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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
1. 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
89. 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
123. African menace. : MAUMAU
125. Repeat. : ITERATE
127. Keep ___. : INMIND
128. Sideways. : ASKANT
129. Post sought by Ribicoff. : SENATOR
130. Character in "Othello." : CASSIO
131. St. Lawrence ___. : SEAWAY
132. Paris and others. : TROJANS
Down
1. Frankie and Johnny. : LOVERS
2. Muse. : URANIA
3. Chilean coin. : CONDOR
4. State: Abbr. : IND
5. Colt. : FOAL
6. Renown. : ECLAT
7. Roll. : ROSTER
8. Opening move in chess. : PAWNTOKINGFOUR
9. Neglect. : OMIT
10. Jan., Feb., etc. : MOS
11. Flower part. : PETAL
12. Falstaffian. : OBESE
13. Sea scenes. : MARINES
14. Fashion. : MAKE
15. Anc. Greek city. : ELIS
16. Aswan. : DAM
17. Sarcastic. : IRONIC
18. Early king of England. : CANUTE
19. ___ own accord. : OFONES
28. Hebrew name. : ENOS
30. Biblical seamstress. : DORCAS
33. Unspoken. : TACIT
36. Juvenal's works. : SATIRES
38. Vapors. : HAZES
40. Phase. : SIDE
41. Thujas. : TREES
43. Magog's partner. : GOG
46. Inventor Nikola. : TESLA
48. Burdened. : LADEN
50. Vehicle. : TRAM
51. Excuse. : PRETEXT
52. Egyptian city. : ROSETTA
53. Attempt. : STAB
55. Nursery tale. : SLEEPINGBEAUTY
57. Extoller. : PRAISER
58. Armored offense units. : PANZERS
59. Resources. : ASSETS
60. Makes ready. : PRIMES
62. Asian title. : EMIR
66. 1949 alliance. : NATO
70. Famed tavern. : MERMAID
72. Henry VIII's family. : TUDOR
74. Arranges. : GETS
75. Biblical king. : HEROD
78. Foray. : RAID
80. ___ wave. : TIDAL
82. Moslem title. : NAWAB
85. "Childe ___." : HAROLD
86. O'Neill heroine. : NINA
88. Social event. : DEBUT
90. Land of ___. : NOD
94. Riddles. : ENIGMAS
96. Couple. : YOKE
98. Vinegary. : ACETIC
99. Religious devotion. : NOVENA
100. Fancies. : DREAMS
103. Withstand. : RESIST
105. Tebaldi. : RENATA
106. Fur. : MOUTON
107. Flowers. : ASTERS
110. Legumes. : PEASE
111. German plane. : STUKA
113. P. O. stamp. : DATER
116. Money in Bucharest. : BANI
117. Cancel. : UNDO
118. Galilee town. : CANA
119. River of Italy. : RENO
122. Bad: Prefix. : MIS
124. Gullet. : MAW
126. 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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