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QUESTIONNAIRE

New York Times, Sunday, October 14, 1973

Author: Jay Spry
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.04, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 549 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 91, Cheaters: 22, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Jay Spry has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,828
Across Down
1. Frustrate : DASH
5. Type of hat or house : OPERA
10. Halfhearted : TEPID
15. "I could write ___ . . . " : ASONNET
18. Sometimes à trois : MENAGE
20. Flowers : IRISES
22. Surprised question : CANYOUBEATTHAT
24. Disconcert : RATTLE
25. ___ deep (over-involved) : INTOO
26. Year: Fr. : ANNEE
27. Votes : AYES
29. Single, for one : HIT
30. Monopolize : SEWUP
31. Old term of address : SIRRAH
34. Swelling ailment : EDEMA
36. Root word : ETYMON
39. Spanish title : SENORA
41. Hair pads : RATS
43. Miss Claire : INA
45. Gardner : AVA
46. Eatery : DINER
47. Cpls. et al. : NCOS
49. "Do not ___, spindle or . . . " : FOLD
51. Amusing fellows : CARDS
54. Pastures : LEAS
55. Club : BILLY
56. God of Islam : ALLAH
58. Dormouse : LEROT
60. Blanket remedies : PANACEAS
62. Gun, as a motor : REV
64. Arab garments : ABAS
66. Alter and super : EGOS
67. Skit : ACT
68. Puzzled question : WHEREDOWEGOFROMHERE
74. Japanese land measure : CHO
75. Quarry : PREY
76. Fresh : RUDE
77. Poetic word : EER
78. Headlight settings : LOWBEAMS
80. Tracks : PATHS
83. Natural gift : DOWRY
87. French ash trees : ORNES
88. Vapor: Prefix : ATMO
91. Places for some belts : SEATS
93. Feign : SHAM
94. Gunpowder, for one : PLOT
95. Does palmistry : READS
97. Work-method initials : SOP
98. W.W. II agency : OPA
99. Eur. country : SWED
101. Misprints : ERRATA
103. Trumpets : BLARES
106. Inkstains : BLOTS
108. Custody : CHARGE
110. Early followers of Mohammed : ANSAR
113. Russian village : MIR
115. Scottish inventor : WATT
117. Laughs: Fr. : RIRES
119. Wharton man : FROME
120. Worships : ADORES
122. Selfish question : WHATSINITFORME
126. Crown ___ : JEWELS
127. Charm : AMULET
128. Drapery fixture : PULLROD
129. Win by ___ : ANOSE
130. Note-takers: Abbr. : STENS
131. Russian poet : BELY
1. Sympathetic question : DONTWEALL
2. Question during an inning : ANYOUT
3. Prying : SNOOPY
4. Caesar's alas : HEU
5. Muscat native : OMANI
6. Jean or Roberta : PETERS
7. Penetrated : ENTERED
8. Cheer : RAH
9. Turkish title : AGA
10. Hackneyed : TIRED
11. Useful tip : ERASER
12. Pendulum's partner : PIT
13. Teacher's question : ISTHATCLEAR
14. Place to buy snacks : DELI
15. Lover of Galatea : ACIS
16. Rational : SANE
17. Service-station line: Abbr. : TBA
19. Greek letter : ETA
21. Sink : SET
23. Catch : ENSNARE
28. " . . . and seven ___ our . . . " : YEARSAGO
32. Indigo : ANIL
33. Whet : HONE
35. Frenzied : MANIC
37. Raincoat, for short : MAC
38. Arena : OVAL
40. Grim one : REAPER
42. Consolation : SOLACE
43. "___ body . . . " : IFA
44. Lon ___ of Cambodia : NOL
48. Orderly method: Abbr. : SYST
50. Venture : DARE
52. Pull out : DRAW
53. Grave : SOBER
55. Clouted : BASHED
57. Virus infection : HERPES
59. Touch base : TAGUP
61. Far-north city : NOME
63. Miss Miles : VERA
65. Fountain features : SODAS
68. Penmanship patterns : WHORLS
69. Start of a drama-class question : HOWNOWBROWN
70. Town in N.J. : DEMAREST
71. Type of fork : OYSTER
72. Honor : FETE
73. Greek deity : EROS
74. Hoof sound : CLOP
79. Asian palm : BETEL
81. Ex of a sort : HASBEEN
82. Airfield initials : STOL
84. Start of a song question : WHOSSORRY
85. Beat the ___ : RAP
86. Miss Sumac : YMA
89. Chagall : MARC
90. Harem room : ODAH
92. Resort : SPA
96. Catch unaware : STARTLE
100. Carpentry pins : DOWELS
102. Up : ARISEN
104. Drawing of a sort : RAFFLE
105. Muster : ENROLL
107. Word with demi : TASSE
109. Southern dish : GRITS
111. Shot and shell : AMMO
112. Symbol of thinness : REED
113. Mil. rank : MAJ
114. Fancy : IDEA
116. Scottish numeral : TWA
118. Taste : SIP
121. Antique auto : REO
123. Pinafore, for one : HMS
124. Self: Prefix : AUT
125. Bath or wash : TUB

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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