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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
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 402
Across
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
Down
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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
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Proportion. : RATE
13
Title: Abbr. : KNT
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Latvia's parliament. : SAEIMA
15
Chief capital of Morocco. : RABAT
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Pro votes. : AYES
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___ Aviv. : TEL
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Former Brazilian princess. : ISABEL
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Buckeye Stater. : OHIOAN
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Birthday festivities. : NATALS
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Famous dean. : INGE
30
Denfeld's rank. : ADMIRAL
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Tyrian princess deserted by Aeneas. : DIDO
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Essence of tea. : DRAW
37
Forefather. : ANCESTOR
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Heroine of Irish saga. : EMER
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Galvanizing agent. : ZINC
41
Atrous. : EBON
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Bend and bob. : NID
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Having pointed arches. : OGEED
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Filibeg. : KILT
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Clans. : SEPTS
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Notched. : EROSE
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He was led through Paradise by Beatrice. : DANTE
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Site of Augean stables. : ELIS
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Wenonah's daughter-in-law. : MINNEHAHA
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Marshy place. : POKELOKEN
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United States Minister to Saudi Arabia and Yemen. : CHILDS
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Well-known mystery writer (1866–1946). : OPPENHEIM
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Messrs. Titmarsh, Fitzboodle and Brown. : THACKERAY
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Color slightly. : TINT
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Ripple. : WAVELET
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Best position. : VANTAGE
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Tritons. : EFTS
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Common contraction. : ARNT
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Fourth-century king of Ireland. : NIALL
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Picketing rope. : RIATA
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Lath. : SLAT
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Loan requested by Mark Antony in "Julius Caesar." : EARS
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Violent dread. : TERROR
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Early capital of Roman Gaul. : LYON
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Commanded. : BADE
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Polynesian artist. : TATTOOER
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Bibbers. : SOTS
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Culpability. : FAULT
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Vetches. : TARES
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Companionable. : MATEY
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Renowned Fan Girl. : RAND
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Newsman Davis. : ELMER
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Custodian of table linen. : NAPERER
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Ada Rehan's manager. : DALY
100
Man's integument. : EPIDERMIS
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Solidum. : DADO
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Missile. : DART
105
Uninvited guest at Peleus-Thetis nuptials. : ERIS
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Groove. : RUT
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Baltic native. : LETT
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Vulcan's smithy. : ETNA
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Maker of mortise inserts. : TENONER
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Alexandria's site. : PHAROS
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Helen in Ireland. : EILEEN
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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
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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
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Viscidity. : GOO
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Wheelsman's direction. : NNE
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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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