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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, August 8, 1943

Author: P. Joseph Lamanna
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 616 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 83
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 78
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1. Culinary mixture. : PASTE
6. Occupied capital city. : PARIS
11. Seaport-capital of Nigeria. : LAGOS
16. Tillers. : HELMS
21. ___ Pavlovich Chekhov. : ANTON
22. Like a popular English beverage. : ALISH
23. Order of tailless amphibia. : ANURA
24. Mr. Heep. : URIAH
25. Inexpressible. : UNUTTERABLE
27. Keepsake. : REMEMBRANCE
29. President of National Government of China. : LIN
30. Spotted bay. : ROAN
31. Pilgrim father in "The Courtship of Miles Standish." : ALDEN
33. Domineer. : LORD
34. Previous to. : ERE
35. Sea between Asia Minor and Greece. : AEGEAN
37. Members of the Medical Corps. : DENTISTS
40. Movable edge of a plane's wing. : AILERON
42. Projection of a ring of Saturn. : ANSA
44. Coaling port in Arabia. : ADEN
45. Type of coal. : CANNEL
47. Sluggish. : INERT
50. Part of a breech-loading firearm. : LEVER
52. Make indistinct. : BLUR
54. Arranged, as curtains. : DRAPED
58. Recline lazily. : LOLL
59. Appraiser. : RATER
60. West Sicilian naval base. : TRAPANI
62. Province of Greece. : NOME
63. Anger. : IRE
64. Breathing spells. : RESTS
65. Discoverer of Greenland, 983. : ERIC
66. Military center. : BASE
68. Coat with metal. : TIN
69. U.S. base near Kiska. : AMCHITKA
71. Move slowly. : DRAG
72. Deduces wrongly. : MISINFERS
74. East Sicilian naval base. : CATANIA
75. Hold in check. : REIN
76. Biblical character. : NOAH
77. Strained. : TENSE
78. Gulf of Baltic Sea. : RIGA
79. Withdrawal. : RECESSION
81. Earth. : DIRT
82. Retinue. : SUITE
84. Where Gen. Patton landed. : GELA
85. Member of ancient Scottish race. : PICT
86. Second judicial examination. : RETRIAL
89. Foible. : INFIRMITY
91. Part of St. Peter's Church, Rome. : DOME
92. Naval base in southern Sardinia. : CAGLIARI
93. Ancient Hebrew high priest. : ELI
94. Island between Florida and Guadalcanal. : SAVO
95. American ace. : FOSS
96. Folds: Nat. Hist. : RUGAE
97. Toss slowly. : LOB
98. Turned (a draft animal) away from driver. : GEED
100. Nerve cell: Anat. : NEURONE
102. Moro tribesmen. : SULUS
103. If the case were different. : ELSE
104. Moved in whirling manner. : EDDIED
106. Projecting catches. : COGS
107. Proofs. : TESTS
108. Defrayer. : PAYER
109. Diagrams. : GRAPHS
111. Batters. : RAMS
112. God of war. : ARES
114. Fortified port in western Sicily. : MARSALA
117. Ancient kingdom of Spain. : ASTURIAS
121. Starry. : ASTRAL
125. Primate. : APE
126. Capital of Yemen. : SANA
128. Peninsula, east side of Kerch Strait. : TAMAN
129. Inclination. : CANT
131. Wine vessel. : AMA
132. Vehicles. : CONVEYANCES
135. Habituates. : NATURALIZES
138. More bizarre. : ODDER
139. Victim of Charlotte Corday. : MARAT
140. Reciprocal ___ Treaties. : TRADE
141. Incident. : EVENT
142. Haunts. : NESTS
143. Chemical compound. : AMIDE
144. Seaport at mouth of Tiber. : OSTIA
145. Sources. : SEEDS
1. Feminine name. : PAULA
2. Miss Laurie. : ANNIE
3. Piqued. : STUNG
4. Toddler. : TOT
5. Beginner. : ENTRANT
6. Brazilian State. : PARA
7. Finnish islands in Gulf of Bothnia. : ALAND
8. Mark with ridges. : RIB
9. Non-continental dweller. : ISLANDER
10. Air-raid refuge. : SHELTER
11. Roman gods of the house. : LARES
12. In regard to. : ANENT
13. Become sticky. : GUM
14. Salient of Russian 1943 offensive. : OREL
15. Native of U.S. islands in Pacific. : SAMOAN
16. Track athlete. : HURDLER
17. Historical period. : ERA
18. Steamship. : LINER
19. Long: comb. form. : MACRO
20. Glisten. : SHEEN
26. Cosmic cycles. : EONS
28. Naval base in the "heel." : BRINDISI
32. Kipling's "lump o' brickdust." : DIN
36. Noble. : EARL
38. Edge of a roof. : EAVES
39. Food fish. : SCUP
41. Dash. : ELAN
43. Where Maj. Gen. Buckner commands. : ALASKA
46. Southern Asiatic Sea. : ARABIAN
47. Pertaining to ancient Troy. : ILIAC
48. Opera by Bellini, 1831. : NORMA
49. Strongly aroused. : ELECTRIFIED
51. Feminine name. : ETTA
52. Ship's jail. : BRIG
53. Sap used in varnish. : LAC
55. Latently. : POTENTIALLY
56. Arabian military commanders. : EMIRS
57. Obtuse. : DENSE
59. Networks. : RETIA
60. Interchange. : TRANSPOSE
61. New Zealand's Minister to U.S. : NASH
64. Bells. : RINGERS
65. County in western New York. : ERIE
67. Authorize to receive. : ENTITLE
70. United Nation. : HAITI
71. Ten: comb. form. : DECA
72. Disputable. : MOOT
73. Basic metal: chem. comb. form. : FERRI
75. Repose confidence. : RELY
76. Seaport in southern France. : NICE
79. Modify. : RETOUCH
80. Head of U.S. Navy, 1917–18. : SIMS
81. French painter (1834–1917). : DEGAS
82. Beleaguerment. : SIEGE
83. Without a guide. : UNLED
84. Administer. : GIVE
86. Railroad junction in southeast Sicily. : RAGUSA
87. Originated. : AROSE
88. Book: Latin. : LIBER
90. Jap base in Burma. : MANDALAY
91. Spanish gentlemen. : DONS
92. Religious system. : CULT
95. Attu weather. : FOG
96. Staraya ___. : RUSSA
99. Makes a foxhole. : DIGS
101. Sub ___. : ROSA
102. Student groups. : SEMINARS
103. Vast battleground. : EAST
105. Rubbers. : ERASERS
107. Southern Italian gulf. : TARANTO
108. Implements for grinding. : PESTLES
110. Strategic region of hemisphere defense. : PANAMA
111. Jamaica product. : RUM
113. Hindu ruler. : RANA
114. City in central Georgia. : MACON
115. Animal without feet. : APODE
116. Cleaves. : RENDS
118. Place of another. : STEAD
119. Have slight experience of. : TASTE
120. Former silver coins of Italy and Sicily. : SCUDI
122. War vessel with deck cut away. : RAZEE
123. Remedy. : AMEND
124. Retains value. : LASTS
127. Kingdom in Indo-China. : ANAM
130. Zone. : AREA
133. Ex-soldier: Colloq. : VET
134. Shout: French. : CRI
136. Native of Transcaucasia. : TAT
137. Having the nature of: suffix. : IVE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 79 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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