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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
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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
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Jacob's twin. : ESAU
24
Bret Harte character. : AHSIN
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Mel Allen's rhetorical question. : HOWABOUTTHAT
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Prefer. : LIKE
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___ degree (somewhat). : TOA
28
Out of town. : AWAY
30
Obligation. : DEBT
31
Stewed fruit: Dial. : SASS
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Printing term. : STET
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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
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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
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Surplus. : OVER
56
Fix upon. : CHOOSE
57
Escutcheon. : SHIELD
58
Swinery. : STY
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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
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Spanish peasant dance. : JOTA
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Church sections. : APSES
75
Pilate's question, according to Bacon. : WHATISTRUTH
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Tritons. : NEWTS
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Manxman, for example. : GAEL
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Unfortunate. : POOR
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Word at the bottom of a letter. : YOURS
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Goober. : PEANUT
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That: Span. : ESE
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Jokers. : CARDS
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Glasgow's river. : CLYDE
86
Rub elbows with. : HOBNOB
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Blended, as colors. : FONDU
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Brood. : COVEY
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___ Sachs, the "Meistersinger." : HANS
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Nook: Dial. : WRO
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Small birds. : PEWEES
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Amphitrite or Thetis. : NEREID
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Averse to labor. : LAZY
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Except. : BUT
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Additional. : OTHER
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Locust. : CICADA
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Stipend. : WAGE
102
Give ___ (heed). : EARTO
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Girl's name. : MAE
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Type of box. : CARTON
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Recite. : SAY
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Patois. : LINGOES
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Mourn. : GRIEVE
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Elianic creations. : ESSAYS
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Spread or coverlet. : THROW
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Writ. : DEED
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Unbleached. : ECRU
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Indigo. : ANIL
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Buffa or cantabile. : ARIA
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Siesta. : NAP
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Inland sea. : ARAL
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Musical query from "The King and I." : SHALLWEDANCE
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Lizard. : GECKO
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Greek commune. : DEME
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British hostesses ask it. : TENNISANYONE
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Dionysiac shouts. : EVOES
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Business term. : ASIS
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Oriental. : ASIAN
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Western extras. : POSSE
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Noted librarian. : DEWEY
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Gondola. : BOAT
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Eight: Span. : OCHO
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Key question. : OHSAYCANYOUSEE
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Indian title. : SRI
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Card holdings. : TENACES
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Sailor's call. : AHOY
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Inclement. : RAW
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Candlestick Park. : STADIUM
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A Sitwell. : OSBERT
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Weeper of myth. : NIOBE
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Cudgel. : BAT
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Formicary dwellers. : ANTS
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Okinawan city. : NAHA
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Agglomerates. : AMASSES
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Admits. : LETSIN
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Cymry. : WELSH
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Question in a song about the South. : ISITTRUE
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Winner ___. : TAKESALL
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Tallow. : SUET
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Captain Corcoran's crew said it. : WHATNEVER
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Gen. McAuliffe said it. : NUTS
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"___ hoppen?" : WHA
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Jungfrau. : ALP
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Entranceway. : DOOR
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Company. : TROOP
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Acquire gradually. : GATHER
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Wild ox. : URUS
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The French say it. : NESTCEPAS
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W. W. II outfit. : OSS
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"How are you?" in Bonn. : WIEGEHTS
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Government man: Slang. : FED
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Andrea ___ Sarto. : DEL
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Schubert song. : WHOISSYLVIA
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Pommel of a saddle. : HORN
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Pronoun. : HIS
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Yaks. : OXEN
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Novel by Colette. : CHERI
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Counterfoil. : STUB
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Brews. : ALES
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"Is ___ so?" : THAT
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Oriental nurse. : AMAH
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Hero of "Green Mansions." : ABEL
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Lachrymae. : TEARS
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Former French Premier. : FAURE
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Orthoëpic exercise. : HOWNOWBROWNCOW
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Caesar's plaint. : ETTUBRUTE
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Verb used with "thou." : WAST
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Dernier cri. : RAGE
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Gardner product. : WHODUNIT
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Cotton cloth. : JEAN
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News. : WORD
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Trifled. : TOYED
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Mr. Vallee. : RUDY
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Beaks. : NEBS
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Small ice floes. : PANS
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Translation: Colloq. : PONY
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Strong-arm. : COERCE
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Future alumna. : COED
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Filbert. : HAZELTREE
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Dues. : FEE
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Wading bird. : CRANE
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Beldam. : HAG
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Indians. : OTOS
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Short dog, for short. : POM
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Knickknackatories. : ETAGERES
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Aria from "Hansel and Gretel." : WHEREAMI
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College course: Abbr. : ECO
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Minstrel's songs. : LAYS
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Day nurseries. : CRECHES
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Ambushes. : WAYLAYS
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Provoked. : ENRAGED
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Gone by. : AGO
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Sacred Persian books. : AVESTA
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Gave a negative answer. : SAIDNO
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Hawaiian stitchbird. : IHI
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Dillydallies. : IDLES
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Apothegms. : SAWS
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Spy or sneak: Dial. : SNEAP
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Baby word. : DADA
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Consort of a rajah. : RANI
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Arm bone . : ULNA
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Skin affliction. : ACNE
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African tree. : AKEE
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Nosegay. : POSY
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___ Yutang. : LIN
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Numerals: Abbr. : NOS
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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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