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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
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Personated. : ACTED
6
Malay knife. : KRIS
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Bear Creek, Bull Shoals, etc. : DAMS
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Dogfight. : SCRAP
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Hen: Fr. : POULE
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Ravelings. : LINT
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Black. : EBON
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Eat into. : ERODE
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Species of sagacity. : HORSESENSE
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Backyard sounds. : CATERWAULS
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Each: Scot. : ILKA
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In a playful way. : KITTENISHLY
30
Insect. : GNAT
31
Cochineal. : DYE
32
Caron role. : GIGI
33
Butt. : RAM
34
Basic: Abbr. : ELEM
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Common prefix. : DIS
37
Bark. : YELP
39
Horseshoe Falls' river. : NIAGARA
42
Small drafts. : SIPS
44
Normandy town. : STLO
45
Dress: Colloq. : TOG
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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
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One: Ger. : EIN
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One kind of party. : HEN
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Bird-loving saint. : FRANCIS
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Haystacks. : RICKS
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Large naked mollusk. : SEAHARE
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Yearling. : COLT
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Most refined. : NICEST
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Slightly open. : AJAR
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___ about. : ONOR
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Constable's aide. : POLICEDOG
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Part of a truism about March. : INLIKEALION
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Medicinal gum. : KINO
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Iris species. : IXIA
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River into the Danube. : OLT
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Edges. : HEMS
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Cogwheel. : GEAR
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Peace pipe. : CALUMET
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Big butte. : MESA
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Macaw. : ARA
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Venetian isle. : LIDO
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144: Abbr. : GRO
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Town near Judah. : ENAM
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Discs: Abbr. : LPS
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Home for baahlings. : COTE
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Calaveras County creature. : JUMPINGFROG
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For shame!: Ger. : PFUI
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Like a snowman. : ABOMINABLE
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TV antenna. : RABBITEARS
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Laughs: Fr. : RIRES
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Paris name. : DIOR
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His: Fr. : ALUI
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Fragrant root. : ORRIS
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Come to pass. : ENSUE
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M.I.T. degrees. : SCDS
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Noisy birds, for short. : MAGS
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Delectable. : YUMMY
Down
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Garden pest. : APHID
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Shanghai porter. : COOLY
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Ragtime step. : TURKEYTROT
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Literary lioness. : ELSA
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Letter. : DEE
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Arc light. : KLEIG
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Lassie's predecessor. : RINTINTIN
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This month: Abbr. : INST
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Third class. : STEERAGE
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Kind of point. : DECIMAL
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Arabian garb. : ABAS
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Holey. : MOTHEATEN
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Fishhook fastener. : SNELL
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Stitch. : SEW
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Place for an ibex. : CRAG
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Beef cut. : ROUNDSTEAK
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U. N. name. : ADLAI
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Irksome ones. : PESTS
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Gambol. : SKIP
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Romany ___. : RYES
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Pony. : NAG
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Viscid lump. : GLOB
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State: Abbr. : MINN
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Outsized. : ELEPHANTINE
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Ancient Asian region. : IONIA
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Varnish ingredient. : ROSIN
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Compartmentalizes. : PIGEONHOLES
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Speak pertly. : SASS
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Interjections. : HEYS
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Point on Isle of Man. : AYRE
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"Scots, wha ___ . . . " : HAE
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Ship's rope. : RATLINE
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A dog's ___. : AGE
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Corpus ___. : DELICTI
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"___ a doctor in the house?" : ISTHERE
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Letter. : ESS
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Curling site. : RINK
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And so forth. : ETC
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Hawaiian wreaths. : LEIS
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Part of the Dept. of Agr. : REA
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Size of paper: Abbr. : FCP
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Crow. : ROOK
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Machines with strong jaws. : ALLIGATORS
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African title. : SIDI
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Palace: Lat. : REGIA
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___ à manger. : SALLE
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Egyptian cotton. : SAK
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Orwell tale. : ANIMALFARM
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Marsupials, for short. : ROOS
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Osprey's cousin. : ERN
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Foppish. : COXCOMBIC
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Twister's predecessor. : JITTERBUG
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Ember. : COAL
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Numerical graph. : NOMOGRAM
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Interjection. : AHEM
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City in the news. : ALGIERS
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Rembrandt van ___. : RIJN
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Vessel. : URN
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Persian priests. : MAGI
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Have ___. : ACARE
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Thrush. : ROBIN
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Pairs. : DUADS
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Ora pro ___. : NOBIS
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Jewish holiday. : PURIM
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Mollycoddle. : SISSY
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Australian bird. : EMEU
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Trudge. : PLOD
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Famous Scottie. : FALA
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Inca land. : PERU
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Honshu bay. : ISE
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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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