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QUESTIONNAIRE

New York Times, Sunday, February 3, 1946

76-Across : Second largest city of Holland.

Author:
Louis Jenkins
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 57
Louis Jenkins has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 2-Down clue had " . . . City?"; changed to " . . . City"?

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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 208
Across
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Impression. : STAMP
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Novel by Anatole France, 1890. : THAIS
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One of the United States of Brazil. : CEARA
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Public vehicles. : CABS
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Longest river in central Italy. : TIBER
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First Negro republic. : HAITI
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Five battles fought here in World War I. : ARRAS
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Small nocturnal bird. : OWLET
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Decrease. : ABATE
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Inhabitants of Malay Peninsula. : INDONESIANS
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Victor at Gettysburg. : MEADE
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What rhymes with Los Angeles? : YES
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Eskimo's outer garment. : PARKA
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Mohammedan title. : AMEER
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Language spoken by 5 per cent of the Swiss. : ITALIAN
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Clubhouse managers. : STEWARDS
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Goddess also known as "Nemesis." : ATE
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Large silvery fish. : SARGO
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Fish-eating birds. : ERNS
41
Bores. : IRKS
42
Rough pronunciations. : BURRS
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What Caruso and Bonci were. : TENORS
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OPA head. : BOWLES
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Conductor. : MANAGER
51
What runs slowly in January? : MOLASSES
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Powerful caustics. : ACIDS
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Earthy sediment. : SILT
57
Inspired with ardent love. : ENAMORED
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B.P.O.E. member. : ELK
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Miss Dietrich, to her friends. : LENE
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Sitting ___, Sioux shaman. : BULL
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Breathed noisily. : SNORED
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Removable, in law. : DATIVE
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Type of man "no one loves." : FAT
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Where Tunbridge Wells is. : KENT
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Hid. : SECRETED
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Rajah's consort. : RANEE
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What the Montagues and Capulets were. : ENEMIES
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Interjection. : AHEY
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Memento. : RELIC
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Breeding-place. : NEST
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Second largest city of Holland. : ROTTERDAM
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Possessing the highest value. : FIRSTRATE
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Jason's galley. : ARGO
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Noted sports commentator. : STERN
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Young of various animals. : PUPS
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Character in "La Bohème." : MUSETTA
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Paltry. : SORRY
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Fighter plane. : SPITFIRE
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Subject to sportive maltreatment. : HAZE
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Refuse. : ORT
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Naps. : SLEEPS
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One of a comic movie pair. : LAUREL
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Animal not found in Australia. : HARE
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Old gold coin. : RIAL
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Favorite tipple in Sherwood Forest. : ALE
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Furnished with a new crew. : REMANNED
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Members of famous theatrical family. : FOYS
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Who stabs Scarpia? : TOSCA
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What city did Zachary Taylor take in 1846? : MONTEREY
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Joke makers. : GAGGERS
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Assails. : BESETS
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What old plays abounded in. : ASIDES
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First large German city to fall: German. : KOELN
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Frog: Comb. form. : RANI
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Bridge-whist term. : SLAM
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River near Kiel. : EIDER
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Canadian Province: Abbr. : ONT
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Earliest-known kangaroo: Var. : FELANDER
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What did Prospero bid Ariel to raise? : TEMPEST
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Orphan: German. : WAISE
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Who represents Britain at UNO? : BEVIN
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Summer: Fr. : ETE
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Egg-shaped. : OVOID
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Inheriting from one without a will. : ABINTESTATE
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Finishing-lines. : TAPES
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Gaspe resort. : PERCE
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Slight color. : TINGE
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Deputy commander of the Army Air Forces. : EAKER
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Turn inside out. : EVERT
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Type of linen collar. : ETON
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Narrow lawnmower. : EDGER
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Baffle. : ELUDE
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Grows light. : DAWNS
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Corsets. : STAYS
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Where is "Forbidden City"? : TIBET
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Degrade. : ABASE
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Convened. : MET
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Equips. : PREPARES
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Intervals in music. : THIRDS
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Surname of Lincoln's mother. : HANKS
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Who dies with Radames? : AIDA
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Japanese assassinated by a Korean in 1909. : ITO
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"Swan" singer. : SINATRA
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Sound argument. : CASE
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American Indians. : ERIES
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Final port of famous boat. : ARARAT
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Flowed. : RAN
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One who transfers property: Law. : ASSIGNOR
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Stupor. : COMA
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Without fear. : AWELESS
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Civil War Governor of Michigan. : BLAIR
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What battle decided the Franco-Prussian War? : SEDAN
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Cards higher than kings in pinochle. : TENS
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Office for ___ Management, created May, 1940. : EMERGENCY
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Wanigans. : ARKS
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Traveled in a vehicle. : TOOLED
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Author of "A Woman of No Importance." : WILDE
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Gertrude's relationship to Hamlet. : AUNT
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Alters. : REMODELS
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Republican Senator opposed to Gov. Dewey. : BALL
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Spanish gentleman. : SENOR
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Radio detecting device. : RADAR
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Composer of "The Bohemian Girl." : BALFE
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What is named from the great river of Homer? : OCEAN
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"___ for President," Gershwin. : WINTERGREEN
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"Nize Baby" author. : MILT
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Variety of peach. : RARERIPE
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Versailles is capital of this department. : SEINEETOISE
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Sprites. : ELVES
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Long-handled shovel. : SKEET
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What makes the "Golden Gate" golden? : SUNSETS
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Measuring instruments. : METERS
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Ingredients of borscht. : BEETS
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Appear. : SEEM
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Aunt: French. : TANTE
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Miss Cornell to her friends. : KIT
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In what great province is Tsinan? : SHANTUNG
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Noted curator of reptiles (1876-1942). : DITMARS
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Popular American soprano. : MOORE
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Costume designer of Hollywood. : ADRIAN
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Noted director of films. : CRUZE
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Gave an encore. : REPLAYED
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Wrap about a staff. : FURL
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Peer Gynt's mother. : ASE
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Greatest tea province in British India. : ASSAM
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Jacob Abbott's hero. : ROLLO
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Web-footed bird. : PIEDGOOSE
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Religious pamphlet. : TRACT
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He bore the vault of heaven. : ATLAS
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Scene of four battles in World War I. : YPRES
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Side show attraction. : FREAK
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Former movies "czar." : HAYS
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Succession of terms. : SERIES
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Trader ___, teller of tall tales. : HORN
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Non-slip powder. : ROSIN
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What Hamlet liked to do. : MEDITATE
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Fabric formed without weaving. : FELT
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Occupied. : TENANTED
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Port on Gulf of Mexico. : TAMPICO
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River flowing through Rochester, N. Y. : GENESEE
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"Little Java." : BALI
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Theme of "The Song of the Shirt," by Hood. : SEWING
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Who made armor-plate for Old Ironsides? : REVERE
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Avast. : STOP
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Where was the "Robt. E. Lee" awaited? : LEVEE
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Dead. : AMORT
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Place for practice-shooting. : RANGE
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Entertained lavishly. : FETED
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Noted U. S. Senator (1834-1928). : DEPEW
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Perpetual. : ETERN
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Lounging-places. : RESTS
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Paradise. : EDEN
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Brain passage. : ITER
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Locale of famous Russian oil-wells. : BAKU
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Invitation. : BID
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Hindu cymbals. : TAL
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Former city on the Irrawaddy. : AVA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 48 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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