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VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, May 11, 1952

Author: Hilda E. Allen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 522 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Hilda E. Allen has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,057
Across Down
1. King who abdicated in 1951. : LEOPOLD
8. Ice-cream dishes. : SPLITS
14. Redemption fee. : RANSOM
20. General Vandenberg. : AVIATOR
21. Popular fictional detective. : POIROT
22. Maugham's new film. : ENCORE
23. Like amber. : YELLOWY
24. City of 134,995 in N. Y. : ALBANY
25. Casual invitiation. : STOPIN
26. Annapolis graduate: Abbr. : ENS
27. Sixtyish. : ELDERLY
29. Thin man's nickname. : SLATS
31. Experienced. : HAD
32. Superabound. : TEEM
34. Strong desires: Sl. : YENS
35. Shaky. : AGUEY
37. ___ qua non. : SINE
38. Discuss. : TREAT
40. Dramatist Coward. : NOEL
42. Major and Minor bears. : URSAS
44. Oldtime prosperity. : WEAL
45. Name of two Apocryphal books. : ESDRAS
47. Infancy. : CRADLE
49. Hero of the Revolution. : HALE
51. A popular haircut. : BUTCH
53. Square measures. : ROODS
55. Follower of fashion. : MODIST
59. Babbitt's job. : REALTOR
62. Selves. : EGOS
63. Artifice: Var. : PRETENCE
65. Well-known Anglican prelate. : INGE
66. Marianas, Marshalls, etc. : MICRONESIA
69. Arrogate. : USURP
70. Actor Johnson. : VAN
71. Pacific site of large U. S. radio station. : SAMOA
72. Start of a toast. : HERES
74. Girl's name. : RAE
75. Remote ancestors. : ATAVI
77. Heretofore: Archaic. : ERSTWHILES
81. Le Moko himself. : PEPE
82. Markedly bookish: Rare. : LITEROSE
84. Eternity. : AEON
85. Steps forward. : STRIDES
87. Where actions occur. : SCENES
88. One of the Philippines. : SAMAR
90. Go quietly. : STEAL
91. Second-hand. : USED
93. Rake over the coals. : BERATE
95. Over-and-over ___. : STITCH
99. Caliber. : BORE
102. England's Upper House. : LORDS
104. Blackstone's subject. : LAWS
106. Entangling. : SNARY
107. Magnum ___. : OPUS
108. Drives out. : ROUTS
110. Subject of experiment by 19 Down. : PEAS
112. Frightful. : GRIM
113. Girl: Colloq. : SIS
114. Sea off Australia. : CORAL
116. Stagnation. : INERTIA
119. Bay State cape. : ANN
120. Discover of Fiji Islands, 1643. : TASMAN
122. Terrapin. : SLIDER
124. Encroach upon. : IMPINGE
126. Being at leisure. : OTIOSE
127. A waist: Fr. : TAILLE
128. Bully. : ROISTER
129. Less wind-blown. : NEATER
130. Policeman's badge. : SHIELD
131. Captivates. : ENAMORS
1. Newcomer's wardrobe. : LAYETTE
2. Doubletrees. : EVENERS
3. Castor bean product. : OILSEED
4. Keep company. : PAL
5. Nebraska county. : OTOE
6. On bended knee. : LOWLY
7. Famous English poet. : DRYDEN
8. Scantier. : SPARSER
9. Head counting. : POLL
10. Country independent since Jan. 1. : LIBYA
11. Man's name. : IRA
12. Shaven. : TONSURED
13. Senator Bridges of N. H. : STYLES
14. Take it easy. : REST
15. Crawlers. : ANTS
16. A sergeant, for instance. : NCO
17. Miss Tucker. : SOPHIE
18. Name for Queen Anne. : ORIANA
19. Discover of a famous "Law." : MENDEL
28. Tennyson hero. : ENOCH
30. Indian nurse. : AYAH
33. Alice of the tennis courts. : MARBLE
36. Artificial sugar. : GULOSE
37. Tage Erlander's people. : SWEDES
39. Not slack. : TAUT
41. Slowly: Music. : LARGO
43. Corresponding. : SAME
46. Ostiole. : STOMA
48. Robert Burns' favorite river. : DOON
50. Decorative flower. : LOTUS
52. Police blotter items. : CRIMES
54. Barker's talk. : SPIEL
56. Hardened. : INURED
57. Predicament. : SCRAPE
58. Tents. : TEPEES
59. Competitors. : RIVALS
60. Related on the mother's side. : ENATIC
61. Related on the father's side. : AGNATE
62. Times. : ERAS
64. Thinnest. : RAREST
67. Apple leftovers. : CORES
68. Part of the leg. : SHIN
71. Sovereigns. : SIRES
73. Man from Chattanooga. : ESTES
76. Jurisdictions of courts. : VENUES
78. Meekest. : TAMEST
79. Last under use. : WEAR
80. By the hour. : HORAL
81. Dock support. : PILING
83. Island in the Baltic: Var. : OSEL
86. Slangy "Bah!" : RATS
89. King who was assassinated in 1951. : ABDULLAH
90. Scene of a chase in "Les Misérables." : SEWER
92. Rebel of 1842. : DORR
94. Pyramidical. : TAPERED
96. Port on Italy's heel. : TARANTO
97. Fawner. : CRINGER
98. Psalm singers. : HYMNERS
99. Gov. Dever's headquarters. : BOSTON
100. Soporific. : OPIATE
101. Slav's land. : RUSSIA
103. Sunday dinner luxuries. : ROASTS
105. Marquand's forte. : SATIRE
109. Move internally. : SIDLE
111. Former Lord Chancellor. : SIMON
114. Senator from S. D. : CASE
115. First in line. : ONER
117. Kit Nubbles served her. : NELL
118. Seaport on Upolu Island. : APIA
121. Witticism. : MOT
123. A trio. : III
125. Doctine. : ISM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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