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CENTERPIECE

New York Times, Sunday, March 9, 1958

45-Across : Fortuity.

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 564 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,176
Across
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Wing of a building. : LEANTO
7
Evidence. : ATTEST
13
Symbol of winter. : ICICLE
19
City on the Loire. : ORLEANS
21
Beggar. : CRAVER
22
Allotment. : RATION
23
Talmadge's successor. : GRIFFIN
24
Place in the headlines. : CAPECANAVERAL
26
Legendary rival of Roland. : GAN
27
Succeeded to the management of. : TOOKOVER
29
Withhold. : DENY
30
Year in the reign of Trajan. : CVI
31
Spanish girl's name. : INES
33
Novelist Kathleen. : NORRIS
34
Nut: Comb. form. : NUCI
35
Trees yielding caucho. : ULES
36
Reptile. : ADDER
38
Launching ___. : PADS
39
Hoisting machine. : JACK
40
Summit. : CREST
41
Character in "Les Misérables." : MARIUS
43
Most important part. : CORE
44
Last words of a song. : TAG
45
Fortuity. : ACCIDENT
48
African gazelle. : MOHR
49
Money in Morocco. : PESETAS
53
Allowing the use of. : LOANING
54
Member of a religious order. : BARNABITE
56
Mel ___. : OTT
57
Whole-hearted: Colloq. : ALLOUT
58
Doorway device. : TURNSTILE
59
Incise. : RASE
60
Musical instrument. : BELLS
61
Part of the Levant. : PALESTINE
62
Small wicker basket: Span. : CESTA
63
Friend: Fr. : AMIE
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Kitchen equipment. : COOKSTOVE
65
Persian hero, conqueror of the white dragon. : RUSTAM
66
Living soul. : MAN
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Scene of Macbeth's defeat. : DUNSINANE
68
Crux of Marie Antoinette's alleged remark. : EATCAKE
69
With wrath. : ANGRILY
71
Norse name. : NELS
72
New moon. : EXPLORER
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Likely. : APT
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Secretary. : DESK
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Mercator, for instance. : MAPPER
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Beardless wild goats. : TAHRS
79
Cloud. : MIST
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Intermediate: Comb. form. : MESO
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Return. : RECUR
85
Expanse. : AREA
86
Maglie and Mineo. : SALS
87
Yielders. : CEDERS
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Perform alone. : SOLO
90
Waterfront group. : ILA
91
Cap-___ (from head to foot). : APIE
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A turn in skiing. : CHRISTIE
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Where Capetown is: Abbr. : USA
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Base south of Bay of Whales. : LITTLEAMERICA
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Wrests from. : EXTORTS
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Lake in New York. : ONEIDA
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___ name. : MAIDEN
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Determined effort. : DEADSET
103
Tree of North America. : REDOAK
104
Town near Lille, scene of battle, 1915. : AUBERS
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Controls. : STEERS
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Roofed open gallery. : LOGGIA
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Mission. : ERRAND
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Adjusted. : ALINED
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Clock of a certain shape. : NEF
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Famous American sculptor. : TAFT
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Vegetable. : ONION
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Reconciles. : ACCORDS
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Commander of Texas forces at the Alamo. : TRAVIS
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Bindings. : TAPES
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___ so (very). : EVER
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Short period of time: Colloq. : SEC
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Vilify. : TRADUCE
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Inhabitant of Meshed. : IRANI
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Guinea pig. : CAVY
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Noun suffix. : ITE
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Dress ___. : CIRCLE
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Baked meat dishes. : LOAVES
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Secure the aid of. : ENLIST
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Acting the busybody. : SNOOPING
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Narrow stretch of land. : NECK
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Hot dog garnish. : KRAUT
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Florida Indian. : SEMINOLE
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Account. : NARRATIVE
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Importune. : URGE
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Arm bone. : RADIUS
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Olin and family of South Carolina. : JOHNSTONS
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State of affairs. : CASE
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Lease. : RENT
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Cereal stem. : CORNSTALK
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Confederate privateer of 1862-64. : ALABAMA
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Jerry of the Yankees. : COLEMAN
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Trade. : CALLING
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Something absurd that is believed to be true. : MARESNEST
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Large group of buildings. : PILE
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"Hitch your wagon ___." : TOASTAR
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In jeopardy. : ATSTAKE
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Vessel. : STEAMER
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Massiveness. : BULKINESS
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Twining stem. : BINE
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Indian of New Mexico. : TAOS
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Arranges for different musical instruments. : RESCORES
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___ express. : PONY
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Knife dealer. : CUTLER
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Body of worshipers. : CULT
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Founder of community named Harmony. : RAPP
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Immerses. : DIPS
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Sent (goods) abroad. : EXPORTED
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___ avis. : RARA
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Loosens. : EASES
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To be or not to be. : DILEMMA
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Certain veins, nerves, etc. : MEDIANS
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Produce so as to meet certain conditions. : TAILOR
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Character in Balfe opera. : ARLINE
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Very excited. : HEATED
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Loveliest of the Pleiades. : MAIA
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Writer of popular songs. : MERCER
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Method of procedure. : COURSE
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Relative of a chesterfield. : ULSTER
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Picnics: Colloq. : ROASTS
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Command to a dog. : SPEAK
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Reprove. : CHIDE
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Numbers. : SIXES
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Actor Robert. : ALDA
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Piece of furniture. : CRIB
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Hors d'___ (useless): Fr. : ETAT
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Uncle: Span. : TIO
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___ de vie. : EAU
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Type of lyric. : ODE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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