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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.
PS notes: Original 59-Across clue had "Moves"; changed to "Move."
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 346
Across Down
1. 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
105. He began Life at 38. : LUCE
107. Constitute. : ARE
108. Richard ___. : ROE
109. Disabled. : LAMED
110. Attended by tokens. : OMENED
112. Swedish king. : ERIC
113. Waltonian. : ANGLER
115. Objective of the Polish Corridor. : SEAPORT
117. 11th-century anti-tax heroine. : GODIVA
119. Self-seeker. : EGOIST
120. Upper House man. : SENATOR
121. Kite. : ELANET
122. Borrower. : LENDEE
123. Captain in Conrad's "Chance." : ANTHONY
124. Branched. : RAMATE
1. Irish hero, son of Finn Mac Cool. : OSSIAN
2. Former name of Sioux and Blizzard States. : DAKOTA
3. Bleach. : WHITEN
4. Lord of Hindu infernal regions. : YAMA
5. ECA Hoffman's responsibility. : ERP
6. Harsh. : RASPY
7. Connecticut Indian. : MOHEGAN
8. Footless animal. : APODAN
9. Engine sound. : CHUG
10. Adam that loved Hetty Sorrel. : BEDE
11. Father of Phineas. : ELI
12. Atomity. : TININESS
13. Greek girl in Byron's "Don Juan." : HAIDEE
14. Premier of Belgium. : SPAAK
15. Rampart. : WALL
16. Uncle: Dial. : EME
17. Of modest look. : DEMURE
18. Pass by. : ELAPSE
19. Winner of 1922 Nobel Peace Prize. : NANSEN
28. Father of Memorial Day. : LOGAN
30. Gotham's ___ River. : EAST
34. Somnambulation. : SLEEPWALKING
35. Monster slain by Red Cross Knight in Wandering Wood. : ERROR
37. A Candiot. : CRETAN
38. Auld lang syne. : YORE
40. Residents of only Danish colony. : GREENLANDERS
42. USSR Republic. : TATAR
44. Original utopographer. : MORE
46. Mist in Scotland. : URE
48. Alike. : SAME
49. Comminutes. : CRUSHES
50. Idlewild. : AIRPORT
51. Large lizard. : MONITOR
52. Creator of Ephraim Tutt. : TRAIN
53. Air Force chief. : ARNOLD
55. Escorted. : SQUIRED
56. Joachim's virtuous wife. : SUSANNA
57. Everlasting. : AEONIAN
59. Consecrated oil. : CHRISM
61. Alcohol burner. : ETNA
64. Pielet. : TART
66. Overgrown with vines. : IVIED
71. Pay. : SALARY
73. Mock blow. : FEINT
74. Bluebeard's sister-in-law. : ANNE
76. Meditate. : CHEW
79. Quotidian. : DAILY
81. Macaw. : ARA
83. Uniform. : EVEN
86. Where Army's electronic computer "Eniac" is located. : ABERDEEN
87. Time being. : NONCE
89. Chandelle. : ZOOM
91. Fatherland. : COUNTRY
92. Ben-Gurion's state. : ISRAEL
93. Leavened dough. : SPONGE
94. Where Crater Lake is. : OREGON
96. Witch in "Faerie Queene." : DUESSA
98. Island in Bay of Biscay. : OLERON
100. Duchess of Kent. : MARINA
101. Hedge shrub. : PRIVET
102. Three-headed goddess. : HECATE
104. Author who was a U.S. Consul. : HARTE
106. Sharpening tool. : EDGER
109. ___ majesty. : LESE
110. Fish. : OPAH
111. Mr. ___, Peter Lorre role. : MOTO
112. Dutch cheese. : EDAM
114. Box top. : LID
116. Insect. : ANT
118. 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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