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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, September 17, 1944

Author: Betty C. Crisman
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 82
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 136
Across Down
1. Early American. : PILGRIM
8. Finnish peace envoy to Moscow. : PAASIKIVI
17. B-29 base. : ASSAM
22. Poisonous fungus. : AMANITA
23. Curtiss naval plane. : HELLDIVER
24. ___ Barton. : CLARA
25. Despoiler. : RAVAGER
26. Wild party. : ORGY
27. Valley to which Cassino was the key. : LIRI
28. Rumanian Peasant party leader. : MANIU
29. Nigerian tribesman. : IGARA
30. Leg bone. : TIBIA
32. Narrow valleys. : GLENS
33. Colorado park. : ESTES
34. Barter. : SELL
35. Late Queen of Rumania. : MARIE
36. Concerning landed property. : PREDIAL
38. Intense aversion. : HATE
39. Madder plant. : RUBIA
40. One of the “’round the world” Senators. : MEAD
41. Case. : ETUI
43. Tree. : FIR
44. Choral compositions. : CANTATAS
48. Be in process of adjustment. : PEND
49. Reproduces. : REBREEDS
51. Foremen. : OVERMEN
52. Island in Kuriles. : MATSUWA
55. Platform. : DAIS
56. Sicilian town near Agrigento. : NARO
57. Withered. : SERE
58. Helps. : AIDS
60. Margaret Fuller, Marchioness ___. : OSSOLI
64. Embattled New Britain cape. : GLOUCESTER
68. King of Huns. : ATTILA
70. Swedish explorer in Asia. : HEDIN
71. Sun god. : RA
72. U. S. President, 1849–50. : TAYLOR
73. British pacifist, objected to bombing Germany. : BRITTAIN
75. Pen points. : NIBS
76. Spenser heroine. : UNA
78. Rail city in Aisne, taken Aug. 30. : LAON
79. Lure. : DECOY
80. Support. : PROP
82. Mesh. : NET
83. Frosted. : ICED
85. Island north of Japan. : SAKHALIN
87. Inventor of gyroscope (1860–1930). : SPERRY
89. Where Newport is: Abbr. : RI
90. Pang. : THROE
92. Required. : NEEDED
93. Device for regulating temperature. : THERMOSTAT
95. Petty officer. : YEOMAN
97. Ukrainian Legislature. : RADA
98. Reared. : BRED
99. He met Churchill in Rome. : TITO
100. Pieced out. : EKED
102. Dwarfish. : PYGMOID
104. Niece of T. R. : ELEANOR
107. One who has faith. : BELIEVER
111. Rhinoceros beetle. : UANG
112. Mixing machines. : BLENDERS
113. The world’s arsenal. : USA
114. Rockfish. : RENA
115. Lough ___, Irish lake. : DERG
116. Liberated. : FREED
117. Unfermented grape juice. : STUM
119. Wastes time. : LOITERS
121. Railway line. : TRACK
122. Italian coin. : LIRA
126. Bestow medals upon. : HONOR
128. Military groups. : UNITS
129. Corrupt. : TAINT
130. Kitchen gadget. : RICER
131. Where Wavell rules. : INDIA
132. Ball team. : NINE
133. Sea bird. : ERNE
134. Science of mountains. : OROLOGY
136. Australian tribe. : DIERI
137. Retreatment of mail in wartime. : CENSORIAN
139. Where Galati is. : RUMANIA
140. Propelled. : OARED
141. Reddish. : ERYTHROID
142. Prominent Republican. : STASSEN
1. Pride of France. : PARIS
2. Statue. : IMAGE
3. Gestapo prisoner. : LAVAL
4. Twist. : GNARL
5. Baltic gulf. : RIGA
6. Native of: Suffix. : ITE
7. Gulf on coast of lower Burma. : MARTABAN
8. Irrational fear. : PHOBIA
9. Eagle’s nest. : AERIE
10. Seaweed. : ALGA
11. Tricky. : SLY
12. I would: Contr. : ID
13. Executed. : KILLED
14. Vine covered. : IVIED
15. French inventor of slide scale (1580–1637). : VERNIER
16. Opalescent. : IRISATED
17. Highest degree. : ACME
18. Long cut. : SLASH
19. Terminus of famous trail. : SANTAFE
20. Meteor whose radiant is in Aries. : ARIETID
21. Firearms of repeating type. : MAUSERS
31. Showy flower. : IRIS
32. Important June event. : GRADUATION
35. Speechless. : MUTE
36. Indicts. : PENS
37. Philippine Island city. : LUBAO
39. Batter. : RAM
40. Apportion. : METE
42. Hibernian. : IRISH
44. Point of agreement. : CONGRUITY
45. Sudden descent of anything. : AVALANCHE
46. Hitler’s Roman prototype. : NERO
47. Game fish. : TROUT
48. Young salmon. : PARR
50. Bombed Krupp city. : ESSEN
52. Scotch mare. : MEER
53. Verbally clever. : WITTY
54. Mine entrance. : ADIT
57. To kill: Aussie slang. : STONKER
59. Smacked. : SLAPPED
61. Chief Norse god. : ODIN
62. Consolidated Army bomber. : LIBERATOR
63. Business agents: Civil Law. : INSTITORS
65. Presidential nickname. : CAL
66. Nestling. : EYAS
67. American painter and etcher. : SLOAN
68. Ark-shell. : ARCID
69. Clothes drier. : AIRER
73. Besets. : BELEAGUERS
74. Pattern. : NORM
77. Aircraft. : AERO
79. Father. : DADDY
81. For. : PRO
84. Japanese news agency. : DOMEI
86. Accumulate. : HEAP
87. Emit. : SHED
88. Swedish port on the Baltic. : YSTAD
91. Eighth Army Air Force Commander. : EAKER
93. Neat. : TRIG
94. Prong. : TINE
96. Red-taken town near Latvia. : NEVEL
98. American ace. : BONG
101. Accuse. : DENOUNCE
103. Martin patrol bomber, first plane ever awarded Navy keel-laying honors. : MARS
104. Voters. : ELECTORS
105. Vegetable. : LEEK
106. Finis. : END
107. Jap code of conduct, especially in defeat. : BUSHIDO
108. Invaded northern State. : ESTONIA
109. Wash. : LAUNDER
110. Highest peak in Washington. : RAINIER
112. Grain chaff. : BRAN
115. Loathe. : DETEST
116. Comrade. : FRIEND
118. Watered silk. : MOIRE
120. Having a metallic sound. : TINNY
121. Burmese river, scene of Chinese victory. : TANAI
122. Lilac color: Fr. : LILAS
123. Sacred figures. : ICONS
124. French tax system. : REGIE
125. Hitler’s master race. : ARYAN
127. Sortie. : RAID
129. Three. : TRIO
130. Italian battleship sunk by Nazis. : ROMA
133. Blunder. : ERR
135. Groove. : RUT
138. Common interjection. : OH

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 63 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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