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FRACTURED CURIOS

New York Times, Sunday, March 15, 1970

Author: Frank Nosoff
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 690 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,519
Across Down
1. Close watch : GUARD
6. Perform : ACT
9. Certain flights : STAIRS
15. Covering over a throne : CANOPY
21. Old Italian port : OSTIA
22. Favoring : FOR
23. Chop's relative : CUTLET
24. Creature lacking color : ALBINO
25. Fruity tree, perhaps : NUTTYPINE
27. Old man at the baccarat table, e.g. : ANTIQUEDEALER
29. Slangy negative : NAH
30. Ivy League campus : CORNELL
32. Cups' friends : SAUCERS
33. Coarse sound of laughter : YUK
34. Girl's name : ELENORE
36. Future tulip : BULB
38. Spanish agate : NICLE
39. Duck of a kind : LAME
40. Airline initials : BOAC
41. South Pacific native : SAMOAN
43. Yo-Yo or top : TOY
44. Frame of mind : HUMOR
45. Living-room item : ARMCHAIR
47. Costs : PRICES
49. Dreadful : DIRE
50. Husband of Bathsheba : URIAH
51. Couple : YOKE
53. Poems : ODES
54. Make a ___ case of : FEDERAL
57. Type : KIND
58. Rural, in France : RUSTIQUE
60. Wind instrument : FIFE
61. St. Pierre : ILE
62. Fraternal man : ELK
63. Culmination : APEX
65. Obligation : ONUS
66. Container : VASE
67. Image : ICON
68. Uncle: Scot. : EME
69. Cubes : DICE
70. Fixture of midtown N.Y. : RESTAURANT
72. Low cabinet : COMMODE
76. Large flowerpot : PLANTER
78. Extraordinary : STRANGE
79. English designer's fruit, perhaps : ADAMSAPPLE
81. Majority : MOST
82. German number : EIN
83. Talking bird : MYNA
84. Fares : GOES
85. Colleen's home : EIRE
86. Childish pouts : MADS
88. Kind of dance : TOE
91. Hgt. : ALT
92. Musical passage : CODA
93. Baby carriage : STROLLER
95. Future roses : BUDS
96. Edge of woven fabric : SELVAGE
98. Very: Ger. : SEHR
99. Bank function : LOAN
100. Morse and others : CODES
101. ___ does it : EASY
102. Classman : SENIOR
104. Monochrome : UNICOLOR
106. Minor slip : LAPSE
108. Gov't. agency : FHA
109. Accounting word : CREDIT
111. Winged : ALAR
112. Work on copy : EDIT
113. Conjecture : GUESS
115. Gentlemen : SIRS
116. Passed over : CROSSED
119. Pronoun : SHE
120. Czech composer : JANACEK
122. Sitting : SESSION
124. Attention : EAR
125. Underground artists, maybe : SECRETDRAWERS
128. Was pertinent : APPLIEDTO
130. City of N. W. Spain : ORENSE
131. Distracted: Fr. : EPERDU
132. Shrill bark : YAP
133. Actor Delon : ALAIN
134. Centaur of myth : NESSUS
135. Give more medication : REDOSE
136. Hindu title : SRI
137. East ___ : LYNNE
1. Irish woman patriot : GONNE
2. Everyday : USUAL
3. Verging on : ATTHEBRINK
4. Slower, in music: Abbr. : RIT
5. Train unit : DAYCOACH
6. Burning : AFIRE
7. State: Abbr. : CONN
8. Trunk facades : TREEBARKS
9. Seafood item : SCALLOP
10. Large cask : TUN
11. Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
12. Of Old Troy : ILIAN
13. Avenges : REQUITES
14. Exterior wall coverings : STUCCOS
15. Framework : CADRE
16. Beverages : ALES
17. Knicks' league: Abbr. : NBA
18. Rich Texan of 1800s, perhaps : OILYAMERICAN
19. Of the lungs: Prefix : PNEUMO
20. New ___ : YORKER
26. Veranda : PORCH
28. Wriggly : EELY
31. Abner's partner : LUM
35. Wanderer : NOMAD
37. Overdecorated symbols of bad luck? : BAROQUENMIRRORS
39. Entice : LURE
41. Dakota Indians : SIOUX
42. Insect nest : NIDUS
44. Skin : HIDE
45. Seed covering : ARIL
46. Elizabethan song : AYRE
48. Letter : CEE
49. Overcame : DEFEATED
50. Luau music maker : UKE
52. Star: Fr. : ETOILE
54. Ring weapons : FISTS
55. Accompanying : ALONG
56. Eyeglass: It. : LENTE
59. S. A. Indian : INCA
60. Musical notes : FAS
63. Minor prophet : AMOS
64. Teaching : PEDAGOGY
66. Upright: Abbr. : VERT
67. Isfahan's land : IRAN
68. Austen novel : EMMA
69. Graduation awards: Abbr. : DPLS
70. Market again : RESELL
71. U.S. author : URIS
72. Spanish beds : CAMAS
73. Reichenbach's hypnotic force : ODYLE
74. Homers by Mickey : MANTLEPIECES
75. Lyric poem : EPODE
77. Arena performer : TORO
80. Shade of green : PEA
85. Set of values : ETHIC
86. Signified : MEANT
87. Indian buffalo: Var. : ARNI
88. Old English coach? : TUDORSEDAN
89. European river : ODER
90. Road curve : ESS
92. Instance : CASE
93. Japanese coin : SEN
94. Quoting France's XVI, perhaps : LOUISSAYS
95. Gaucho weapons : BOLAS
97. Immense : VAST
98. Marine art : SEASCAPE
100. Popular American decor : COLONIAL
102. Moira or Norma : SHEARER
103. Put out a new edition : REISSUE
105. Rumanian king : CAROL
106. Instruction : LESSON
107. Stick to : ADHERE
108. Stock : FUND
110. Seminary title: Abbr. : DRE
113. Pearly items : GATES
114. Basted : SEWED
116. Low Greek pillars : CIPPI
117. Dine at home : EATIN
118. Sluggard : DRONE
120. Christ, in poetry : JESU
121. Incan beaker : KERO
123. Box : SPAR
126. Important workers: Abbr. : RNS
127. Relatives of sts. : RDS
129. Culbertson : ELY

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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