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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.
PS 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 Down
1. 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
107. 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
122. Breakwater. : MOLE
123. Little Miss Muffet. : EATER
124. House sign. : TOLET
125. Stingarees. : RAYS
126. States. : SAYS
127. Smokers. : STAGS
128. Fills up with sand. : SILTS
1. Old Kentucky home. : CABIN
2. Scurrility. : ABUSE
3. Performs a feat of derring-do. : BELLSTHECAT
4. Nothing but. : ALL
5. Went down. : LESSENED
6. Artistic invention. : DESIGN
7. Irritate. : RASP
8. Without change. : ASIS
9. Member of Punjab caste. : MEO
10. Former Governor in Atlanta. : ARNALL
11. Capital city. : ALBANY
12. A struggle. : BOUT
13. Danube port. : ULM
14. She sings "Vissi d'Arte." : TOSCA
15. Girl's name. : EMELINE
16. Suspect something. : SMELLARAT
17. Wheel tread. : TIRE
18. Listen! : HIST
24. English composer. : ELGAR
26. Wine casks. : TUNS
30. Chinese Red. : MAO
33. Complexion: Fr. : TEINT
34. Perennial college song. : ALMAMATER
37. Too sad. : TRAGIC
39. God: Span. : DIOS
40. A concession to pacify. : SOP
42. Cattle: Poet. : KINE
43. Oklahoma city. : ENID
44. One of Santa's team. : CUPID
45. Armadillo. : APARA
47. Constellation. : ARA
49. Esteems. : REPUTES
52. Advanced. : FAR
53. A long time. : DOGSAGE
54. Mythical queen of Sparta. : LEDA
55. See 116 Across. : ZEROS
58. Part. : SEGMENT
59. Curbed. : REPRESSED
61. Dickens creation. : TIM
63. Midnight feed. : SNACK
67. G. and S. heroine. : IDA
69. Denizens of Gibraltar. : APES
70. Going down. : WANING
72. First cousin of 82 Down. : COCKANDBULL
73. Of the ear. : AURAL
74. Lock or curl. : TRESS
78. Line on a map: Abbr. : RTE
80. With 94 Across, an Italian port. : REMO
81. Heroic story. : EPIC
82. Incredible yarn. : FISHSTORY
83. Fluctuate. : SWAY
84. King of Judah. : ASA
85. Staff men. : AIDES
88. Sun or moon. : ORB
90. French philosopher and family. : DIDEROTS
92. Planned progress. : TELESIS
95. "The ___ Sea." : CRUEL
97. Order of steak. : RARE
99. "Come ___ and lads . . . " : LASSES
100. Relative of dander. : IRE
101. Uncle's favorites. : NIECES
103. Fragrant oils. : ATTARS
105. Beautiful compositions. : POEMS
108. Hinged helmet. : ARMET
109. Football coach and family. : YOSTS
110. Substance from Ceylon moss. : AGAR
111. Part of N. B. : NOTA
112. Unsightly. : UGLY
113. Deeds: Latin. : ACTA
114. Part of a ship's keel. : SKEG
117. Asian gazelle. : GOA
119. Item in a feedbag. : OAT
120. 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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