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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, September 26, 1943

Author: Lester Keene
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 659 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 82
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 85
Across Down
1. Scene of Jap retreat. : KISKA
6. Tunisian natives. : ARABS
11. Site of bombed Renault plant. : PARIS
16. Destroy utterly. : SMASH
21. Remove plant from container. : UNPOT
22. Take-off point from Brazil. : NATAL
23. ___ McMahon, screen star. : ALINE
24. Leg bone. : TIBIA
25. Talk big. : BOAST
26. Queen Wilhelmina's country. : NETHERLANDS
28. Fragrant. : OLENT
29. Blackbird. : ANI
30. Commune in southern Spain. : UBEDA
32. Considers. : DEEMS
33. Noose to catch an animal. : SPRINGE
35. Religious recluses. : NUNS
37. Air-raid alarm. : ALERT
39. Splitting tools. : FROES
41. Spokesman. : LEADER
42. Lowest point. : NADIR
44. City 98 miles from Paris. : REIMS
46. Lafcadio ___, naturalized Japanese (1850–1904). : HEARN
48. Stored fodder. : ENSILED
51. Il Duce's captured son-in-law. : CIANO
52. Southern France. : MIDI
53. Allied base in Greenland. : ETAH
57. Irish critic (1843–1913). : DOWDEN
58. Portion. : SHARE
59. Russian river, 670 miles to the Don. : DONETS
61. Jap-held seaport in Indo-China. : HUE
62. Farewell. : ADIEU
63. Tell a secret. : SPILL
64. English stylist (1839–1894). : PATER
65. French city in the Loire Valley. : TOURS
67. Snare. : NET
68. Ground sesame pulp. : TAHIN
70. Told tall tales. : YARNED
72. Cassias. : SENNAS
73. Wood-cutting tool. : ADZE
75. Dewy. : RORAL
77. Defeat. : ROUT
78. Cajole. : WHEEDLE
79. Sovereignty. : EMPERY
81. Base in Lower Burma. : AKYAB
83. Free Dutch broadcasting service. : ORANGE
84. Musician's mute. : SORDINE
86. Portico. : STOA
87. Bombed city near Duesseldorf. : ESSEN
89. It flows through Florence. : ARNO
92. The arrowroot. : TULEMA
93. Condescends. : DEIGNS
95. Strategic city in western Crete. : CANEA
97. Northeastern Tunisian cape. : BON
98. He rode an eagle: Bab. Myth. : ETANA
99. Bulgarian Black Sea port. : VARNA
100. Broken cliffs. : CRAGS
102. Globules. : BLOBS
104. Sea eagle. : ERN
105. Foams. : SPUMES
107. He wrote "The Manxman" (1853–1931). : CAINE
108. Metal grating. : GRILLE
109. Our Russian allies. : REDS
111. Educate. : REAR
112. Dared. : DURST
113. Musical group. : QUINTET
114. Lock of hair. : TRESS
116. Strategic Greek island. : CRETE
117. French town on the Oise. : GUISE
118. He headed second Mission to Moscow. : DAVIES
121. Jewish priest. : KOHEN
123. A son of Zophah: 1 Chr. 7-36. : SHUAL
125. Babylonian teachers. : RABS
129. Amidst. : AMONGST
131. Members of Il Duce's party. : FASCI
133. Young conger eel. : ELVER
135. The ___ countries, invaded May, 1940. : LOW
136. Where the Italian fleet surrendered. : MALTA
137. Town in Tunisian battle area. : ENFIDAVILLE
140. Official decree. : UKASE
142. "Fortunes of ___" by Scott. : NIGEL
143. Stop. : CEASE
144. Austrian psychiatrist. : ADLER
145. Hair dye. : HENNA
146. Trap. : SNARE
147. She caused the Trojan War. : HELEN
148. Disagreeable. : NASTY
149. Radio detecting and locating device. : RADAR
1. River on which Krasnodar is. : KUBAN
2. President of Turkey. : INONU
3. Europe's jittery neutral. : SPAIN
4. Dodecanese island off Turkey. : KOS
5. Most westerly of the Aleutians. : ATTU
6. The earthworm. : ANNELID
7. Deposed German admiral. : RAEDER
8. Oil of roses. : ATTAR
9. Expression of disgust. : BAH
10. Winter vehicle. : SLED
11. Strategic Sicilian port. : PALERMO
12. Poplars. : ALAMOS
13. Wash lightly. : RINSE
14. Poetic India. : IND
15. Soap frame. : SESS
16. Hoarder. : STORER
17. Tunisian river near Pont du Fahs. : MILIANE
18. Evening: Ger. : ABEND
19. Burn. : SINGE
20. Loather. : HATER
27. Purify. : REFINE
31. German State, capital Karlsruhe. : BADEN
34. Braid. : PLAIT
36. Mean: Slang. : SNIDE
38. Test. : TRIAL
40. Polished. : SHINED
43. First inhabitant of Kiska. : ALEUT
45. White House secretary. : EARLY
47. German dam destroyed by RAF, May, 1943. : EDER
48. Saint, for whom Edinburgh perhaps was named. : EDANA
49. Knobbed. : NODED
50. Europe's oldest democracy. : SWITZERLAND
51. First to fight Japan. : CHINA
52. Choral composition. : MOTET
54. Fast fighter of the USAAF. : THUNDERBOLT
55. Of the ear. : AURAL
56. Frequently bombed German State. : HESSE
58. Curled. : SPIRY
59. "Internationalized" European river. : DANUBE
60. Dutch painter: 1626–1679. : STEEN
63. Dinah ___, sings for soldiers. : SHORE
64. Double-ended canoe. : PROA
66. Strategic lake in North Russia. : ONEGA
69. Battle ground. : ARENA
71. Hitler's "master race." : ARYAN
72. John, in Irish. : SHANE
74. Bombed German naval base. : EMDEN
76. People of South and Central America. : LATINS
78. Women of the British Royal Navy. : WRENS
80. Indians of southern Arizona. : PIMAS
82. Jap admiral, succeeded Yamamoto. : KOGA
83. Kansas river, 500 miles to the Missouri. : OSAGE
84. Pilot. : STEER
85. Bizarre. : OUTRE
86. West African native. : SERER
88. Meager. : SCANT
90. Famous. : NOBLE
91. Assault of an army. : ONSET
93. Figured fabric. : DAMASK
94. The cormorant: Scot. : SCART
96. French foxholes. : ABRIS
99. Front openings in helmets. : VUES
101. Ascends. : RISES
103. Large troop transport. : LINER
106. The fourth estate. : PRESS
107. City in Ecuador. : CUENCA
108. Deceit. : GUILE
110. Frugal person. : STINTER
112. Germany's china town. : DRESDEN
113. Shaky. : QUAVERY
115. Feast. : REGALE
116. Two-wheeled vehicle. : CHAISE
117. Esophagus. : GULLET
118. Condemns. : DAMNS
119. Greatly. : AMAIN
120. River flowing into Caspian Sea at Astrakhan. : VOLGA
122. Rubbish. : OFFAL
124. Dungeons. : HELLS
126. Islands between Finland and Sweden. : ALAND
127. River in Yugoslavia, tributary of Sava. : BOSNA
128. Vow. : SWEAR
130. Short for M. I. T. : TECH
132. ___ the Terrible. : IVAN
134. German valley, bombed and flooded. : RUHR
138. Born. : NEE
139. Famous mount in Crete. : IDA
141. New Zealand parrot. : KEA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 71 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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