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BESTIARY

New York Times, Sunday, March 29, 1964

Author:
Leonard Sussman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 580 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Leonard Sussman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original solution had an error at 85-Across/66-Down (GOO instead of MOO); fixed it.

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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,355
Across
1
Jolly-boat. : YAWL
5
Bump into: Brit. slang. : PRANG
10
Moves slowly. : IDLES
15
Weather word. : SMOG
19
Musical treat. : ARIA
20
Advert (to). : REFER
21
I believe: Lat. : CREDO
22
Persian gazelle. : CORA
23
W. R. Mandale jingle. : POPGOESTHEWEASEL
26
Rounded. : OVAL
27
Large oars. : SWEEPS
28
Biblical land. : MOAB
29
Mesozoic phenomenon. : REPTILE
31
N. Z. tree. : RATA
33
Footwear. : CLOG
34
Historian's concern. : DATES
35
Wearables. : SWALLOWTAILEDCOATS
42
Amateurs. : TYROS
43
Kind of goat. : NANNY
44
Take for ___. : ARIDE
45
Cheer. : RAH
48
Norwegian king. : OLAF
49
___ de Aneto, Pyrenees high point. : PICO
50
Titles in India. : SRIS
51
Equipment for Walton. : POLE
52
Vault arch. : RIB
53
Pranks of a sort. : MONKEYSHINES
57
Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
58
Relatives of chatelaines. : KEYRINGS
60
Hollywood product. : EPIC
61
Dessert. : ECLAIR
63
High. : ALT
64
Pickles. : CORNS
65
Word of dissent. : NAY
66
Long-legged dog. : BORZOI
69
Forbear to do. : OMIT
70
Snail. : SLOWPOKE
75
Former Seoul name. : RHEE
76
Famous footballers. : CHICAGOBEARS
80
Chess piece: Abbr. : KNT
81
Staff man. : AIDE
82
Shortly. : ANON
83
Chooses. : OPTS
84
Goatlike creature. : FAUN
85
Rustic sound. : MOO
86
Bag: It. : SACCO
88
Part of a Chinese name. : ENLAI
90
Partitions. : SEPTA
91
Absurdities. : COCKANDBULLSTORIES
94
Tennis stroke. : SMASH
96
Measures. : RODS
97
Be told. : HEAR
98
Regatta sight. : CATBOAT
100
Humming sound. : SING
101
Adorns (oneself). : PREENS
105
Odd: Scot. : ORRA
106
Frontier song from 1815. : TURKEYINTHESTRAW
111
Hibernian. : GAEL
112
Clear sky. : ETHER
113
Racket. : NOISE
114
German article. : EINE
115
Hindu diety. : SIVA
116
Packs away. : STOWS
117
Midges. : GNATS
118
___ duck. : DEAD
Down
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Canine sounds. : YAPS
2
In a line. : AROW
3
Cancel (with "out"). : WIPE
4
Nobelist author, 1909. : LAGERLOF
5
Quickly. : PRESTO
6
Home: Abbr. : RES
7
Toward the fantail. : AFT
8
Book of the Bible: Abbr. : NEH
9
Imp of a sort. : GREMLIN
10
Geologic period. : ICEAGE
11
Monotonous. : DRAB
12
Man's nickname. : LES
13
River into the Fulda. : EDER
14
Loneliness: Sp. : SOLEDAD
15
Walter and others. : SCOTTS
16
"To Kill a Mockingbird." : MOVIE
17
Student's trial. : ORALS
18
Wind. : GALE
24
Gems. : OPALS
25
Like a lamb. : WOOLY
30
Dough: Fr. : PATE
32
Canopy. : AWNING
33
Dugout. : CANOE
35
Jabiru. : STORK
36
Maggie of Barrie play. : WYLIE
37
Home of the Sheik. : ARABY
38
Brass items. : TACKS
39
Anc. Persian coins. : DARICS
40
Horsehair: Fr. : CRIN
41
French river. : OISE
45
City saved by geese. : ROMA
46
Jai ___. : ALAI
47
Austrian title. : HERR
49
Of the Black Sea. : PONTIC
50
Oriental religion. : SHINTO
51
Water animal. : POLYP
53
Historic isle. : MILO
54
Navy rating. : YEOMAN
55
Shoot. : SPRIG
56
Caballeros. : SENORS
59
Ship with top deck removed. : RAZEE
62
Bird sounds. : CAWS
64
Protective covering. : COCOON
66
Author Stoker. : BRAM
67
Where Canton is. : OHIO
68
Make over. : REDO
70
Flower part. : SEPAL
71
Somewhat tardy. : LATISH
72
Giraffe's cousin. : OKAPI
73
First name in football. : KNUTE
74
Heaters. : ETNAS
77
Horse for hire. : HACK
78
King of anc. empire. : INCA
79
Seed vessels. : BOLLS
84
Searched out. : FERRETED
86
Just fair. : SOSO
87
Loyal friend. : ACHATES
88
Black. : EBONY
89
Jogging. : NUDGING
90
Emulates eagles or falcons. : SOARS
91
Wilder novel (with "The"). : CABALA
92
Laundry machines. : DRIERS
93
Aboriginal shelters. : TEPEES
94
Abraham's wife. : SARAI
95
Clerical title: Abbr. : MTREV
98
Machine parts. : COGS
99
Fictional lawyer. : TUTT
100
Twist. : SKEW
102
City in Pennsylvania. : ERIE
103
Wendy's dog. : NANA
104
Neighbor of Nor. : SWED
107
Greek letter. : RHO
108
Common prefix. : NON
109
Spanish aunt. : TIA
110
Famous monogram. : HST

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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