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COMMUNIQUE

New York Times, Sunday, October 28, 1945

96-Down : Hindu loin cloth.

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
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 194
Across
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Humanity. : MANKIND
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Questing. : SEEKING
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1059 mi. river, Alberta, Canada. : PEACE
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Shunner. : AVOIDER
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Designer. : PLANNER
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Scene of fourteen battles, World War I. : ARRAS
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Choke. : GARROTE
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Train. : RETINUE
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Extent. : LIMIT
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Up to that time. : UNTIL
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Levantine sailing vessel. : SAIC
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Guardian spirits of primitive peoples. : TOTEMS
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A Negro people in Nigeria. : ARO
32
Stone: Scot. : STEN
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Holdings. : ASSETS
35
Mackerel-like food fish. : CERO
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British coaling port since 1839. : ADEN
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Clip. : SHEAR
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Westphalian dam, destroyed by RAF. : EDER
40
Seaport, E. Malay peninsula. : PATANI
42
Model. : PATTERN
45
Candlestick: Var. : SCONSE
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Book of the Bible. : HOSEA
48
Reconnaissance devices. : CAMERAS
49
Army general relieved of command. : SHORT
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Diver. : LOON
52
Presented upper edge of blind lode: Mining. : APEXED
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School years. : TEENS
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Solicitors. : LAWYERS
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Annual income in France. : RENTE
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Whipped. : CANED
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Wife of a baronet. : DAME
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Duo. : DUET
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Swiss canton, Altdorf the capital. : URI
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Across the river at Rome. : TRANSTIBERINE
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So: Scot. : SAE
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Social groups. : SETS
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Musical instrument. : OBOE
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Tunisian port, captured May, 1943. : GABES
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Paper, damaged in the making. : CASSE
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Il Duce, after April 28th. : DEADMAN
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Island 1 mi. from Manhattan. : ELLIS
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___ points. : RATION
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Charge against property. : LIEN
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Long-legged bird. : STILT
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Ersatz conqueror. : GERMANY
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South American rodents. : PACAS
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Battle areas. : ARENAS
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They "always win the last battle." : BRITONS
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Lazy dolt. : LURDAN
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Far east Russian city on Ussuri River. : IMAN
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He wrote "The Red Badge of Courage" (1871-1900). : CRANE
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Counterpart of Mars. : ARES
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Jutting roof. : EAVE
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Irish lamentation. : OCHONE
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Olive ___. : DRAB
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Day: Hebrew. : YOM
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Oppose. : RESIST
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Boss of WSA. : LAND
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Form. : SHAPE
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Where University of Maine is. : ORONO
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A ketone: Chem. : KETIMIN
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Island near Aden. : SOCOTRA
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Ancient churches. : FANES
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Soon. : ERELONG
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Speech. : ORATION
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Strips the hide off. : FLAYS
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Bellicose. : WARLIKE
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Peoples. : NATIONS
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Magician. : MAGUS
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Forward: French. : AVANT
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Cabo Raso do ___: Cape at mouth of Amazon. : NORTE
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Treaty port on Sungari River, N. E. Manchuria. : KIRIN
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Object of worship. : IDOL
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Catch. : NET
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Highboys. : DRESSERS
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More agile. : SPRIER
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Choose. : ELECT
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Corrode. : EAT
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Grow together. : KNIT
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Pope who first gave red hat to Cardinals, 1243-54. : INNOCENT
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Worker ants and bees. : NEUTERS
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U. S. destroyer, pre-war object of submarine attack. : GREER
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Buddies. : PALS
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Son of Gad (Gen. 46-16). : ERI
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Navy task forces. : ARMADAS
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Native of Nile City. : CAIRENE
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N. W. Russian republic. : ESTONIA
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Korean port on Yellow Sea, now Seikan. : ASAN
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Floor-cleaning device. : MOP
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In front. : AHEAD
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Suburb of Naples. : SECONDIGLIANO
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Showed contrition. : ATONED
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Rue. : STREET
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Beetles. : DORS
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Navy hail. : AHOY
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Filled with free passes: Theat. : PAPERED
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Pertaining to Amen-Ra, Egyptian deity. : AMENITE
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Theme. : TEXT
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Shallow baking pan for cookies. : SHEET
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Notes of Guido's scale. : ELAMIS
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German philosopher and editor in America (1852-1919). : CARUS
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Perceive. : SENSE
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Ruth Bryan ___ Rohde, daughter of "The Commoner." : OWEN
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Strait between Negros and Cebu. : TANON
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Roman household gods. : LARES
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Uncle Joe. : RUSSIAN
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Salts. : SEASONS
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Bath house. : CABANA
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Charge. : DEBIT
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Tiny. : TEENY
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Where Aventine hill is. : ROME
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Formal dances. : BALLS
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French card game. : ECARTE
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Vegetable dishes. : SALADS
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Vapor: Comb. form. : ATMO
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Most beautiful orchid. : DISA
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Ever-present menace to Catania. : ETNA
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French queen. : REINE
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School term. : SEMESTER
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Male descendant. : GRANDSON
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Tie-breaking contest. : PLAYOFF
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Of the dawn. : AURORAL
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Where Amati's workshop was. : CREMONA
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Where Gen. Patch landed, Aug. 15, '44. : RIVIERA
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City, Rhone Dept., France. : BRON
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Born. : NEE
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Substitute. : CHANGE
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Awry. : ASKEW
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Calaboose. : CLINK
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Hindu loin cloth. : DHOTI
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Proportion. : RATIO
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Part of an airfield. : APRON
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Trifles. : BEANS
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Barney ___, Guadalcanal hero. : ROSS
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Cultivate. : TILL
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Scram! : SCAT
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Marshal under Napoleon (1769-1815). : NEY
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"L'etat, c'est ___."—Louis XIV. : MOI
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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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