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WHO'S ZOO

New York Times, Sunday, July 12, 1953

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,484
Across Down
1. D.D.E. is ___ successor. : HSTS
5. Mine tunnel. : ADIT
9. Former Army designation. : SCAP
13. English university city. : OXFORD
19. See 75 Down. : ELIA
20. 78 Across, for instance. : NINE
21. Hindustani. : URDU
22. Feudal barons of Japan. : DAIMIOS
24. Allan Jones made it popular. : DONKEYSERENADE
27. Besieged. : ENRINGED
29. Spiteful person. : DOGINTHEMANGER
30. Descriptive of Indian brave Uncas. : LAST
31. Utter. : SAY
32. Kin of 107 Down. : APE
33. Title word. : THE
34. Hindu title. : SRI
35. Angered: Colloq. : RILED
37. Appurtenance for Dick Button. : SKATE
39. Descriptive of fresh celery. : CRISP
41. Refreshed in spirits. : NEW
43. Breather. : LETUP
45. Dyeing apparatus. : AGER
46. Port on the Yellow Sea. : DAIREN
49. Preprandial drinks. : APERITIFS
52. Landlords. : OWNERS
54. Saragossa's river. : EBRO
55. Cemented. : GLUED
57. In the event that. : LEST
58. Be thrasonical. : BRAG
59. Girl of variable height. : ALICE
61. Feminine suffix. : ESS
62. Economist Smith. : ADAM
63. Today's mad scrambles. : RATRACES
67. Descriptive of a ghost town. : DESOLATE
69. "Some chicken, some ___." : NECK
70. Frankie Laine's perennial. : MULETRAIN
71. Force. : DINT
72. Tennyson poem. : DORA
73. Cabinet member, 1933–44. : HULL
74. Answer to "wrong number." : SORRY
75. Louis Marie Julien Vaud. : LOTI
78. Cellar dwellers. : DETROITTIGERS
82. Reveals: Poet. : OPES
83. Al Lopez's second baseman. : AVILA
85. Build. : REAR
86. Boats, vehicles, planets, etc. : SHES
87. Auricular. : OTIC
89. Hoax. : MARESNEST
91. School groups. : PTAS
92. Boring bits. : HOGNOSES
96. Police records. : BLOTTERS
97. Mme. Pandit's robe. : SARI
98. Parent. : MOM
99. One of Bolivia's capitals. : SUCRE
100. Cup handles. : EARS
101. "The Peer and the ___." : PERI
102. Where to find cattails. : MARSH
104. Inside position in horse racing. : RAIL
105. Vagabond. : PICARO
108. Men's wear. : BLACKTIES
110. Stellar. : ASTRAL
112. Hero of Borodin opera. : IGOR
113. Second team. : SCRUB
115. Many ages. : EON
116. Subordinate workers: Abbr. : ASSTS
118. Thicket. : COPSE
120. Hutukhtus. : LAMAS
122. Last word of "The Walrus and the Carpenter." : ONE
124. Chortler's word. : AHA
125. Eggs. : OVA
128. Sit in judgment. : TRY
129. River nymph. : NAIS
131. One of Tallulah's hits. : THELITTLEFOXES
135. Earliest known quizmaster. : SOCRATES
137. Canadian scenic spot. : HORSESHOEFALLS
138. Bull-like. : TAURINE
139. Neighbor of Ontario. : ERIE
140. Chemist's concern. : IONS
141. Flow of the sea. : TIDE
142. Small anvils. : TEESTS
143. Nick. : DENT
144. Son of Ham. : CUSH
145. Small barracuda. : SPET
1. Ibsen character. : HEDDA
2. Vier for the America's Cup. : SLOOP
3. A smack. : TINGE
4. Hector Hugo Munro. : SAKI
5. This, that or the other. : ANYTHING
6. China. : DISHES
7. Dart poison. : INEE
8. Agreements. : TERMS
9. More cheerful. : SUNNIER
10. Where an aerie is. : CRAG
11. Horned viper. : ADDER
12. Juvenility : PUERILISM
13. Short poems. : ODELETS
14. City fancied by Coleridge. : XANADU
15. Abies trees. : FIRS
16. Passes by. : OMITS
17. Tin-Tin of the movies. : RIN
18. Long time. : DOGSAGE
23. Usher. : SEATER
25. ___ nous, confidentially. : ENTRE
26. Worked for. : EARNED
28. Beauty parlor workers. : DYERS
36. Boxer's punch. : LEFT
38. Where mock justice prevails. : KANGAROOCOURTS
39. Symbol of hypocrisy. : CROCODILETEARS
40. Respite. : PAUSE
42. Unauthorized walkout. : WILDCATSTRIKE
44. "Ouvre-moi ta ___ . . . " : PORTE
46. Absolutely. : DEAD
47. Possessed of know how. : ABLE
48. Messenger of Zeus. : IRIS
50. Foot of a vertebrate: Zool. : PES
51. Wood used in shipbuilding. : TEAK
53. Verrucosities. : WARTS
56. Sign painters. : LETTERERS
58. Where stags are found. : BALLROOMS
60. A Blue. : ELI
62. Gas: Comb. form. : AERI
63. Yardstick. : RULE
64. Bream or buffalo fish. : CARP
65. Where Lough Swilly is. : EIRE
66. Curves in a ship's planks. : SNYS
68. Furthermore. : AND
69. Record holding race horse. : NOOR
70. Tobies. : MUGS
72. Doggone! : DRAT
73. Exclamations of greeting. : HIES
75. Author Mary or brother. : LAMB
76. Athletic field. : OVAL
77. Novice: Var. : TIRO
79. Dick Tracy's wife. : TESS
80. Natives of Paknam. : THAI
81. Standard money in England: Abbr. : STG
84. ". . . a tall ship and ___ to steer her by." : ASTAR
88. Ike and Co. : INS
90. Messrs. Wolfe and Germanicus. : NEROS
91. ___ Vendome. : PARC
92. Jute invader of England. : HORSA
93. Kin of a tor. : SCAR
94. Silkworm. : ERIA
95. What Wall Street bears do. : SELL
97. Washed by the surf. : SEABATHED
98. Girl's name. : MAE
101. Choice object. : PLUM
102. Disney character. : MINNIE
103. Relative of opium. : HASHEESH
105. Enemies of Romans and Saxons. : PICTS
106. Resident of Luzon. : IGOROT
107. Unoriginal one. : COPYCAT
108. French horns. : BRASSES
109. Mechanic's kit. : TOOLSET
111. Faculty. : STAFF
114. Payer of a retainer. : CLIENT
117. Where hostesses reign. : SALONS
119. Lapland lake. : ENARE
121. Dinah of TV. : SHORE
123. ___ de ceteris (and so of the rest): Lat. : ETSIC
125. Primrose. : OXLIP
126. House Un-American Activities quizzer. : VELDE
127. Source of strength. : ASSET
130. Monkshood. : ATIS
132. Snakeless land. : ERIN
133. Commandment pronoun. : THOU
134. Dobbin's dinner. : OATS
136. ___ Morgue. : RUE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 23 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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