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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
1. 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
124. Red in Greenland. : ERIC
125. English noble’s domain. : EARLDOM
127. Dissect the skull. : TREPAN
129. United. : ONE
130. Scalawag. : RIP
131. Broadcast. : RADIO
132. Knew: Scot. : WOT
134. Lemony. : ACID
135. Concluding passage, in music. : CODA
136. Signals in code. : MORSES
138. Bombed town near Dieppe. : ABBEVILLE
141. Dandy. : ADONIS
143. Wooer of Lancelot. : ELAINE
144. Nail factories. : NAILERIES
145. Art of horsemanship. : MANEGE
146. What Lister fought. : SEPSIS
147. Insects. : ANTS
148. Nazi annihilators. : REDS
149. Greek isle in No. Sporades. : SKYROS
Down
1. Classes of animals. : GENERA
2. The leaving of Egypt. : EXODUS
3. Largest Dodecanese island. : RHODES
4. Actress Christians, “I Remember Mama.” : MADY
5. Everybody. : ALL
6. In want. : NEEDY
7. Nomad’s land. : ARABIA
8. Scanning again. : REREADING
9. Halfpenny. : MAG
10. French-Belgian river. : YSER
11. Leader of German Reformation. : LUTHER
12. Month: Comb. form. : ORI
13. Reasonable. : SENSIBLE
14. Lintel. : TRANSOM
15. Troop flatboat. : BARGE
16. Fusses. : ADOS
17. Touch for a loan: Australia. : TIG
18. Indian tent. : TEEPEE
19. Sirens. : LURERS
20. Tries. : ESSAYS
23. Cinch. : SNAP
30. Plinth of a column. : ORLO
33. Inquired: Illiterate. : AST
36. Typhoons. : STORMS
37. Moles. : NEVI
39. Loam deposit. : LOESS
40. Place of worship. : ALTAR
42. Fencing sword. : EPEE
44. Capital of Mindanao. : DAVAO
46. Old crone. : BELDAME
48. Tacked offwind: Var. : GYBED
50. Flooded country. : NETHERLANDS
52. Bellini opera. : NORMA
53. An Iliad or Odyssey. : EPIC
54. “I have returned.” : MACARTHUR
55. Abundance. : PLENITUDE
56. Untamed of spirit. : UNBROKEN
57. Street brawls. : RIOTS
58. Starch-yielding herb. : PIA
59. Chief executive. : ROOSEVELT
60. Empire troops. : IMPERIALS
61. Scorch. : SEAR
63. In a rank. : AROW
65. Giant fixed star of Bootes. : ARCTURUS
68. Sadism’s namesake. : SADE
69. Platform. : DAIS
72. Sesame. : TIL
74. Small hotels. : INNS
76. Deity of Thebes: Var. : AMUN
78. Grape. : UVA
80. Where Kaiser builds. : SEATTLE
82. Italian queen. : ELENA
83. The Hague: French. : HAYE
85. Moslem-Malay law of Dutch East Indies. : ADAT
86. Roman magistrate. : EDILE
89. Town near Cartagena. : LORCA
91. Wagon. : DRAY
94. Miss Akins. : ZOE
96. Rakes. : ROUES
98. Missouri Senator. : TRUMAN
101. Apple target, of much gravity. : ISAAC
102. Curved. : ARCED
103. Commanded an Army. : GENERALED
104. Peeved. : IRED
106. Leyte capital. : TACLOBAN
107. Famed woman suffragist. : CATT
110. Tennyson heroine. : MARIANA
112. Military cap. : KEPI
113. Mercury. : HERMES
114. Black and yellow bird. : ORIOLE
115. Broken stones used in roads. : RIPRAP
116. Craze. : FAD
117. Dryers. : TOWELS
119. Period of relaxation. : RECESS
121. Lunar calf. : MOONER
122. Source of blue. : INDIGO
123. Tantalizes. : TEASES
125. Simplifies. : EASES
126. Act. : MOVE
128. Second President. : ADAMS
131. Guido ___, Italian painter. : RENI
133. Uncover: Scot. : TIRR
135. Rabbit fur. : CONY
137. Girl in the family. : SIS
139. Minor role. : BIT
140. Hitlerian statement. : LIE
142. 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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