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COMMUNIQUE

New York Times, Sunday, October 28, 1945

Author: L. K. Peters
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 527 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 50
L. K. Peters has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 194
Across Down
1. Humanity. : MANKIND
8. Questing. : SEEKING
15. 1059 mi. river, Alberta, Canada. : PEACE
20. Shunner. : AVOIDER
21. Designer. : PLANNER
22. Scene of fourteen battles, World War I. : ARRAS
23. Choke. : GARROTE
24. Train. : RETINUE
25. Extent. : LIMIT
26. Up to that time. : UNTIL
27. Levantine sailing vessel. : SAIC
29. Guardian spirits of primitive peoples. : TOTEMS
31. A Negro people in Nigeria. : ARO
32. Stone: Scot. : STEN
33. Holdings. : ASSETS
35. Mackerel-like food fish. : CERO
36. British coaling port since 1839. : ADEN
37. Clip. : SHEAR
38. Westphalian dam, destroyed by RAF. : EDER
40. Seaport, E. Malay peninsula. : PATANI
42. Model. : PATTERN
45. Candlestick: Var. : SCONSE
47. Book of the Bible. : HOSEA
48. Reconnaissance devices. : CAMERAS
49. Army general relieved of command. : SHORT
50. Diver. : LOON
52. Presented upper edge of blind lode: Mining. : APEXED
53. School years. : TEENS
54. Solicitors. : LAWYERS
57. Annual income in France. : RENTE
58. Whipped. : CANED
59. Wife of a baronet. : DAME
60. Duo. : DUET
62. Swiss canton, Altdorf the capital. : URI
63. Across the river at Rome. : TRANSTIBERINE
67. So: Scot. : SAE
68. Social groups. : SETS
70. Musical instrument. : OBOE
71. Tunisian port, captured May, 1943. : GABES
72. Paper, damaged in the making. : CASSE
74. Il Duce, after April 28th. : DEADMAN
76. Island 1 mi. from Manhattan. : ELLIS
77. ___ points. : RATION
78. Charge against property. : LIEN
79. Long-legged bird. : STILT
80. Ersatz conqueror. : GERMANY
81. South American rodents. : PACAS
84. Battle areas. : ARENAS
86. They "always win the last battle." : BRITONS
87. Lazy dolt. : LURDAN
89. Far east Russian city on Ussuri River. : IMAN
90. He wrote "The Red Badge of Courage" (1871–1900). : CRANE
91. Counterpart of Mars. : ARES
92. Jutting roof. : EAVE
94. Irish lamentation. : OCHONE
96. Olive ___. : DRAB
100. Day: Hebrew. : YOM
101. Oppose. : RESIST
103. Boss of WSA. : LAND
104. Form. : SHAPE
105. Where University of Maine is. : ORONO
107. A ketone: Chem. : KETIMIN
109. Island near Aden. : SOCOTRA
111. Ancient churches. : FANES
112. Soon. : ERELONG
113. Speech. : ORATION
114. Strips the hide off. : FLAYS
115. Bellicose. : WARLIKE
116. Peoples. : NATIONS
1. Magician. : MAGUS
2. Forward: French. : AVANT
3. Cabo Raso do ___: Cape at mouth of Amazon. : NORTE
4. Treaty port on Sungari River, N. E. Manchuria. : KIRIN
5. Object of worship. : IDOL
6. Catch. : NET
7. Highboys. : DRESSERS
8. More agile. : SPRIER
9. Choose. : ELECT
10. Corrode. : EAT
11. Grow together. : KNIT
12. Pope who first gave red hat to Cardinals, 1243–54. : INNOCENT
13. Worker ants and bees. : NEUTERS
14. U. S. destroyer, pre-war object of submarine attack. : GREER
15. Buddies. : PALS
16. Son of Gad (Gen. 46-16). : ERI
17. Navy task forces. : ARMADAS
18. Native of Nile City. : CAIRENE
19. N. W. Russian republic. : ESTONIA
28. Korean port on Yellow Sea, now Seikan. : ASAN
30. Floor-cleaning device. : MOP
33. In front. : AHEAD
34. Suburb of Naples. : SECONDIGLIANO
36. Showed contrition. : ATONED
37. Rue. : STREET
39. Beetles. : DORS
41. Navy hail. : AHOY
42. Filled with free passes: Theat. : PAPERED
43. Pertaining to Amen-Ra, Egyptian deity. : AMENITE
44. Theme. : TEXT
45. Shallow baking pan for cookies. : SHEET
46. Notes of Guido's scale. : ELAMIS
48. German philosopher and editor in America (1852–1919). : CARUS
49. Perceive. : SENSE
51. Ruth Bryan ___ Rohde, daughter of "The Commoner." : OWEN
53. Strait between Negros and Cebu. : TANON
54. Roman household gods. : LARES
55. Uncle Joe. : RUSSIAN
56. Salts. : SEASONS
58. Bath house. : CABANA
59. Charge. : DEBIT
61. Tiny. : TEENY
64. Where Aventine hill is. : ROME
65. Formal dances. : BALLS
66. French card game. : ECARTE
69. Vegetable dishes. : SALADS
73. Vapor: Comb. form. : ATMO
75. Most beautiful orchid. : DISA
76. Ever-present menace to Catania. : ETNA
77. French queen. : REINE
79. School term. : SEMESTER
80. Male descendant. : GRANDSON
81. Tie-breaking contest. : PLAYOFF
82. Of the dawn. : AURORAL
83. Where Amati's workshop was. : CREMONA
85. Where Gen. Patch landed, Aug. 15, '44. : RIVIERA
86. City, Rhone Dept., France. : BRON
88. Born. : NEE
90. Substitute. : CHANGE
93. Awry. : ASKEW
95. Calaboose. : CLINK
96. Hindu loin cloth. : DHOTI
97. Proportion. : RATIO
98. Part of an airfield. : APRON
99. Trifles. : BEANS
101. Barney ___, Guadalcanal hero. : ROSS
102. Cultivate. : TILL
104. Scram! : SCAT
106. Marshal under Napoleon (1769–1815). : NEY
108. "L'etat, c'est ___."—Louis XIV. : MOI
110. Mouths. : ORA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 41 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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