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CENTERPIECES

New York Times, Sunday, January 18, 1970

Author:
Thomas W. Schier
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 657 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Thomas W. Schier has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,463
Across
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Dolmans : CAPES
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Bridge over Moslem hell : SIRAT
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Climb : SCALE
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One at ___ : ATIME
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Style of painting : OPART
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Employed : INUSE
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Ambitious : EAGER
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Boo-boo : BONER
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Statesman and author : HARRYTRUMANCAPOTE
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Alpaca's cousin : LLAMA
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Vaudeville turns : ACTS
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Long-billed bird : HERON
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Wide-awake : ALERT
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Bullets, in France : BALLES
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French marshal : NEY
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More reasonable : SANER
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___ barrel : OVERA
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Small antelope : GAZELLE
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Arias : SOLI
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Actor : DOER
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Boring tool : AUGER
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Orator and novelist : PATRICKHENRYJAMES
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L.P., for one : REC
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New World capital : BOGOTA
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Lear's daughter : REGAN
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Greek region : ELIS
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Barton : CLARA
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Darling: It. : CARA
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Military groups : UNITS
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Man of parts : ROBOT
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Bad guy and film bad guy : JESSEJAMESCAGNEY
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Red : CERISE
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Carney : ART
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Transports : BUSES
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Man's name : ALLYN
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More gentle : BLANDER
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Antisocial one : LONER
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___ polloi : HOI
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Flower, in Berlin : BLUME
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Hallows : ANOINTS
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All rose ___ man : ASONE
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Use one's neck : CRANE
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Houston : SAM
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Canadian city : SARNIA
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Footballer and novelist : OTTOGRAHAMGREENE
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Cay : ISLET
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Sudden reaction : START
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Bowling alley : LANE
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River to Baltic : ODER
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Electron tube : DIODE
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Song refrain : LALA
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Juvenile writer Oliver : OPTIC
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Doctor's allotment : DOSAGE
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Telepathy's relative : ESP
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Justice and Ohio man : EARLWARRENHARDING
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African tribe : BANTU
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Effects : GEAR
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Highest point : NOON
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Able, Baker, ___ : CHARLIE
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Like a swamp : BOGGY
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___ de lune : CLAIR
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Cry of contempt : BAH
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Stassen : HAROLD
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Prospector's companion : BURRO
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Dissertation : TRACT
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___ War : MANO
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Range areas : OVENS
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Socialist and novelist : NORMANTHOMASHARDY
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Wrathful : IRATE
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Endeavored : AIMED
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Kitchen implement : RICER
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Play backer : ANGEL
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Lease anew : RELET
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Scowl : GLARE
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Bergen's Mortimer : SNERD
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Solan and gannet : GEESE
Down
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Broadway name : COHAN
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Swiftly : APACE
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___ line : PARTY
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Slips : ERRS
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Augean stable, for one : STY
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Alluring : SIRENIC
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Accustom : INURE
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Kind of monger : RUMOR
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Slippery ___ eel : ASAN
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Lacrosse team : TEN
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Fur-hunting : SEALERY
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Frisk : CAPER
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Athens sight : AGORA
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Baltic native : LETT
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Poetic word : ERE
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Excited : ABLAZE
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German dramatist : TOLLER
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Wholly : INALL
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Baltic port : MEMEL
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Take out : ERASE
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Muse of comedy : THALIA
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Grotto : CAVERN
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Purses : BAGS
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Arrange : SORT
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O'Neill : OONA
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Surmise : GUESS
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Old porticoes : STOAS
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French painter : DEGAS
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Understanding : AMITY
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Boatman : POLER
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Assess for a purpose : AGIST
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"Instant Replay" author : KRAMER
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___ how : HERES
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Lind or wren : JENNY
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Hostile : ALIEN
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Furious : RABID
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Uneven : EROSE
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Do a banquet job : CATER
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___ California : BAJA
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Part of a table setting : CREAMER
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Greene of TV : LORNE
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Examples : CASES
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More hostile : UGLIER
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Hard rubber : EBONITE
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Small ruling group : JUNTA
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Collusion : CAHOOT
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Accompanying : ALONG
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Stuck to : CLUNG
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Censure : BLAME
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Organized, with "up" : LINED
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Tributary : BRANCH
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Digression : ASIDE
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Patriarchs : NASIS
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Ship's deck : ORLOP
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To any degree : ATALL
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Kind of poll : STRAW
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Kind of gang : CHAIN
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Type of car : SEDAN
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Lay ___ : ANEGG
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Bare : MERE
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City in Japan : OTARU
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___ ego : ALTER
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Red dye : EOSIN
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Grayish color : SLATE
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Famous trail : OREGON
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Implore : PRAY
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Legal rights : DROITS
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Repute : ODOR
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Bagnold : ENID
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Build up : AGGRADE
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Sumac plant : ANACARD
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"Jane Eyre" creator : BRONTE
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Ready : ALLSET
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Church area : CHOIR
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French port : HAVRE
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Of a surface : AREAL
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Mandalay's land : BURMA
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Abalone : ORMER
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Italian philosopher : CROCE
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Like some excuses : LAMER
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Harbor sight : BARGE
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4,500-mile range : ANDES
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Games man : HOYLE
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Do eggs : BOIL
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Unconvincing : THIN
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Long hair : MANE
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Badger : NAG
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Corp. officers : TRS
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Witch : HAG

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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