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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 Down
1. Hitler's world. : NAZIDOM
8. At long last. : FINALLY
15. Is kaput. : DOOMED
21. African turning point. : ALAMEIN
22. Unprofitable. : INUTILE
23. Embowered. : ARBORED
25. Anthologize. : COMPILE
26. Dramas of India. : NATAKAS
27. Sea on route to Yalta. : MARMORA
28. Secesh. : REB
29. 50-mile Belgian tributary of Meuse River. : LESSE
31. Cruise on wheels. : SPIN
32. New Guinea victory, Dec. 1942. : GONA
33. Pouch. : SAC
34. Detail. : ITEM
36. Cleanse lightly. : RINSE
38. Cutting. : SNEEING
40. Blood bank deposit. : PINT
41. Richest ruler on earth. : NIZAM
43. Boxer. : CASER
45. Snatch. : GRAB
46. Encomium. : EULOGY
48. Legionary ant genus. : ECITON
50. Hold up again. : REROB
52. Finished. : OVER
54. 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
71. The bees and the flowers. : SEX
72. Prandial intake. : DINNER
74. Incised figure in stone. : INTAGLIO
76. Food or keep. : SALT
78. Archfiend. : SATAN
80. Fifth-rate canvases. : DAUBS
82. Wandering. : ERRANT
83. Of the arum family. : AROID
85. Neutral island of Europe. : SWITZERLAND
88. Seed coating. : TESTA
89. Euphrates tributary, on which Mosul lies. : TIGRIS
91. Troy. : ILION
92. First President of Germany, 1919. : EBERT
94. Skoal: to the Northland. : SKAL
95. Lamblike. : INNOCENT
97. Warm memories. : EMBERS
99. Mouths: Latin. : ORA
101. Be under the weather. : AIL
102. Whiten. : AGE
103. Sap marrow: Scot. : KEEST
105. Old-fashioned kiss. : BUSS
106. Untidy. : SLOVENLY
108. Knock in. : DENT
109. Whiskers. : HAIRS
111. British-American movie star. : COLMAN
112. Fence-sitter of Europe. : SPAIN
115. Hitler's next title. : HERR
117. Port west of Spezia. : GENOA
119. Slithered sideways. : SIDLED
123. Unfeigned. : HONEST
125. Textile city of Poland. : LODZ
127. Old nickname for uncle. : NUNKS
129. Lose: obs. : LEESE
130. Neglect. : OMIT
131. Wartime condition of coffee. : UNSWEET
134. Leech: comb. form. : BDELL
136. Short swims. : DIPS
137. Gaum, daub: Dial. : GOM
138. Arbor vitae. : TREE
139. City on Honshu. : NARA
141. Assam silkworms. : ERIAS
143. Hawaiian food. : POI
144. Dissimilar. : UNALIKE
146. Traveling light. : UNLADEN
148. Plutocrat. : CROESUS
150. Treated with an acid. : NITERED
151. Cedars of India. : DEODARS
152. Self-centered one. : EGOTIST
153. Bevies. : COVEYS
154. Ex-U-boat port, Belgium. : OSTENDE
155. Assuages grief. : SOLACES
1. Pearly. : NACRINE
2. Like aloes. : ALOETIC
3. Victoria Falls is on this river. : ZAMBEZI
4. Urchin. : IMP
5. Satan in Scotland. : DEIL
6. Tanker. : OILER
7. Of memory. : MNESIC
8. Artifices. : FINESSES
9. Tagalog mother. : INA
10. Bulletin from Bastogne. : NUTS
11. Malay nipa palms. : ATAPS
12. Taste. : LIKING
13. Cowboys of So. Amer. plains. : LLANEROS
14. Amen. : YES
15. Friend to Pythias. : DAMON
16. Vitamin C fruit. : ORANGE
17. River crossed before the Oder. : OBRA
18. Mother. : MOM
19. Processing of Dust Bowl. : EROSION
20. Unhinge. : DERANGE
24. Finger or toe. : DACTYL
30. In pitfall or gin. : SNARED
32. Sneer. : GIBE
35. Equal. : MATCH
37. Always: Poet. : EER
39. Roof ledges. : EAVES
40. Frolic. : PLAY
42. Natives of Leyte. : MOROS
44. Joan of Arc's city of death. : ROUEN
47. Parvenu. : UPSTART
49. Nostrils. : NARES
51. Berlin province. : BRANDENBURG
53. Hold in check. : REIN
56. Gov. Stevenson's State. : TEXAS
58. Behind. : AREAR
60. Money starting the game. : ANTE
61. Whitefriars, London. : ALSATIA
62. Approaching. : NEARING
63. City in path of U. S. 1st and 9th Armies. : COLOGNE
64. Linnet: Scot. : LINTIE
66. Oise tributary, passing Soissons. : AISNE
67. North American. : ALASKAN
68. River duck. : PINTAIL
69. Wholly. : TOTALLY
72. Eire's lower house. : DAIL
73. Kings. : RULERS
75. Stoneware: Fr. : GRES
77. Novice: Var. : TIRO
79. Taunts. : TWITS
81. Barbara. : BABS
84. Creator of Silas Wegg. : DICKENS
86. The living dead. : ZOMBI
87. Quaintly comic. : DROLL
90. Observed. : SEEN
93. County including Tromso, Norway. : TROMS
96. Holland: Abbr. : NETH
98. Ruhr city. : ESSEN
100. Make use of. : AVAIL
104. Small blanket. : THROW
106. Heavy drinker. : SOAKER
107. Wound up. : ENDED
108. Jap Legislature. : DIET
110. Belgian-French forest battleground. : ARDENNES
111. Shorten. : CONDENSE
112. Tycoon, Jap variety. : SHOGUN
113. Pertaining to fruit: Rare. : POMONIC
114. Lively: Music. : ANIMATO
116. Other. : ELSE
118. Gist. : NUB
120. City NW of Dresden: Var. : LEIPSIC
121. Champion. : ESPOUSE
122. Leaves off. : DESISTS
124. Controller of the Dardanelles. : TURKEY
126. Fanatic. : ZEALOT
128. Sandwich cuts. : SLICES
132. Lacks. : NEEDS
133. Swap. : TRADE
135. Slow movement, music. : LARGO
138. Important part of a plane. : TIRE
140. Moslem call to prayer. : ADAN
142. To sick a dog on: Australasia. : SOOL
145. Small coin of Bulgaria. : LEV
146. Edible Japanese herb. : UDO
147. Earth: German. : ERD
149. 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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