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VERY IMPORTANT PERSONS

New York Times, Sunday, May 8, 1955

Author: Alice Cook
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 585 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Alice H. Cook has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,140
Across Down
1. Melodeon. : ORGAN
6. Difficulty. : SNAG
10. Unloads. : DUMPS
15. Scottish author. : LANG
19. Hero of boys' books. : ROLLO
20. Comic animal. : POGO
21. Dark. : UNLIT
22. A continent: Abbr. : AMER
23. Region of the world. : EQUATORIALAFRICA
26. Notation. : MEMO
27. Self: Comb. form. : AUT
28. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
29. Relative of a piccolo. : FIFE
30. Bright star in Scorpio. : ANTARES
32. War vessel. : DESTROYER
35. Imbues. : DYES
37. She sewed for the poor. : DORCAS
38. Hastens. : HIES
39. Best of its kind. : ACE
41. A hospital site in 23 Across. : LAMBARENE
43. Yellow pigments. : OCHRES
46. Glacier-worn side of a rock. : STOSS
48. He plays Hopalong. : BOYD
49. Swings around. : SLUES
50. "Good Earth" heroine. : OLAN
51. Refrain syllables. : LALAS
53. Move along smoothly. : SPIN
57. About. : SOME
58. Where the fight is thickest. : FRONTLINES
60. Share. : STAKE
61. Political group. : ADA
62. Butterine. : OLEO
63. Canadian Cape. : RACE
64. Adjusted. : GEARED
65. Group of outstanding men and women. : NOBELPRIZEWINNERS
70. Valued. : PRICED
72. N. Y. Senator. : IVES
73. Island west of Sumatra. : NIAS
74. Faulty. : ILL
77. Improbably: Colloq. : FISHY
78. Stoppage. : ARRESTMENT
81. Sound of contempt. : PFUI
82. Dormitory furniture. : COTS
83. Snoopy one. : PRIER
84. Engage. : HIRE
85. Chatter. : CLACK
86. Touch. : FEEL
87. Luke or John. : SAINT
89. Deep gulch. : COULEE
90. Beethoven's Sixth. : PASTORALE
95. Compass point. : NNE
96. Jack-in-the-pulpit. : ARUM
97. Oldtime warning. : ALARUM
98. Time of the year. : YULE
100. Means of travel in 23 Across. : RIVERBOAT
105. Season of rejoicing. : JUBILEE
107. Lost. : GONE
109. An American among 65 Across. : MOTT
110. Actor in "Waterfront." : OMA
111. Star in Draconis. : ADIB
112. Member of 65 Across. : ALBERTSCHWEITZER
116. Part of the handwriting on the wall. : MENE
117. Lake in Ethiopia. : TSANA
118. Pronoun. : THEE
119. What a circle has. : NOEND
120. Beverages. : ALES
121. Corroded. : EATEN
122. Unfeeling. : HARD
123. Frivolous. : GIDDY
1. Echo. : OREAD
2. Kind of croquet. : ROQUE
3. Satiates. : GLUTS
4. Seed wing. : ALA
5. Affidavit takers. : NOTARIES
6. Flower arrangements. : SPRAYS
7. Racket. : NOISE
8. Moslem title. : AGA
9. Jones' forte. : GOLF
10. Famous chaplain. : DUFFY
11. Unwind. : UNREEL
12. 904 years ago. : MLI
13. Size of type. : PICA
14. Stanch supporters. : STANDBYS
15. Actress from Vienna. : LAMARR
16. Punish by a fine. : AMERCE
17. ___ lion slain by Hercules. : NEMEAN
18. ___ Pointe, Detroit suburb. : GROSSE
24. Wood winds. : OBOES
25. Assistants. : AIDES
31. Hopper. : TOAD
33. The Fates. : THREE
34. Palm stem: Var. : RATAN
36. Black. : SABLE
40. Ingenious managers. : CONTRIVERS
42. Ancestors of the ostrich. : MOAS
43. Peak of Greece. : OSSA
44. Lump of turf. : CLOD
45. Classical scholar. : HUMANIST
46. Amundsen's vessel. : SLOOP
47. What a microtome does. : SLICESTHIN
50. Russian city. : OREL
52. In a different form. : ANEW
53. The sun. : STAR
54. Wagner opera. : PARSIFAL
55. D. D. E. : IKE
56. TV reporter Calmer. : NED
58. Shunned. : FLED
59. Takes it easy. : LAZES
60. Observes. : SEES
62. Mind. : OBEY
64. Insect. : GNAT
66. Name on Times' masthead. : OCHS
67. To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
68. Supine. : INERT
69. The Muses. : NINE
70. Army man. : PFC
71. ___ de la Plata. : RIO
75. Ambassadress. : LUCE
76. Enjoy. : LIKE
78. Region. : AREA
79. Having many streams. : RILLY
80. Clementine's father. : MINER
81. Vertical. : PLUMB
83. Diffuses. : PERMEATE
85. Emulating John Alden. : COURTING
86. Entangle, as an anchor. : FOUL
88. About. : ANENT
89. Candia. : CRETE
90. On Broadway, this is a game. : PAJAMA
91. Chemical apparatus. : ALUDEL
92. Texas-Louisiana river. : SABINE
93. The Indians and others. : TRIBES
94. Oregon city. : EUGENE
96. Asserted. : AVOWED
99. Navigator's aid. : LORAN
101. "She's my Annie, ___ Joe." : IMHER
102. Percolated. : OOZED
103. Improve. : AMEND
104. Dilatory. : TARDY
106. Gottfried's sister. : ELSA
108. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : ESTH
113. Wink the eye. : BAT
114. Mandarin tea. : CHA
115. Thou: Fr. : TOI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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