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COMMUNIQUE

New York Times, Sunday, August 6, 1944

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 563 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 62
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 130
Across Down
1. Maquis. : FRENCH
7. Combats. : BATTLES
14. Storming. : RAGING
20. In a creepy way. : EERILY
21. Surveyor of highest peak, 1841. : EVEREST
22. Catapult. : ONAGER
23. Criticized too much. : CARPED
24. Maltese capital. : VALETTA
25. On the fence. : UNSURE
26. River between Brazil and Paraguay. : APA
27. Seaport of Lithuania. : MEMEL
29. A Bemelmans dog. : NOODLE
31. Make streets. : PAVE
32. French city on the Moselle. : METZ
34. In the air. : ALOFT
36. Softly. : PIANO
38. Helmet camouflage. : NET
39. Malay sail-canoes: Var. : PRAOS
41. Gambling lotto. : KENO
42. 3-banded armadillo. : APAR
43. Coarse. : CRASS
45. Nuzzled. : NOSED
47. Bonomi's capital city. : ROME
49. Ex-pocket battleship. : SPEE
51. Sponger, leech. : BLEEDER
54. Splits hairs. : CAVILS
56. Trenchermen. : EATERS
60. Hit or miss. : RANDOM
61. Summoned by call. : PAGED
62. Polish town on way to Lwow. : TARNOPOL
64. One who does: Suffix. : IST
65. Declare mistakenly. : MISAVER
67. Funeral fire. : PYRE
68. Rigmarole: Scot. : RANE
69. Shadows. : TAILS
71. First seaport of invasion. : CHERBOURG
73. Musical study piece. : ETUDE
74. Contralto. : ALTO
75. Prejudice. : BIAS
76. Rights of choice. : OPTIONS
78. Margin. : LIP
79. Imaginary picture. : ILLUSION
81. Port above Naples. : GAETA
82. Pallas, the goddess. : ATHENE
84. Obelisk. : NEEDLE
85. Taxi in India. : GHARRY
87. Maker. : CREATOR
88. Pin-up girl Turner. : LANA
90. Mussolini's daughter. : EDDA
91. Hills: Scot. : BRAES
92. Wagons. : DRAYS
95. Flatfish. : DABS
97. Deduction for weight of container. : TARE
99. Woman's title. : MADAM
103. British name for Arab of Egypt. : WOG
104. Great invasion seaport, France. : HAVRE
106. Storage point. : DEPOT
107. French port near Monaco. : NICE
108. Maladies. : ILLS
110. 124.16 lbs. in Greece. : STATER
112. Clumsy. : INEPT
115. Jap pariah class. : ETA
116. Egg-whites. : GLAIRS
118. British title. : BARONET
120. Hollow beneath shoulder. : ARMPIT
122. Lysander's love. : HERMIA
123. In Italian style. : ITALICE
124. Long-beaked, high-crested bird. : HOOPOE
125. Long-haired. : TRESSY
126. Odd-shaped Dutch Indies Island. : CELEBES
127. Site of robot bomb-firing platforms. : OSTEND
1. French port below Dieppe. : FECAMP
2. McCormick's invention. : REAPER
3. Mistakes. : ERRATA
4. Jap. : NIP
5. Man's nickname. : CLEM
6. President of Eire. : HYDE
7. Sloping. : BEVELED
8. French-town song of World War I. : AVALON
9. ___ Aviv, Jaffa. : TEL
10. City on the Adige. : TRENT
11. Mother of Apollo. : LETO
12. Stoppage. : ESTOPPEL
13. Athletic fields and stands. : STADIA
14. Former capital of Normandy. : ROUEN
15. Cape N of Massachusetts Bay. : ANN
16. Catch the breath. : GASP
17. Large lizard. : IGUANA
18. War of ___. : NERVES
19. Salutes. : GREETS
28. Declarer. : MAKER
30. ___ Porsena, in Lays of Ancient Rome. : LARS
33. Made into postal districts. : ZONED
35. Soldier rustling up food. : FORAGER
37. Pacific battlefield. : OCEAN
40. Cities of sin. : SODOMS
42. Among. : AMID
44. Verbal riposte. : RETORT
46. Half. : SEMI
48. Into the water. : OVERBOARD
50. ___ Marquette, French explorer. : PERE
51. Battle of ___, first Nazi air defeat. : BRITAIN
52. French explorer of Mississippi. : LASALLE
53. Empower. : ENTITLE
54. The Malta underground. : CAVES
55. Austrian province, capital Graz. : STYRIA
57. Shoulder-badge on full-dress uniform. : EPAULET
58. Short verse form. : RONDINO
59. Train. : SLEEPER
61. Largest Malay State. : PAHANG
63. Jason's ship. : ARGO
66. Ghost: Comb. form. : SCIO
67. Kind of cement. : PUTTY
70. Vociferously. : LOUDLY
72. Work. : OPERATE
73. Respect. : ESTEEM
75. Well: French. : BIEN
77. Railway center, Honshu Island. : NARA
80. Ornamental slit. : SLASH
81. Does the town. : GADS
83. Grandson of Mohammed. : HASAN
86. Dull, obtuse. : HEBETATE
87. Candia. : CRETE
89. Paid insertion: Abbr. : ADVT
91. Sisters three. : BRONTES
92. Eisenhower. : DWIGHT
93. Wave. : ROLLER
94. With eyes staring. : AGLARE
96. Language of the Koran. : ARABIC
98. For each one. : APIECE
100. Aug. 19, 1942. : DIEPPE
101. Battle. : ACTION
102. Fleshed. : MEATED
105. Evaluate. : ASSAY
106. Comique. : DROLE
109. U. S. Admiral, 1917. : SIMS
111. Of an epoch. : ERAL
113. Redskin prayer stick. : PAHO
114. Mythical founder of Troy. : TROS
117. Sweetbread: Fr. : RIS
119. Penpoint. : NIB
121. Witticism. : MOT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 54 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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