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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
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___ aid. : STOPGAP
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A western union country. : FRANCE
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Jinnah is one. : MOSLEM
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Disney's parrot. : CARIOCA
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Large streams. : RIVERS
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___ Toscanini. : ARTURO
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Purposes. : INTENTS
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Exultant. : ELATED
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Spoke childishly. : LISPED
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Summer: French. : ETE
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Infallible truths. : GOSPELS
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A felony. : ARSON
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Congeal. : ICE
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Continually urges. : NAGS
34
Railway: Colloq. : ROAD
35
Aggregate. : TOTAL
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Insects. : ANTS
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Popular game. : CRAPS
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Exclusive person. : SNOB
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Pertaining to poetry. : MUSAL
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Nearly all. : MOST
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Town of Middlesex, England. : EALING
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Tobacco shop patron. : SMOKER
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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
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Poisonous lizard of Arizona. : GILA
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Famous educational institute in Alabama. : TUSKEGEE
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Singers of "Boola Boola." : ELIS
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Elizabeth and Margaret Rose. : PRINCESSES
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Evoke. : EDUCE
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"___ pleasures and palaces." : MID
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Girl's name, meaning a lion. : LEONA
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Spirit of the air. : ARIEL
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John. : IAN
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Genus of grasses. : AVENA
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Improvement. : BETTERMENT
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Hartebeest. : ASSE
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More straightforward. : DIRECTER
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Plant of the lily family. : ALOE
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Author of the "Inside" books. : GUNTHER
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More natural. : EASIER
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Strike with a heavy dull sound. : THUMP
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Willow. : OSIER
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Fraternity secret. : GRIP
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Assaults. : ONSETS
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Expedites : SPEEDS
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Before: Prefix. : ANTE
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Polo Grounds player. : GIANT
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Exclamation of disgust. : RATS
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Official examination. : AUDIT
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Members of a women's patriotic organization: Abbr. : DARS
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Famous opera commentator. : CROSS
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___ O'Flaherty. : LIAM
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Diety, one of the Hindu trinity. : SIVA
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Eggs. : OVA
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South Pacific chewing gum. : BETEL
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City where Arabs and Jews battle. : TELAVIV
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Christmas tree. : FIR
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Beers. : LAGERS
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Marriageable. : NUBILE
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Base of coal tar dyes. : ANILINE
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New Duke of Edinburgh. : PHILIP
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Frightens. : ALARMS
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Observer. : NOTICER
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Game played with curved bats. : HOCKEY
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Day's end. : SUNSET
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Merchants. : TRADERS
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Knowledge from exact observation. : SCIENCE
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Quick succession of notes from a horn. : TANTARA
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Headland of N. W. Spain. : ORTEGAL
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Pastry. : PIE
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Signal bell. : GONG
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Candidate for Hollywood. : ACTOR
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John Dos ___. : PASSOS
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___ Train. : FREEDOM
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Small stream. : RILL
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Hold! : AVAST
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Fishing equipment. : NET
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Living being. : CREATURE
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First two books of the Apocrypha. : ESDRAS
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St. ___, French port on English Channel. : MALO
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Remorseful son, in "Mourning Becomes Electra." : ORIN
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Thoroughfares: Abbr. : STS
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Ida ___ of the movies. : LUPINO
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Constructs. : ERECTS
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Unpretentious. : MODEST
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Comic strip character. : PANSY
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Rebuff. : SLAP
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Adds zest. : SPICES
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Greek letters. : OMEGAS
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Clad, as in a priest's garment. : AMICED
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Tibetan sheep. : SNAS
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___ acid. : BORIC
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Carries. : LUGS
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Search uncertainly. : GROPE
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Vegetable. : KALE
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Bumpkin. : YOKEL
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Attire. : ENROBE
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Kiloliter. : STERE
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Subject to chills and fever. : AGUISH
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Box again. : RECASE
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One of high school age: Colloq. : TEENER
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Reconstructed. : REMADE
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Miss de Havilland. : OLIVIA
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Waiters. : BIDERS
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___ catcher, a small bird. : GNAT
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Employings. : USINGS
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Sluggish. : INERT
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Synonymous. : SAME
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Shoe tie. : LACER
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Cases for small objects. : ETUIS
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Snows: French. : NEIGES
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Tenses. : TAUNTS
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Shade trees. : ELMS
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Cowboy. : ROPER
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Father of Agamemnon. : ATREUS
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Tidy. : TRIG
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Scorpion: Latin. : NEPA
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Congressional delegate Farrington's home city. : HONOLULU
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City at mouth of the Tiber. : OSTIA
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Early inhabitant of Great Britain. : PICT
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Most boastful. : TALLEST
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Building. : EDIFICE
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Prognosticator. : DIVINER
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Gazers. : STARERS
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___ Ochs. : ADOLPH
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A people voted emergency aid by Congress. : NAVAHO
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Calamitous. : TRAGIC
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Spheres of action. : ARENAS
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Learned one. : SAVANT
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Arouses. : STIRS
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Of secondary consideration. : MINOR
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Variety of French cheese. : BRIE
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Discover. : ESPY
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St. ___, the sailors' saint: French sp. : ELME
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Ars longa, ___ brevis. : VITA
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BPOE man. : ELK
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Interdict. : BAN
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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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