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VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, October 19, 1952

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 666 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 162, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 34
Israel Gitter has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,218
Across
1
Where Sarajevo is. : BOSNIA
7
Large seaport of Honshu. : OKAYAMA
14
Talented modern composer. : MENOTTI
21
Lightless. : APHOTIC
23
Oceanic. : PELAGIC
24
Parisian gangsters. : APACHES
25
Novel by Frank Yerby. : THESARACENBLADE
27
Robbers. : LOOTERS
28
Loki's daughter. : HEL
29
Fruit. : LEMON
30
Commotion. : STIR
31
Juniors. : LADS
32
Heat units: Abbr. : BTU
33
Girl's name. : ELLA
35
Bridge bid. : SPADE
37
Mystical meaning of words. : ANAGOGE
39
___ de vivre. : JOIE
40
Yugoslav name for Flume. : RIEKA
42
Actress Massey. : ILONA
44
Zagreb's river. : SAVA
45
Composer of "Gypsy Love." : LEHAR
46
Moslem titles. : SAYIDS
48
Hot drink. : TODDY
50
Te-___. : HEE
51
Overnight places. : MOTELS
52
Every motorist wants one. : NEWCAR
54
Haran's son. : LOT
56
Godlessness. : ATHEISM
58
British radio: Abbr. : BBC
61
Tall story man : LIAR
62
Pish-___, rice broth. : PASH
63
A short act. : TURN
64
Middle East nation: Abbr. : ISR
67
Not a dreamer. : REALIST
69
Men with burdens. : WAITERS
72
Famous author. : RLS
73
Had brunch. : ATE
74
Potential citizens in U. S. : ALIENS
75
Theda, the vamp. : BARA
76
Touchy: Scot. : KITTLE
78
Crackle. : SNAP
79
Chile con ___. : CARNE
80
Famous watercolorist. : MARIN
81
Product of Africa. : IVORY
82
Actress Hasso. : SIGNE
83
Tropical tree. : EBOE
84
Iraq's capital. : BAGDAD
85
Novel by Zola. : NANA
86
Pres. Quirino's capital. : MANILA
87
Fabulous bird. : ROC
88
Profit. : NET
89
Professional sign. : SHINGLE
91
A stool. : TABORET
92
Broadway sign. : SRO
93
Drying chamber. : OVEN
95
New Zealand parrots. : KEAS
96
Island of giant waringin trees. : BALI
97
French river. : LYS
98
Native of Boulder City. : NEVADAN
101
Sea eagle. : ERN
102
Epistle to the ___. : ROMANS
104
Gown worn in the Levant. : CAFTAN
106
The piper's son. : TOM
108
Stranger. : ODDER
110
Mend one's fences. : REPAIR
114
Instigates. : ABETS
115
35-mi.-long lake in Lombardy. : COMO
116
Secretary-general of NATO. : ISMAY
118
Lizard: Comb. form. : SAURO
119
Money in Pisa. : LIRE
120
The oldest Christian state. : ARMENIA
123
Mentions. : CITES
125
Stake: Dial. : STOB
126
Island: Fr. : ILE
127
Willow shrub. : ITEA
128
Bushes. : TODS
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Lease again. : RELET
132
Miss Munson. : ONA
133
Ancient name for Lake Garda. : BENACUS
135
Man from Alabama. : SENATORSPARKMAN
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Word for the pyramids. : ANCIENT
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Old card game. : PRIMERO
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Emerald. : SMARAGD
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City near Hoover Dam. : NEEDLES
142
Household appliance. : TOASTER
143
Heavy downpours. : SPATES
Down
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Seashore visitors. : BATHERS
2
Character in "Hamlet." : OPHELIA
3
English poet. : SHELLEY
4
Numbers: Abbr. : NOS
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European country: Abbr. : ITAL
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Buenos ___. : AIRES
7
U. S. foreign policy in 1899. : OPENDOOR
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Cognizance. : KEN
9
Vestments. : ALBS
10
Historic meeting place, Feb. 1945. : YALTA
11
Another time. : AGAIN
12
Explanation of Hebrew Scriptures. : MIDRASH
13
Card. : ACE
14
Spanish wine district. : MALAGA
15
Lyric poem. : EPODE
16
Cella: Arch. : NAOS
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Eight: Prefix. : OCT
18
Operetta by Balfe, 1843. : THEBOHEMIANGIRL
19
Kind of feather. : TERTIAL
20
Publishers. : ISSUERS
22
Open places in Italy. : CAMPI
26
Source of benzene, phenol, etc. : COALTAR
31
Important Cabinet member. : LOVETT
34
Allied. : AKIN
36
Footballer. : END
38
Earth as a goddess. : GAEA
39
F-84, F-86. : JETS
41
Girl in a song. : ADELINE
43
A couple of optimists. : ADLAIANDIKE
45
Cuts of beef. : LOINS
47
Native of Locarno. : SWISS
49
Famous name in football. : YOST
51
Actress Oberon. : MERLE
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Strong tackle: Naut. : CAT
55
A version of Margaret Landon's story. : THEKINGANDI
57
Commotion. : HURLY
58
Tea and coffee. : BRACERS
59
Beat vigorously. : BELABOR
60
Historic meeting, Nov. 1943. : CAIROCONFERENCE
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Despised person. : PARIAH
65
Noted explorer. : STANLEY
66
Echoes. : REPEATS
68
Smooth. : LENE
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Political divisions. : WARDS
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Word for 43 Down. : RIVALS
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Fourteen pounds. : STONE
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Catch. : BAG
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___-la-la. : TRA
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Chinese: Comb. form. : SINO
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Joined suitably. : MATED
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Ancient Italians. : SABINES
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He wrote "In Place of Fear." : BEVAN
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Lake with 1200 islands, near Stockholm. : MALAR
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Kinds of stars. : NOVAS
90
Rex Stout sleuth. : NERO
91
Headgear. : TAM
94
Victor Herbert operetta. : NATOMA
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Salts of a certain acid. : BORATES
99
Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
100
Cape on Seward Peninsula. : NOME
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Reflect again. : REMIRROR
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Resorts. : SPAS
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Character in "The Tempest." : CALIBAN
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Midwestern city in news. : ABILENE
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Hunter's cap. : MONTERO
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A decoration. : DSC
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Place to eat. : AUTOMAT
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A step in human progress. : IRONAGE
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Marlines: Naut. : ROBANDS
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Helmets. : CRESTS
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Barks. : YELPS
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In harmony. : ATUNE
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Part of ancient Asia Minor. : IONIA
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Eisenhower's "Chief of Staff." : ADAMS
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Coal beds. : SEAMS
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Republic since 1944: Abbr. : ICEL
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Printer's word. : STET
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Light carriage. : TRAP
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M. S. A.'s function. : AID
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Harbor: Abbr. : SPT
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Bauxite. : ORE
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Siam isthmus. : KRA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 27 debuted here and reused later, 11 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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