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COMMUNIQUE

New York Times, Sunday, November 19, 1944

Author:
Charles Cross
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 662 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 70
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 145
Across
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Warmonger. : GERMAN
7
Warrior band. : ARMY
11
Suffered defeat. : LOST
15
Engagement. : BATTLE
21
Breathe out. : EXHALE
22
Soother. : REASSURER
24
Farewells. : ADIEUS
25
Dough strip. : NOODLE
26
Peron’s country. : ARGENTINA
27
American humorist (1879–1935). : ROGERS
28
Whirlpool. : EDDY
29
Mud-brick. : DOBE
31
Cheer. : RAH
32
Catches on. : SNAGS
34
Pod inmate. : PEA
35
___ de la Paix. : RUE
36
Near Easterner. : SYRIAN
38
Fur-lined garment. : PELISSE
40
Ethereal. : AERY
41
Profitable holding. : ASSET
43
Loaded. : LADED
45
Rocket plane. : ROBOT
46
Grant beatitude. : BLESS
47
Jumping stick. : POGO
49
Russian John. : IVAN
51
Shade tree. : ELM
52
Anti-submarine device. : NET
53
Sovereignty. : EMPERY
56
The spacious firmament. : UNIVERSE
58
North Star. : POLARIS
62
Great base in S. E. Sumatra. : PALEMBANG
64
Monkshood. : ATIS
65
Flying field. : AIRDROME
66
Skating surface. : ICE
67
Native of Zagreb. : SERB
68
Foreign quarter in London famed for dining. : SOHO
69
Play. : DRAMA
70
Ceiling installers. : OPA
71
Hypocrisy. : CANT
73
Striped Indian muslin. : DORIA
75
Bluebuck antelope. : ETAAC
77
Funny fellow. : AMUSER
79
Author of “How the Other Half Lives” (1849–1914). : RIIS
81
Miracle man. : WONDERSMITH
84
At any time. : EVER
85
British Deputy Prime Minister. : ATTLEE
87
“The curfew tolls the ___ . . . ” : KNELL
88
Everyday. : USUAL
90
Greedy. : AVID
92
Roderick ___, in “The Lady of the Lake.” : DHU
93
Wood-trimming tools. : ADZES
95
Merit. : EARN
97
Peasant of India. : RYOT
99
Listener. : EAR
100
Radio test. : AUDITION
102
The A in A. D. : ANNO
103
Kind of warfare promised by Hitler. : GUERRILLA
105
Railroad scaffold. : TRESTLE
106
Slanders. : TRADUCES
108
Lady’s bow. : CURTSY
109
Brown October quaff. : ALE
110
Scotch-Irish nickname. : MAC
111
Irish name. : SEAN
112
Hillock. : KAME
113
Goddesses of the Seasons. : HORAE
116
Gem side. : FACET
118
Cubic meter. : STERE
120
Avow. : ADMIT
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Red in Greenland. : ERIC
125
English noble’s domain. : EARLDOM
127
Dissect the skull. : TREPAN
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United. : ONE
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Scalawag. : RIP
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Broadcast. : RADIO
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Knew: Scot. : WOT
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Lemony. : ACID
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Concluding passage, in music. : CODA
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Signals in code. : MORSES
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Bombed town near Dieppe. : ABBEVILLE
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Dandy. : ADONIS
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Wooer of Lancelot. : ELAINE
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Nail factories. : NAILERIES
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Art of horsemanship. : MANEGE
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What Lister fought. : SEPSIS
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Insects. : ANTS
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Nazi annihilators. : REDS
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Greek isle in No. Sporades. : SKYROS
Down
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Classes of animals. : GENERA
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The leaving of Egypt. : EXODUS
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Largest Dodecanese island. : RHODES
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Actress Christians, “I Remember Mama.” : MADY
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Everybody. : ALL
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In want. : NEEDY
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Nomad’s land. : ARABIA
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Scanning again. : REREADING
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Halfpenny. : MAG
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French-Belgian river. : YSER
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Leader of German Reformation. : LUTHER
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Month: Comb. form. : ORI
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Reasonable. : SENSIBLE
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Lintel. : TRANSOM
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Troop flatboat. : BARGE
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Fusses. : ADOS
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Touch for a loan: Australia. : TIG
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Indian tent. : TEEPEE
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Sirens. : LURERS
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Tries. : ESSAYS
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Cinch. : SNAP
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Plinth of a column. : ORLO
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Inquired: Illiterate. : AST
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Typhoons. : STORMS
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Moles. : NEVI
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Loam deposit. : LOESS
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Place of worship. : ALTAR
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Fencing sword. : EPEE
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Capital of Mindanao. : DAVAO
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Old crone. : BELDAME
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Tacked offwind: Var. : GYBED
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Flooded country. : NETHERLANDS
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Bellini opera. : NORMA
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An Iliad or Odyssey. : EPIC
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“I have returned.” : MACARTHUR
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Abundance. : PLENITUDE
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Untamed of spirit. : UNBROKEN
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Street brawls. : RIOTS
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Starch-yielding herb. : PIA
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Chief executive. : ROOSEVELT
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Empire troops. : IMPERIALS
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Scorch. : SEAR
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In a rank. : AROW
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Giant fixed star of Bootes. : ARCTURUS
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Sadism’s namesake. : SADE
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Platform. : DAIS
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Sesame. : TIL
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Small hotels. : INNS
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Deity of Thebes: Var. : AMUN
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Grape. : UVA
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Where Kaiser builds. : SEATTLE
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Italian queen. : ELENA
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The Hague: French. : HAYE
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Moslem-Malay law of Dutch East Indies. : ADAT
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Roman magistrate. : EDILE
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Town near Cartagena. : LORCA
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Wagon. : DRAY
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Miss Akins. : ZOE
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Rakes. : ROUES
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Missouri Senator. : TRUMAN
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Apple target, of much gravity. : ISAAC
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Curved. : ARCED
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Commanded an Army. : GENERALED
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Peeved. : IRED
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Leyte capital. : TACLOBAN
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Famed woman suffragist. : CATT
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Tennyson heroine. : MARIANA
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Military cap. : KEPI
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Mercury. : HERMES
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Black and yellow bird. : ORIOLE
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Broken stones used in roads. : RIPRAP
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Craze. : FAD
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Dryers. : TOWELS
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Period of relaxation. : RECESS
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Lunar calf. : MOONER
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Source of blue. : INDIGO
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Tantalizes. : TEASES
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Simplifies. : EASES
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Act. : MOVE
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Second President. : ADAMS
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Guido ___, Italian painter. : RENI
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Uncover: Scot. : TIRR
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Rabbit fur. : CONY
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Girl in the family. : SIS
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Minor role. : BIT
140
Hitlerian statement. : LIE
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Mail, in India. : DAK

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 65 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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