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ZOO STORY

New York Times, Sunday, December 8, 1963

Author:
Ted Dombras
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 572 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 109, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,243
Across
1. Personated. : ACTED
6. Malay knife. : KRIS
10. Bear Creek, Bull Shoals, etc. : DAMS
14. Dogfight. : SCRAP
19. Hen: Fr. : POULE
20. Ravelings. : LINT
21. Black. : EBON
22. Eat into. : ERODE
23. Species of sagacity. : HORSESENSE
25. Backyard sounds. : CATERWAULS
27. Each: Scot. : ILKA
28. In a playful way. : KITTENISHLY
30. Insect. : GNAT
31. Cochineal. : DYE
32. Caron role. : GIGI
33. Butt. : RAM
34. Basic: Abbr. : ELEM
36. Common prefix. : DIS
37. Bark. : YELP
39. Horseshoe Falls' river. : NIAGARA
42. Small drafts. : SIPS
44. Normandy town. : STLO
45. Dress: Colloq. : TOG
46. Reluctant: Var. : LOTH
48. Girl of song. : NITA
50. Giddy. : HAREBRAINED
54. Kind of dog. : SEEINGEYE
57. ___ to Cerberus. : ASOP
58. Vedic god. : AGNI
59. Snaky-haired spirit of Greek myth. : ERINYS
61. Elephant's ___ (begonias). : EARS
62. Beauty's devotee. : ESTHETE
64. Dog-tired. : ALLIN
66. Butterfly, crawl, etc. : STROKES
68. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
69. One: Ger. : EIN
70. One kind of party. : HEN
71. Bird-loving saint. : FRANCIS
75. Haystacks. : RICKS
77. Large naked mollusk. : SEAHARE
81. Yearling. : COLT
82. Most refined. : NICEST
84. Slightly open. : AJAR
86. ___ about. : ONOR
87. Constable's aide. : POLICEDOG
89. Part of a truism about March. : INLIKEALION
92. Medicinal gum. : KINO
93. Iris species. : IXIA
95. River into the Danube. : OLT
96. Edges. : HEMS
97. Cogwheel. : GEAR
99. Peace pipe. : CALUMET
101. Big butte. : MESA
102. Macaw. : ARA
104. Venetian isle. : LIDO
106. 144: Abbr. : GRO
107. Town near Judah. : ENAM
109. Discs: Abbr. : LPS
112. Home for baahlings. : COTE
114. Calaveras County creature. : JUMPINGFROG
117. For shame!: Ger. : PFUI
118. Like a snowman. : ABOMINABLE
120. TV antenna. : RABBITEARS
122. Laughs: Fr. : RIRES
123. Paris name. : DIOR
124. His: Fr. : ALUI
125. Fragrant root. : ORRIS
126. Come to pass. : ENSUE
127. M.I.T. degrees. : SCDS
128. Noisy birds, for short. : MAGS
129. Delectable. : YUMMY
Down
1. Garden pest. : APHID
2. Shanghai porter. : COOLY
3. Ragtime step. : TURKEYTROT
4. Literary lioness. : ELSA
5. Letter. : DEE
6. Arc light. : KLEIG
7. Lassie's predecessor. : RINTINTIN
8. This month: Abbr. : INST
9. Third class. : STEERAGE
10. Kind of point. : DECIMAL
11. Arabian garb. : ABAS
12. Holey. : MOTHEATEN
13. Fishhook fastener. : SNELL
14. Stitch. : SEW
15. Place for an ibex. : CRAG
16. Beef cut. : ROUNDSTEAK
17. U. N. name. : ADLAI
18. Irksome ones. : PESTS
24. Gambol. : SKIP
26. Romany ___. : RYES
29. Pony. : NAG
32. Viscid lump. : GLOB
35. State: Abbr. : MINN
38. Outsized. : ELEPHANTINE
40. Ancient Asian region. : IONIA
41. Varnish ingredient. : ROSIN
43. Compartmentalizes. : PIGEONHOLES
44. Speak pertly. : SASS
47. Interjections. : HEYS
49. Point on Isle of Man. : AYRE
50. "Scots, wha ___ . . . " : HAE
51. Ship's rope. : RATLINE
52. A dog's ___. : AGE
53. Corpus ___. : DELICTI
55. "___ a doctor in the house?" : ISTHERE
56. Letter. : ESS
60. Curling site. : RINK
63. And so forth. : ETC
65. Hawaiian wreaths. : LEIS
67. Part of the Dept. of Agr. : REA
71. Size of paper: Abbr. : FCP
72. Crow. : ROOK
73. Machines with strong jaws. : ALLIGATORS
74. African title. : SIDI
75. Palace: Lat. : REGIA
76. ___ à manger. : SALLE
77. Egyptian cotton. : SAK
78. Orwell tale. : ANIMALFARM
79. Marsupials, for short. : ROOS
80. Osprey's cousin. : ERN
83. Foppish. : COXCOMBIC
85. Twister's predecessor. : JITTERBUG
88. Ember. : COAL
90. Numerical graph. : NOMOGRAM
91. Interjection. : AHEM
94. City in the news. : ALGIERS
98. Rembrandt van ___. : RIJN
100. Vessel. : URN
101. Persian priests. : MAGI
102. Have ___. : ACARE
103. Thrush. : ROBIN
105. Pairs. : DUADS
108. Ora pro ___. : NOBIS
110. Jewish holiday. : PURIM
111. Mollycoddle. : SISSY
113. Australian bird. : EMEU
115. Trudge. : PLOD
116. Famous Scottie. : FALA
117. Inca land. : PERU
119. Honshu bay. : ISE
121. Teddy bear. : TOY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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