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New York Times, Sunday, September 20, 1942

Author:
Louis Shields
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 659 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 130
Louis Shields has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 87-Across clue had two "at"s; removed one of them.

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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 32
Across
1. Nautical exclamation. : AVAST
6. Reddish-brown pigment. : SEPIA
11. Circuit or compass. : AMBIT
16. Houses. : HOMES
21. Sweet sounding. : MELLISONANT
23. Mussolini's chief propagandist. : GAYDA
24. Hypothetical, speechless apemen. : ALALI
25. German field marshal. : BRAUCHITSCH
26. Oozing. : ALEAK
27. European blackbirds. : MERLS
28. Wavy; heraldic. : ENTE
29. Destroy. : ERASE
30. Siamese coins, less than a cent. : ATTS
31. Rhetorical digressions. : ECBOLES
33. Caddoan Indian. : REE
34. German port. : KIEL
35. Ant thrush of India. : PITTA
37. Semi-mythical Irish chief. : BORU
38. Curved planking of a vessel. : SNY
39. Greek goddess of victory. : NIKE
40. Oleoresin of balsam. : TOLU
41. Disfigure. : DEFORM
43. Slave of ancient Sparta. : HELOT
46. Goblin. : SPRITE
49. Partially landlocked sea. : GULF
50. Spout of a casting ladle. : GEAT
53. Honest Dickens hero. : OLIVER
55. Cleft in a rock. : RIVA
56. Twining stems. : BINES
57. Draw out and twist into threads. : SPIN
59. Short-eared owl. : MOMO
60. Positive pole. : ANODE
62. Massachusetts city. : SALEM
63. Place of public entertainment. : CASINO
65. Grand. : EPIC
66. Apportion. : METE
67. Fleshy tubers. : BULBS
68. Wearing a helmet. : GALEATE
69. Stream of oblivion. : LETHE
71. French policeman. : GENDARME
73. Heavenly. : SUPERNAL
74. Retired professor. : EMERITUS
76. Persians. : IRANIANS
78. Commander of United States forces in Middle East. : BRERETON
81. Square caps worn by ecclesiastics. : BIRETTAS
83. Donate this to the war. : SCRAP
87. Loops of line at foot of a sail. : LASKETS
88. Jewish general, slain by Joab. : ABNER
89. Playing card. : TREY
91. Norse goddess of the dead. : HELA
92. Capital of Turkey. : ANKARA
93. Nimitz' command. : FLEET
94. "Thou canst not then be ___ to any man."—Hamlet. : FALSE
95. Priestly caste of Medes and Persians. : MAGI
96. Important products of the Orient. : TEAS
97. "One flag, one land, one ___, one hand."—Holmes. : HEART
98. Folded, as heraldic wings. : PLIE
99. Turn on a pivot. : SWIVEL
101. Irish Gaelic. : ERSE
103. White-tailed eagles. : ERNS
104. Liquor from grapes. : BRANDY
106. Brain passages. : ITERS
107. Sea-otters. : KALANS
109. Gasconade. : BRAG
110. Small lizard. : EVET
112. Fuel. : GAS
115. Needlefishes. : GARS
116. Mixes in a mortar. : BRAYS
117. Biblical name: Judges xii, 2. : ELON
118. Down: French. : BAS
121. R. A. F. target. : LUEBECK
123. Enemy of yellow fever. : REED
124. Mexican dumpling. : TAMAL
126. Paving stone. : SETT
127. "Love truth, but pardon ___."—Voltaire. : ERROR
128. Irregular. : EROSE
130. Mightily. : POTENTIALLY
132. Seaport of the Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. : NATAL
133. Called. : NAMED
134. Not of emergency importance. : UNESSENTIAL
135. Of dark grayish-blue color. : SLATY
136. Enclosed areas. : SEPTS
137. Federated Malay state. : PERAK
138. Birds who once saved Rome. : GEESE
Down
1. Fossilized vegetable resin. : AMBER
2. French writer of scientific romances. : VERNE
3. Winged. : ALATE
4. Swing around. : SLUE
5. Vellication. : TIC
6. Evening parties. : SOIREES
7. Inner. : ENTAL
8. Brenner ___. : PASS
9. Noting the beginning. : INCEPTIVE
10. Commune in Belgium. : ATH
11. Aleutian island. : AGATTU
12. Where the Wasp has been delivering planes. : MALTA
13. Runs in cricket. : BYES
14. Highest mountain in Crete. : IDA
15. Aeroplane starts. : TAKEOFFS
16. German port, bombed by R. A. F. : HAMBURG
17. Oil from beef suet. : OLEO
18. Valuable fertilizers. : MARLS
19. Woman's name. : ELLEN
20. Milksop. : SISSY
22. Irresistible man. : SHEIK
30. Oriental tamarisk. : ATLE
32. Scottish tribal payment. : CRO
34. Small hawk. : KITE
36. Small part. : IOTA
37. Trading center on Para River, Brazil. : BELEM
39. City in Russia, northeast of Rostov. : NOVOCHERKASSK
41. Hills of sand. : DUNES
42. German fighter plane. : MESSERSCHMITT
43. Town in White Russia. : HOMEL
44. Abscond. : ELOPE
45. Circumscribe. : LIMIT
47. Food constituent. : PROTEIN
48. Laughing. : RIDENT
49. Pacific Island group, foothold of Marines. : GILBERT
51. Pertaining to bees. : APIAN
52. Madeira wine. : TINTA
54. Hydraulic engine. : RAM
56. Milder. : BALMIER
58. Mr. Coward. : NOEL
61. Philippine Island. : NEGROS
62. Upon: Law. : SUR
63. Cuban tobacco. : CAPA
64. Danish measure, 24.7 inches. : ALENS
67. Close-fitting steel helmet. : BASINET
68. Aspects. : GUISES
70. Mohammedan prince. : EMEER
72. Leather oil bottles of India. : DUBBERS
73. Entangled. : SNARLED
75. Feminine name. : ETTA
77. Accomplish. : ATTAIN
78. Utter heedlessly. : BLAT
79. Indian title. : RANEE
80. Ridge of glacial gravel. : ESKAR
82. Macerate. : RET
84. Carry off as booty. : REAVE
85. American author of boys' books. : ALGER
86. Buckets. : PAILS
88. Wolfhounds. : ALANS
90. Truly. : YES
93. Plants. : FERNS
94. Flat paving rock. : FLAGSTONE
97. Listens. : HEARKENS
98. "Fools who came to scoff, remain'd to ___."—Goldsmith. : PRAY
100. Capital of Austria. : WIEN
102. Earnestly. : EAGERLY
104. Tack. : BRAD
105. City in Russia, on the Don River. : YELANSK
108. Varnish ingredient. : LAC
109. Hatches. : BREEDS
111. Turns or times: Music. : VOLTE
112. Secluded valleys. : GLENS
113. Of the ear. : AURAL
114. Modern Syriac script. : SERTA
116. Attack on all sides. : BESET
117. Genus of long-legged bugs. : EMESA
118. Contradict. : BELIE
119. Size of paper. : ATLAS
120. Literary quality. : STYLE
122. Craft. : BOAT
123. Play boisterously. : ROMP
125. Biblical name: Ezra ii, 42. : ATER
126. Gorge. : SATE
129. Scottish name. : RAE
130. Young seal. : PUP
131. Meadow: Dial. Eng. : ING

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 115 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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