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COMMUNIQUE

New York Times, Sunday, March 4, 1945

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 671 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 82
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 160
Across
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Hitler's world. : NAZIDOM
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At long last. : FINALLY
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Is kaput. : DOOMED
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African turning point. : ALAMEIN
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Unprofitable. : INUTILE
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Embowered. : ARBORED
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Anthologize. : COMPILE
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Dramas of India. : NATAKAS
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Sea on route to Yalta. : MARMORA
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Secesh. : REB
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50-mile Belgian tributary of Meuse River. : LESSE
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Cruise on wheels. : SPIN
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New Guinea victory, Dec. 1942. : GONA
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Pouch. : SAC
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Detail. : ITEM
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Cleanse lightly. : RINSE
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Cutting. : SNEEING
40
Blood bank deposit. : PINT
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Richest ruler on earth. : NIZAM
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Boxer. : CASER
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Snatch. : GRAB
46
Encomium. : EULOGY
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Legionary ant genus. : ECITON
50
Hold up again. : REROB
52
Finished. : OVER
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Comic strip section. : PANEL
55
World War I planes. : CRATES
57
Soybean enzyme. : URASE
59
Marryat Midshipman. : EASY
61
Securely moored. : ANCHORED
64
Disillusioned father and king. : LEAR
65
Canonize. : SAINT
67
Quick to learn. : APT
70
Tolstoy. : LEO
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The bees and the flowers. : SEX
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Prandial intake. : DINNER
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Incised figure in stone. : INTAGLIO
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Food or keep. : SALT
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Archfiend. : SATAN
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Fifth-rate canvases. : DAUBS
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Wandering. : ERRANT
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Of the arum family. : AROID
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Neutral island of Europe. : SWITZERLAND
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Seed coating. : TESTA
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Euphrates tributary, on which Mosul lies. : TIGRIS
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Troy. : ILION
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First President of Germany, 1919. : EBERT
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Skoal: to the Northland. : SKAL
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Lamblike. : INNOCENT
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Warm memories. : EMBERS
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Mouths: Latin. : ORA
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Be under the weather. : AIL
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Whiten. : AGE
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Sap marrow: Scot. : KEEST
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Old-fashioned kiss. : BUSS
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Untidy. : SLOVENLY
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Knock in. : DENT
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Whiskers. : HAIRS
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British-American movie star. : COLMAN
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Fence-sitter of Europe. : SPAIN
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Hitler's next title. : HERR
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Port west of Spezia. : GENOA
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Slithered sideways. : SIDLED
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Unfeigned. : HONEST
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Textile city of Poland. : LODZ
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Old nickname for uncle. : NUNKS
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Lose: obs. : LEESE
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Neglect. : OMIT
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Wartime condition of coffee. : UNSWEET
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Leech: comb. form. : BDELL
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Short swims. : DIPS
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Gaum, daub: Dial. : GOM
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Arbor vitae. : TREE
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City on Honshu. : NARA
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Assam silkworms. : ERIAS
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Hawaiian food. : POI
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Dissimilar. : UNALIKE
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Traveling light. : UNLADEN
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Plutocrat. : CROESUS
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Treated with an acid. : NITERED
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Cedars of India. : DEODARS
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Self-centered one. : EGOTIST
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Bevies. : COVEYS
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Ex-U-boat port, Belgium. : OSTENDE
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Assuages grief. : SOLACES
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Pearly. : NACRINE
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Like aloes. : ALOETIC
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Victoria Falls is on this river. : ZAMBEZI
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Urchin. : IMP
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Satan in Scotland. : DEIL
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Tanker. : OILER
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Of memory. : MNESIC
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Artifices. : FINESSES
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Tagalog mother. : INA
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Bulletin from Bastogne. : NUTS
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Malay nipa palms. : ATAPS
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Taste. : LIKING
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Cowboys of So. Amer. plains. : LLANEROS
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Amen. : YES
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Friend to Pythias. : DAMON
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Vitamin C fruit. : ORANGE
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River crossed before the Oder. : OBRA
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Mother. : MOM
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Processing of Dust Bowl. : EROSION
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Unhinge. : DERANGE
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Finger or toe. : DACTYL
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In pitfall or gin. : SNARED
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Sneer. : GIBE
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Equal. : MATCH
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Always: Poet. : EER
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Roof ledges. : EAVES
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Frolic. : PLAY
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Natives of Leyte. : MOROS
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Joan of Arc's city of death. : ROUEN
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Parvenu. : UPSTART
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Nostrils. : NARES
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Berlin province. : BRANDENBURG
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Hold in check. : REIN
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Gov. Stevenson's State. : TEXAS
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Behind. : AREAR
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Money starting the game. : ANTE
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Whitefriars, London. : ALSATIA
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Approaching. : NEARING
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City in path of U. S. 1st and 9th Armies. : COLOGNE
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Linnet: Scot. : LINTIE
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Oise tributary, passing Soissons. : AISNE
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North American. : ALASKAN
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River duck. : PINTAIL
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Wholly. : TOTALLY
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Eire's lower house. : DAIL
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Kings. : RULERS
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Stoneware: Fr. : GRES
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Novice: Var. : TIRO
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Taunts. : TWITS
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Barbara. : BABS
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Creator of Silas Wegg. : DICKENS
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The living dead. : ZOMBI
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Quaintly comic. : DROLL
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Observed. : SEEN
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County including Tromso, Norway. : TROMS
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Holland: Abbr. : NETH
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Ruhr city. : ESSEN
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Make use of. : AVAIL
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Small blanket. : THROW
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Heavy drinker. : SOAKER
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Wound up. : ENDED
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Jap Legislature. : DIET
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Belgian-French forest battleground. : ARDENNES
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Shorten. : CONDENSE
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Tycoon, Jap variety. : SHOGUN
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Pertaining to fruit: Rare. : POMONIC
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Lively: Music. : ANIMATO
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Other. : ELSE
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Gist. : NUB
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City NW of Dresden: Var. : LEIPSIC
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Champion. : ESPOUSE
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Leaves off. : DESISTS
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Controller of the Dardanelles. : TURKEY
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Fanatic. : ZEALOT
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Sandwich cuts. : SLICES
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Lacks. : NEEDS
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Swap. : TRADE
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Slow movement, music. : LARGO
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Important part of a plane. : TIRE
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Moslem call to prayer. : ADAN
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To sick a dog on: Australasia. : SOOL
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Small coin of Bulgaria. : LEV
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Edible Japanese herb. : UDO
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Earth: German. : ERD
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Greek letter. : ETA

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 66 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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