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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 Down
1. Unsinkable aircraft carrier. : ISLAND
7. Taking airplane flights. : HOPPING
14. Further. : ADVANCE
21. Hirohito's rank. : EMPEROR
22. Largest land mass on earth. : EURASIA
23. Sailors in Central Park. : BOATERS
24. Ammonia-almond oil poison. : AMARINE
25. Topped. : CRESTED
26. Flies. : AVIATES
27. Sun Yat-___, President of China, 1921–22. : SEN
28. Renders suitable. : ADAPTS
30. Girl's nickname. : SAL
31. Solar disk of Egypt. : ATEN
32. Pagoda. : TAA
33. Pawl. : TRIP
35. Greek theaters. : ODEA
36. Bomb-shocked citizen. : BERLINER
38. Minute. : TINY
39. 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
70. Cogitator struck by an apple. : ISAAC
72. Regret profoundly. : DEPLORE
74. Folded part of collar. : LEAF
76. Turkish question mark. : DARDANELLES
79. Desert hazard. : THIRST
80. Florentine iris. : ORRIS
82. Russian admiral (1737–1809). : ORLOV
83. Twists awry. : WARPS
85. Gorges. : SATES
86. Again: Latin. : ITERUM
88. Health resorts. : SANITARIUMS
91. Dutch isle adjacent to S. E. Celebes. : MUNA
92. 'Fraidy cats. : SISSIES
94. Distance runner. : MILER
95. Korean capital. : SEOUL
97. Visit between whalers. : GAM
98. Gunny cloth. : TAT
99. Doltish fellow. : CLOD
101. Pilasterlike abutment of an arch. : ALETTE
103. Castanet: Ital. : CROTALO
105. Fruit-stone remover. : PITTER
107. City in central Sicily. : ENNA
108. Irish dagger. : SKENE
109. Summoned. : PAGED
112. Mineral springs. : SPAS
114. Wisdom. : SENSE
116. Rest. : REPOSE
120. Aslant, as a ship's mast. : ARAKE
121. The rudiments. : ABC
122. Czech munitions works of Pilsen. : SKODA
124. Frank. : OPEN
125. American Beauty. : ROSE
126. Jap islands near Guam. : MARIANAS
130. Trucks. : VANS
132. ___ avis. : RARA
133. Strum. : TUM
134. Retained. : KEPT
135. Coin of Latvia, about 20c. : LAT
136. Gandhi's passive resisters. : HINDUS
138. Man's nickname. : LEM
139. Dancer Duncan. : ISADORA
141. Ardent worshiper. : DEVOTEE
143. Usual procedure. : ROUTINE
145. Of Russian Siberians. : TATARIC
146. Caught napping. : UNALERT
147. Enroll in a jury. : EMPANEL
148. Ancient native N. E. of Babylon. : ELAMITE
149. Wine rooms. : CELLARS
150. Hot dog. : WIENER
1. Dip. : IMMERSE
2. King Charles's favorite. : SPANIEL
3. Original of King Lear. : LER
4. ___ da capo. : ARIA
5. Herb with aromatic root. : NONDO
6. Awaits in fear. : DREADS
7. Measure of 100 acres. : HECTARE
8. Of us. : OURS
9. Grand ___, land of Evangeline. : PRE
10. Outmoded. : PASSE
11. Moon goddess of Babylon: Var. : ISTAR
12. Metals with inlaid alloys. : NIELLOS
13. Go about town. : GAD
14. Lessen. : ABATE
15. Strategic invasion port. : DOVER
16. Fruitless. : VAIN
17. Unsorted wheat flour: India. : ATA
18. Mosquito bar. : NETTING
19. Small line on hawk's leash. : CREANCE
20. Attempted. : ESSAYED
21. Famous island in S. E. Pacific; to Chile. : EASTER
29. British legislators. : PEERS
31. Neutral capital. : ANKARA
34. Czech capital, native form. : PRAHA
36. Solomon stronghold of the Japs. : BOUGAINVILLE
37. Riled. : IRED
38. Chair protector. : TIDY
41. Hill: Scot. : BRAE
43. Angels. : SERAPHS
45. War whoop. : YELL
46. System of manual training from Swedish pattern. : SLOYD
48. Italian general, chief-of-staff. : MESSE
50. Blend. : MELD
53. Portugal's colony in China. : MACAO
55. Sturdy valiance. : STALWARTNESS
57. To second. : ABET
58. Air Corps cadet on first lone flight. : SOLOIST
59. Laziness. : INERTIA
60. Most intimate. : NEAREST
61. Babel. : BEDLAM
62. Saline. : SALAR
64. Isle just north of Haiti. : TORTUGA
65. What the British countryside is. : ARSENAL
66. Strategic Finnish Arctic port. : PETSAMO
69. Misses. : ERRS
71. Cherry color. : CERISE
73. ___ O'Flaherty, Irish novelist. : LIAM
75. Evergreens. : FIRS
77. Region of Mt. Helicon and Greek Muses. : AONIA
78. Erupt: Dial. : SPUE
81. Seppuku. : SUICIDE
84. Garment. : SMOCK
87. Thaw. : MELT
89. Plastic age. : TEENS
90. More certain. : SURER
93. Soaks. : SOTS
96. Single. : LONE
100. Withdraw. : DEPART
102. Invasion weapon. : TANK
104. Lukewarmness. : TEPOR
105. Lapdog. : PEKE
106. India's spring harvest. : RABI
108. City on the Meuse. : SEDAN
109. Tri-___ Conference. : PARTITE
110. Incitement. : AROUSAL
111. Jap base on New Britain. : GASMATA
113. Kind of triangle. : SCALENE
115. Town councils. : SOVIETS
117. Iridescent. : OPALINE
118. Calmer. : SERENER
119. Tooth surface. : ENAMEL
123. Mr. Carnegie. : ANDREW
126. Worth. : MERIT
127. Quick. : APACE
128. Nautical. : NAVAL
129. What Eniwetok is. : ATOLL
131. Finland. : SUOMI
134. Hindu Weaver. : KORI
136. Title. : HERR
137. Theatrical extra: Slang. : SUPE
140. Smashed installation on the Eder. : DAM
141. French title. : DUC
142. Gunpowder ___. : TEA
144. 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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