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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
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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
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Surprised question : CANYOUBEATTHAT
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Disconcert : RATTLE
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___ deep (over-involved) : INTOO
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Year: Fr. : ANNEE
27
Votes : AYES
29
Single, for one : HIT
30
Monopolize : SEWUP
31
Old term of address : SIRRAH
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Swelling ailment : EDEMA
36
Root word : ETYMON
39
Spanish title : SENORA
41
Hair pads : RATS
43
Miss Claire : INA
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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
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Dormouse : LEROT
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Blanket remedies : PANACEAS
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Gun, as a motor : REV
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Arab garments : ABAS
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Alter and super : EGOS
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Skit : ACT
68
Puzzled question : WHEREDOWEGOFROMHERE
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Japanese land measure : CHO
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Quarry : PREY
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Fresh : RUDE
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Poetic word : EER
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Headlight settings : LOWBEAMS
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Tracks : PATHS
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Natural gift : DOWRY
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French ash trees : ORNES
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Vapor: Prefix : ATMO
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Places for some belts : SEATS
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Feign : SHAM
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Gunpowder, for one : PLOT
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Does palmistry : READS
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Work-method initials : SOP
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W.W. II agency : OPA
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Eur. country : SWED
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Misprints : ERRATA
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Trumpets : BLARES
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Inkstains : BLOTS
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Custody : CHARGE
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Early followers of Mohammed : ANSAR
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Russian village : MIR
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Scottish inventor : WATT
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Laughs: Fr. : RIRES
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Wharton man : FROME
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Worships : ADORES
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Selfish question : WHATSINITFORME
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Crown ___ : JEWELS
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Charm : AMULET
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Drapery fixture : PULLROD
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Win by ___ : ANOSE
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Note-takers: Abbr. : STENS
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Russian poet : BELY
Down
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Sympathetic question : DONTWEALL
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Question during an inning : ANYOUT
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Prying : SNOOPY
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Caesar's alas : HEU
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Muscat native : OMANI
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Jean or Roberta : PETERS
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Penetrated : ENTERED
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Cheer : RAH
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Turkish title : AGA
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Hackneyed : TIRED
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Useful tip : ERASER
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Pendulum's partner : PIT
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Teacher's question : ISTHATCLEAR
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Place to buy snacks : DELI
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Lover of Galatea : ACIS
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Rational : SANE
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Service-station line: Abbr. : TBA
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Greek letter : ETA
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Sink : SET
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Catch : ENSNARE
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" ... and seven ___ our ... " : YEARSAGO
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Indigo : ANIL
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Whet : HONE
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Frenzied : MANIC
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Raincoat, for short : MAC
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Arena : OVAL
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Grim one : REAPER
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Consolation : SOLACE
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"___ body ... " : IFA
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Lon ___ of Cambodia : NOL
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Orderly method: Abbr. : SYST
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Venture : DARE
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Pull out : DRAW
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Grave : SOBER
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Clouted : BASHED
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Virus infection : HERPES
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Touch base : TAGUP
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Far-north city : NOME
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Miss Miles : VERA
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Fountain features : SODAS
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Penmanship patterns : WHORLS
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Start of a drama-class question : HOWNOWBROWN
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Town in N.J. : DEMAREST
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Type of fork : OYSTER
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Honor : FETE
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Greek deity : EROS
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Hoof sound : CLOP
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Asian palm : BETEL
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Ex of a sort : HASBEEN
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Airfield initials : STOL
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Start of a song question : WHOSSORRY
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Beat the ___ : RAP
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Miss Sumac : YMA
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Chagall : MARC
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Harem room : ODAH
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Resort : SPA
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Catch unaware : STARTLE
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Carpentry pins : DOWELS
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Up : ARISEN
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Drawing of a sort : RAFFLE
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Muster : ENROLL
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Word with demi : TASSE
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Southern dish : GRITS
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Shot and shell : AMMO
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Symbol of thinness : REED
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Mil. rank : MAJ
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Fancy : IDEA
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Scottish numeral : TWA
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Taste : SIP
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Antique auto : REO
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Pinafore, for one : HMS
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Self: Prefix : AUT
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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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