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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
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 121
Across Down
1. Mitchells, Forts, Liberators. : BOMBERS
8. Crippling. : MAIMING
15. Land of the setting sun. : NIPPON
21. Awakening. : AROUSAL
22. Gunner's mate. : ARMORER
23. Deficiency of nervous energy. : ANEURIA
25. Cyclone. : TORNADO
26. Overturn. : CAPSIZE
27. Sampling. : TASTING
28. Mindanao native. : ATA
29. Veers wildly. : YAWS
31. English Queen. : BESS
32. Acid from protein. : AMINO
34. Unit. : ONE
35. Wound: Heraldry. : VULN
37. Serpent. : REPTILE
39. Barrel slat. : STAVE
40. Rail town between Moscow and Kalinin. : KLIN
41. 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
74. City between Lille and Amiens. : ARRAS
75. RAF Commander of European bombing. : HARRIS
77. Paderewski's instrument. : PIANO
78. Yugoslav river. : SAVA
79. Naval conqueror of the Jap. : NIMITZ
81. Kwajalein, Eniwetok, etc. : MARSHALLS
83. City near mouth of Loire. : MANTES
85. Verve. : ELAN
86. Vulnerable Jap city. : OSAKA
88. Most parched. : DRIEST
90. What the monsoon brings. : RAINS
91. Wrong-doing. : SIN
92. Recite from. : QUOTE
93. Pelts. : HIDES
94. Retired. : OUTGONE
96. Large armadillo. : TATOUAY
98. "'Twas brillig, and the slithy ___." : TOVES
99. Roll up : FURL
100. Nickname. : NAN
101. Vie with. : RIVAL
103. ___ city. : OPEN
104. Dental decay. : CARIES
106. Caroline isle between Truk and Kwajalein. : PONAPE
109. Sharpen. : HONE
111. Outmoded ruler. : TSAR
113. Billet of wood. : SPRAG
117. Documents assuring payments on notes. : AVALS
118. Nabbed. : CAUGHT
120. ___ and cons. : PROS
122. The Finns. : SUOMI
123. Camera eye. : LENS
124. Surrenderer of Ethiopia. : AOSTA
125. West Point or Annapolis. : ACADEMY
128. Thunder. : ROAR
129. Isles off S. W. New Guinea. : ARU
130. Newton. : ISAAC
131. Breakfast food. : BRAN
132. Bangkok is its capital. : SIAM
134. To and ___. : FRO
135. Reveals. : UNMASKS
137. Theseus's beloved. : ARIADNE
140. Vitamin B. : THIAMIN
142. Small plant germ. : SEEDLET
143. Burmese river. : SALWEEN
144. Premier Gerbrandy's country. : HOLLAND
145. River birds. : WADERS
146. Area. : THEATRE
147. Well groomed. : SOIGNEE
1. Jap-held E. Indian capital. : BATAVIA
2. Bombastic. : OROTUND
3. Ethically. : MORALLY
4. Antique hair-do. : BUN
5. Great Hebrew prophet: Var. : ESAY
6. Plane detector. : RADAR
7. Bogged down. : SLOWED
8. Nickname. : MAC
9. Palestinian. : ARABIAN
10. Push forward. : IMPEL
11. Plants. : MOSSES
12. Part of the eye. : IRIS
13. Cap Gris ___, Pas-de-Calais point nearest Great Britain. : NEZ
14. Enlarge. : GREATEN
15. Original dweller. : NATIVE
16. Asinine. : INANE
17. $1 in Cuba. : PESO
18. Set down. : PUT
19. Birds. : ORIOLCS
20. Intellectual dwarfs. : NINNIES
24. Things to be done. : AGENDA
30. Oral. : SPOKEN
33. Oat-eaters. : MARES
36. Meshes. : NETS
38. Very: French. : TRES
39. Shoulder gesture. : SHRUG
40. War: made in Germany. : KRIEG
42. Loftiest. : TALLEST
45. Danger. : PERIL
46. British light machine guns. : ARENS
49. Game. : TENNIS
51. Prayer. : ORISOM
53. Sailorly yes. : AYE
54. Briton's portable tub. : TOSH
56. Instantaneous submergence of submarine. : CRASHDIVE
58. Logistic scheme. : PLAN
59. Humblest. : MEANEST
60. Town near Anzio beachhead. : APRILIA
61. Asleep : DORMANT
63. Herbert Lehman's organization. : UNRRA
65. Joyful feeling : ELATION
66. Italian city on Adriatic. : RAVENNA
67. Ex-Governor of Minnesota. : STASSEN
69. Twinge. : PAIN
70. Slanting. : ARAKE
71. Man's name. : GILES
72. Damsel. : LASS
76. Javanese weight. : AMAT
77. Works diligently. : PLIES
78. Obstruction. : SNAG
80. Algerian soldier. : ZOUAVE
82. Fervid. : ARDENT
84. Unsophisticated. : ARTLESS
87. Bean. : SOYA
89. Travel. : TOUR
92. Wisecracks. : QUIPS
93. Peiping is in this province. : HOPEH
95. Swiss canton. : URI
97. Spoken tests. : ORALS
98. U. S. base, Friendly Isles. : TONGA
99. Danish islands between Iceland and Norway. : FAROES
102. Tibet's forbidden city. : LHASA
104. Funny fellow: Colloq. : CARD
105. "Fame is the ___." : SPUR
106. Jap isles between Philippines and Carolines. : PALAUS
107. Too lately come. : OVERNEW
108. Northernmost Ellice I. : NANUMEA
110. Pariah. : OUTCAST
112. British monkey wrench. : SPANNER
114. Housetop skyscanner. : ROOFMAN
115. Poisonous almond oil compound. : AMARINE
116. French dept. including Bordeaux. : GIRONDE
118. Beaches. : COASTS
119. Most costly tropic beachhead. : TARAWA
121. Men of the forge. : SMITHS
124. Interrogator. : ASKER
126. West Pointer. : CADET
127. British man in Gulliver's Travels. : YAHOO
130. Atoll unit. : ISLE
131. Spleen. : BILE
133. S. E. atoll of Marshalls. : MILI
136. Annex. : ADD
138. Brief huzzah. : RAH
139. Chemical suffix. : ENE
141. 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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