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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
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,796
Across
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Voters, collectively. : ELECTORATE
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French fashion. : DIRECTOIRE
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Riparian dweller. : RIVERSIDER
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Rode a circuit. : ITINERATED
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Members of the avant-garde. : INITIATORS
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Regard as essential. : DESIDERATE
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Allen Dulles outfit. : CIA
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Concocts. : BREWS
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Alias Judith Anderson. : MEDEA
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Element. : TIN
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Year: Fr. : ANNEE
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Young bird. : NESTLER
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Cymbals, bells, etc. : TRAPS
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Subordinate: Abbr. : ASST
40
Man's nickname. : THAD
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Generous. : FREE
43
Engrossed. : RAPT
46
Eating place. : TEAROOM
49
Philanderers. : FLIRTERS
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School event. : EXAM
54
Look. : APPEAR
55
Small weight. : GRAM
56
His: Fr. : ALUI
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Stovepipe. : FLUE
58
Grass. : REED
59
Like a sieve. : HOLEY
61
Lizard. : SKINK
62
Such: Fr. : TEL
63
Salt Lake City's varsity. : UTES
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Hero of 1898. : DEWEY
65
Scabbard. : SHEATH
66
Jackknives. : DIVES
68
River of battle, 1690. : BOYNE
69
Slit. : CHINK
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Former V. P. : GARNER
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Ambassador to Indonesia. : JONES
73
___ cuique (to each his own): Lat. : SUUM
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State: Abbr. : ALA
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Manila hemp. : ABACA
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Beverage. : CIDER
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Green: Fr. : VERT
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Arm of the Black Sea: Var. : AZOF
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Title. : DUKE
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Gigantic. : HUGE
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Colloquial salutation. : DEARIE
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S. American monkey. : SAKI
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Casey's clan. : STENGELS
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Type of bob. : PAGEBOY
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Do handwork. : KNIT
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Deal in. : SELL
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Gold Coast language. : TSHI
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Withered. : SERE
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Insurance policy proviso. : RIDER
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Perforated. : DRILLED
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Remarque. : ERICH
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Pronoun. : ONE
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Peninsula in S. Greece. : MOREA
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Ratiocination. : LOGIC
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Regret. : RUE
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Not legible. : UNREADABLE
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Adjust, as organ stops. : REGISTRATE
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Academies. : SEMINARIES
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Filled to excess. : OVERLOADED
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Interprets. : TRANSLATES
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Zane Grey characters. : WESTERNERS
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Heath genus. : ERICA
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Bitter substance from flax. : LININ
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French spa. : EVIAN
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This: Fr. : CET
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Social groups. : TRIBES
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Eskers. : OSAR
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Observance. : RITE
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Below: Poet. : ADOWN
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Concise. : TERSE
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Vocalized pauses. : ERS
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Caused. : DID
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Made a memorandum. : ITEMED
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Stairway part. : RISER
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Oklahoma county seat. : ENID
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Grant. : CEDE
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Tab payer. : TREATER
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Crew member. : OAR
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Chilean river. : ITATA
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Cap anew. : RETIP
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Paradises. : EDENS
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Words on Alice's cake. : EATME
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Where Zeno taught. : STOA
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Scientific visitor to Easter Island. : THORHEYERDAHL
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Biblical book: Abbr. : LAM
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Captured again. : RETAKEN
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Auto part. : STARTER
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Tents. : TEPEES
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Censure severely. : FLAY
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Enclose. : RIM
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Robbed (of something). : REFT
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Wheel part. : AXLE
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Perry Mason's aide. : PAULDRAKE
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Simians. : APES
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Wine. : RED
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Norse god of crops. : FREY
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Director of "J. B." : ELIAKAZAN
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Dwarfish animal. : RUNT
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Hindu. : SIKH
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Part song. : GLEE
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Admits. : OWNS
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Wedge-shaped piece. : SHIM
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Layer of the eye. : UVEA
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Cooked. : DONE
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Sleep: Slang. : SHUTEYE
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Olibanum. : INCENSE
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Portend. : BODE
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Bric-a-brac. : CURIOS
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Traipses. : GADS
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Adjoin. : ABUT
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Dances. : JIGS
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European. : SERB
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Norse spirit of evil. : LOKI
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Throw ___. : AFIT
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Select. : CULL
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___ victis (woe to the conquered): Lat. : VAE
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Supplicant. : ASKER
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Daughter of 75 Down. : HEL
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Archer of Norse myth. : EGIL
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Cotillions. : GERMANS
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Before omega. : PSI
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County Kerry port. : TRALEE
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Churchman. : RECTOR
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Drive (out): Colloq. : ROUST
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Not external. : INNER
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Skin layer. : DERMA
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Ledger entry. : DEBIT
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Pupil: Fr. : ELEVE
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Leaders in old Genoa. : DOGES
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Sultan's edict. : IRADE
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More cunning. : CUTER
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Takes notice. : HEEDS
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Teutonic freeman's tenure. : ODAL
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___ avis. : RARA
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Encircled. : GIRT
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Great Britain. : ISLE
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One: Ger. : EIN
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Letter. : ESS
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Fuss: Colloq. : ROW
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Plied. : RAN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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