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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
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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
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Mohammedan saber: Var. : SIMITAR
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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
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Oxford scholarship. : RHODES
65
Perceives. : SENSES
66
“A garden is a lovesome thing. God ___!” : WOT
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Danish weights, 0.84 grs. each. : ESER
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Wandered. : ROAMED
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Charon’s passengers. : SHADES
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Exchange premium. : AGIO
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Dry. : SEC
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Former copper coins of German East Africa. : PESSAS
73
Macbeth and Macduff. : THANES
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Abode of the dead: Babl. Myth. : ARALU
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“Father of modern opera” (1659–1725). : SCARLATTI
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College treasurer. : BURSAR
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Oregon’s lake in extinct volcano. : CRATER
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Theatrical company. : TROUPE
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President of France, 1887–94. : CARNOT
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Planets. : SPHERES
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Hebrew measures. : OMERS
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Contemporary. : COEVAL
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Genus which includes frogs. : RANA
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Bettor. : STAKER
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Again. : ENCORE
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Separative. : ISOLATIVE
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Son of Mercury. : CUPID
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Radio’s perennial brat. : SNOOKS
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Alarms. : SCARES
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___ nullius. : RES
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Greek wine jug. : OLPE
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Teachers. : TUTORS
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Fifth month in Jewish calendar. : SHEBAT
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Omega. : LAST
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Philippine peasant. : TAO
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Margaret ___, author of “Old Chester Tales.” : DELAND
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Insect that builds hanging nest. : HORNET
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On the alert. : TENSE
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Neptune’s symbol of authority. : TRIDENT
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Relating to the Psalmist King of Israel. : DAVIDIC
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“Life’s Little ___.”—Thomas Hardy. : IRONIES
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Charm. : ENAMOR
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Poisonous indigo distillate. : ANILINE
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A single term: Algebra. : NOMIAL
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Like string. : TWINY
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Locomotive turnabout. : YTRACKS
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“Oscar” winner for best male supporting role. : GWENN
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Arabs and Jews. : SEMITES
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Mystery writers’ standby. : CRIME
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Miss Hayworth. : RITA
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City in Idaho. : ADA
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Palestine problem. : PARTITION
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Circus horses. : PRANCERS
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Forest warden. : RANGER
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River and canal forming boundary between Schleswig and Holstein. : EIDER
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Father of Cainan. : ENOS
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Chief: India. : MIR
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Wave. : PERMANENT
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Boot. : TRAINEE
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Early airplanes: Flyers’ slang. : CRATES
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Draws. : HALES
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General Bradley. : OMAR
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Toy dog. : POM
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Short ___: Autographed dollar bill. : SNORTER
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La Scala is here. : MILANO
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Hitler’s fetish. : ARYANS
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Concentrated cane juice. : SIRUP
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Maggie ___, English Melisande. : TEYTE
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Indicating entrance. : INTO
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Lunt and Fontanne. : STARS
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Stock market requirement. : MARGIN
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Silk voiles. : NINONS
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Invalid. : SHUTIN
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A great nuisance: Colloq. : TERROR
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Sioux. : TETONS
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Dutch cheeses. : GOUDAS
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Ad meant to arouse curiosity. : TEASER
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Diverse. : VARIED
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Short stories. : CONTES
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Lyric poems. : EPODES
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Swears: Colloq. : CUSSES
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Cut into three parts. : TRISECT
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Police motorcycle adjunct. : SIDECAR
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Horrified. : AGHAST
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Imaginary ideal republic, 1656. : OCEANA
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Fagin met his end here. : NEWGATE
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Stars: Fr. : ETOILES
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Throng. : PRESS
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Modern Greek vernacular. : ROMAIC
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Gen. Wladislaw ___, commanded Polish army in Italy. : ANDERS
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Conflict: Archaic. : STOUR
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Roll. : ROSTER
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Volcanic peak in California. : SHASTA
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Farm machine. : REAPER
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___ Tuesday. : SHROVE
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Landing place of the Ark. : ARARAT
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“___ Knight”: Blaine’s Presidential campaign title, 1876. : PLUMED
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Adjusters. : TUNERS
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Amphitheatres. : ARENAS
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Raw recruit. : ROOKIE
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Famous Bishop of Massachusetts. : BROOKS
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Alpine house. : CHALET
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Consonant. : ACCORDANT
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Dividing proportionally. : PRORATING
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She saved the Flying Dutchman. : SENTA
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Automobile musts: Var. : LICENCES
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Zachary ___, screen star. : SCOTT
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Former California lake, now arable land. : TULARE
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Name. : APPOINT
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12 M. : NOONDAY
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Savvy. : SABE
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Native of Teheran. : IRANIAN
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Retort. : VESSEL
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Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Park. : ESTES
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Hot and humid. : SULTRY
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Diminish. : SHRINK
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Joiner’s term. : TENON
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Containing a chemical. : SODIC
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He said, “All phrases about equal rights are nonsense.” : LENIN
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Half. : DEMI
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Bean eyes. : HILA
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Large volume. : TOME
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Common crow-like bird. : DAW
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Strong man: L. : VIR
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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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