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VOCABULARY ROUND-UP

New York Times, Sunday, October 19, 1947

Author:
Alice Cook
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 50 Grid is asymmetric.
Alice H. Cook has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 78-Across clue had comma after underscore; changed to period.

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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 297
Across
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Reserved. : ALOOF
6
Bodies politic. : STATES
12
Recently deceased Senator. : BILBO
17
Breaches. : GAPS
21
Pietermaritzburg is its capital. : NATAL
22
Of a form of government. : TOTALITARIAN
24
Vivid or confused view. : RIOT
25
President of Brazil. : DUTRA
26
G-2. : INTELLIGENCE
27
Mountain in Greece. : OSSA
28
Before. : ERE
29
Cause to vibrate. : THRILL
31
Youths. : LADS
32
Kaltenbrunner's boss. : HIMMLER
34
Girl's name. : SARA
36
Opposite to the wind. : ALEE
37
Italian coin. : LIRA
38
Strata. : LAYERS
39
Invent. : DEVISE
41
Each one among a number. : HEAD
42
One of David's mighty men. : ZELEK
44
Seeming. : APPARENT
47
Brenner ___. : PASS
48
June bug. : DOR
49
Most important hours. : NOONS
53
Wandering. : ROAMING
54
Utmost. : BEST
55
City of N. E. Oklahoma. : VINITA
57
Female kangaroo. : DOE
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Carrier of typhus fever. : LOUSE
59
Girl's name. : META
60
Town near Nazareth. : CANA
61
Queerest. : ODDEST
63
Bore. : IRK
64
Piercer. : GORER
66
Airfield near Norfolk, Va. : LANGLEY
68
Rocks containing metal. : ORES
69
Drivers of dog teams. : SLEDGERS
72
Labor too assiduously. : OVERDO
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What David did to Goliath. : SLEW
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People of Near East country. : SYRIANS
77
Squeezes. : SPONGES
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"The ___."—Hemingway. : KILLERS
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I forbid. : VETO
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One of America's most important crops. : COTTON
84
Newest nation. : PAKISTAN
85
Balkan dictator. : TITO
88
Parts of shoes. : INSOLES
90
City near Montpelier, Vt. : BARRE
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Hurry. : HIE
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___ Christie. : AGATHA
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Daughter of Nyx. : ERIS
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Mexican coin. : PESO
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Edict. : UKASE
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In favor of. : FOR
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Desires to possess. : ENVIES
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Trees. : FIRS
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Essential character in murder story. : CORONER
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Dragnet. : TRAWL
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Conjunction. : AND
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Jutting rock. : CRAG
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Bicameral body. : CONGRESS
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She fell from the ram with the golden fleece, into the sea. : HELLE
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Charley ___, sleuth. : CHAN
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Wealthy. : MONIED
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2,000 mi. river of Brazil and Argentina. : PARANA
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Poison plant of bean family. : LOCO
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Preposition. : ONTO
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A city of Judah. : AMAM
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Vie with. : EMULATE
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Moss ___. : HART
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Plunders. : RAVENS
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Character in "Arabian Nights." : ALI
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Stir up. : RILE
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What Brewster's committee does. : INVESTIGATES
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English race course. : ASCOT
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Fabulous demon: Var. : OGER
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Recurring problem. : UNEMPLOYMENT
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Laughing. : RIANT
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Drowses. : NODS
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Tangles. : MATS
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Defiles. : ENMIRES
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Owosso's native son. : DEWEY
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Where Mt. Sorata is. : ANDES
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Petrarch's lady. : LAURA
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Web-footed carnivore. : OTTER
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Rower. : OAR
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Shallow box for seedlings. : FLAT
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Burgh in central Scotland. : STIRLING
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Classiest. : TONIEST
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Socialist leader. : ATTLEE
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Chinese money. : TAEL
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Measure of length. : ELL
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Most foolish. : SILLIEST
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Irak's capital. : BAGDAD
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Provokes to anger. : IRES
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Waterfall: Scot. : LIN
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Famous organist (1685–1750). : BACH
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Awarded Nobel Prize for literature, 1938. : ONEILL
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U. N. personage. : GROMYKO
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Passage. : AISLE
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Stumper. : POSER
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Hollywood specialties. : STARS
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Coronets. : TIARAS
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New ___. : HAVEN
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Bacchante. : MAENAD
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Information Please standby. : ADAMS
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Sacred City of Tibet. : LHASA
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City of N. E. Pennsylvania. : ERIE
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Pertaining to special regions. : ZONAL
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J. Lincoln's "Captain ___." : ERI
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Disraeli on the screen. : ARLISS
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Badly. : POORLY
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Communist boss of Rumania. : PAUKER
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Where the Inter-American Defense Treaty was agreed upon. : PETROPOLIS
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Sheep-killing dogs of Australia. : DINGOS
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Stettin's river. : ODER
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Pry. : NOSE
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Parts of a tennis match. : SETS
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Symbol of busyness. : BEE
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Delegate to Inter-American Defense Conference. : VANDENBERG
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Diminutive. : TOYLIKE
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Title: Abbr. : MRS
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Shipload. : CARGO
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Filaments of feathers. : DOWLS
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Wildflower. : GENTIAN
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___ Welles. : ORSON
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Seasons of self-denial. : LENTS
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Glacial ridge. : ESKAR
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Piece of sod used for thatching. : DIVOT
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Go: Scot. : GAE
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Politician's greatest concern. : VOTES
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High priest. : ELI
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Won points. : SCORED
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Gas from petroleum. : ETHANE
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Increases in pay. : RAISES
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Derisive grimaces. : SNEERS
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In favor of. : PRO
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Co-author of the labor bill. : TAFT
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___ Stravinsky. : IGOR
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Where early kings of Ireland lived. : TARA
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Troyes' river. : SEINE
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Fool. : ASS
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Where Samuel Ford is governor. : HELENA
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What Cristofori made. : PIANO
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Push. : URGE
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High-ranking cinema director. : KORDA
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___ Peterson, Governor of Nebraska. : VAL
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Part. : FRACTION
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Competitions. : CONTESTS
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Vegetable. : ONION
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Boats of a special kind. : WHALERS
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What one does on a frabjous day. : CHORTLE
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Assemble. : CONVENE
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Ancient country of Italy. : LATIUM
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Fastening. : CLASP
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Digger of a defensive ditch. : MOATER
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Mme. Eva ___. : PERON
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Friend, in Latin America. : AMIGO
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Decided. : RULED
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American parrot. : MACAW
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Without equal. : ALONE
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Danny Kaye. : MITTY
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Town in Sicily. : ENNA
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Restricts. : HEMS
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Branches. : RAMI
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Red agate. : SARD
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Marcher in New York's Aug. 30 parade. : VET
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Place to take exercise. : GYM
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Pronoun: German. : SIE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 40 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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