TITLE MATCHES AT THE ZOO

New York Times, Sunday, July 25, 1993

Author:Jacques Liwer
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 165, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 618 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 10, XRef: 0 Grid has mirror symmetry.
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© 1993, The New York Times
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1. Parties : AFFAIRS
8. Jewish festival : PURIM
13. He makes ends meet : SPLICER
20. Clown; buffoon : PIERROT
21. Spanish grape and wine : MALAGAS
23. Freight charge : HAULAGE
24. Luciano's friendly rival : PLACIDO
25. Shade of purple : ANEMONE
26. Bake pieces in sauce with crumbs on top: Var. : ESCALOP
27. Musket attachment : EER
28. Gazelle muted by DDT? : SILENTSPRINGBOK
31. Comics' Abner : LIL
32. Up: Comb. form : ANO
33. Below, to Bryant : NEATH
34. Gogol's "___ Bulba" : TARAS
35. Costa Rica's ___ Peninsula : OSA
36. Tories' foes : LEFTS
39. Cambodian money : RIEL
41. Japanese zither : KOTO
42. Noble : LOFTY
44. Fish in a Broadway musical? : FINIANSRAINBOWTROUT
50. Considering everything : ALLTOLD
52. Where Homs is : SYRIA
53. Worldly : EARTHEN
56. Asian legumes : SOYABEANS
59. Coll. entrance exam : SAT
60. Tanzanian wildlife reserve : SERENGETI
62. One-eyed god : ODIN
63. Equal: Comb. form : ISO
65. Hope, to W.J.C. : BPL
66. English poet Wilfred ___ : OWEN
67. Quagmire : FEN
68. Navy's savage foe? : THECRUELSEALION
77. Suffix with treat : ISE
78. Author of "A Burnt-Out Case" : GREENE
80. Bias : SLANT
81. Record : ENROLL
83. Connected : AFFINED
85. Handel oratorio : MESSIAH
87. Philippics : TIRADES
90. A certain bandit's mouth : SLOT
91. Marilyn Horne, e.g. : DIVA
93. Ancient suicide helper : ASP
94. Excited : AGOG
96. Sad news, for short : OBIT
97. Grayish blue : SAXE
98. Singer Simone : NINA
100. Word with car or fish : FLAT
101. Faro card : SODA
102. Spirit, in Savoie : AME
103. Potential princes caught by LaMotta-De Niro? : RAGINGBULLFROGS
110. A First Lady's monogram : AER
111. Peyote : MESCAL
113. Fixed relation : RATIO
114. Pied-___ (temporary lodging) : ATERRE
116. Perambulated : ROAMED
120. Emulate Sister Souljah : RAP
121. Queeg or Queequeg : SEAMAN
124. Berlin-to-Dresden dir. : SSE
126. Some occupy sidewalks : CAFES
128. Lead-and-tin alloy : TERNE
129. Like a wee bairn : SMA
132. Endangered Peking bird? : THELASTEMPERORPENGUIN
138. Madison Ave. come-ons : TEASERS
139. Marina fee : MOORAGE
140. Just : MERITED
142. Actress Funicello : ANNETTE
143. Orwell was one; also, Eden : ETONIAN
144. "It ___ of true theories . . . ": W. Whewell : ISATEST
145. Biked downhill : COASTED
146. Cry at N.B.A. games : DEFENSE
147. States : ASSERTS
1. Supplication : APPEAL
2. Famous U.S. merchant : FILENE
3. Jung's "batophobia"? : FEAROFFLYINGFOXES
4. Rainbow, e.g. : ARC
5. Mascagni opera : IRIS
6. "The Kiss" sculptor : RODIN
7. Scarf : STOLE
8. Pittsburgh team : PANTHERS
9. Rubber trees : ULES
10. Airplane access : RAMP
11. Painter Grabar : IGOR
12. Where Winnipeg is : MANITOBA
13. Ancient Arabian kingdom : SHEBA
14. ___ dobles (Latin dances) : PASOS
15. Lady courted at Reno : LUCK
16. Labor org. : ILA
17. London hog's "oink"? : CALLOFTHEWILDBOAR
18. One with "I" trouble : EGOIST
19. Second match : REPLAY
21. Winged supplicant : MANTIS
22. Upper house in Italia : SENATO
29. Garner deservedly : EARN
30. Sprout : GROW
37. Cronus, e.g. : TITAN
38. Brahmin : SNOB
40. Ballads : LAYS
41. Make cardigans : KNIT
42. Like Dickens's Mrs. Gummidge : LORN
43. Payment to the I.R.S., e.g. : OUTGO
45. One-act play by O'Neill : ILE
46. Novel by Nabokov : ADA
47. Sinn Feiner's org. : IRA
48. Thrice: Comb. form : TER
49. Author Foley : RAE
50. Time-setting phrase : ASOF
51. Sourdough's strike : LODE
54. Some Somme seasons : ETES
55. Lowest pinochle card : NINE
57. Riviera resort : NICE
58. Rus., e.g., formerly : SSR
60. Tunbridge Wells is one : SPA
61. Model Macpherson : ELLE
64. It comes out in the Wash : OUSE
65. Beth's Greek cousin : BETA
68. Lacrosse team : TEN
69. Caution : HEED
70. Conclusion : ENDING
71. Lionized lioness : ELSA
72. Girl for Lauder : LASS
73. Fragment : SNIP
74. Wholly : INTOTO
75. Not a dup. : ORIG
76. "___ iron bars a cage": Lovelace : NOR
79. Observance : RITE
82. Myanmar neighbor : LAOS
83. State in NE India : ASSAM
84. Fondue feature : FLAME
85. "Death in Venice" author : MANN
86. Moiety : HALF
88. Downy bird : EIDER
89. Etiquette boo-boo : STARE
92. "QB ___," Uris book: 1971 : VII
95. Needlefish : GAR
99. Sec. Espy's Dept. : AGR
100. Showman Ziegfeld : FLO
103. Noted Indian novelist : RAO
104. Menu section : ALACARTE
105. Groggery : BAR
106. Actress Hagen : UTA
107. Impertinence : LIP
108. Pluck : GAMENESS
109. Penn. is one : STA
112. Malay daggers : CREESES
115. In succession : ENSUITE
117. Assembled : MASSED
118. Salamander : EFT
119. Held an opinion : DEEMED
121. Unruffled : SERENE
122. Marshall Plan initials : ERP
123. Lack of vigor : ANEMIA
124. Apt anagram for notes : STENO
125. Author Alexander : SHANA
127. What David did to Goliath : SMOTE
128. Part of Souter's wardrobe : TOGAS
130. Kind of box or joint : MITER
131. " . . . ___ of traitors": Shak. : ANEST
133. Native of Riga : LETT
134. Interjection re a sudden disappearance : POOF
135. Zane Grey's masked rider : ERNE
136. Kind of check or coat : RAIN
137. Mardi ___ : GRAS
138. U.S.A.F. group : TAC
141. Certain N.F.L. players : DTS

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