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VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, February 18, 1951

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.75, Missing: { F Q }, Scrabble score: 679 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 188, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 50 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 609
Across
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Author of "Jean Christophe." : ROLLAND
8
Flemish painter, pupil of Franz Hals. : BROUWER
15
English composer of church music. : STAINER
22
Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. : OCEANIA
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Composer of "William Tell." : ROSSINI
24
He succeeded Holmes on the Supreme Court. : CARDOZO
25
Seizing suddenly. : NABBING
26
French dramatist (1794–1854). : ANCELOT
27
Dwellers. : INMATES
28
Small Malay pewter coin. : TRA
29
Apocryphal. : LEGENDARY
31
Settle a debt. : REPAY
33
Eisenhower. : IKE
34
Cotton machines. : GINS
36
Dispatchers. : SENDERS
37
Elsie ___, former stage star. : JANIS
38
"Let George ___." : DOIT
39
Father of Methuselah. : ENOCH
41
Units of film. : REELS
42
Slogan. : MOTTO
43
Deviser of intelligence tests. : BINET
44
Dwarfish. : NANOID
46
___ de veau. : RIS
47
"He gave a voice to ten silent centuries." : DANTE
48
The "fuller's herb": Var. : TEASLE
49
Scotsman's "duds." : TROGGS
51
Term of endearment. : PET
52
Author of "1984." : ORWELL
54
Alexander Selkirk was one. : CASTAWAY
57
Mutineer. : REBEL
59
Slender running stems. : SARMENTA
63
Philippine insurgent. : HUK
64
Hebrew M. : MEM
65
Division of the Roman Senate. : DECURIA
67
Food retailers. : GROCERS
68
Parched. : ARID
70
The "r" in r.p.m. : REVOLUTIONS
73
County and town in N. Ireland. : ANTRIM
74
Rent again. : RELET
76
Pacific coast shrub. : SALAL
77
Any negative ion. : ANION
79
County of N. Y. : TIOGA
80
Lounged. : LOLLED
82
England's type of government. : SOCIALISTIC
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Yokel. : CLOD
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Of a school of Greek philosophers. : ELEATIC
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Become aware. : REALIZE
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Lincoln Park TV spot. : ZOO
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Girl's name. : INA
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Handbags. : SATCHELS
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Religious sectarian of Syria. : DRUSE
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Egocentrics. : NARCISSI
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Early viols. : REBECS
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Ideology. : ISM
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Moods. : HUMORS
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The "blues," in grandma's day. : VAPORS
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The "Springtime of Life." : YOUTH
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Ooze. : MUD
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Bed canopy. : TESTER
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Turkish regiments. : ALAIS
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Site of famous Benedictine abbey, France. : CLUNY
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Unkempt, as a dog. : MANGY
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Effluvia. : AURAE
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Harpo ___. : MARX
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Lithuanians. : BALTS
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Well-mannered. : GENTEEL
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Ornamental band. : SASH
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Bizarre. : ODD
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Ancient weight. : GERAH
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Rain-catching area. : WATERSHED
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Philip Murray's organization. : CIO
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Order of dragonflies. : ODONATA
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Forbode. : PRESAGE
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Unconsumed. : UNEATEN
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Of the ancient Chinese. : SINAEAN
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Charges with gas. : AERATES
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Put in proper order. : DISPOSE
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Catch in toils. : ENSNARE
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Tinyness. : WEENESS
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Extra leaves in a book. : INSERTS
Down
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Discoverer of X-rays. : RONTGEN
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Musical "potato." : OCARINA
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Dr. Malik's country. : LEBANON
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Where Goose Bay is: Abbr. : LAB
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Indigo dye. : ANIL
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Teams. : NINES
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Sign in printing. : DAGGER
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Noted American liberal jurist (1856–1941). : BRANDEIS
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Verses of 14 lines. : RONDELS
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Hollywood trophies. : OSCARS
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Utilizers. : USERS
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Foxy. : WILY
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Wine: Comb. form; var. : ENO
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Portrait: Ital. : RITRATTO
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He defeated Hannibal at Zama, 202 B.C. : SCIPIO
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Sumatran squirrel-shrews. : TANAS
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Frank Pace's concern. : ARMY
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Mrs. Cantor. : IDA
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Department store section. : NOTIONS
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He saw the cherubim. : EZEKIEL
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Flowerlike ornament. : ROSETTE
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The "E" in A. E. C. : ENERGY
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Matriculates. : ENTERS
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Senator Lucas. : SCOTT
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Man's name. : JON
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Art of logical discussion. : DIALECTIC
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Ex-Senator Bingham. : HIRAM
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Doctrine that self-interest is first law of life. : MATERIALISM
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He built the New York subway (1853–1924). : BELMONT
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Natural gift. : DOWER
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Première. : DEBUT
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Roman earth goddess. : TERRA
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Seven-up, pedro, pam, etc. : GAMES
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Idiosyncrasy. : PECULIARITY
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Witty fellow. : WAG
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Mr. Wilson, Defense Mobilizer. : CHARLES
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Mystical circlet of light. : AUREOLA
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Cooking utensil. : SKILLET
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Refastened. : RELACED
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Treat like a V. I. P. : LIONIZE
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Orange flower oils. : NEROLIS
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Three-sided figures. : TRIGONS
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Hebrew arch-demon: Milton. : ASMADAI
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Sorrow. : DOLOR
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Aromatic seed. : ANISE
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Painter who led French Romantic school (1799–1863). : DELACROIX
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Duct: Anat. : VAS
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Obstinate: Dial. : SOT
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Leashes. : TETHERS
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The ___ of Hyderabad. : NIZAM
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African jackals. : DIEBS
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Israelites' camp: Num. xxxiii, 13. : ALUSH
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Fontainebleau painter (1796–1875). : COROT
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Noun-diminutive suffix. : CLE
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Sheath around petiole base: Bot. : OCREA
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Rock opposite the whirlpool Charybdis. : SCYLLA
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Pokes gently. : NUDGES
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Site of Darius' defeat by Alexander, 333 B.C. : ISSUS
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Warren Spahn is one. : SOUTHPAW
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Diana's vocation. : HUNTRESS
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"Scram!" in the 20's. : VAMOOSE
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He owned a lamp and a ring. : ALADDIN
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Amnesties. : PARDONS
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Us: German. : UNS
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Equestrian schools. : MANEGES
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Farm machine. : TRACTOR
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Least difficult. : EASIEST
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Sharpens again. : REHONES
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Chemical hydrocarbon. : CARANE
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Indian meal-grinding stone. : METATE
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Violinist Menuhin. : YEHUDI
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Cover with viscous substance. : BETAR
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Town in Marinduque Island, P. I. : GASAN
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Former Bolshevik leader. : LENIN
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Earth goddess sprung from Chaos. : GAEA
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Existed. : WERE
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Heap: Scot. : DESS
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Girl's nickname. : NAN
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Arikara. : REE
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Symbol of Hanuman; Hindu myth. : APE

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 36 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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