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VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, October 21, 1962

Author:
Ralph Anderson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 554 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Ralph Anderson has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,846
Across
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Fallen archangel. : LUCIFER
8
A. A. gun. : POMPOM
14
Type of TV hero. : MEDICO
20
Variety of tobacco. : ORONOCO
21
Protozoan. : AMOEBA
22
Wall between heaven and hell: Koran. : ALARAF
23
Genseric was their king. : VANDALS
24
Western writer. : WISTER
25
Gown. : KIMONO
26
Lands-___. : END
27
Dormant. : LATENT
29
Stage whispers. : ASIDES
31
Religieuse. : NUN
32
Tumult. : RIOT
34
Marquee. : TENT
35
Marquisette. : LENO
36
Position. : SITE
37
The "divine ___." : SARAH
39
Perch. : ROOST
42
Work unit. : ERG
44
Cards. : ACES
45
Grimalkin. : CAT
47
Bagpipe sound. : SKIRL
49
Whig candidate, 1852. : SCOTT
51
Nobel items. : PRIZES
54
Notions. : IDEAS
56
Roman general. : AGRIPPA
60
Objection. : PROTEST
61
Obelisks. : NEEDLES
63
Tapestry. : ARRAS
64
Thing: Law. : RES
65
Not the King's English. : SLANG
67
Appear. : SEEM
68
Resources. : MEANS
69
Article. : ITEM
71
At the stern. : ABAFT
73
Whinny. : NEIGH
76
King-___. : SIZE
77
39.37 inches. : METER
79
___ de suite. : TOUT
81
Prink. : PREEN
83
Tenor Svanholm. : SET
84
Unusually. : EXTRA
85
King of the escape artists. : HOUDINI
87
Merchants. : TRADERS
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Vigor. : STAMINA
91
Famous sculptor. : RODIN
92
Planters. : SOWERS
93
Idolize. : ADORE
95
Spacious. : RANGY
97
Flounder. : DAB
98
"The Moon ___." : ANDI
101
Man's title. : DON
102
Exertion. : LABOR
104
U Thant's land. : BURMA
108
Fabric. : CORD
109
Margins. : LIPS
112
Pieced (out). : EKED
114
Ancient city of Ionia. : TEOS
115
Mother ___. : EVE
116
Schedule. : BUDGET
118
Emperor. : CAESAR
120
Cashew. : NUT
121
Dealer of a sort. : TEAMAN
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African menace. : MAUMAU
125
Repeat. : ITERATE
127
Keep ___. : INMIND
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Sideways. : ASKANT
129
Post sought by Ribicoff. : SENATOR
130
Character in "Othello." : CASSIO
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St. Lawrence ___. : SEAWAY
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Paris and others. : TROJANS
Down
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Frankie and Johnny. : LOVERS
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Muse. : URANIA
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Chilean coin. : CONDOR
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State: Abbr. : IND
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Colt. : FOAL
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Renown. : ECLAT
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Roll. : ROSTER
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Opening move in chess. : PAWNTOKINGFOUR
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Neglect. : OMIT
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Jan., Feb., etc. : MOS
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Flower part. : PETAL
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Falstaffian. : OBESE
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Sea scenes. : MARINES
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Fashion. : MAKE
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Anc. Greek city. : ELIS
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Aswan. : DAM
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Sarcastic. : IRONIC
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Early king of England. : CANUTE
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___ own accord. : OFONES
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Hebrew name. : ENOS
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Biblical seamstress. : DORCAS
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Unspoken. : TACIT
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Juvenal's works. : SATIRES
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Vapors. : HAZES
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Phase. : SIDE
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Thujas. : TREES
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Magog's partner. : GOG
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Inventor Nikola. : TESLA
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Burdened. : LADEN
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Vehicle. : TRAM
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Excuse. : PRETEXT
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Egyptian city. : ROSETTA
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Attempt. : STAB
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Nursery tale. : SLEEPINGBEAUTY
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Extoller. : PRAISER
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Armored offense units. : PANZERS
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Resources. : ASSETS
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Makes ready. : PRIMES
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Asian title. : EMIR
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1949 alliance. : NATO
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Famed tavern. : MERMAID
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Henry VIII's family. : TUDOR
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Arranges. : GETS
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Biblical king. : HEROD
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Foray. : RAID
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___ wave. : TIDAL
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Moslem title. : NAWAB
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"Childe ___." : HAROLD
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O'Neill heroine. : NINA
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Social event. : DEBUT
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Land of ___. : NOD
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Riddles. : ENIGMAS
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Couple. : YOKE
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Vinegary. : ACETIC
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Religious devotion. : NOVENA
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Fancies. : DREAMS
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Withstand. : RESIST
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Tebaldi. : RENATA
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Fur. : MOUTON
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Flowers. : ASTERS
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Legumes. : PEASE
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German plane. : STUKA
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P. O. stamp. : DATER
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Money in Bucharest. : BANI
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Cancel. : UNDO
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Galilee town. : CANA
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River of Italy. : RENO
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Bad: Prefix. : MIS
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Gullet. : MAW
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Rule in India. : RAJ

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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