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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
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Mrs. Vining's pupil. : AKIHITO
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Gertrude Stein's Alice. : TOKLAS
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Judy from Jacksonville. : CANOVA
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Shaped like a pine tree. : CONICAL
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Industrial city in N. W. Spain. : OVIEDO
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Gothic arches. : OGIVES
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Leather works. : TANNERY
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Incarnadine. : REDDEN
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Longshoremen. : LADERS
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___ d'Yeu, Petain's prison. : ILE
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Dark and dull. : SOMBER
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Place in the headlines, July 16, 1945. : ALAMOGORDO
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Far-reaching. : VAST
33
TV and radio subject. : SPORTS
35
Greek letters. : ETAS
36
Capek's famous robot play. : RUR
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Ancient chariot. : ESSED
39
President in Santiago. : IBANEZ
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Besides. : ALSO
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Man's nickname. : ART
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His daughter turned to gold. : MIDAS
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Elizabethan oath. : EGAD
48
Plants of the pea family. : LUPINES
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Piebald. : DAPPLED
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Hudson River town near Kingston. : ESOPUS
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Part of an orrery. : SUN
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Cowpokes' ropes. : REATAS
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Horsemanship exercises. : PASSADES
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Household necessity. : STOVE
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Winner of first Kentucky Derby, 1875. : ARISTIDES
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Years. : TEENS
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Eisenhower's birthstone. : OPAL
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French resort in the Pyrenees. : PAU
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Rubs out. : ERASES
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Fly. : AVIATE
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Apiece, in tennis. : ALL
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Feminine suffix. : ETTE
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Adversary. : ENEMY
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French girl's name. : ANGELIQUE
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Movies. : REELS
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Dancing: Colloq. : STEPPING
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More hazy. : VAGUER
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Kin of C.Q.D. : SOS
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Where Dessau is. : ANHALT
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Bridegroom-to-be in the Senate. : KENNEDY
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Phillies' pitcher. : ROBERTS
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Hero of Rossini opera. : TELL
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Zoo attraction. : PANDA
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Unclose. : OPE
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Apices. : TIPS
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Give. : RENDER
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Vamoose! : SCRAM
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Lady Peel. : BEA
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Renown: Italian. : FAMA
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Rye grass. : DARNEL
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"Bravo!" of the ancients. : EUGE
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Propagating by cions. : ENGRAFTING
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Weights in France. : TONNES
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High peak. : TOR
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Narrate. : RELATE
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"The Devils of ___."—Aldous Huxley. : LOUDUN
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Guess: Colloq. : IMAGINE
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Rhineland city: Fr. : TREVES
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Village near Toledo. : ELMORE
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City in Mexico. : NOGALES
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Concur. : ASSENT
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Family member. : SISTER
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Meter of "I am monarch of all I survey." : ANAPEST
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Working. : ACTIVE
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Bearlike animals with pouches. : KOALAS
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Landscape painter (1825–94). : INNESS
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Hebrew measure. : HIN
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Sherbets. : ICES
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Elephant's ears. : TAROS
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To be held in Australia, 1956. : OLYMPIAD
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Patricia McCormick's profession. : TORERA
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Obviousness. : OVERTNESS
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Boxer Gavilan. : KID
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Mother of Helen of Troy. : LEDA
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Girl's name. : ADELE
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"Waldstein," for instance. : SONATA
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One of the ancient Seven Wonders. : COLOSSUS
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Amalekite king. : AGAG
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Nest: Italian. : NIDO
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Spread swiftly throughout. : OVERRAN
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Greenness. : VERDURE
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Selects. : ASSORTS
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Fishing line floats. : BOBS
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Shaded walk. : MALL
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Induces. : TEMPTS
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Utah's lilies. : SEGOS
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Enlarge upon. : DILATE
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Movie role for Marlon Brando. : ZAPATA
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Magnum ___. : OPUS
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Inclination. : DESIRE
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George Sand's husband's name. : DUDEVANT
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Preposition. : INTO
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Eisenhower's Air Force aide and personal pilot. : DRAPER
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Oxygenate. : AERATE
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Utah Indian. : PAIUTE
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Act of pacifying. : EASEMENT
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Understanding. : SEEING
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Money in Spain. : PESETA
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Jagged part. : SNAG
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Dark. : OPAQUE
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Esteemed. : VALUED
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First name of whodunit author. : ELLERY
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Tobin and Topping. : DANS
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Man's name. : STEVEN
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Make a flush joint: Carp. : SYPHER
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Zoo dwellers. : ELANDS
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If not. : ELSE
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First name of pianist who became Premier. : IGNACE
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Kind. : SORT
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Lost color. : PALED
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Churlishness. : ILLNATURE
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Most difficult. : STIFFEST
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Name in a Tolstoy title. : KARENINA
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Musical by Jerome Kern. : ROBERTA
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Kitchen gadgets. : OPENERS
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Long-eared hounds. : BEAGLES
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Tiff. : SPAT
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Milton Eisenhower's State College. : PENN
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Song title. : SMILES
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Monotonist. : DRONER
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Dark-red mineral. : RUTILE
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Field days of ancient Greeks. : AGONES
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Barest. : MEREST
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Lizard. : ANOLI
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Indians' pitcher. : LEMON
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Enthuse over. : RAVE
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Solar disk. : ATEN
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Trees. : GUMS
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Norse goddess. : SAGA
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Dowry. : DOT
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Hiatus. : GAP

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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