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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
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Close watch : GUARD
6
Perform : ACT
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Certain flights : STAIRS
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Covering over a throne : CANOPY
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Old Italian port : OSTIA
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Favoring : FOR
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Chop's relative : CUTLET
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Creature lacking color : ALBINO
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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
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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
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Type : KIND
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Rural, in France : RUSTIQUE
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Wind instrument : FIFE
61
St. Pierre : ILE
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Fraternal man : ELK
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Culmination : APEX
65
Obligation : ONUS
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Container : VASE
67
Image : ICON
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Uncle: Scot. : EME
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Cubes : DICE
70
Fixture of midtown N.Y. : RESTAURANT
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Low cabinet : COMMODE
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Large flowerpot : PLANTER
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Extraordinary : STRANGE
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English designer's fruit, perhaps : ADAMSAPPLE
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Majority : MOST
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German number : EIN
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Talking bird : MYNA
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Fares : GOES
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Colleen's home : EIRE
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Childish pouts : MADS
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Kind of dance : TOE
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Hgt. : ALT
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Musical passage : CODA
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Baby carriage : STROLLER
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Future roses : BUDS
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Edge of woven fabric : SELVAGE
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Very: Ger. : SEHR
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Bank function : LOAN
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Morse and others : CODES
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___ does it : EASY
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Classman : SENIOR
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Monochrome : UNICOLOR
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Minor slip : LAPSE
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Gov't. agency : FHA
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Accounting word : CREDIT
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Winged : ALAR
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Work on copy : EDIT
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Conjecture : GUESS
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Gentlemen : SIRS
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Passed over : CROSSED
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Pronoun : SHE
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Czech composer : JANACEK
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Sitting : SESSION
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Attention : EAR
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Underground artists, maybe : SECRETDRAWERS
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Was pertinent : APPLIEDTO
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City of N. W. Spain : ORENSE
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Distracted: Fr. : EPERDU
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Shrill bark : YAP
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Actor Delon : ALAIN
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Centaur of myth : NESSUS
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Give more medication : REDOSE
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Hindu title : SRI
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East ___ : LYNNE
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Irish woman patriot : GONNE
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Everyday : USUAL
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Verging on : ATTHEBRINK
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Slower, in music: Abbr. : RIT
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Train unit : DAYCOACH
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Burning : AFIRE
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State: Abbr. : CONN
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Trunk facades : TREEBARKS
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Seafood item : SCALLOP
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Large cask : TUN
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Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
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Of Old Troy : ILIAN
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Avenges : REQUITES
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Exterior wall coverings : STUCCOS
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Framework : CADRE
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Beverages : ALES
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Knicks' league: Abbr. : NBA
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Rich Texan of 1800s, perhaps : OILYAMERICAN
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Of the lungs: Prefix : PNEUMO
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New ___ : YORKER
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Veranda : PORCH
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Wriggly : EELY
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Abner's partner : LUM
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Wanderer : NOMAD
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Overdecorated symbols of bad luck? : BAROQUENMIRRORS
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Entice : LURE
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Dakota Indians : SIOUX
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Insect nest : NIDUS
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Skin : HIDE
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Elizabethan song : AYRE
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Letter : CEE
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Overcame : DEFEATED
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Luau music maker : UKE
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Star: Fr. : ETOILE
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Ring weapons : FISTS
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Accompanying : ALONG
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Eyeglass: It. : LENTE
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S. A. Indian : INCA
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Musical notes : FAS
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Minor prophet : AMOS
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Teaching : PEDAGOGY
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Upright: Abbr. : VERT
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Isfahan's land : IRAN
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Austen novel : EMMA
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Graduation awards: Abbr. : DPLS
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Market again : RESELL
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U.S. author : URIS
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Spanish beds : CAMAS
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Reichenbach's hypnotic force : ODYLE
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Homers by Mickey : MANTLEPIECES
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Lyric poem : EPODE
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Arena performer : TORO
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Shade of green : PEA
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Set of values : ETHIC
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Signified : MEANT
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Indian buffalo: Var. : ARNI
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Old English coach? : TUDORSEDAN
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European river : ODER
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Road curve : ESS
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Instance : CASE
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Japanese coin : SEN
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Quoting France's XVI, perhaps : LOUISSAYS
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Gaucho weapons : BOLAS
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Immense : VAST
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Marine art : SEASCAPE
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Popular American decor : COLONIAL
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Moira or Norma : SHEARER
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Put out a new edition : REISSUE
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Rumanian king : CAROL
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Instruction : LESSON
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Stick to : ADHERE
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Stock : FUND
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Seminary title: Abbr. : DRE
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Pearly items : GATES
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Basted : SEWED
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Low Greek pillars : CIPPI
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Dine at home : EATIN
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Sluggard : DRONE
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Christ, in poetry : JESU
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Incan beaker : KERO
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Box : SPAR
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Important workers: Abbr. : RNS
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Relatives of sts. : RDS
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Culbertson : ELY

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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