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HOW'S YOUR VOCABULARY?

New York Times, Sunday, October 29, 1950

Author:
S. K. Fliegner
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 643 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 170, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 44
Samuel K. Fliegner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 497
Across
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Plains where Wolfe beat Montcalm. : ABRAHAM
8
Sullied. : SMEARED
15
Composer of "Naughty Marietta." : HERBERT
22
Like a certain spring flower. : CROCINE
23
Famous goldsmith. : CELLINI
24
Mrs. Belmont. : ELEANOR
25
Of epic quality. : HOMERIC
26
Fatty. : ADIPOSE
27
Flatter servilely. : ADULATE
28
Three-toed bird. : EMU
29
Mineral salt found in arid soil. : ALKALI
31
Gold coin of ancient Greece. : STATER
33
Navigators' Islands. : SAMOA
34
Richard Strauss' opera. : SALOME
36
Creeper. : VINE
38
Silvery fish. : SMELTS
40
Disciples. : SONS
41
Giant who was killed while piling Ossa on Pelion. : OTUS
42
Harvard's president. : CONANI
44
Leavenworth. : PRISON
46
Japanese salad. : UDO
47
Resting place. : NEST
48
British commander, 1914–18. : HAIG
49
Conjunction. : WHILST
51
Golden State's Governor. : WARREN
53
Large antelope. : ELAND
55
Brother: Fr. : FRERE
56
Hand-picked. : ELEME
58
Millicent McIntosh's college. : BARNARD
61
Derrick workers. : CRANERS
63
English forger of Shakespeare mss. : IRELAND
67
Moroccan seaport. : AGADIR
68
Chief island of the Marianas. : SAIPAN
69
It carries Hamilton's picture. : TEN
71
Organ. : LIVER
72
Gewgaw. : TOY
73
Christian creed. : NICENE
75
Scurrilous. : RIBALD
77
Poison oak of Pacific coast. : YEARA
78
Tunnel. : TUBE
80
Existentialist. : SARTRE
82
Don José stabs her. : CARMEN
84
Feudal tenure. : FIEF
85
Rival of La Gioconda. : LAURA
87
Intellect. : REASON
89
Gawks. : STARES
91
Perched. : LIT
92
Faulty play. : ERROR
93
Sum, es, ___. : EST
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Languish. : SICKEN
96
Withdraw. : SECEDE
98
He wrote "The Man of Independence." : DANIELS
100
Changed. : ALTERED
102
Slander. : ASPERSE
103
California. : COAST
105
Accoutered. : ARMED
106
Outer shell. : CRUST
107
Proprieties of conduct. : MORALS
110
To be sure. : INDEED
112
Coal mines. : PITS
113
Pitcher. : EWER
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Live. : ARE
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Squared stone. : ASHLAR
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Athenian general in Peloponnesian war. : NICIAS
122
Blurb. : RAVE
123
Insect eggs. : NITS
125
Vacuum tube. : AUDION
127
Indian tree. : TOON
128
Breaks off. : CEASES
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Main artery. : AORTA
132
Hit by a pitched ball. : BEANED
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Share. : QUOTUM
136
First T in TNT. : TRI
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Deterge. : CLEANSE
139
Finger: Lat. : DIGITUS
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French Revolution exiles. : EMIGRES
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Student. : LEARNER
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He saw the cherubim. : EZEKIEL
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Importunate. : EARNEST
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Fine. : ESTREAT
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Stalin's age. : SEVENTY
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Aftermath. : RESULTS
Down
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Bevin's U. S. counterpart. : ACHESON
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Salt of a certain acid. : BROMATE
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Famous twin. : ROMULUS
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Badminton score. : ACE
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Ex-Senator Bingham. : HIRAM
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Old-womanish. : ANILE
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Notched piece of wood used as harpoon rest. : MECK
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Type of ladder. : SCALING
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Communist trial judge. : MEDINA
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Boola boola. : ELI
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Where Brenner Pass is. : ALPS
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Turbulences. : RIOTS
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Pattern: Obs. : ENSAMPLER
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Waistline watchers. : DIETERS
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Card game. : HEARTS
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Antiquity. : ELD
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Defendant: Law. : REUS
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Variety of ruby. : BALAS
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Captivate. : ENAMOUR
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Elizabethan neckruff: Fr. : ROTONDE
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Axis Sally's crime. : TREASON
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Escape. : AVOID
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Cream of society. : ELITE
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Belgian port. : OSTEND
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Involve. : ENWRAP
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Planter. : SOWER
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Fluorite: Eng. : CAND
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Palm of the hand. : IHENAR
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Videlicet. : NAMELY
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Alice Faye's married name. : HARRIS
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Promoting peace. : IRENIC
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Konstanty pitching. : RELIEF
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Rested. : LAIN
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Young chickens. : FRIERS
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Woolen vest: Dial. : LINDER
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Fought. : BATTLED
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Crab-eating raccoon. : AGOUARA
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He is second in line for the Presidency. : RAYBURN
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Bach's forte. : CANTATA
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Already in progress. : STARTED
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Profiter. : AVAILER
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Sea god's fifty daughters. : NEREIDS
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Serviceman. : DRAFTEE
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Withers. : SERES
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Heifetz contemporary. : ELMAN
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Pet. : CARESS
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Lay in the sun. : BASKED
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Beethoven's Third. : EROICA
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Anglo-Saxon goddess who gave name to Easter. : EOSTRE
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Centaur killed by Hercules. : NESSUS
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Small area. : AREOLA
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Polish name of Memel River. : NIEMEN
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Lizard. : SEPS
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Balance in one's favor. : CREDIT
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Others: Lat. : CETERA
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Center of Buddhism. : LASSA
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Live by brigandage. : LADRONIZE
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Wiles. : ARTS
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Diacritical mark. : TILDE
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Mussolini's son-in-law. : CIANO
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Shackle. : MANACLE
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Minor league team. : ORIOLES
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Meditation period. : RETREAT
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Water nymphs. : NAIADES
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Devoutly. : PIOUSLY
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Good-for-nothing. : WASTREL
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Symbol of height. : EVEREST
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Withstands. : RESISTS
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Sen. Humphrey of Minnesota. : HUBERT
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Flirt. : COQUET
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Texas county. : STARR
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Israeli district. : NEGEV
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First Greek colony in Italy. : CUMAE
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Princes. : EMIRS
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New princess. : ANNE
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Causeway. : DIKE
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Starter on the links. : TEER
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Yellow ___. : SEA
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Stannum. : TIN
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Wildebeest. : GNU

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 29 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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