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VOCABULARY TEST

New York Times, Sunday, October 31, 1948

Author: Isaac Kert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 622 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 54
Isaac Kert has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 351
Across Down
1. Territory under U.N. control. : TRIESTE
8. Bent into a hook. : HAMATED
15. Christian native of Luzon. : TAGALOG
22. A venal person: Colloq. : HESSIAN
23. Having a milky iridescence. : OPALINE
24. Contrive busily. : AGITATE
25. A starfish. : ASTERID
26. Evening love songs. : SERENAS
27. Native of Singapore. : MALAYAN
28. And not. : NOR
29. Thrilling. : ELECTRIC
31. British Minister of State. : MCNEIL
33. Doctor of Laws. : LLD
34. Dismounted. : ALIT
36. Transaction. : SALE
37. Theatre of War: Abbr. : ETO
39. Merit. : EARN
40. Russell ___ Foundation. : SAGE
41. Cogwheels. : GEARS
43. Bronchial crepitation. : RALE
45. Praying statues. : ORANTS
47. To come: French. : VENIR
48. Right of first choice accorded the eldest: Eng. Law. : ESNECY
50. Intense longings: Colloq. : YENS
52. Scene of defeat of Anthony and Cleopatra, 31 B.C. : ARTA
53. Whose father was Rigoletto? : GILDAS
54. Prosecuted. : SUED
56. Gateway to Po Valley. : RIMINI
58. Contract for possession. : LEASE
60. Ironing days. : TUESDAYS
64. Squirm. : WIGGLE
66. Important man of Nov. 2. : ELECTOR
70. All correct: Humorous spelling. : OKAY
71. Adherents. : SEQUELAE
73. ___ and void. : NULL
75. Dog's name. : TIGE
76. Wild goat. : TUR
77. Swaggered. : STRUTTED
78. Energy units. : ERGS
79. Operatic czar. : BORIS
80. People working together. : ALLIES
82. Philippine ward divisions. : ATOS
83. Catspaw. : TOOL
84. Office of a Cardinal. : PURPLE
85. Queen: French. : REINE
86. Enforced march. : TREK
87. Clashes. : COLLIDES
89. Marsh elder. : IVA
90. Pianist Templeton. : ALEC
91. Nostradamus. : SEER
92. He proclaimed a paper blockade of England, 1806. : NAPOLEON
93. Actuate. : STIR
94. Arranged in succession. : SERIATE
96. "I could have better ___ a better man"—Henry IV. : SPARED
98. Converts into money. : REALIZES
100. City on the Adige. : TRENT
102. Hebrew months. : TISRIS
104. Ko-Ko's weapon. : SNEE
105. Under-Secretary of State. : LOVETT
108. Remedy. : HEAL
110. Nitroglycerin: Thieves' slang. : SOUP
112. Roll the eyes. : GOGGLE
116. Winglike. : ALARY
117. Taxed. : TITHED
119. Historic river. : NILE
121. Alcohol in orange blossoms. : NEROL
122. Jumble. : MESS
123. Oriental talking bird. : MINA
124. The: German. : DER
126. Dilutes. : CUTS
128. Operetta by Kalman. : SARI
129. Scotch-Irish nickname. : MAC
130. Clouded. : FOGGED
132. Adorns. : BEDIGHTS
135. Yugoslav city. : NIS
136. Rival. : EMULATE
138. Picked up the threads. : RESUMED
140. Italian libertine in "Cymbeline." : IACHIMO
142. Narrator. : RELATOR
143. Unprofitable. : INUTILE
144. Home-run hitter. : CLOUTER
145. Trappers. : SNARERS
146. Danish physicist, discoverer of electromagnetism (1777–1851). : OERSTED
147. Dogs. : SETTERS
1. The dignity of a Scot's peer. : THANAGE
2. Cobbles. : RESOLES
3. Native of part of old Austria. : ISTRIAN
4. Compass point. : ESE
5. Monarch's courtesy title. : SIRE
6. Heads or ___. : TAILS
7. Hold in affection. : ENDEAR
8. Boniface. : HOSTELER
9. Copycat. : APER
10. Granddaughter of Queen Victoria. : MARIE
11. One of the three Furies. : ALECTO
12. Stannum. : TIN
13. Hindu land grant. : ENAM
14. Downward course. : DESCENT
15. Circus stars. : TAMERS
16. In addition. : AGAIN
17. One fourth of a pint. : GILL
18. Indonesian. : ATA
19. Meadow: Var. : LAYLAND
20. Earache. : OTALGIA
21. Grammatical characteristics of words. : GENDERS
30. Military Governor in U.S. zone of Germany. : CLAY
32. Brazilian seaport. : NATAL
35. Curl-like. : TRESSY
38. Principal river of South Africa. : ORANGE
40. Part of a gearshift. : SELECTOR
42. Fly before the wind. : SCUD
44. Pacific proving grounds of atomic weapons. : ENIWETOK
46. Testa. : ARIL
47. Carpenter's tool. : VISE
49. Ferments. : YEASTS
51. Looks with favor. : SMILES
53. Irritate. : GALL
55. Clothing refurbisher. : DYER
57. Minced oath: Var. : IGAD
59. Squirmers. : EELS
60. Large timber trees. : TOTARAS
61. Popular instrument. : UKULELE
62. Sooner. : EARLIER
63. Times ___. : SQUARE
65. Record. : ENROLL
67. German battleship, sunk during war. : TIRPITZ
68. Director General of BBC from 1938 to 1942. : OGILVIE
69. Brands a second time. : RESEARS
72. What an oracle does. : UTTERS
74. More uncomely. : UGLIER
77. Diocesan center. : SEE
78. Musical instrument. : EOLODION
79. Means of conveyance. : BUS
81. Stimulators. : INCITERS
83. Guzzlers. : TOPERS
84. Island near W. Malay Peninsula. : PENANG
86. Adolescent year. : TEEN
87. Limousines. : CARS
88. "Handsome is that handsome ___"—Vicar of Wakefield. : DOES
91. Proofreading mark. : STET
92. Caught out on base. : NAILED
93. Beleaguerments. : SIEGES
95. Pseudo-cultured. : ARTY
97. The Egyptian Hephaestus. : PTAH
99. Mr. Henderson. : LEON
101. Object. : THING
103. The last thing Himmler did. : SUICIDED
105. Ambers: Scot. : LAMMERS
106. Soft ointment. : OLEAMEN
107. Botantists' collecting-cases. : VASCULA
109. Strawberrylike fruit. : ETAERIO
111. A horse past his prime: Colloq. : PLUG
113. ___ State, New Hampshire. : GRANITE
114. Famous magazine man. : LORIMER
115. Alternate Sheriffs. : ELISORS
117. Detroit baseball team. : TIGERS
118. Social beginnings. : DEBUTS
120. Science of human duty. : ETHICS
123. Source of power. : MOTOR
125. Abate. : REMIT
127. Vapid. : STALE
130. Kismet. : FATE
131. Sandy tract. : DENE
133. Strike out. : DELE
134. Bruce was one. : SCOT
137. Etruscan god. : LAR
139. On: French. : SUR
141. Wickiup. : HUT

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 37 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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