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COMMUNIQUE

New York Times, Sunday, October 29, 1944

Author:
W. W. Webster
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 554 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 69
W. W. Webster has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 142
Across
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Pilotless planes. : ROBOTS
7
Slapped. : SHACKED
14
Tidily. : NEATLY
20
Promoting peace. : IRENIC
21
Estonian capital. : TALLINN
22
Stain with blood. : IMBRUE
23
Albanian capital. : TIRANA
24
Short song. : ARIETTE
25
Doctor. : MEDICO
26
Sanskrit school. : TOL
27
Pertaining to morals. : ETHIC
29
Patron of the groaning board. : FEASTER
31
Work of art. : GEM
32
Essayist Charles. : ELIA
34
Antitoxin. : SERUM
36
Locality. : SITUS
37
Oliver Twist’s desire. : MORE
38
Tears apart. : RENDS
40
La Fontaine’s Greek counterpart. : AESOP
42
N___, agency dealing with labor problems. : LRB
43
Province, Changsha its capital. : HUNAN
44
Medal. : AWARD
46
Brave : DARE
48
Coast Guard girl. : SPAR
50
Lower House of Britain. : COMMONS
53
March. : PARADE
55
Capital of Pas-de-Calais department. : ARRAS
58
Prayer. : ORISON
59
Send by stages. : RELAY
60
Admiral, head of Central Pacific Force. : SPRUANCE
63
Capital city or Danube circle. : ULM
64
Marianas island. : PAGAN
66
Author of “Jerusalem Delivered,” 1544-1595. : TASSO
68
King with ass’s ears. : MIDAS
69
Brazilian money. : REIS
71
Large marine turtles. : LOGGERHEADS
74
Spikenard. : HARD
75
“Sad ___,” Army characters. : SACKS
77
Town and province in E. Sardinia. : NUORO
78
Porticoes for athletics. : XYSTS
80
Village: Russia. : MIR
81
Makes wealthy. : ENRICHES
83
Flowers of Picardy. : ROSES
85
Henna color. : ALCANA
87
Damascus is its capital. : SYRIA
88
Experts. : ADEPTS
90
Wash whiteners. : BLUINGS
91
Ousted Jap war lord. : TOJO
93
Bright light over comic character’s head. : IDEA
94
Sprayed with fire. : RAKED
95
Gotten up. : RISEN
98
Spry sage of Dublin. : GBS
100
Artist of “Death on a Pale Horse.” : RYDER
102
Denominations. : SECTS
106
Gadzooks! : EGAD
107
Applause. : CLAPS
109
E. Indian tapioca-like food. : SALEP
111
Unusual. : RARE
112
Black cuckoo. : ANI
113
High, jagged range. : SIERRAS
115
Interview again. : RESEE
117
Meadow. : LEA
118
Capital of Eisenhower’s home State. : TOPEKA
120
University city in battle-line. : BOLOGNA
122
Mops up. : CLEANS
124
Burmese-Akyab front. : ARAKAN
125
Estimated. : EVALUED
126
Saipan airfield captured by U. S. : ASLITO
127
Italian Senate. : SENATO
128
Asks for. : DEMANDS
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Recent visitor to China. : NELSON
Down
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Lone Wisconsin delegate for Macarthur. : RITTER
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Baltimore songster. : ORIOLE
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Where the Spree flows. : BERLIN
4
Tierra del Fuego Indian. : ONA
5
Prong. : TINE
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Shoos cats. : SCATS
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Having flights of steps. : STAIRED
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Island N. E. of Marianas. : HARCUS
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Hobnobber with forty thieves. : ALI
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Musical sign. : CLEF
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Airplanes: Aviation slang. : KITES
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Involved. : ENTAILED
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River between Rumania and Russia. : DNESTR
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Historic city, S. E. France. : NIMES
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Cuchulainn’s wife. : EMER
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___ el-Krim, Riff chieftain. : ABD
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Triangle. : TRIGON
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Town W. of Foggia. : LUCERA
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Naval clerks. : YEOMEN
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Gives ear. : HEARS
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Slow boats. : TUBS
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Second U. S. President. : ADAMS
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Pertaining to form. : MODAL
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Plague on somebody. : MURRAIH
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“One fell ___.” : SWOOP
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Fighter under Gen. Brereton. : PARATROOPER
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“David ___,” by Edward Noyes Westcott. : HARUM
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Recorded event. : ANNAL
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Non-Moslem subject of Ottoman empire. : RAYAH
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Original value. : PAR
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Ship’s progress. : COURSE
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First great city S. of Paris. : ORLEANS
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Apish mockery. : MIMICRY
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Hungary’s monetary unit. : PENGO
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Lamb’s dish. : ESSAYS
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Raided Jap-held isles in Bay of Bengal. : ANDAMAN
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Hair-raising. : SCARING
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Capital of Syracuse province, Sicily. : RAGUSA
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Peagreen jackets. : PODS
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Apocryphal books attributed to Ezra. : ESDRAS
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Absent. : GONE
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Genders. : SEXES
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By-passed. : SKIRTED
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Missed. : ERRED
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Hunt down. : STALK
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Descendant. : SCION
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Swings about. : SLUES
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Pilgrimage to Mecca. : HAJ
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Corset. : STAYS
86
Apple juice. : CIDER
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Refute. : DISPROVE
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Discloses. : BARES
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Give the eye. : OGLE
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Conducts again. : RELEADS
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Lariats. : REATAS
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Snub. : IGNORE
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Marianas invasion isle. : SAIPAN
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Having spikes. : BARBED
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Mended. : DARNED
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Captured rail center, N. W. France. : CALAIS
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City on the Adige. : TRENTO
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Time of year. : SEASON
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Executed Fascist. : CIANO
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Obeisance: Var. : SALAM
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Soft-shell nut. : PECAN
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Three-hand card game. : SKAT
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Alone: Stage directions. : SOLA
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Otherwise. : ELSE
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Chemical prefix. : EKA
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Mortar. : GUN
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Extension. : ELL

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 59 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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