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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 Down
1. Dolmans : CAPES
6. Bridge over Moslem hell : SIRAT
11. Climb : SCALE
16. One at ___ : ATIME
21. Style of painting : OPART
22. Employed : INUSE
23. Ambitious : EAGER
24. Boo-boo : BONER
25. Statesman and author : HARRYTRUMANCAPOTE
28. Alpaca's cousin : LLAMA
29. Vaudeville turns : ACTS
30. Long-billed bird : HERON
31. Wide-awake : ALERT
32. Bullets, in France : BALLES
33. French marshal : NEY
34. More reasonable : SANER
35. ___ barrel : OVERA
36. Small antelope : GAZELLE
37. Arias : SOLI
38. Actor : DOER
39. Boring tool : AUGER
40. Orator and novelist : PATRICKHENRYJAMES
46. L.P., for one : REC
49. New World capital : BOGOTA
50. Lear's daughter : REGAN
51. Greek region : ELIS
52. Barton : CLARA
54. Inter ___ : ALIA
55. Darling: It. : CARA
56. Military groups : UNITS
57. Man of parts : ROBOT
58. Bad guy and film bad guy : JESSEJAMESCAGNEY
63. Red : CERISE
64. Carney : ART
65. Transports : BUSES
66. Man's name : ALLYN
67. More gentle : BLANDER
68. Antisocial one : LONER
69. ___ polloi : HOI
70. Flower, in Berlin : BLUME
71. Hallows : ANOINTS
74. All rose ___ man : ASONE
76. Use one's neck : CRANE
77. Houston : SAM
80. Canadian city : SARNIA
81. Footballer and novelist : OTTOGRAHAMGREENE
84. Cay : ISLET
85. Sudden reaction : START
86. Bowling alley : LANE
87. River to Baltic : ODER
88. Electron tube : DIODE
89. Song refrain : LALA
90. Juvenile writer Oliver : OPTIC
92. Doctor's allotment : DOSAGE
94. Telepathy's relative : ESP
95. Justice and Ohio man : EARLWARRENHARDING
98. African tribe : BANTU
100. Effects : GEAR
101. Highest point : NOON
102. Able, Baker, ___ : CHARLIE
105. Like a swamp : BOGGY
107. ___ de lune : CLAIR
109. Cry of contempt : BAH
112. Stassen : HAROLD
113. Prospector's companion : BURRO
114. Dissertation : TRACT
115. ___ War : MANO
116. Range areas : OVENS
117. Socialist and novelist : NORMANTHOMASHARDY
120. Wrathful : IRATE
121. Endeavored : AIMED
122. Kitchen implement : RICER
123. Play backer : ANGEL
124. Lease anew : RELET
125. Scowl : GLARE
126. Bergen's Mortimer : SNERD
127. Solan and gannet : GEESE
1. Broadway name : COHAN
2. Swiftly : APACE
3. ___ line : PARTY
4. Slips : ERRS
5. Augean stable, for one : STY
6. Alluring : SIRENIC
7. Accustom : INURE
8. Kind of monger : RUMOR
9. Slippery ___ eel : ASAN
10. Lacrosse team : TEN
11. Fur-hunting : SEALERY
12. Frisk : CAPER
13. Athens sight : AGORA
14. Baltic native : LETT
15. Poetic word : ERE
16. Excited : ABLAZE
17. German dramatist : TOLLER
18. Wholly : INALL
19. Baltic port : MEMEL
20. Take out : ERASE
26. Muse of comedy : THALIA
27. Grotto : CAVERN
32. Purses : BAGS
34. Arrange : SORT
35. O'Neill : OONA
36. Surmise : GUESS
37. Old porticoes : STOAS
38. French painter : DEGAS
39. Understanding : AMITY
40. Boatman : POLER
41. Assess for a purpose : AGIST
42. "Instant Replay" author : KRAMER
43. ___ how : HERES
44. Lind or wren : JENNY
45. Hostile : ALIEN
46. Furious : RABID
47. Uneven : EROSE
48. Do a banquet job : CATER
49. ___ California : BAJA
52. Part of a table setting : CREAMER
53. Greene of TV : LORNE
55. Examples : CASES
56. More hostile : UGLIER
59. Hard rubber : EBONITE
60. Small ruling group : JUNTA
61. Collusion : CAHOOT
62. Accompanying : ALONG
63. Stuck to : CLUNG
67. Censure : BLAME
68. Organized, with "up" : LINED
70. Tributary : BRANCH
71. Digression : ASIDE
72. Patriarchs : NASIS
73. Ship's deck : ORLOP
74. To any degree : ATALL
75. Kind of poll : STRAW
76. Kind of gang : CHAIN
77. Type of car : SEDAN
78. Lay ___ : ANEGG
79. Bare : MERE
81. City in Japan : OTARU
82. ___ ego : ALTER
83. Red dye : EOSIN
85. Grayish color : SLATE
90. Famous trail : OREGON
91. Implore : PRAY
92. Legal rights : DROITS
93. Repute : ODOR
95. Bagnold : ENID
96. Build up : AGGRADE
97. Sumac plant : ANACARD
98. "Jane Eyre" creator : BRONTE
99. Ready : ALLSET
102. Church area : CHOIR
103. French port : HAVRE
104. Of a surface : AREAL
105. Mandalay's land : BURMA
106. Abalone : ORMER
107. Italian philosopher : CROCE
108. Like some excuses : LAMER
109. Harbor sight : BARGE
110. 4,500-mile range : ANDES
111. Games man : HOYLE
113. Do eggs : BOIL
114. Unconvincing : THIN
115. Long hair : MANE
117. Badger : NAG
118. Corp. officers : TRS
119. 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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