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TITLE MATCHES AT THE ZOO

New York Times, Sunday, July 25, 1993

Author:
Jacques Liwer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 165, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 618 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid has mirror symmetry.
Jacques Liwer has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,965
Across
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Parties : AFFAIRS
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Jewish festival : PURIM
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He makes ends meet : SPLICER
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Clown; buffoon : PIERROT
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Spanish grape and wine : MALAGAS
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Freight charge : HAULAGE
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Luciano's friendly rival : PLACIDO
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Shade of purple : ANEMONE
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Bake pieces in sauce with crumbs on top: Var. : ESCALOP
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Musket attachment : EER
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Gazelle muted by DDT? : SILENTSPRINGBOK
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Comics' Abner : LIL
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Up: Comb. form : ANO
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Below, to Bryant : NEATH
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Gogol's "___ Bulba" : TARAS
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Costa Rica's ___ Peninsula : OSA
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Tories' foes : LEFTS
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Cambodian money : RIEL
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Japanese zither : KOTO
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Noble : LOFTY
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Fish in a Broadway musical? : FINIANSRAINBOWTROUT
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Considering everything : ALLTOLD
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Where Homs is : SYRIA
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Worldly : EARTHEN
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Asian legumes : SOYABEANS
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Coll. entrance exam : SAT
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Tanzanian wildlife reserve : SERENGETI
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One-eyed god : ODIN
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Equal: Comb. form : ISO
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Hope, to W.J.C. : BPL
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English poet Wilfred ___ : OWEN
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Quagmire : FEN
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Navy's savage foe? : THECRUELSEALION
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Suffix with treat : ISE
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Author of "A Burnt-Out Case" : GREENE
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Bias : SLANT
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Record : ENROLL
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Connected : AFFINED
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Handel oratorio : MESSIAH
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Philippics : TIRADES
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A certain bandit's mouth : SLOT
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Marilyn Horne, e.g. : DIVA
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Ancient suicide helper : ASP
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Excited : AGOG
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Sad news, for short : OBIT
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Grayish blue : SAXE
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Singer Simone : NINA
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Word with car or fish : FLAT
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Faro card : SODA
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Spirit, in Savoie : AME
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Potential princes caught by LaMotta-De Niro? : RAGINGBULLFROGS
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A First Lady's monogram : AER
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Peyote : MESCAL
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Fixed relation : RATIO
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Pied-___ (temporary lodging) : ATERRE
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Perambulated : ROAMED
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Emulate Sister Souljah : RAP
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Queeg or Queequeg : SEAMAN
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Berlin-to-Dresden dir. : SSE
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Some occupy sidewalks : CAFES
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Lead-and-tin alloy : TERNE
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Like a wee bairn : SMA
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Endangered Peking bird? : THELASTEMPERORPENGUIN
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Madison Ave. come-ons : TEASERS
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Marina fee : MOORAGE
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Just : MERITED
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Actress Funicello : ANNETTE
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Orwell was one; also, Eden : ETONIAN
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"It ___ of true theories . . . ": W. Whewell : ISATEST
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Biked downhill : COASTED
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Cry at N.B.A. games : DEFENSE
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States : ASSERTS
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Supplication : APPEAL
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Famous U.S. merchant : FILENE
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Jung's "batophobia"? : FEAROFFLYINGFOXES
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Rainbow, e.g. : ARC
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Mascagni opera : IRIS
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"The Kiss" sculptor : RODIN
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Scarf : STOLE
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Pittsburgh team : PANTHERS
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Rubber trees : ULES
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Airplane access : RAMP
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Painter Grabar : IGOR
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Where Winnipeg is : MANITOBA
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Ancient Arabian kingdom : SHEBA
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___ dobles (Latin dances) : PASOS
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Lady courted at Reno : LUCK
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Labor org. : ILA
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London hog's "oink"? : CALLOFTHEWILDBOAR
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One with "I" trouble : EGOIST
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Second match : REPLAY
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Winged supplicant : MANTIS
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Upper house in Italia : SENATO
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Garner deservedly : EARN
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Sprout : GROW
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Cronus, e.g. : TITAN
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Brahmin : SNOB
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Ballads : LAYS
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Make cardigans : KNIT
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Like Dickens's Mrs. Gummidge : LORN
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Payment to the I.R.S., e.g. : OUTGO
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One-act play by O'Neill : ILE
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Novel by Nabokov : ADA
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Sinn Feiner's org. : IRA
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Thrice: Comb. form : TER
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Author Foley : RAE
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Time-setting phrase : ASOF
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Sourdough's strike : LODE
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Some Somme seasons : ETES
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Lowest pinochle card : NINE
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Riviera resort : NICE
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Rus., e.g., formerly : SSR
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Tunbridge Wells is one : SPA
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Model Macpherson : ELLE
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It comes out in the Wash : OUSE
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Beth's Greek cousin : BETA
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Lacrosse team : TEN
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Caution : HEED
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Conclusion : ENDING
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Lionized lioness : ELSA
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Girl for Lauder : LASS
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Fragment : SNIP
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Wholly : INTOTO
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Not a dup. : ORIG
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"___ iron bars a cage": Lovelace : NOR
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Observance : RITE
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Myanmar neighbor : LAOS
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State in NE India : ASSAM
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Fondue feature : FLAME
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"Death in Venice" author : MANN
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Moiety : HALF
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Downy bird : EIDER
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Etiquette boo-boo : STARE
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"QB ___," Uris book: 1971 : VII
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Needlefish : GAR
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Sec. Espy's Dept. : AGR
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Showman Ziegfeld : FLO
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Noted Indian novelist : RAO
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Menu section : ALACARTE
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Groggery : BAR
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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Impertinence : LIP
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Pluck : GAMENESS
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Penn. is one : STA
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Malay daggers : CREESES
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In succession : ENSUITE
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Assembled : MASSED
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Salamander : EFT
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Held an opinion : DEEMED
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Unruffled : SERENE
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Marshall Plan initials : ERP
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Lack of vigor : ANEMIA
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Apt anagram for notes : STENO
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Author Alexander : SHANA
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What David did to Goliath : SMOTE
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Part of Souter's wardrobe : TOGAS
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Kind of box or joint : MITER
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" . . . ___ of traitors": Shak. : ANEST
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Native of Riga : LETT
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Interjection re a sudden disappearance : POOF
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Zane Grey's masked rider : ERNE
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Kind of check or coat : RAIN
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Mardi ___ : GRAS
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U.S.A.F. group : TAC
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Certain N.F.L. players : DTS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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