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New York Times, Sunday, August 20, 1944

Author: Dan Caywood
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.04, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 639 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 69
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 132
Across Down
1. National League team. : BRAVES
7. Major General, 14th Air Force in China. : CHENNAULT
16. Admiral who sank the Scharnhorst. : FRASER
22. Withdraw. : RETIRE
23. Horribly. : HIDEOUSLY
24. Revolve. : ROTATE
25. Deputy Prime Minister of Great Britain. : ATTLEE
26. Native of Yemen. : ARAB
27. Wrench. : TEAR
28. Daughter of Cymbeline. : IMOGEN
29. Capital of Shensi Province. : SIAN
30. Governor Snell’s capital. : SALEM
32. In abeyance. : DORMANT
34. River north of Rome, tributary of Tiber. : NERA
35. Mother of Abraham. : SARAH
37. Danger signal for Nazis. : RED
38. Knave of clubs. : PAM
39. Upward: Prefix. : ANA
40. Honey buzzards. : PERNS
41. Disregard. : OMIT
43. River south of Leningrad. : LOVAT
45. Pith helmet. : TOPI
47. Country with no seaport. : BOLIVIA
51. Connubial. : MARITAL
53. Able to pay. : SOLVENT
58. Obliterated. : ERASED
59. St. ___, Leeward Island. : KITTS
60. Verge. : LIP
62. Any laborer. : TOILER
63. Saltpeter. : NITER
64. Resilient. : LITHE
65. Classified. : RATED
67. Instant. : TRICE
68. Protecting power. : EGIS
69. Refuse. : WASTE
70. Bouquet. : NOSEGAY
72. Mental picture. : IDEA
73. Organ of locomotion. : FIN
74. Periods of time. : WEEKS
75. Prank. : CAPER
76. Unfortunate. : HAPLESS
78. Among. : IN
79. Port in Irak. : BASRA
80. Striped Indian muslin. : DOREA
81. Greek goddess of seasons. : HORAE
82. As stated. : SO
83. Restaurant. : CABARET
85. Animal allied to rhino. : TAPIR
86. Sacred songs. : HYMNS
87. Export from Bolivia. : TIN
88. State: French. : ETAT
89. Clarifies. : REFINES
91. Assumes an attitude. : POSES
92. Facts. : DATA
93. Effort. : NISUS
95. Very firm. : SOLID
96. ___ Mutiny, 1857–58. : SEPOY
97. Indian. : CARIB
98. Convoluted. : COILED
100. Turn to right. : GEE
101. Razor clam. : SOLEN
102. Trade agreement. : CARTEL
103. Celebration of founders of Oxford College. : ENCENIA
105. Slid. : SLIPPED
107. Stratagem. : FINESSE
108. Narrow band. : TAPE
110. Shore bird. : SNIPE
111. Wait for. : BIDE
112. Port below Rome. : GAETA
116. Bantu tongue. : ILA
118. Pen. : STY
119. Tippet. : BOA
120. Faulty. : AMISS
125. Symbolic plant among the Mohammedans. : ALOE
126. Webbed, as duck’s foot. : PALMATE
128. Imperfect diamonds. : BORTS
130. Verbal. : ORAL
131. Gummed label. : PASTER
133. City in Kansas. : IOLA
134. U. S. industrialist. : FORD
135. Eighth. : OCTAVE
137. Island of St. Matthias group taken by Marines. : EMIRAU
138. British Dominions Secretary. : CRANBORNE
140. Solidly based. : ROOTED
141. Sounding. : SONANT
142. Atlantic Coast dweller. : EASTERNER
143. Place of exit. : EGRESS
1. Copper and zinc. : BRASS
2. Networks. : RETIA
3. Essential oil. : ATTAR
4. Old capital of Lithuania. : VILNA
5. Sooner than. : ERE
6. Observes. : SEES
7. Swiss cottage. : CHALET
8. Engaged. : HIRED
9. Dutch cheese. : EDAM
10. Point. : NEB
11. Word of denial. : NO
12. Type of restaurant. : AUTOMAT
13. Employer. : USER
14. Beast of burden. : LLAMA
15. Despot. : TYRANT
16. Fuse partially. : FRIT
17. Gypsy husband. : ROM
18. Make reparation. : ATONE
19. Wiser. : SAGER
20. Everlasting: Poet. : ETERN
21. Rock fish: Var. : RENAS
31. Melody. : ARIA
32. Head of OWI. : DAVIS
33. Chief chamber of a temple. : NAOS
36. Flutter about. : HOVER
38. Ottoman court. : PORTE
40. Flier. : PILOT
42. In the center. : MID
43. Vital machine. : LATHE
44. Japanese base on New Britain. : TALASEA
46. Utensil. : POT
47. Active goodness. : BENEFICENCE
48. True source. : ORIGINATION
49. Basic language. : LATIN
50. Plural suffix. : ISES
51. Hand warmers. : MITTS
52. Liquid measure. : LITER
54. Masculine. : VIRILE
55. Slur over. : ELIDE
56. Compulsions. : NECESSITIES
57. Subversive. : TREASONABLE
59. Aleutian island. : KISKA
61. Wooden pin. : PEG
64. Son of Polonius in Hamlet. : LAERTES
65. Cowboy. : ROPER
66. Part of French West Africa. : DAHOMEY
69. German river, 280 miles to North Sea. : WESER
70. The nostril: Lat. : NARIS
71. Spun wools. : YARNS
74. Conflict. : WAR
75. Contended with. : COPED
77. Dance step. : PAS
79. Springboard. : BATULE
80. Secretary of the Navy, 1917. : DANIELS
81. Grade of green tea. : HYSON
84. Fundamental. : BASIC
85. Covers with clay blocks. : TILES
86. Anticipated. : HOPED
87. Sweet cakes. : TARTS
90. Heavy mist. : FOG
91. Volcano on Martinique. : PELEE
92. Attempt. : DARE
94. Wagnerian character. : SENTA
96. Saturated. : SOPPY
97. Seaport on Crete. : CANEA
99. Through: Prefix. : DIA
101. Petty malice. : SPITE
102. Spanish hero. : CID
104. Base at Samoa. : APIA
106. Immediate. : INSTANT
107. Decree. : FIAT
109. Island group north of Fiji. : ELLICE
111. Frontier. : BORDER
112. Opens. : GAPES
113. Where Davy Crockett died, 1836. : ALAMO
114. Red dyestuff. : EOSIN
115. Four: Comb. form. : TETRA
117. Talmud rabbi. : AMORA
119. Carried. : BORNE
121. Source of power. : MOTOR
122. Very angry. : IRATE
123. Hoards. : SAVES
124. Winter vehicles. : SLEDS
126. 500-mile Danube tributary, crossed by Reds. : PRUT
127. Expression of dismay. : ALAS
128. Inherited. : BORN
129. Peeved. : SORE
132. Bring forth young. : EAN
134. In place of. : FOR
136. Tooth. : COG
139. Have existence. : BE

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 56 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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