WORD FRACTURES

New York Times, Sunday, October 13, 1974

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 531 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
William Lutwiniak has 295 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Eastern nurse : AMAH
5. Location : AREA
9. These, in France : CES
12. Barker's forte : SPIEL
17. ___ avis : RARA
18. Bollixed up : SNAFU
19. Wellaway! : ALAS
20. Must : HASTO
21. Simple arguments : PLAINTIFFS
23. Auto loans : CARTOUCHES
25. Unselfish one : ALTRUIST
26. Bridge card : TRUMP
28. H'way sign : RTE
29. Corso cash : LIRE
30. Appears : SEEMS
31. Permanent : ABIDING
35. Receives : ADMITS
38. Crowd : THREE
39. ___ a dream : ASIN
40. Society-page word : NEE
41. Relies on : LEANS
42. Little chessmen : WEEKNIGHTS
44. Road-litter item : CAN
45. River of France : ORNE
46. Contemptible one : HEEL
48. Letters : DEES
49. Sunnite Moslem : SART
50. Times of day: Abbr. : PMS
51. Y chromosomes : MALEFACTORS
55. More reasonable : SANER
56. Loser : ALSORAN
58. Uses a certain box : MAILS
59. Inferior : SHODDY
60. Kind of squash : ACORN
61. Mooring posts : BITTS
62. Alan Ladd role : SHANE
63. Semifluid mixture : SLURRY
65. Medit. capital : CANEA
66. Poetic foot : ANAPEST
68. Scores at hockey : CAGES
69. Change the indigene : ALTERNATIVE
71. Jazzhound : CAT
73. Back woe : ACHE
74. His: Fr. : ALUI
75. Delayed : LATE
76. ___-clock scholar : TENO
77. Channel : RUT
78. Replenishes the cash drawer : STOCKSTILL
82. Dot, in Spain : PUNTO
83. Chemical ending : ANE
84. Sty sound : OINK
85. Group of TV experts : PANEL
86. Hungarian composer : BARTOK
87. Forbid tantrum : BARRAGE
89. Suffice : SERVE
90. Feel the sun : BURN
91. Compass point : ENE
92. Public storehouse : ETAPE
93. It's slowest in January : MOLASSES
97. Loaded watercourse : PILEDRIVER
101. Coddles wine : SPOILSPORT
103. Romantic interludes : IDYLS
104. Lionized ones : VIPS
105. Savalas : TELLY
106. Words of ken : ISEE
107. Italian poet : TASSO
108. Railroad structures : ELS
109. Beer : SUDS
110. Sleep fitfully : TOSS
1. Italian harp : ARPA
2. Shopping area : MALL
3. Smell ___ : ARAT
4. Aging Romeo's concern : HAIRLINE
5. Liqueur flavor : ANISE
6. Large collection : RAFT
7. In force: Abbr. : EFF
8. Unadorned : AUSTERE
9. Seafood items : CLAMS
10. Wild West lawman : EARP
11. Concorde, e.g. : SST
12. Confined people : SHUTINS
13. Led : PACED
14. Sort of: Suffix : ISH
15. Midi season : ETE
16. Spanish article : LOS
18. Does martinis : STIRS
19. Discernment : ACUMEN
22. Parisian nights : NUITS
24. NASA achievements : ORBITS
27. Strong odor : REEK
30. Parking space in the home : SHELF
31. Incinerator contents : ASHES
32. Of Quechuan extraction : INCANDESCENT
33. Got close : NEARED
34. Folks : GENTRY
35. Drooping : ALOP
36. Skin layer : DERMA
37. Ho ho ho, maybe : MANSLAUGHTER
38. Twixt : TWEEN
39. Teen-___ : AGERS
43. Adored ones : IDOLS
46. Torment : HARRY
47. Verve : ELAN
49. Rhone feeder : SAONE
51. Spanish invaders : MOORS
52. Chemical compound : AMINE
53. Fill a need, with "to" : CATER
54. Gigantic one : TITAN
55. Form : SHAPE
57. Rocky debris : SCREE
59. Cut closely : SHAVE
61. Hand-dyed fabric : BATIK
62. Tizzy : SNIT
63. Egyptian talisman : SCARAB
64. Gap : LACUNA
65. Henhouse sound : CLUCK
66. Whatever : ATALL
67. So much, in music : TANTO
69. Unaided : ALONE
70. Berlin avenue : ALLEE
72. Had effect : TOOK
74. Have ___ by the tail : ATIGER
76. Rotates stone : TURNSPIT
78. What's-his-name : SOANDSO
79. Weapons for extras : SPEARS
80. Covering, for short : TARP
81. Puts into : INVESTS
82. Turkish coins : PARAS
86. Browbeater : BULLY
88. Staggers : REELS
89. Stile : STEPS
90. Becomes agitated : BOILS
92. Injurious : EVIL
93. Source of penicillin : MOLD
94. Average : SOSO
95. Start of a Soho toast : ERES
96. Marie et al: Abbr. : STES
97. Oppose : PIT
98. Miss Lupino : IDA
99. Scheldt feeder : LYS
100. "___ had it!" : IVE
102. Little: Fr. : PEU

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