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QUESTIONNAIRE

New York Times, Sunday, April 11, 1948

Author: Alice Cook
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 535 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 40
Alice H. Cook has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 322
Across Down
1. ___ aid. : STOPGAP
8. A western union country. : FRANCE
14. Jinnah is one. : MOSLEM
20. Disney’s parrot. : CARIOCA
21. Large streams. : RIVERS
22. ___ Toscanini. : ARTURO
23. Purposes. : INTENTS
24. Exultant. : ELATED
25. Spoke childishly. : LISPED
26. Summer: French. : ETE
27. Infallible truths. : GOSPELS
29. A felony. : ARSON
31. Congeal. : ICE
32. Continually urges. : NAGS
34. Railway: Colloq. : ROAD
35. Aggregate. : TOTAL
37. Insects. : ANTS
38. Popular game. : CRAPS
40. Exclusive person. : SNOB
42. Pertaining to poetry. : MUSAL
44. Nearly all. : MOST
45. Town of Middlesex, England. : EALING
47. Tobacco shop patron. : SMOKER
49. Former puppet Emperor of Manchuria. : PUYI
51. Hero of “Of Human Bondage.” : CAREY
53. Choleric outbursts. : RAGES
55. Baby carriage. : GOCART
59. He played Othello. : ROBESON
62. Poisonous lizard of Arizona. : GILA
63. Famous educational institute in Alabama. : TUSKEGEE
65. Singers of “Boola Boola.” : ELIS
66. Elizabeth and Margaret Rose. : PRINCESSES
69. Evoke. : EDUCE
70. “___ pleasures and palaces.” : MID
71. Girl’s name, meaning a lion. : LEONA
72. Spirit of the air. : ARIEL
74. John. : IAN
75. Genus of grasses. : AVENA
77. Improvement. : BETTERMENT
81. Hartebeest. : ASSE
82. More straightforward. : DIRECTER
84. Plant of the lily family. : ALOE
85. Author of the “Inside” books. : GUNTHER
87. More natural. : EASIER
88. Strike with a heavy dull sound. : THUMP
90. Willow. : OSIER
91. Fraternity secret. : GRIP
93. Assaults. : ONSETS
95. Expedites : SPEEDS
99. Before: Prefix. : ANTE
102. Polo Grounds player. : GIANT
104. Exclamation of disgust. : RATS
106. Official examination. : AUDIT
107. Members of a women’s patriotic organization: Abbr. : DARS
108. Famous opera commentator. : CROSS
110. ___ O’Flaherty. : LIAM
112. Diety, one of the Hindu trinity. : SIVA
113. Eggs. : OVA
114. South Pacific chewing gum. : BETEL
116. City where Arabs and Jews battle. : TELAVIV
119. Christmas tree. : FIR
120. Beers. : LAGERS
122. Marriageable. : NUBILE
124. Base of coal tar dyes. : ANILINE
126. New Duke of Edinburgh. : PHILIP
127. Frightens. : ALARMS
128. Observer. : NOTICER
129. Game played with curved bats. : HOCKEY
130. Day’s end. : SUNSET
131. Merchants. : TRADERS
1. Knowledge from exact observation. : SCIENCE
2. Quick succession of notes from a horn. : TANTARA
3. Headland of N. W. Spain. : ORTEGAL
4. Pastry. : PIE
5. Signal bell. : GONG
6. Candidate for Hollywood. : ACTOR
7. John Dos ___. : PASSOS
8. ___ Train. : FREEDOM
9. Small stream. : RILL
10. Hold! : AVAST
11. Fishing equipment. : NET
12. Living being. : CREATURE
13. First two books of the Apocrypha. : ESDRAS
14. St. ___, French port on English Channel. : MALO
15. Remorseful son, in “Mourning Becomes Electra.” : ORIN
16. Thoroughfares: Abbr. : STS
17. Ida ___ of the movies. : LUPINO
18. Constructs. : ERECTS
19. Unpretentious. : MODEST
28. Comic strip character. : PANSY
30. Rebuff. : SLAP
33. Adds zest. : SPICES
36. Greek letters. : OMEGAS
37. Clad, as in a priest’s garment. : AMICED
39. Tibetan sheep. : SNAS
41. ___ acid. : BORIC
43. Carries. : LUGS
46. Search uncertainly. : GROPE
48. Vegetable. : KALE
50. Bumpkin. : YOKEL
52. Attire. : ENROBE
54. Kiloliter. : STERE
56. Subject to chills and fever. : AGUISH
57. Box again. : RECASE
58. One of high school age: Colloq. : TEENER
59. Reconstructed. : REMADE
60. Miss de Havilland. : OLIVIA
61. Waiters. : BIDERS
62. ___ catcher, a small bird. : GNAT
64. Employings. : USINGS
67. Sluggish. : INERT
68. Synonymous. : SAME
71. Shoe tie. : LACER
73. Cases for small objects. : ETUIS
76. Snows: French. : NEIGES
78. Tenses. : TAUNTS
79. Shade trees. : ELMS
80. Cowboy. : ROPER
81. Father of Agamemnon. : ATREUS
83. Tidy. : TRIG
86. Scorpion: Latin. : NEPA
89. Congressional delegate Farrington’s home city. : HONOLULU
90. City at mouth of the Tiber. : OSTIA
92. Early inhabitant of Great Britain. : PICT
94. Most boastful. : TALLEST
96. Building. : EDIFICE
97. Prognosticator. : DIVINER
98. Gazers. : STARERS
99. ___ Ochs. : ADOLPH
100. A people voted emergency aid by Congress. : NAVAHO
101. Calamitous. : TRAGIC
103. Spheres of action. : ARENAS
105. Learned one. : SAVANT
109. Arouses. : STIRS
111. Of secondary consideration. : MINOR
114. Variety of French cheese. : BRIE
115. Discover. : ESPY
117. St. ___, the sailors’ saint: French sp. : ELME
118. Ars longa, ___ brevis. : VITA
121. BPOE man. : ELK
123. Interdict. : BAN
125. Cover. : LID

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 36 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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