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VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, July 27, 1952

Author: Jules Arensberg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 646 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 33 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 41-Across clue had "across"; changed to "Across."
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,134
Across Down
1. Noted Italian physicist. : ROSSI
6. Tributary of the Seine. : EURE
10. Inclined to one side. : ALIST
15. Horror-struck. : AGHAST
21. Real-life character in Melville novel. : ETHANALLEN
23. March. : MONTH
24. Camper's shelter. : LEANTO
25. Perennial play. : DIAMONDLIL
26. Ring: Fr. : BAGUE
27. G.I. jewelry. : DOGTAG
28. National League umpire. : GORE
29. Either of two great pitchers. : DEAN
30. He wrote "Christ in Concrete." : DIDONATO
32. ___ Osata, ballet dancer. : SONO
33. Invite. : ASK
34. Molly of TV. : BERG
35. Choral composition. : MOTET
36. Right. : TRUE
38. French pronoun. : ILS
39. Harass. : PESTER
41. It's lacking in 116 Across. : EYELID
43. Capital of Queensland. : BRISBANE
45. Handle. : ANSA
47. Poll-taker's first name. : ELMO
48. Hand-painted accessories. : TIES
49. Conforms in action. : OBEYS
51. He's a Republican. : STASSEN
54. Lincoln's Secy. of War. : STANTON
56. Tattle. : SNITCH
57. Coal carriers. : HODS
58. Canadian river. : NELSON
60. Important oil port. : ABADAN
63. Fancy case. : ETUI
64. Substances like curare. : INEES
66. River dam. : WEIR
67. Highly imaginative. : POETICAL
69. Epistles: Abbr. : EPP
70. Resembling a pillar. : STELAR
72. National Guard H.Q. : ARMORY
74. Lost sheep. : ESTRAY
76. Hobo's state. : HOMELESS
78. Convey beyond jurisdiction. : ELOIN
80. Royal home in Scotland. : BALMORAL
84. Burmese highwayman. : DACOIT
86. St. Laurent's country. : CANADA
88. Apple-growing center in Washington. : YAKIMA
89. Shocking. : SAD
92. Tropical house wreckers. : TORNADOS
94. Thomas Wolfe character. : GANT
96. Lethargic sleep. : SOPOR
97. Miss Munson and others. : ONAS
99. Have misgivings. : REGRET
100. Symbol of the idle rich. : LAPDOG
102. Farmer's pride. : HERD
103. Still on the shelves. : UNSOLD
105. Fretful. : PETTISH
107. Family vehicles. : GOCARTS
109. Product of India. : PEKOE
110. A button. : KNOP
112. Impetuosity. : ELAN
113. Bridge bid. : SLAM
114. Indonesian citizen. : BATAVIAN
116. Racers. : SNAKES
118. Road covering. : GRAVEL
122. Bobby's twin. : COP
123. ___ du tout. : RIEN
124. Drama by Shelley (with "The"). : CENCI
125. Relative of the ankus. : PROD
127. Chemical suffix. : INE
128. Chowchow. : OLIO
130. Superimposes. : OVERLAYS
132. Haphazard mixture. : RIOT
133. Spotlights. : ARCS
134. Plexiform. : RETIAL
136. Lizette Reese's famous sonnet. : TEARS
137. Mrs. John Rolfe. : POCAHONTAS
139. Long, narrow lake in Africa. : NYASSA
140. Clay for making melting pots. : TASCO
141. Mecca of music lovers. : OPERAHOUSE
142. Except. : UNLESS
143. Ruhr city. : ESSEN
144. Mrs. Dick Tracy. : TESS
145. Curl the lip. : SNEER
1. Where Ruggles discovered America. : REDGAP
2. Fainéant. : OTIOSE
3. Unusually able people: slang. : SHARKS
4. Ibid. : SAME
5. Sister of Semele. : INO
6. Shrub. : ELDER
7. Loss of wine by evaporation. : ULLAGE
8. Part of a bridle. : REIN
9. Type of soldier: Abbr. : ENL
10. Caesar's downfall. : AMBITION
11. Weighed down. : LOADED
12. Raw material for coinage. : INGOT
13. Bedazzle. : STUN
14. Could be the Jones Beach Marine Stadium. : THEATRE
15. Mr. Huxley. : ALDOUS
16. Man's name: Abbr. : GEO
17. Broomstick riders. : HAGS
18. Balzac heroine. : ANTOINETTE
19. The Red Wings won it. : STANLEYCUP
20. Regions of the Gold Coast. : TOGOS
22. Danny Kaye's coming role. : ANDERSEN
30. Woman's cloak. : DOLMAN
31. Mr. Speaker. : TRIS
34. Hogan and Hur. : BENS
35. "The Velvet Fog." : MELTORME
37. Atrous. : EBON
40. Put forth inflorescence. : TASSELED
42. Proper reply before saluting. : YESSIR
43. Growing in pairs. : BINATE
44. Hero of a famous play. : ABIE
46. Once more. : ANEW
48. Soliloquy start. : TOBE
50. The United States, for instance. : SHIP
51. Prolonged hissing. : SHISH
52. Friend of the Lone Ranger. : TONTO
53. Revoke legally. : ADEEM
55. Chinese provincial official. : TAOYIN
56. Ill-natured. : SNARLY
59. Renting. : LEASING
61. Muster out. : DISBAND
62. Judicial proceedings. : ACTA
65. Ritual prayer, said facing Mecca. : SALAT
67. Outriggers. : PROAS
68. Users of prayer wheels. : LAMAS
71. Highest degree attained. : RECORD
73. Famous singer of "Mother Machree." : OLCOTT
75. Scene of great earthquake, 1923. : YOKOHAMA
77. Irritated. : SORE
79. Rebuilt Kyushu port. : NAGASAKI
81. Approaching maturity. : RIPER
82. Dejected. : AMORT
83. Flatters. : LARDS
85. Florida game fish. : TARPON
87. Miss Du Maurier. : DAPHNE
89. Mulligatawny. : SOUP
90. Mother of Queen Elizabeth. : ANNEBOLEYN
91. Engels completed it. : DASKAPITAL
93. Abstruse. : DEEP
95. Summer clothes. : TOGS
98. Part of the grime wave. : SOOT
100. Symbols of New Hampshire. : LILACS
101. Place outside Jerusalem. : GOLGOTHA
104. He wrote "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat." : LEAR
106. He wrote "The May Queen." : TENNYSON
108. Slaughter, for instance. : CARD
110. Cathedral city of Russia. : KIEV
111. Miss Fabray. : NANETTE
115. Pansies. : VIOLAS
116. Sieve: Rare. : SEARCE
117. Gifts of the Magi. : SPICES
119. "Assume a ___, if you have it not." : VIRTUE
120. Put in a box. : ENCASE
121. Smaller. : LESSER
122. Horn. : CORNU
124. ___ book. : CLASS
126. Zoo noises. : ROARS
129. Compiègne's river. : OISE
131. Cartoonist Irwin and others. : REAS
132. Cheap cigar. : ROPE
133. Author of "The Little Brown Jug." : ANON
135. Buridan's ___, a man of indecision. : ASS
137. Lobster ___. : POT
138. Exclaims. : OHS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 27 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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