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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.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 5-Down is as it appeared, with "Zeider," but this should have been "Zuider."

1
L
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A
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P
4
A
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Z
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C
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R
8
A
9
P
10
E
11
S
12
A
13
B
14
B
15
E
16
S
17
E
18
C
19
T
20
I
N
A
W
E
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R
E
P
O
R
T
22
R
E
A
P
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P
I
X
I
E
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C
O
L
L
E
25
G
E
C
H
E
E
R
26
I
N
T
I
27
M
I
D
A
T
E
28
I
D
E
S
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A
W
A
I
T
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O
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A
S
E
S
32
Y
E
L
L
E
D
33
T
E
D
34
A
M
E
N
S
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S
P
R
I
T
36
A
R
M
E
T
S
37
S
P
E
L
T
38
L
A
P
I
N
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E
L
I
A
S
40
D
41
E
42
F
E
A
T
S
43
H
I
R
E
D
G
44
U
N
M
A
N
45
W
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H
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O
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A
P
I
E
C
E
49
S
O
L
I
D
50
P
I
E
D
51
T
H
A
W
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T
E
R
R
E
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P
A
N
T
S
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C
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L
A
N
S
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H
A
I
L
E
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T
E
S
S
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L
O
B
O
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R
U
N
S
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C
E
N
T
E
R
61
O
S
T
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R
E
S
E
R
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V
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E
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F
U
N
D
66
G
A
I
T
E
R
S
67
Q
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U
I
V
E
R
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E
D
E
M
A
70
S
O
R
R
O
W
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B
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O
U
N
C
E
R
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C
E
L
E
B
R
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I
T
I
E
S
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A
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M
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P
78
E
V
A
D
E
R
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F
A
R
E
80
R
U
N
T
81
A
S
E
A
82
B
I
K
E
S
83
P
A
N
S
Y
84
T
85
H
O
N
G
86
O
C
H
E
R
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O
N
E
R
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P
A
N
E
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A
R
E
N
T
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S
U
R
E
T
E
91
P
E
R
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E
A
T
G
R
93
E
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E
D
I
L
Y
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M
A
T
I
S
S
E
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A
P
S
E
S
97
M
A
D
A
M
98
B
O
L
E
D
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D
100
A
V
I
T
S
101
A
P
R
I
L
102
D
E
B
A
R
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J
104
A
105
B
106
A
U
R
O
R
E
107
A
M
I
S
S
108
B
E
D
I
M
109
H
A
V
E
110
S
P
E
C
U
L
111
A
T
O
R
112
O
113
N
E
P
O
L
I
114
C
E
M
A
N
115
T
I
N
E
S
116
D
O
R
E
117
N
O
T
O
N
E
118
O
B
E
S
E
119
A
N
A
T
120
O
P
T
S
121
S
T
A
T
E
S
122
B
E
S
T
S
© 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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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