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New York Times, Sunday, September 23, 1945

Author: Lester Keene
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.62, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 595 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 52
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 189
Across Down
1. Dearly won fortress on Okinawa. : SHURI
6. Island group in Banda Sea. : DAMAR
11. Conference city. : YALTA
16. Leaner. : SPARER
17. Where Bruenn is. : MORAVIA
19. Woodland nymphs. : OREADS
21. Spanish marshal and regent (1810–85). : SERRANO
22. Rapacious birds of hawk family. : ELANETS
23. Salt of nitric acid. : NITRATE
25. Effusively sentimental. : MAUDLIN
26. Love story. : ROMANCE
27. Implement makers. : TOOLMEN
28. Suffix denoting action. : ANCE
29. City attacked by Assyrians (Is. 10–31). : GEBIM
31. Maiden name of Calif. Congresswoman. : GAHAGAN
33. Pungent. : TART
34. Perfume. : SCENT
36. Withdraw. : RETIRE
38. Middle East country. : IRAN
39. Receiver of a gift. : DONEE
40. Region of Germany, occupied by AEF: Ger. sp. : HESSEN
42. City, 17 miles SW of Padua. : ESTE
43. Religious body. : SECT
44. Singing comedian. : CANTOR
45. Rich basin, W Germany, occupied by French forces. : SAAR
47. Gottfried's sister. : ELSA
49. Delaration of Independence signer from N.C. : HEWES
51. Famous violins. : AMATIS
54. 150 "praise-songs." : PSALMS
56. Scene of hard fighting on Mindanao. : SANTAFE
60. Carry over. : TRANSLATE
62. Lukewarm. : TEPID
64. Spore-bearing leaves. : STAMENS
66. Crowd. : HERD
67. Excessively angered. : ENRAGED
69. Profound. : DEEP
71. Long-legged and slender. : RANGY
72. Back from the sea. : INLAND
74. Land held in fee absolute: Law. : ALOD
75. Reform. : MEND
76. Hollywood's famous stylist. : ADRIAN
77. Dropsy. : EDEMA
78. Imitator. : APER
79. Generous bounty. : LARGESS
81. Prototype of the perfidious friend. : IAGO
82. Zealot. : FANATIC
84. Storage point. : DEPOT
86. Unexpected. : UNPLANNED
88. Lens-shaped. : LENTOID
90. Instrument. : DEVICE
92. Fondle. : CARESS
93. Where Pondichéry is. : INDIA
95. Tendon: Comb. form. : TENO
96. Caroled. : SANG
97. Victim of "Dayton Trial," July, 1925. : SCOPES
101. Gen. McAuliffe's no-surrender message. : NUTS
103. Else: Scot. : ENSE
105. Upset. : TOPPLE
110. Diminish. : TAPER
111. Sacred literature of Hindus. : VEDA
112. Obtainer. : GETTER
114. Weeds. : TARES
115. Level. : EVEN
116. Sailor. : MARINER
118. On-dit. : RUMOR
120. Steps up motor revolutions: Aviation slang. : REVS
121. Optical illusions. : MIRAGES
123. Islands off Borneo, invaded by Australians. : TARAKAN
125. Island off Halmahera, taken by MacArthur. : MOROTAI
127. Severe critics. : SLATERS
128. Self-centered person. : EGOTIST
129. Proud Kansas city. : ABILENE
130. ___ Maris: Star of the sea. : STELLA
131. Stops. : DESISTS
132. Guilty. : NOCENT
133. Compound ether. : ESTER
134. "Many ___ and nodding-places in a voluminous writer."—Addison. : RESTS
135. Spirited mount. : STEED
1. Dresses up. : SPRUCES
2. Indurates. : HARDENS
3. Mountains in U.S.S.R. : URAL
4. Welsh on a promise: Colloq. : RENIG
5. Presser. : IRONER
6. Mountains, NE Italy. : DOLOMITES
7. Eugene ___, subject of poem, 1829, by Thomas Hood. : ARAM
8. Conduct. : MANAGE
9. Oat genus. : AVENA
10. Ex-Governor of Maryland. : RITCHIE
11. Airfield on Okinawa. : YONTAN
12. Neptune's talking horse. : ARION
13. Mother of Diana. : LETO
14. Elizabethan comedian and jester. : TARLTON
15. Imaginary stone. : ADAMANT
16. Meeting. : SEANCE
17. Deserves. : MERITS
18. Seeking. : ASEARCH
20. Printer's plate. : STEREO
21. Crush. : SMASH
24. Join. : ENTER
30. Malt beverage. : BEER
32. Under-Secretary of Navy. : GATES
35. Trials. : TESTS
37. Akin. : RELATED
39. Coward. : DASTARD
41. Trapped. : NAILED
43. Coarse hominy. : SAMP
44. 1/100 of a gulden. : CENT
46. Korean town, now Seikan; battle 1894. : ASAN
48. Coaster. : SLED
50. U. S. flat-top. : WASP
51. Invasion port on Skagerrak, S. Norway. : ARENDAL
52. ___ Deitrich, of the screen. : MARLENE
53. British penal islands, Bay of Bengal. : ANDAMAN
54. Rang out. : PEALED
55. East ___. : SIDER
57. Poisonous compound from oil of bitter almonds. : AMARINE
58. Members of Irish Republican Brotherhood. : FENIANS
59. Hires. : ENGAGES
60. Robber. : THIEF
61. Golf hazard. : TRAP
63. Pacific island fever. : DENGUE
65. Church council. : SYNOD
68. Pierced. : GORED
70. British M. P. : EDEN
73. Neater. : NATTIER
75. Afternoon performance. : MATINEE
76. Obliquely. : ASLANT
78. Content of storage batteries. : ACID
79. "Nature's second sun."—Chapman. : LOVE
80. Haven for dumb animals. : SPCA
83. Electrified particles. : IONS
85. Fondles. : PETS
87. Cant. : ARGOT
89. Railroad car. : DINER
91. Exhibits noticeable differences. : CONTRASTS
94. Verified accounts. : AUDITED
96. Appear. : SEEM
97. Stalks. : STEMS
98. Carps. : CAVILS
99. Run. : OPERATE
100. Roman household gods. : PENATES
102. Bright-colored finchlike bird. : TANAGER
104. Retards normal growth. : STUNTS
106. Prisoner conditionally released. : PAROLEE
107. Make believe. : PRETEND
108. Middle East, from W Greece to W Egypt. : LEVANT
109. Feminine name. : ESSIE
111. MacCracken's College. : VASSAR
112. Without cost. : GRATIS
113. Caesar, Nero and Cato. : ROMANS
116. ___ Oberon, of the screen. : MERLE
117. Worn away. : EROSE
119. V-1. : ROBOT
122. Money: Humorous. : GELT
124. Touched gently: Poet. : KIST
126. Jap's staff of life. : RICE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 46 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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