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VOCABULARIAN

New York Times, Sunday, June 22, 1958

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.79, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 640 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 180, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,281
Across
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Set with bright ornaments. : SPANGLED
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Deluged. : SWAMPED
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Chefs' dishes. : SALADS
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Yuma's river. : COLORADO
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Thinness. : TENUITY
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Mars. : PLANET
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Atlantic Coast herrings. : ALEWIVES
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Old-time fabric like frieze. : RATTEEN
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Native African soldiers. : ASKARI
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Move briskly. : NIP
29
Circus treat. : MENAGERIE
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Proportion. : RATIO
33
Color. : TAN
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Kitchen measures: Abbr. : TSPS
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Dickens hero. : SIDNEY
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Baseball great, called "Cap." : ANSON
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"The World of Suzie ___." : WONG
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Brandished. : SHOOK
41
Tuxedo. : COAT
42
Decorated. : ORNATE
44
Widest part of a cask. : BILGE
45
After the: Fr. : ALA
47
Parsimoniously. : STARVEDLY
49
More cautious. : WARIER
50
Back up. : SUPPORT
54
Cisco Kid's rope. : REATA
55
Decapitates. : BEHEADS
56
Holding device. : CLASPER
57
Pearl White's role, remember? : PAULINE
59
Meadows. : LEAS
60
Play of 1923. : RUR
61
Tumblebugs. : SCARABS
63
Acquired skills. : ATTAINMENTS
68
Actor Robert. : ALDA
70
Unwilling. : AVERSE
71
Things that serve as clues. : LEADS
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Cognizant. : AWARE
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Match. : PAIR
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Part of a stadium: Abbr. : SECT
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Miller. : MOTH
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Where Nicholas Udall taught. : ETON
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Heating vessels. : ETNAS
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German mathematician (1856–1927). : RUNGE
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Evening party. : SOIREE
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Immerses. : DIPS
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Certain servicemen. : REENLISTERS
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One of three kingdoms. : MINERAL
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___ media. : VIA
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MacLeish's alma mater. : YALE
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Rodent's retreat. : RATHOLE
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Krypton, for example. : ELEMENT
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Impeded. : DELAYED
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New growth. : SHOOT
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Beneficiary. : DEVISEE
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Summons forth. : EVOKES
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Turncoats. : DESERTERS
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Party member: Abbr. : DEM
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Tower in India. : MINAR
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Shots near the bull's-eye. : INNERS
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Extinct birds. : MOAS
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Fabulists. : LIARS
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Lyric poems. : ODES
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Form for shaping tiles. : CRISS
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City in Wisconsin. : SPARTA
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Humorous term for a reptile. : CROC
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"___ Sylphides." : LES
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Accepted. : TAKEN
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Tenacious. : RETENTIVE
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : ISA
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Successively. : INTURN
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Mountain in California. : PALOMAR
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Ingredient of 35 Down. : OLIVEOIL
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Graduated. : SCALED
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Desert recluse. : EREMITE
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Let go. : RELEASED
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Cause of Cranmer's execution. : HERESY
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Entertained delightfully. : REGALED
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Race horses at the post. : STARTERS
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Limits in number. : SCANTS
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Culture. : POLISH
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City in Syria. : ALEPPO
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Forthwith. : NOW
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Fierce. : GRIM
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Bathes. : LAVES
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Paradisiac. : EDENIC
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Folk dance movement. : DOSADOS
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Gamins. : STREETARABS
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Toilworn. : WEARY
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Opposed. : ANTI
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Violin attachment. : MUTE
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Bird. : PIE
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Immutable. : ETERNAL
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Race of kings. : DYNASTY
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U. N. member since 1955. : SPAIN
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As well. : ALSO
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"Mighty ___ a Rose." : LAK
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Turkey in Asia. : ANATOLIA
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Disordered. : DERANGED
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Nettles. : STINGERS
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Winged pest. : GNAT
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Big ___. : TOE
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Castile and others. : SOAPS
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Moderately slow: Mus. : ANDANTE
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Stitched in a certain way. : WIRESEWED
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Hollow sounds. : KLOPS
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Facial contour. : OVAL
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Of a nerve network. : RETIAL
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___ Islands. : BAHAMA
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Betel palms. : ARECAS
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Apply again. : REUSE
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Suppose: Archaic. : WEEN
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Bulldozer part. : SCRAPER
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Howl. : ULULATE
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Spotted as a leopard. : PARDINE
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Ran back and forth. : TRAVERSED
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Scorched. : BLISTERED
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Husband or wife. : PARTNER
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Cotton cloth. : ETAMINE
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Trim again. : RECUT
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Worship. : ADORE
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Aborigines. : NATIVES
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Poisonous alkaloid. : TROPINE
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Felt via touch, taste, etc. : SENSATE
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Vedic texts, companions of the Upanishads. : ARANYAKAS
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Cured. : HEALED
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Assassin. : SLAYER
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Bluejoint, redtop, etc. : GRASSES
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Nemesis of Haman. : ESTHER
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Famous name in Utah. : SMOOT
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Hardened (steel) by a certain process. : OILTEMPERED
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Aits in the Seine. : ILES
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Carpenter's device. : LEVEL
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Out: Fr. : HORS
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Simulate. : MIMIC
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Pull down. : DEMOLISH
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Outward sign. : EVIDENCE
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Emblem on a state flag. : LONESTAR
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Kiev's river. : DNIEPER
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Trap. : ENSNARE
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Relative of a chestnut. : ROAN
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Tailors. : SARTORS
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Annoy. : IRK
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Slenderdagger: Rare. : STILET
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Melodic. : ARIOSE
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More promising. : ROSIER
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Uses boiling liquid on. : SCALDS
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Sweeten. : CANDY
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Nature. : STATE
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City in Spain. : AVILA
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Three: Span. : TRES
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Province of Italy. : ROMA
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Name meaning industrious. : EMIL
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At all. : EVER
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Diminutive suffix. : ULE
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Tack in a sailing race. : LEG
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Use up. : EAT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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