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VOCABULARIAN

New York Times, Sunday, December 6, 1959

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 563 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,796
Across Down
1. Voters, collectively. : ELECTORATE
11. French fashion. : DIRECTOIRE
21. Riparian dweller. : RIVERSIDER
22. Rode a circuit. : ITINERATED
23. Members of the avant-garde. : INITIATORS
24. Regard as essential. : DESIDERATE
25. Allen Dulles outfit. : CIA
26. Concocts. : BREWS
27. Alias Judith Anderson. : MEDEA
28. Element. : TIN
29. Year: Fr. : ANNEE
31. Young bird. : NESTLER
35. Cymbals, bells, etc. : TRAPS
37. Subordinate: Abbr. : ASST
40. Man's nickname. : THAD
41. Generous. : FREE
43. Engrossed. : RAPT
46. Eating place. : TEAROOM
49. Philanderers. : FLIRTERS
53. School event. : EXAM
54. Look. : APPEAR
55. Small weight. : GRAM
56. His: Fr. : ALUI
57. Stovepipe. : FLUE
58. Grass. : REED
59. Like a sieve. : HOLEY
61. Lizard. : SKINK
62. Such: Fr. : TEL
63. Salt Lake City's varsity. : UTES
64. Hero of 1898. : DEWEY
65. Scabbard. : SHEATH
66. Jackknives. : DIVES
68. River of battle, 1690. : BOYNE
69. Slit. : CHINK
70. Former V. P. : GARNER
72. Ambassador to Indonesia. : JONES
73. ___ cuique (to each his own): Lat. : SUUM
74. State: Abbr. : ALA
77. Manila hemp. : ABACA
78. Beverage. : CIDER
79. Green: Fr. : VERT
80. Arm of the Black Sea: Var. : AZOF
81. Title. : DUKE
82. Gigantic. : HUGE
83. Colloquial salutation. : DEARIE
85. S. American monkey. : SAKI
86. Casey's clan. : STENGELS
88. Type of bob. : PAGEBOY
89. Do handwork. : KNIT
90. Deal in. : SELL
91. Gold Coast language. : TSHI
92. Withered. : SERE
94. Insurance policy proviso. : RIDER
97. Perforated. : DRILLED
100. Remarque. : ERICH
104. Pronoun. : ONE
105. Peninsula in S. Greece. : MOREA
108. Ratiocination. : LOGIC
111. Regret. : RUE
112. Not legible. : UNREADABLE
115. Adjust, as organ stops. : REGISTRATE
117. Academies. : SEMINARIES
118. Filled to excess. : OVERLOADED
119. Interprets. : TRANSLATES
120. Zane Grey characters. : WESTERNERS
1. Heath genus. : ERICA
2. Bitter substance from flax. : LININ
3. French spa. : EVIAN
4. This: Fr. : CET
5. Social groups. : TRIBES
6. Eskers. : OSAR
7. Observance. : RITE
8. Below: Poet. : ADOWN
9. Concise. : TERSE
10. Vocalized pauses. : ERS
11. Caused. : DID
12. Made a memorandum. : ITEMED
13. Stairway part. : RISER
14. Oklahoma county seat. : ENID
15. Grant. : CEDE
16. Tab payer. : TREATER
17. Crew member. : OAR
18. Chilean river. : ITATA
19. Cap anew. : RETIP
20. Paradises. : EDENS
30. Words on Alice's cake. : EATME
32. Where Zeno taught. : STOA
33. Scientific visitor to Easter Island. : THORHEYERDAHL
34. Biblical book: Abbr. : LAM
36. Captured again. : RETAKEN
38. Auto part. : STARTER
39. Tents. : TEPEES
41. Censure severely. : FLAY
42. Enclose. : RIM
43. Robbed (of something). : REFT
44. Wheel part. : AXLE
45. Perry Mason's aide. : PAULDRAKE
47. Simians. : APES
48. Wine. : RED
49. Norse god of crops. : FREY
50. Director of "J. B." : ELIAKAZAN
51. Dwarfish animal. : RUNT
52. Hindu. : SIKH
55. Part song. : GLEE
60. Admits. : OWNS
61. Wedge-shaped piece. : SHIM
63. Layer of the eye. : UVEA
64. Cooked. : DONE
65. Sleep: Slang. : SHUTEYE
67. Olibanum. : INCENSE
68. Portend. : BODE
69. Bric-a-brac. : CURIOS
70. Traipses. : GADS
71. Adjoin. : ABUT
72. Dances. : JIGS
73. European. : SERB
75. Norse spirit of evil. : LOKI
76. Throw ___. : AFIT
78. Select. : CULL
79. ___ victis (woe to the conquered): Lat. : VAE
80. Supplicant. : ASKER
82. Daughter of 75 Down. : HEL
84. Archer of Norse myth. : EGIL
87. Cotillions. : GERMANS
88. Before omega. : PSI
91. County Kerry port. : TRALEE
93. Churchman. : RECTOR
94. Drive (out): Colloq. : ROUST
95. Not external. : INNER
96. Skin layer. : DERMA
97. Ledger entry. : DEBIT
98. Pupil: Fr. : ELEVE
99. Leaders in old Genoa. : DOGES
101. Sultan's edict. : IRADE
102. More cunning. : CUTER
103. Takes notice. : HEEDS
106. Teutonic freeman's tenure. : ODAL
107. ___ avis. : RARA
109. Encircled. : GIRT
110. Great Britain. : ISLE
113. One: Ger. : EIN
114. Letter. : ESS
115. Fuss: Colloq. : ROW
116. Plied. : RAN

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