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WITH HEADLINES FROM THE WAR MAPS

New York Times, Sunday, August 23, 1942

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 607 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 156, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 133
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 9-Down clue had acute accent over first "a" in "à la "; changed it to grave accent.

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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 28
Across
1
Fallen European capital. : WARSAW
7
Hawaiian island. : MOLOKAI
14
Central Philippine island. : MASBATE
21
Fascist colony now in Allied hands. : ERITREA
23
Component. : ELEMENT
24
Important island of British West Indies. : ANTIGUA
25
Assemblies of elders. : SENATES
26
Genus of herbaceous plants. : LOBELIA
27
British news agency. : REUTERS
28
Dress. : TOG
29
Fighting plane of World War I. : SPAD
31
Relates. : TELLS
32
Native of pro-Axis European country. : FINN
33
Destructive animal. : RAT
34
Ancient Greek commune. : ELIS
36
Affected person. : SNOB
38
Marshal under Napoleon. : NEY
39
"The covetous man is ever in ___."—Horace. : WANT
40
Citizen played by Orson Welles. : KANE
41
Indian princes. : RANAS
43
Check. : ARREST
45
Take out. : DELE
46
Chief Teutonic gods. : AESIR
47
Another Philippine island. : NEGROS
49
Hitler's coal basin. : SAAR
50
Native land. : SOIL
51
Befitting a son or daughter. : FILIAL
52
Palmyra palm leaves. : OLAS
54
One who'd sell out his country. : TRAITOR
56
Subdivision of a regiment. : COMPANY
57
Former name of Fukuyama. : MATSUMAI
61
Battle region near Libya. : SUDAN
62
Smoke pipes. : FLUES
63
Wrath. : IRE
64
Lift by pushing. : BOOST
66
Wire measure. : MIL
67
Play by Ibsen (1866). : BRAND
68
Excavated. : DUG
71
City bombed by Japs Dec. 8, 1941. : MANILA
73
Drag along. : LUG
75
Greasiest. : OILIEST
77
Marsh rail of Eastern U.S. : SORA
78
Indulge in speech making. : ORATE
79
Starchy food. : SALEP
81
Roman date, 9th day before the ides. : NONES
82
Gold coin of Iraq. : DINAR
83
Membranous bags. : SACS
84
Favored name for English babies. : WINSTON
86
Append. : ADD
87
Natural ability. : TALENT
88
Peer Gynt's mother. : ASE
89
District in Bengal. : MALDA
90
Once around the track. : LAP
92
Compact. : SOLID
94
Bond. : TIE
95
Dog salmons of Russia. : KETAS
96
Capital of an embattled African country. : CAIRO
98
Scene of big naval battle. : MACASSAR
100
Loose tunics. : CAMISES
103
Ex-capital of China (1936). : NANKING
105
Bide. : WAIT
106
Hindu incarnation. : AVATAR
107
"What is honor? A ___!"—Shakespeare. : WORD
108
Genus of olives. : OLEA
110
Egyptian god of the underworld. : OSIRIS
114
Marine officers. : MATES
115
Wooden pins. : PEGS
116
Hitler's chosen people. : ARYANS
118
River, battle scene of last war. : MEUSE
119
Rainbow. : IRIS
120
Turkish regiment. : ALAI
121
Mohammed's adopted son. : ALI
122
Roster. : ROTA
124
Smoky fog of industrial city. : SMOG
125
"There is no ___ except stupidity."—Wilde. : SIN
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Southwest wind that named a continent. : AFER
127
Utters senselessly. : BLATS
129
Nests (Lat.). : NIDI
131
"Each ___ is a dream that is dying."—O'Shaugnessy. : AGE
132
Strategic Pacific island group. : OCEANIA
134
One who loves his country. : PATRIOT
136
Flowering African plants. : NERINES
138
Guarded West Indian islands. : LEEWARD
139
An Indo-Chinese. : ANAMESE
140
A round-table knight. : GERAINT
141
Ancient Jewish cenobites. : ESSENES
142
Ammunition wagon. : CAISSON
143
Hinterland of Singapore. : MALAYA
Down
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A cowboy movie. : WESTERN
2
Interstices. : AREOLAE
3
Tolling. : RINGING
4
As it stands: mus. : STA
5
Crafts. : ARTS
6
Laments. : WEEPS
7
Mr. Ott. : MEL
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Commune in Gerona, Spain. : OLOT
9
Elbow space à la Hitler. : LEBENSRAUM
10
Dish of eggs. : OMELET
11
Hero Colin. : KELLY
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Blackbirds. : ANIS
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Negrito. : ITA
14
Sea soldier. : MARINE
15
About. : ANENT
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Daze. : STUN
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One's contribution, however small. : BIT
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Eternal youth. : AGERASIA
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Languages of Asia and Oceania. : TURANIAN
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Toward the rising sun. : EASTERLY
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Manner of sitting, in Hindu countries. : ASANA
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Flying beetles. : DORS
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"Dry one's eyes and laugh at a ___."—Browning. : FALL
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Gulf north of Gallipoli. : SAROS
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Spoiled child. : BRAT
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River dam. : WEIR
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Masses of seaweed. : KELPS
42
Dissolvable. : SOLUBLE
44
"Small pitchers have wide ___."—Heywood. : EARS
45
Large Ceylon tree. : DOON
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Directed. : AIMED
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South Pacific naval base. : SAMOA
50
Head of the Soviet Union. : STALIN
51
"God, the eternal ___ of all."—Michelangelo. : FOUNT
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64 square yards in Annam. : SAO
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Personal: comb. form. : IDIO
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Rank. : CLASS
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Genus of tropical trees. : MIMOSA
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Macaws. : ARARAS
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Whist term. : TENACE
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Lands surrounded by water. : ISLANDS
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What we're fighting for. : FREEDOM
65
Oklahoman oil center. : TULSA
67
"The vow that ___ too strictly snaps itself."—Tennyson. : BINDS
68
Russian river in war zone. : DONETS
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Muse of astronomy. : URANIA
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English knighthood order. : GARTER
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Procure. : GET
76
Larva of the eye-thread worm. : LOA
77
Yellow ocher. : SIL
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Man's name. : SILAS
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Nazi-conquered country. : POLAND
82
Doodling cult in art. : DADAISM
84
What islands are surrounded by. : WATER
85
Native British-Indian officer. : NAIK
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Island south of Luzon. : TICAO
89
Tablelands. : MESAS
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Industrial "Me-firsts." : PRIORITIES
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"The ___ is a jealous mistress." : LAW
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Towed aircraft. : KITES
96
Gasless vehicles. : CARS
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Solely. : ONLY
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Pigpens. : STIES
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Negligee jacket. : CAMISOLE
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States of intense greed. : AVARICES
102
Afternoon shows. : MATINEES
103
Jap general, took Port Arthur (1905). : NOGI
104
Apparatus. : GEAR
107
Erode. : WEAR
109
Presently. : ANON
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German ally. : RUMANIA
112
Likeness of origin. : ISOGENY
113
Ancient Sicilian city noted for its ruins. : SEGESTA
115
Entreats earnestly. : PLEADS
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Air raid warnings. : ALARMS
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Smart. : STING
120
Burning. : AFIRE
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Central Asian mountains. : ALTAI
123
Revoke a grant (law). : ADEEM
126
Biblical name. : ANAN
127
Thousand-armed giant of Hindu myth. : BANA
128
Fair-to-middling. : SOSO
130
Babylonian war god. : IRRA
133
Reverence. : AWE
134
Moccasin. : PAC
135
"Death has ___ thousand doors."—Webster. : TEN
137
Adjective suffix. : IAL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 125 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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