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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
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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
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Region of the world. : EQUATORIALAFRICA
26
Notation. : MEMO
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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
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Sound of contempt. : PFUI
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Dormitory furniture. : COTS
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Snoopy one. : PRIER
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Engage. : HIRE
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Chatter. : CLACK
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Touch. : FEEL
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Luke or John. : SAINT
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Deep gulch. : COULEE
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Beethoven's Sixth. : PASTORALE
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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
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Season of rejoicing. : JUBILEE
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Lost. : GONE
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An American among 65 Across. : MOTT
110
Actor in "Waterfront." : OMA
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Star in Draconis. : ADIB
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Member of 65 Across. : ALBERTSCHWEITZER
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Part of the handwriting on the wall. : MENE
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Lake in Ethiopia. : TSANA
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Pronoun. : THEE
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What a circle has. : NOEND
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Beverages. : ALES
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Corroded. : EATEN
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Unfeeling. : HARD
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Frivolous. : GIDDY
Down
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Echo. : OREAD
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Kind of croquet. : ROQUE
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Satiates. : GLUTS
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Seed wing. : ALA
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Affidavit takers. : NOTARIES
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Flower arrangements. : SPRAYS
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Racket. : NOISE
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Moslem title. : AGA
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Jones' forte. : GOLF
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Famous chaplain. : DUFFY
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Unwind. : UNREEL
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904 years ago. : MLI
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Size of type. : PICA
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Stanch supporters. : STANDBYS
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Actress from Vienna. : LAMARR
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Punish by a fine. : AMERCE
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___ lion slain by Hercules. : NEMEAN
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___ Pointe, Detroit suburb. : GROSSE
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Wood winds. : OBOES
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Assistants. : AIDES
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Hopper. : TOAD
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The Fates. : THREE
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Palm stem: Var. : RATAN
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Black. : SABLE
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Ingenious managers. : CONTRIVERS
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Ancestors of the ostrich. : MOAS
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Peak of Greece. : OSSA
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Lump of turf. : CLOD
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Classical scholar. : HUMANIST
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Amundsen's vessel. : SLOOP
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What a microtome does. : SLICESTHIN
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Russian city. : OREL
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In a different form. : ANEW
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The sun. : STAR
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Wagner opera. : PARSIFAL
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D. D. E. : IKE
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TV reporter Calmer. : NED
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Shunned. : FLED
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Takes it easy. : LAZES
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Observes. : SEES
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Mind. : OBEY
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Insect. : GNAT
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Name on Times' masthead. : OCHS
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To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
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Supine. : INERT
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The Muses. : NINE
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Army man. : PFC
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___ de la Plata. : RIO
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Ambassadress. : LUCE
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Enjoy. : LIKE
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Region. : AREA
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Having many streams. : RILLY
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Clementine's father. : MINER
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Vertical. : PLUMB
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Diffuses. : PERMEATE
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Emulating John Alden. : COURTING
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Entangle, as an anchor. : FOUL
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About. : ANENT
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Candia. : CRETE
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On Broadway, this is a game. : PAJAMA
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Chemical apparatus. : ALUDEL
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Texas-Louisiana river. : SABINE
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The Indians and others. : TRIBES
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Oregon city. : EUGENE
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Asserted. : AVOWED
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Navigator's aid. : LORAN
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"She's my Annie, ___ Joe." : IMHER
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Percolated. : OOZED
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Improve. : AMEND
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Dilatory. : TARDY
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Gottfried's sister. : ELSA
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : ESTH
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Wink the eye. : BAT
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Mandarin tea. : CHA
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Thou: Fr. : TOI

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

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