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VOCABULARY TEST

New York Times, Sunday, June 6, 1948

Author:
Alberta N. Burton
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.72, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 618 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 53
Alberta N. Burton has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In 45-Across clue, added comma after underscore.

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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 330
Across
1. Battleship’s finale. : SCRAP
6. Appropriate. : PREEMPT
13. Mouth. : CHOPS
18. Capital of Yucatan. : MERIDA
19. Extinct volcano of Cascade Range. : RAINIER
20. Alessandro’s beloved. : RAMONA
22. Mohammedan saber: Var. : SIMITAR
23. Republican state in the Pyrenees. : ANDORRA
24. To the death. : ALAMORT
26. Yellow flower used in Hawaiian leis. : ILIMA
27. Colors slightly. : TINGES
29. Title of courtesy in the Navy. : MISTER
31. Gypsy gentleman. : RYE
32. Grade of a sailor. : RATE
33. Hasher. : MINCER
34. Famous edict issued here, 1598, gave Huguenots religious liberty. : NANTES
35. Support. : STAY
36. One: Fr. : UNE
37. Shred. : TATTER
38. Fungus skin diseases. : TINEAS
39. Treaty signed here ended war of 1812. : GHENT
40. Later in time. : POSTERIOR
42. Superficial show. : VENEER
43. Sequence of events. : COURSE
44. Hence. : ERGO
45. George___, screen author and director of “Miracle on 34th Street.” : SEATON
47. Member of international boys’ organization. : SCOUT
49. Alexandra was the last. : TSARINA
52. Right away. : PRONTO
54. Romance by De la Motte Fouqué, 1814. : UNDINE
57. Bilibid ___ Manila. : PRISON
58. Architectural angles. : GROINS
60. Spanish dance accompaniment. : CASTANETS
63. Unrelated clause attached to legislative bill. : RIDER
64. Oxford scholarship. : RHODES
65. Perceives. : SENSES
66. “A garden is a lovesome thing. God ___!” : WOT
67. Danish weights, 0.84 grs. each. : ESER
68. Wandered. : ROAMED
69. Charon’s passengers. : SHADES
70. Exchange premium. : AGIO
71. Dry. : SEC
72. Former copper coins of German East Africa. : PESSAS
73. Macbeth and Macduff. : THANES
74. Abode of the dead: Babl. Myth. : ARALU
75. “Father of modern opera” (1659–1725). : SCARLATTI
77. College treasurer. : BURSAR
78. Oregon’s lake in extinct volcano. : CRATER
79. Theatrical company. : TROUPE
80. President of France, 1887–94. : CARNOT
82. Planets. : SPHERES
84. Hebrew measures. : OMERS
86. Contemporary. : COEVAL
88. Genus which includes frogs. : RANA
89. Bettor. : STAKER
92. Again. : ENCORE
94. Separative. : ISOLATIVE
99. Son of Mercury. : CUPID
100. Radio’s perennial brat. : SNOOKS
101. Alarms. : SCARES
102. ___ nullius. : RES
103. Greek wine jug. : OLPE
104. Teachers. : TUTORS
105. Fifth month in Jewish calendar. : SHEBAT
106. Omega. : LAST
107. Philippine peasant. : TAO
108. Margaret ___, author of “Old Chester Tales.” : DELAND
109. Insect that builds hanging nest. : HORNET
110. On the alert. : TENSE
111. Neptune’s symbol of authority. : TRIDENT
113. Relating to the Psalmist King of Israel. : DAVIDIC
115. “Life’s Little ___.”—Thomas Hardy. : IRONIES
117. Charm. : ENAMOR
118. Poisonous indigo distillate. : ANILINE
119. A single term: Algebra. : NOMIAL
120. Like string. : TWINY
121. Locomotive turnabout. : YTRACKS
122. “Oscar” winner for best male supporting role. : GWENN
Down
1. Arabs and Jews. : SEMITES
2. Mystery writers’ standby. : CRIME
3. Miss Hayworth. : RITA
4. City in Idaho. : ADA
5. Palestine problem. : PARTITION
6. Circus horses. : PRANCERS
7. Forest warden. : RANGER
8. River and canal forming boundary between Schleswig and Holstein. : EIDER
9. Father of Cainan. : ENOS
10. Chief: India. : MIR
11. Wave. : PERMANENT
12. Boot. : TRAINEE
13. Early airplanes: Flyers’ slang. : CRATES
14. Draws. : HALES
15. General Bradley. : OMAR
16. Toy dog. : POM
17. Short ___: Autographed dollar bill. : SNORTER
18. La Scala is here. : MILANO
21. Hitler’s fetish. : ARYANS
22. Concentrated cane juice. : SIRUP
25. Maggie ___, English Melisande. : TEYTE
28. Indicating entrance. : INTO
30. Lunt and Fontanne. : STARS
33. Stock market requirement. : MARGIN
34. Silk voiles. : NINONS
35. Invalid. : SHUTIN
37. A great nuisance: Colloq. : TERROR
38. Sioux. : TETONS
39. Dutch cheeses. : GOUDAS
41. Ad meant to arouse curiosity. : TEASER
42. Diverse. : VARIED
43. Short stories. : CONTES
46. Lyric poems. : EPODES
48. Swears: Colloq. : CUSSES
49. Cut into three parts. : TRISECT
50. Police motorcycle adjunct. : SIDECAR
51. Horrified. : AGHAST
53. Imaginary ideal republic, 1656. : OCEANA
55. Fagin met his end here. : NEWGATE
56. Stars: Fr. : ETOILES
57. Throng. : PRESS
59. Modern Greek vernacular. : ROMAIC
61. Gen. Wladislaw ___, commanded Polish army in Italy. : ANDERS
62. Conflict: Archaic. : STOUR
64. Roll. : ROSTER
65. Volcanic peak in California. : SHASTA
68. Farm machine. : REAPER
69. ___ Tuesday. : SHROVE
70. Landing place of the Ark. : ARARAT
72. “___ Knight”: Blaine’s Presidential campaign title, 1876. : PLUMED
73. Adjusters. : TUNERS
74. Amphitheatres. : ARENAS
76. Raw recruit. : ROOKIE
77. Famous Bishop of Massachusetts. : BROOKS
78. Alpine house. : CHALET
81. Consonant. : ACCORDANT
83. Dividing proportionally. : PRORATING
85. She saved the Flying Dutchman. : SENTA
87. Automobile musts: Var. : LICENCES
89. Zachary ___, screen star. : SCOTT
90. Former California lake, now arable land. : TULARE
91. Name. : APPOINT
93. 12 M. : NOONDAY
95. Savvy. : SABE
96. Native of Teheran. : IRANIAN
97. Retort. : VESSEL
98. Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Park. : ESTES
100. Hot and humid. : SULTRY
101. Diminish. : SHRINK
104. Joiner’s term. : TENON
105. Containing a chemical. : SODIC
106. He said, “All phrases about equal rights are nonsense.” : LENIN
108. Half. : DEMI
109. Bean eyes. : HILA
110. Large volume. : TOME
112. Common crow-like bird. : DAW
114. Strong man: L. : VIR
116. File. : ROW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 50 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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