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ACCENT ON ITALY

New York Times, Sunday, September 5, 1943

Author:
J. C. Doesburg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 182, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 595 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 72
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 82
Across
1. Captured island north of Lampedusa. : LINOSA
7. Mindanao natives. : ATAS
11. Son of Adam. : ABEL
15. Cossack chief. : ATAMAN
21. War-torn kingdom. : ITALIA
22. Largest of Pelagian islands. : LAMPEDUSA
24. Territory conquered in 38 days. : SICILY
25. Winner. : CAPTOR
26. Base for attacks on Paramushiru. : ALEUTIANS
27. Girl's name. : STELLA
28. Everybody. : ALL
29. Negatives. : NOES
31. Comfortable. : SNUG
32. Geological epoch. : ECCA
34. Ancient city of Nile Delta. : SAIS
35. Week day: Abbr. : TUES
37. Greek goddess of victory. : NIKE
39. Blasted naval base. : KIEL
41. Girl's name. : ALMA
43. Town on Ameland, West Frisian Islands. : NES
44. War bond. : ASSET
46. Reprove. : RATE
48. Russian caviar. : IKRA
50. River in Georgia. : COOSA
52. Secretary of Treasury under McKinley. : GAGE
54. "To the shores of ___." : TRIPOLI
58. Source of rubber. : PARA
60. Railroad city in Sicily. : RAGUSA
63. British bomber. : LANCASTER
65. General recently in America. : GIRAUD
69. Friend. : AMI
70. Ideal place for courtship. : SOFA
72. Forwarded. : SENT
73. Name meaning truth. : VERA
75. Without: Lat. : SINE
76. Pokes. : JABS
78. Piece of wood. : LATH
80. Coupon. : STUB
82. Neutral European. : TURK
84. Border. : RIM
85. Hove clear of the ground. : ATRIP
87. Female ruffs. : REES
89. Becomes available. : ENURES
91. Form of Hindu worship. : ARATI
93. Facility. : EASE
94. Inhabitants of bombed city. : NEAPOLITANS
96. Transparent mineral. : MICA
97. City on the Rhone. : ARLES
98. Necessitate. : ENTAIL
99. Buckwheat tree. : TITI
100. Greek market place. : AGORA
102. Buddhist pillar. : LAT
103. 186-mile tributary of Seine. : OISE
105. Dispatched. : SLEW
107. Dutch island near Sumatra. : NIAS
109. Hebrew spring month. : ABIB
110. River that flows through Munich. : ISAR
112. Forward. : PERT
114. Source of silk. : ERIA
116. Obligation. : ONUS
118. Man's name. : RAE
119. Sufi disciples. : MURIDS
121. Sexton. : SACRISTAN
124. English theosophist (1847–1933). : BESANT
126. Scene of Russian victory. : OREL
128. Sanctuary for criminals. : ALSATIA
129. City between Turin and Genoa. : ASTI
130. City in northern Italy. : PARMA
133. Talented. : ABLE
135. The end. : AMEN
137. Large lake near Leningrad. : ILMEN
141. Shoulder: Comb. form. : OMO
142. South African fox. : ASSE
144. Old Glory. : FLAG
148. Struck. : SMIT
150. 2.2 lbs. in France. : KILO
151. Game of marbles. : MIBS
153. Mountain battlefield. : ETNA
155. Man's name. : ALAN
157. Render indistinct. : BLUR
159. Operated. : RAN
160. Frog. : PEEPER
162. Lover. : INAMORATO
165. Wheel-shaped. : ROTATE
167. Absorbed. : ENRAPT
168. Projectiles. : TORPEDOES
169. Reflections. : IMAGES
170. Peninsula in northern Adriatic. : ISTRIA
171. Units. : ONES
172. Pleads. : ASKS
173. Most modern. : NEWEST
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1. Site of early landing on Sicily. : LICATA
2. A country is named after him. : ITALUS
3. Bombed Italian port. : NAPLES
4. Department in Rumania. : OLT
5. Mountain within Jerusalem: Var. : SION
6. ___ Burr : AARON
7. Where Fairbanks is. : ALASKA
8. Hindu cymbals. : TAL
9. Fourth president of Johns Hopkins. : AMES
10. Touchwood. : SPUNK
11. River flowing into Gulf of Venice. : ADIGE
12. Island in Adriatic. : BUA
13. Hireling. : ESNE
14. East Indian sailor. : LASCAR
15. Indian province, capital Shillong. : ASSAM
16. Small bird. : TIT
17. Expert fliers. : ACES
18. Province in Lombardy. : MILANO
19. The winning side. : ALLIES
20. Great lake in southeast Africa. : NYASSA
23. Small case. : ETUI
30. Neutral country of Europe. : EIRE
33. Explosive sound. : CLAP
36. Region in French Sudan. : SEGU
38. Girl's name. : ETTA
40. Cadence. : LILT
42. Town on Italian instep. : ACRI
45. Soviet news agency. : TASS
47. Sea birds. : ERNS
49. Capital of Ukraine. : KIEV
51. Raft equipment. : OARS
53. Penitentiary. : GAOL
55. Desserts. : ICES
56. Conquered island. : PANTELLERIA
57. City northwest of Brindisi. : OSTUNI
59. Seaweed. : AGAR
60. Indian king. : RAJA
61. Fabled ancestress of Hirohito. : AMATERASU
62. British stronghold. : GIBRALTAR
63. Mediterranean sailing vessels. : LATEENERS
64. Maintenance. : RETENTION
66. U.S. fighter plane. : AIRACOBRA
67. Member of religious sect. : UNITARIAN
68. Half: Prefix. : DEMI
71. Ancient, distinguished Italian family. : FARNESE
74. Foe of Nazis. : RUSSIAN
77. Number on a die. : SISE
79. Calor. : HEAT
81. Rifle part. : BUTT
83. Hindu cupid. : KAMA
86. Mexican dollar. : PESO
88. Mineral springs. : SPAS
90. Hitler's alibi in Russia. : RAIN
92. Gulf in Baltic Sea. : RIGA
95. Grease monkeys. : OILERS
97. Moslem teacher. : ALIM
101. Countenance. : ABET
104. ___ dixit. : IPSE
106. Know: Archaic. : WIST
108. Fish, in the Navy. : SUBS
111. Scene of French war guilt trials. : RIOM
113. South African Dutch. : TAAL
115. Sister of Caesar. : ATIA
117. Son of Rameses I. : SETI
120. River in Morocco. : DRAA
122. Musical symbol. : CLEF
123. Dutch measures. : AAMS
125. Hit the ___. : SILK
127. In conclusion. : LAST
129. Source of indigo. : ANIL
130. Commune in Napoli province. : POMPEI
131. City on the Somme. : AMIENS
132. Ousted head of Martinique. : ROBERT
134. Remember Il Duce? : BENITO
136. Decorate. : EMBOSS
138. Illusion. : MIRAGE
139. Cheers. : ELATES
140. It is wanting: Lat. : NONEST
143. Syriac script. : SERTA
145. Lights. : LAMPS
146. Medicinal plant. : ALOE
147. Lake in northern Italy. : GARDA
149. City bombed on shuttle flights. : TURIN
152. Coast Guard member. : SPAR
154. Presently. : ANON
156. Temple of ancient Rome. : NAOS
158. City founded in 753 B.C. : ROME
161. Tip of a spire. : EPI
163. 119.6 square yards. : ARE
164. The sakeen. : TEK
166. Marble. : TAW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 68 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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