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Oklahoma city and seat of Pontotoc County

Common clues: Oklahoma city; Sooner state city; Nabokov novel; Nabokov heroine; Boise's county

Crossword puzzle frequency: 3 times a year

Frequency in English language: 18428 / 86800

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Ada is a city and the county seat of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 16,008 at the 2000 census.

Pontotoc County Court House

In April 1889, Jeff Reed (a native Texan) was appointed to carry the mail from Stonewall to Center, two small communities in the Indian Territory. With his family and his stock he sought a place for a home on a prairie midway between the two points. He found that place in a pleasant setting where he constructed a log house and started Reed's Store. Other settlers soon came along and built homes nearby. In 1891, a post office was established and named after Reed's oldest daughter - Ada. Ada was incorporated as a city in 1901.

Ada, located in the rolling hills of southeastern Oklahoma is home to a four-year university, a world-class EPA water laboratory, the State's law-enforcement training center, and the headquarters of the Chickasaw Nation Indian tribe. Ada is an Oklahoma Main Street City, a Certified City, a Tree City USA member, and a National Weather Service StormReady Community.

Vladimir Nabokov

Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov published in 1969.

Ada began to materialize in 1959, when Nabokov was flirting with two projects: "The Texture of Time" and "Letters from Terra." In 1965, he began to see a link between the two ideas, finally composing a unified novel from February 1966 to October 1968. The published cumulation would become his longest work. Ada was initially given a mixed reception. But, writing in the New York Times Book Review, noted scholar Alfred Appel called it "a great work of art, a necessary book, radiant and rapturous" and said that it "provides further evidence that he is a peer of Kafka, Proust and Joyce."

Ada tells the life story of Van Veen, and his lifelong love affair with his sister Ada. They meet when she is eleven (soon to be twelve) and he is fourteen, believing that they are cousins (more precisely: that their fathers are cousins and that their mothers are sisters), and begin a sexual affair. They later discover that Van's father is also Ada's and her mother is also his. The story follows the various interruptions and resumptions of their affair. Both are wealthy, educated, and intelligent. Van goes on to become a world-renowned psychologist, and the book itself takes the form of his memoirs, written when he is in his nineties, punctuated with his own and Ada's marginal notes, and in parts with notes by an unnamed editor, suggesting the manuscript is not complete.

The novel is divided into five parts, each approximately half the length of the preceding one. As they progress chronologically, this structure evokes a sense of a person reflecting on his own memories, with an adolescence stretching out epically, and many later years simply flashing by. A crude idea of the years covered by each section are provided in brackets, below, but the narrator's thoughts often stray outside of the periods noted.

Ada County is a county in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2000 Census, the county had a population of 300,904 (2008 estimate: 380,920). The county seat and largest city is Boise. Other cities in the county with over 10,000 residents include Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, and Garden City.. Ada County is by far the state's largest in population, containing almost one quarter of the state's residents, and contains its only county highway district; the Ada County Highway District (ACHD) has jurisdiction over all the local county and city streets, except for private roads and state roads.

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 300,904 people, 113,408 households, and 77,344 families residing in the county. The population density was 285/mi² (110/km²). There were 118,516 housing units at an average density of 112/mi² (43/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.86% White, 0.65% Black or African American, 0.69% Native American, 1.74% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 1.67% from other races, and 2.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.48% of the population.

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