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HOW'S YOUR VOCABULARY?

New York Times, Sunday, October 23, 1949

Author: Willard N. Jordan
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.09, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 676 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 40
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 402
Across Down
1. Alternative of "cold war." : STRIFE
7. Distort. : WARP
11. Bores. : IRKS
15. Share. : RATION
21. Diluvian debarkation point. : ARARAT
22. Our literature. : AMERICANA
24. Mohammed's favorite wife. : AYESHA
25. President Socarras' capital. : HAVANA
26. Glossy fabric. : SATINETTE
27. Europe (from same source as British blighty). : BELAIT
28. Capsicum plants. : AJIS
29. Well-known versifier. : NASH
31. Oeillade. : OGLE
32. Legendary slayer of Castor. : IDAS
34. Tippet. : BOA
35. Aegir's wife. : RAN
36. Baby talk. : DADA
37. District. : AREA
38. Discharge. : EMIT
39. Enthusiasm. : ZEAL
40. Fury. : ANGER
42. Small fish used for bait. : MINNY
44. Wanderer. : NOMAD
46. Stovehouses. : KILNS
47. Kingly. : BASILIC
49. Governor Driscoll's predecessor. : EDGE
50. Brother of Vili and Ve. : ODIN
52. Authorize. : EMPOWER
55. Adjudicator. : DECREER
57. Amos Bronson ___. : ALCOTT
61. British emblem. : LION
62. Handle clumsily. : PAW
64. Songstress Dinah. : SHORE
65. Smoke hole. : VENT
67. ___ Beta Kappa. : PHI
68. Decoction used by calligraphers. : INK
69. Lost island. : ATLANTIS
71. Compulsory military service. : DRAFT
73. Brief time. : SPAN
74. Wry grimaces. : SNEERS
76. State flower of Rhode Island. : VIOLET
78. Understanding. : INTELLECT
80. Ardor. : ELAN
81. Mr. Woolley's facial fortune. : BEARD
82. States: Fr. : ETATS
84. American equivalent of British Tommy. : YANK
85. Deficit. : SHORTFALL
87. Geological beds. : STRATA
89. ___ Shipton. : MOTHER
91. Quercine trees. : OAKS
92. ___ Astaire. : ADELE
94. D'___, friend of Three Musketeers. : ARTAGNAN
96. Saeculum. : ERA
97. Tea: French. : THE
98. Musical number. : DUET
99. Dormouse. : LEROT
101. Browse. : EAT
102. Moon goddess of poets. : DIAN
103. Slipper. : SANDAL
105. King George no longer is this. : EMPEROR
107. Young tunny. : PELAMYD
109. Old: German. : ALTE
111. Former Brazilian account money. : REIS
112. Stared down. : OUTEYED
114. Man of the hour, April 6, 1909. : PEARY
117. The "hot corner" in baseball. : THIRD
119. Ex-king of Yugoslavia. : PETER
120. Puccini heroine. : TOSCA
124. Part of a sword. : HILT
125. Mr. Slaughter. : ENOS
126. Arabian ruler. : EMIR
128. Man-eater. : NEWT
130. Marine eagle. : ERN
131. Clerical vestment. : ALB
132. Bite. : GNAW
133. Young herring. : BRIT
134. Mistress of "Doll's House." : NORA
135. Decay of fruit. : BLET
136. Brought up. : REARED
138. Leader at siege of Troy. : AGAMEMNON
141. Oration. : SPEECH
143. Paris deserted her. : OENONE
144. Knight of La Mancha's charger. : ROSINANTE
145. Cupid's beloved. : PSYCHE
146. Key man in British economy talks. : SNYDER
147. Achieves. : DOES
148. Closefisted. : NEAR
149. Dreiser's Carrie. : SISTER
1. Region north of Timbuktu. : SAHARA
2. Roman emperor. : TRAJAN
3. Delirious. : RAVING
4. She died with Cleopatra. : IRAS
5. Blow upon. : FAN
6. He sought heaven on an eagle. : ETANA
7. Drinking bout. : WASSAIL
8. Oriental nurse. : AMAH
9. Macerate. : RET
10. Subabbot's domain. : PRIORY
11. President Bjornsson is one. : ICELANDER
12. Proportion. : RATE
13. Title: Abbr. : KNT
14. Latvia's parliament. : SAEIMA
15. Chief capital of Morocco. : RABAT
16. Pro votes. : AYES
17. ___ Aviv. : TEL
18. Former Brazilian princess. : ISABEL
19. Buckeye Stater. : OHIOAN
20. Birthday festivities. : NATALS
23. Famous dean. : INGE
30. Denfeld's rank. : ADMIRAL
33. Tyrian princess deserted by Aeneas. : DIDO
36. Essence of tea. : DRAW
37. Forefather. : ANCESTOR
38. Heroine of Irish saga. : EMER
39. Galvanizing agent. : ZINC
41. Atrous. : EBON
43. Bend and bob. : NID
45. Having pointed arches. : OGEED
46. Filibeg. : KILT
48. Clans. : SEPTS
49. Notched. : EROSE
51. He was led through Paradise by Beatrice. : DANTE
52. Site of Augean stables. : ELIS
53. Wenonah's daughter-in-law. : MINNEHAHA
54. Marshy place. : POKELOKEN
56. United States Minister to Saudi Arabia and Yemen. : CHILDS
58. Well-known mystery writer (1866–1946). : OPPENHEIM
59. Messrs. Titmarsh, Fitzboodle and Brown. : THACKERAY
60. Color slightly. : TINT
63. Ripple. : WAVELET
65. Best position. : VANTAGE
66. Tritons. : EFTS
69. Common contraction. : ARNT
70. Fourth-century king of Ireland. : NIALL
72. Picketing rope. : RIATA
73. Lath. : SLAT
75. Loan requested by Mark Antony in "Julius Caesar." : EARS
77. Violent dread. : TERROR
79. Early capital of Roman Gaul. : LYON
81. Commanded. : BADE
83. Polynesian artist. : TATTOOER
85. Bibbers. : SOTS
86. Culpability. : FAULT
88. Vetches. : TARES
89. Companionable. : MATEY
90. Renowned Fan Girl. : RAND
93. Newsman Davis. : ELMER
95. Custodian of table linen. : NAPERER
98. Ada Rehan's manager. : DALY
100. Man's integument. : EPIDERMIS
102. Solidum. : DADO
104. Missile. : DART
105. Uninvited guest at Peleus-Thetis nuptials. : ERIS
106. Groove. : RUT
108. Baltic native. : LETT
110. Vulcan's smithy. : ETNA
113. Maker of mortise inserts. : TENONER
114. Alexandria's site. : PHAROS
115. Helen in Ireland. : EILEEN
116. Excélsior State's capital. : ALBANY
118. Pulitzer Prize playwright, 1925. : HOWARD
119. Inventor of phonetic shorthand system. : PITMAN
121. Exclusive. : SELECT
122. Day nursery. : CRECHE
123. Microsporangia. : ANTHER
125. Finishing workman. : ENDER
127. Bearing. : MIEN
129. Members of the Fifinella Clubs. : WASPS
132. Miss Tierney. : GENE
133. Currish. : BASE
134. ___ bene. : NOTA
135. Governors of Turkey. : BEYS
137. Scepter. : ROD
139. Viscidity. : GOO
140. Wheelsman's direction. : NNE
142. Between chi and omega. : PSI

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 29 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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