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THEATRICAL ZOO

New York Times, Sunday, June 13, 1954

Author: Albert Carroll
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 683 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 33
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,811
Across Down
1. Fatal : LETHAL
7. Hindu teachers. : SWAMI
12. Mended tire. : RECAP
17. The Khan and others. : ALYS
21. Where Cornell is. : ITHACA
22. He plays Queeg. : NOLAN
23. Danube tributary. : ILLER
24. Lamb chops and pineapple. : DIET
25. Long-run hit by Charles Klein. : THELIONANDTHEMOUSE
28. Salt tree. : ATLE
29. C. S. A. soldier. : REB
30. British money: Abbr. : STER
31. Two words in mining. : ORELODE
32. "The Voice of the ___." : TURTLE
34. Girl's name. : ELLA
36. Toddler's triumph. : STEP
38. "Green Hat" heroine. : IRIS
39. Chinese name for God. : SHEN
41. Cut short. : LOP
42. Perturb. : UPSET
44. Yield. : ACCEDE
46. Trio of sisters. : ANDREWS
48. Graylags. : GEESE
50. On horseback. : ASTRIDE
52. Eastern water-raising devices. : SHADOOFS
54. Actor Eddie. : ALBERT
56. Arum plant. : ARAD
57. Composer of "Mandalay." : SPEAKS
59. Fictional detective. : MOTO
61. Roman numeral. : MMI
62. "The Lady or ___." : THETIGER
65. ___ di Garda, Lombardy lake. : LAGO
66. Ivanhoe was one. : SAXON
67. Isolde's husband. : MARK
69. Assam worm. : ERIA
70. Love-lies-bleeding. : AMARANTH
73. Chemical ending. : ENE
74. Singer Marian. : ANDERSON
76. Rabble rouser. : INCITER
78. Animals in "Ben Hur." : HORSES
80. Church seats. : PEWS
81. Granulated. : GRAINED
82. Man's nickname. : PETE
83. Color of old woodwork. : PATINA
86. Football teams. : ELEVENS
87. Impetus. : MOMENTUM
91. Irish "alas." : OCH
92. Bases of brilliant dyes. : ANILINES
94. French composer. : LALO
95. "___ be in England . . . " : OHTO
96. Arctic or Indian. : OCEAN
98. Swank. : SIDE
99. Very docile persons. : TAMECATS
103. World War II theatre. : ETO
104. Cut. : HEWN
105. Abhor. : DETEST
107. Asiatic shrub. : BAGO
108. Bungled: Colloq. : HASHED
110. He hangs around. : LINGERER
112. Dutch physicist of seventeenth century. : HUYGENS
115. Truth fracturers. : LIARS
116. Let go. : RELEASE
117. Become thick. : DENSEN
118. Famous diva. : PATTI
120. Fort in Calif. : ORD
121. Singer Stevens. : RISE
123. Subsides. : EBBS
124. Business agreement. : DEAL
126. Proscenium. : ARCH
129. 2 Down and others. : MADAMS
131. Winged sandals. : TALARIA
134. Smug one. : PRIG
136. Verily. : YEA
137. Giant who tried to move Mt. Ossa. : OTUS
138. Hit mystery play of 1922. : THECATANDTHECANARY
142. Canal part. : LOCK
143. 5 A. M. : EARLY
144. TV. : VIDEO
145. Epic poetry. : EPOPEE
146. Boats. : ARKS
147. Units of force. : DYNES
148. Comforted. : EASED
149. Jewish feasts. : SEDERS
1. Cubic decimeter. : LITRE
2. Miss Merman. : ETHEL
3. Play about Tyltyl and Mytyl. : THEBLUEBIRD
4. Dancer Le Roy. : HAL
5. Sicilian youth of myth. : ACIS
6. Chinese philosopher. : LAOTSE
7. Fang and ___ in "Henry IV." : SNARE
8. Came in first. : WON
9. Ray of the movies. : ALDO
10. Why the Furies pursued Orestes. : MATRICIDE
11. Belonged intrinsically. : INHERED
12. Full of chinks. : RIMOSE
13. Electric force. : ELOD
14. Something for Poirot. : CLUES
15. Stevenson. : AES
16. Acts. : PRETENDS
17. Jewish month. : ADAR
18. Hellman play (with "The"). : LITTLEFOXES
19. River into the Missouri. : YELLOWSTONE
20. Makes tea. : STEEPS
26. Girl's nickname. : NETTA
27. Leaves out. : ELIDES
33. Bring to ruin. : UNDO
35. East end of a church. : APSE
37. Pro ___. : PATRIA
40. King of Norway. : HAAKON
43. Spanish artist. : SERT
45. Rugged rock. : CRAG
47. European capital. : ROMA
48. Third of a series. : GAMMA
49. Famous violinist. : ELMAN
51. Dress goods. : SATIN
52. Branded. : SEARED
53. Ethel Waters' role in "Mamba's Daughters." : HAGAR
55. Molnar drama. : THESWAN
58. Full-page illustrations. : PLATES
60. Small bills. : ONES
63. Cupid. : EROS
64. Most Rabelaisian. : RACIEST
66. Farm animal. : SHOTE
68. Military cap. : KEPI
71. North Star state: Abbr. : MINN
72. Part of a Clyde Fitch title. : THEMOTH
75. French author. : RENAN
76. Dunne, Rich, Castle, et al. : IRENES
77. Main part of a church. : NAVE
79. Western city. : RENO
81. Porch swing. : GLIDER
82. Actress Negri. : POLA
83. Winnie. : POOH
84. Part of an auto. : ACCELERATOR
85. Drama of 1884. : THEWILDDUCK
86. Crême de la crême. : ELITE
87. Georgia city. : MACON
88. Drama about Yank, the stoker. : THEHAIRYAPE
89. Say. : UTTER
90. Inclinations. : MOODS
93. French dept. and river. : ISERES
94. Story. : LEGEND
97. Actress Jeffrey. : ANNE
100. Part of Africa. : ABYSSINIA
101. Sorcerer. : MAGE
102. Figuratively, piquancy. : SALT
105. Discontinued. : DESISTED
106. Oft revived mystery play. : THEBAT
109. Rama's wife. : SITA
111. Hel's watchdog. : GARM
113. Like the Lion in "Wizard of Oz." : UNBRAVE
114. Bowling score. : SPARE
116. Novel by George Eliot. : ROMOLA
117. Result of traffic jams. : DELAYS
119. Carroll and Barrie heroines. : ALICES
122. Always: Poet. : ETERN
125. High priest's garment. : EPHOD
127. Waxer. : CERER
128. Star of "Dear Brutus." : HAYES
130. Inquires. : ASKS
132. Asiatic tree. : ACLE
133. Says further. : ADDS
135. Goggle. : GAPE
139. Lincoln's secretary. : HAY
140. Quoits mark. : TEE
141. Aloof greeting. : NOD

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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