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VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, September 26, 1948

Author:
Willard N. Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 561 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 59-Across clue had "Moves"; changed to "Move."

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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 346
Across
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Empire City's first citizen. : ODWYER
7
King haunted by a ghost. : MACBETH
14
Homeland of U.N. Mediator Bernadotte. : SWEDEN
20
African "Gobi." : SAHARA
21
Sister of Laertes. : OPHELIA
22
Mrs. James Mason. : PAMELA
23
Economizes. : SKIMPS
24
Stage name of Ehrich Weiss. : HOUDINI
25
President of Mananaland. : ALEMAN
26
Small degree. : IOTA
27
Guaranty. : PLEDGE
29
Consummate. : IDEAL
31
Elevations. : UPS
32
Duessa's friend. : ATE
33
Form of Hindu asceticism. : YOGA
34
Jack Nasty. : SNEAK
35
Highland Gaelic. : ERSE
36
Mother of Abe Lincoln. : NANCY
39
Act in concert. : GANG
41
Emptings. : LEES
42
Made of wood. : TREEN
43
Class of type. : ROMAN
45
Regrets. : RUES
47
Ruler. : TSAR
49
Illustrator of "Compleat Angler." : CAMERON
52
Founder of Carmelite Nuns, 1562. : TERESA
54
Daughter of Cyrus the Great. : ATOSSA
58
Brawler. : RIOTER
59
Move slowly. : CREEP
60
German author. : REMARQUE
62
One-half amphora. : URNA
63
Name meaning strength. : ETHAN
65
"A bad guest."—Nietzsche. : WINTER
67
Wartime agency. : USO
68
Pirouette. : SPIN
69
Integument. : ARIL
70
Stratford's river. : AVON
71
Capital of Shensi province. : SIAN
72
Torrid. : HOT
73
"The Italian Dickens." : FARINA
75
State flower of New Hampshire. : LILAC
77
Female buffalo of India. : ARNI
78
Corrosives. : ERODENTS
80
Smockless. : NAKED
82
Governor Ford's capital. : HELENA
84
Overtax. : STRAIN
85
Capital on the Manzanares. : MADRID
87
Sagebrusher. : NEVADAN
88
___ Haynes Irwin. : INEZ
90
___ bag. : BEAN
91
Shrink. : COWER
92
Tennyson heroine. : ISOLT
95
Breslau's river. : ODER
97
Underworld hireling. : GOON
99
Arethusa. : NYMPH
103
Light-footed. : SPRY
104
Fixed times. : HOURS
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He began Life at 38. : LUCE
107
Constitute. : ARE
108
Richard ___. : ROE
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Disabled. : LAMED
110
Attended by tokens. : OMENED
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Swedish king. : ERIC
113
Waltonian. : ANGLER
115
Objective of the Polish Corridor. : SEAPORT
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11th-century anti-tax heroine. : GODIVA
119
Self-seeker. : EGOIST
120
Upper House man. : SENATOR
121
Kite. : ELANET
122
Borrower. : LENDEE
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Captain in Conrad's "Chance." : ANTHONY
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Branched. : RAMATE
Down
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Irish hero, son of Finn Mac Cool. : OSSIAN
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Former name of Sioux and Blizzard States. : DAKOTA
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Bleach. : WHITEN
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Lord of Hindu infernal regions. : YAMA
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ECA Hoffman's responsibility. : ERP
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Harsh. : RASPY
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Connecticut Indian. : MOHEGAN
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Footless animal. : APODAN
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Engine sound. : CHUG
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Adam that loved Hetty Sorrel. : BEDE
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Father of Phineas. : ELI
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Atomity. : TININESS
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Greek girl in Byron's "Don Juan." : HAIDEE
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Premier of Belgium. : SPAAK
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Rampart. : WALL
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Uncle: Dial. : EME
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Of modest look. : DEMURE
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Pass by. : ELAPSE
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Winner of 1922 Nobel Peace Prize. : NANSEN
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Father of Memorial Day. : LOGAN
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Gotham's ___ River. : EAST
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Somnambulation. : SLEEPWALKING
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Monster slain by Red Cross Knight in Wandering Wood. : ERROR
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A Candiot. : CRETAN
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Auld lang syne. : YORE
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Residents of only Danish colony. : GREENLANDERS
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USSR Republic. : TATAR
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Original utopographer. : MORE
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Mist in Scotland. : URE
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Alike. : SAME
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Comminutes. : CRUSHES
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Idlewild. : AIRPORT
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Large lizard. : MONITOR
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Creator of Ephraim Tutt. : TRAIN
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Air Force chief. : ARNOLD
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Escorted. : SQUIRED
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Joachim's virtuous wife. : SUSANNA
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Everlasting. : AEONIAN
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Consecrated oil. : CHRISM
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Alcohol burner. : ETNA
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Pielet. : TART
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Overgrown with vines. : IVIED
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Pay. : SALARY
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Mock blow. : FEINT
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Bluebeard's sister-in-law. : ANNE
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Meditate. : CHEW
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Quotidian. : DAILY
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Macaw. : ARA
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Uniform. : EVEN
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Where Army's electronic computer "Eniac" is located. : ABERDEEN
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Time being. : NONCE
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Chandelle. : ZOOM
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Fatherland. : COUNTRY
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Ben-Gurion's state. : ISRAEL
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Leavened dough. : SPONGE
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Where Crater Lake is. : OREGON
96
Witch in "Faerie Queene." : DUESSA
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Island in Bay of Biscay. : OLERON
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Duchess of Kent. : MARINA
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Hedge shrub. : PRIVET
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Three-headed goddess. : HECATE
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Author who was a U.S. Consul. : HARTE
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Sharpening tool. : EDGER
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___ majesty. : LESE
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Fish. : OPAH
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Mr. ___, Peter Lorre role. : MOTO
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Dutch cheese. : EDAM
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Box top. : LID
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Insect. : ANT
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Norse name. : OLA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 26 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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