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MENAGERIE

New York Times, Sunday, May 24, 1959

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 563 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,600
Across
1. Hardly ever. : SELDOM
7. Offshoots. : SPRIGS
13. Emit. : LETOUT
19. Colorful bird. : ORIOLE
20. Former Italian colony. : ERITREA
22. Actress De Carlo. : YVONNE
23. Symbol of hypocrisy, from 300 A.D. : CROCODILETEARS
25. To wit. : NAMELY
26. Caledonian John. : IAN
27. Treat for beggars. : RIDE
28. Craftsman. : ARTISAN
30. Worry. : FRET
31. Nipa palm. : ATAP
33. In re: Abbr. : CONC
35. Legislative building. : SENATEHOUSE
37. Road ways. : LANES
39. Money for spumone. : LIRA
41. Book of Moses: Abbr. : DEUT
42. Long, long times. : EONS
43. Pendant earring. : DROP
45. Distance around: Abbr. : CIRC
47. Headline name of French Occupation. : LAVAL
49. Spotted. : MOTTLED
52. Continental: Comb. form. : EURO
54. Three-banked galley. : TRIREME
57. Mr. Tutt's nickname. : EPH
58. Complete halts. : DEADSTOPS
61. Thin and watery. : SEROUS
63. Rough shelter. : SHED
65. Have the answers. : KNOW
66. Dead end. : WALL
68. Cower. : CRINGE
69. Nail: Comb. form. : HELO
70. No bed of roses. : ADOGSLIFE
73. Adds to: Dial. : EKES
74. Oxlike antelopes. : ELANDS
77. Norse name. : OLAF
78. Logger's boots. : PACS
80. Legislators: Abbr. : SENS
81. Old-time simpleton. : SIMKIN
82. Circus attraction. : FREAKSHOW
85. Second person. : YOU
86. Heloise's Pierre. : ABELARD
89. Part of a common verb. : BEEN
90. Quake. : TREMBLE
92. Puerto Rican palm. : YAGUA
93. Think: Archaic. : TROW
95. Lady's man. : BEAU
96. Poetic verb. : HAST
98. ___ en scène (setting). : MISE
101. Of the ear. : OTIC
103. Like certain singers. : NASAL
106. Forerunner of the Iron Horse. : PONYEXPRESS
109. Pierre is here: Abbr. : SDAK
111. One of the Trimurti. : SIVA
112. Vein of metal. : LODE
113. Oriental. : ASIATIC
115. Times. : ERAS
117. Knot in cotton fiber. : NEP
118. When "near all the birds will sing." : ATDAWN
120. Howdah occupants. : ELEPHANTRIDERS
123. Become enraged: Colloq. phrase. : SEERED
124. In succession. : SERIATE
125. Rich dessert. : MOUSSE
126. Bushy-haired. : TRESSY
127. Parasitic plant. : DODDER
128. Plants in the carrot family. : ANISES
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1. Get-together. : SOCIAL
2. Printer's mistakes. : ERRATA
3. Symbols of strength and meekness (with "The"). : LIONANDTHELAMB
4. One of the Seven Dwarfs. : DOC
5. Swan genus. : OLOR
6. Doc. : MEDIC
7. Kind of acid solution dissolving gold. : SELENIC
8. Before: Prefix. : PRE
9. Diminutive of a girl's name. : RITA
10. Roman ways. : ITERS
11. In particles, as cheese. : GRATED
12. Protein derivative, like gelatin. : SERINE
13. "East ___." : LYNNE
14. Miss St. Clare. : EVA
15. Funny businesses. : TOMFOOLERIES
16. Scoreless-game spoiler. : ONERUN
17. Except that. : UNLESS
18. Maggie ___, noted English soprano. : TEYTE
21. Big-money race horse of 1946. : ASSAULT
24. Hero. : IDOL
29. Rose petal perfume. : ATTAR
32. Saucy. : PERT
34. Gives a false alarm. : CRIESWOLF
36. Audience member. : HEARER
38. Auction cry. : SOLD
40. In ___ (routine-bound). : ARUT
44. Secret look. : PEEK
46. Time's tracks. : CROWSFEET
48. English noble: Abbr. : VISC
49. Slips into gear. : MESHES
50. Maiden in 1602 drama. : OPHELIA
51. Name in nautical literature. : DANA
53. Ring stone. : OPAL
55. Pranksters' doings. : MONKEYBUSINESS
56. Aromatic liquid from oil of cloves. : EUGENOL
59. Real gone bird. : DODO
60. Relatives of running bowlines. : SLIPKNOTS
62. Actor Hayakawa. : SESSUE
64. A long, long time. : DONKEYSYEARS
67. Local freight agents: Abbr. : LFAS
71. Clothing. : GARB
72. Dutch commune. : ECHT
75. Expand. : DILATE
76. Obstruction. : SNAG
79. Service tree apple. : SORB
83. Any aircraft. : AERO
84. Suppose: Archaic. : WEEN
87. Remnants. : RUMPS
88. Mild farms. : DAIRIES
91. Cote sounds. : MAAS
94. Philadelphia art collector. : WIDENER
96. Owl. : HOOTER
97. "I'd lay me doun ___." : ANDDEE
99. Decided finally. : SEALED
100. Estuary: Span. : ESTERO
102. Illogical horse preceder. : CART
104. Hardly eager. : AVERSE
105. Falls from grace. : LAPSES
106. Granule or cell: Comb. form. : PLAST
107. The algebraic mysteries. : XANDY
108. Simply not insipid. : SIPID
110. Fate, from the Sanskrit. : KARMA
114. African lake. : CHAD
116. Holy Land: Var. : SION
119. Ballplayer Westrum. : WES
121. Dined. : ATE
122. Musical pairs. : DUI

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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