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VERY IMPORTANT PERSONS

New York Times, Sunday, July 10, 1955

Author: Jules Arensberg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 659 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 113-Across clue had "Manchausen"; changed to "Munchausen."
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,203
Across Down
1. Municipal. : CIVIC
6. Red China's spokesman. : CHOU
10. Gear for Andrea Lawrence. : SKIS
14. Obfuscate. : BEDIM
19. Authoress Dickens. : MONICA
20. William Allen White. : JOURNALIST
22. See 18 Down. : PERLE
23. Make beloved. : ENDEAR
24. Douglas Dillon. : AMBASSADOR
25. Certain exams. : ORALS
26. Protection. : EGIS
27. Except. : SAVE
29. ___ la guerre. : CEST
30. Box. : LOGE
32. Amen-Ra's mother. : MUT
33. Refrain syllable. : TRA
34. Man on the fence. : STRADDLER
36. Mantilla. : CAPE
37. "When I ___ lad . . . " : WASA
38. Herbert Lehman. : SENATOR
40. Vexes. : IRES
41. Stubborn: Dial. : SOT
42. Decide upon. : ELECT
44. Fragment. : SCRAP
45. The Meuse to Hollanders. : MAAS
46. Whimper. : PULE
47. ___ Nevada. : SIERRA
49. Volcanic outpouring. : ASHES
50. Crew. : GANG
51. Locale of Bridge of San Luis Rey. : PERU
52. Card rookie Boyer. : KEN
53. Adjective suffix. : IAL
54. Acts of neglect. : OMISSIONS
56. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt. : TURFMAN
58. As before. : DITTO
60. Born. : NEE
61. Winds up. : ENDS
62. I. O .U. : DEBT
63. It follows soir. : NUIT
65. River into Black Sea. : RION
66. "Allons, ___ de la patrie." : ENFANTS
68. Cloudy. : DULL
69. Piebald pony. : PINTO
70. Farm division. : ACRE
71. Greek letter. : PSI
72. Nathan Milstein. : VIOLINIST
74. Jeu de mots. : PUN
76. Distribute. : METE
79. Othello and others. : MOORS
81. Mailed. : SENT
82. Greek letter. : UPSILON
86. Wife: Latin. : UXOR
87. City SW of Buffalo. : ERIE
88. Part of Chiang's name. : SHEK
89. Move briskly. : STEP
90. See 75 Down. : APO
91. Sudden burst of effort. : SPASM
93. In a dither. : EXCITED
95. Jean Lafitte. : SEAROBBER
97. Parenthetical sounds. : ERS
98. Lopat and Ford. : EDS
100. Circuit. : TOUR
101. Opulent. : RICH
102. The Kaiser's "Elba." : DOORN
103. Gun dog. : SETTER
105. Creation by Dior. : GOWN
106. Goose. : DOLT
107. Larry of the Yanks. : BERRA
108. Something beclouding. : SMOKE
109. Southern constellation. : ARA
110. Milkmaid's burden. : PAIL
111. Famous British cruiser. : REPULSE
113. Baron Munchausen. : LIAR
114. Sacred bull. : APIS
116. Enrico Fermi. : PHYSICIST
118. ___ wool, glossy yarn. : EIS
119. Blurbs. : ADS
120. J. Edgar Hoover and Fred Wilt. : GMEN
121. "There'll be ___ time . . . " : AHOT
122. Kind of tide. : NEAP
123. Johnson and Heflin. : VANS
124. Iron. : METAL
126. Sir James H. Jeans. : ASTRONOMER
129. Impatient. : ONEDGE
131. Dutch news agency. : ANETA
132. Virgil Partch. : CARTOONIST
133. Soup dish. : TUREEN
134. Instrument for 72 Across. : STRAD
135. Like Swiss cheese. : EYEY
136. Caves in. : SAGS
137. Kay ___, singer. : STARR
1. Long and Short. : CONGRESSMEN
2. Geronimo. : INDIANCHIEF
3. Competes. : VIES
4. City in Peru. : ICA
5. Trolley station. : CARSTOP
6. Hope and Wynn. : COMEDIANS
7. Boston. : HUB
8. Prophetic utterings. : ORACLES
9. Fails to notice. : UNSEES
10. Metal strip. : SLAT
11. Youngster. : KID
12. Place alone. : ISOLATE
13. Sharpen. : STROP
14. Elks. : BPOE
15. Poetic word. : EER
16. Brooks Atkinson. : DRAMACRITIC
17. Rockwell Kent. : ILLUSTRATOR
18. Famous Truman appointee. : MESTA
19. Gatherings. : MEETS
20. Kind of coffee. : JAVA
21. Soviet member: Abbr. : ASSR
28. Timetable abbreviation. : ARR
31. Graylags. : GEESE
34. G. O. P.'s Harold and family. : STASSENS
35. Large, heavy coach. : DRAG
36. F. P. A. : COLUMNIST
37. Tiny. : WEE
39. Olympian. : ARES
41. Sea. : SURF
43. Barnum's find. : LIND
45. Furnishes with a crew. : MANS
46. Forward. : PERT
48. Single-handed. : ALONE
49. Top quality. : AONE
50. Odin and Thor. : GODS
51. Bennett Cerf. : PUBLISHER
52. Make Argyles. : KNIT
55. Eventually. : INTIME
56. Gessler's adversary, 1291. : TELL
57. Polly, to Tom Sawyer. : AUNT
59. Pahlevi and Entezam. : IRANI
62. Pairs. : DUOS
64. Role for Leo Carroll. : TOPPER
67. Mimics. : APERS
68. Kazan and Hitchcock. : DIRECTORS
69. Flower. : PINK
72. Voice: Fr. : VOIX
73. Lack. : NEED
75. Arthur Summerfield heads it. : USPODEPT
76. Helicon dwellers. : MUSES
77. H. S. T. : EXPRESIDENT
78. George Jessel. : TOASTMASTER
80. Raw matrials. : ORES
82. J. Bracken Lee's state. : UTAH
83. G. A. W. man. : LABORLEADER
84. Robert Merrill. : OPERASINGER
85. Teutonic goddess. : NORN
88. Flabbergast. : STUN
89. Part: Abbr. : SECT
92. Actor Donald. : MEEK
94. Hickenlooper's state. : IOWA
95. Inanity. : SILLINESS
96. Brian ___, Irish hero. : BORU
99. Build castles in the air. : DREAM
101. Louis and Charles. : ROIS
104. Pinnacle. : TOR
105. Deny. : GAINSAY
106. Floridian beach. : DAYTONA
107. Spatters completely. : BESPOTS
110. Record players, for short. : PHONOS
111. Inlet. : RIA
112. To eat: Ger. : ESSEN
113. Oriental priests. : LAMAS
115. River in Canada. : PEACE
116. Exclamation of contempt. : PHOO
117. Document: Abbr. : CERT
120. Happy. : GLAD
121. Showy. : ARTY
123. ___ Cruz, Brazil. : VERA
125. One ___ time. : ATA
127. Town: Cornish prefix. : TRE
128. Marble. : MIG
130. Cashew. : NUT

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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