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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
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Territory under U.N. control. : TRIESTE
8
Bent into a hook. : HAMATED
15
Christian native of Luzon. : TAGALOG
22
A venal person: Colloq. : HESSIAN
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Having a milky iridescence. : OPALINE
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Contrive busily. : AGITATE
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A starfish. : ASTERID
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Evening love songs. : SERENAS
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Native of Singapore. : MALAYAN
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And not. : NOR
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Thrilling. : ELECTRIC
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British Minister of State. : MCNEIL
33
Doctor of Laws. : LLD
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Dismounted. : ALIT
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Transaction. : SALE
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Theatre of War: Abbr. : ETO
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Merit. : EARN
40
Russell ___ Foundation. : SAGE
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Cogwheels. : GEARS
43
Bronchial crepitation. : RALE
45
Praying statues. : ORANTS
47
To come: French. : VENIR
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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
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Contract for possession. : LEASE
60
Ironing days. : TUESDAYS
64
Squirm. : WIGGLE
66
Important man of Nov. 2. : ELECTOR
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All correct: Humorous spelling. : OKAY
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Adherents. : SEQUELAE
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___ and void. : NULL
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Dog's name. : TIGE
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Wild goat. : TUR
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Swaggered. : STRUTTED
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Energy units. : ERGS
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Operatic czar. : BORIS
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People working together. : ALLIES
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Philippine ward divisions. : ATOS
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Catspaw. : TOOL
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Office of a Cardinal. : PURPLE
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Queen: French. : REINE
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Enforced march. : TREK
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Clashes. : COLLIDES
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Marsh elder. : IVA
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Pianist Templeton. : ALEC
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Nostradamus. : SEER
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He proclaimed a paper blockade of England, 1806. : NAPOLEON
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Actuate. : STIR
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Arranged in succession. : SERIATE
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"I could have better ___ a better man"—Henry IV. : SPARED
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Converts into money. : REALIZES
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City on the Adige. : TRENT
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Hebrew months. : TISRIS
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Ko-Ko's weapon. : SNEE
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Under-Secretary of State. : LOVETT
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Remedy. : HEAL
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Nitroglycerin: Thieves' slang. : SOUP
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Roll the eyes. : GOGGLE
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Winglike. : ALARY
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Taxed. : TITHED
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Historic river. : NILE
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Alcohol in orange blossoms. : NEROL
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Jumble. : MESS
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Oriental talking bird. : MINA
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The: German. : DER
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Dilutes. : CUTS
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Operetta by Kalman. : SARI
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Scotch-Irish nickname. : MAC
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Clouded. : FOGGED
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Adorns. : BEDIGHTS
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Yugoslav city. : NIS
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Rival. : EMULATE
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Picked up the threads. : RESUMED
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Italian libertine in "Cymbeline." : IACHIMO
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Narrator. : RELATOR
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Unprofitable. : INUTILE
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Home-run hitter. : CLOUTER
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Trappers. : SNARERS
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Danish physicist, discoverer of electromagnetism (1777–1851). : OERSTED
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Dogs. : SETTERS
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The dignity of a Scot's peer. : THANAGE
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Cobbles. : RESOLES
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Native of part of old Austria. : ISTRIAN
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Compass point. : ESE
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Monarch's courtesy title. : SIRE
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Heads or ___. : TAILS
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Hold in affection. : ENDEAR
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Boniface. : HOSTELER
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Copycat. : APER
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Granddaughter of Queen Victoria. : MARIE
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One of the three Furies. : ALECTO
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Stannum. : TIN
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Hindu land grant. : ENAM
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Downward course. : DESCENT
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Circus stars. : TAMERS
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In addition. : AGAIN
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One fourth of a pint. : GILL
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Indonesian. : ATA
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Meadow: Var. : LAYLAND
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Earache. : OTALGIA
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Grammatical characteristics of words. : GENDERS
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Military Governor in U.S. zone of Germany. : CLAY
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Brazilian seaport. : NATAL
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Curl-like. : TRESSY
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Principal river of South Africa. : ORANGE
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Part of a gearshift. : SELECTOR
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Fly before the wind. : SCUD
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Pacific proving grounds of atomic weapons. : ENIWETOK
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Testa. : ARIL
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Carpenter's tool. : VISE
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Ferments. : YEASTS
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Looks with favor. : SMILES
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Irritate. : GALL
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Clothing refurbisher. : DYER
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Minced oath: Var. : IGAD
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Squirmers. : EELS
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Large timber trees. : TOTARAS
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Popular instrument. : UKULELE
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Sooner. : EARLIER
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Times ___. : SQUARE
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Record. : ENROLL
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German battleship, sunk during war. : TIRPITZ
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Director General of BBC from 1938 to 1942. : OGILVIE
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Brands a second time. : RESEARS
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What an oracle does. : UTTERS
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More uncomely. : UGLIER
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Diocesan center. : SEE
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Musical instrument. : EOLODION
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Means of conveyance. : BUS
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Stimulators. : INCITERS
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Guzzlers. : TOPERS
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Island near W. Malay Peninsula. : PENANG
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Adolescent year. : TEEN
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Limousines. : CARS
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"Handsome is that handsome ___"—Vicar of Wakefield. : DOES
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Proofreading mark. : STET
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Caught out on base. : NAILED
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Beleaguerments. : SIEGES
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Pseudo-cultured. : ARTY
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The Egyptian Hephaestus. : PTAH
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Mr. Henderson. : LEON
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Object. : THING
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The last thing Himmler did. : SUICIDED
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Ambers: Scot. : LAMMERS
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Soft ointment. : OLEAMEN
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Botantists' collecting-cases. : VASCULA
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Strawberrylike fruit. : ETAERIO
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A horse past his prime: Colloq. : PLUG
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___ State, New Hampshire. : GRANITE
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Famous magazine man. : LORIMER
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Alternate Sheriffs. : ELISORS
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Detroit baseball team. : TIGERS
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Social beginnings. : DEBUTS
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Science of human duty. : ETHICS
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Source of power. : MOTOR
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Abate. : REMIT
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Vapid. : STALE
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Kismet. : FATE
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Sandy tract. : DENE
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Strike out. : DELE
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Bruce was one. : SCOT
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Etruscan god. : LAR
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On: French. : SUR
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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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