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COMMUNIQUE

New York Times, Sunday, April 22, 1945

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 652 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 67
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In 4-Down clue, deleted hyphen after first "Tin."

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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 167
Across
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Host at San Francisco. : AMERICA
8
Approaching. : NEARING
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The final conquest. : VICTORY
22
Navy and Marine PBM, Patrol Bomber. : MARINER
23
Happy land. : ARCADIA
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Portions of the iris bordering the pupil. : AREOLAE
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Vacantly. : BLANKLY
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Changing. : VARIANT
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Burnt matter. : CINDERS
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___ Vegas, New Mexico. : LAS
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Source of obsidian. : LAVA
31
Anglo-Saxon slave. : ESNE
32
Trouser. : PANT
33
Adjustment. : FIT
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Assam silk. : ERI
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Schoolboy howlers. : BONERS
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Planning: Dial. : ETTLING
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Very little. : MITE
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Wash lightly. : RINSE
42
Decorative lines on type. : SERIFS
44
Soldiers' field dwelling. : TENT
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Province in Ecuador, capital, Azogues. : CANAR
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Wisest. : SAGEST
48
Waver. : REEL
49
War Shipping Administration chief. : LAND
50
Beguiles. : COZENS
51
British school caps. : ETONS
53
I conquered: Lat. : VICI
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Salt meat. : SALAME
57
172 mi. Turkish sea. : MARMORA
60
Brazilian gentleman. : SENHOR
62
Was conveyed. : RODE
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Tough wood. : ASH
66
Hail! : AVE
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Carpus. : WRIST
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Allied North African base. : TUNIS
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Beethoven's only opera. : FIDELIO
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Leaves a full circle behind when racing. : LAPS
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Pertaining to ancient Troy. : ILIAC
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One of three rulers in Bulgaria. : REGENT
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Persian. : IRANI
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Retroussé of nose. : TILTED
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An order from Washington. : DIRECTIVE
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Ankle. : TARSUS
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Lover of Lancelot. : ELAIN
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Rommel's last line in Tunisia. : MARETH
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British-held Libyan port. : DERNA
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Three-hand card game. : SKAT
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Hide. : SECRETE
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Rustic Romeo. : SWAIN
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Endure tropic sun. : ROAST
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Dined. : ATE
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Town in Nigeria. : EDE
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Source of penicillin. : MOLD
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Spreads out. : SPLAYS
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Harsher. : STERNER
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I beam. : GIRDER
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Shattered Hamburg's river. : ELBE
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Darling: French. : CHERI
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Lurch. : CAREEN
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British meals. : TEAS
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Hippocratic ___. : OATH
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Ornamental schemes. : DECORS
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Bitter substances. : ALUMS
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Trepidation. : FEAR
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Away from home. : ABROAD
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Debated number. : THREE
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Tireless wheels. : RIMS
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Break a ship's spars. : DISMAST
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Machine-gun from a diving plane. : STRAFE
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River between Brazil and Paraguay. : APA
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Actress Rehan. : ADA
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Baptismal vessel. : FONT
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King's jester. : FOOL
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Novice. : TYRO
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No, in law. : NUL
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Superior position. : VANTAGE
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Native of Prome. : BURMESE
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Squabble. : WRANGLE
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Accepts as beneficiary under a will: So. Africa. : ADIATES
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Judge. : ARBITER
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Quality of Aleutian waters. : ICINESS
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Most deft. : NEATEST
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Navy goat and Army mule. : MASCOTS
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Embodiments of retribution. : NEMESES
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Trotters. : AMBLERS
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Enemy of jungle fighters. : MALARIA
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Scraping off. : ERASING
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___ Tin Tin, the dog star. : RIN
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Blood of the press. : INK
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Instrument of Pablo Casals. : CELLO
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Indo-Iranians. : ARYANS
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Province of northern Spain. : NAVARRE
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Epoch. : ERA
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Farm field. : ACRE
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Retrieves a sunken ship. : RAISES
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Chromosome. : IDANT
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Vincent Crummles's "Infant Phenomenon" in Nicholas Nickleby. : NINETTA
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Rod. : GAT
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Lacking an occupant. : VACANT
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Vexing. : IRING
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Small change. : CENT
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Rum drink. : TOD
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A hydrocarbon. : OLEFINE
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Jersey river and bay. : RARITAN
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Past days: Poetic. : YESTERS
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Swerves. : VEERS
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Greek ode-writer. : PINDAR
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Impart. : BESTOW
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Colander. : SIEVE
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Pas-de-Calais city. : LENS
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Labyrinth. : MAZE
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Appear to be. : SEEM
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Michigan city. : FLINT
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Spanish play. : COMEDIA
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Equatorial. : TORRID
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Prince of beasts. : LIONET
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Moslem judge. : CADI
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Peg. : NAIL
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Resident of No. 10 Downing Street. : CHURCHILL
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Upper room. : LOFT
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Natives of Valetta. : MALTESE
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Profited. : AVAILED
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Supply anew. : REPLACE
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Flight of steps. : STAIRS
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Straight-laced. : RIGID
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Northernmost U. S. citizen. : ALASKAN
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Wind. : SINUATE
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Lifter. : HOISTER
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Mallow plant. : SIDA
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Sunders. : SEVERS
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Misjudges. : ERRS
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Hubbub. : STIR
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Companies aboard Flying Forts. : CREWS
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Rex, imperator and violinist. : NERO
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Nips. : ENEMIES
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Public storehouses. : ETAPES
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Sampled. : TASTED
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Pinochle play. : MELD
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Ogden, the zany rimester. : NASH
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Rent. : TORN
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Rich man. : NABOB
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Cylindrical. : TERETE
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Loathe. : DETEST
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Twelvemonths. : YEARS
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Luxuriant. : RICH
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Jewels. : GEMS
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Amount of paper. : REAM
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Frugal. : CHARY
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Desert equipage. : CARAVAN
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Surveyor's rule. : ALIDADE
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Out of Axis lineup since August 1944. : RUMANIA
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Sea between New Guinea and Australia. : ARAFURA
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Topples. : TOTTERS
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California's pride. : ORANGES
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Battleship sunk Dec. 9, 1941, off Malaya. : REPULSE
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Without an ocean. : SEALESS
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Epithet for New York's police. : FINEST
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Very minute. : ATOMIC
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Australia's northern port. : DARWIN
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Venetian magistrates. : DOGES
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European apples. : SORBS
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Strength of arms. : FORCE
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Kismet. : FATE
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Mother of Apollo. : LETO
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Return blow. : TAT
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Boom! : BAM
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Movie scene. : SET
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Prepare to fire. : AIM
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Direction more northerly than east. : NNE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 63 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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