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MENAGERIE

New York Times, Sunday, June 20, 1954

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 146, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 530 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Grid mistake in original—76-Across was BEAR (now corrected to PEAR), and 69-Down was ABES (now corrected to APES).

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,818
Across
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Junto. : CABAL
6
Inge's forte. : DRAMA
11
Border. : ABUT
15
Baltic native. : ESTH
19
Poplar tree. : ABELE
20
Comforter. : EASER
21
Native of Yunan. : LOLO
22
Forty-eight years hence. : MMII
23
Collegiate chin fest. : BULLSESSION
25
Misleading tips. : BUMSTEERS
27
Christmas or Easter: Abbr. : ISL
28
Twigs for grafting. : SLIPS
29
He loves: Lat. : AMAT
31
Scraps of waste glass. : CULLET
32
Savings account. : NESTEGG
34
Man's name. : ALAN
35
West Indian shrub. : ANIL
36
Man on a lease. : TENANT
38
English body of underwriters. : LLOYDS
41
Weave in and out. : SNAKE
44
Copybook: Fr. : CAHIER
46
Pile driver weight. : RAM
48
Comparative suffix. : IOR
50
Thomas Moore's land. : ERIN
51
Stand on an outer edge. : UPEND
52
Unit of electrical capacity. : FARAD
54
Indians' big chief. : LOPEZ
56
Cuckoo. : ANI
57
NATO, for instance. : PACT
58
Indian chiefs. : SAGAMORES
60
Treated as a favorite. : PETTED
62
Author Wolfert. : IRA
63
Sonora Indian. : SERI
64
Full of years. : AGED
65
William Tell's canton. : URI
66
Teenage activity. : DATING
68
Pliable, gullible chap. : CATSPAW
71
Backyard Lothario. : TOMCAT
75
Hungry Horse, for instance. : DAM
76
Fruit tree. : PEAR
77
War god. : ARES
79
Pronoun. : OUR
80
Put on a new front. : REFACE
83
Police officers. : SERGEANTS
85
Piece of ground. : ACRE
86
Beside: Prefix. : EPI
87
Distinguishes. : KNOWS
89
Girl's nickname. : ESSIE
90
South African breadstuffs. : DIKAS
91
Gray color. : MIST
93
Refrain syllable. : TRA
94
See 80 Down. : SAN
95
Lethal suffixes. : CIDALS
96
Relative of hematite or limonite. : OCHER
98
Name on a story. : BYLINE
102
Famed soprano. : GARDEN
104
Rebuff. : SLAP
106
Without interest. : ARID
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When Mr. Grundy was christened. : TUESDAY
110
Front: Comb. form. : ANTERO
112
Beneficiary of action: Rare. : USEE
113
Flower. : ASTER
115
Member of the firm: Abbr. : BRO
116
Scoreboard items. : GOOSEEGGS
118
Little men with big ideas. : COCKALORUMS
121
Italian town. : ATRI
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Breakwater. : MOLE
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Little Miss Muffet. : EATER
124
House sign. : TOLET
125
Stingarees. : RAYS
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States. : SAYS
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Smokers. : STAGS
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Fills up with sand. : SILTS
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Old Kentucky home. : CABIN
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Scurrility. : ABUSE
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Performs a feat of derring-do. : BELLSTHECAT
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Nothing but. : ALL
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Went down. : LESSENED
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Artistic invention. : DESIGN
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Irritate. : RASP
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Without change. : ASIS
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Member of Punjab caste. : MEO
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Former Governor in Atlanta. : ARNALL
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Capital city. : ALBANY
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A struggle. : BOUT
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Danube port. : ULM
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She sings "Vissi d'Arte." : TOSCA
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Girl's name. : EMELINE
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Suspect something. : SMELLARAT
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Wheel tread. : TIRE
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Listen! : HIST
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English composer. : ELGAR
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Wine casks. : TUNS
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Chinese Red. : MAO
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Complexion: Fr. : TEINT
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Perennial college song. : ALMAMATER
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Too sad. : TRAGIC
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God: Span. : DIOS
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A concession to pacify. : SOP
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Cattle: Poet. : KINE
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Oklahoma city. : ENID
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One of Santa's team. : CUPID
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Armadillo. : APARA
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Constellation. : ARA
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Esteems. : REPUTES
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Advanced. : FAR
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A long time. : DOGSAGE
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Mythical queen of Sparta. : LEDA
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See 116 Across. : ZEROS
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Part. : SEGMENT
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Curbed. : REPRESSED
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Dickens creation. : TIM
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Midnight feed. : SNACK
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G. and S. heroine. : IDA
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Denizens of Gibraltar. : APES
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Going down. : WANING
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First cousin of 82 Down. : COCKANDBULL
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Of the ear. : AURAL
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Lock or curl. : TRESS
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Line on a map: Abbr. : RTE
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With 94 Across, an Italian port. : REMO
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Heroic story. : EPIC
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Incredible yarn. : FISHSTORY
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Fluctuate. : SWAY
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King of Judah. : ASA
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Staff men. : AIDES
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Sun or moon. : ORB
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French philosopher and family. : DIDEROTS
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Planned progress. : TELESIS
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"The ___ Sea." : CRUEL
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Order of steak. : RARE
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"Come ___ and lads . . . " : LASSES
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Relative of dander. : IRE
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Uncle's favorites. : NIECES
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Fragrant oils. : ATTARS
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Beautiful compositions. : POEMS
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Hinged helmet. : ARMET
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Football coach and family. : YOSTS
110
Substance from Ceylon moss. : AGAR
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Part of N. B. : NOTA
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Unsightly. : UGLY
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Deeds: Latin. : ACTA
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Part of a ship's keel. : SKEG
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Asian gazelle. : GOA
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Item in a feedbag. : OAT
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Vive le ___! : ROI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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