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New York Times, Sunday, August 9, 1942

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 186, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 724 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 129
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 26
Across
1. French African port. : DAKAR
6. Substitute for a rationed product. : COAL
10. Baseball results. : SCORES
16. European neutrals. : SWISS
21. Microscopic organism. : AMEBA
22. Axis capital. : ROME
23. British general. : WAVELL
24. Spear. : LANCE
25. Russian commander. : VOROSHILOV
27. Black Sea port. : ODESSA
28. Furnish. : ENDOW
29. Curve. : ARC
30. Perchance. : HAPLY
31. South African. : BOER
32. Voracious. : AVID
34. Wrath. : IRE
35. United States naval base in Pacific. : OAHU
37. Secret agent. : SPY
38. Kindly. : GENTLY
40. Shakespeare's demi-paradise. : ENGLAND
42. Rugs. : MATS
44. Where our "bridge of ships" is launched. : WAYS
45. Aegean island. : IOS
47. Notice. : SEE
48. Indian port. : BOMBAY
51. Hitler allies. : JAPS
52. Monsters. : OGRES
54. Another Aegean island. : SAMOS
58. Milton's rebel angel. : ARIEL
59. Harden. : CAKE
60. Gandhi once was this. : MAHATMA
62. Gourd. : PEPO
63. German industrial center. : RUHR
64. "___ the squadron, honor France."—Browning. : SAVE
65. WPB member. : BATT
66. Tessera. : TILE
68. Gentleman. : SIR
69. Arabian garment. : ABA
70. The moon. : LUNA
71. Cisterns. : BACS
72. Heavy burden. : MILLSTONE
74. Milk farms. : DAIRIES
76. Feminine name. : DORA
77. "___ the dawn." : CAME
78. Drunkard. : TOPER
79. Polish manufacturing city. : LODZ
80. Formerly called New Holland. : AUSTRALIA
82. Farinaceous food. : SAGO
83. Hit. : SMOTE
85. Patella. : KNEE
86. "As proper men as ever ___ upon neat's leather."—Julius Caesar. : TROD
87. Rhetorical form. : LITOTES
90. Strategic port. : LIVERPOOL
92. Interrogative. : WHAT
93. Metallic vein. : LODE
94. Weapon. : AXE
95. ___ Baba. : ALI
96. Skin. : DERM
97. Cyprinoid fish. : CHUB
98. Japanese city bombed by Doolittle. : KOBE
99. 2,700-mile river between Manchuria and Soviet Russia. : AMUR
100. Emperor of Peru. : INCA
102. Censored subject. : WEATHER
104. ___ Year plan. : FIVE
105. Old-womanish. : ANILE
106. Indian political leader. : NEHRU
108. Native of United States islands. : ALEUT
109. To the sheltered side. : ALEE
110. Favors. : TREATS
111. Piece out. : EKE
113. Snarl: Prov. Eng. : YAR
114. Central European. : SLAV
115. "The pale ___ of thought."—Hamlet. : CAST
116. Holy city in India. : BENARES
120. Stint. : SCRIMP
122. Lick. : LAP
123. Slightly open. : AJAR
127. Jap base in New Guinea. : LAE
128. Small river in Crimea. : ALMA
130. Early German soldiers. : HUNS
131. Belts. : ZONES
133. Peer Gynt's mother. : ASE
134. Famous violin. : AMATI
136. Designate. : ASSIGN
138. Former Russian naval base. : SEVASTOPOL
140. Mohammedan sacred scripture. : KORAN
141. Upright slabs. : STELAE
142. Russian mountain range. : URAL
143. Japanese seaport. : OSAKA
144. Follow. : ENSUE
145. Exophthalmic painter. : HITLER
146. Shoots for cooking. : POTS
147. Site of Philippine heroism. : PANAY
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1. Philippine province. : DAVAO
2. Hebrew interpretors. : AMORA
3. Crimean peninsula. : KERCH
4. Finnish seaport. : ABO
5. Hasty. : RASH
6. British Cabinet member. : CRIPPS
7. Lump steel when removed from crucible: India. : OOLLY
8. Treaty port of China, captured by Japs. : AMOY
9. Small coin of Bulgaria. : LEV
10. Faints. : SWOONS
11. West Pointer. : CADET
12. Excessively frivolous. : OVERLIGHT
13. Legal matter. : RES
14. Wagnerian heroine. : ELSA
15. Citizen of Hitler's new order. : SLAVE
16. Armed snow vehicles used by Russians. : SLEDGES
17. Lusterless. : WAN
18. The jewel of the British Empire. : INDIA
19. "To ___ delights, and live laborious days."—Milton. : SCORN
20. Mended. : SEWED
26. Impetuous. : HASTY
31. Algerian governors. : BEYS
33. Those in power. : INS
36. Brownish. : UMBER
38. Yawn. : GAPE
39. Watercourse. : YORA
41. Spring. : LEAP
43. Indian madder. : AAL
44. United States island taken by Japs. : WAKE
46. Interval of a seventh: Music. : SETTIMA
48. Unit of pressure in physics. : BARAD
49. Caribbean oil center: var. : ORUBA
50. Leader of Chetniks. : MIHAILOVICH
51. Dutch island taken by Japs. : JAVA
52. Grain. : OATS
53. "When you call me that ___."—Wister. : SMILE
55. Region noted for its oil. : MESOPOTAMIA
56. Deem. : OPINE
57. Tenderer. : SORER
59. Source of metal salvage. : CANS
60. Former chief of Rainbow Division. : MACARTHUR
61. "Or shear swine, ___ cry and no wool."—Butler. : ALL
64. Vital canal for Allied shipping. : SUEZ
65. Jean ___, French warship. : BART
67. Manor. : ESTATE
70. Resinous species of pine lightwood. : LIDERD
71. Would-be Indian Quisling. : BOSE
72. Joan of Arc. : MAID
73. Jap Cabinet Minister. : TOGO
75. Memory. : ROTE
76. Fencing match. : DUEL
77. Coagulate. : CLOT
80. Irregularity. : ANOMALY
81. Near East native. : ARAB
82. Take the part of. : SIDE
83. Killed. : SLAIN
84. Christopher Robin's originator. : MILNE
85. Asian peninsula. : KOREA
87. Protuberance. : LOBE
88. Elate. : EXULT
89. Withers. : SERES
91. Church bench. : PEW
92. Sharpen. : WHET
93. Take delight in. : LOVE
97. Co-author of Atlantic Charter. : CHURCHILL
98. City in the Ukraine. : KIEV
99. Dutch news agency. : ANETA
101. Space. : AREA
103. Beverages. : TEAS
104. Tab. : FLAP
105. Metric measures. : ARS
107. The bread basket of Europe. : UKRAINE
109. Charity. : ALMS
110. Binds. : TAPES
112. Conger. : EEL
114. Evil-doer. : SINNER
115. Waterways. : CANALS
116. English mystic poet. : BLAKE
117. ___ de Valera. : EAMON
118. Approaches. : NEARS
119. Break. : SMASH
121. Folds. : RUGAE
122. Scotch peer who leads commandos. : LOVAT
124. Empire of 3,000 islands. : JAPAN
125. "The Buddhist Constantine." : ASOKA
126. Fresh set. : RELAY
129. Italian town. : ASTI
131. Jap pursuit plane. : ZERO
132. Halt. : STOP
135. Greek letter. : TAU
137. Coterie. : SET
138. Dine. : SUP
139. Feminine name. : OSA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 123 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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