This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

COMMUNIQUE

New York Times, Sunday, June 25, 1944

Author:
Jonathan Cross
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 629 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 71
Jonathan Cross has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
A
2
L
3
L
4
I
5
E
6
S
7
I
8
N
9
V
10
A
11
D
12
E
13
D
14
E
15
U
16
R
17
O
18
P
19
E
20
P
R
U
S
S
I
C
21
N
A
I
V
E
T
E
22
A
N
I
M
A
T
23
O
24
E
B
B
T
I
D
E
25
S
P
O
O
L
E
R
26
G
R
O
A
N
E
D
27
S
U
B
28
S
E
N
29
A
T
30
L
I
A
R
31
A
L
E
M
32
U
S
E
33
E
T
E
34
N
35
R
E
D
I
36
P
37
D
Y
N
38
A
M
E
S
39
I
R
I
S
40
T
U
R
I
41
N
42
S
E
L
L
43
S
44
S
I
L
O
45
T
46
O
N
G
A
S
47
A
S
S
O
I
48
L
49
P
L
U
M
50
B
51
T
I
N
52
T
53
S
C
E
N
A
54
B
L
A
55
S
T
56
M
A
L
57
A
Y
A
58
A
59
R
C
H
60
A
61
N
62
G
E
L
I
C
63
H
E
R
O
D
64
S
65
O
R
A
U
66
P
67
A
68
O
69
N
O
R
70
S
C
A
71
P
A
72
T
O
R
73
E
74
S
T
I
L
75
W
E
L
L
76
E
D
O
77
M
78
S
L
A
B
79
S
80
D
I
V
81
O
T
82
D
A
R
T
E
D
83
L
U
P
I
84
N
85
P
H
I
L
86
I
P
P
I
N
E
87
S
88
R
E
S
U
N
89
A
L
I
C
E
90
S
91
A
T
O
L
L
92
L
I
N
T
93
S
94
N
A
T
E
95
C
A
N
A
D
I
96
A
N
97
B
L
A
98
T
99
O
D
A
L
100
S
101
M
I
S
102
E
R
G
103
D
O
L
G
104
I
105
E
S
S
106
E
N
107
M
A
N
108
I
O
C
S
109
T
I
N
E
110
B
111
U
R
M
A
N
112
S
P
I
E
D
113
S
114
A
115
C
R
E
116
C
117
A
E
N
118
A
R
T
119
I
E
120
N
A
R
121
V
122
I
123
K
124
C
R
U
I
S
125
E
126
P
A
W
127
S
128
S
E
B
I
129
C
130
K
I
E
T
A
131
A
M
T
S
132
G
133
A
S
M
A
T
134
A
135
R
E
N
A
136
N
137
A
N
A
N
138
R
E
L
139
B
R
I
E
140
L
O
R
141
I
142
R
E
N
I
143
G
144
E
L
S
145
E
N
A
146
B
L
E
D
147
P
L
O
E
S
148
T
I
149
D
E
U
150
T
Z
I
A
151
D
I
S
E
U
S
E
152
R
E
G
A
L
I
A
153
I
C
A
R
I
A
N
154
A
S
S
E
S
S
155
E
D
E
S
S
A
N
156
D
E
M
E
A
N
© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 124
Across
1
United Nations. : ALLIES
7
Entered hostilely. : INVADED
14
Namesake of Agenor's daughter. : EUROPE
20
Deadly acid. : PRUSSIC
21
Native simplicity. : NAIVETE
22
Lively: Music. : ANIMATO
24
State of decline. : EBBTIDE
25
Reel winder. : SPOOLER
26
Creaked. : GROANED
27
"Sighted ___, sank same." : SUB
28
French upper house. : SENAT
30
Perjuror. : LIAR
31
Imperial standard of Ottoman empire. : ALEM
32
Employ. : USE
33
Truk isle near Dublon. : ETEN
35
Immerse again. : REDIP
37
Foot-pounds. : DYNAMES
39
Blue flag. : IRIS
40
City on the Po. : TURIN
42
Markets. : SELLS
44
Storage bin. : SILO
45
Friendly Islands. : TONGAS
47
Begrime. : ASSOIL
49
Take soundings. : PLUMB
51
Faint color. : TINT
53
Part of an opera. : SCENA
54
Explosion. : BLAST
56
Where Singapore is. : MALAYA
58
Chief. : ARCH
60
Seraphic. : ANGELIC
63
Symbol of tyranny. : HEROD
64
Commune near Frankfurt. : SORAU
66
___ de Açúcar, 1,270-foot rock in Rio de Janiero Bay. : PAO
69
Conjunction. : NOR
70
___ Flow, where Germans scuttled fleet, 1919. : SCAPA
72
Ripped. : TORE
74
United States general in Burma. : STILWELL
76
Idúmea. : EDOM
78
Thick slices. : SLABS
80
Piece of turf. : DIVOT
82
Ran swiftly. : DARTED
83
Bluebonnet. : LUPIN
85
Isles south of Formosa. : PHILIPPINES
88
Bask again. : RESUN
89
"___ Adventures in Wonderland." : ALICES
91
Coral reef with central lagoon. : ATOLL
92
Ravelings. : LINTS
94
Man's nickname. : NATE
95
Allied soldier first in Rome. : CANADIAN
97
Talk too much. : BLAT
99
Heritable tribal lands. : ODALS
101
Wrong: Prefix. : MIS
102
Unit of work. : ERG
103
Arctic island, U.S.S.R. : DOLGI
105
Shattered German city. : ESSEN
107
Cassavas. : MANIOCS
109
Prong. : TINE
110
Native of Akyab. : BURMAN
112
Pussyfooted around. : SPIED
113
Mild French cussword. : SACRE
116
Where airborne troops landed, on D-day. : CAEN
118
___ Shaw. : ARTIE
120
Norwegian town near Lofoten I. : NARVIK
124
Sea voyage. : CRUISE
126
Hands: Colloq. : PAWS
128
Oily: Obs. : SEBIC
130
Bougainville harbor. : KIETA
131
Danish counties. : AMTS
132
New Britain base. : GASMATA
135
French author. : RENAN
137
Anon: Var. : ANAN
138
Relative: Abbr. : REL
139
Wheat belt on the Seine. : BRIE
140
Lemur of India. : LORI
142
Break one's word. : RENIG
144
Railroads on stilts. : ELS
145
Made possible. : ENABLED
147
Rumanian oil center. : PLOESTI
149
Asiatic hydrangea. : DEUTZIA
151
Artiste. : DISEUSE
152
Finery. : REGALIA
153
Soaring too high for safety. : ICARIAN
154
Evaluate. : ASSESS
155
Pert. to ancient Urfa, in Iraq. : EDESSAN
156
Degrade. : DEMEAN
Down
1
Massachusetts State flower. : ARBUTUS
2
Unskilled seamen. : LUBBERS
3
Landing ship tank. : LST
4
Egyptian goddess. : ISIS
5
Downy duck. : EIDER
6
Tableaux. : SCENES
7
Infuse with. : INSTILL
8
Snooze. : NAP
9
Bass ___. : VIOL
10
Sidestep. : AVOID
11
Impedes. : DELAYS
12
Forever. : ETERNITY
13
"Right in ___ Fuehrer's face!" : DER
14
American airman. : EAGLE
15
Disquiet. : UNREST
16
French trial town. : RIOM
17
Medical suffix. : OMA
18
Rogue in Rabelais. : PANURGE
19
Periodical wind. : ETESIAN
20
Nineteen cents in Spain. : PESETA
23
Liberated Black Sea port. : ODESSA
29
Expert. : ADEPT
31
Theban god. : AMON
34
Grecian mother of twelve. : NIOBE
36
Pen: French. : PLUME
38
Assumed name. : ALIAS
39
The Big ___. : INCH
41
Is unwilling. : NILLS
43
Clever. : SMART
46
Of a kiss. : OSCULAR
48
Laymen. : LAICS
50
Symbol of life. : BLOODPLASMA
52
Caustic. : TART
55
Overcharge for tickets. : SCALP
57
Leaky. : ADRIP
59
Bombing sortie. : RAID
60
Medieval dagger. : ANELACE
61
Having lumps. : NODULAR
62
Feeling blindly. : GROPING
63
Customary act. : HABIT
65
Belgian seaport. : OSTEND
66
German-held Finnish port. : PETSAMO
67
Of an island chain. : ALEUTIC
68
Antiquity. : OLDNESS
71
Largest Malay State. : PAHANG
73
Wicked. : EVIL
75
British service woman. : WREN
77
Isinglass. : MICA
79
Palooka. : SLOB
81
Vegetable. : ONION
84
Donkeys. : NEDDIES
86
River meetiong Danube near Ulm. : ILLER
87
War ___. : STAMP
90
Site of Jerusalem. : SION
93
Killed. : SLAIN
96
___ Templeton. : ALEC
98
Emperors. : TSARS
100
Furtive thief. : SNEAK
104
Piece of structural steel. : IBEAM
106
Come in. : ENTER
108
Town north of Trieste. : IDRIA
109
___ Speaker. : TRIS
111
Not protected by parapets. : UNWALLED
112
Invasion river. : SEINE
113
Timorous. : SCARED
114
Turkey's neighbor. : ARMENIA
115
Pirate sword. : CUTLASS
117
Part of a basilica. : APSE
119
Spanish. : IBERIAN
121
Italian city. : VENEZIA
122
Romance tongue. : ITALIAN
123
Native of Topeka. : KANSAN
125
Barnum's way out. : EGRESS
127
Comedian's foil. : STOOGE
129
Honest. : CANDID
133
Staff officers. : AIDES
134
Sectors. : AREAS
136
Female relative. : NIECE
139
Third circle of target. : BLUE
141
Islands: Abbr. : ISLS
143
U. S. Marianas base held by Japs. : GUAM
146
Egyptian god. : BES
147
Before: Prefix. : PRE
148
___ Juana. : TIA
150
Town: Cornish. : TRE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 65 debuted here and reused later, 15 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.

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle