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VERY IMPORTANT PERSONS

New York Times, Sunday, July 29, 1956

Author: William S. Lewis Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 586 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 18-Across clue had comma after "Essays"; removed it.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,588
Across Down
1. Steam engine inventor. : WATT
5. Lull. : SLACK
10. Fastener. : HASP
14. Star of the animal kingdom. : MINK
18. "Essays of ___." : ELIA
19. Has-been dictator. : PERON
20. Sublime. : LOFTY
21. Sunken court. : AREA
22. Master of counterpoint. : BACH
23. Name of a well-known Center. : ROCKEFELLER
25. One way to travel. : RAIL
26. Swim suit. : BIKINI
28. Ancient Greece. : HELLAS
29. Wonderful example. : MIRACLE
31. Part of a car. : TANK
33. Off-tackle play in football. : SLANT
34. Carry: Colloq. : TOTE
35. Kashmir's neighbor. : PAKISTAN
39. Event at Aintree. : STEEPLECHASE
44. Flurry. : ADO
45. King of Judea. : HEROD
47. Qualifying events. : TRIALS
48. "Grapes of Wrath" itinerant. : OKIE
49. Followers of Rhee. : ROKS
51. Offense at bridge. : REVOKE
53. Sgt. or Cpl. : NCO
54. Fisherman's leader. : SNELL
55. Distinguishes. : KNOWS
57. Pro eleven, the Forty-___. : NINERS
59. Peter B. ___, novelist. : KYNE
61. "Campy." : ROY
62. Figure of speech. : SIMILE
64. Dictator. : CAESAR
66. Judge. : DEEM
68. Chief of Army service forces, 1942–46. : SOMERVELL
70. Iran's demoted Premier. : MOSSADEGH
74. Lily of Utah. : SEGO
75. 45 Across, for example. : DESPOT
77. Fuel. : PETROL
79. Saturn's wife. : OPS
82. Stern deck of a caravel. : POOP
84. Good sense. : REASON
86. Moon goddess. : DIANA
87. Trifling. : POKEY
89. Title. : DUB
91. Where Belfast is. : ANTRIM
93. Protected at the hoof. : SHOD
94. Anti: Dial. : AGIN
95. "More in ___ than in anger." : SORROW
97. Scene of Napoleon III's debacle, 1870. : SEDAN
99. Auxiliary verb. : ARE
100. Dock worker. : LONGSHOREMAN
103. Juliana's ships. : DUTCHMEN
105. Escort for the evening. : DATE
106. Anatomical networks. : RETIA
108. Guy. : STAY
109. Richmond Va. eleven. : SPIDERS
112. Successfully campaigns for. : ELECTS
114. Hoi polloi. : RABBLE
118. Tribe of Israel. : LEVI
119. Choice steak. : PORTERHOUSE
122. Quantity of wire. : REEL
123. Type of golf tournament. : OPEN
124. Famous racing meet. : ASCOT
125. Singer Presley. : ELVIS
126. Type: Abbr. : ITAL
127. Exhibited. : WORE
128. Musial. : STAN
129. Throws carelessly. : SLAPS
130. Face. : DARE
1. Portrayer of Friday. : WEBB
2. Russian range. : ALAI
3. Moment: Colloq. : TICK
4. Part of French Oceania. : TAHITI
5. Dave Sime, for example. : SPRINTER
6. Virgo's neighbor. : LEO
7. Part of a bridge. : ARCH
8. Light refreshments. : COKES
9. Warnings of evil omen. : KNELLS
10. Cow. : HOLSTEIN
11. Group in recent merger. : AFL
12. Main ___. : STEM
13. Fool's gold. : PYRITES
14. Endurance contest. : MARATHON
15. Signature of a former Air Chief. : IRACEAKER
16. Dog in "Topper." : NEIL
17. Vegetable. : KALE
20. Not so plump. : LEANER
24. Pleases the eye, ear, etc. : FLATTERS
27. Panelist on "Masquerade Party." : NASH
30. Army robot bomb. : ROC
32. Native of Burma. : KAREN
35. Estes and others. : PARKS
36. Hero of poem by Shakespeare. : ADONIS
37. City in Indiana. : KOKOMO
38. Rookie. : NOVICE
40. United group. : PACK
41. Synonym for insurance. : LLOYDS
42. Airtight tower on a farm. : SILO
43. Slippery. : EELY
46. Disney character. : DONALD
50. Competes with Chadwick. : SWIMS
52. Very broad, shallow tub. : KEELER
54. Favored in tourney. : SEEDED
56. Brother of Bashful. : SLEEPY
58. Skiff on the Yangtze. : SAMPAN
60. Least tide in the lunar month. : NEAP
63. Consequently. : ERGO
65. Perches. : ROOSTS
67. First wife of Zeus. : METIS
69. Jungle magic. : VOODOO
71. In moth balls. : STORED
72. Famous evangelist. : GRAHAM
73. Novelist de Balzac. : HONORE
76. Brine. : SEAWATER
78. Carrying a pack. : LADEN
79. Girasol. : OPAL
80. Friend of Churchy La Femme. : POGO
81. Relative of a frogman. : SKINDIVER
83. Sound of a quiet engine. : PURR
85. Spider's nest. : NIDUS
88. Valley where St. Moritz is. : ENGADINE
90. Airforce Chief in Europe, 1944–45. : BRERETON
92. Household necessity. : MATTRESS
95. Scalers of Annapurna. : SHERPAS
96. Ham, cheese, or western. : OMELET
98. College sports body: Abbr. : NCAA
101. ___ Marie. : STE
102. Suitable places. : NICHES
104. Ophelia rose, for example. : HYBRID
107. See 26 Across. : ATOLL
109. Out of fashion. : SLOW
110. Squash. : PEPO
111. Musical direction: Abbr. : SOST
113. Capital of Fiji. : SUVA
115. Second of a series. : BETA
116. His last words were "Look there!" : LEAR
117. Miss Ma'm'selle. : ELLE
120. Building in 23 Across. : RCA
121. Taste. : SIP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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