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ANIMAL WORLD

New York Times, Sunday, September 24, 1972

Author:
George Rose Smith
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 688 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
George Rose Smith has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Clue for 5-Down is as it appeared, with "Zeider," but this should have been "Zuider."
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,443
Across
1. S. A. city : LAPAZ
6. Black bands : CRAPES
12. Cleric : ABBE
16. Product of a schism : SECT
20. With reverent dread : INAWE
21. Sound of gunfire : REPORT
22. Gather : REAP
23. Sprite : PIXIE
24. Tiger : COLLEGECHEER
26. Cow : INTIMIDATE
28. May 15, in old Rome : IDES
29. Be ready for : AWAIT
30. Pleasant refuges : OASES
32. Cheered : YELLED
33. Spread : TED
34. Words of approval : AMENS
35. Spar : SPRIT
36. Early helmets : ARMETS
37. Variety of wheat : SPELT
38. Fur : LAPIN
39. Howe : ELIAS
40. Thwarts : DEFEATS
43. Gorilla : HIREDGUNMAN
45. Old song title : WHO
48. Distributive word : APIECE
49. South, at one time : SOLID
50. Like a piper : PIED
51. Unbend : THAW
52. Pomme de ___ : TERRE
53. Wear for head of family : PANTS
54. Families : CLANS
56. ___ Selassie : HAILE
57. Miss Durbyfield : TESS
58. Wolf : LOBO
59. Certain scores : RUNS
60. Lineman : CENTER
61. Bone: Suffix : OST
62. Kitty : RESERVEFUND
66. Old footwear : GAITERS
67. Archery accessory : QUIVER
69. Dropsy : EDEMA
70. Grieve : SORROW
71. Tavern employe : BOUNCER
73. Lions : CELEBRITIES
75. Elec. unit : AMP
78. One who shirks : EVADER
79. Rider : FARE
80. Small person : RUNT
81. On the blue : ASEA
82. Tandems : BIKES
83. Flower : PANSY
84. Fastening strip : THONG
86. Pigment ore : OCHER
87. Unique object : ONER
88. Block of stamps : PANE
89. Common contraction : ARENT
90. France's F.B.I. : SURETE
91. Word with cent or capita : PER
92. Wolf : EATGREEDILY
95. Postimpressionist : MATISSE
96. Church recesses : APSES
97. Form of address : MADAM
98. Having a trunk : BOLED
99. Cranes : DAVITS
101. 30 days : APRIL
102. Keep out : DEBAR
103. Punch : JAB
106. Hydrangea pink : AURORE
107. Quid pro quo for a mile : AMISS
108. Obscure : BEDIM
109. Own : HAVE
110. Bear : SPECULATOR
112. Bull : ONEPOLICEMAN
115. Points : TINES
116. ___-mi : DORE
117. "But ___ cent for tribute" : NOTONE
118. Ready to diet : OBESE
119. Med. subject : ANAT
120. Decides to : OPTS
121. Virginia and others : STATES
122. Outdoes : BESTS
Down
1. Permitted : LICIT
2. Terminal : ANODE
3. Lost color : PALED
4. Tools : AWLS
5. Zeider, for one : ZEE
6. Worsted yarns : CREWELS
7. Disavow : RECANT
8. Fruit-pest genus : APHIS
9. Burns, e.g. : POET
10. Prior to : ERE
11. Sharpened a razor : STROPPED
12. Rebellious : ARISING
13. Pulitzer poet, 1929 : BENET
14. Sprees : BATS
15. Roof piece : EPI
16. Moves furtively : SIDLES
17. Intensify : EXALT
18. Calls into court : CITES
19. Prepared to drive : TEED
23. Vendor of rhyme : PIEMAN
25. Germ cell : GAMETE
27. 10,000 : MYRIAD
31. Gobi-like : ARID
34. With dispatch : APACE
35. Asian garments : SARIS
36. Dancing girls : ALMES
37. Vaticinators : SEERS
38. Catchy tempo : LILT
39. Grape pigments : ENINS
40. Malay chief : DATTO
41. Dueling weapons : EPEES
42. Fox : FIRSTQUAKER
43. High trump : HONOR
44. ___ about (stirring) : UPAND
45. Skunks : WHITEWASHES
46. More robust : HALER
47. Those in bankruptcy : OWERS
49. Weapon : SABER
51. So much: Mus. : TANTO
53. Hard question : POSER
54. Tiny bit : CRUMB
55. Crescent-shaped : LUNAR
56. They're often apparent : HEIRS
58. Pry : LEVER
60. Inverted V : CARET
62. Grains : RICES
63. Diverges : VEERS
64. Boy's name : EDLEY
65. Retainer : FEE
66. Auction word : GOING
68. ___ the gun : UNDER
70. Barnstorming flier's forte : STUNT
71. Jazz form : BEBOP
72. Sheeplike : OVINE
73. Chair worker : CANER
74. Gentle sarcasm : IRONY
76. Runs into : MEETS
77. Gay ___ : PAREE
79. Teeth : FANGS
81. Stinging : ACRID
83. Cocktail spreads : PATES
84. Experimental use : TRIAL
85. Pilot's place : HELM
86. ___ Mongolia : OUTER
88. Soft color : PASTEL
89. Eng. essayist and others : ADDISONS
90. Delicatessen item : SALAMI
92. Greek region : EPIRUS
93. Realms : EMPIRES
94. Corn crop : EARS
95. Certain art pieces : MOBILES
96. Shore bird : AVOCET
98. "Thy will ___ . . . " : BEDONE
99. Poe's detective : DUPIN
100. Playing field : ARENA
101. Spiritless, old style : AMORT
102. Storehouse : DEPOT
103. U.S. outlaw : JAMES
104. Seaman's shout : AVAST
105. Czech patriot : BENES
106. Movie dog : ASTA
107. On the roof : ATOP
108. Greek letter : BETA
109. Goddess of youth : HEBE
111. Flurry : ADO
113. "___ a chance" : NOT
114. Thickset horse : COB

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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