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QUESTION BOX

New York Times, Sunday, November 29, 1959

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 733 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,789
Across
1. Increase: Colloq. : BOOST
6. A felony. : ARSON
11. Penny-in-the-slot. : BANAL
16. Mentality. : WITS
20. Relative of limonite. : OCHRE
21. Juliet asked it. : WHATSINANAME
23. Jacob's twin. : ESAU
24. Bret Harte character. : AHSIN
25. Mel Allen's rhetorical question. : HOWABOUTTHAT
26. Prefer. : LIKE
27. ___ degree (somewhat). : TOA
28. Out of town. : AWAY
30. Obligation. : DEBT
31. Stewed fruit: Dial. : SASS
32. Printing term. : STET
33. America's Cup entry. : YACHT
35. Most appalling. : DIREST
37. Points of interest. : SIGHTS
39. Soiled. : UNCLEAN
41. Umpire's call. : OUT
42. Scott heroine. : ROWENA
45. Britain's aces. : RAF
47. Gathers. : REAPS
48. Later name for 23 Across. : EDOM
50. "Who's Your Little ___?" : WHOSIS
52. Greenland air base. : THULE
54. Rickover's outfit. : USN
55. Surplus. : OVER
56. Fix upon. : CHOOSE
57. Escutcheon. : SHIELD
58. Swinery. : STY
59. Conrad hero. : AXEL
60. Hamlet. : THORP
61. Pearly ___. : GATES
63. Fueling vessel. : COALER
65. Stimulant in tea. : THEIN
66. Thighbone. : FEMUR
67. Fell. : HEW
70. Son of Jacob. : REUBEN
71. Has on. : WEARS
72. Melville captain. : AHAB
73. Spanish peasant dance. : JOTA
74. Church sections. : APSES
75. Pilate's question, according to Bacon. : WHATISTRUTH
78. Tritons. : NEWTS
79. Manxman, for example. : GAEL
80. Unfortunate. : POOR
81. Word at the bottom of a letter. : YOURS
82. Goober. : PEANUT
83. That: Span. : ESE
84. Jokers. : CARDS
85. Glasgow's river. : CLYDE
86. Rub elbows with. : HOBNOB
87. Blended, as colors. : FONDU
88. Brood. : COVEY
89. ___ Sachs, the "Meistersinger." : HANS
90. Nook: Dial. : WRO
92. Small birds. : PEWEES
95. Amphitrite or Thetis. : NEREID
97. Averse to labor. : LAZY
98. Except. : BUT
99. Additional. : OTHER
100. Locust. : CICADA
101. Stipend. : WAGE
102. Give ___ (heed). : EARTO
104. Girl's name. : MAE
105. Type of box. : CARTON
107. Recite. : SAY
108. Patois. : LINGOES
110. Mourn. : GRIEVE
112. Elianic creations. : ESSAYS
115. Spread or coverlet. : THROW
116. Writ. : DEED
117. Unbleached. : ECRU
120. Indigo. : ANIL
121. Buffa or cantabile. : ARIA
122. Siesta. : NAP
125. Inland sea. : ARAL
126. Musical query from "The King and I." : SHALLWEDANCE
129. Lizard. : GECKO
131. Greek commune. : DEME
132. British hostesses ask it. : TENNISANYONE
133. Dionysiac shouts. : EVOES
134. Business term. : ASIS
135. Oriental. : ASIAN
136. Western extras. : POSSE
137. Noted librarian. : DEWEY
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1. Gondola. : BOAT
2. Eight: Span. : OCHO
3. Key question. : OHSAYCANYOUSEE
4. Indian title. : SRI
5. Card holdings. : TENACES
6. Sailor's call. : AHOY
7. Inclement. : RAW
8. Candlestick Park. : STADIUM
9. A Sitwell. : OSBERT
10. Weeper of myth. : NIOBE
11. Cudgel. : BAT
12. Formicary dwellers. : ANTS
13. Okinawan city. : NAHA
14. Agglomerates. : AMASSES
15. Admits. : LETSIN
16. Cymry. : WELSH
17. Question in a song about the South. : ISITTRUE
18. Winner ___. : TAKESALL
19. Tallow. : SUET
21. Captain Corcoran's crew said it. : WHATNEVER
22. Gen. McAuliffe said it. : NUTS
29. "___ hoppen?" : WHA
34. Jungfrau. : ALP
35. Entranceway. : DOOR
36. Company. : TROOP
38. Acquire gradually. : GATHER
39. Wild ox. : URUS
40. The French say it. : NESTCEPAS
43. W. W. II outfit. : OSS
44. "How are you?" in Bonn. : WIEGEHTS
46. Government man: Slang. : FED
49. Andrea ___ Sarto. : DEL
50. Schubert song. : WHOISSYLVIA
51. Pommel of a saddle. : HORN
53. Pronoun. : HIS
55. Yaks. : OXEN
56. Novel by Colette. : CHERI
57. Counterfoil. : STUB
59. Brews. : ALES
60. "Is ___ so?" : THAT
62. Oriental nurse. : AMAH
64. Hero of "Green Mansions." : ABEL
65. Lachrymae. : TEARS
66. Former French Premier. : FAURE
67. Orthoëpic exercise. : HOWNOWBROWNCOW
68. Caesar's plaint. : ETTUBRUTE
69. Verb used with "thou." : WAST
70. Dernier cri. : RAGE
71. Gardner product. : WHODUNIT
73. Cotton cloth. : JEAN
75. News. : WORD
76. Trifled. : TOYED
77. Mr. Vallee. : RUDY
78. Beaks. : NEBS
80. Small ice floes. : PANS
82. Translation: Colloq. : PONY
84. Strong-arm. : COERCE
85. Future alumna. : COED
86. Filbert. : HAZELTREE
87. Dues. : FEE
88. Wading bird. : CRANE
89. Beldam. : HAG
91. Indians. : OTOS
92. Short dog, for short. : POM
93. Knickknackatories. : ETAGERES
94. Aria from "Hansel and Gretel." : WHEREAMI
96. College course: Abbr. : ECO
97. Minstrel's songs. : LAYS
100. Day nurseries. : CRECHES
101. Ambushes. : WAYLAYS
102. Provoked. : ENRAGED
103. Gone by. : AGO
106. Sacred Persian books. : AVESTA
107. Gave a negative answer. : SAIDNO
109. Hawaiian stitchbird. : IHI
111. Dillydallies. : IDLES
113. Apothegms. : SAWS
114. Spy or sneak: Dial. : SNEAP
116. Baby wool. : DADA
118. Consort of a rajah. : RANI
119. Arm bone . : ULNA
121. Skin affliction. : ACNE
123. African tree. : AKEE
124. Nosegay. : POSY
127. ___ Yutang. : LIN
128. Numerals: Abbr. : NOS
130. Memorable night. : EVE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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