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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
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D.D.E. is ___ successor. : HSTS
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Mine tunnel. : ADIT
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Former Army designation. : SCAP
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English university city. : OXFORD
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See 75 Down. : ELIA
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78 Across, for instance. : NINE
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Hindustani. : URDU
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Feudal barons of Japan. : DAIMIOS
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Allan Jones made it popular. : DONKEYSERENADE
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Besieged. : ENRINGED
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Spiteful person. : DOGINTHEMANGER
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Descriptive of Indian brave Uncas. : LAST
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Utter. : SAY
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Kin of 107 Down. : APE
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Title word. : THE
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Hindu title. : SRI
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Angered: Colloq. : RILED
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Appurtenance for Dick Button. : SKATE
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Descriptive of fresh celery. : CRISP
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Refreshed in spirits. : NEW
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Breather. : LETUP
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Dyeing apparatus. : AGER
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Port on the Yellow Sea. : DAIREN
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Preprandial drinks. : APERITIFS
52
Landlords. : OWNERS
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Saragossa's river. : EBRO
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Cemented. : GLUED
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In the event that. : LEST
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Be thrasonical. : BRAG
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Girl of variable height. : ALICE
61
Feminine suffix. : ESS
62
Economist Smith. : ADAM
63
Today's mad scrambles. : RATRACES
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Descriptive of a ghost town. : DESOLATE
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"Some chicken, some ___." : NECK
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Frankie Laine's perennial. : MULETRAIN
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Force. : DINT
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Tennyson poem. : DORA
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Cabinet member, 1933–44. : HULL
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Answer to "wrong number." : SORRY
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Louis Marie Julien Vaud. : LOTI
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Cellar dwellers. : DETROITTIGERS
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Reveals: Poet. : OPES
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Al Lopez's second baseman. : AVILA
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Build. : REAR
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Boats, vehicles, planets, etc. : SHES
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Auricular. : OTIC
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Hoax. : MARESNEST
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School groups. : PTAS
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Boring bits. : HOGNOSES
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Police records. : BLOTTERS
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Mme. Pandit's robe. : SARI
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Parent. : MOM
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One of Bolivia's capitals. : SUCRE
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Cup handles. : EARS
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"The Peer and the ___." : PERI
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Where to find cattails. : MARSH
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Inside position in horse racing. : RAIL
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Vagabond. : PICARO
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Men's wear. : BLACKTIES
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Stellar. : ASTRAL
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Hero of Borodin opera. : IGOR
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Second team. : SCRUB
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Many ages. : EON
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Subordinate workers: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Thicket. : COPSE
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Hutukhtus. : LAMAS
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Last word of "The Walrus and the Carpenter." : ONE
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Chortler's word. : AHA
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Eggs. : OVA
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Sit in judgment. : TRY
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River nymph. : NAIS
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One of Tallulah's hits. : THELITTLEFOXES
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Earliest known quizmaster. : SOCRATES
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Canadian scenic spot. : HORSESHOEFALLS
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Bull-like. : TAURINE
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Neighbor of Ontario. : ERIE
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Chemist's concern. : IONS
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Flow of the sea. : TIDE
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Small anvils. : TEESTS
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Nick. : DENT
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Son of Ham. : CUSH
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Small barracuda. : SPET
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Ibsen character. : HEDDA
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Vier for the America's Cup. : SLOOP
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A smack. : TINGE
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Hector Hugo Munro. : SAKI
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This, that or the other. : ANYTHING
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China. : DISHES
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Dart poison. : INEE
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Agreements. : TERMS
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More cheerful. : SUNNIER
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Where an aerie is. : CRAG
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Horned viper. : ADDER
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Juvenility : PUERILISM
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Short poems. : ODELETS
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City fancied by Coleridge. : XANADU
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Abies trees. : FIRS
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Passes by. : OMITS
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Tin-Tin of the movies. : RIN
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Long time. : DOGSAGE
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Usher. : SEATER
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___ nous, confidentially. : ENTRE
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Worked for. : EARNED
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Beauty parlor workers. : DYERS
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Boxer's punch. : LEFT
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Where mock justice prevails. : KANGAROOCOURTS
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Symbol of hypocrisy. : CROCODILETEARS
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Respite. : PAUSE
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Unauthorized walkout. : WILDCATSTRIKE
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"Ouvre-moi ta ___ . . . " : PORTE
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Absolutely. : DEAD
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Possessed of know how. : ABLE
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Messenger of Zeus. : IRIS
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Foot of a vertebrate: Zool. : PES
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Wood used in shipbuilding. : TEAK
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Verrucosities. : WARTS
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Sign painters. : LETTERERS
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Where stags are found. : BALLROOMS
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A Blue. : ELI
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Gas: Comb. form. : AERI
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Yardstick. : RULE
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Bream or buffalo fish. : CARP
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Where Lough Swilly is. : EIRE
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Curves in a ship's planks. : SNYS
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Furthermore. : AND
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Record holding race horse. : NOOR
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Tobies. : MUGS
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Doggone! : DRAT
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Exclamations of greeting. : HIES
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Author Mary or brother. : LAMB
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Athletic field. : OVAL
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Novice: Var. : TIRO
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Dick Tracy's wife. : TESS
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Natives of Paknam. : THAI
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Standard money in England: Abbr. : STG
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". . . a tall ship and ___ to steer her by." : ASTAR
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Ike and Co. : INS
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Messrs. Wolfe and Germanicus. : NEROS
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___ Vendome. : PARC
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Jute invader of England. : HORSA
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Kin of a tor. : SCAR
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Silkworm. : ERIA
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What Wall Street bears do. : SELL
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Washed by the surf. : SEABATHED
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Girl's name. : MAE
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Choice object. : PLUM
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Disney character. : MINNIE
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Relative of opium. : HASHEESH
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Enemies of Romans and Saxons. : PICTS
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Resident of Luzon. : IGOROT
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Unoriginal one. : COPYCAT
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French horns. : BRASSES
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Mechanic's kit. : TOOLSET
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Faculty. : STAFF
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Payer of a retainer. : CLIENT
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Where hostesses reign. : SALONS
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Lapland lake. : ENARE
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Dinah of TV. : SHORE
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___ de ceteris (and so of the rest): Lat. : ETSIC
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Primrose. : OXLIP
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House Un-American Activities quizzer. : VELDE
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Source of strength. : ASSET
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Monkshood. : ATIS
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Snakeless land. : ERIN
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Commandment pronoun. : THOU
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Dobbin's dinner. : OATS
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___ 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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