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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 Down
1. 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
94. 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
117. Live. : ARE
118. Squared stone. : ASHLAR
120. 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
130. Main artery. : AORTA
132. Hit by a pitched ball. : BEANED
134. Share. : QUOTUM
136. First T in TNT. : TRI
137. Deterge. : CLEANSE
139. Finger: Lat. : DIGITUS
141. French Revolution exiles. : EMIGRES
143. Student. : LEARNER
144. He saw the cherubim. : EZEKIEL
145. Importunate. : EARNEST
146. Fine. : ESTREAT
147. Stalin's age. : SEVENTY
148. Aftermath. : RESULTS
1. Bevin's U. S. counterpart. : ACHESON
2. Salt of a certain acid. : BROMATE
3. Famous twin. : ROMULUS
4. Badminton score. : ACE
5. Ex-Senator Bingham. : HIRAM
6. Old-womanish. : ANILE
7. Notched piece of wood used as harpoon rest. : MECK
8. Type of ladder. : SCALING
9. Communist trial judge. : MEDINA
10. Boola boola. : ELI
11. Where Brenner Pass is. : ALPS
12. Turbulences. : RIOTS
13. Pattern: Obs. : ENSAMPLER
14. Waistline watchers. : DIETERS
15. Card game. : HEARTS
16. Antiquity. : ELD
17. Defendant: Law. : REUS
18. Variety of ruby. : BALAS
19. Captivate. : ENAMOUR
20. Elizabethan neckruff: Fr. : ROTONDE
21. Axis Sally's crime. : TREASON
30. Escape. : AVOID
32. Cream of society. : ELITE
35. Belgian port. : OSTEND
37. Involve. : ENWRAP
39. Planter. : SOWER
42. Fluorite: Eng. : CAND
43. Palm of the hand. : IHENAR
45. Videlicet. : NAMELY
48. Alice Faye's married name. : HARRIS
50. Promoting peace. : IRENIC
52. Konstanty pitching. : RELIEF
54. Rested. : LAIN
55. Young chickens. : FRIERS
57. Woolen vest: Dial. : LINDER
58. Fought. : BATTLED
59. Crab-eating raccoon. : AGOUARA
60. He is second in line for the Presidency. : RAYBURN
61. Bach's forte. : CANTATA
62. Already in progress. : STARTED
64. Profiter. : AVAILER
65. Sea god's fifty daughters. : NEREIDS
66. Serviceman. : DRAFTEE
68. Withers. : SERES
70. Heifetz contemporary. : ELMAN
74. Pet. : CARESS
76. Lay in the sun. : BASKED
79. Beethoven's Third. : EROICA
81. Anglo-Saxon goddess who gave name to Easter. : EOSTRE
83. Centaur killed by Hercules. : NESSUS
86. Small area. : AREOLA
88. Polish name of Memel River. : NIEMEN
90. Lizard. : SEPS
95. Balance in one's favor. : CREDIT
97. Others: Lat. : CETERA
99. Center of Buddhism. : LASSA
101. Live by brigandage. : LADRONIZE
102. Wiles. : ARTS
104. Diacritical mark. : TILDE
106. Mussolini's son-in-law. : CIANO
107. Shackle. : MANACLE
108. Minor league team. : ORIOLES
109. Meditation period. : RETREAT
111. Water nymphs. : NAIADES
112. Devoutly. : PIOUSLY
114. Good-for-nothing. : WASTREL
115. Symbol of height. : EVEREST
116. Withstands. : RESISTS
119. Sen. Humphrey of Minnesota. : HUBERT
121. Flirt. : COQUET
124. Texas county. : STARR
126. Israeli district. : NEGEV
128. First Greek colony in Italy. : CUMAE
129. Princes. : EMIRS
131. New princess. : ANNE
133. Causeway. : DIKE
135. Starter on the links. : TEER
138. Yellow ___. : SEA
140. Stannum. : TIN
142. 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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