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QUESTIONNAIRE

New York Times, Sunday, August 4, 1946

40-Across : Less timid.

Author:
Lester Keene
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 496 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 163, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 46
Lester Keene has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 84-Down clue had "commeration"; changed to "commemoration."

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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 234
Across
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CPA chief. : SMALL
6
White House secretary. : ROSS
10
Where the Palazzo del Laterano is. : ROMA
14
Humiliate. : ABASH
19
The guinea pig family. : CAVIA
20
Where Basra is. : IRAK
21
Protection. : EGIS
22
Movable limbs of a sextant. : RADII
23
About. : ANENT
24
The George Washington of Italy (1807-82). : GARIBALDI
26
Decorative motif. : ACORN
27
Gamut. : RANGE
28
Perseus rescued her from the sea-monster. : ANDROMEDA
29
Disclosed. : BARED
30
Goaders. : EGGERS
32
Pronoun. : ITS
33
Power: Comb. form. : DYNA
35
Unaspirated. : LENE
36
Motive power in Lapland. : DEER
37
Trigons. : TRINES
40
Less timid. : BOLDER
42
Bicycle race course. : SAUCER
43
Motive. : REASON
47
Soaps. : CASTILES
50
Giddy Miss Wilfer of Our Mutual Friend. : BELLA
51
___ Kett. : ETTA
55
Plastered. : MORTARED
56
Redeemer. : SAVIOR
57
Further. : SERVE
59
Anger. : ENRAGE
60
Gaming places. : CASINOS
61
Nobel peace prize winner, 1912. : ROOT
62
140,000,000. : UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA
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Hindu dancing deity. : SIVA
68
Coleridge's hero, 1798. : MARINER
69
Little poem. : ODELET
70
Circumstance. : EVENT
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Bloomed. : OPENED
73
Fruits of the conifer. : PINENUTS
75
Noble Italian family. : ESTE
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Belief. : TENET
77
Severity. : HARDNESS
78
Arbitrarily placed in a tournament. : SEEDED
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God of the north wind. : BOREAS
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Bush cats. : CIVETS
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Amusing event. : COMEDY
86
Fighter plane, World War I. : SPAD
90
Space. : AREA
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Palm starch. : SAGO
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Egg: Comb. form. : OVI
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Parisian vegetable dish. : SALADE
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People of North Europe. : NORSE
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Abandoned ships. : DERELICTS
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Gallantry. : VALOR
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Town near Des Moines. : ANITA
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Ernie Pyle was one. : INDIANIAN
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He tried to reach heaven on an eagle. : ETANA
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What Lucullus did. : DINED
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Row. : TIER
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She wrote "Show Boat." : EDNA
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Forgive. : REMIT
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Single-stroke point scorers. : ACERS
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Withered. : SERE
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Percolate. : SEEP
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Spoor. : TRACE
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Terrified. : SCARED
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Run. : MANAGE
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Requite. : AVENGE
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Dally. : LINGER
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After. : LATER
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Baltic Sea port. : RIGA
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North African port. : ORAN
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Young herrings. : SARDINES
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Dog that runs wide of the pack. : SKIRTER
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Countersink. : REAM
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Eyed. : OGLED
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Loose blouse. : MIDDY
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One of millions. : ASIAN
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Graceful horse. : ARAB
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Mrs. Humphrey Bogart. : BACALL
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Loved. : ADORED
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Fog signal. : SIRENE
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Obstruct. : HINDER
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Foreman. : BOSS
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Furnished with steps. : STAIRED
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Cameroon Negro. : ABO
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Control. : RULE
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Frozen. : ICED
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Pronoun. : ONES
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Display publicly. : STAGE
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Edited. : REVISED
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___ Glyn, author of "Three Weeks." : ELINOR
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At a distance. : ALOOF
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Sasparilla. : SARSA
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Cooperate secretly. : CONNIVE
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Is successful. : ARRIVES
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Standing: Heraldry. : STATANT
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System of triangles adjacent to a base line: Surv. : BASENET
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Worldly. : TERRENE
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Shakespeare's type of constancy. : TROILUS
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Curved-billed wading birds. : AVOCETS
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It flows through Verdun. : MEUSE
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Given a glossy finish. : SATINED
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___ Unis. : ETATS
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A type of terpene. : CARENE
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Hit. : SMOTE
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Measured. : TAPED
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Days of the moon. : MONDAYS
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Ideal places. : EDENS
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Touchstone. : TEST
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Famous French surgeon (1517-90). : PARE
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Angered. : IRED
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Manslayer. : HOMICIDE
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Letter. : ESS
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Oxen. : BOVINES
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King's country. : CANADA
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Satiric. : IRONIC
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Product of veratric acid. : VERINE
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Day of commemoration. : EASTER
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Soft drink ingredient. : COLA
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Severe critic. : SLATER
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Web of a duck's foot. : PALAMA
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Type of poetry. : ADONIC
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Reduce taxation. : DERATE
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Entrances. : ADITS
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Magic being. : GENIE
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Military decoration. : ORDER
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Prevent. : AVERT
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Famous bridge at St. Louis. : EADS
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Where Trinity College is. : EIRE
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Polynesian god. : TANE
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Sinecure: Slang. : SNAP

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 37 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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