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COMMUNIQUE

New York Times, Sunday, June 4, 1944

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 666 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 80
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 121
Across
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Mitchells, Forts, Liberators. : BOMBERS
8
Crippling. : MAIMING
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Land of the setting sun. : NIPPON
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Awakening. : AROUSAL
22
Gunner's mate. : ARMORER
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Deficiency of nervous energy. : ANEURIA
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Cyclone. : TORNADO
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Overturn. : CAPSIZE
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Sampling. : TASTING
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Mindanao native. : ATA
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Veers wildly. : YAWS
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English Queen. : BESS
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Acid from protein. : AMINO
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Unit. : ONE
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Wound: Heraldry. : VULN
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Serpent. : REPTILE
39
Barrel slat. : STAVE
40
Rail town between Moscow and Kalinin. : KLIN
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Creek. : INLET
43
England's Defense of the Realm Act. : DORA
44
Globe. : SPHERE
46
Raise stock. : ARCED
47
Sanctums. : ADYTA
48
English county. : KENT
50
Lake in N. Ireland. : ERNE
51
Indian province below Bengal. : ORISSA
52
Schedules. : SLATES
55
Beige. : ECRU
57
Berlin's river. : SPREE
59
Pixillated. : MAD
62
City on the Rhone. : LYON
63
Dismantle. : UNRIG
64
Waits. : LINGERS
68
Epic poems. : EPOPEES
70
Recorded event. : ANNAL
71
Virginia Senator. : GLASS
73
20 cents in Riga. : LAT
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City between Lille and Amiens. : ARRAS
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RAF Commander of European bombing. : HARRIS
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Paderewski's instrument. : PIANO
78
Yugoslav river. : SAVA
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Naval conqueror of the Jap. : NIMITZ
81
Kwajalein, Eniwetok, etc. : MARSHALLS
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City near mouth of Loire. : MANTES
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Verve. : ELAN
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Vulnerable Jap city. : OSAKA
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Most parched. : DRIEST
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What the monsoon brings. : RAINS
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Wrong-doing. : SIN
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Recite from. : QUOTE
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Pelts. : HIDES
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Retired. : OUTGONE
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Large armadillo. : TATOUAY
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"'Twas brillig, and the slithy ___." : TOVES
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Roll up : FURL
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Nickname. : NAN
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Vie with. : RIVAL
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___ city. : OPEN
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Dental decay. : CARIES
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Caroline isle between Truk and Kwajalein. : PONAPE
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Sharpen. : HONE
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Outmoded ruler. : TSAR
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Billet of wood. : SPRAG
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Documents assuring payments on notes. : AVALS
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Nabbed. : CAUGHT
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___ and cons. : PROS
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The Finns. : SUOMI
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Camera eye. : LENS
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Surrenderer of Ethiopia. : AOSTA
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West Point or Annapolis. : ACADEMY
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Thunder. : ROAR
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Isles off S. W. New Guinea. : ARU
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Newton. : ISAAC
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Breakfast food. : BRAN
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Bangkok is its capital. : SIAM
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To and ___. : FRO
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Reveals. : UNMASKS
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Theseus's beloved. : ARIADNE
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Vitamin B. : THIAMIN
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Small plant germ. : SEEDLET
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Burmese river. : SALWEEN
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Premier Gerbrandy's country. : HOLLAND
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River birds. : WADERS
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Area. : THEATRE
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Well groomed. : SOIGNEE
Down
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Jap-held E. Indian capital. : BATAVIA
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Bombastic. : OROTUND
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Ethically. : MORALLY
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Antique hair-do. : BUN
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Great Hebrew prophet: Var. : ESAY
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Plane detector. : RADAR
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Bogged down. : SLOWED
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Nickname. : MAC
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Palestinian. : ARABIAN
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Push forward. : IMPEL
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Plants. : MOSSES
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Part of the eye. : IRIS
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Cap Gris ___, Pas-de-Calais point nearest Great Britain. : NEZ
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Enlarge. : GREATEN
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Original dweller. : NATIVE
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Asinine. : INANE
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$1 in Cuba. : PESO
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Set down. : PUT
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Birds. : ORIOLCS
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Intellectual dwarfs. : NINNIES
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Things to be done. : AGENDA
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Oral. : SPOKEN
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Oat-eaters. : MARES
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Meshes. : NETS
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Very: French. : TRES
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Shoulder gesture. : SHRUG
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War: made in Germany. : KRIEG
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Loftiest. : TALLEST
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Danger. : PERIL
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British light machine guns. : ARENS
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Game. : TENNIS
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Prayer. : ORISOM
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Sailorly yes. : AYE
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Briton's portable tub. : TOSH
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Instantaneous submergence of submarine. : CRASHDIVE
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Logistic scheme. : PLAN
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Humblest. : MEANEST
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Town near Anzio beachhead. : APRILIA
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Asleep : DORMANT
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Herbert Lehman's organization. : UNRRA
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Joyful feeling : ELATION
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Italian city on Adriatic. : RAVENNA
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Ex-Governor of Minnesota. : STASSEN
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Twinge. : PAIN
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Slanting. : ARAKE
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Man's name. : GILES
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Damsel. : LASS
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Javanese weight. : AMAT
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Works diligently. : PLIES
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Obstruction. : SNAG
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Algerian soldier. : ZOUAVE
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Fervid. : ARDENT
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Unsophisticated. : ARTLESS
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Bean. : SOYA
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Travel. : TOUR
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Wisecracks. : QUIPS
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Peiping is in this province. : HOPEH
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Swiss canton. : URI
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Spoken tests. : ORALS
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U. S. base, Friendly Isles. : TONGA
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Danish islands between Iceland and Norway. : FAROES
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Tibet's forbidden city. : LHASA
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Funny fellow: Colloq. : CARD
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"Fame is the ___." : SPUR
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Jap isles between Philippines and Carolines. : PALAUS
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Too lately come. : OVERNEW
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Northernmost Ellice I. : NANUMEA
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Pariah. : OUTCAST
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British monkey wrench. : SPANNER
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Housetop skyscanner. : ROOFMAN
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Poisonous almond oil compound. : AMARINE
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French dept. including Bordeaux. : GIRONDE
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Beaches. : COASTS
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Most costly tropic beachhead. : TARAWA
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Men of the forge. : SMITHS
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Interrogator. : ASKER
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West Pointer. : CADET
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British man in Gulliver's Travels. : YAHOO
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Atoll unit. : ISLE
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Spleen. : BILE
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S. E. atoll of Marshalls. : MILI
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Annex. : ADD
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Brief huzzah. : RAH
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Chemical suffix. : ENE
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French African colony: Abbr. : ALG

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 71 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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