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ZOOLOGICAL

New York Times, Sunday, June 12, 1960

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.01, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 725 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 21, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,985
Across
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Proust character. : SWANN
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Figure in Picasso's "Guernica." : BULL
10
Ingredient of varnish. : MASTIC
16
Ulysses' men under Circe's spell. : SWINE
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Antelopes of Africa. : TOPIS
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Extent. : AREA
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"Three Men on ___." : AHORSE
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___ bear. : POLAR
25
Orwell novel. : ANIMALFARM
27
Bert Lahr role. : COWARDLYLION
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Biblical kingdom. : MOAB
30
Labor group. : AFL
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Pelicans' features. : BILLS
33
Common verb. : ARE
34
Smoke. : FUME
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Feline sound: Var. : PUR
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Calved. : FRESHENED
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Like ___ out of water. : AFISH
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Wrong: Prefix. : MIS
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Blocked. : STYMIED
43
Grampuses. : ORCS
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Of appetite, in philosophy. : ORECTIC
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Reckonings: Abbr. : ACS
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The two. : BOTH
48
Conceal. : VEIL
49
Under: Ital. : SOTTO
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Li'l Abner's Dog ___. : PATCH
56
___ dog Tray. : OLD
57
Famous name in Denver. : DOUD
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Practiced an art. : ETCHED
59
Similar. : ALIKE
60
Peacock in Kipling. : MAO
61
Lamina. : LEAF
62
Breeding ground for seals. : ROOKERY
63
Sharpness. : EDGE
64
Where Sparta was. : LACONIA
66
Nursery rhyme character. : SIMON
69
South African Dutch. : TAAL
70
Mailer novel, (with "The"). : DEERPARK
72
Davy Crockett's ursine targets. : BARS
74
Twitch. : TIC
75
Top part. : CAP
76
Planetarium. : ORRERY
77
Beach cookouts. : CLAMBAKES
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Most timid. : SHIEST
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Reciprocal compliments: Abbr. : TLS
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Fodder. : HAY
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Biblical land. : SEBA
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Dancing partners. : STAGLINE
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Cornice part. : DRIP
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Consumed. : EATEN
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Adventurous son of Mustafa. : ALADDIN
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___ Penh, capital of Cambodia. : PNOM
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Young birds. : EAGLETS
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Other. : ELSE
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___ Paul. : OOM
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Pacific home of R. L. S. : SAMOA
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"It takes ___ livin' ... " : AHEAPO
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Capricorn. : GOAT
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Gravimetric volumes: Abbr. : GVS
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___ Yisrael, Palestine. : ERETS
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Gorse. : FURZE
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Tolled. : RANG
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One of the space monkeys. : ABLE
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Sea ___, a devilfish. : BAT
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Rabbit ears. : AERIALS
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Hillside: Dial. : BRAE
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Tackle for hoisting sails. : HALYARD
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Letter addition: Abbr. : PPS
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___ Fé. : SANTA
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Lawn scourge. : CRABGRASS
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Find out. : SEE
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On the main. : ASEA
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Month: Abbr. : MAR
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Type of poem. : ELEGY
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Pussycat's shipmate. : OWL
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Home of the panda. : ASIA
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Peter De Vries character. : CHICKSWALLOW
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G. & S. songster. : DICKEYBIRD
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City on Nile delta. : TANTA
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Busy. : ACTIVE
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Formerly. : ONCE
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Crude tartar. : ARGOL
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"___ Bird of Youth." : SWEET
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Assented. : YESSED
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Old oath. : EGAD
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See 102 Across. : NANNY
Down
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Imprints. : STAMPS
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Was successful: Colloq. : WONOUT
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Group of hives. : APIARY
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Halo. : NIMB
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Ski assn. : NSA
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Struck under the ball: Golf. : BAFFED
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Mountain range. : URALS
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Irish sea god. : LER
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The "sheepish lion," in Disney song. : LAMBERT
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Twin crystals. : MACLES
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Grip: Dial. : AHOLD
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Plants. : SOWS
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___ la. : TRA
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Poe poem. : ISRAFEL
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Character in "Ivanhoe." : CEDRIC
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Watcher. : SPY
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"Peter and the ___." : WOLF
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Troy. : ILIUM
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Sojourner in 29 Across. : NAOMI
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Sea birds. : ERNES
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___ and penates. : LARES
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In case. : LEST
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___ worm. : INCH
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Card: Fr. : FICHE
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Jonah. : HOODOO
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Dull. : ARID
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Tissue: Comb. form. : HISTO
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Peter De Vries novel (with "The"). : MACKERELPLAZA
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Eggs on a French menu. : OEUFS
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Eliot play (with "The"). : COCKTAILPARTY
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Edgar Allan Poe tale. : BLACKCAT
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Radio of USIA. : VOA
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Cornelia Otis Skinner's latest. : THEAPEINME
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Buddhist church in Japan. : TERA
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Theoretical force. : ODYL
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Child: Comb. form. : PAEDO
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Tree. : ALDER
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Start of William Blake poem. : TIGERTIGER
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Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
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Nancy Hale's latest. : DEARBEAST
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Age. : EON
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O'Flaherty and others. : LIAMS
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Fabulous white bird. : ROC
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Short poem. : LAY
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Pro basketball group. : NBA
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Noun suffix. : ITE
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Teacher in Patton novel. : MISSDOVE
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Twos: Abbr. : PRS
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Better than mink. : SABLE
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Cost: Abbr. : CHG
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Soap ingredient. : LYE
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Python in Kipling. : KAA
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___ Juan. : SAN
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Grimace: Slang. : SNOOT
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Themes: Ital. : TEMAS
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Acquires. : HAS
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Namesakes of Dickens boy. : TIMS
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Unwilling to listen. : DEAF
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Eclipse-causing demon of Hindu myth. : RAHU
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War area of 1944: Abbr. : ETO
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Kind of lights. : NEONS
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Crooked hole, on the links. : DOGLEG
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Dueling swords. : EPEES
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Move slowly. : LAG
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Ornamental stamps. : SEALS
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Festive. : GALA
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Vicious circle: Slang. : RATRACE
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"To ___ and a bone ... " : ARAG
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Colorado's Mrs. Tabor. : BABYDOE
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Swiss city. : BASLE
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Stuffs. : RAMS
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From one aspect. : INAWAY
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Gathered, as a storm. : BREWED
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Peddled goods. : HAWKED
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Allot. : ASSIGN
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Press again. : REIRON
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Lethal. : DEADLY
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Agreements. : PACTS
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Fiddlesticks! : PSHAW
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Issy's river. : SEINE
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Spice. : CLOVE
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Fortress: Ital. : ROCCA
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Entr'___. : ACTE
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Nome in S. Greece. : ELIS
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Valley: Span. : ABRA
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Krazy ___. : KAT
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Officers: Abbr. : LTS
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Noun suffix. : ING
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Penn ___. : YAN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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