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THE ANIMAL FAIR

New York Times, Sunday, June 15, 1947

Author:
Louise Rabb
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 615 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 57 Grid has mirror symmetry.
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 279
Across
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They saved Rome from the Gauls. : GEESE
6
Hoard. : AMASS
11
Hang. : DRAPE
16
Harmonica virtuoso, Larry ___. : ADLER
21
___ Flynn. : ERROL
22
Shakespeare's silly word. : NONNY
23
Actress Ada. : REHAN
24
Crazy like a bird. : LOONY
25
Diminutive Hester. : ESSIE
26
Adjuster. : TUNER
27
"Git ___, little dogies." : ALONG
28
Field Marshal Montgomery's canary. : ERBIE
29
Precipices. : STEEPS
31
Famous dog-training institution. : SEEINGEYE
33
Former radicals. : EXREDS
34
Fine-grained stone. : HONE
36
Ersatz silk. : RAYON
37
A dumb girl. : DORA
39
Site of the Alhambra. : GRANADA
43
Balloon maneuvers. : ASCENTS
45
Dandie ___ terrier. : DINMONT
50
Don Quixote's steed. : ROSINANTE
52
Wanderer. : MEANDERER
54
Choose. : ELECT
55
Artery. : AORTA
58
Peculiar to the Crustacea. : SHELL
60
Of whom Commodore Perry said: "They are ours." : ENEMY
61
Just about. : ALMOST
63
Plant shoot. : CION
64
River duck. : TEAL
65
Angers: Obs. : ARAGES
66
Diaphanous cover. : VEIL
67
Not spoken. : UNSAID
69
Gratify. : ARRIDE
71
Pelt. : COAT
72
Of a period of time. : ERAL
73
Tax which helped bring on the French Revolution. : TAILLE
74
Home of alligators. : BAYOUS
75
River in Austria, tributary of the Danube. : ENNS
76
Kind of cloth. : LOIN
77
Defraud. : ROB
79
Racing gait. : TROT
81
The girl who kept Hope in a box. : PANDORA
85
False reasoner. : CASUIST
89
King Charles' pet. : SPANIEL
94
Robin ___. : ADAIR
95
Perspicacity. : DISCERNMENT
98
West coast Florida city. : TAMPA
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A gnawing mammal. : RODENT
101
What the cuckoo's cry portends. : RAIN
102
Circle: Comb. form. : GYRO
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Frank Fay's co-star. : RABBIT
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Parched. : ARID
105
Approach: Fr. : ABORD
107
Animal with snout horn. : RHINO
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A trigonometrical function. : SINE
110
Son of Jacob and Bilhah. : DAN
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Slight. : SLENDER
113
Tailless, as frogs and toads. : ANUROUS
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The English talking dog. : BEN
116
Mrs. Rose, natator. : ELEANOR
118
Thoroughbred horse. : ARABIAN
120
Nimblest. : AGILEST
122
Books of the "Divine Comedy." : CANTOS
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Hindu cymbals. : TAL
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Geologic epoch. : EOCENE
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Chairmen. : SPEAKERS
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Bird. : FLYER
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Atrophied. : SHRUNKEN
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A running for office. : CANDIDATURE
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Important period in European culture. : RENAISSANCE
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Nickname for Thomas Edison. : ALVIE
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City in Ohio. : NILES
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The end. : OMEGA
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Epoch: Ital. : EPOCA
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Former Russian aristocrat. : BOYAR
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Ladies. : DAMES
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David ___, cinema star. : NIVEN
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What Jean Valjean went through. : SEWER
Down
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Horses: Slang. : GEES
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Former. : ERST
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Celtic. : ERSE
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Peau de ___, silk fabric. : SOIE
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Nearly hairless mammals. : ELEPHANTS
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Example to the lazy. : ANT
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Mus musculus. : MOUSE
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Bluebeard's sister-in-law. : ANNE
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Fleers. : SNEERS
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An early version of the Bible. : SYRIAC
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The reluctant animal of a popular song. : DRAGON
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Soften. : RELENT
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Sea hail. : AHOY
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Paneled. : PANED
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Chang's brother: Siamese twins. : ENG
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Owner of the steed Bucephalus. : ALEXANDER
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Rebel of 1842. : DORR
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Part of the ear. : LOBE
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Daughter of Yniol. : ENID
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Whiskies. : RYES
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Soft drink. : SODA
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Brood of pheasants. : NYE
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A snakeless land: Legend. : ERIN
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The dog-nurse in "Peter Pan." : NANA
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Early Teutonic system of land-holding. : ODAL
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Shin armor. : GREAVE
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Tumbler pigeon. : ROLLER
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Inability to understand symbols of thought. : ASEMIA
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Biographer of John Bunyan (1851–1923). : NICOLL
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Lofty. : AERIAL
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Sticky. : SMEARY
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Impending evil. : MENACE
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Salem is its capital. : OREGON
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The ___ lion, strangled by Hercules. : NEMEAN
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Rendezvous. : TRYSTS
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Alarm bell. : TOCSIN
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Man's name. : ELLIOT
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Labor taxingly. : TOIL
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Author of "The Ugly Duckling." : ANDERSEN
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Piercing. : STABBING
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The "ox-eyed" goddess. : HERA
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Instruct. : TUTOR
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Author of "The Fox and the Crow." : AESOP
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Water sprite. : NAIAD
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Dared. : DURST
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Abandoned. : LORN
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"___ Town," play by Thornton Wilder. : OUR
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Good-by: Familiar. : TATA
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What peacocks like to do. : PARADE
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Near the mouth: Anat. : ADORAL
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Girl's name. : NADINE
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Sank. : DIED
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Magyar dance. : CSARDAS
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Sourer. : ACIDER
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Seaport of Turkey. : SMYRNA
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Famous collie expert. : TERHUNE
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Catches. : NABS
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Drink. : IMBIBE
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Thorns: Fr. : EPINES
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In abeyance. : LATENT
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The ___ horse. : IRON
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Black: Fr. : NOIR
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Having claws. : TALONED
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Users of cosmetics. : ROUGERS
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Man's name meaning bright raven. : BERTRAND
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Of the time of the ark. : NOACHIAN
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Slyer. : SNAKIER
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How the Pied Piper left Hamelin. : RATLESS
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Movable edge of plane wing. : AILERON
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Cavities of the skull. : SINUSES
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Evangeline's home. : ACADIA
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Bark. : BAY
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Delaware Indian. : LENAPE
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Ancient port of Rome. : OSTIA
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Indian. : OSAGE
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Encrustation. : SCAB
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___ Alto, site of Leland Stanford. : PALO
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Malicious grudging. : ENVY
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Uncaged. : FREE
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Bishop of Rheims (437?–533?). : REMI
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Apprehend as true. : KNOW
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Behold: Latin. : ECCE
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Intimate. : NEAR
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Capital of Danube circle. : ULM
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The "Silver State": Abbr. : NEV

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 42 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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