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PEOPLE, PLACES, PLANES

New York Times, Sunday, September 12, 1943

Author: Alexis P. Boodberg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 182, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 4.86, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 671 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 92 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 83
Across Down
1. Commander of Naval Forces, South Pacific. : HALSEY
7. Garage inmate. : AUTO
11. Consecrates. : VOWS
15. Battlefield of Pittsburg Landing, 1862. : SHILOH
21. Girl's name. : ARIANA
22. U.S.S.R. plane. : STORMOVIK
24. Japanese envoy of deception. : KURUSU
25. Japanese seaport and base in north Korea. : RASHIN
26. British fighter plane used at Malta. : HURRICANE
27. Away from the mouth. : ABORAD
28. Mongrel dog. : MUT
29. Wet. : DANK
31. ___ Zone. : CANAL
32. Building sites. : LOTS
34. Office holders. : INS
35. Unusual person: Slang. : ONER
37. Reward. : MEED
39. Yellow ocher. : SIL
40. Nothing more than. : MERE
41. In the year. : ANNO
42. Lowest point. : NADIR
44. Wild ox of Celebes. : ANOA
46. Small. : MINUTE
48. Wind instrument. : ORGAN
49. North American P-51 single-seat fighters. : MUSTANGS
52. Patrol-bomber that helped sink the Bismarck. : CATALINA
54. Province between Rhine River and Vosges Mountains. : ALSACE
57. Mitsubishi S-00s. : ZEROS
59. Babylonian god of earth. : BEL
60. Great steppe between Ob and Irtish Rivers. : BARABA
64. Roué. : RIP
65. Narrowest isthmus of Malay Peninsula. : KRA
67. Regions. : AREAS
69. Existed. : WAS
70. Suffix in names of elements. : IUM
71. In the same place: Abbr. : IBID
73. Newspaper man. : REPORTER
76. Point of land. : SPUR
78. Alms box. : ARCA
79. Group of ten. : DENARY
81. Goddess of discord. : ERIS
82. To victory!: Irish battle cry. : ABOO
84. Plant containing tannin. : SUMACH
86. Trust. : RELY
87. Babylonian Mars. : IRRA
88. Destruction. : LOSS
90. Two seaports on Gulf of Smyrna. : FOCA
91. Screen star in uniform. : GABLE
92. Salt. : BRINY
94. Sound reasoning. : SENSE
95. At full length. : ALONG
97. Siouan Indian. : OTOE
98. ___ and Means Committee. : WAYS
99. Grumman TBF-1 defenders of Midway. : AVENGERS
102. Ancestor of the Hebrews. : EBER
103. Negative prefix. : NON
104. Roman bronze. : AES
105. Semitic goddess of war. : ANATH
106. Capture. : BAG
108. Turmeric. : REA
109. Small surrounding area. : AREOLA
111. Targets. : MARKS
113. Bring forth, as lambs. : EAN
116. Bugle pendant. : TABARD
118. Flying pencils, Do. 7. : DORNIERS
120. Between two seas. : BIMARINE
122. Propeller arm. : BLADE
125. Unsorted wheat flour of India. : ATTA
126. Old Italian goddess of fruits. : POMONA
127. Goblin. : GNOME
131. Vital fluids. : OILS
132. Mineral. : MICA
133. U. S. general. : LEE
134. Equipment for mountain troops. : SKIS
136. Hebrew month. : ADAR
137. Compass direction: Abbr. : SBE
138. Nonsense! : PISH
139. Itinerant magician. : FAKIR
141. Attempts to solve the housing problem. : ELLS
143. Bitter vetch. : ERS
144. Capital of Spanish Morocco. : TETUAN
146. Liquidate. : ELIMINATE
149. Purchased by U. S. in 1867. : ALASKA
151. Royal House of Netherlands. : ORANGE
152. Ship named for glory and revenge. : LEXINGTON
153. Hot drink. : POSSET
154. British general in Abyssinia, 1868. : NAPIER
155. Brass water jug. : LOTA
156. Lays mines. : SAPS
157. Commander of U. S. Air Forces in Europe. : SPAATZ
1. U. S. general in South Pacific. : HARMON
2. Brazilian Indian. : ARAUNA
3. Enrolled. : LISTED
4. Czech measure, 2.07 yds. : SAH
5. Wife of Geraint. : ENID
6. Seaport at mouth of Godavari River, India. : YANAM
7. Germany, in rabbinical literature. : ASHKENAZ
8. Sumerian sun-god. : UTU
9. Twisted neck chain of ancient Germany: Var. : TORC
10. Odds and ends. : ORRAS
11. Having vowel sounds. : VOCALIC
12. Elliptical. : OVAL
13. Conquer. : WIN
14. Pertaining to bones. : SKELETAL
15. Ray. : SKATE
16. Naves. : HUBS
17. Tax department: Abbr. : IRO
18. Inviting. : LURING
19. Praise the Lord: Var. : OSANNA
20. Lockheed bomber. : HUDSON
23. Smallest particle. : MINIM
30. Tidy. : NEAT
33. City north of Kursk. : OREL
36. Fissure: Biol. : RIMA
38. Cooked. : DONE
40. Unpronounced. : MUTE
41. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
43. Crowd. : RUCK
45. Agricultural. : AGRARIAN
47. Seizes: Slang. : NABS
48. Fuegian Indians. : ONAS
50. Close ranks. : SERRY
51. Selects. : SORTS
53. Steel beams. : IBARS
54. Barren. : ARID
55. B-24, flew Atlantic in 8 hrs. 20 min. : LIBERATOR
56. Spinal column. : SPINEBONE
58. Diocesan center. : SEE
61. Bell P-39, top speed 400. : AIRACOBRA
62. U. S. Navy long-range dive-bomber. : BUCCANEER
63. Chinese nurse. : AMAH
66. Diphthong. : AE
68. Constellation. : ARA
69. 500-mile tributary of Yangtze. : WU
72. Slab of marble for paving. : DALLE
74. Protagonist of open door for Japan, 1852. : PERRY
75. Upholstery galloon. : ORRIS
76. Member of Quebec conference. : SOONG
77. Armed band. : POSSE
78. Soap plant. : AMOLE
80. Cereal. : RYE
83. Bristol bomber. : BLENHEIM
85. City and river in the Urals. : UFA
87. Philippine fruit trees. : IBAS
89. Guerrilla fighter. : SERB
91. U. S. base on New Guinea. : GONA
93. Americans. : YANKS
94. Descend. : SET
96. Old ___. : GRAD
98. Fly its colors: Naut. : WEAR
100. Duct: Anat. : VAS
101. Goddess with cow's horns. : SATI
104. Plant of lily family. : ALOE
105. Really: Anglo-Irish. : ARRA
107. Act in concert. : GANG
110. Probability. : ODDS
111. B-25, used by Doolittle over Tokyo. : MITCHELL
112. Dwarf negrito. : AETA
114. Hebrew prophet. : AMOS
115. Trousers of cotton cloth. : NANKEENS
117. East Indian grass. : BENA
119. River nymph. : NAIS
120. Flying Fortresses. : BOEINGS
121. Fence. : RAIL
122. Bomber used by AAF and RAF. : BOSTON
123. Ancient Italian goddess. : LIBERA
124. Pipe in an ale keg. : ALETAP
126. Former name of Peiping. : PEKIN
128. Black Sea port. : ODESSA
129. Grocery. : MARKET
130. Substitute. : ERSATZ
132. Collier. : MINER
133. Grecian gulf, pass of Thermopylae on south shore. : LAMIA
135. Insults. : SLAPS
138. Handley ___, British bomber. : PAGE
139. Settled: Poet. : FIXT
140. Pro ___. : RATA
142. Spill. : SLOP
145. One: Comb. form. : UNI
147. Fifth sign of the Zodiac. : LEO
148. First-class: Colloq. : TOP
150. King of Judah. : ASA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 78 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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