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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.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,281
Across Down
1. Set with bright ornaments. : SPANGLED
9. Deluged. : SWAMPED
16. Chefs' dishes. : SALADS
22. Yuma's river. : COLORADO
23. Thinness. : TENUITY
24. Mars. : PLANET
25. Atlantic Coast herrings. : ALEWIVES
26. Old-time fabric like frieze. : RATTEEN
27. Native African soldiers. : ASKARI
28. Move briskly. : NIP
29. Circus treat. : MENAGERIE
31. Proportion. : RATIO
33. Color. : TAN
34. Kitchen measures: Abbr. : TSPS
36. Dickens hero. : SIDNEY
37. Baseball great, called "Cap." : ANSON
38. "The World of Suzie ___." : WONG
39. 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
72. Cognizant. : AWARE
73. Match. : PAIR
74. Part of a stadium: Abbr. : SECT
75. Miller. : MOTH
77. Where Nicholas Udall taught. : ETON
78. Heating vessels. : ETNAS
80. German mathematician (1856–1927). : RUNGE
83. Evening party. : SOIREE
85. Immerses. : DIPS
86. Certain servicemen. : REENLISTERS
88. One of three kingdoms. : MINERAL
90. ___ media. : VIA
91. MacLeish's alma mater. : YALE
92. Rodent's retreat. : RATHOLE
94. Krypton, for example. : ELEMENT
96. Impeded. : DELAYED
99. New growth. : SHOOT
100. Beneficiary. : DEVISEE
101. Summons forth. : EVOKES
102. Turncoats. : DESERTERS
106. Party member: Abbr. : DEM
107. Tower in India. : MINAR
108. Shots near the bull's-eye. : INNERS
109. Extinct birds. : MOAS
111. Fabulists. : LIARS
115. Lyric poems. : ODES
116. Form for shaping tiles. : CRISS
117. City in Wisconsin. : SPARTA
119. Humorous term for a reptile. : CROC
120. "___ Sylphides." : LES
121. Accepted. : TAKEN
122. Tenacious. : RETENTIVE
125. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : ISA
126. Successively. : INTURN
128. Mountain in California. : PALOMAR
130. Ingredient of 35 Down. : OLIVEOIL
132. Graduated. : SCALED
133. Desert recluse. : EREMITE
134. Let go. : RELEASED
135. Cause of Cranmer's execution. : HERESY
136. Entertained delightfully. : REGALED
137. Race horses at the post. : STARTERS
1. Limits in number. : SCANTS
2. Culture. : POLISH
3. City in Syria. : ALEPPO
4. Forthwith. : NOW
5. Fierce. : GRIM
6. Bathes. : LAVES
7. Paradisiac. : EDENIC
8. Folk dance movement. : DOSADOS
9. Gamins. : STREETARABS
10. Toilworn. : WEARY
11. Opposed. : ANTI
12. Violin attachment. : MUTE
13. Bird. : PIE
14. Immutable. : ETERNAL
15. Race of kings. : DYNASTY
16. U. N. member since 1955. : SPAIN
17. As well. : ALSO
18. "Mighty ___ a Rose." : LAK
19. Turkey in Asia. : ANATOLIA
20. Disordered. : DERANGED
21. Nettles. : STINGERS
30. Winged pest. : GNAT
32. Big ___. : TOE
35. Castile and others. : SOAPS
37. Moderately slow: Mus. : ANDANTE
38. Stitched in a certain way. : WIRESEWED
40. Hollow sounds. : KLOPS
42. Facial contour. : OVAL
43. Of a nerve network. : RETIAL
44. ___ Islands. : BAHAMA
46. Betel palms. : ARECAS
48. Apply again. : REUSE
49. Suppose: Archaic. : WEEN
50. Bulldozer part. : SCRAPER
51. Howl. : ULULATE
52. Spotted as a leopard. : PARDINE
53. Ran back and forth. : TRAVERSED
55. Scorched. : BLISTERED
57. Husband or wife. : PARTNER
58. Cotton cloth. : ETAMINE
62. Trim again. : RECUT
64. Worship. : ADORE
65. Aborigines. : NATIVES
66. Poisonous alkaloid. : TROPINE
67. Felt via touch, taste, etc. : SENSATE
69. Vedic texts, companions of the Upanishads. : ARANYAKAS
76. Cured. : HEALED
79. Assassin. : SLAYER
81. Bluejoint, redtop, etc. : GRASSES
82. Nemesis of Haman. : ESTHER
83. Famous name in Utah. : SMOOT
84. Hardened (steel) by a certain process. : OILTEMPERED
87. Aits in the Seine. : ILES
89. Carpenter's device. : LEVEL
93. Out: Fr. : HORS
95. Simulate. : MIMIC
96. Pull down. : DEMOLISH
97. Outward sign. : EVIDENCE
98. Emblem on a state flag. : LONESTAR
102. Kiev's river. : DNIEPER
103. Trap. : ENSNARE
104. Relative of a chestnut. : ROAN
105. Tailors. : SARTORS
108. Annoy. : IRK
110. Slenderdagger: Rare. : STILET
112. Melodic. : ARIOSE
113. More promising. : ROSIER
114. Uses boiling liquid on. : SCALDS
116. Sweeten. : CANDY
117. Nature. : STATE
118. City in Spain. : AVILA
121. Three: Span. : TRES
122. Province of Italy. : ROMA
123. Name meaning industrious. : EMIL
124. At all. : EVER
127. Diminutive suffix. : ULE
129. Tack in a sailing race. : LEG
131. 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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