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WITH CLUES FROM THE DAY'S NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, August 2, 1942

Author:
Charles Erlenkotter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 670 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 131 Grid has diagonal symmetry.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 25
Across
1. Painful sensation. : SMART
6. Pasture grass of Western United States. : GRAMA
11. Emits in puffs. : PLUFFS
17. Inappropriately named American admiral. : LAND
21. Healthier. : HALER
22. Resister of government authority. : REBEL
23. Small stream. : RUNLET
24. Product of length by breadth. : AREA
25. Got up. : AROSE
26. Shorten a word. : APOSTROPHIZE
28. Small salamander. : NEWT
29. Gain. : WIN
30. Location of a great engineering feat. : PANAMA
32. Former president of Harvard. : ELIOT
33. Extending a short distance below the surface: Geol. : VADOSE
35. New York City personage. : LAGUARDIA
37. Soft: Italian. : PIANO
38. Elflike creature. : PERI
39. Curl the lip. : SNEER
40. Forwarded. : SENT
41. Region in Turkey and Persia. : KURDISTAN
46. Scene of "Maine" disaster, Feb. 15, 1898. : HAVANA
49. Obsolete custom of Hindu widows. : SUTTEE
51. Famous British warship. : HOOD
52. "Herb of grace."—Hamlet. : RUE
53. Plants that grow upwards. : ANOGENS
55. "Squat like a ___, close at the ear of Eve."—Paradise Lost. : TOAD
56. Measured by the sun. : SOLAR
58. "The last long ___." : MILE
59. Amassed. : PILED
60. Pen for turtles. : CRAWL
62. Public meeting places. : FORA
63. Made equal. : EVENED
65. Positive. : PLUS
66. First admiral. : NOAH
67. Noted institute of engineering. : STEVENS
70. The flower. : ELITE
71. Not quite 50c in Japan. : YEN
72. Breezy dial. : AIRISH
74. Sieg ___. : HEIL
75. Manoeuvred an airplane. : PILOTED
77. Rang. : TOLLED
79. White poplar. : ABELE
81. Seaport of Belgian Congo. : BANANA
82. Large casks. : TIERCES
84. Appropriately named American general. : DRUM
85. More acidulous. : TARTER
87. Gipsy. : ROM
90. Simplest known animal. : AMEBA
91. Cavalry officers' arms. : SABRES
93. City, once French, then German, then French, now German. : METZ
94. Result of air raid. : FIRE
95. More nimble. : SPRIER
97. Metal. : IRON
98. You can't do this to F. D. R. without his permission. : QUOTE
100. A pond: South African. : PLAAT
101. Outfit. : SUIT
102. First name of the head of OWI. : ELMER
104. "The smallest worm will ___."—King Henry VI. : TURN
105. Unsettle. : DERANGE
107. Sea eagle. : ERN
108. Idea: comb. form. : IDEO
109. "A soldier full of ___ oaths."—As You Like It. : STRANGE
112. Privations. : LOSSES
113. Residences of diplomats. : LEGATIONS
116. He dropped in on the English. : HESS
117. Utterance. : VOICE
119. Plant. : FERN
120. Mr. Heep. : URIAH
122. Ceiling maker. : HENDERSON
126. French marshal in World War I. : JOFFRE
129. Alter. : EMEND
130. Throws. : TOSSES
131. Exist. : ARE
132. Solo. : ARIA
133. Adequate. : COMMENSURATE
136. "Come unto these yellow ___."—The Tempest. : SANDS
138. One of Caesar's three famous words. : VENI
139. Pilfer. : THIEVE
140. Victim of Charlotte Corday. : MARAT
141. Small chorus. : OCTET
142. City in Massachusetts. : AYER
143. Anything that unites. : SOLDER
144. Mimickers. : APERS
145. Brings up. : REARS
Down
1. Gandhi's dinner jacket. : SHAWL
2. Character in "Twelfth Night." : MARIA
3. With. : ALONG
4. Legal matter. : RES
5. Operated on the skull. : TREPANNED
6. Rio ___. : GRANDE
7. Restores. : REPAIRS
8. Ringed boa. : ABOMA
9. Tableland. : MESA
10. Singing voice. : ALT
11. Elongated. : PROLATE
12. Blue flower: var. : LUPIN
13. Open. : UNHOOK
14. Dart. : FLIT
15. Capital of French Morocco. : FEZ
16. Dock worker. : STEVEDORE
17. Head of O. C. D. : LANDIS
18. Martian: comb. form. : AREO
19. Intelligence. : NEWS
20. Staple food in Northern Africa. : DATE
27. Held back. : REINED
31. Pertaining to planet Mars. : AREAN
34. Condition of Libyan terrain. : ARID
36. Customs. : USAGES
37. Leaves. : PETALS
38. Kind of vessel. : PROA
40. Pack. : STOW
42. Prussian lancer. : UHLAN
43. Believers in threefold religious divinity. : TRINITARIANS
44. Greek flute player. : AULETE
45. Lacked. : NEEDED
46. "A world of ___ days."—King Richard III. : HAPPY
47. Weak minded. : ANILE
48. Offering without compulsion. : VOLUNTEERING
50. American Indians. : UTAHS
54. Criticizes severely. : SCORES
56. Assembly. : SOVIET
57. City on Russian battle line. : OREL
58. Fruit. : MELON
61. What wardens watch for. : RAID
62. Sensation. : FEEL
64. Palatal. : VELAR
66. Its source is Lake Victoria. : NILE
68. Topic. : THEME
69. Wearing gaiters. : SPATTED
72. Suborder of birds. : ALCAE
73. Ports. : HARBORS
76. Feminine name. : INEZ
78. Path. : ORBIT
80. Cauterize. : BURN
81. ___ Harte. : BRET
82. Corn silk. : TASSEL
83. Adulterated. : IMPURE
84. Challenge. : DARE
86. Between. : AMONG
88. Organ stop. : ORAGE
89. Apportions. : METES
91. English ex-Cabinet Minister. : SIMON
92. Game. : SQUASH
94. Rock changed by pressure. : FLASER
96. Changes an address. : REDIRECTS
99. Vases. : URNS
100. Issuer of legal writs. : PROCESSOR
103. Given name of 122 across. : LEON
104. "The grass stoops not, she ___ on it so light."—Venus and Adonis. : TREADS
106. Strike out. : ELIDE
108. Passage. : ITER
110. More diluted. : THINNER
111. Celestial body: obs. : EVESTAR
114. Business. : AFFAIR
115. Recapitulated. : SUMMED
118. Attacks. : ONSETS
121. Pass a rope through a hole. : REEVE
122. British Secretary of State for India, 1931. : HOARE
123. Children's friend. : SANTA
124. The new ___. : ORDER
125. Aerial homes. : NESTS
126. Conquered Dutch possession. : JAVA
127. Full of crude metal. : OREY
128. Penalty. : FINE
129. Mr. Ludwig. : EMIL
130. Carriage. : TRAP
134. Exclamation. : OHO
135. Hindu goddess. : UMA
137. High card. : ACE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 119 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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