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QUESTIONNAIRE

New York Times, Sunday, August 4, 1946

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
1. 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
67. Hindu dancing deity. : SIVA
68. Coleridge's hero, 1798. : MARINER
69. Little poem. : ODELET
70. Circumstance. : EVENT
72. Bloomed. : OPENED
73. Fruits of the conifer. : PINENUTS
75. Noble Italian family. : ESTE
76. Belief. : TENET
77. Severity. : HARDNESS
78. Arbitrarily placed in a tournament. : SEEDED
80. God of the north wind. : BOREAS
81. Bush cats. : CIVETS
85. Amusing event. : COMEDY
86. Fighter plane, World War I. : SPAD
90. Space. : AREA
91. Palm starch. : SAGO
95. Egg: Comb. form. : OVI
96. Parisian vegetable dish. : SALADE
98. People of North Europe. : NORSE
100. Abandoned ships. : DERELICTS
104. Gallantry. : VALOR
105. Town near Des Moines. : ANITA
106. Ernie Pyle was one. : INDIANIAN
107. He tried to reach heaven on an eagle. : ETANA
108. What Lucullus did. : DINED
109. Row. : TIER
110. She wrote "Show Boat." : EDNA
111. Forgive. : REMIT
112. Single-stroke point scorers. : ACERS
113. Withered. : SERE
114. Percolate. : SEEP
115. Spoor. : TRACE
Down
1. Terrified. : SCARED
2. Run. : MANAGE
3. Requite. : AVENGE
4. Dally. : LINGER
5. After. : LATER
6. Baltic Sea port. : RIGA
7. North African port. : ORAN
8. Young herrings. : SARDINES
9. Dog that runs wide of the pack. : SKIRTER
10. Countersink. : REAM
11. Eyed. : OGLED
12. Loose blouse. : MIDDY
13. One of millions. : ASIAN
14. Graceful horse. : ARAB
15. Mrs. Humphrey Bogart. : BACALL
16. Loved. : ADORED
17. Fog signal. : SIRENE
18. Obstruct. : HINDER
25. Foreman. : BOSS
31. Furnished with steps. : STAIRED
34. Cameroon Negro. : ABO
38. Control. : RULE
39. Frozen. : ICED
41. Pronoun. : ONES
42. Display publicly. : STAGE
43. Edited. : REVISED
44. ___ Glyn, author of "Three Weeks." : ELINOR
45. At a distance. : ALOOF
46. Sasparilla. : SARSA
47. Cooperate secretly. : CONNIVE
48. Is successful. : ARRIVES
49. Standing: Heraldry. : STATANT
50. System of triangles adjacent to a base line: Surv. : BASENET
52. Worldly. : TERRENE
53. Shakespeare's type of constancy. : TROILUS
54. Curved-billed wading birds. : AVOCETS
55. It flows through Verdun. : MEUSE
56. Given a glossy finish. : SATINED
58. ___ Unis. : ETATS
60. A type of terpene. : CARENE
63. Hit. : SMOTE
64. Measured. : TAPED
65. Days of the moon. : MONDAYS
66. Ideal places. : EDENS
71. Touchstone. : TEST
73. Famous French surgeon (1517–90). : PARE
74. Angered. : IRED
77. Manslayer. : HOMICIDE
79. Letter. : ESS
80. Oxen. : BOVINES
81. King's country. : CANADA
82. Satiric. : IRONIC
83. Product of veratric acid. : VERINE
84. Day of commemoration. : EASTER
85. Soft drink ingredient. : COLA
86. Severe critic. : SLATER
87. Web of a duck's foot. : PALAMA
88. Type of poetry. : ADONIC
89. Reduce taxation. : DERATE
92. Entrances. : ADITS
93. Magic being. : GENIE
94. Military decoration. : ORDER
97. Prevent. : AVERT
99. Famous bridge at St. Louis. : EADS
101. Where Trinity College is. : EIRE
102. Polynesian god. : TANE
103. 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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