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VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, July 24, 1949

81-Down : Impassive.

Author:
Alice Cook
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.82, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 612 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 196, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 43
Alice H. Cook has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 389
Across
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Advanced student. : SCHOLAR
8
He solved the riddle of the Sphinx. : OEDIPUS
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Latest people admitted to United Nations. : ISRAELI
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"___ in Europe." : CRUSADE
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Purplish-red. : CARMINE
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Nonelectrical particle, size of a proton. : NEUTRON
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Strongest influence in China today. : RUSSIAN
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___ Creek, Colorado. : CRIPPLE
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Layers of plywood. : VENEERS
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Instinctive energy sources in the unconscious. : IDS
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Bobbin. : SPOOL
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Alive. : BREATHING
33
102. : CII
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___ Kampf. : MEIN
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Companion of the Apostle Paul. : TITUS
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Cut with acid. : ETCHED
39
Surfeited. : SATED
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Make earnest appeal. : PLEAD
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T. Roosevelt's were rough. : RIDERS
45
Uncanny. : EERIE
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Cooked. : DONE
48
Universe. : SYSTEM
50
Farina. : CEREAL
52
Means of access. : DOOR
53
Food fragments. : ORTS
54
Wing-shaped. : ALAR
56
___ Undset, Nobel prize winner, 1928. : SIGRID
58
Famous painter, engraver and woodcut artist. : DURER
60
Two-strand cords used by sailors for seizing. : MARLINES
64
Became weaker. : FAILED
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Comforter. : SOLACER
70
Miss Curie. : EVE
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One of Ezio Pinza's professions. : ACTOR
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Type of shoe. : LOAFER
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Bring into harmony again. : RETUNE
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Character in "Little Men." : DEMI
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Canadian Indian. : HURON
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Stage settings. : SCENES
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Vine: Latin. : VITIS
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State of rigid censorship and secrecy, coined by Churchill, 1946. : IRONCURTAIN
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His cross is on the British flag. : SAINTGEORGE
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___ aequat effectum. : CAUSA
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He had fifty daughters. : NEREUS
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What Charles Kullman is. : TENOR
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California plant with dense masses of blue flowers. : NAMA
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Related through the father. : AGNATE
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___ nisi. : DECREE
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Apollo had an oracle here. : DELOS
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Coarse sacking made of jute. : TAT
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Erudition. : LETTERS
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Perceive. : DESCRY
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Maturity. : RIPENESS
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Enraged. : IRATE
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Of a watery nature. : SEROUS
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Small rodent of Chile. : DEGU
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Queen Wilhelmina's mother. : EMMA
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Mine truck. : TRAM
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Sober. : SEDATE
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Dressed in one's best. : DOLLED
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Adroit. : NEAT
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External. : OUTER
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Doctrines. : TENETS
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Moist earth. : SLIME
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Screens used in batting practice. : CAGES
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Home of League of Nations. : GENEVA
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Ejects. : SPUES
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Leave out. : OMIT
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Actress Sheridan. : ANN
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What most birds are. : MIGRATORS
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Picture of the mourning Virgin Mary. : PIETA
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I. : ONE
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Breakwater. : SEAWALL
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Protozoan with hairlike processes. : CILIATE
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Money equivalent of injuries sustained. : DAMAGES
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Girl's name. : ESTELLE
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Hirer. : ENGAGER
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One of the electrodes in a vacuum tube. : ELEMENT
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Rendered inflexible. : STEELED
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Old Greek coins. : STATERS
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Stops. : DESISTS
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Stints. : SCRIMPS
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Tactlessly. : CRUDELY
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Ill-behaved girls. : HUSSIES
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"Wild Bill" Donovan's outfit. : OSS
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Most beautiful woman of Corinth. : LAIS
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Adjust. : ADAPT
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French impressionist painter (1841-1919). : RENOIR
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Stops up. : OCCLUDES
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Sensitivity to correctness of musical sounds. : EAR
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Give out little by little. : DRIB
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Personal managers of concert artists. : IMPRESARIOS
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Slender tube for transferring fluids. : PIPET
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Loosen. : UNLACE
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Was in a state of agitation : SEETHED
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Offensively discriminating. : INVIDIOUS
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Viewed. : SEEN
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Spokes. : RUNGS
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Vengeful daughter of Zeus. : ATE
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Constructor. : ERECTOR
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Seaport in Brittany. : LORIENT
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Alimentary canal: Colloq. : INSIDES
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Auricular. : OTIC
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Salome's stepfather. : HEROD
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Where Durban is. : NATAL
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Small line used to finish off a stroke of a letter. : SERIF
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___ of the Magi. : ADORATION
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Girl's name. : DELIA
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Splendid. : REGAL
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Faulty play on the diamond. : ERROR
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Henry Pu-yi's race. : MANCHU
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Well-known poem by Amy Lowell. : LILACS
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Yield. : RETURN
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Frustrate. : DEFEAT
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Student: Fr. : ELEVE
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___ Corps, wearers of the caduceus. : MEDICAL
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Typical. : AVERAGE
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Fresh horse. : REMOUNT
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Graded. : SORTED
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Disavowed. : DENIED
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Below standard price. : CUTRATE
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Stock in trade of the Sphinx. : ENIGMAS
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Reinstalls. : RESEATS
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Made a noise like thunder. : ROARED
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President of Second Austrian Republic. : RENNER
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Incapable of being satisfied. : INSATIATE
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Relatives. : NIECES
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Impassive. : STOLID
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Provide food. : CATER
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Members of the ANC. : NURSES
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Searched blindly. : GROPED
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Trygve Lie heads this section of United Nations. : SECRETARIAT
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She plays a lyre. : ERATO
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Eat. : ERODE
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Utah's state flowers. : SEGOS
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Made violent efforts. : STRUGGLED
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Chinese equivalent of 50c pieces. : YUANS
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Game in which player undertakes not to take a trick. : NULLO
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Consumer. : EATER
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Dancers: Slang. : STEPPERS
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Encloses. : ENCASES
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Most shabby. : MEANEST
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VIP. : MAGNATE
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Threatens. : MENACES
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Small case. : ETUI
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City in central France, famed for its porcelain. : LIMOGES
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Distinguished. : EMINENT
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Loathes. : DETESTS
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Apply fresh color to. : RETINT
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Placed in a tennis tournament, as a ranking player. : SEEDED
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___ arms. : SMALL
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It flows from the Valdai Hills to the Caspian. : VOLGA
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Trite. : STALE
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That: Latin. : ILLE
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Garden plant with scarlet flowers. : SAGE
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Where Iowa State College is. : AMES
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___ Willie Winkie. : WEE
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What Alaska is: Abbr. : TER
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Friend. : AMI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 35 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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