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New York Times, Sunday, September 24, 1944

Author:
I. Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 625 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 79
Isaac Kert has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

61-Down clue is "March days." as in the original, but IDES is a single day.

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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 137
Across
1
Pacific air base, 1,465 mi. from Tokyo. : SAIPAN
7
Staggering. : AREEL
12
Prison destroyed in 1789. : BASTILLE
20
Where Tallinn is. : ESTONIA
22
Riviera city taken by Allies. : CANNES
24
Channels of trade. : ARTERIES
25
Branch of mechanics. : STATICS
26
Autocrat. : TYRANT
27
Where U-boats prowl. : SEALANES
28
River in S. E. Russia, 400 mi. to Don. : SAL
29
Porcine hair. : SETA
31
Japanese pines. : MATSUS
33
Sesame. : TIL
34
Previously. : ERE
35
Discoverer of Greenland. : ERIC
37
Reslant. : RESLOPE
39
Gulled. : DUPED
41
Scene of fierce fighting in Normandy. : CAEN
42
Degree. : STAIR
44
Laughing. : RIANT
45
Fluctuates. : SWAYS
46
Town in Westphalia. : HORDE
47
Emblem of dawn. : DEW
49
Unexploded shell. : DUD
50
Pushed in. : STOVE
51
Gunga ___. : DIN
52
Decline. : EBB
55
Tubular. : PIPED
57
Magazine. : STORE
58
Native of British Indian province. : BENGALI
62
West Pacific archipelago taken by marines. : MARIANAS
64
Express gratitude. : THANK
65
Strong outer defense of Kharkov. : BELGOROD
66
Theology of Christian unity. : IRENICS
67
Wrong. : CRIME
68
Nazi army. : ELITE
69
Victor in numerous air battles. : ACE
70
Town in S. E. France. : TARARE
71
Crawl. : CREEP
72
Churchill-Inonu rendezvous. : ADANA
73
Turkish commanders. : AGAS
74
Half-scores. : TENS
75
Famous gate in Berlin. : BRANDENBURG
77
Collected. : COOL
78
Concern. : CARE
79
Robot explosion. : BLAST
80
Dull-witted person. : DUNCE
81
Port of entry, Ontario, Can. : SARNIA
83
Morsel. : ORT
84
Redden. : BLUSH
85
What Eisenhower was in 1915. : CADET
86
Christen. : BAPTIZE
87
___ Day, Utah holiday, July 24. : PIONEERS
89
Potato. : TUBER
90
Surfeiter. : SATIATER
91
Pueblo Indians. : TANOANS
92
Fertilizers. : MARLS
93
Polish river, 150 mi. to Dniester. : SERET
94
Noun suffix. : ERY
95
Droll. : ODD
96
Warrant officer’s insignia. : EAGLE
97
Jacob’s seventh son. : GAD
98
Percolate. : SOP
100
Winding. : SNAKY
103
U. S. ship sunk by Japs. : PANAY
104
Weave. : BRAID
106
Minimal. : LEAST
110
Casual events. : HAPS
111
Dumbbell. : MORON
112
Small drop. : TEARLET
114
Contralto. : ALTO
115
Past. : AGO
116
Schnapps. : GIN
117
Tricksy spirits. : ARIELS
119
Man’s name. : EVAN
121
Peak: Scot. : BEN
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Region in Yugoslavia bordering Adriatic. : DALMATIA
125
Olive enzyme. : OLEASE
127
Pressers. : IRONERS
129
Enwreathe: Poet. : ENLAUREL
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Acquirer. : GETTER
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Leghorn, taken by Fifth Army. : LIVORNO
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Sourceless. : ROOTLESS
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Hangars. : SHEDS
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Paterfamilias. : MASTER
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Soapframe bars. : SESSES
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Suddenly. : ASTART
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Mussolini’s former habitat. : ITALIA
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Cooking vessel. : POT
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Blackbirds. : ANIS
6
Daintier. : NICER
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Comport oneself. : ACT
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Founder of New York Times, 1851. : RAYMOND
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Overpowered by emotion. : ENRAPT
10
Growing out. : ENATE
11
Pas-de-Calais city. : LENS
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Stocking: Fr. : BAS
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Mountain spurs. : ARETES
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Sedate. : STAID
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Swiss hero. : TELL
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Gen. Eaker. : IRA
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Hereditary. : LINEAR
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Ogled. : LEERED
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Jewish ascetic. : ESSENE
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Fall flower. : ASTER
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Ornamental leather. : STUDWORK
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Stage whispers. : ASIDES
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Bland. : SUAVE
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Spanish hero. : CID
38
Extol. : LAUD
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___ Corner, London. : PYE
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Sixth longest river in world. : CONGO
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Mends. : REPAIRS
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U. S. Chief Justice. : STONE
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Depend. : HINGE
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Flinch. : WINCE
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Capable of being panicked. : STAMPEDABLE
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Nile mouth. : DELTA
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Exude. : EMIT
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Sancho Panza’s island city. : BARATARIA
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Airborne commander under Eisenhower. : BRERERTON
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___ de Calais, Strait of Dover. : PAS
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Demurred. : SHIED
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Person. : BEING
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Calcium carbonate. : ARAGONITE
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Electrical apparatus in fire alarm system. : LOCALIZER
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March days. : IDES
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Pointless. : INANE
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Fortified city on the Adige. : TRENT
65
Trumpet sound. : BLARE
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___-landing. : CRASH
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Result of analysis. : EDUCT
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Coarse. : CRASS
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Lum’s friend. : ABNER
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Large artery. : AORTA
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Clouds. : BLURS
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Undraped figures. : NUDES
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Where Congress meets. : CAPITOL
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Egyptian Christian. : COPT
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Mingle. : BLEND
81
Fills. : SATES
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Visionary. : AERY
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Foamy. : BEADY
85
Crinkled. : CURLY
86
Airman’s decoration. : BAR
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Recesses. : NOOKS
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Seaport in Don Cossack Republic. : TAGANROG
90
Seat near altar for clergy. : SEDILE
92
Beautiful valley on Oahu Island. : MANOA
93
Invaded German valley. : SAAR
96
Tympanium. : EAR
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Covered with turf. : GRASSED
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Size of coal. : PEA
100
Stippler. : SHADER
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Former Jap fleet admiral. : NAGANO
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Most versatile of Olympian gods. : APOLLO
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Small whiskey glasses. : PONIES
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Benight. : BELATE
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Torment: Colloq. : DEVIL
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Belgian canal. : ALBERT
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Uncle Toby’s creator. : STERNE
109
Barber. : TONSOR
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Ecclesiastical head-dress. : MITRE
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Molars. : TEETH
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River in Sinkiang Province, China. : TARIM
116
Frenchman. : GAUL
118
Islands: Fr. : ILES
120
Blaze star. : NOVA
123
Entangle. : MAT
124
Morindin dyes. : ALS
126
Bitter vetch. : ERS
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Spanish pronoun. : NOS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 67 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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