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VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, November 18, 1956

Author:
Ralph Anderson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 576 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Ralph Anderson has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,700
Across
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Hungarian dance. : CZARDAS
8
Negotiator in Alaska purchase. : SEWARD
14
Where Sun Valley is. : IDAHO
19
Diffuse. : RADIATE
20
Tester. : PROVER
21
Grand. : SUPERB
23
Geologic process. : EROSION
24
Herb of the thistle family. : ARNICA
25
Incense. : ENRAGE
26
Dark. : MURK
27
Goddess of fate. : NORN
29
Pizza ingredient. : DOUGH
31
___-cornered (diagonal). : CATER
32
Kimono sash. : OBI
33
Lowland belt, in India. : TERAI
34
Coming. : ENROUTE
36
Biblical name. : HAM
37
Featherbrain. : NINNY
39
Genus of geese. : ANSER
41
Pas seul. : SOLO
42
Planes. : JETS
43
Cat. : ANGORA
45
Where Viña del Mar is. : CHILE
47
Well-known feminist. : NATION
49
Olympic Games symbol. : TORCH
51
Eastern rulers. : RANIS
53
Expels. : EVICTS
56
Valley of Hinnom. : GEHENNA
59
Coins. : CENTS
60
Golf club. : MASHIE
61
Siouan Indian. : OTO
62
Alumina or yttria. : EARTH
64
Blue glazed pottery. : DELFT
67
Even then. : STILL
68
Tree trunk. : BOLE
70
Son of Simeon. : ZERAH
72
Towers aloft. : REARS
74
Old weapon. : SNEE
75
Posters. : BILLS
77
Assembly of churchmen. : SYNOD
79
Brings to exact form. : TRUES
81
Sea bird. : ERN
82
Mother of Modred. : ELAINE
84
Clever stratagems. : COUPS
86
Cat. : MALTESE
88
Anatomical band. : TENDON
89
Pier. : JETTY
90
River through Brandenburg. : SPREE
91
United Nations specialty. : DEBATE
93
___ iron. : SCRAP
95
Fishing nets. : SEINES
99
Key parts. : BITS
101
Certain streets. : ROWS
103
Out-___ (outdo in violence). : HEROD
105
Downright. : PLUMP
106
French silver crown. : ECU
107
Endure. : PERSIST
109
Listless: Colloq. : MOONY
111
Red Chinese dictator. : MAO
112
Swahili or Zulu. : BANTU
114
Unqualified. : SHEER
115
State: Abbr. : OKLA
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I came: Lat. : VENI
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Embellished with rhetoric. : ORNATE
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Yes man. : AGREER
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Abundant. : LIBERAL
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Harbor: Span. : PUERTO
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Extra job in movie making. : RETAKE
125
Conduct aircraft in flight. : AVIGATE
126
Destroys. : SLAYS
127
Famous park in Vienna. : PRATER
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Lavish entertainer. : REGALER
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Italian city. : CREMONA
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Russian Ambassador to U.S. : ZARUBIN
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Idolizing. : ADORING
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Jeopardy. : RISK
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Bao ___. : DAI
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___ time (formerly). : ATONE
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Doña's relative. : SENORA
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Language. : SPANISH
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Blunder. : ERR
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Imaginary realm. : WONDERLAND
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Word on air letters. : AVION
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Appears again. : RECURS
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Coerces. : DRAGOONS
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Noun suffix. : ISE
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See 37 Across. : DUNCE
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Port of Guam. : APRA
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Humorous poem of 1870 (with "The"). : HEATHENCHINEE
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Flavoring syrup. : ORGEAT
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Shoulders of paved roads. : BERMS
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"Meanwhile, back at the ___ . . . " : RANCH
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Native dance. : HULA
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County in North Ireland. : TYRONE
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Clan symbol. : TOTEM
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Observation. : NOTE
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Name on a green stamp. : EIRE
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Timbers. : JOISTS
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TV star. : ARNAZ
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Be admitted. : ENTER
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Yellow bugles. : IVAS
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Minds. : CARES
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Safety zones in British streets. : ISLETS
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Layers of flooring. : TILERS
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Moon goddess. : SELENE
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Chunk. : GOBBET
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Word in Minnesota's motto. : ETOILE
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One way across the Hudson. : HOLLANDTUNNEL
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Luck. : CHANCE
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Afflict. : TRY
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Very much. : FAR
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Nice person: Colloq. : TRUMP
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Leaves out. : ELIDES
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Bird sounds. : HOOTS
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Dries up. : SEARS
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Brahmin. : SNOB
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One kind of entertainment. : DUTCHTREAT
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Friend of Snow White. : SLEEPY
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Lake in Finland. : ENARE
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Type of fire. : PYRE
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European linden. : TEIL
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Musical instrument. : JEWSHARP
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Halloween apparition. : SPOOK
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Rocky hills. : TORS
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Soldier in charge of certain weapons. : ARMORER
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Arabic or Roman. : NUMERAL
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Come forth. : EMANATE
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Plunderer. : SPOILER
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Relative of rock 'n' roll. : BEBOP
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Legendary airman. : ICARUS
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Blockader. : SIEGER
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Sand ___, a sea urchin. : DOLLAR
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Anything soft and pliable. : PUTTY
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Modern Syriac script. : SERTA
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Simple. : NAIVE
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Village near Dublin. : TARA
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Brightest star in Lyra. : VEGA
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Aurora. : EOS
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Also: Arch. : EKE
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Mr. ___. : BIG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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