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VERY IMPORTANT PERSONS

New York Times, Sunday, July 26, 1953

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 63, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { J W X }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,498
Across Down
1. Mrs. Vining's pupil. : AKIHITO
8. Gertrude Stein's Alice. : TOKLAS
14. Judy from Jacksonville. : CANOVA
20. Shaped like a pine tree. : CONICAL
21. Industrial city in N. W. Spain. : OVIEDO
22. Gothic arches. : OGIVES
23. Leather works. : TANNERY
24. Incarnadine. : REDDEN
25. Longshoremen. : LADERS
26. ___ d'Yeu, Petain's prison. : ILE
27. Dark and dull. : SOMBER
29. Place in the headlines, July 16, 1945. : ALAMOGORDO
31. Far-reaching. : VAST
33. TV and radio subject. : SPORTS
35. Greek letters. : ETAS
36. Capek's famous robot play. : RUR
37. Ancient chariot. : ESSED
39. President in Santiago. : IBANEZ
41. Besides. : ALSO
43. Man's nickname. : ART
44. His daughter turned to gold. : MIDAS
46. Elizabethan oath. : EGAD
48. Plants of the pea family. : LUPINES
50. Piebald. : DAPPLED
53. Hudson River town near Kingston. : ESOPUS
55. Part of an orrery. : SUN
56. Cowpokes' ropes. : REATAS
57. Horsemanship exercises. : PASSADES
59. Household necessity. : STOVE
63. Winner of first Kentucky Derby, 1875. : ARISTIDES
65. Years. : TEENS
67. Eisenhower's birthstone. : OPAL
68. French resort in the Pyrenees. : PAU
69. Rubs out. : ERASES
71. Fly. : AVIATE
73. Apiece, in tennis. : ALL
74. Feminine suffix. : ETTE
76. Adversary. : ENEMY
77. French girl's name. : ANGELIQUE
79. Movies. : REELS
81. Dancing: Colloq. : STEPPING
84. More hazy. : VAGUER
85. Kin of C.Q.D. : SOS
87. Where Dessau is. : ANHALT
88. Bridegroom-to-be in the Senate. : KENNEDY
89. Phillies' pitcher. : ROBERTS
93. Hero of Rossini opera. : TELL
94. Zoo attraction. : PANDA
95. Unclose. : OPE
96. Apices. : TIPS
98. Give. : RENDER
100. Vamoose! : SCRAM
104. Lady Peel. : BEA
105. Renown: Italian. : FAMA
107. Rye grass. : DARNEL
109. "Bravo!" of the ancients. : EUGE
110. Propagating by cions. : ENGRAFTING
114. Weights in France. : TONNES
116. High peak. : TOR
117. Narrate. : RELATE
118. "The Devils of ___."—Aldous Huxley. : LOUDUN
120. Guess: Colloq. : IMAGINE
122. Rhineland city: Fr. : TREVES
123. Village near Toledo. : ELMORE
124. City in Mexico. : NOGALES
125. Concur. : ASSENT
126. Family member. : SISTER
127. Meter of "I am monarch of all I survey." : ANAPEST
1. Working. : ACTIVE
2. Bearlike animals with pouches. : KOALAS
3. Landscape painter (1825–94). : INNESS
4. Hebrew measure. : HIN
5. Sherbets. : ICES
6. Elephant's ears. : TAROS
7. To be held in Australia, 1956. : OLYMPIAD
8. Patricia McCormick's profession. : TORERA
9. Obviousness. : OVERTNESS
10. Boxer Gavilan. : KID
11. Mother of Helen of Troy. : LEDA
12. Girl's name. : ADELE
13. "Waldstein," for instance. : SONATA
14. One of the ancient Seven Wonders. : COLOSSUS
15. Amalekite king. : AGAG
16. Nest: Italian. : NIDO
17. Spread swiftly throughout. : OVERRAN
18. Greenness. : VERDURE
19. Selects. : ASSORTS
28. Fishing line floats. : BOBS
30. Shaded walk. : MALL
32. Induces. : TEMPTS
34. Utah's lilies. : SEGOS
38. Enlarge upon. : DILATE
40. Movie role for Marlon Brando. : ZAPATA
42. Magnum ___. : OPUS
45. Inclination. : DESIRE
47. George Sand's husband's name. : DUDEVANT
49. Preposition. : INTO
50. Eisenhower's Air Force aide and personal pilot. : DRAPER
51. Oxygenate. : AERATE
52. Utah Indian. : PAIUTE
53. Act of pacifying. : EASEMENT
54. Understanding. : SEEING
57. Money in Spain. : PESETA
58. Jagged part. : SNAG
60. Dark. : OPAQUE
61. Esteemed. : VALUED
62. First name of whodunit author. : ELLERY
64. Tobin and Topping. : DANS
66. Man's name. : STEVEN
70. Make a flush joint: Carp. : SYPHER
72. Zoo dwellers. : ELANDS
75. If not. : ELSE
78. First name of pianist who became Premier. : IGNACE
80. Kind. : SORT
82. Lost color. : PALED
83. Churlishness. : ILLNATURE
86. Most difficult. : STIFFEST
88. Name in a Tolstoy title. : KARENINA
89. Musical by Jerome Kern. : ROBERTA
90. Kitchen gadgets. : OPENERS
91. Long-eared hounds. : BEAGLES
92. Tiff. : SPAT
94. Milton Eisenhower's State College. : PENN
97. Song title. : SMILES
99. Monotonist. : DRONER
101. Dark-red mineral. : RUTILE
102. Field days of ancient Greeks. : AGONES
103. Barest. : MEREST
106. Lizard. : ANOLI
108. Indians' pitcher. : LEMON
111. Enthuse over. : RAVE
112. Solar disk. : ATEN
113. Trees. : GUMS
115. Norse goddess. : SAGA
119. Dowry. : DOT
121. Hiatus. : GAP

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