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VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, October 9, 1949

Author:
Elizabeth Jackson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 35 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 400
Across
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Twenty-eighth President. : WILSON
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Blue-pencilers. : EDITORS
14
Rogues. : SCAMPS
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City in Syria. : ALEPPO
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Telephone worker. : LINEMAN
22
Geologic subdivision. : ALBIAN
23
Cain was one. : SLAYER
24
Alternator in an internal combustion engine: Var. : MAGNETA
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Lady of Sheridan's "The School for Scandal." : TEAZLE
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Shoulder tray. : HOD
27
Step. : STRIDE
29
Relative. : NEPHEW
31
The Zuider ___. : ZEE
32
Dug by Forty-Niners. : ORES
34
Island in the St. Lawrence. : HARE
35
Descry. : SEE
36
Where Patton attacked, 1944. : METZ
37
Merit. : EARN
38
Adversaries. : ENEMIES
42
Reaction. : RESPONSE
45
House of the White Rose. : YORK
47
Groove-seeded berry. : DATE
49
Egyptian god. : PTAH
50
Famous planetarium. : HAYDEN
53
Countryman. : PEASANT
56
She of Astolat. : ELAINE
60
Willow. : OSIER
61
His novel won 1948 Pulitzer Prize. : MICHENER
62
Legal relinquishment. : WAIVER
63
Employer. : USER
64
The air in choral music. : CANTO
65
River in Yugoslavia. : DRINA
67
Italian city. : ROMA
68
Yellow ocher. : SIL
69
Island resort near Venice. : LIDO
70
Departing one. : GOER
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Varangians. : ROS
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Tips. : ENDS
74
The second or the sixth President. : ADAMS
76
___ mignon. : FILET
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What Prometheus brought. : FIRE
78
Holder of a property charge. : LIENOR
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Re-assented. : REAGREED
82
Andrew ___ Law, British Premier, 1922. : BONAR
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Settled. : SEDATE
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Satirist. : IRONIST
85
Slipcases to hold books. : FORELS
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Greek letter. : IOTA
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Epochal. : ERAL
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Century plant. : ALOE
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Welsh island. : ANGLESEY
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Where the rambling wreck left Georgia Tech. : ATLANTA
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Japanese liquid-measure units. : SHOS
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Deceptions. : LIES
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Child's toy. : TOP
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Tightly drawn. : TAUT
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Nice discernment. : TACT
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"It Is Never ___ Late to Mend." : TOO
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Genus including garden spiders. : ARANEA
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Flinched. : SHRANK
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Greek letter. : RHO
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Tropical apricot tree. : ABRICO
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Deliberated. : DEBATED
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Captivate. : ENAMOR
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Inclemencies. : RIGORS
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Feminine name. : EVELINE
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A network. : SAGENE
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Episodes in action. : SCENES
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Withdrew. : RETIRED
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A suit at cards. : SPADES
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Reno is this county's seat. : WASHOE
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Commune in Spain. : ILLORA
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Rainspout. : LEADER
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See. : SPY
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Opens: Poetic. : OPES
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___ Rhodesia. : NORTHERN
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Orgon's wife in "Tartuffe." : ELMIRE
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Crown. : DIADEM
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Gloomy dean. : INGE
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Two hands, as herrings. : TEN
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Foretoken. : OMEN
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Charges for gas, water, etc. : RATES
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Worker on ship's timbers. : SNAPER
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Glut. : SATE
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Lower corner of a square sail. : CLEW
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Striped fabric. : ABA
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Spanker. : MIZZEN
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Chaffy scales on sunflowers. : PALETS
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"Gesundheit!" : SNEEZE
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Array. : RANK
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Uriah ___. : HEEP
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Secretary of the Treasury. : SNYDER
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A fine camlet. : MOHAIR
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It's motto is "Esto Perpetua." : IDAHO
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Facility. : EASE
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Custer's last ___. : STAND
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Actor James ___. : STEWART
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Weight of ancient India. : PALA
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Over: Poetic. : OER
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Inherent powers. : ENERGIES
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Administers the Eucharist to: Archaic. : HOUSELS
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French trading station, Ivory Coast. : ASSINIE
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Surrendered. : YIELDED
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One of a marauding tribe conquered by Lord Hastings, 1817. : PINDARI
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An ectoderm. : ECTOMERE
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Stanza of eight lines. : TRIOLET
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White and smooth. : IVORINE
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Of a grove. : NEMORAL
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Rubbers. : ERASERS
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___ of the Mist. : MAID
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Red wines. : CLARETS
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Extremity. : NEED
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Drones. : SNAILS
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One of a forest people of India. : SAORA
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Fluted edging. : FRILL
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___ Hills, tennis center. : FOREST
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Indian. : OTOE
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Black fly. : GNAT
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Jeer. : BOO
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Prairie feature. : FLATNESS
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Dwarf Negrito. : AETA
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Maori god. : ATUA
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Ceremonial tables. : ALTARS
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Columbic: chem. : NIOBIC
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Exponent of the single tax. : GEORGE
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"The wild, blue ___." : YONDER
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She created the olive tree. : ATHENE
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Anointed with salve. : NARDED
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Damaged. : HARMED
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Irish lament. : OCHONE
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Groceries. : STORES
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Annoyance: Colloq. : PEEVE
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City captured by Cleopatra. : ACRE
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Betsy of the Flag. : ROSS
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Countenance. : ABET
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Budge. : STIR
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A summit. : KNAP
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Son of Apollo. : ION
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Fourth caliph. : ALI
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The ___ Khan. : AGA

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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