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COMMUNIQUE

New York Times, Sunday, March 26, 1944

Author:
Jonathan Cross
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 630 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 156, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 91
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 111
Across
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Unsinkable aircraft carrier. : ISLAND
7
Taking airplane flights. : HOPPING
14
Further. : ADVANCE
21
Hirohito's rank. : EMPEROR
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Largest land mass on earth. : EURASIA
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Sailors in Central Park. : BOATERS
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Ammonia-almond oil poison. : AMARINE
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Topped. : CRESTED
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Flies. : AVIATES
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Sun Yat-___, President of China, 1921–22. : SEN
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Renders suitable. : ADAPTS
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Girl's nickname. : SAL
31
Solar disk of Egypt. : ATEN
32
Pagoda. : TAA
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Pawl. : TRIP
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Greek theaters. : ODEA
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Bomb-shocked citizen. : BERLINER
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Minute. : TINY
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Danish weights. : ESER
40
Yugoslavian: Comb. form. : SERBO
42
Grampus: Var. : ORK
43
From that time. : SINCE
44
Replacements. : RELAYS
47
___ primordial: the first beginnings of things. : RERUM
49
Wrinkle. : SEAM
51
Sharply beveled. : EDGED
52
Ships' wheels. : HELMS
54
Grows gray. : AGES
56
Monotonous. : DREARY
58
Mexican Pacific State, below Sonora. : SINALOA
61
Brutes. : BEASTS
63
Town between Turin and Genoa. : ALBA
64
Beer spigot. : TAP
67
Something indivisible. : ONE
68
French pre-college school. : LYCEE
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Cogitator struck by an apple. : ISAAC
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Regret profoundly. : DEPLORE
74
Folded part of collar. : LEAF
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Turkish question mark. : DARDANELLES
79
Desert hazard. : THIRST
80
Florentine iris. : ORRIS
82
Russian admiral (1737–1809). : ORLOV
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Twists awry. : WARPS
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Gorges. : SATES
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Again: Latin. : ITERUM
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Health resorts. : SANITARIUMS
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Dutch isle adjacent to S. E. Celebes. : MUNA
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'Fraidy cats. : SISSIES
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Distance runner. : MILER
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Korean capital. : SEOUL
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Visit between whalers. : GAM
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Gunny cloth. : TAT
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Doltish fellow. : CLOD
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Pilasterlike abutment of an arch. : ALETTE
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Castanet: Ital. : CROTALO
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Fruit-stone remover. : PITTER
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City in central Sicily. : ENNA
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Irish dagger. : SKENE
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Summoned. : PAGED
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Mineral springs. : SPAS
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Wisdom. : SENSE
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Rest. : REPOSE
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Aslant, as a ship's mast. : ARAKE
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The rudiments. : ABC
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Czech munitions works of Pilsen. : SKODA
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Frank. : OPEN
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American Beauty. : ROSE
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Jap islands near Guam. : MARIANAS
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Trucks. : VANS
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___ avis. : RARA
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Strum. : TUM
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Retained. : KEPT
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Coin of Latvia, about 20c. : LAT
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Gandhi's passive resisters. : HINDUS
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Man's nickname. : LEM
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Dancer Duncan. : ISADORA
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Ardent worshiper. : DEVOTEE
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Usual procedure. : ROUTINE
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Of Russian Siberians. : TATARIC
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Caught napping. : UNALERT
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Enroll in a jury. : EMPANEL
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Ancient native N. E. of Babylon. : ELAMITE
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Wine rooms. : CELLARS
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Hot dog. : WIENER
Down
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Dip. : IMMERSE
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King Charles's favorite. : SPANIEL
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Original of King Lear. : LER
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___ da capo. : ARIA
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Herb with aromatic root. : NONDO
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Awaits in fear. : DREADS
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Measure of 100 acres. : HECTARE
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Of us. : OURS
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Grand ___, land of Evangeline. : PRE
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Outmoded. : PASSE
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Moon goddess of Babylon: Var. : ISTAR
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Metals with inlaid alloys. : NIELLOS
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Go about town. : GAD
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Lessen. : ABATE
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Strategic invasion port. : DOVER
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Fruitless. : VAIN
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Unsorted wheat flour: India. : ATA
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Mosquito bar. : NETTING
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Small line on hawk's leash. : CREANCE
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Attempted. : ESSAYED
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Famous island in S. E. Pacific; to Chile. : EASTER
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British legislators. : PEERS
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Neutral capital. : ANKARA
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Czech capital, native form. : PRAHA
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Solomon stronghold of the Japs. : BOUGAINVILLE
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Riled. : IRED
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Chair protector. : TIDY
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Hill: Scot. : BRAE
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Angels. : SERAPHS
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War whoop. : YELL
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System of manual training from Swedish pattern. : SLOYD
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Italian general, chief-of-staff. : MESSE
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Blend. : MELD
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Portugal's colony in China. : MACAO
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Sturdy valiance. : STALWARTNESS
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To second. : ABET
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Air Corps cadet on first lone flight. : SOLOIST
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Laziness. : INERTIA
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Most intimate. : NEAREST
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Babel. : BEDLAM
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Saline. : SALAR
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Isle just north of Haiti. : TORTUGA
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What the British countryside is. : ARSENAL
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Strategic Finnish Arctic port. : PETSAMO
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Misses. : ERRS
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Cherry color. : CERISE
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___ O'Flaherty, Irish novelist. : LIAM
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Evergreens. : FIRS
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Region of Mt. Helicon and Greek Muses. : AONIA
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Erupt: Dial. : SPUE
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Seppuku. : SUICIDE
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Garment. : SMOCK
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Thaw. : MELT
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Plastic age. : TEENS
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More certain. : SURER
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Soaks. : SOTS
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Single. : LONE
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Withdraw. : DEPART
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Invasion weapon. : TANK
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Lukewarmness. : TEPOR
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Lapdog. : PEKE
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India's spring harvest. : RABI
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City on the Meuse. : SEDAN
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Tri-___ Conference. : PARTITE
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Incitement. : AROUSAL
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Jap base on New Britain. : GASMATA
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Kind of triangle. : SCALENE
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Town councils. : SOVIETS
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Iridescent. : OPALINE
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Calmer. : SERENER
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Tooth surface. : ENAMEL
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Mr. Carnegie. : ANDREW
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Worth. : MERIT
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Quick. : APACE
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Nautical. : NAVAL
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What Eniwetok is. : ATOLL
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Finland. : SUOMI
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Hindu Weaver. : KORI
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Title. : HERR
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Theatrical extra: Slang. : SUPE
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Smashed installation on the Eder. : DAM
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French title. : DUC
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Gunpowder ___. : TEA
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133 1/3 lbs. in China. : TAN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 85 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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