubber. : EBONITE
147. Tatters. : SHREDS
148. Checkerwork, in Freemasonry. : TESSELS
149. Sherlock Holmes. : DEDUCER
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1. Mixture. : AMALGAM
2. Negotiate between. : MEDIATE
3. Lived. : EXISTED
4. Tear. : RIP
5. Image. : ICON
6. "Circumstances alter ___."—T. C. Haliburton. : CASES
7. Anoints. : ANELES
8. Distress call. : SOS
9. Summon forth: rare. : EVOCATE
10. Pertaining to tissue. : TELAR
11. Lucky finds. : TROVES
12. Doctrinaire. : ISMY
13. Devotee of novelty. : NEO
14. High-ranking officer. : GENERAL
15. Freshens. : RENEWS
16. Registered foreigner. : ALIEN
17. Sheep in their second year. : TEGS
18. Jewels: slang. : ICE
19. Strait joining Adriatic with Mediterranean. : OTRANTO
20. Louder. : NOISIER
24. Javanese civets. : RASSES
30. Pertaining to milk. : LACTIC
33. Coral animal. : POLYP
36. Inheritor. : HEIR
38. Public assemblies. : FORA
39. Father. : BEGET
40. Sick excuse in English universities. : AEGER
42. Shield-shaped. : SCUTATE
45. French colony eyed by Italy. : TUNIS
46. Sixes on dice. : SISES
48. Suffix for polysaccharides. : OSAN
50. Winding. : SPIRAL
52. Once care-free capital. : VIENNA
54. Teuton's foe. : SLAV
56. Part of a plane detector. : AMPLIFIER
58. Herman Melville novel, after "Typee." : OMOO
59. Dutch Moluccan isle. : AMBOINA
60. Conjugal. : MARITAL
61. A. E. F. destination. : IRELAND
63. Plutocrat. : NABOB
64. Fanatic. : ZEALOT
66. Titanic Russian battlefield. : KHARKOV
67. Halo. : AUREOLE
68. Most keyed up. : TENSEST
70. Egyptian goddess. : ISIS
71. Amounts of ten million rupees. : CRORES
73. British light machine gun. : BREN
77. A modern Anthony. : EDEN
78. Tamarisk salt tree. : ATLEE
79. Giant: obs. : ETEN
81. Badgerlike animals of India. : RATELS
83. Bank clerk. : TELLER
85. Stood upright. : UPENDED
88. Ceiling price. : COST
90. Fall of a plane. : SPIN
93. Continental native. : ASIAN
94. Deeds of prowess. : FEATS
96. Deception. : HOAX
98. "When a lady's in the case . . . all ___ things give place."—Gay. : OTHER
100. Ringlet. : TRESS
101. Stevedores. : LADERS
104. Kind of fountain pen. : STYLO
106. Varicolored. : PIED
107. Operatic air. : ARIA
108. Poverty's child. : PAUPER
109. Takes for granted. : ASSUMES
110. Contestants in a recent civil war. : SPANISH
112. Bulwark. : RAMPART
114. Ernest King's rank. : ADMIRAL
116. Dry: medical term. : XEROTIC
117. "Liberté, ___, Fraternité!" : EGALITE
118. Doughboy. : SOLDIER
120. Treats with acid. : NITERS
121. West Indian pea trees. : AGATIS
123. Belittled. : POOHED
126. Gave a festival. : FETED
128. South American arrow poison. : URARE
129. Investigation. : PROBE
132. Designate. : NAME
133. Only mammals capable of true flight. : BATS
135. Walked. : TROD
138. Capek's play about robots. : RUR
140. Victory symbol. : VEE
141. Indian mulberries. : ALS
143. Babylonian sky god. : ANU

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 121 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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