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New York Times, Sunday, September 3, 1944

Author: Lester Keene
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.45, Missing: { Q W X }, Scrabble score: 515 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 69
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 134
Across Down
1. Algerian soldier of France. : SPAHI
6. U. S. fighter-bomber. : HAVOC
11. French Channel port. : HAVRE
16. He wrote “I have a rendezvous with death.” : SEEGER
17. City in California. : SALINAS
19. City 81 miles north of Paris. : AMIENS
21. Italian city south of Livorno. : CECINA
22. Vibrant effect on the tambourine. : TRAVALE
23. Feminine name. : MARGOT
24. Speak. : UTTER
25. Fry. : SAUTE
26. George ___. : ADE
28. Lofty volcanic mountain, Teneriffe. : TEIDE
29. ___ Islands, MacArthur’s great objective. : PHILIPPINE
31. Relatively small. : FRACTIONAL
33. ½ cent in Tokyo. : SEN
34. Mrs. Charlie Chaplin. : OONA
35. Stupor. : TRANCE
36. London beer. : ALE
37. Defective bombs. : DUDS
38. Mythical founder of Troy. : TROS
39. Unit of work. : ERG
41. 14-mile island in Puget Sound. : CAMANO
44. Where Vargas is President. : BRAZIL
46. Relish. : GUSTO
50. Total amount of water in soil. : HOLARD
51. Plum full of wrinkles. : PRUNE
52. Designating motion toward: Gram. case. : ALLATIVE
55. Lake southwest of Petsamo. : ENARE
56. Overalls. : JEANS
57. Specific gravity meter. : AREOMETER
58. Town in toe of Italian boot. : ACRI
59. Strategic Chinese town southwest of Shanghai. : SUNGKIANGFU
61. 70-mile river southwest of Nice. : VARO
62. Staying. : REMAINING
64. Doctrine. : TENET
65. Headland, west side of Red Sea. : BENAS
66. Italian-speaking portion of Tyrol. : TRENTINO
67. Arabian guitar. : KITAR
68. Infirm. : SENILE
69. Hobo. : TRAMP
70. Silk voiles. : NINONS
72. Catholic prayer book. : MISSAL
73. Over: Poet. : OER
75. 500-mile river, Southeast Kenya, to Indian Ocean. : TANA
76. Covered wagons. : VANS
77. English letter. : ESS
80. Will ___. : ROGERS
82. Caroled. : SANG
83. Opportune. : PAT
86. U. S. transport planes. : SKYMASTERS
89. Normandy town near Carteret. : BARNEVILLE
92. Stories. : TALES
93. Collection of sayings. : ANA
94. Islands between Celebes and Timor. : BANDA
95. Angry. : IRATE
96. Gaseous hydrocarbon, source of alcohol. : ETHANE
98. Where Sherman’s march started. : ATLANTA
100. Keep ’em flying. : PLANES
101. Sown. : SEEDED
102. Apprentice. : LEARNER
103. Notch. : INDENT
104. Typist. : STENO
105. Stupid. : DENSE
106. Italian port north of Naples. : GAETA
1. Boil. : SEETHE
2. Jelly ingredient. : PECTIN
3. Astral spirit of Saturn: Astrol. : AGIEL
4. ___ Petain. : HENRI
5. Air Chief Eaker. : IRA
6. Jap battleship attacked by Capt. Colin Kelly. : HARUNA
7. Winged. : ALATE
8. Long live! : VIVE
9. Indian of Tierra del Fuego. : ONA
10. Capital of Muntenia, Rumania. : CALARASI
11. ___ Fish. : HAM
12. Cremona’s first citizen. : AMATI
13. Green and yellow bird. : VIREO
14. Capital of Saskatchewan. : REGINA
15. Without nodes. : ENODAL
16. Porgies. : SCUPS
17. Spots. : STAINS
18. French battlefield, 1870, 1918, 1940. : SEDAN
20. Pillarlike monument. : STELE
25. Ashes: Comb. form. : SPODO
27. Behold: Latin. : ECCE
30. American poet, cited for treason. : POUND
31. Congealed. : FROZE
32. Highest mountain, Julian Alps. : TERGLOU
35. Changes. : TRANSITIONS
37. Peregrine White and Virginia ___. : DARE
38. Luggage case. : TRUNK
40. Agana is its capital. : GUAM
41. Musicale. : CONCERT
42. Alert sounder. : ALARMER
43. Lady in “Measure for Measure.” : MARIANA
44. Fort in North Carolina. : BRAGG
45. More capacious. : LARGER
47. World’s largest hotel. : STEVENS
48. Wife of Oberon. : TITANIA
49. Outer garment. : OVERALL
50. Core. : HEART
51. Triangular battle flag. : PENNON
53. Liberal party. : LEFT
54. Eroded. : EROSE
56. Fighting French general. : JUIN
57. Ha’pennies in Bombay. : ANNAS
59. Detached riflemen. : SNIPERS
60. Volcano in northeast Sicily: Lat. : AETNA
63. The betel pepper. : ITMO
65. Good Queen ___. : BESS
67. Knots in wood. : KNARS
68. Burn. : SINGE
71. Repeated. : ITERATED
72. Heavenly food. : MANNA
74. Marianas island. : ROTA
76. Strategic river, Yugoslavia. : VARDAR
77. National park, Colorado. : ESTES
78. Ice gliders. : SKATES
79. City in southwest Assam. : SYLHET
81. Pertaining to side of the head: Zool. : GENAL
82. South Carolina river. : SANTEE
83. The Earth. : PLANET
84. Town in Westphalia, Prussia. : ALTENA
85. Tinner’s small anvil. : TEEST
87. Victor at Gettysburg. : MEADE
88. Large lake in south Sweden. : ASNEN
89. Bethrothal publication. : BANNS
90. Taken by the Reds, July 13, 1944. : VILNA
91. Sultan’s decree. : IRADE
94. Farm building. : BARN
97. Former name of Tokyo. : EDO
99. Captured New Guinea stronghold. : LAE
100. Porcine. : PIG

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 58 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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