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ZOOGEOGRAPHY

New York Times, Sunday, November 24, 1968

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.47, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 667 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,043
Across Down
1. Nick Charles's dog : ASTA
5. Herb yielding starch : ARUM
9. Afflictions : WOES
13. Let up : ABATE
18. Yukon's capital : WHITEHORSE
21. It flows into the Snake : SALMONRIVER
23. Civil War battle site : CHICKAMAUGA
24. Island of the Nilometer : ELEPHANTINE
25. Relationships : LINKAGES
26. Wrinkled: Anat. : RUGAL
28. Baby beast : TOTO
29. Church title : DOM
30. Mum and others : ALES
31. Acid used in chemical analysis: Abbr. : EDTA
33. Branch of knowledge : OLOGY
35. Italian army mountaineer : ALPINO
37. Sea: Prefix : MER
38. Joint : WRIST
39. Certain nuclear particle : BOSON
40. Destroyed : UNDONE
41. Leslie Caron role : LILI
42. Old French coins : ECUS
44. Kind of flight : NONSTOP
46. Inhabit : OCCUPY
49. White-tailed bird : ELANET
51. Ponder : MUSE
52. Sword : EPEE
56. Vermont city : BARRE
57. Radar screen images : BLIPS
58. Name in theater lore : ODETS
60. Throng : SHOAL
61. Indian : OTOE
62. Path: Fr. : ALLEE
63. Good planting soil : LOESS
64. Sand : GEORGE
65. Coat of arms: Abbr. : ESC
66. Arkansas : BEARSTATE
68. Eyeglass : MONOCLE
69. Natives of Pyongyang : KOREANS
72. Warmth : ARDOR
73. Late : PASTDUE
74. Most meticulous : TIDIEST
75. Site of 1961 headlines : BAYOFPIGS
77. Mus. term : PPP
79. Nourishing, old style : ALIBLE
80. Becomes vapid : PALLS
82. Pax : IRENE
83. Face of a kind : DIAL
84. Certain ladies: Abbr. : MLLES
85. Draped garment: Var. : SAREE
86. Antelope of Somaliland : BEIRA
87. Cape of Nova Scotia : CANSO
88. Danish weights : ESER
89. Brandy from grape skins : MARC
90. Places for étudiants : ECOLES
92. ___ on one's laurels : TOREST
93. Sketch: Fr. : EBAUCHE
96. Coal scuttles : HODS
97. Chess piece : PAWN
98. ___ tonic : GINAND
100. Become subject to : INCUR
102. Autocrats : TSARS
104. Coarse wool : ABB
107. Church laws : CANONS
108. To kiss: Sp. : BESAR
109. Indian title: Var. : SHRI
110. Department of France : EURE
111. Stock market abbr. : AVG
112. Afrikaans : TAAL
114. Was inactive : IDLED
117. Forage plants : ALFALFAS
119. Saskatchewan lake : BEAVERLODGE
122. Inlet of the Mediterranean : GULFOFLIONS
124. Southernmost tip of England : LIZARDPOINT
125. It divides Niagara Falls : GOATISLAND
126. ___-Unis : ETATS
127. Goddess of hope : SPES
128. River in the Ukraine : STYR
129. The handy one : ANDY
1. For a time : AWHILE
2. Minnow : SHINER
3. Check marks : TICKS
4. Aleutian isle : ATKA
5. Turkish sultan (1643–95) : AHMEDII
6. Cookouts : ROASTS
7. Neighbor of Brazil: Abbr. : URU
8. Errand boy: Abbr. : MSGR
9. Inhabitant of Belgium : WALLOON
10. Corrida call : OLE
11. Vacuous : EMPTY
12. Part of London : SOHO
13. "William Tell" role : ARNOLDO
14. Morsel : BIT
15. Protein in egg white : AVIDIN
16. Top-heavy game score : TENONE
17. Desert: Prefix : EREMO
19. With anticipation : EAGERLY
20. Relative of agua : EAU
21. Phocoids : SEALS
22. Floating: It. : NATANTE
23. Tight-lipped one : CLAM
27. ___ Bay, air base in Labrador : GOOSE
32. Workshop : ATELIER
34. Brownies' cousins : GNOMES
36. Vatican tenure : POPEHOOD
38. Clean : WIPE
39. Breadstuffs : BUNS
40. Sea-going initials : USSS
41. Decoy : LURE
43. Island off Nova Scotia : CAPESABLE
45. Chipmunk's hoard : NUTS
46. Hautboy : OBOE
47. Borscht circuit site : CATSKILLS
48. Other name for the Limpopo : CROCODILE
49. Logan and others : ELLAS
50. Ultra: Slang : TOOTOO
53. 525-mile river in Alaska : PORCUPINE
54. Texas city on the Rio Grande : EAGLEPASS
55. Robt. ___ : ELEE
57. Mixed : BLENT
59. Massachusetts town : DEERFIELD
60. Shipped : SENT
62. Humble : ABASE
63. ___ man : LADYS
64. British poet : GOSSE
67. Irish port : TRALEE
68. ___ Carta : MAGNA
70. Of a river bank: Sp. : RIBERENO
71. Anguillidae : EELS
73. Jetties : PIERS
74. Not at all fractious : TAME
76. Churchmen : PRIESTS
78. Intrigue : PLOT
80. Monceau, for one : PARC
81. Man's nickname : ARCHIE
83. Mended place : DARN
85. Ibn ___ : SAUD
86. Rude one : BOOR
87. Bossies : COWS
89. Kind of roof : MANSARD
91. Surly one : CHURL
92. Duties : TARIFFS
94. Kids around : BANTERS
95. Navy men : ENSIGNS
97. Sitting room: Fr. : PARLOIR
98. ___ a try : GAVEIT
99. Part of a Huxley title : INGAZA
101. Youngest son : CADET
103. Compact, as wool : SHAFTY
104. Basically: Fr. : AUFOND
105. Drink : BRANDY
106. Catfish Row dweller : BESS
107. Wire : CABLE
108. Unwanted noise, in filming : BLOOP
110. Of an anc. Greek city : ELIAN
113. Dolomites : ALPS
115. Urge (on) : EGG
116. Pairs : DUOS
118. To the: It. : ALLA
120. Tub : VAT
121. Shaping tool : DIE
123. Language: Abbr. : LAT

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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