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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
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Nick Charles's dog : ASTA
5
Herb yielding starch : ARUM
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Afflictions : WOES
13
Let up : ABATE
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Yukon's capital : WHITEHORSE
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It flows into the Snake : SALMONRIVER
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Civil War battle site : CHICKAMAUGA
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Island of the Nilometer : ELEPHANTINE
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Relationships : LINKAGES
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Wrinkled: Anat. : RUGAL
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Baby beast : TOTO
29
Church title : DOM
30
Mum and others : ALES
31
Acid used in chemical analysis: Abbr. : EDTA
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Branch of knowledge : OLOGY
35
Italian army mountaineer : ALPINO
37
Sea: Prefix : MER
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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
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Indian : OTOE
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Path: Fr. : ALLEE
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Good planting soil : LOESS
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Sand : GEORGE
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Coat of arms: Abbr. : ESC
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Arkansas : BEARSTATE
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Eyeglass : MONOCLE
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Natives of Pyongyang : KOREANS
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Warmth : ARDOR
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Late : PASTDUE
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Most meticulous : TIDIEST
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Site of 1961 headlines : BAYOFPIGS
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Mus. term : PPP
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Nourishing, old style : ALIBLE
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Becomes vapid : PALLS
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Pax : IRENE
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Face of a kind : DIAL
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Certain ladies: Abbr. : MLLES
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Draped garment: Var. : SAREE
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Antelope of Somaliland : BEIRA
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Cape of Nova Scotia : CANSO
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Danish weights : ESER
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Brandy from grape skins : MARC
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Places for étudiants : ECOLES
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___ on one's laurels : TOREST
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Sketch: Fr. : EBAUCHE
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Coal scuttles : HODS
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Chess piece : PAWN
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___ tonic : GINAND
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Become subject to : INCUR
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Autocrats : TSARS
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Coarse wool : ABB
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Church laws : CANONS
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To kiss: Sp. : BESAR
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Indian title: Var. : SHRI
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Department of France : EURE
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Stock market abbr. : AVG
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Afrikaans : TAAL
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Was inactive : IDLED
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Forage plants : ALFALFAS
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Saskatchewan lake : BEAVERLODGE
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Inlet of the Mediterranean : GULFOFLIONS
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Southernmost tip of England : LIZARDPOINT
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It divides Niagara Falls : GOATISLAND
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___-Unis : ETATS
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Goddess of hope : SPES
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River in the Ukraine : STYR
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The handy one : ANDY
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For a time : AWHILE
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Minnow : SHINER
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Check marks : TICKS
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Aleutian isle : ATKA
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Turkish sultan (1643–95) : AHMEDII
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Cookouts : ROASTS
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Neighbor of Brazil: Abbr. : URU
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Errand boy: Abbr. : MSGR
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Inhabitant of Belgium : WALLOON
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Corrida call : OLE
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Vacuous : EMPTY
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Part of London : SOHO
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"William Tell" role : ARNOLDO
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Morsel : BIT
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Protein in egg white : AVIDIN
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Top-heavy game score : TENONE
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Desert: Prefix : EREMO
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With anticipation : EAGERLY
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Relative of agua : EAU
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Phocoids : SEALS
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Floating: It. : NATANTE
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Tight-lipped one : CLAM
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___ Bay, air base in Labrador : GOOSE
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Workshop : ATELIER
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Brownies' cousins : GNOMES
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Vatican tenure : POPEHOOD
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Clean : WIPE
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Breadstuffs : BUNS
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Sea-going initials : USSS
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Decoy : LURE
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Island off Nova Scotia : CAPESABLE
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Chipmunk's hoard : NUTS
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Hautboy : OBOE
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Borscht circuit site : CATSKILLS
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Other name for the Limpopo : CROCODILE
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Logan and others : ELLAS
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Ultra: Slang : TOOTOO
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525-mile river in Alaska : PORCUPINE
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Texas city on the Rio Grande : EAGLEPASS
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Robt. ___ : ELEE
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Mixed : BLENT
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Massachusetts town : DEERFIELD
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Shipped : SENT
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Humble : ABASE
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___ man : LADYS
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British poet : GOSSE
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Irish port : TRALEE
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___ Carta : MAGNA
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Of a river bank: Sp. : RIBERENO
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Anguillidae : EELS
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Jetties : PIERS
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Not at all fractious : TAME
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Churchmen : PRIESTS
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Intrigue : PLOT
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Monceau, for one : PARC
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Man's nickname : ARCHIE
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Mended place : DARN
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Ibn ___ : SAUD
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Rude one : BOOR
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Bossies : COWS
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Kind of roof : MANSARD
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Surly one : CHURL
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Duties : TARIFFS
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Kids around : BANTERS
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Navy men : ENSIGNS
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Sitting room: Fr. : PARLOIR
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___ a try : GAVEIT
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Part of a Huxley title : INGAZA
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Youngest son : CADET
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Compact, as wool : SHAFTY
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Basically: Fr. : AUFOND
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Drink : BRANDY
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Catfish Row dweller : BESS
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Wire : CABLE
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Unwanted noise, in filming : BLOOP
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Of an anc. Greek city : ELIAN
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Dolomites : ALPS
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Urge (on) : EGG
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Pairs : DUOS
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To the: It. : ALLA
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Tub : VAT
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Shaping tool : DIE
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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