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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
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Maquis. : FRENCH
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Combats. : BATTLES
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Storming. : RAGING
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In a creepy way. : EERILY
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Surveyor of highest peak, 1841. : EVEREST
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Catapult. : ONAGER
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Criticized too much. : CARPED
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Maltese capital. : VALETTA
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On the fence. : UNSURE
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River between Brazil and Paraguay. : APA
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Seaport of Lithuania. : MEMEL
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A Bemelmans dog. : NOODLE
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Make streets. : PAVE
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French city on the Moselle. : METZ
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In the air. : ALOFT
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Softly. : PIANO
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Helmet camouflage. : NET
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Malay sail-canoes: Var. : PRAOS
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Gambling lotto. : KENO
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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
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Trenchermen. : EATERS
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Hit or miss. : RANDOM
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Summoned by call. : PAGED
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Polish town on way to Lwow. : TARNOPOL
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One who does: Suffix. : IST
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Declare mistakenly. : MISAVER
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Funeral fire. : PYRE
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Rigmarole: Scot. : RANE
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Shadows. : TAILS
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First seaport of invasion. : CHERBOURG
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Musical study piece. : ETUDE
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Contralto. : ALTO
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Prejudice. : BIAS
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Rights of choice. : OPTIONS
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Margin. : LIP
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Imaginary picture. : ILLUSION
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Port above Naples. : GAETA
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Pallas, the goddess. : ATHENE
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Obelisk. : NEEDLE
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Taxi in India. : GHARRY
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Maker. : CREATOR
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Pin-up girl Turner. : LANA
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Mussolini's daughter. : EDDA
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Hills: Scot. : BRAES
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Wagons. : DRAYS
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Flatfish. : DABS
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Deduction for weight of container. : TARE
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Woman's title. : MADAM
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British name for Arab of Egypt. : WOG
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Great invasion seaport, France. : HAVRE
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Storage point. : DEPOT
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French port near Monaco. : NICE
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Maladies. : ILLS
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124.16 lbs. in Greece. : STATER
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Clumsy. : INEPT
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Jap pariah class. : ETA
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Egg-whites. : GLAIRS
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British title. : BARONET
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Hollow beneath shoulder. : ARMPIT
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Lysander's love. : HERMIA
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In Italian style. : ITALICE
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Long-beaked, high-crested bird. : HOOPOE
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Long-haired. : TRESSY
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Odd-shaped Dutch Indies Island. : CELEBES
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Site of robot bomb-firing platforms. : OSTEND
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French port below Dieppe. : FECAMP
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McCormick's invention. : REAPER
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Mistakes. : ERRATA
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Jap. : NIP
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Man's nickname. : CLEM
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President of Eire. : HYDE
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Sloping. : BEVELED
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French-town song of World War I. : AVALON
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___ Aviv, Jaffa. : TEL
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City on the Adige. : TRENT
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Mother of Apollo. : LETO
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Stoppage. : ESTOPPEL
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Athletic fields and stands. : STADIA
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Former capital of Normandy. : ROUEN
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Cape N of Massachusetts Bay. : ANN
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Catch the breath. : GASP
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Large lizard. : IGUANA
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War of ___. : NERVES
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Salutes. : GREETS
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Declarer. : MAKER
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___ Porsena, in Lays of Ancient Rome. : LARS
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Made into postal districts. : ZONED
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Soldier rustling up food. : FORAGER
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Pacific battlefield. : OCEAN
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Cities of sin. : SODOMS
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Among. : AMID
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Verbal riposte. : RETORT
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Half. : SEMI
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Into the water. : OVERBOARD
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___ Marquette, French explorer. : PERE
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Battle of ___, first Nazi air defeat. : BRITAIN
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French explorer of Mississippi. : LASALLE
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Empower. : ENTITLE
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The Malta underground. : CAVES
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Austrian province, capital Graz. : STYRIA
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Shoulder-badge on full-dress uniform. : EPAULET
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Short verse form. : RONDINO
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Train. : SLEEPER
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Largest Malay State. : PAHANG
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Jason's ship. : ARGO
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Ghost: Comb. form. : SCIO
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Kind of cement. : PUTTY
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Vociferously. : LOUDLY
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Work. : OPERATE
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Respect. : ESTEEM
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Well: French. : BIEN
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Railway center, Honshu Island. : NARA
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Ornamental slit. : SLASH
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Does the town. : GADS
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Grandson of Mohammed. : HASAN
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Dull, obtuse. : HEBETATE
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Candia. : CRETE
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Paid insertion: Abbr. : ADVT
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Sisters three. : BRONTES
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Eisenhower. : DWIGHT
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Wave. : ROLLER
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With eyes staring. : AGLARE
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Language of the Koran. : ARABIC
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For each one. : APIECE
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Aug. 19, 1942. : DIEPPE
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Battle. : ACTION
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Fleshed. : MEATED
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Evaluate. : ASSAY
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Comique. : DROLE
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U. S. Admiral, 1917. : SIMS
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Of an epoch. : ERAL
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Redskin prayer stick. : PAHO
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Mythical founder of Troy. : TROS
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Sweetbread: Fr. : RIS
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Penpoint. : NIB
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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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