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Marjorie Pedersen
Marjorie Pedersen

IMPORTANT PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, May 4, 1975

Author:
Marjorie Pedersen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 688 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Marjorie Pedersen has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 100-Down as in original but should have had an acute accent over the e in "Torme."

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W
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D
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Y
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E
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L
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C
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A
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L
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C
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,395
Across
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Tartan patterns : SETTS
6
Spanish ladies : DAMAS
11
Duties: Abbr. : OBLS
15
Square peg in a round hole : MISFIT
21
Mary A. Evans : ELIOT
22
Boot land : ITALY
23
Mideast country : IRAN
24
Moroccan port : ARCILA
25
Stephen Foster line : WEEPNOMOREMYLADY
28
Holed up, as an animal : LAIRED
29
Taj Mahal site : AGRA
30
Bolivian river : BENI
31
Cabinet member: Abbr. : SECY
32
Most-recent styles : LATESTS
33
Member of a family pride : LIONET
35
Captivate : ENAMOR
38
Campus figure : STUDENT
40
Insect often told to fly home : LADYBUG
42
Eve's second : ABEL
43
"___ hands make light . . . " : MANY
44
Clique : CLAN
47
Play parts: Abbr. : SCS
48
Govt. news agency : USIA
50
A White House hostess : LADYBIRD
53
Pipe or officer : PEACE
54
Ready-built : PREFAB
56
Lorelei, for one : TEMPTRESS
58
Joanne of films : DRU
59
Part of a play : ACTI
62
Attracts : LURES
64
Tough wood : ASH
65
___ the valley : LILYOF
67
Street hockey : SHINNY
69
Nobel physicist : RABI
72
Dispatch boat : AVISO
74
Bell-like sounds : TINKS
75
"___ or the Tiger?" : THELADY
78
Arthurian wife : ENID
79
Roman 57 : LVII
83
Words for a famed bank : OLDLADYOFTHREADNEEDLEST
87
Bonheur : ROSA
88
Ethiopian weight : OKET
89
Holy terror : TIGRESS
90
Laundry cycle : RINSE
91
Blots : DRIES
93
Opposed, in old West : AGIN
94
Plant wall : SEPTUM
95
Broadway chronicler : RUNYON
98
"___ a Camera" : IAM
101
Trinket : BIJOU
104
Simple sugars : OSES
105
Miss Claire : INA
106
Saint ___ (Jan. 20) : AGNESSEVE
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Hamburger sauce : CATSUP
113
Senegal port : DAKAR
115
Scheherazade for one : ARABLADY
117
Aim : GOAL
118
Kiln : OST
121
Plaintiff : SUER
122
Figure-skater's concern : FORM
123
Virginia ___ : REEL
125
Nasal twang : SNUFFLE
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"Never had a ___ nice" : DREAMSO
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Clam's relative : MUSSEL
131
Queasiness : NAUSEA
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Fort in Georgia : PULASKI
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Minn. athlete : TWIN
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Miss Bayes : NORA
138
Summers, in Paris : ETES
139
Forward, in Rome : AVANTI
140
Merlin's mistress : THELADYOFTHELAKE
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Book for Bob Cratchit : LEDGER
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Fume : REEK
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___ blanche : CARTE
147
Norse sea god : AEGIR
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Cake parts : LAYERS
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Boats : ARKS
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Game : CHESS
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Waste allowances : TRETS
Down
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Salem witch judge and family : SEWALLS
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Plaintive verse : ELEGIAC
3
Auto steering bars : TIERODS
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___ bet (take on the field) : TOPANY
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R.R. depot : STN
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Old novel price : DIME
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Expiate : ATONE
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Home base for a yacht : MARINA
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Brew : ALE
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Orchestra: Abbr : SYM
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Tanker : OILER
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Bric-a-___ : BRAC
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Natal city : LADYSMITH
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Ship-plank's curve : SNY
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Ailment : MALADY
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Incensed : IRATE
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Kind of fiction : SCIENCE
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Eve or Betty : FIRSTLADY
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Small island: Var. : ILET
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Young ones : TADS
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Bluntly : OBTUSELY
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Tristan's love: Var. : YSOLDE
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Norway canton : LUNDE
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Ivory, in old Rome : EBUR
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Grammar case: Abbr. : ABL
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Lamb or ham : MEAT
39
Popular 1918 novel : TARR
41
Honshu city : GIFU
45
Height: Prefix : ACRO
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Paris's Pont-___ : NEUF
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Swiss river : AAR
51
Miss Sumac : YMA
52
Chess pieces: Abbr. : BPS
53
Greek letters : PSIS
54
Bar order : PINKLADY
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Deprived : BEREFT
57
Maneuver for Kelly : SLIDE
59
Mary of films : ASTOR
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Moth genus : CHILO
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Ignites, in England : TINDS
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Peter or water : SALT
66
Good ship : LOLLIPOP
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Sea-trade org. : NSA
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Thai money : BAHT
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Calif. town : IDRIA
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Raggedy and Cape : ANNS
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Strives : VIES
75
Small child : TYKE
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Does weeding : HOES
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Safecracker : YEGG
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Ideal : EDENIC
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Coat slits : VENTS
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Publish : ISSUE
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Particulars : ITEMS
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Action : DOING
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What Adam gave up for Eve : ARIB
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Church degree : DRE
92
Loud laugh : ROAR
94
Foster girl : SUSANNAH
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Relieves of : RIDS
96
Sloth : UNAU
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Meadow saffron : NAKEDLADY
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"What ___ to do?" (parent's lament) : ISAMOTHER
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Fire retarder: Abbr. : ASB
100
Singer Torme : MEL
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Spree : JAG
103
Siouans : OTOS
107
Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
108
Strays : ERRS
109
Hindu god : VARUNA
110
Greek group of W.W. II : EDES
112
Hawaiian fish : ULUA
114
Prepare : ARRANGE
116
Kind of man : YES
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Stars ___ and screen : OFSTAGE
119
Crafty: Scot. : SLEEKIT
120
Ones who nag : TEASERS
122
Dervishes : FAKIRS
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Miss Ulric : LENORE
126
Fire tender : FUELER
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Chem. unit : ESTER
129
Does a farm chore : MILKS
130
Author Norah : LOFTS
132
___ Mall : PALL
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Eye part : UVEA
135
Year segment : WEEK
137
Ways: Abbr. : RTES
140
Pewter coin : TRA
141
Roman 700 : DCC
142
Cry of contempt : YAH
143
Dine : EAT

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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