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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 Down
1. Twenty-eighth President. : WILSON
7. Blue-pencilers. : EDITORS
14. Rogues. : SCAMPS
20. City in Syria. : ALEPPO
21. Telephone worker. : LINEMAN
22. Geologic subdivision. : ALBIAN
23. Cain was one. : SLAYER
24. Alternator in an internal combustion engine: Var. : MAGNETA
25. Lady of Sheridan's "The School for Scandal." : TEAZLE
26. 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
71. Varangians. : ROS
72. Tips. : ENDS
74. The second or the sixth President. : ADAMS
76. ___ mignon. : FILET
77. What Prometheus brought. : FIRE
78. Holder of a property charge. : LIENOR
80. Re-assented. : REAGREED
82. Andrew ___ Law, British Premier, 1922. : BONAR
83. Settled. : SEDATE
84. Satirist. : IRONIST
85. Slipcases to hold books. : FORELS
86. Greek letter. : IOTA
88. Epochal. : ERAL
89. Century plant. : ALOE
90. Welsh island. : ANGLESEY
94. Where the rambling wreck left Georgia Tech. : ATLANTA
97. Japanese liquid-measure units. : SHOS
101. Deceptions. : LIES
102. Child's toy. : TOP
104. Tightly drawn. : TAUT
105. Nice discernment. : TACT
106. "It Is Never ___ Late to Mend." : TOO
107. Genus including garden spiders. : ARANEA
110. Flinched. : SHRANK
112. Greek letter. : RHO
113. Tropical apricot tree. : ABRICO
115. Deliberated. : DEBATED
117. Captivate. : ENAMOR
119. Inclemencies. : RIGORS
120. Feminine name. : EVELINE
121. A network. : SAGENE
122. Episodes in action. : SCENES
123. Withdrew. : RETIRED
124. A suit at cards. : SPADES
1. Reno is this county's seat. : WASHOE
2. Commune in Spain. : ILLORA
3. Rainspout. : LEADER
4. See. : SPY
5. Opens: Poetic. : OPES
6. ___ Rhodesia. : NORTHERN
7. Orgon's wife in "Tartuffe." : ELMIRE
8. Crown. : DIADEM
9. Gloomy dean. : INGE
10. Two hands, as herrings. : TEN
11. Foretoken. : OMEN
12. Charges for gas, water, etc. : RATES
13. Worker on ship's timbers. : SNAPER
14. Glut. : SATE
15. Lower corner of a square sail. : CLEW
16. Striped fabric. : ABA
17. Spanker. : MIZZEN
18. Chaffy scales on sunflowers. : PALETS
19. "Gesundheit!" : SNEEZE
28. Array. : RANK
30. Uriah ___. : HEEP
33. Secretary of the Treasury. : SNYDER
36. A fine camlet. : MOHAIR
39. It's motto is "Esto Perpetua." : IDAHO
40. Facility. : EASE
41. Custer's last ___. : STAND
43. Actor James ___. : STEWART
44. Weight of ancient India. : PALA
46. Over: Poetic. : OER
48. Inherent powers. : ENERGIES
50. Administers the Eucharist to: Archaic. : HOUSELS
51. French trading station, Ivory Coast. : ASSINIE
52. Surrendered. : YIELDED
53. One of a marauding tribe conquered by Lord Hastings, 1817. : PINDARI
54. An ectoderm. : ECTOMERE
55. Stanza of eight lines. : TRIOLET
57. White and smooth. : IVORINE
58. Of a grove. : NEMORAL
59. Rubbers. : ERASERS
61. ___ of the Mist. : MAID
64. Red wines. : CLARETS
66. Extremity. : NEED
73. Drones. : SNAILS
75. One of a forest people of India. : SAORA
76. Fluted edging. : FRILL
77. ___ Hills, tennis center. : FOREST
79. Indian. : OTOE
81. Black fly. : GNAT
82. Jeer. : BOO
85. Prairie feature. : FLATNESS
87. Dwarf Negrito. : AETA
89. Maori god. : ATUA
90. Ceremonial tables. : ALTARS
91. Columbic: chem. : NIOBIC
92. Exponent of the single tax. : GEORGE
93. "The wild, blue ___." : YONDER
95. She created the olive tree. : ATHENE
96. Anointed with salve. : NARDED
98. Damaged. : HARMED
99. Irish lament. : OCHONE
100. Groceries. : STORES
103. Annoyance: Colloq. : PEEVE
107. City captured by Cleopatra. : ACRE
108. Betsy of the Flag. : ROSS
109. Countenance. : ABET
110. Budge. : STIR
111. A summit. : KNAP
114. Son of Apollo. : ION
116. Fourth caliph. : ALI
118. The ___ Khan. : AGA

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