It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.

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."

1
A
2
M
3
E
4
R
5
I
6
C
7
A
8
N
9
E
10
A
11
R
12
I
13
N
14
G
15
V
16
I
17
C
18
T
19
O
20
R
21
Y
22
M
A
R
I
N
E
R
23
A
R
C
A
D
I
A
24
A
R
E
O
L
A
E
25
B
L
A
N
K
L
Y
26
V
A
R
I
A
N
T
27
C
I
N
D
E
R
S
28
L
A
S
29
L
A
30
V
A
31
E
S
N
E
32
P
A
N
T
33
F
I
T
34
E
R
I
35
B
O
N
E
R
36
S
37
E
T
T
38
L
I
N
G
39
M
I
T
E
40
R
I
N
41
S
E
42
S
E
R
I
43
F
S
44
T
E
N
T
45
C
A
N
A
R
46
S
A
G
E
S
47
T
48
R
E
E
L
49
L
A
N
D
50
C
O
Z
E
N
S
51
E
T
O
52
N
S
53
V
I
54
C
I
55
S
A
56
L
A
M
E
57
M
58
A
59
R
M
O
R
A
60
S
E
N
H
O
61
R
62
R
O
D
E
63
A
64
S
65
H
66
A
V
E
67
W
R
I
68
S
T
69
T
U
N
I
70
S
71
F
I
D
72
E
L
I
O
73
L
A
P
74
S
75
I
L
I
A
76
C
77
R
E
G
E
78
N
T
79
I
R
A
N
I
80
T
I
L
T
81
E
D
82
D
I
R
83
E
C
T
I
V
E
84
T
A
R
S
U
S
85
E
L
A
I
N
86
M
A
R
E
T
H
87
D
E
R
88
N
A
89
S
K
A
T
90
S
E
C
R
E
91
T
E
92
S
W
A
I
93
N
94
R
O
A
S
95
T
96
A
T
E
97
E
D
E
98
M
O
L
99
D
100
S
P
L
A
101
Y
S
102
S
T
E
103
R
N
E
R
104
G
I
R
D
E
105
R
106
E
L
B
E
107
C
H
E
R
I
108
C
109
A
110
R
E
E
N
111
T
E
112
A
S
113
O
A
114
T
H
115
D
E
C
116
O
117
R
118
S
119
A
L
U
M
S
120
F
E
A
R
121
A
B
R
O
A
122
D
123
T
H
R
E
E
124
R
I
M
S
125
D
I
S
M
A
126
S
T
127
S
T
R
A
128
F
E
129
A
P
A
130
A
D
A
131
F
O
N
T
132
F
O
O
133
L
134
T
Y
R
O
135
N
U
L
136
V
A
N
137
T
A
G
E
138
B
U
R
M
E
139
S
E
140
W
R
141
A
142
N
G
L
E
143
A
D
I
A
T
E
S
144
A
R
B
I
T
E
R
145
I
C
I
N
E
S
S
146
N
E
A
T
E
S
T
147
M
A
S
C
O
T
S
148
N
E
M
E
S
E
S
© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 167
Across
1. Host at San Francisco. : AMERICA
8. Approaching. : NEARING
15. The final conquest. : VICTORY
22. Navy and Marine PBM, Patrol Bomber. : MARINER
23. Happy land. : ARCADIA
24. Portions of the iris bordering the pupil. : AREOLAE
25. Vacantly. : BLANKLY
26. Changing. : VARIANT
27. Burnt matter. : CINDERS
28. ___ Vegas, New Mexico. : LAS
29. Source of obsidian. : LAVA
31. Anglo-Saxon slave. : ESNE
32. Trouser. : PANT
33. Adjustment. : FIT
34. Assam silk. : ERI
35. Schoolboy howlers. : BONERS
37. Planning: Dial. : ETTLING
39. Very little. : MITE
40. Wash lightly. : RINSE
42. Decorative lines on type. : SERIFS
44. Soldiers' field dwelling. : TENT
45. Province in Ecuador, capital, Azogues. : CANAR
46. Wisest. : SAGEST
48. Waver. : REEL
49. War Shipping Administration chief. : LAND
50. Beguiles. : COZENS
51. British school caps. : ETONS
53. I conquered: Lat. : VICI
55. Salt meat. : SALAME
57. 172 mi. Turkish sea. : MARMORA
60. Brazilian gentleman. : SENHOR
62. Was conveyed. : RODE
63. Tough wood. : ASH
66. Hail! : AVE
67. Carpus. : WRIST
69. Allied North African base. : TUNIS
71. Beethoven's only opera. : FIDELIO
73. Leaves a full circle behind when racing. : LAPS
75. Pertaining to ancient Troy. : ILIAC
77. One of three rulers in Bulgaria. : REGENT
79. Persian. : IRANI
80. Retroussé of nose. : TILTED
82. An order from Washington. : DIRECTIVE
84. Ankle. : TARSUS
85. Lover of Lancelot. : ELAIN
86. Rommel's last line in Tunisia. : MARETH
87. British-held Libyan port. : DERNA
89. Three-hand card game. : SKAT
90. Hide. : SECRETE
92. Rustic Romeo. : SWAIN
94. Endure tropic sun. : ROAST
96. Dined. : ATE
97. Town in Nigeria. : EDE
98. Source of penicillin. : MOLD
100. Spreads out. : SPLAYS
102. Harsher. : STERNER
104. I beam. : GIRDER
106. Shattered Hamburg's river. : ELBE
107. Darling: French. : CHERI
108. Lurch. : CAREEN
111. British meals. : TEAS
113. Hippocratic ___. : OATH
115. Ornamental schemes. : DECORS
119. Bitter substances. : ALUMS
120. Trepidation. : FEAR
121. Away from home. : ABROAD
123. Debated number. : THREE
124. Tireless wheels. : RIMS
125. Break a ship's spars. : DISMAST
127. Machine-gun from a diving plane. : STRAFE
129. River between Brazil and Paraguay. : APA
130. Actress Rehan. : ADA
131. Baptismal vessel. : FONT
132. King's jester. : FOOL
134. Novice. : TYRO
135. No, in law. : NUL
136. Superior position. : VANTAGE
138. Native of Prome. : BURMESE
140. Squabble. : WRANGLE
143. Accepts as beneficiary under a will: So. Africa. : ADIATES
144. Judge. : ARBITER
145. Quality of Aleutian waters. : ICINESS
146. Most deft. : NEATEST
147. Navy goat and Army mule. : MASCOTS
148. Embodiments of retribution. : NEMESES
Down
1. Trotters. : AMBLERS
2. Enemy of jungle fighters. : MALARIA
3. Scraping off. : ERASING
4. ___ Tin Tin, the dog star. : RIN
5. Blood of the press. : INK
6. Instrument of Pablo Casals. : CELLO
7. Indo-Iranians. : ARYANS
8. Province of northern Spain. : NAVARRE
9. Epoch. : ERA
10. Farm field. : ACRE
11. Retrieves a sunken ship. : RAISES
12. Chromosome. : IDANT
13. Vincent Crummles's "Infant Phenomenon" in Nicholas Nickleby. : NINETTA
14. Rod. : GAT
15. Lacking an occupant. : VACANT
16. Vexing. : IRING
17. Small change. : CENT
18. Rum drink. : TOD
19. A hydrocarbon. : OLEFINE
20. Jersey river and bay. : RARITAN
21. Past days: Poetic. : YESTERS
30. Swerves. : VEERS
32. Greek ode-writer. : PINDAR
35. Impart. : BESTOW
36. Colander. : SIEVE
38. Pas-de-Calais city. : LENS
39. Labyrinth. : MAZE
41. Appear to be. : SEEM
43. Michigan city. : FLINT
45. Spanish play. : COMEDIA
47. Equatorial. : TORRID
49. Prince of beasts. : LIONET
50. Moslem judge. : CADI
52. Peg. : NAIL
54. Resident of No. 10 Downing Street. : CHURCHILL
56. Upper room. : LOFT
57. Natives of Valetta. : MALTESE
58. Profited. : AVAILED
59. Supply anew. : REPLACE
60. Flight of steps. : STAIRS
61. Straight-laced. : RIGID
63. Northernmost U. S. citizen. : ALASKAN
64. Wind. : SINUATE
65. Lifter. : HOISTER
68. Mallow plant. : SIDA
70. Sunders. : SEVERS
72. Misjudges. : ERRS
74. Hubbub. : STIR
76. Companies aboard Flying Forts. : CREWS
78. Rex, imperator and violinist. : NERO
81. Nips. : ENEMIES
83. Public storehouses. : ETAPES
84. Sampled. : TASTED
86. Pinochle play. : MELD
88. Ogden, the zany rimester. : NASH
91. Rent. : TORN
93. Rich man. : NABOB
95. Cylindrical. : TERETE
99. Loathe. : DETEST
101. Twelvemonths. : YEARS
103. Luxuriant. : RICH
104. Jewels. : GEMS
105. Amount of paper. : REAM
107. Frugal. : CHARY
108. Desert equipage. : CARAVAN
109. Surveyor's rule. : ALIDADE
110. Out of Axis lineup since August 1944. : RUMANIA
112. Sea between New Guinea and Australia. : ARAFURA
114. Topples. : TOTTERS
116. California's pride. : ORANGES
117. Battleship sunk Dec. 9, 1941, off Malaya. : REPULSE
118. Without an ocean. : SEALESS
120. Epithet for New York's police. : FINEST
121. Very minute. : ATOMIC
122. Australia's northern port. : DARWIN
125. Venetian magistrates. : DOGES
126. European apples. : SORBS
128. Strength of arms. : FORCE
131. Kismet. : FATE
133. Mother of Apollo. : LETO
137. Return blow. : TAT
138. Boom! : BAM
139. Movie scene. : SET
141. Prepare to fire. : AIM
142. 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.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

|