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ZOO'S WHO?

New York Times, Sunday, March 4, 1990

5-Down : Group of crows

Author:
Jim Bernhard
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 148, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 609 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 102, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Jim Bernhard has 1 known pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,726
Across
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Schickele's Bach : PDQ
4
Diva Lucine : AMARA
9
Exactly vertical : PLUMB
14
Boxing refs' calls : TKOS
18
Stead : LIEU
19
Koran chapters : SURAS
20
Kind of show : RAREE
21
A lagomorph : HARE
22
Napoleon slept here: 1814 : ELBA
23
Pamphlet : TRACT
24
Swelling in plant cells : EDEMA
25
Egyptian sun disk : ATEN
26
Targets for Walter? : CLAYPIDGEONS
29
Lightweight champ Carlos: 1960's : ORTIZ
31
Direct phone link for Bush : HOTLINE
32
Bway. sign : SRO
33
High dwelling : AERIE
35
Org. for Snead : PGA
38
Kind of basil : SWEET
39
Sigma preceder : RHO
41
Antenna for singer Eddie? : RABBITTEARS
44
Parts of dols. : CTS
46
Suppositions : IFS
48
Tito's real name : BROZ
49
Loretta of "M*A*S*H" : SWIT
50
Ingrid's role in "Casablanca" : ILSA
53
Poison for Nero? : WOLFESBANE
56
Luigi's "Enough!" : BASTA
57
Attendance check : ROLLCALL
59
Suckling's output : POESY
60
Old French coin : SOU
61
Writer St. Johns : ADELA
62
Muffin : GEM
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Penultimate Greek letter : PSI
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Swindles : RIPSOFF
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Ball holder : TEE
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Zhivago's portrayer : SHARIF
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Medieval land tenure : SOCAGE
75
O'Neill play: 1917 : ILE
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Sights at Shaker Heights : ESTATES
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Subvert : SAP
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Type of buoy : NUN
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"Oklahoma!" aunt : ELLER
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Jailbird : CON
84
Went : FARED
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What 1988 was : LEAPYEAR
88
Phil the Fiddler's creator : ALGER
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What Michael uses to handle people? : KIDDGLOVES
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Approximately : ORSO
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Aaron or Raymond : BURR
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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"___ Got Sixpence" : IVE
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Actress Jillian : ANN
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Fruit for Buster? : CRABBEAPPLE
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San Francisco's 49___ : ERS
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"___ World Turns" : ASTHE
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Susan of "L.A. Law" : DEY
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Hawley-___ Tariff Act : SMOOT
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Denise of "The Garry Moore Show" : LOR
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Wetlands : MARSHES
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Kind of acid : FOLIC
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Observers of a W.Va. legislator? : BYRDWATCHERS
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Schoenberg's "Moses und ___" : ARON
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Shaw's phonetic spelling of "fish" : GHOTI
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Fanon : ORALE
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Peak : ACME
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"You're the pants on a ___ usher": Porter : ROXY
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Spring harbinger : ROBIN
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Carter and Gwyn : NELLS
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Play re Sadie Thompson : RAIN
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Memorable jogger James : FIXX
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Southfork family name : EWING
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"Why, thou ___ God ... ": Shak. : OWEST
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Stat for Saberhagen : ERA
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"___ Talk," 1959 film : PILLOW
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Forensic competition : DEBATE
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Summons for Dan? : QUAYLECALL
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Actor in "The Addams Family" : ASTIN
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Group of crows : MURDER
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Berlin's "He's ___ Picker" : ARAG
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Speeds away : RACESOFF
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Brooke or Mary : ASTOR
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G.R.F. was one : PRES
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Terhune dog : LAD
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British actress Mary : URE
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Learn by heart : MEMORIZE
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Grin and ___ : BEARIT
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Bangkok native : THAI
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Comedian Mickey's dupes? : KATZPAWS
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Product of 51 Down : ORE
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Member of Cong. : SEN
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Nobelist Walesa and namesakes : LECHS
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Younger or Elder statesman : PITT
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Negative conjunction : NOR
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Asian festival : TET
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Sore : ABRASION
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Hard wood : EBONY
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Spunk : GRIT
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Charleses' dog : ASTA
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British actress Wendy : HILLER
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Conventual superior : ABBESS
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Jacob's brother's namesakes : ESAUS
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Namibia, once: Abbr. : SWA
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Ninth mo. : SEP
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Steamed : IRATE
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Deposits : LODES
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Wintry phenomenon : SLEET
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Preobrajenska and Spessivtzeva : OLGAS
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Propitiatory bribe : SOP
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Shepherdess of rhyme : BOPEEP
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One of the Dioscuri : CASTOR
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Mr., in Milano : SIG
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Adjust unsatisfactorily : MISADAPT
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Hindu queen : RANEE
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Warren Moon is one : OILER
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Siphonaptera members : FLEAS
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Iron: Comb. form : FERRO
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Grown-up pullet : HEN
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Burden, to the Bard : FARDEL
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___ City, Calif. : CULVER
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Acidulous : ACERB
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Throw : PEG
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Biggest part for Sue? : LYONSSHARE
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Dempsey challenger: 1923 : FIRPO
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Half of MCII : DLI
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Jehoshaphat's predecessor : ASA
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Initial alphabetic sequence : ABCD
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Attract : LURE
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Fur for Redd? : GRAYFOXX
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___ Bay, Yellow Sea inlet : KIAOCHOW
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Caused a rubber check : OVERDREW
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Drug cop : NARC
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Theol. degree : BSL
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Political exile : EMIGRE
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English cathedral town : ELY
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Composer of "The Wiz" : SMALLS
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Movie thriller in 1977 : THECAR
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Lysander's love : HERMIA
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City on the Ruhr : ESSEN
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Where "The Stein Song" is often sung : ORONO
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Nuclear trial, for short : ATEST
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Chalcedony : ONYX
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Ex-Met director : BING
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Ridge : WALE
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Sandy's only word : ARF
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Jarry's "Ubu ___" : ROI
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___-Wan Kenobi of "Star Wars" : OBI
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Can : TIN

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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