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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 Down
1. 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
116. I came: Lat. : VENI
117. Embellished with rhetoric. : ORNATE
119. Yes man. : AGREER
121. Abundant. : LIBERAL
123. Harbor: Span. : PUERTO
124. Extra job in movie making. : RETAKE
125. Conduct aircraft in flight. : AVIGATE
126. Destroys. : SLAYS
127. Famous park in Vienna. : PRATER
128. Lavish entertainer. : REGALER
1. Italian city. : CREMONA
2. Russian Ambassador to U.S. : ZARUBIN
3. Idolizing. : ADORING
4. Jeopardy. : RISK
5. Bao ___. : DAI
6. ___ time (formerly). : ATONE
7. Doña's relative. : SENORA
8. Language. : SPANISH
9. Blunder. : ERR
10. Imaginary realm. : WONDERLAND
11. Word on air letters. : AVION
12. Appears again. : RECURS
13. Coerces. : DRAGOONS
14. Noun suffix. : ISE
15. See 37 Across. : DUNCE
16. Port of Guam. : APRA
17. Humorous poem of 1870 (with "The"). : HEATHENCHINEE
18. Flavoring syrup. : ORGEAT
22. Shoulders of paved roads. : BERMS
28. "Meanwhile, back at the ___ . . . " : RANCH
30. Native dance. : HULA
33. County in North Ireland. : TYRONE
35. Clan symbol. : TOTEM
38. Observation. : NOTE
40. Name on a green stamp. : EIRE
42. Timbers. : JOISTS
44. TV star. : ARNAZ
46. Be admitted. : ENTER
48. Yellow bugles. : IVAS
50. Minds. : CARES
52. Safety zones in British streets. : ISLETS
54. Layers of flooring. : TILERS
55. Moon goddess. : SELENE
56. Chunk. : GOBBET
57. Word in Minnesota's motto. : ETOILE
58. One way across the Hudson. : HOLLANDTUNNEL
59. Luck. : CHANCE
63. Afflict. : TRY
65. Very much. : FAR
66. Nice person: Colloq. : TRUMP
69. Leaves out. : ELIDES
71. Bird sounds. : HOOTS
73. Dries up. : SEARS
76. Brahmin. : SNOB
78. One kind of entertainment. : DUTCHTREAT
80. Friend of Snow White. : SLEEPY
83. Lake in Finland. : ENARE
85. Type of fire. : PYRE
87. European linden. : TEIL
89. Musical instrument. : JEWSHARP
90. Halloween apparition. : SPOOK
92. Rocky hills. : TORS
94. Soldier in charge of certain weapons. : ARMORER
96. Arabic or Roman. : NUMERAL
97. Come forth. : EMANATE
98. Plunderer. : SPOILER
99. Relative of rock 'n' roll. : BEBOP
100. Legendary airman. : ICARUS
102. Blockader. : SIEGER
104. Sand ___, a sea urchin. : DOLLAR
107. Anything soft and pliable. : PUTTY
108. Modern Syriac script. : SERTA
110. Simple. : NAIVE
113. Village near Dublin. : TARA
116. Brightest star in Lyra. : VEGA
118. Aurora. : EOS
120. Also: Arch. : EKE
122. 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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