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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.
PS 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 Down
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
122. Region in Yugoslavia bordering Adriatic. : DALMATIA
125. Olive enzyme. : OLEASE
127. Pressers. : IRONERS
129. Enwreathe: Poet. : ENLAUREL
130. Acquirer. : GETTER
131. Leghorn, taken by Fifth Army. : LIVORNO
132. Sourceless. : ROOTLESS
133. Hangars. : SHEDS
134. Paterfamilias. : MASTER
1. Soapframe bars. : SESSES
2. Suddenly. : ASTART
3. Mussolini’s former habitat. : ITALIA
4. Cooking vessel. : POT
5. Blackbirds. : ANIS
6. Daintier. : NICER
7. Comport oneself. : ACT
8. Founder of New York Times, 1851. : RAYMOND
9. Overpowered by emotion. : ENRAPT
10. Growing out. : ENATE
11. Pas-de-Calais city. : LENS
12. Stocking: Fr. : BAS
13. Mountain spurs. : ARETES
14. Sedate. : STAID
15. Swiss hero. : TELL
16. Gen. Eaker. : IRA
17. Hereditary. : LINEAR
18. Ogled. : LEERED
19. Jewish ascetic. : ESSENE
21. Fall flower. : ASTER
23. Ornamental leather. : STUDWORK
30. Stage whispers. : ASIDES
32. Bland. : SUAVE
36. Spanish hero. : CID
38. Extol. : LAUD
40. ___ Corner, London. : PYE
41. Sixth longest river in world. : CONGO
43. Mends. : REPAIRS
45. U. S. Chief Justice. : STONE
46. Depend. : HINGE
48. Flinch. : WINCE
50. Capable of being panicked. : STAMPEDABLE
51. Nile mouth. : DELTA
52. Exude. : EMIT
53. Sancho Panza’s island city. : BARATARIA
54. Airborne commander under Eisenhower. : BRERERTON
56. ___ de Calais, Strait of Dover. : PAS
57. Demurred. : SHIED
58. Person. : BEING
59. Calcium carbonate. : ARAGONITE
60. Electrical apparatus in fire alarm system. : LOCALIZER
61. March days. : IDES
63. Pointless. : INANE
64. Fortified city on the Adige. : TRENT
65. Trumpet sound. : BLARE
67. ___-landing. : CRASH
68. Result of analysis. : EDUCT
71. Coarse. : CRASS
72. Lum’s friend. : ABNER
73. Large artery. : AORTA
75. Clouds. : BLURS
76. Undraped figures. : NUDES
77. Where Congress meets. : CAPITOL
78. Egyptian Christian. : COPT
79. Mingle. : BLEND
81. Fills. : SATES
82. Visionary. : AERY
84. Foamy. : BEADY
85. Crinkled. : CURLY
86. Airman’s decoration. : BAR
88. Recesses. : NOOKS
89. 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
97. Covered with turf. : GRASSED
99. Size of coal. : PEA
100. Stippler. : SHADER
101. Former Jap fleet admiral. : NAGANO
102. Most versatile of Olympian gods. : APOLLO
103. Small whiskey glasses. : PONIES
104. Benight. : BELATE
105. Torment: Colloq. : DEVIL
107. Belgian canal. : ALBERT
108. Uncle Toby’s creator. : STERNE
109. Barber. : TONSOR
111. Ecclesiastical head-dress. : MITRE
112. Molars. : TEETH
113. 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
128. 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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