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VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, July 24, 1949

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
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 389
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1. Advanced student. : SCHOLAR
8. He solved the riddle of the Sphinx. : OEDIPUS
15. Latest people admitted to United Nations. : ISRAELI
22. "___ in Europe." : CRUSADE
23. Purplish-red. : CARMINE
24. Nonelectrical particle, size of a proton. : NEUTRON
25. Strongest influence in China today. : RUSSIAN
26. ___ Creek, Colorado. : CRIPPLE
27. Layers of plywood. : VENEERS
28. Instinctive energy sources in the unconscious. : IDS
29. Bobbin. : SPOOL
31. Alive. : BREATHING
33. 102. : CII
34. ___ Kampf. : MEIN
36. Companion of the Apostle Paul. : TITUS
38. Cut with acid. : ETCHED
39. Surfeited. : SATED
41. Make earnest appeal. : PLEAD
43. T. Roosevelt's were rough. : RIDERS
45. Uncanny. : EERIE
47. 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
66. Comforter. : SOLACER
70. Miss Curie. : EVE
71. One of Ezio Pinza's professions. : ACTOR
73. Type of shoe. : LOAFER
75. Bring into harmony again. : RETUNE
76. Character in "Little Men." : DEMI
78. Canadian Indian. : HURON
80. Stage settings. : SCENES
82. Vine: Latin. : VITIS
83. State of rigid censorship and secrecy, coined by Churchill, 1946. : IRONCURTAIN
86. His cross is on the British flag. : SAINTGEORGE
88. ___ aequat effectum. : CAUSA
89. He had fifty daughters. : NEREUS
91. What Charles Kullman is. : TENOR
92. California plant with dense masses of blue flowers. : NAMA
93. Related through the father. : AGNATE
95. ___ nisi. : DECREE
97. Apollo had an oracle here. : DELOS
99. Coarse sacking made of jute. : TAT
100. Erudition. : LETTERS
102. Perceive. : DESCRY
104. Maturity. : RIPENESS
106. Enraged. : IRATE
108. Of a watery nature. : SEROUS
110. Small rodent of Chile. : DEGU
111. Queen Wilhelmina's mother. : EMMA
114. Mine truck. : TRAM
116. Sober. : SEDATE
118. Dressed in one's best. : DOLLED
122. Adroit. : NEAT
123. External. : OUTER
125. Doctrines. : TENETS
127. Moist earth. : SLIME
128. Screens used in batting practice. : CAGES
130. Home of League of Nations. : GENEVA
132. Ejects. : SPUES
134. Leave out. : OMIT
135. Actress Sheridan. : ANN
136. What most birds are. : MIGRATORS
139. Picture of the mourning Virgin Mary. : PIETA
141. I. : ONE
142. Breakwater. : SEAWALL
144. Protozoan with hairlike processes. : CILIATE
146. Money equivalent of injuries sustained. : DAMAGES
148. Girl's name. : ESTELLE
149. Hirer. : ENGAGER
150. One of the electrodes in a vacuum tube. : ELEMENT
151. Rendered inflexible. : STEELED
152. Old Greek coins. : STATERS
153. Stops. : DESISTS
1. Stints. : SCRIMPS
2. Tactlessly. : CRUDELY
3. Ill-behaved girls. : HUSSIES
4. "Wild Bill" Donovan's outfit. : OSS
5. Most beautiful woman of Corinth. : LAIS
6. Adjust. : ADAPT
7. French impressionist painter (1841–1919). : RENOIR
8. Stops up. : OCCLUDES
9. Sensitivity to correctness of musical sounds. : EAR
10. Give out little by little. : DRIB
11. Personal managers of concert artists. : IMPRESARIOS
12. Slender tube for transferring fluids. : PIPET
13. Loosen. : UNLACE
14. Was in a state of agitation : SEETHED
15. Offensively discriminating. : INVIDIOUS
16. Viewed. : SEEN
17. Spokes. : RUNGS
18. Vengeful daughter of Zeus. : ATE
19. Constructor. : ERECTOR
20. Seaport in Brittany. : LORIENT
21. Alimentary canal: Colloq. : INSIDES
30. Auricular. : OTIC
32. Salome's stepfather. : HEROD
35. Where Durban is. : NATAL
37. Small line used to finish off a stroke of a letter. : SERIF
40. ___ of the Magi. : ADORATION
42. Girl's name. : DELIA
44. Splendid. : REGAL
46. Faulty play on the diamond. : ERROR
49. Henry Pu-yi's race. : MANCHU
51. Well-known poem by Amy Lowell. : LILACS
55. Yield. : RETURN
57. Frustrate. : DEFEAT
59. Student: Fr. : ELEVE
60. ___ Corps, wearers of the caduceus. : MEDICAL
61. Typical. : AVERAGE
62. Fresh horse. : REMOUNT
63. Graded. : SORTED
65. Disavowed. : DENIED
67. Below standard price. : CUTRATE
68. Stock in trade of the Sphinx. : ENIGMAS
69. Reinstalls. : RESEATS
72. Made a noise like thunder. : ROARED
74. President of Second Austrian Republic. : RENNER
77. Incapable of being satisfied. : INSATIATE
79. Relatives. : NIECES
81. Impassive. : STOLID
84. Provide food. : CATER
85. Members of the ANC. : NURSES
87. Searched blindly. : GROPED
90. Trygve Lie heads this section of United Nations. : SECRETARIAT
94. She plays a lyre. : ERATO
96. Eat. : ERODE
98. Utah's state flowers. : SEGOS
101. Made violent efforts. : STRUGGLED
103. Chinese equivalent of 50c pieces. : YUANS
105. Game in which player undertakes not to take a trick. : NULLO
107. Consumer. : EATER
109. Dancers: Slang. : STEPPERS
111. Encloses. : ENCASES
112. Most shabby. : MEANEST
113. VIP. : MAGNATE
115. Threatens. : MENACES
117. Small case. : ETUI
119. City in central France, famed for its porcelain. : LIMOGES
120. Distinguished. : EMINENT
121. Loathes. : DETESTS
124. Apply fresh color to. : RETINT
126. Placed in a tennis tournament, as a ranking player. : SEEDED
129. ___ arms. : SMALL
131. It flows from the Valdai Hills to the Caspian. : VOLGA
133. Trite. : STALE
137. That: Latin. : ILLE
138. Garden plant with scarlet flowers. : SAGE
140. Where Iowa State College is. : AMES
143. ___ Willie Winkie. : WEE
145. What Alaska is: Abbr. : TER
147. Friend. : AMI

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

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