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HOW'S YOUR VOCABULARY?

New York Times, Sunday, June 15, 1952

Author:
Edward Buckler
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 660 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 39
Edward J. Buckler has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original grid had VENTURE at 113-Across and EAVE at 130-Across; changed VENTURE to VENTURA and EAVE to PAVE.

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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,092
Across
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City of Chicago, especially July 7–21. : WINDY
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Border on. : ABUT
10
What isinglass is. : MICA
14
Pause: Colloq. : LETUP
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Con ___ (tenderly): Music. : AMORE
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Describing Silver's master. : LONE
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Culture medium. : AGAR
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Oxen. : BOVINES
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Costume for June graduates. : CAPANDGOWN
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In a business way. : COMMERCIALLY
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Ancient Irish dialect. : OGAM
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Little Margaret. : RITA
30
Physical. : CORPOREAL
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Unfortunate. : ILL
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Alone on the stage (of an actress). : SOLA
33
Version. : EDITION
35
Poetical name for Jerusalem. : ARIEL
36
Coarse round basket. : SKEP
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Forge pincers. : TEW
39
Composer of "Sally." : KERN
40
Leading pro golfer. : SNEAD
41
What rakes have. : TEETH
42
One peril of childhood. : CROUP
45
Concerning a zoo favorite. : GIRAFFOID
47
Whirled. : SPUN
49
Democrat with hat in ring. : HARRIMAN
51
Subdue. : QUELL
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One who endures. : ABIDER
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Popular game. : ANAGRAMS
57
Subjects to strain. : TRIES
59
Be earlier than. : PRECEDE
60
Free from a coupler. : DISYOKE
61
Disburse. : SPEND
63
North-to-south lines on a map. : MERIDIANS
65
Examinee. : TESTEE
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Makes safe. : SECURES
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Cloth: French. : DRAP
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Friend: Fr. : AMIE
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Breakfast food. : TOAST
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Estimated. : RATED
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Famous pianist. : HESS
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Product of Minnesota. : IRON
78
Grassy. : HERBOUS
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Bombard heavily. : STRAFE
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Person unexpectedly nominated. : DARKHORSE
84
What a rock garden is. : MOSSY
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Twister. : TORNADO
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Degraders. : ABASERS
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That which is elicited. : EDUCT
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Eats away. : CORRODES
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Cured in brine. : SALTED
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Ancient city. : ILIUM
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First, second, third, etc. : ORDINALS
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Man's name. : ALEC
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Neighbors of the Letts. : ESTONIANS
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Where Hercules slew the lion. : NEMEA
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Hired hoodlums: Slang. : GOONS
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Excited: Scot. : RANTS
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Care for. : TEND
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Hornsby's job: Abbr. : MGR
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Ruler. : LORD
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Pablo Casals' instrument. : CELLO
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U. S. light bomber. : VENTURA
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Recorded proceedings. : ACTA
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Relative of stout and porter. : ALE
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Maglie of the Giants. : THEBARBER
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Desserts. : ICES
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What the village blacksmith did. : SHOD
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Gainsayer. : CONTRADICTOR
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One of the colorful Vatican troops. : SWISSGUARD
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Makes precious. : ENDEARS
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What you'll catch if you go sniggling. : EELS
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Prepare for. : PAVE
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Originate. : ARISE
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Umbrellas (a Dickensian allusion). : GAMPS
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Endure: Scot. : DREE
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Shagbark. : TREE
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Tucker or Peerce. : TENOR
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Indians in Texas. : WACOS
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Insect in final adult stage. : IMAGO
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Cochineal cactus. : NOPAL
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The Thespian art. : DRAMATURGY
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Money in Kobe. : YEN
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Cold. : ALGID
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Little coverings for feet and ankles. : BOOTIKINS
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Drain aqua from. : UNWATER
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Sawbuck. : TEN
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City SE of Atlanta. : MACON
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Man's name. : IGOR
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What the Leaning Tower is. : CAMPANILE
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Equipped for battle. : ARMORED
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Not general. : LOCAL
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Baneful. : EVIL
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___ Juana, Calif. : TIA
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Dissimilar. : UNLIKE
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Pill. : PELLET
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Kinds. : BREEDS
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Graceful girl. : SYLPH
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Attracted. : DREW
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Silkworm. : ERIA
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Overwhelm by argument. : CONFUTE
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Faisal II's country. : IRAQ
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Killing of the old as tribal custom. : SENICIDE
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Inhabitant of N. W. Greece. : EPIROTE
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More substantial. : SOLIDER
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Conveyed by a pneumatic device. : TUBED
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Lake in central Africa. : CHAD
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Rajah's wife. : RANI
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Domesday money. : ORAS
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Poker players. : GAMESTERS
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Bracken, moonwort, polypody, etc. : FERNS
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Where "Pig Alley" is. : PARIS
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Build. : MAKE
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Loved ones. : DEARS
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Miss Ferber's namesakes. : EDNAS
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Breathing: Abbr. : RESP
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Sooty. : SMUTTY
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Plunderers. : PREDATORS
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Construction Battalion man. : SEABEE
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About 39c in Uruguay. : PESO
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Sooner: Obs. : ERER
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Rocky pinnacles. : TORS
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Zachary Taylor defeated him, 1848. : CASS
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Cab or coach of the Near East. : ARABA
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Inner meaning of a narrative. : MORAL
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Handy desk appurtenance. : INKSTAND
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Wilson's private secretary. : TUMULTS
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Red ___. : HERRING
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Miss Lupino's namesakes. : IDAS
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Pack. : HORDE
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Social: Comb. form. : SOCIO
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"Apostle of mass production." : FORD
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Cuban and French. : HEELS
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Daredevil. : STUNTER
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Lack of deletion. : NONERASURE
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Hetty Sorrel's suitor. : ADAM
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Mark for omission. : DELE
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Peak in Thessaly. : OSSA
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One who misrepresents. : DISTORTER
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Tending. : CONDUCIVE
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Bearing. : MIEN
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Systems of belief. : CREEDS
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Twined. : ENLACED
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Opposed to belligerency. : ANTIWAR
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Candied, as fruits. : GLACE
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Product of Formosa. : OOLONG
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Magic spirit of the Iroquois. : ORENDA
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City near Toulouse. : ALBI
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Main group. : MASS
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Scorches. : CHARS
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A stich. : VERSE
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Interview again. : RESEE
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Range of mountains. : CHAIN
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Human trunk. : TORSO
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Snake. : ADDER
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Two-wheeled carriage. : TRAP
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Tree trunk. : BOLE
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Pro ___. : TEM
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What Newport is: Abbr. : SPT
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Channel. : GAT

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 25 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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