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New York Times, Sunday, August 29, 1943

Author: William Schopp
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 636 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 84
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 81
Across Down
1. Mythical heckler of RAF. : GREMLIN
8. Capital of Iran. : TEHERAN
15. West Coast ship-building center. : SEATTLE
22. Assuage. : RELIEVE
23. Italian poet (1492–1557). : ARETINO
24. Backbone of a task force. : CARRIER
25. Prevented. : AVERTED
26. Balcony. : MIRADOR
27. 44-mile strait at mouth of Adriatic. : OTRANTO
28. Bush cat. : CIVET
29. One of the gangster nations. : JAPAN
31. Matriculate. : ENTER
33. Loosed. : UNDID
34. Yellow bugles. : IVAS
35. U.S. aircraft manufacturer, built the Winnie Mae. : VEGA
36. 193-mile tributary of Elbe. : EGER
38. Queen of the radio. : KATE
39. Permit. : LET
40. Dry river bed in North Africa. : WADI
41. Shows: Biblical. : SHEWS
46. Harem rooms. : ODAS
48. Shade tree. : LIN
49. Swellings. : EDEMAS
51. Parts. : SEPARATES
54. Small, fast naval craft. : PTBOAT
56. Gets by. : EKES
58. Upholstery silk. : TABARET
59. Nicholas II. : TSAR
60. Candia. : CRETE
63. Military obstruction of felled trees. : ABATIS
65. Tutor: Jocose. : TUTE
67. Para, Brazil. : BELEM
71. "City of the Kings," 7 miles from Pacific. : LIMA
72. Game popular after payday. : CRAP
73. Grouchiest. : TESTIEST
76. Household remedy. : SODA
77. Egg-shaped. : OVAL
78. Growing on cobs. : EARED
80. Of God: Lat. : DEI
81. Native of Panay and Negros Islands. : ATI
82. Jap naval base in Carolines. : TRUK
83. Half a cent in Tokyo. : SEN
84. Lowers. : ABASES
86. County of northern Ireland, capital Belfast. : ANTRIM
88. City in Peru. : ICA
89. Dwarf natives of Philippines. : ITAS
91. Fled. : RAN
92. Tree. : FIR
94. Composer of Grand Canyon Suite. : GROFE
95. Attend. : HEAR
96. Free from deduction: Var. : NETT
97. Hermit. : ANCHORET
100. Cow-headed goddess. : ISIS
101. Opposed: Colloq. : ANTI
102. Fighter still at Thermopylae. : GREEK
104. Actor. : DOER
105. Member of Navy construction group. : SEABEE
107. Airplanes: Slang. : KITES
108. Battle of Lake ___, Sept. 10, 1813. : ERIE
110. Trespass. : IMPINGE
112. Determinedly inattentive. : DEAF
114. Valley leading down to Salonika. : VARDAR
117. Vigilance. : ALERTNESS
119. Important part of blood. : PLASMA
123. Mr. Lincoln. : ABE
124. Catches. : NABS
126. Gave medicine to. : DOSED
127. Instrument used to tune orchestra. : OBOE
129. Cymbals of Hindu dancers. : TAL
130. Extol. : LAUD
132. Give up. : QUIT
134. Gil ___, Le Sage's hero, 1735. : BLAS
135. Vehicle. : CART
136. Spanish feminine name. : ESTER
138. Puts in order for any purpose. : TRIMS
141. Personal bravery. : VALOR
143. City in Oklahoma. : PONCA
144. At that place. : THEREAT
146. They won the George Cross, April 16, 1942. : MALTESE
148. Her first name is Anna. : ELEANOR
150. Arranged in threes, as poison ivy leaves. : TERNATE
151. Salts of oleic acid. : OLEATES
152. System of transportation. : CARLINE
153. Grubs up trees to make land arable: O. Eng. Law. : ASSARTS
154. Unit of Central Park Navy. : ROWBOAT
155. Alkaline remedy. : ANTACID
1. Gracefully slendor. : GRACILE
2. Rekindled. : REVIVED
3. Advance in rank. : ELEVATE
4. Sticks in the mud. : MIRES
5. Native of Baltic State. : LETT
6. Adjective suffix. : IVE
7. Central tableland of Arabia: Var. : NEDJED
8. Florida west coast city. : TAMPA
9. Silkworm. : ERIA
10. Hers: Dial. : HERN
11. Greek letter. : ETA
12. Criticize harshly: Colloq. : RIDE
13. Soon. : ANON
14. Point of the compass: Sp. : NORTE
15. Achieved as a gain. : SCORED
16. Devour. : EAT
17. Dutch islands southwest of New Guinea: Var. : ARRU
18. Oblong piece of skin from which glove parts are cut. : TRANK
19. Philippine cedar. : TINDALO
20. Daughter of William Penn. : LETITIA
21. Wearing away. : ERODENT
30. Ancient Spartan kings. : AGIS
32. Selfish natures. : EGOS
35. Flower container. : VASE
37. Quick blows. : RAPS
40. Island renamed Ottori. : WAKE
41. Petty quarrel. : SPAT
42. Riding costume. : HABIT
43. Expunged. : ERASED
44. Subject of Sherman's famous remark. : WAR
45. Letting stand, in printing. : STETTING
47. Knife. : STAB
50. Vital war material. : METAL
52. Stockades. : ETAPES
53. Small case. : ETUI
55. German submarine base in France. : BREST
57. Old-time Spanish dance. : SARABANDE
59. Witnessed. : TESTIFIED
60. Finishing. : CLOSING
61. Workman in aircraft factory. : RIVETER
62. Give out. : EMANATE
64. Ravine: Sp. : BARANCO
66. Species of flower. : TEAROSE
68. German submarine base in France. : LORIENT
69. Teach. : EDUCATE
70. People of Lagone–Shari basin, Sudan. : MAKARIS
72. Brazilian seaport, Fortaleza. : CEARA
74. The drink. : SEA
75. ___ Square. : TIMES
79. Twisted unnaturally. : DEFORMED
85. Title. : SIR
87. Clans. : TRIBES
90. Charger. : STEED
93. Meets again. : RESITS
95. Seaport in northern Palestine. : HAIFA
98. First word of Prussian national anthem. : HEIL
99. Red-yellow brown. : TENNE
103. 17 cents in Persia. : KRAN
106. Old. : AGED
107. Hardy cabbage. : KALE
109. Great oil-producing country. : IRAQ
111. Sportsman who gets paid. : PRO
113. Series of epic events. : EPOS
114. Capital city without a Quisling. : VALETTA
115. Takes aback. : ABASHES
116. British news agency since 1851. : REUTERS
117. Principate in Saudi Arabia. : ASIR
118. First flight. : SOLO
120. Containing tin: Chem. : STANNIC
121. Italian, Nobel Prize winner in physics, 1909. : MARCONI
122. Having a shrine. : ALTARED
125. Isolated hills of Rocky Mountain region. : BUTTES
128. Keg or breaker: Naut. : BARECA
131. Seaport in Cyrenaica, west of Tobruk. : DERNA
133. Large island west of New Guinea. : TIMOR
134. Hallowed. : BLEST
135. Small marsupial of Australia: Var. : COALA
137. Opposite of the van. : REAR
139. Loincloth worn in Hawaii. : MALO
140. Killed. : SLEW
141. I forbid: Lat. : VETO
142. On the ocean. : ASEA
143. Saucy. : PERT
145. Less than a cent in Thailand. : ATT
147. Flap. : TAB
149. Province, in Sweden. : LAN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 75 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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