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CENTERPIECE

New York Times, Sunday, March 9, 1958

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 Down
1. 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
64. Kitchen equipment. : COOKSTOVE
65. Persian hero, conqueror of the white dragon. : RUSTAM
66. Living soul. : MAN
67. 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
73. Likely. : APT
74. Secretary. : DESK
75. Mercator, for instance. : MAPPER
76. Beardless wild goats. : TAHRS
79. Cloud. : MIST
80. Intermediate: Comb. form. : MESO
81. Return. : RECUR
85. Expanse. : AREA
86. Maglie and Mineo. : SALS
87. Yielders. : CEDERS
89. Perform alone. : SOLO
90. Waterfront group. : ILA
91. Cap-___ (from head to foot). : APIE
92. A turn in skiing. : CHRISTIE
94. Where Capetown is: Abbr. : USA
95. Base south of Bay of Whales. : LITTLEAMERICA
98. Wrests from. : EXTORTS
100. Lake in New York. : ONEIDA
101. ___ name. : MAIDEN
102. Determined effort. : DEADSET
103. Tree of North America. : REDOAK
104. Town near Lille, scene of battle, 1915. : AUBERS
105. Controls. : STEERS
1. Roofed open gallery. : LOGGIA
2. Mission. : ERRAND
3. Adjusted. : ALINED
4. Clock of a certain shape. : NEF
5. Famous American sculptor. : TAFT
6. Vegetable. : ONION
7. Reconciles. : ACCORDS
8. Commander of Texas forces at the Alamo. : TRAVIS
9. Bindings. : TAPES
10. ___ so (very). : EVER
11. Short period of time: Colloq. : SEC
12. Vilify. : TRADUCE
13. Inhabitant of Meshed. : IRANI
14. Guinea pig. : CAVY
15. Noun suffix. : ITE
16. Dress ___. : CIRCLE
17. Baked meat dishes. : LOAVES
18. Secure the aid of. : ENLIST
20. Acting the busybody. : SNOOPING
25. Narrow stretch of land. : NECK
28. Hot dog garnish. : KRAUT
32. Florida Indian. : SEMINOLE
34. Account. : NARRATIVE
35. Importune. : URGE
37. Arm bone. : RADIUS
39. Olin and family of South Carolina. : JOHNSTONS
40. State of affairs. : CASE
42. Lease. : RENT
43. Cereal stem. : CORNSTALK
44. Head: Fr. : TETE
45. Confederate privateer of 1862–64. : ALABAMA
46. Jerry of the Yankees. : COLEMAN
47. Trade. : CALLING
48. Something absurd that is believed to be true. : MARESNEST
49. Large group of buildings. : PILE
50. "Hitch your wagon ___." : TOASTAR
51. In jeopardy. : ATSTAKE
52. Vessel. : STEAMER
54. Massiveness. : BULKINESS
55. Twining stem. : BINE
58. Indian of New Mexico. : TAOS
59. Arranges for different musical instruments. : RESCORES
61. ___ express. : PONY
62. Knife dealer. : CUTLER
64. Body of worshipers. : CULT
65. Founder of community named Harmony. : RAPP
67. Immerses. : DIPS
68. Sent (goods) abroad. : EXPORTED
70. ___ avis. : RARA
72. Loosens. : EASES
74. To be or not to be. : DILEMMA
75. Certain veins, nerves, etc. : MEDIANS
76. Produce so as to meet certain conditions. : TAILOR
77. Character in Balfe opera. : ARLINE
78. Very excited. : HEATED
79. Loveliest of the Pleiades. : MAIA
80. Writer of popular songs. : MERCER
82. Method of procedure. : COURSE
83. Relative of a chesterfield. : ULSTER
84. Picnics: Colloq. : ROASTS
86. Command to a dog. : SPEAK
87. Reprove. : CHIDE
88. Numbers. : SIXES
91. Actor Robert. : ALDA
92. Piece of furniture. : CRIB
93. Hors d'___ (useless): Fr. : ETAT
96. Uncle: Span. : TIO
97. ___ de vie. : EAU
99. Type of lyric. : ODE

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

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