It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge for best results.

IMPORTANT PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, June 30, 1974

Author:
Nancy W. Atkinson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 639 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Nancy W. Atkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
P
2
A
3
T
4
O
5
N
6
T
7
R
8
U
9
D
10
E
11
A
12
U
13
A
14
I
15
R
16
G
17
A
18
S
19
P
20
A
H
L
A
V
I
21
P
O
N
I
A
R
D
22
S
23
S
L
E
E
V
E
24
A
M
I
T
I
E
S
25
S
E
L
A
S
S
I
E
26
W
A
R
I
E
R
27
L
I
L
28
R
A
29
F
30
A
N
E
31
T
32
R
A
33
A
S
N
O
34
M
E
I
35
R
36
T
A
N
A
37
K
38
A
C
A
S
39
T
40
R
O
A
N
41
D
C
H
O
U
42
P
A
I
N
43
C
O
K
E
S
44
H
O
N
G
45
R
E
A
R
S
46
S
47
C
A
M
P
48
U
E
L
E
49
J
U
T
50
A
I
S
51
C
O
N
S
T
52
A
N
T
I
N
53
E
54
A
N
D
O
55
L
56
A
V
V
57
P
58
O
59
P
60
U
N
D
61
O
S
E
62
E
D
I
E
S
63
F
R
E
E
64
P
O
R
T
65
D
A
R
66
E
L
S
67
A
68
S
69
H
R
H
70
P
S
I
71
L
A
D
E
S
72
O
N
A
73
S
74
O
C
R
E
75
A
76
P
R
77
O
A
78
B
E
R
G
79
T
I
T
80
O
P
O
M
P
I
81
D
O
U
A
N
82
D
83
M
A
R
C
O
84
S
85
N
O
P
E
86
I
D
I
C
87
S
T
O
A
T
88
A
R
E
89
S
90
V
91
O
I
L
E
92
A
93
N
A
94
A
K
95
A
96
S
E
R
E
97
S
98
N
R
A
99
E
M
E
E
R
100
A
T
E
101
A
L
E
C
102
S
103
Y
A
P
104
Y
E
G
105
T
O
R
106
E
L
I
Z
107
A
B
E
T
H
A
108
N
109
D
J
U
L
110
I
A
N
A
111
E
T
E
112
B
E
D
113
T
A
R
O
114
I
N
N
E
S
115
A
116
M
117
E
N
T
118
I
119
C
O
N
120
A
121
M
I
N
O
122
S
T
A
D
123
G
U
S
T
A
124
V
B
A
U
D
125
O
U
I
N
A
N
126
D
H
A
S
S
127
A
128
N
129
E
S
T
E
130
E
A
R
131
V
B
S
132
E
E
E
133
A
N
O
134
N
E
A
R
135
E
R
136
R
137
E
138
L
E
A
S
139
E
140
S
141
B
R
142
A
143
N
D
T
S
144
D
U
T
I
E
S
145
S
T
A
R
D
U
S
T
146
A
P
P
E
A
S
E
147
A
M
E
N
R
A
148
A
T
T
E
S
T
S
149
R
A
B
A
T
© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,087
Across
1
Novelist Alan : PATON
6
Ex–Prime Minister : TRUDEAU
13
Combustible mixture : AIRGAS
19
Shah of Iran : PAHLAVI
21
Daggers : PONIARDS
23
Record cover : SLEEVE
24
Friendships : AMITIES
25
Emperor : SELASSIE
26
More suspicious : WARIER
27
___ Abner : LIL
28
Brit. fliers : RAF
30
Donkey: Fr. : ANE
31
___-la : TRA
33
___ other : ASNO
34
Premiers during 1974 : MEIRTANAKACASTROANDCHOU
42
Anguish : PAIN
43
Fuel products : COKES
44
___ Kong : HONG
45
Brings up : REARS
46
Rascal : SCAMP
48
Congo river : UELE
49
Kind of jaw : JUT
50
Sloths : AIS
51
Kings : CONSTANTINEANDOLAVV
57
Art style : POP
60
German conjunction : UND
61
Simple sugar : OSE
62
Adams et al. : EDIES
63
Foreign-trade zone : FREEPORT
65
Women's org. : DAR
66
Lanchester et al. : ELSAS
69
Royal initials : HRH
70
Greek letter : PSI
71
Puts on cargo : LADES
72
Fuegians : ONAS
74
Botanical sheath : OCREA
76
Outrigger : PROA
78
Arctic hazard : BERG
79
Presidents during 1974 : TITOPOMPIDOUANDMARCOS
85
Relative of nix : NOPE
86
Of an ego source : IDIC
87
Ermine : STOAT
88
Son of Zeus : ARES
90
Sheer fabric : VOILE
92
Literary bits : ANA
94
N. Z. vine : AKA
96
Ecological divisions : SERES
98
Depression letters : NRA
99
Arab ruler's domain : EMEERATE
101
Templeton et al. : ALECS
103
Puppy sound : YAP
104
Safecracker: Var. : YEG
105
Crag : TOR
106
Queens : ELIZABETHANDJULIANA
111
French season : ETE
112
Lake bottom : BED
113
Pacific root : TARO
114
Writer Michael : INNES
115
Willow spike : AMENT
118
Representation : ICON
120
Kind of acid : AMINO
122
African village : STAD
123
Kings : GUSTAVBAUDOUINANDHASSAN
129
This, in Spain : ESTE
130
Type of drum : EAR
131
Certain words: Abbr. : VBS
132
Shoe width : EEE
133
Upward: Prefix : ANO
134
Less remote : NEARER
136
Makes public, as a statement : RELEASES
141
Ex-Chancellor and family : BRANDTS
144
Importers' concerns : DUTIES
145
Popular song of the '30's : STARDUST
146
Propitiate : APPEASE
147
Sun god : AMENRA
148
Certifies : ATTESTS
149
Atlantic capital : RABAT
Down
1
Princes : PHILIPANDRAINIER
2
High in pitch : ALT
3
Pacific porgy : TAI
4
Cook ___ open fire : OVERAN
5
Jewish month : NISAN
6
County divisions: Abbr. : TPS
7
Fish delicacy : ROE
8
Loosen : UNLACE
9
Ross and Dors : DIANAS
10
Shifts carefully : EASES
11
___ poetica : ARS
12
Caucasian language : UDI
13
Large dam : ASWAN
14
Pier union: Abbr. : ILA
15
Competes again : RERACES
16
Ginza entertainer : GEISHA
17
Stable officer : AVENOR
18
Thin and watery : SEROUS
19
Glove part : PALM
20
Friend in Sète : AMIE
22
Attack : SETON
29
Aspect : FACET
32
Dustcloth : RAG
35
L. A. team : RAMS
36
Sneak about : TIPTOE
37
Low-caste Indian : KOLI
38
One-seeded fruit : AKENE
39
Dull knocks : THUDS
40
Word with gravure : ROTO
41
One speaking nonsense : DRIVELER
46
Old Italian coin : SCUDO
47
Harvard name : CONANT
48
World culture agency : UNESCO
49
Associate of M. Gandhi : JNEHRU
50
Greeting : AVE
52
Slanting : ASLOPE
53
Old English letter : EDH
54
Sharp downdraft : AIRPOCKET
55
Baseball positions: Abbr. : LFS
56
Onassis : ARI
57
Presidents : PODGORNYANDSADAT
58
Natural product : ORE
59
Parts of qts. : PTS
64
Roman Fate : PARCA
67
Pitching ability : ARM
68
Photo color : SEPIA
70
Slacks : PANTS
73
Fur piece : STOLE
75
Lend a hand : AID
77
Western org. : OAS
78
Flat-bottomed craft : BATEAU
80
Lehar specialty : OPERETTA
81
Rang up : DIALED
82
John ___ : DOE
83
Girl's name : MARYJO
84
Composed : SERENE
89
Forsyte, etc. : SAGAS
90
S.P.C.A. worker : VET
91
Shoulder: Prefix : OMO
92
P. I. native : ATI
93
Pince-___ : NEZ
95
Alas, in Bonn : ACH
97
___ cord of wood : SPLITA
100
Pub offering : ALE
101
Berlin evening : ABEND
102
Glossy : SATIN
107
Ben Adhem : ABOU
108
Zola title : NANA
109
Idler : DRONE
110
___ much as : INAS
111
Participate : ENTERIN
115
Program : AGENDA
116
Locale for oils : MUSEUM
117
Social rank : ESTATE
118
P. I. tree : IBA
119
British fens : CARRS
120
Sunrise song : AUBADE
121
Word for a wife : MISSUS
122
Everest expert : SHERPA
124
Vice ___ : VERSA
125
Manifest : OVERT
126
Exclude : DEBAR
127
Insects : ANTS
128
Cyrano feature : NOSE
135
Poetic word : EER
137
After zeta : ETA
138
Coin of Riga : LAT
139
Boston time : EST
140
Ways: Abbr. : STS
142
Police-call initials : APB
143
Educ. group : NEA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

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

|