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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
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,614
Across
1. What Lupin and Dupin do. : DETECT
7. Limited. : SCANT
12. Latin toast. : PROSIT
18. Biblical language. : ARAMAIC
20. Freight ship. : COALER
21. Dwell. : RESIDE
22. 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
39. Below ___ (in the kitchen). : STAIRS
41. Employ. : ENGAGE
45. Adamantine. : HARD
46. Past or pluperfect. : TENSE
47. ___ Boru. : BRIAN
48. Court official. : BAILIFF
51. A thousand ages. : AEON
53. 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
69. Rectify. : AMEND
70. Big Dipper's neighbor. : DRACO
71. Odysseus' comrade in arms. : DIOMEDES
73. Vogue. : RAGE
74. Experimenter in electricity, c. 1750. : FRANKLIN
77. Nostradamus. : SEER
78. Economical. : LOWCOST
80. Unsuited. : INAPT
82. Chic. : SMART
86. Numbered roads: Abbr. : RTES
87. Countenance. : VISAGE
89. "Duke" of Los Angeles. : SNIDER
90. Spanish man's name. : RAMON
92. Bestow abundantly. : RAIN
94. Indian. : ERIE
96. Common name in Denmark. : OLE
97. Incident. : EVENT
98. Pioneer in physics, c. 250 B.C. : ARCHIMEDES
102. Ancient Syria. : ARAM
103. People. : MEN
104. Stated item: Abbr. : SPEC
106. Having wings. : ALATED
107. Negative verbal contraction. : ISNT
108. Make beloved. : ENDEAR
110. 20th cen. pioneer in mathematical theory. : ALBERTEINSTEIN
114. Rules of single combat. : DUELLO
115. Have ___ (be unaware). : NOIDEA
116. Merit. : DESERVE
117. Sang out. : YELLED
118. Entr'___. : ACTES
119. English county. : DORSET
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1. Famous first name in Sweden. : DAG
2. Beam forth. : ERADIATE
3. Charm. : TALISMAN
4. Asian nobles. : EMIRS
5. Stop up (cracks). : CALK
6. Dead heat. : TIE
7. ___ City, Heliopolis. : SOLAR
8. Landmark of stones. : CAIRN
9. Uniting by treaty. : ALLYING
10. Born: Fr. : NEE
11. Cause to stumble. : TRIPUP
12. Betsey ___, Sairey Gamp's friend. : PRIG
13. Designating some school reading. : REMEDIAL
14. Bear: Span. : OSO
15. 20th cen. pioneer in study of the mind. : SIGMUNDFREUD
16. From mental conceptions. : IDEATE
17. Muscle. : TENSOR
19. Barbizon painter. : COROT
20. Situation. : CASE
23. Ground squirrel. : GOPHER
28. Burro. : ASS
30. Vapor. : MIST
31. En tout ___ (at all events): Fr. : CAS
32. French business group: Abbr. : CIE
34. First to bombard uranium, 1942. : ENRICOFERMI
36. Came forth in verdure. : GREENED
40. Discoverer of a law of physics, 1685. : ISAACNEWTON
42. Naught. : NIL
43. Light hearted: Fr. : GAI
44. Middies' city. : ANNAPOLIS
45. Pronoun. : HIS
47. Battalions: Abbr. : BNS
48. Noted historian. : BEARD
49. From: Ger. : AUS
50. Heraldic band. : FESSE
52. Painting. : OIL
54. Hardware item. : NUT
55. Exist. : ARE
57. Seasons in Paris. : ETES
58. Eastern name. : OMAR
59. Rope halter: Span. : RAMAL
60. Discoverer in field of heredity, c. 1865. : GREGORMENDEL
61. French revolutionary. : MARAT
63. Territory. : DEMESNE
66. City of N. Palestine. : DAN
67. ___ emma (A. M.). : ACK
68. Fish eggs. : ROE
70. Ph. D.'s. : DRS
72. Believer in: Suffix. : IST
74. Offices for international affairs: Abbr. : FOS
75. Once ___ lifetime. : INA
76. Pony. : NAG
79. One ___ (shopper's opportunity). : CENTSALE
81. River in the Carolinas. : PEEDEE
83. Decorators. : ADORNERS
84. Kinsman. : RELATIVE
85. Vocal effect: Mus. abbr. : TREM
87. The Old ___. : VIC
88. Occupy. : INHABIT
89. Member of the family. : SIS
90. Patent medicine. : REMEDY
91. Thoroughfare. : AVENUE
92. Little Rachel. : RAE
93. Secrets. : ARCANA
95. Fixed over. : REDID
99. ___ France. : ILEDE
100. Equines. : MARES
101. Variant of Nettie. : ETTA
102. Michaelmas daisy. : ASTER
105. Jab. : PROD
107. "This ___ sudden!" : ISSO
109. Old measure. : ELL
111. ___ cit. (in the place cited): Lat. abbr. : LOC
112. Old Uncle ___. : NED
113. Fabric. : NET

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