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VERY IMPORTANT PERSONS

New York Times, Sunday, June 7, 1959

Author:
Charles C. Allen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Charles C. Allen has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,614
Across
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What Lupin and Dupin do. : DETECT
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Limited. : SCANT
12
Latin toast. : PROSIT
18
Biblical language. : ARAMAIC
20
Freight ship. : COALER
21
Dwell. : RESIDE
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Discoverer of sunspots, 1610. : GALILEOGALILEI
24
Posthumus' bride. : IMOGEN
25
Dagger. : DIRK
26
Chaplet. : ROSARY
27
Attendant. : PAGE
29
Suffix in holiday names. : MAS
30
Title of respect. : MISS
31
Pioneer in astronomy, c. 1530. : COPERNICUS
33
Secondary: Comb. form. : DEUTO
35
"___ the door . . . " : IAM
36
Birthplace of Goliath. : GATH
37
Checks in growth. : NIPS
38
___ sanctum. : INNER
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Below ___ (in the kitchen). : STAIRS
41
Employ. : ENGAGE
45
Adamantine. : HARD
46
Past or pluperfect. : TENSE
47
___ Boru. : BRIAN
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Court official. : BAILIFF
51
A thousand ages. : AEON
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Pioneer in systematic botany, c. 1750. : LINNAEUS
56
Algonquin. : CREE
58
Any living thing. : ORGANISM
62
Emanations. : AURAS
63
Biblical verb. : DOEST
64
Proust. : MARCEL
65
He writes the film version. : ADAPTER
68
Waste. : REFUSE
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Rectify. : AMEND
70
Big Dipper's neighbor. : DRACO
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Odysseus' comrade in arms. : DIOMEDES
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Vogue. : RAGE
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Experimenter in electricity, c. 1750. : FRANKLIN
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Nostradamus. : SEER
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Economical. : LOWCOST
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Unsuited. : INAPT
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Chic. : SMART
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Numbered roads: Abbr. : RTES
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Countenance. : VISAGE
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"Duke" of Los Angeles. : SNIDER
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Spanish man's name. : RAMON
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Bestow abundantly. : RAIN
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Indian. : ERIE
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Common name in Denmark. : OLE
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Incident. : EVENT
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Pioneer in physics, c. 250 B.C. : ARCHIMEDES
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Ancient Syria. : ARAM
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People. : MEN
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Stated item: Abbr. : SPEC
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Having wings. : ALATED
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Negative verbal contraction. : ISNT
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Make beloved. : ENDEAR
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20th cen. pioneer in mathematical theory. : ALBERTEINSTEIN
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Rules of single combat. : DUELLO
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Have ___ (be unaware). : NOIDEA
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Merit. : DESERVE
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Sang out. : YELLED
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Entr'___. : ACTES
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English county. : DORSET
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Famous first name in Sweden. : DAG
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Beam forth. : ERADIATE
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Charm. : TALISMAN
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Asian nobles. : EMIRS
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Stop up (cracks). : CALK
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Dead heat. : TIE
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___ City, Heliopolis. : SOLAR
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Landmark of stones. : CAIRN
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Uniting by treaty. : ALLYING
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Cause to stumble. : TRIPUP
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Betsey ___, Sairey Gamp's friend. : PRIG
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Designating some school reading. : REMEDIAL
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Bear: Span. : OSO
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20th cen. pioneer in study of the mind. : SIGMUNDFREUD
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From mental conceptions. : IDEATE
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Muscle. : TENSOR
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Barbizon painter. : COROT
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Situation. : CASE
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Ground squirrel. : GOPHER
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Burro. : ASS
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Vapor. : MIST
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En tout ___ (at all events): Fr. : CAS
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French business group: Abbr. : CIE
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First to bombard uranium, 1942. : ENRICOFERMI
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Came forth in verdure. : GREENED
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Discoverer of a law of physics, 1685. : ISAACNEWTON
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Naught. : NIL
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Light hearted: Fr. : GAI
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Middies' city. : ANNAPOLIS
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Pronoun. : HIS
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Battalions: Abbr. : BNS
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Noted historian. : BEARD
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From: Ger. : AUS
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Heraldic band. : FESSE
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Painting. : OIL
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Hardware item. : NUT
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Exist. : ARE
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Seasons in Paris. : ETES
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Eastern name. : OMAR
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Rope halter: Span. : RAMAL
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Discoverer in field of heredity, c. 1865. : GREGORMENDEL
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French revolutionary. : MARAT
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Territory. : DEMESNE
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City of N. Palestine. : DAN
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___ emma (A. M.). : ACK
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Fish eggs. : ROE
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Ph. D.'s. : DRS
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Believer in: Suffix. : IST
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Offices for international affairs: Abbr. : FOS
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Once ___ lifetime. : INA
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Pony. : NAG
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One ___ (shopper's opportunity). : CENTSALE
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River in the Carolinas. : PEEDEE
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Decorators. : ADORNERS
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Kinsman. : RELATIVE
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Vocal effect: Mus. abbr. : TREM
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The Old ___. : VIC
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Occupy. : INHABIT
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Member of the family. : SIS
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Patent medicine. : REMEDY
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Thoroughfare. : AVENUE
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Little Rachel. : RAE
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Secrets. : ARCANA
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Fixed over. : REDID
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___ France. : ILEDE
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Equines. : MARES
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Variant of Nettie. : ETTA
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Michaelmas daisy. : ASTER
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Jab. : PROD
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"This ___ sudden!" : ISSO
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Old measure. : ELL
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___ cit. (in the place cited): Lat. abbr. : LOC
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Old Uncle ___. : NED
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Fabric. : NET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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