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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 Down
1. Proust character. : SWANN
6. Figure in Picasso's "Guernica." : BULL
10. Ingredient of varnish. : MASTIC
16. Ulysses' men under Circe's spell. : SWINE
21. Antelopes of Africa. : TOPIS
22. Extent. : AREA
23. "Three Men on ___." : AHORSE
24. ___ bear. : POLAR
25. Orwell novel. : ANIMALFARM
27. Bert Lahr role. : COWARDLYLION
29. Biblical kingdom. : MOAB
30. Labor group. : AFL
31. Pelicans' features. : BILLS
33. Common verb. : ARE
34. Smoke. : FUME
35. Feline sound: Var. : PUR
36. Calved. : FRESHENED
38. Like ___ out of water. : AFISH
40. Wrong: Prefix. : MIS
41. Blocked. : STYMIED
43. Grampuses. : ORCS
44. Of appetite, in philosophy. : ORECTIC
46. Reckonings: Abbr. : ACS
47. The two. : BOTH
48. Conceal. : VEIL
49. Under: Ital. : SOTTO
53. Li'l Abner's Dog ___. : PATCH
56. ___ dog Tray. : OLD
57. Famous name in Denver. : DOUD
58. 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
80. Most timid. : SHIEST
83. Reciprocal compliments: Abbr. : TLS
84. Fodder. : HAY
85. Biblical land. : SEBA
86. Dancing partners. : STAGLINE
88. Cornice part. : DRIP
90. Consumed. : EATEN
92. Adventurous son of Mustafa. : ALADDIN
94. ___ Penh, capital of Cambodia. : PNOM
95. Young birds. : EAGLETS
97. Other. : ELSE
99. ___ Paul. : OOM
100. Pacific home of R. L. S. : SAMOA
101. "It takes ___ livin' . . . " : AHEAPO
102. Capricorn. : GOAT
103. Gravimetric volumes: Abbr. : GVS
104. ___ Yisrael, Palestine. : ERETS
105. Gorse. : FURZE
106. Tolled. : RANG
107. One of the space monkeys. : ABLE
109. Sea ___, a devilfish. : BAT
110. Rabbit ears. : AERIALS
113. Hillside: Dial. : BRAE
114. Tackle for hoisting sails. : HALYARD
118. Letter addition: Abbr. : PPS
121. ___ Fé. : SANTA
122. Lawn scourge. : CRABGRASS
124. Find out. : SEE
125. On the main. : ASEA
127. Month: Abbr. : MAR
128. Type of poem. : ELEGY
129. Pussycat's shipmate. : OWL
130. Home of the panda. : ASIA
131. Peter De Vries character. : CHICKSWALLOW
134. G. & S. songster. : DICKEYBIRD
137. City on Nile delta. : TANTA
138. Busy. : ACTIVE
139. Formerly. : ONCE
140. Crude tartar. : ARGOL
141. "___ Bird of Youth." : SWEET
142. Assented. : YESSED
143. Old oath. : EGAD
144. See 102 Across. : NANNY
1. Imprints. : STAMPS
2. Was successful: Colloq. : WONOUT
3. Group of hives. : APIARY
4. Halo. : NIMB
5. Ski assn. : NSA
6. Struck under the ball: Golf. : BAFFED
7. Mountain range. : URALS
8. Irish sea god. : LER
9. The "sheepish lion," in Disney song. : LAMBERT
10. Twin crystals. : MACLES
11. Grip: Dial. : AHOLD
12. Plants. : SOWS
13. ___ la. : TRA
14. Poe poem. : ISRAFEL
15. Character in "Ivanhoe." : CEDRIC
16. Watcher. : SPY
17. "Peter and the ___." : WOLF
18. Troy. : ILIUM
19. Sojourner in 29 Across. : NAOMI
20. Sea birds. : ERNES
26. ___ and penates. : LARES
28. In case. : LEST
32. ___ worm. : INCH
36. Card: Fr. : FICHE
37. Jonah. : HOODOO
38. Dull. : ARID
39. Tissue: Comb. form. : HISTO
42. Peter De Vries novel (with "The"). : MACKERELPLAZA
44. Eggs on a French menu. : OEUFS
45. Eliot play (with "The"). : COCKTAILPARTY
47. Edgar Allan Poe tale. : BLACKCAT
48. Radio of USIA. : VOA
50. Cornelia Otis Skinner's latest. : THEAPEINME
51. Buddhist church in Japan. : TERA
52. Theoretical force. : ODYL
53. Child: Comb. form. : PAEDO
54. Tree. : ALDER
55. Start of William Blake poem. : TIGERTIGER
56. Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
57. Nancy Hale's latest. : DEARBEAST
58. Age. : EON
61. O'Flaherty and others. : LIAMS
62. Fabulous white bird. : ROC
64. Short poem. : LAY
65. Pro basketball group. : NBA
67. Noun suffix. : ITE
68. Teacher in Patton novel. : MISSDOVE
71. Twos: Abbr. : PRS
73. Better than mink. : SABLE
75. Cost: Abbr. : CHG
78. Soap ingredient. : LYE
79. Python in Kipling. : KAA
80. ___ Juan. : SAN
81. Grimace: Slang. : SNOOT
82. Themes: Ital. : TEMAS
84. Acquires. : HAS
87. Namesakes of Dickens boy. : TIMS
88. Unwilling to listen. : DEAF
89. Eclipse-causing demon of Hindu myth. : RAHU
90. War area of 1944: Abbr. : ETO
91. Kind of lights. : NEONS
93. Crooked hole, on the links. : DOGLEG
96. Dueling swords. : EPEES
98. Move slowly. : LAG
100. Ornamental stamps. : SEALS
102. Festive. : GALA
106. Vicious circle: Slang. : RATRACE
107. "To ___ and a bone . . . " : ARAG
108. Colorado's Mrs. Tabor. : BABYDOE
109. Swiss city. : BASLE
111. Stuffs. : RAMS
112. From one aspect. : INAWAY
113. Gathered, as a storm. : BREWED
114. Peddled goods. : HAWKED
115. Allot. : ASSIGN
116. Press again. : REIRON
117. Lethal. : DEADLY
118. Agreements. : PACTS
119. Fiddlesticks! : PSHAW
120. Issy's river. : SEINE
122. Spice. : CLOVE
123. Fortress: Ital. : ROCCA
126. Entr'___. : ACTE
128. Nome in S. Greece. : ELIS
130. Valley: Span. : ABRA
132. Krazy ___. : KAT
133. Officers: Abbr. : LTS
135. Noun suffix. : ING
136. Penn ___. : YAN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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