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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
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,600
Across
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Hardly ever. : SELDOM
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Offshoots. : SPRIGS
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Emit. : LETOUT
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Colorful bird. : ORIOLE
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Former Italian colony. : ERITREA
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Actress De Carlo. : YVONNE
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Symbol of hypocrisy, from 300 A.D. : CROCODILETEARS
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To wit. : NAMELY
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Caledonian John. : IAN
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Treat for beggars. : RIDE
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Craftsman. : ARTISAN
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Worry. : FRET
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Nipa palm. : ATAP
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In re: Abbr. : CONC
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Legislative building. : SENATEHOUSE
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Road ways. : LANES
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Money for spumone. : LIRA
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Book of Moses: Abbr. : DEUT
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Long, long times. : EONS
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Pendant earring. : DROP
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Distance around: Abbr. : CIRC
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Headline name of French Occupation. : LAVAL
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Spotted. : MOTTLED
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Continental: Comb. form. : EURO
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Three-banked galley. : TRIREME
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Mr. Tutt's nickname. : EPH
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Complete halts. : DEADSTOPS
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Thin and watery. : SEROUS
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Rough shelter. : SHED
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Have the answers. : KNOW
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Dead end. : WALL
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Cower. : CRINGE
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Nail: Comb. form. : HELO
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No bed of roses. : ADOGSLIFE
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Adds to: Dial. : EKES
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Oxlike antelopes. : ELANDS
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Norse name. : OLAF
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Logger's boots. : PACS
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Legislators: Abbr. : SENS
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Old-time simpleton. : SIMKIN
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Circus attraction. : FREAKSHOW
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Second person. : YOU
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Heloise's Pierre. : ABELARD
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Part of a common verb. : BEEN
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Quake. : TREMBLE
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Puerto Rican palm. : YAGUA
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Think: Archaic. : TROW
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Lady's man. : BEAU
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Poetic verb. : HAST
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___ en scène (setting). : MISE
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Of the ear. : OTIC
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Like certain singers. : NASAL
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Forerunner of the Iron Horse. : PONYEXPRESS
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Pierre is here: Abbr. : SDAK
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One of the Trimurti. : SIVA
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Vein of metal. : LODE
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Oriental. : ASIATIC
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Times. : ERAS
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Knot in cotton fiber. : NEP
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When "near all the birds will sing." : ATDAWN
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Howdah occupants. : ELEPHANTRIDERS
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Become enraged: Colloq. phrase. : SEERED
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In succession. : SERIATE
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Rich dessert. : MOUSSE
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Bushy-haired. : TRESSY
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Parasitic plant. : DODDER
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Plants in the carrot family. : ANISES
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Get-together. : SOCIAL
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Printer's mistakes. : ERRATA
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Symbols of strength and meekness (with "The"). : LIONANDTHELAMB
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One of the Seven Dwarfs. : DOC
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Swan genus. : OLOR
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Doc. : MEDIC
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Kind of acid solution dissolving gold. : SELENIC
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Before: Prefix. : PRE
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Diminutive of a girl's name. : RITA
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Roman ways. : ITERS
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In particles, as cheese. : GRATED
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Protein derivative, like gelatin. : SERINE
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"East ___." : LYNNE
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Miss St. Clare. : EVA
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Funny businesses. : TOMFOOLERIES
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Scoreless-game spoiler. : ONERUN
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Except that. : UNLESS
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Maggie ___, noted English soprano. : TEYTE
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Big-money race horse of 1946. : ASSAULT
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Hero. : IDOL
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Rose petal perfume. : ATTAR
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Saucy. : PERT
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Gives a false alarm. : CRIESWOLF
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Audience member. : HEARER
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Auction cry. : SOLD
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In ___ (routine-bound). : ARUT
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Secret look. : PEEK
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Time's tracks. : CROWSFEET
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English noble: Abbr. : VISC
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Slips into gear. : MESHES
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Maiden in 1602 drama. : OPHELIA
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Name in nautical literature. : DANA
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Ring stone. : OPAL
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Pranksters' doings. : MONKEYBUSINESS
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Aromatic liquid from oil of cloves. : EUGENOL
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Real gone bird. : DODO
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Relatives of running bowlines. : SLIPKNOTS
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Actor Hayakawa. : SESSUE
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A long, long time. : DONKEYSYEARS
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Local freight agents: Abbr. : LFAS
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Clothing. : GARB
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Dutch commune. : ECHT
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Expand. : DILATE
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Obstruction. : SNAG
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Service tree apple. : SORB
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Any aircraft. : AERO
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Suppose: Archaic. : WEEN
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Remnants. : RUMPS
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Mild farms. : DAIRIES
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Cote sounds. : MAAS
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Philadelphia art collector. : WIDENER
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Owl. : HOOTER
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"I'd lay me doun ___." : ANDDEE
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Decided finally. : SEALED
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Estuary: Span. : ESTERO
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Illogical horse preceder. : CART
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Hardly eager. : AVERSE
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Falls from grace. : LAPSES
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Granule or cell: Comb. form. : PLAST
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The algebraic mysteries. : XANDY
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Simply not insipid. : SIPID
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Fate, from the Sanskrit. : KARMA
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African lake. : CHAD
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Holy Land: Var. : SION
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Ballplayer Westrum. : WES
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Dined. : ATE
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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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